The Naked Voice Wisdom School

  • Hollyhock Leadership Centre Hollyhock Leadership Centre
  • 445 Highfield Road, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sep 1 - 6, 2019 (6 days)
  • Single w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,860.00 Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* - CAD $1,800.00 Couple w/ensuite* - CAD $1,650.00 Couple w/shared bathroom* - CAD $1,500.00 Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* - CAD $1,800.00 Twin w/ensuite* - CAD $1,650.00 Twin w/shar

About This Event

Your naked voice is your authentic voice. It is the muscle and mouthpiece of your heart. Once heard, it moves through you like a river. Its resonance touches a wisdom inside you, opens a gateway into the landscape of your soul. Your naked voice will awaken new dimensions of your consciousness, beyond ‘right and wrong’ where your personal and universal spirit can meet as one unified sound.

The Naked Voice Wisdom School provides a multi-faceted and supportive listening environment where you will access, embody and express the voice of your truth through a discovery of the seamless connection between your spoken and sung voice, as one undivided wholeness. Through the practice of sound with energy movement, sacred sonic codes, self-inquiry and spontaneous expression inspired by your poetic imagination, you will access your naked voice in ways you never imagined possible – and all sourced from the music of silence. This empowering vocal journey enables you to integrate your highest aspirations with your grounded purpose on earth, as you come home to yourself through your sound, again and again, discovering what it is to be fully inside your own skin.

Your naked voice is also a unique bridge between you and the rest of the world. Naked Voice Wisdom explores vocal sound as a transformative catalyst for the evolution of conscious loving relationships. Once fully embodied, your unique sound dissolves alienation and loneliness, transforms depression into longing and belonging, navigates conflict co-creatively, restores coherence, harmonizes cultural differences, ignites the compassionate heart, and inspires courageous outcomes.

Once found, your true voice becomes a shining torch that unearths shadow, melting the frozen music of personal history. Your natural sound and the singing melodies of your soul, bypass the rational mind, and activate a quality of surrender or kenosis (letting go) that releases self-limiting beliefs, possessive and narcissistic habits of mind. As self-confidence returns, self-remembrance arises from within, re-uniting you with your sovereign Self. The Naked Voice is an all-inclusive wisdom tree that invites you into a direct experience of unconditional loving presence. You will find yourself in an empowering ‘singing field’ where the individual and the collective are one interconnected community. There, you will discover a resonance of Love that will revolutionize your life and the lives of those around you. This journey can no longer be ignored or silenced.

This Five Day in-depth retreat is designed for newcomers and committed practitioners alike. Everyone is welcome. To clarify if this retreat is for you, you are welcome to book a 1-to-1 Voiceline (Online session) with Chloe beforehand. For more information go to (contact info blocked) and email (contact info blocked) to arrange a booking.

Preparation: You will benefit most by exploring Chloe’s life’s work book, “The Naked Voice, Transform Your life through the Power of Sound” and her Sounds True audio-book, “Awakening through Sound.” You can also download Chloe’s solo albums, “Fierce Wisdom”, “Thousand Ways of Light”, “Devi”, “Sura”, “Contemporary Devotion” and more online. 

Hollyhock definitely captured my heart. The food is wonderfully balanced and full of flavour. The garden is mesmerizing and the staff is always welcoming with a smile. Accommodation was comfortable and clean. There is something enchanting about this place that is calling me back ~ Monica G

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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.

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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • 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”.

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 ideas:

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.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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