Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Loretta (Lo) Laurin

Loretta (Lo) Laurin (they/she) facilitates meaningful and moving experiences.

They have taught a variety of embodiment modalities for over 15 years along the West Coast, including yoga, pilates, fitness, and partner dance. Lo’s unique fusion classes, workshops, and retreats strike a balance between grounded depth and light-hearted play.

Lo is also a life coach and is completing a Masters of Counselling Psychology to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Their coaching/counselling style centers somatics (mind-body integration) and trauma-informed, socially-just practices.

Lo also moves big ideas and groups as a Communications and Event Production Consultant, working with non-profits, unions, and social enterprises. Notable projects include producing the Justice as Trauma conference. They were Hollyhock’s Communications Manager for over 5 years and are a co-founder of the social enterprise Shift Delivery Co-op. They have certificates in Applied Human Nutrition, Sustainable Community Development, Religious Studies, and Liberal Arts.

Lo is based in the unceded Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) territories (Vancouver, BC). Learn more about their current classes and offerings by signing up for their seasonal newsletter.


Events with Loretta (Lo) Laurin

Body, Breath & Nature
August 9 - 14, 2024

Take a step outside of everyday life and reconnect to the landscape of your breath and body in nature. Reset and re-regulate your nervous system with an integration of yoga, pilates, and nature immersion. This is an opportunity to prioritize your self-care, decrease stress, and reinvigorate your capacity for balance.…