PAST Artists and Healers
(To read their full bios, please click on their name.)
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is a facilitator, healer, and educator. A self-proclaimed dreamer and doer, she is the founder of Transforming Ways, a holistic healing practice that helps individuals create greater health and happiness. Her life’s work also encompasses a decade of work in the youth development and education sectors as a trainer, field researcher, and curriculum/tool developer. Her passion and mission in life is to empower individuals and communities by providing them with tools to create personal and social change.
Mari Luna is a combination of the two first names given by each of her parents. Her mother's middle name was chosen so Mari Luna would always carry her spirit. Her father's name was a spirit name that he gave her when he noticed her special relationship with the butterflies. No matter how much Mari Luna tried keeping this name silent it always came back to her by other people. Her grandparents on her dad's side have passed away; only her maternal grandma is still here. Mari Luna grew up with one grandparent who taught her the power of prayer and energy. Since she was little, her family raised her in an intentional extended family setting. Growing up, Mari Luna called her grandmother Ma and always felt super lucky to have two moms. Mari Luna recently relocated back to her birthplace, San Francisco, from a reservation in the four corners of the southwest.
Ramona Soto is an arts educator, scientific editor, and communicator who specializes in helping people get in touch with what they really love. She’s interested in many things and usually finds herself immersed in art, words, music, and science. Ramona has seen how effective the arts are for helping people find their true selves and communicate with the outside world. In addition, she has taught short, interactive science lessons as her alter ego, Madame Molecule. It all connects!
Kapi'olani Lee more information coming soon.
The 14 Black Poppies Artist and Healer Network
The goal of the 14 Black Poppies Artist and Healer Network is three-fold: