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

Jennifer Lorca

Jennifer Lorca, BSN, is a Somatic Therapist with the Centre for Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy®, former hospice nurse, Pain BC patient partner, advocate & volunteer, End of Life Doula, holistic health practitioner, and Spoonie. Her background in theatre (acting, writing, movement, voice) and energy modalities (Energy Medicine Yoga®, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch) create a multimodal approach to health and wholeness and enriches her work as an MBST® practitioner, mentor, and facilitator.

Jenny’s own lived experience with complex chronic disease has given her a greater depth of understanding of the multiple dimensions of pain, stress, trauma, and chronic and life-limiting illness… and of healing. She is dedicated to walking alongside individuals and families at any and all points along their health and wellness continuum.

Jenny is a vocal advocate for warm beverages, cat naps, and all-day pajamas – and she carries a kazoo in every purse.