Jeffrey Williams is an innovative multi-disciplinary visionary who has taught and facilitated transformation and vitality arts since 1999. He has synthesized traditional and alternative wellness and medicine systems from all over the world with modern science to develop his cutting edge modalities for experiencing human potential and increased vitality and longevity. Jeffrey has taught at Holistic Centers for 18 years and in November 2018 joined us as a keynote speaker for the International Holistic Wellness Forum in Beijing. [Read more…]
By Swami Lalitananda
“Stimulating, invigorating, expansive, interconnected” – these are a few words that come to mind as I reflect on my six days at the Holistic Centres Network (HCN) Gathering on Cortes Island in May. “In the spirit of collaboration….” is the HCN’s motto. “Radical collaboration” is one of Yasodhara Ashram’s key themes for 2019. A perfect match. [Read more…]
A month before the Centers Gathering at Hollyhock in B.C. Canada, 12-17 May, I received an email from our friend and HCN Board member Sean. “Bene Wellness is going to hold a new product launch on May 20th in Beijing,” he wrote. “Songlin sends his invitation to you as VIP guest for the ceremony. We totally understand if you can’t make it.” The invite to return to China in a few weeks came as a surprise.
Although I knew the date clashed with our annual HCN Board meeting I was intrigued to find out more. “It’s a new program series that’s been inspired by our experience at Findhorn last year,” Sean explained and I smiled at the news. He’d already booked his flight which meant missing the HCN Board meeting and I knew that wasn’t an option for me. I had a week in my diary where I could potentially travel though and knew I wanted to support our partnership with Bene Wellness. [Read more…]
As a follow-up to their presentation at the HCN Centers Gathering at Hollyhock last month, Retreat Guru have released findings from the 2019 Tech Stack Survey. The report identifies commonly used software in key categories and highlights user satisfaction levels. If you are looking for a new app, learn which are popular. If you are already tech-deep, compare your stack with others. You might be surprised by some of their findings. [Read more…]
On the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, join the IONS 18th International Conference as we break through preconceptions, tap into uncharted wells of wisdom, and build a launchpad for a future we can look forward to.
Hear the latest science in consciousness and extraordinary human capacities, engage with innovative technology and healing arts, and connect with a passionate global community. Four days of mind expanding science, heart-opening experience, and deep transformation. [Read more…]
“Thank you for a wonderful Centers Gathering! HCN really put together a fantastic event, and it was such fun to visit Hollyhock. It was so great to participate this year, and I appreciate Terry and I being invited to hold the session on Leadership. I can’t wait to brainstorm possible follow-up ideas. There was certainly a lot of interest in the material, so maybe we can plan some webinars…” [Read more…]
From 12 – 17 May representatives from holistic centers in Canada, the US, UK, Italy, Iceland, Sri Lanka, China and Australia will be together for the annual Holistic Centers Gathering. This has taken place for over 35 years at different locations and in 2019 is being hosted by Hollyhock on the beautiful island of Cortes in British Colombia. Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. It’s the ideal environment for our peer to peer learning community.
In 2018 Omega in upstate New York were the hosts and their digital team captured the spirit of the gathering in this 4 minute video. We welcome you on the journey with us as we prepare to gather once again. This year friends and colleagues from nearly 40 centers are meeting, with some folk joining for the first time as the Gathering continues to magnetise centers.
During our annual Centers Gathering, hosted by Hollyhock 12-17 May 2019, our overall theme is the Inter-generational transfer of Leadership. Many participants have commented on how relevant this is for them. During the week we’ll also cover a range of topics including;
- Leadership and communication
- The role of money in transformation
- Education and programming
- Marketing and analytics
- Sustainability and spirituality
For a truly holistic experience there will also be morning yoga and meditation, rowing and birdwatching. In the afternoons you can relax with a healing massage, or enjoy more active outdoor time; sailing, kayaking or hiking. Or you might want to dive deeper into an area of interest and join a small focus group. [Read more…]
By Jonathan Caddy
Hands in a circle, the candle, discovery games, angels, play, warmth, heart opening, deep sharing, transformation all held in an environment of beauty and supported by a diverse community of open, giving people – yes it is the Findhorn Foundation’s Experience Week and all those who have been there smile and remember and those that haven’t scratch their heads and wonder what this is all about? [Read more…]
I was deeply saddened to wake on Easter Sunday and read about the tragic events in Sri Lanka. I reached out to our friend Charika Marasinghe and we’ve been in close contact this week. Charika and I first met at Findhorn a few years ago and she joined us for the Centers Gathering at Omega last year. As a Senior Consultant in Human Rights, Child Rights, Child Protection & Institutional Development, and a Mindfulness Trainer, she is a remarkable woman.