Hollyhock Retreats
Hollyhock Retreats

Firefly Insights and Four Ways to Freedom Presents:

Level Up: An Evolutionary Oddyssey in Nature

A Mindfulness based personal and professional development retreat

  Are you feeling a call to transform, to leap into what’s next? In our rapidly shifting world, the daily grind can obscure the path to personal and professional growth.

We know you need time to dig deep, so we’ve crafted an immersive haven in nature’s embrace, a canvas for deep reflection, creation, and release. 

Join kindred spirits on a Canadian west coast retreat, where the status quo no longer suffices, and personal alchemy beckons. Amidst pristine landscapes, you’ll signal your evolving self:

Wake up, Shake up, Shape up, Mess Up, and Play to truly


Uncover your personal evolution through movement, meditation, and creativity. Fine tune the following vital 5 facets:

Conscientious Leadership

Creativity in Motion

Present Moment Awareness

Kindness and Compassion in Challenges

Integrating Inner and Outer Worlds


What: Mindfulness based Personal & Professional Development (Dharma – Meditation – Movement – Art)

Where: HollyHock Retreat Center – Cortes Island in Western Canada

When: August 28 – Sept 4, 2024


The well designed programs of Evangelos & Nishta are truly valuable and transformative. Through meditation, movement and inquiry I managed to phrase my mission in life and find my purpose. I feel very inspired and ready to find my way to freedom

Floor Leemans – Belgium

Level Up Retreat

Guides you can trust

Jennifer Williams, Evangelos Diavolitsis, Nishta Matarese

Firefly Insights + Four Ways to Freedom


Workshop Fees: $1479 + HST

Join us for an epic 7 night stay at Hollyhock – enjoy weekly garden tours, naturalist activities (hikes, morning canoeing, evening star talks, bird walks), Oyster Beach BBQ, Coffee/Tea/Fruit & Toast bar (24 hrs), Morning Yoga (most days), 3 gourmet locally sourced meals a day, amazing homesteads nestled in nature, all workshop activities and teachings.

Accommodation + gourmet meals booked through Hollyhock directly.

Cost for the 7-nights for 3 gourmet meals daily and a 7-night stay ranges from  CAD $1000 – CAD $3000 Canadian depending on your room choice.

 Group travel to Hollyhock can be coordinated from Vancouver.  Once you are registered we will reach out to see if you are interested in this option.

Nature and our finely crafted process will open doors to fresh perspectives, nurturing evolution. Be it in relationships, communication, creativity, or self-understanding, we’ve got it covered, and it’s exhilarating!

Sample Daily Program

You awake nestled in the forest.

Choose morning meditation, yoga or linger in bed.

Coffee, tea and breakfast await you, overlooking the ocean.

Each morning we will gather with intention. 

Sessions are interactive and transformative: we call it Plerking (Playing-Learning-Working)

Lunch will be served overlooking the ocean. Sit outside and take a deep breath.

Each afternoon we will have time for integration and for going deeper. Go for swim in the ocean, enjoy a moment in the hot tub. Go for a walk in the organic vegetable garden.

Our programming will continue into dinner.

Gourmet dinners each day will nourish you.

In the evening we may gather, play, explore, or simply spend time together.

Sample Daily Schedule 

Arrival Day

13.00 – 16.00 Arrivals & Transitioning (Free time, Settle,  Rest)
16.30- 18.00 Welcome Session
18.30 – 19.30 Dinner
20.00 – 21.30 Opening Session

 Consecutive Days (there will be a half day off for integration time and excursions )

7.00 – 7.45 Body Openings + Meditation
8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast
9.00 – 10.00 Personal Integration
10.00 – 12.15 Program Session
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30. – 15.00 Personal Integration
15.00 – 17.00 Program Session
17.00 – 17.30 Tea Break
17.30 – 18.30 Optional Activity + Personal Practice/Integration
18.30 – 19.30 Dinner
20.00 – 21.30 Evening Program Session


“This work is brilliant! My body is clearing a whole lot of everything right now. I’m re-inventing myself on all levels”

— Louisa Vasquez, Transformational Business Leader, Barcelona, Spain

Have questions? – reach out, we are happy to answer them for you: Jennifer@fireflyinsights.ca.