Georgia Marvin

Georgia Marvin is a Senior Trainer with the international Hakomi Network.

Ron Kurtz portrait
Georgia Marvin trained with Ron Kurtz, the founder of Hakomi, for 10 years and is a “legacy holder” of his work.

She studied with Ron Kurtz, the founder of Hakomi, for 10 years until his death in 2011. Ron Kurtz named Georgia in his will as one of seven “legacy holders” of his work.

Georgia supports Hakomi internationally in many ways:

  • Leads the Vancouver Hakomi Education Network, which offers Hakomi training, circles, and coaching in Vancouver and other parts of Canada.
  • Trains in Mexico, Japan, and Norway, and contributes to the development of those training programs.
  • Collaborates with Donna Martin and others on promoting Hakomi internationally via the International Hakomi Network.

Georgia loves the Hakomi method because it blends subtle and masterful tools of psychotherapy with Buddhist principles of mindfulness and compassion to provide its students with a life-long practice of self study.

She shared the love of Hakomi with her partner, Jeff Chernove, until his death in December 2014.

Outside of Hakomi, Georgia has served as director and chairman of boards in the private and the public sectors, such as the Board of Governors of Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and postgraduate teaching diplomas from UBC and the University of Calgary.