Join the next Gathering 12 – 17 May 2019 hosted by Hollyhock, BC, Canada

Connect with your peers from other centers around the world.

Share wisdom and experience in an open and creative way

Participate in mutual learning and support

Exchange practical ideas, insights and information

Bond through shared values and intentions

Enjoy heartfelt nourishment and inspiration

To preserve the quality and depth of our dialogue
this is more of an intimate gathering than large scale conference.

We offer places for a maximum of two people from each organization
and have a bursary fund to encourage diversity.

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Hollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. They are committed to renewing their relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories they are guests.

Since 1982 Hollyhock has built upon the history of this land as a place of gathering, a pioneering homestead, and the site of an important human potential education centre. On this foundation of gathering, pioneering and learning, Hollyhock’s founders dreamed of creating a lifelong learning and leadership curriculum to inspire, nourish and support people intent on service to a better world.

Hollyhock became a not-for-profit in 2006 to strengthen carrying out their mission into the future. We welcome you to this thriving centre for skill-building, lifelong learning and stewardship of the natural world, inspiring, nourishing and supporting people making the world better for another 30+ years.


Accommodation Package
Five nights lodging
Three organic, vegetarian buffets daily
Oyster BBQ

Tuition Package
Morning Yoga
Morning Rowing
Birding Walks
Guided Hikes
Full schedule of daily events
Program fee to Holistic Centers Network


Dorm Room

CAD $750 per person.
Single or bunk bed (four to six people per dorm).
Each dorm room has private bath.

Standard Room with View

CAD $1110 per person twin.
CAD $1470 per person single.
1 or 2 double beds with shared bath.

Premium Room with View

CAD $1250 per person twin.
1 or 2 double beds with private bath.

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Details of the program fee, in addition to the accommodation price, are outlined below.

Please note single rooms are limited and we aim to accommodate 60 participants.
We encourage you to consider sharing a room to deepen the learning and bonding experience!

Booking Information

Reserve your place by 31 January, 2019 and enjoy the 10% preseason rate discount.
A deposit of CAD $395.00 is required by that date.

Seniors can enjoy the 15% rate discount, this is instead of the preseason discount.
All discounts apply to accommodation rates only.

The Program Fee of CAD $495 per person is in addition to the accommodation price. 10% of taxes/fees will apply to the tuition fee.
The cost is approx USD $385 (similar to the Program Fee last year of USD$335).

Final date for bookings is one month prior, April 12th.
Hollyhock’s cancellation policy will apply to any change of booking.

Travel Information

Please plan to arrive Sunday May 12th between 4 and 6pm and depart Friday May 17th by 1pm.

The seaplane from Vancouver-Cortes Island-Vancouver is approx CAD$370 per person each way.
The cost is based on 10 people on each flight. This is the most graceful and affordable travel option.

If you’re interested in the group travel option, please advise via the registration form and we’ll send more details.

Travel Information

Massage and Healing Arts

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Pre-Gathering Workshop

Hollyhock, 8-12 May
A Hidden Wholeness: Leading from Within

There is a built-in longing to be who we are; the ongoing discovery of our unique selfhood.
Guided by principles and practices of a safe, respectful, quiet, and disciplined space; we are invited to realize our potential.
Revitalize resilience and courage to sustain your passion, compassion, and vocation.

Dan Hines is a Courage & Renewal® facilitator, priest, and political activist.

Tuition fee CAD $495

What Previous Participants Say

As participants we share respect, openness and compassion with each other, and these values create a safe space for collaboration. It’s a great blend of inspiration and practical learning. The Gathering is important to connect as peers and develop friendships, to strengthen the holistic vision though our communities, and to have a stronger impact globally.

Isabelle Duchesneau
Executive Director, Le Monastère des Augustines

I have been a part of the annual Gathering since 2014. It has been life-enriching and purpose-enhancing for me. The knowledge exchanged is invaluable. I feel inspired and empowered. It also comforts me to know that we share so much in common, even the challenges and issues both in our communities and in our societies of different cultures and political systems. Also, the friendships I have developed are profound. I feel connected and supported both personally and professionally.

Sean Feng
Education Director, Bene Wellness Institute, China

I went to my first gathering in 2017. It’s amazing to know there’s a whole world of holistic centers and realize that Esalen Institute is not alone in this plight. The kinship, connection and support that flowed through the gathering and afterwards have been very inspirational and nourishing for my personal and professional development. Having friends and colleagues who really understand the successes and challenges of non-profit holistic world is priceless. I’m really looking forward to connecting with old friends and making new connections this year.

Tatyana Sanikovich
HR Director, Esalen Institute

Relax and Rejuvenate

Garden Tours:
Explore the beautiful French-intensive garden with Hollyhock gardeners

Morning Row:
Watch sunrise from the water, paddling on the lookout for whales

Morning Birding Walk:
Observe and learn to identify local birds with Hollyhock’s naturalist

Guided Hike:
Tour ancient forests listening to stories about the island’s unique flora,
fauna and history, from Hollyhock’s naturalist

Exceptional Bodywork:
Rejuvenate body and mind, and feel revitalized with highly skilled, professional practitioners

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