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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Judyth Weaver, PhD

Judyth O. Weaver, PhD is a multifaceted teacher and counsellor, incorporating extensive training in diverse areas. She holds a Ph.D. in Reichian Psychology and is the creator and founding chair of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute Ph.D. Program in Somatic Psychology. She taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA) for 25 years and at other graduate schools in the S.F. Bay area as well as being founding faculty at Naropa Institute, (Boulder, CO) in the 1970’s, creating it’s T’ai Chi Ch’uan program. She is certified in Reichian Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Pre- and Perinatal Therapy and as a teacher of Tai Chi Chuan, her personal practice of over 50 years. She is a senior teacher of the Rosen Method and Sensory Awareness, which she began studying in 1968, after her return from 3 years studying in Japan, half of which was spent in a Zen Rinzai Buddhist monastery.

Judyth has been a workshop leader since the early 1970s at various centres such as Esalen Institute, Hollyhock, and Cold Mountain Institute, the precursor of HH. She continues to teach in Japan, Mexico, and elsewhere internationally. Judyth was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapy at their conference in 2018.