Network

The Holotropic Breathwork® facilitators listed on this site are have completed a 600+ hour training and received their certification from Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT). They have agreed to practice within the guidelines of two documents: the Principles of Holotropic Breathwork® and Ethical Guidelines of Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioners.

The Principles of Holotropic Breathwork® can be found here.

The Ethical Guidelines of Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioners can be found here.



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    Marc B. Aixalà

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Marc B. Aixalà

    Spain

    Marc B. Aixalà (module teacher and facilitator) is a Telecommunication Engineer and Psychologist with Master studies in Integrativ...

    Marc B. Aixalà <p><strong>Marc B. Aixalà</strong> (module teacher and facilitator) is a Telecommunication Engineer and Psychologist with Master studies in Integrative and Strategic Therapy. He has been trained in the therapeutic use of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness. Also trained in MDMA assisted-psychotherapy for PTSD by MAPS and the use of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression, Marc is now working as a therapist in a clinical trial with psilocybin in Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona where he also mentors other psychedelic therapists. He has experience as a Team Leader and Trainer in emergency psychological assistance for people going through difficult psychedelic experiences at Boom Festival (Kosmicare 2010-2016).<br><br>Marc collaborates with ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service) by offering integration psychotherapy sessions for people in challenging situations after psychedelic experiences, developing theoretical models of intervention and training and supervising therapists. He is the author of “Psychedelic Integration: non-ordinary logics and the challenges of psychotherapy in expanded states of awareness”.</p> <p>He works as a psychologist in his private practice in Barcelona and offers trainings, lectures and talks related to psychedelic psychotherapy and integration.</p> <p><br></p>
    Laura Io Berg
    Cáit Branigan

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Cáit Branigan

    Cáit Branigan is a Druid and an Ordained Priestess Hierophant of the Western Mystery Tradition, a Healer working within the traditions of Ireland....

    Cáit Branigan <p>Cáit Branigan is a Druid and an Ordained Priestess Hierophant of the Western Mystery Tradition, a Healer working within the traditions of Ireland. She works with individuals for healing at her centre in Co. Wexford. She also works with and teaches groups in Ireland aid internationally. An essential part of her work is in the area of Women’s Mysteries in which she has conducted workshops and ceremonies around the country. She also facilitates sweat lodges within the Irish Tradition and performs Rites of Passage within the community. She is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and a member of the Fellowship of Isis.</p>
    Christine Calvert

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Christine Calvert

    Christine Calvert (teacher and module facilitator) is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator....

    Christine Calvert <p>Christine Calvert (teacher and module facilitator) is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator. She is the founder of Tribe, a conscious sober living home for men in Austin, TX, focusing on a transpersonal and Holotropic approach to recovery and healing. In addition to bringing Holotropic Breathwork® and other experiential workshops to mental health and addiction facilities, she is passionate about the ethics and integrity needed in facilitating expanded-state work; supporting the integration of Holotropic and psychedelic sessions through somatic resourcing; and creative expression, personal ritual, and group support. Her own personal healing journey was greatly influenced by the Holotropic perspective and she feels deeply dedicated to sharing this work with those seeking healing.</p>
    Tami Denice Cartwright

    Facilitator

    Tami Denice Cartwright

    Alberta

    Canada, United States

    Tami Denice is a Soul Centered Coach, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Jungian dreamworker, and an educator with more th...

    Tami Denice Cartwright www.tamidenice.com <!--StartFragment--><p>Tami Denice is a&nbsp;Soul Centered Coach, Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, Jungian dreamworker, and an educator with more than 30 years of corporate leadership experience. </p> <p>Tami is an adventurer who loves hiking in mountains and canyons, and this led her to the Grand Canyon almost a decade ago where she experienced a spontaneous, shamanic initiation/ awakening that changed her life and led her down a fascinating realm of deep study and discovery of the unconscious psyche. </p> <p>She has a passion for the primordial journey of awakening the soul self and has worked directly with many conscious teachers who are changing the outer world starting with the inner world. They include: <a href="https://www.stangrof.com/">Stanislav Grof,</a> <a href="https://www.depthinsights.com/pages/founder.htm">Bonnie Bright</a>,<a href="http://www.holotropic.com/staff/tav-sparks/"> Tav Sparks</a>, <a href="https://www.penelopetarasuk.com/bio">Penelope Tarasuk</a>, <a href="https://www.gilagolub.com/">Gila Golub</a>, <a href="https://www.austinshamaniccenter.com/index.php/about/team">Christina Allen</a>, and <a href="http://monikawikman.weebly.com/">Monika Wickman</a>. Indirectly, she has learned an extensive amount from the master of the unconscious - Carl Jung. </p> <p>Tami teaches in person group or online classes on various depth (unconscious psyche) topics. She facilitates Holotropic Breathwork, and coaches your primordial awakening journey. She is an emerging author, speaker, and advocate for conscious local and global change.</p> <!--EndFragment-->
    K Mari Castle

    Practitioner

    K Mari Castle

    FL

    United States

    Dr. K Mari Castle is Certified as a Holotropic Breathwork p...

    K Mari Castle Breathwork9.com <p><strong>Dr. K <a data-type="page" data-id="12" href="https://breathwork9.com/about-mari/">Mari Castle</a> is Certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner since 2005 and has facilitated over 150 Breathwork sessions. She has a Ph.D. in Wisdom Studies, a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and brings a holistic, psycho-spiritual approach for integrating any internal processes brought forth from the Holotropic Breathwork experience. </strong></p>
    Jim and Annie Compton-Schmidt
    Thomas Francescott

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Thomas Francescott

    Tom Francescott, ND (module facilitator) 

    In 2004, Tom began his personal journey with Holotropic Breathwork after th...

    Thomas Francescott https://drfrancescott.com/ <p><strong>Tom Francescott, ND</strong> (module facilitator)&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2004, Tom began his personal journey with Holotropic Breathwork after the loss of his sister. After having a “lifechanging” experience on the mat, he knew that Holotropic Breathwork was to play a pivotal role in his life and his private practice. In 2007 he became certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. Since then, Tom has helped facilitate many GTT modules, as well as certification. Independently, he loves to offer Holotropic Breathwork workshops, weaving mindfulness, cleansing, and shamanism. On a personal note, Tom and his husband enjoy living on the Hudson River in the Hudson Valley, where Tom was born and raised. In his free time, Tom loves traveling, shamanism, spiritual adventures, and swimming in the ocean. doctortomstonics.com</p> <p><br></p>
    Janet Kingsley

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Janet Kingsley

    WA

    USA

    Janet Kingsley (administration) first visited the Holotropic Breathwork® mat in 2010. It was love at first journe...

    Janet Kingsley <!--StartFragment--><strong>Janet Kingsley</strong> (administration) first visited the Holotropic Breathwork® mat in 2010. It was love at first journey and not quite one year later she was flying off to her first training module in Taos, NM. She embraces the Holotropic paradigm in her everyday life and takes her place on the mat often. Janet certified in 2017 and has apprenticed and facilitated many breathwork workshops. The Pacific Northwest is Janet’s adopted home turf. Born and raised in Minnesota, she moved herself and her daughter to Washington in 1994. In 2015 she began working with GTT as the registrar for modules and workshops and happily accepted the role of office manager in early 2020. Janet is embarking on a new adventure, building a community outreach ministry from the ground up. Gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, community and family are Janet’s deepest loves.<!--EndFragment-->
    Kerry Marumoto

    Facilitator

    Kerry Marumoto

    Kerry Marumoto (module facilitator) spent his career as a senior marketing executive in the ski, outdoor and action sports industries. Shortly afte...

    Kerry Marumoto <p>Kerry Marumoto (module facilitator) spent his career as a senior marketing executive in the ski, outdoor and action sports industries. Shortly after leaving his career, he experienced a series of spontaneous and profound spiritual openings while attending a weeklong retreat in the mountains of New Mexico. Several years later, in the depth of his own Spiritual Emergency, he remembered this previous experience and sought out breathwork as a lifeline and found profound resolution, eventually entering into a 2-year apprenticeship training.</p> <p>In his passionate search for understanding the root nature of the transformational effects of breathwork, he discovered Stan Grof’s work and attended his first GTT modules in 2013. Feeling compelled to continue pursuing his own spiritual exploration, he completed the training and certified in 2015. Intrigued and ever curious about the nuance of the work, he continued apprenticing at the GTT modules and began facilitating on staff in 2018.</p> <p>He lives in the ski resort of Sun Valley, ID and loves spending time in the natural world, kayaking wild rivers, exploring remote mountain peaks and backcountry skiing.</p>
    Laurane McGlynn

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Laurane McGlynn

    Dr. Laurane McGlynn (workshop leader) is a clinical psychologist who integrates mind/body medicine with holistic approaches to healing and transfor...

    Laurane McGlynn https://www.drlauranemcglynn.com/ <p>Dr. Laurane McGlynn (workshop leader) is a clinical psychologist who integrates mind/body medicine with holistic approaches to healing and transformation. She holds doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Child and Adolescent Therapy. In addition, she has advanced training and certifications in mindfulness-based stress reduction, somatic resourcing, Vipassana meditation, Family Systems Therapy, Past-Life Regression and Health Psychology. In 2021, she completed training in Mind/Body medicine from Harvard Medical School. In addition, she is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Integrative Medicine. Laurane has earned licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. She is the Director of the Center for Counseling and Wellness - an integrative holistic healing center in PA. She was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator in 2015. She currently offers weekend workshops and four-day&nbsp;double Holotropic breathwork sessions through Grof Transpersonal Training.</p> <p>Laurane feels her experiences in the Grof Transpersonal Training program have been some of the most deeply healing and profound experiences of her life. She feels honored to have been trained by Stan Grof and Tav Sparks and is deeply committed to continuing their legacy through her teaching and workshops. <!--EndFragment--></p>
    Diana Medina

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Diana Medina

    Diana Medina (training advisor; senior teacher) has been an integral part of the Grof Transpersonal Training staff since 1999. A s...

    Diana Medina <p><strong>Diana Medina</strong> (training advisor; senior teacher) has been an integral part of the Grof Transpersonal Training staff since 1999. A senior GTT workshop leader and teacher, Diana has taught modules and led workshops independently in Colorado, New Mexico, New York and India, as well as working closely with Stan Grof and Tav Sparks at training modules in the U.S., Spain, Ireland,England, South America and Mexico. Diana began her personal breathwork journey in 1993 and was certified in 1998. She lives in a high altitude mountain farming community in southern Colorado and it was in this community she grew up surrounded by a large family deeply embedded in the importance of nature, community and spirituality. Diana has practiced medicine in the specialties of pediatrics and family practice for over 20 years. Recently she has began practicing craniosacral therapy as an adjunct to her interest in holistic healing practices. When she is not working Diana has a passion for African dancing, spending time in nature and enjoying her family and friends. Diana says, “It is a great pleasure being part of the GTT staff and an honor to be a witness and support to people from all over the world in their adventure of self-discovery. What a wonder to feel so deeply this being a member of the world community”</p>
    Alain Menier

    Practitioner

    Alain Menier

    Alain Menier received his certification as a

    Alain Menier https://montrealholotropic.com/en/ <p><strong>Alain Menier</strong> received his certification as a <a href="http://www.holotropic.com/holotropic-breathwork/complete-certified-professional-list/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">holotropic breathwork facilitator</a> in 2011 and has since organized over 80 group workshops and worked with over a thousand participants. He has given conferences about the relatioship between the perinatal experience and the psyche, as well as about Stan Grof’s work. He was the coordinator for Montreal for various <a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33972795/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">studies</a> sponsored by <a href="https://maps.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MAPS</a> between 2017 and 2022. Since 2021, he contributes with <a href="https://therapsil.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Therapsil</a> for their therapists training and act as a consultant for <a href="https://numinus.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Numinus</a>. He has a lifelong passion for music.</p>
    Yulia Meshoyrer

    Facilitator

    Yulia Meshoyrer

    NJ

    USA

        Yulia was born and raised in Russia and moved to New York City in 2005.
    She received my certification as Holotropic Breathwor...

    Yulia Meshoyrer https://holotropicspace.com <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; Yulia was born and raised in Russia and moved to New York City in 2005.<br>She received my certification as&nbsp;Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner in 2014,&nbsp;and has been on facilitation teams in the United States since 2013. Yulia holds a MA degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) with a specialization in Spiritual Psychology, also teaches Kundalini yoga individually and in small groups, and facilitates Holotropic Breathwork workshops on a regular basis.&nbsp;She launched Holotropic Space in 2017 to support a growing international community of Breathers living in or visiting, the NYC area.&nbsp;As Transpersonal Psychologist, Yulia<br>strongly believes in the healing power of non-ordinary states of consciousness.&nbsp;She also facilitate Support groups for people who are undergoing “spiritual emergency” – a transformational crisis, which (when properly understood) could be an opportunity of rising to a new level of awareness and personal growth; or for their family and friends who want to support loved ones in this stage of their life.&nbsp;In these meetings, main focus is&nbsp;on exploration of the different forms of assisting people in psycho-spiritual crises through sharing and seeking understanding that enhances the positive potential of these non-ordinary states of consciousness.</p> <p>In 2020 Yulia and her family partially moved to farmland in New Jersey where she had an opportunity to create her own&nbsp;"Holotropic Space" &nbsp;- a safe and specious&nbsp;space in Colts Neck, NJ, where all group events are taking place.</p>
    Sharanya Naik

    Facilitator

    Sharanya Naik

    Sharanya Naik (module facilitator) is a practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork®, a school teacher and leader, and a massage therapi...

    Sharanya Naik <p><strong>Sharanya Naik</strong> (module facilitator) is a practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork®, a school teacher and leader, and a massage therapist. She has been working in non-ordinary states of consciousness since 1996, was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator in 2003, and has since facilitated the Holotropic process for groups and individuals in many cities in the US and in India. She was the editor of <em>The Inner Door</em> – a journal for Holotropic Breathwork® practitioners. Sharanya is a student of many kinds of bodywork. She is a certified massage therapist, she practices Yoga and Yoga-Nidra and was an Indian Classical and American Modern Dancer for most of her life. She has worked in schools for the last 32 years and been a hospice volunteer. Sharanya has been a student of Peruvian shamanism for 18 years. You can find her at <a target="_blank" href="http://hansaholotropic.com/">hansaholotropic.com</a></p>
    Vicky Nicholson

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Vicky Nicholson

    Vicky Nicholson (teacher; advisor; director of GTT Australia) has a passion both for Holotropic Breathwork and education. She has...

    Vicky Nicholson <p><strong>Vicky Nicholson </strong>(teacher; advisor; director of GTT Australia) has a passion both for Holotropic Breathwork and education. She has worked on staff at GTT training modules since 2005 in Australia and the US and coordinates the Australian modules.She is particularly interested in working with her community and learning to live the Holotropic principles and paradigm of moving towards wholeness as a daily spiritual practice in every-day life.</p> <p>She is an educator in Tasmania, Australia and works alongside Aboriginal people to support teachers and students to improve educational outcomes, particularly for Aboriginal children.</p> <p>Teachers are encouraged to explore and live from an increasingly holistic worldview, as lived by Aboriginal people, to more fully realise their potential as educators for themselves, their students and school communities. Information about the work Vicky and others are doing this field, including videos, can be seen <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theorb.tas.gov.au/">here</a>.</p>
    Robert Park
    Dory Perry

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Dory Perry

    Dory Perry (teacher, module facilitator) began her journey with Holotropic Breathwork® in 2001, after attending a weekend workshop...

    Dory Perry <p><strong>Dory Perry </strong>(teacher, module facilitator) began her journey with Holotropic Breathwork® in 2001, after attending a weekend workshop, led by Stan Grof and Tav Sparks. On the heels of a cancer diagnosis and driven by the need for meaning and a more expansive perspective, her experience was profound and life affirming/altering. She began attending weeklong Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) modules, integrating the work into her life as an ongoing spiritual practice and developing a deep trust in the work and in the inner, ancient wisdom within each of us. In 2005, she was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator. As a GTT staff member, she regularly serves on facilitating teams for residential training modules.</p> <p>Dory has an MSEd, with a focus on writing and literacy. A writer, musician, and filmmaker, she has spent much of her life working in the arts and has a particular interest in the power of writing, sound, and visual storytelling as healing and integrative practices. Originally from the tropics, she now resides in Pittsburgh where she works in higher education and provides ongoing Holotropic Breathwork® workshops.</p>
    Cindy Pickreign
    Peg Pipchick
    Kevin Sachs
    Claudia Saviñon

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Claudia Saviñon

    Estado de México

    México

    Consultor, Facilitador y coach

    Actualmente es colaboradora en México de la Escuela de Psicología Transpersonal Grof Legac...

    Claudia Saviñon <p><strong>Consultor, Facilitador y coach </strong></p> <p>Actualmente es colaboradora en México de la Escuela de Psicología Transpersonal Grof Legacy Training, colabora en proyectos en procesos de cambio para AVA consulting Group. Se dedica por completo al estudio de la conducta y conciencia humana y trascendente aplicándola a través del coaching, la comunicación y de métodos que constituyen un sistema de trabajo corporal-emotivo-energético como es el ”Movimiento primordial” y “Respiración Holotópica”.</p>
    Cary Sparks

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Cary Sparks

    California

    United States, US, Canada, Mexico

    Cary Sparks is director of Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), a role she shared with her husband, Tav Sparks, until his death in August,...

    Cary Sparks http://www.holotropic.com/ <p>Cary Sparks is director of&nbsp;Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), a role she shared&nbsp;with her husband, Tav Sparks, until his death in August, 2020. Beginning about two years before Tav passed and following his retirement, Cary and a circle of advisors have shepherded GTT and Holotropic Breathwork® forward. When Covid-19 put a temporary hold on in-person Holotropic Breathwork®, they created a program of “Virtual Modules” that offer the didactic, experiential and community components of in-person modules. They also invited the community to Movie Yoga® Salons and other free events online. Now that in-person modules are taking place again, the Virtual Module program will also&nbsp;continue.</p> <p>Cary started administrating the GTT, the only facilitator training program in Holotropic Breathwork®, in 1990, working at that time with Stanislav and Christina Grof. In 1998, the Grofs sold the training organization to Tav and Cary. Cary organized multiple large workshops, trainings, and other events – led by Stanislav Grof, Christina Grof, Tav Sparks, and others – for over 30 years.</p> <p>Cary began facilitating seekers on their inner journeys in 1986. She was certified in Holotropic Breathwork® in 1988, and has worked as a facilitator, workshop leader, and at training events. In 2019, Cary certified as facilitator of a SoulCollage®, a practice for accessing one’s intuition and creating a unique deck of cards with deep personal meaning. Both practices have in common a profound respect for the healing impulse and empowerment of the individual.</p> <p>Cary’s book <em>Incensed: The Novel</em>, is a humorous take on the world of transformational workshops (not breathwork!). In addition to writing, her passions are equestrian sports, rock music, nature, her family and friends, and cats Layla and Echo.<br></p>
    John Stockberger

    Practitioner

    John Stockberger

    John Stockberger is a professional musician, certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator, certified kundalini yoga and medit...

    John Stockberger <p><strong>John Stockberger</strong>&nbsp;is a professional musician, certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator, certified kundalini yoga and meditation teacher and has a healing practice. He has studied with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Qigong, Taiji, Vipassana, Buddha Dharma and traditional Shipibo Conibo healing in the Peruvian rainforest. He teaches and facilitates yoga and breathwork retreats and workshops in the U.S. and abroad.</p>
    Michael Stone

    Practitioner

    Michael Stone

    I live in Los Angeles and I have been facilitating both private and group Holotropic Breathwork Workshops since 2009 in both Los Angeles, CA and Jo...

    Michael Stone https://holotropicbreathworkla.com <p>I live in Los Angeles and I have been facilitating both private and group Holotropic Breathwork Workshops since 2009 in both Los Angeles, CA and Joshua Tree, CA. </p>
    Jeffrey Warren

    Workshop leader

    Jeffrey Warren

    Jeffrey Warren is an artist, musician and an advanced healing arts practitioner trained in more than 18 healing arts and spir...

    Jeffrey Warren http://www.jeffreycharleswarren.com <p><strong>Jeffrey Warren</strong>&nbsp;is an artist, musician and an advanced healing arts practitioner trained in more than 18 healing arts and spiritual traditions. He is a certified Holotropic Breathwork® Facilitator, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Fire Walk Instructor and Ecstatic Dance Facilitator.</p> <p>Jeffrey is deeply committed to personal discovery, spiritual growth, conscious evolution and transformation. He offers personal healing sessions, dynamic workshops and energy therapy training and certification across the United States and Mexico.</p> <p>Jeffrey certified with GTT in 2019 and has been running Holotropic Breathwork® workshops ever since. He is deeply grateful for the impact that Holotropic Breathwork® continues to have on his life and is proud to support others on the mat. His passion, humor and excitement encourage others to discover their deepest authenticity and inner healing wisdom.</p> <p>He currently lives on Revere Beach, MA and has a private healing practice in southern NH.</p>
    Chiemi Yamamoto
    Barbara Yuruvich Arias