Effortless Mastery Liberating the Creative Spirit Within - Kenny Werner, May 2018 - Cortes Island, Canada

About us

Are you ready to discover the “master creator” who lives within? Kenny’s revolutionary process of Effortless Mastery – originally meant for musicians to remove the blocks to their creative process – was found to be equally valuable and profound for the businessman inhibited by the consequences of his decisions, or the golfer and the consequences of his next swing. The practice of Effortless Mastery releases the master creator within everyone and is applicable to any aspect of life.

Kenny will guide you through his process during his retreats, talks and master classes. Through intimate conversation and sparkling demonstrations at the piano, he will show you how to enter what he calls “the space,” a realm of effortless thinking, inspiration, and freedom in which creativity and confidence arise and grow naturally. Detaching from the mind’s thought habits connects one with their heart and their true intellect.

Kenny Werner is the artistic director of the Berklee Effortless Mastery Institute. He believes that mastery is available to everyone. An accomplished jazz pianist in his own right, he uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music. His book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within, praised by Herb Alpert as “the definitive book on how to free your creative soul,” has in the last 20 years become one of the most widely read books on music and improvisation, and has helped thousands of musicians around the world unlock their talent and potential. - kennywerner.com

Effortless Mastery can open the door and get you in touch with your own uniqueness. Effortless Mastery is simple, direct, perfect…and profound. ~ Herb Albert

Venue Highlights

Hollyhock sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with the First Nations peoples on whose territories we 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 our mission into the future. With your help we can keep this as a 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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant

Schedule

There’s so much to discover during your stay!
No two days are alike. Here’s an example schedule:

a.m.
6:00 – 7:00 • Meditation or Weekly Morning Row
7:00 – 8:00 • Yoga/Movement (most days)
8:30 – 9:30 • Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 • Weekly Garden Tour
9:30 – 12:30 • Program Session

p.m.
12:30 – 1:30 • Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 • Weekly Guided Hike, Sailing or Kayaking, Massage

3:00 – 6:00 • Program Session
6:00 – 6:30pm • Weekly Oyster Barbecue
6:30 – 7:30 • Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 • Program Session or Open presentation by visiting faculty (1-3 per week)

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

A feast for the senses! Renowned fresh, sumptuous food has made our Hollyhock kitchen famous. Our French-Intensive garden supplies vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers to each meal, gracing your table with food that is nourished with care every step of the way.

Our healthy, organic, vegetarian fare features ingredients from our abundant gardens located just outside our kitchen door, and well as local BC foods.

Meals at Hollyhock are globally-inspired and prepared with love and skill in our Hollyhock kitchen. Enjoy weekly wild seafood dinners and beach-side oyster appetizer barbecues. We serve organic grains and organic produce sourced locally, whenever possible. Organic herbs, flowers, greens, and vegetables are harvested daily from the Hollyhock garden. Our orchard produces many beautiful fruits featured on the dessert menu seasonally and served in our 24/7 fruit bowl, offering. Our meals are created and served “family style”.

Accommodations

A variety of accommodations are located throughout our lush campus, ranging in price to suit most budgets. Choose from private, beachfront or ocean facing rooms, dorm-style lodging or cabins that nestle in the quiet seclusion of the forest. Our beautiful campsites are also available, with a cedar bath house conveniently located for your use.

Room fees include all Hollyhock basics, like stimulating presenter evenings, delicious, organic meals, morning yoga/meditation classes, guided naturalist walks and tours of the garden, as well as luxurious soaks in our ocean-view hot-tubs. Telephones and wireless Internet are centrally located.

Room Options Include:
Single: 1 Person
Twin: Couple or Friends, 2 beds.
Couple: Couples or Friends sharing 1 bed.
Family/Friends: 3 or more adult friends or family /2 beds
Dorm: Up to 6 people/bunk beds
Tenting with full-service bath house (bring your own tent and bedding)
Roommates can be assigned, upon request, in twin and dorm rooms only.

Directions

Our address is: PO Box 127, Manson’s Landing
Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada

There are a variety of ways to get here. They include:

Seaplane:
1 hr from Vancouver
2 hrs from Seattle

Fly & Water Taxi:
2 hrs from Vancouver
3 hrs from Seattle

Roadtrip
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle

Public Trnsport (Ferry)
Approx 6 hrs from Vancouver
Approx 10 hrs from Seattle

Other Options:

Rideshare:
Lighten your footprint and cost by sharing a ride with a fellow Hollyhock traveler – you might make a new friend! Create a free account on our secure Ride Share Board.

Electric Charging Station:
We are proud to offer an electric vehicle charging station on campus. Plan your stops with PlugShare.

Hollyhock Shuttle:
Complimentary for Onsite guests to and from ferry, seaplane, water taxi and ferries.

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