Alchemy of the Forest: October 18th-25th, 2020
This retreat is booked entirely through Hollyhock Retreat Center. Please click on RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY below for payment to the Center. Wild Communion does not accept payment for this event.
The ancient alchemists combined substances and used the influence of their own minds to study the transmutation of matter and of spirit. As experienced forest therapy guides we have been observing something similar: when the discursive mind becomes quieter and the intelligence of the heart comes to the foreground, a new consciousness emerges. Alchemy of the Forest is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest.
Hollyhock is located on Cortes Island; a place where warm waters, ancient cedars and snow capped mountain reside together. The history of the center is a story in and of itself, with many people's visions, hard work and love involved.
The food served at Hollyhock is without rival. The views are breathtaking. For many, it is the quintessential destination retreat. They offer over 80 programs each year to assist in our connection to ourselves, nature, and community.
The Cortes Island campus rests in the traditional and ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. The Center is committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples whose territories they are the current stewards of.
We hope you join us. Please follow the link below. Lodging and tuition both will be processed by Hollyhock.