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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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Linda Lopes

Linda Lopes (she/her) is a yoga, meditation, and Reiki practitioner based in Brooklyn, New York serving youth and adults. She discovered her mat a decade ago through a mentor, who she always refers to as the catalyst for change in her life.  While in search of happiness, joy, and love; she soon realized that what she and most of us long for can be found within. She teaches from a trauma-informed lens and actively creates and holds spaces for BIPOC to come together and heal. When she is not teaching, you can find her dancing with her eyes closed and cuddling with her beloved cat.