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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Sandy Wiggins

Sandy Wiggins is certified as a Breathwork Practitioner and Psycho-Spiritual Facilitator by the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance and the Inspiration Consciousness School and Community, where he serves as a teacher and mentor. He is also a member of the International Breathwork Foundation. He is trained in Integrative Breathwork, Grof  Breathwork (holotropic breathwork), Therapeutic Breathwork, and Coherent Breathing. He is a certified insight meditation teacher and, as a lifelong student of Eastern, Western, and indigenous spiritual traditions, has studied, practiced, and taught numerous meditation and transformational techniques over 45 years, including Vipassana, Transcendental Meditation and advanced techniques, Zen, and Kriya Yoga. He studied Archetypal Patterns at the Assisi Institute and has done extensive study of the Enneagram with the Enneagram Institute.

Sandy facilitates breathwork, experiential workshops, communities of practice and retreats focused on personal and cultural transformation around the globe. He is a co-creator and facilitator of The Choosing Earth Project, whose mission is to catalyze personal and societal awakening to the critical challenges to humanity’s future and to foster a relational consciousness grounded in our connection with a Living Universe. He also serves as Chief Learning Officer for Future Tide Partners, a field building collaborative focused on equipping individuals and institutions to shift consciousness, culture and capital toward an inclusive and flourishing future.

“Each of us has the capacity to be fully awake and fully alive. In fact, this is what we are called to be from the moment of our first breath. It is our destiny. It is also what is most needed in the world. The stories that dominate our lives, our unconscious beliefs, cultural conditioning, transpersonal conditioning, perinatal experiences, childhood wounds, and physical and emotional trauma are some of the barriers that keep us from this destiny. Breath is a portal through which we can heal and transcend all of that, enabling us to access our innate capacity to be fully awake and fully alive. As a practitioner, I work with individuals and groups using breath to activate this capacity that we all possess.”