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.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Anne Pitman

Anne Pitman (M.Sc., E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, Pain Care Yoga certified) has her masters in Kinesiology and is the Director of the Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy with over 40 years of experience in teaching somatic movement, training embodied yoga teachers and pioneering yoga therapy in Canada. She is a practicing certified Yoga Therapist at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre and has extensive experience accompanying people who are facing cancer with compassionate listening and safe, accessible yoga practice.  She teaches Mindful Aging at the University of Ottawa and has recently co-written a book, Yoga Therapy Across the Cancer Care Continuum


Events with Anne Pitman

Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy to Support the Lived Experience of Cancer
May 22 - 26, 2024

“Anne creates a space and practice for conversations dealing with ongoing processing of  cancer diagnosis, treatment, healing, grief, fear of reoccurrence and, importantly, how to support ourselves and loved ones experiences at our own pace.” – past participant Cancer changes us. It is, in itself, a full-time job: the immediate…