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

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Laura Io Berg
    Jack Bowering

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Jack Bowering

    Alberta

    Canada

    Jack has been exploring consciousness through meditation, contemplation and bodywork for over forty years. Since 2010 his studies have also in...

    Jack Bowering https://holos.guide <p>Jack has been exploring consciousness through meditation, contemplation and bodywork for over forty years. Since 2010 his studies have&nbsp;also incorporated Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology. He approaches breathwork with a playful spontaneity grounded in a deep sense of wonder, respect and gratitude. Jack is semi-retired and lives in Edmonton Alberta. He and his wife have 2 daughters, 5&nbsp;grandchildren, and are part of a supportive community of kindred spirits.</p>
    Bob Brame
    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 www.alchemicalnectar.com <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

    A life altering event triggered in the Grand Canyon nearly a decade ago led me down a path to discover the unconscious psyche i...

    Tami Denice Cartwright www.tamidenice.com <!--StartFragment--><p>A life altering event triggered in the Grand Canyon nearly a decade ago led me down a path to discover the unconscious psyche is a powerful source of wisdom. In the years that followed, I have balanced a demanding corporate job with a growing interest in a myriad of depth psychology related practices.&nbsp;I love to hike, read, learn, be in nature, connect with people, and dive into the depths of my psyche!<br></p> <p>It's my belief that humanity is increasingly in need of a course correction and the gateway is through the unconscious, so I have fully shifted gears to help serve this need. I am a certified Soul Centered & Depth Psychology coach (IACTM accredited), Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator, and am pursuing a MSc research degree in Transpersonal Psychology. I offer services that help you to access your wisdom working directly with the unconscious psyche. </p> <p>With deep gratitude, the teachers that have influenced me most are <a href="https://www.depthinsights.com/pages/founder.htm">Dr. Bonnie Bright</a>, <a href="http://www.holotropic.com/staff/tav-sparks/">Tav Sparks</a>, Metis elder John Wisdomkeeper, and <a href="https://www.gilagolub.com/">Gila Golub</a>. In addition, I feel deeply called to work of Carl Jung, Stanislav Grof, and Joseph Campbell. Their collective wisdom informs my practice. </p> <!--EndFragment--><p></p> <!--EndFragment-->
    Angel Cassidy

    Practitioner

    Angel Cassidy

    Greetings Holotropic Community! I'm a certified facilitator and Holistic LMFT residing in Sonoma County, California. Originally from San Francisco,...

    Angel Cassidy <p>Greetings Holotropic Community! I'm a certified facilitator and Holistic LMFT residing in Sonoma County, California. Originally from San Francisco, I have relocated to the beautiful Russian River area and offer workshops in Sebastopol currently. I&nbsp;have more than&nbsp;30 years in the healing arts, including Holotropic Breathwork, Integration of Expanded states, Spiritual Emergency, and Amazonian Plant Medicine.&nbsp;</p>
    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
    Guro Ellingsen
    Geoff Fitzpatrick

    Workshop leader

    Geoff Fitzpatrick

    Geoff Fitzpatrick B.A. is a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner, who has studied psychology in Trinity College Dubli...

    Geoff Fitzpatrick <p><strong>Geoff Fitzpatrick B.A.</strong>&nbsp;is a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner, who has studied psychology in Trinity College Dublin, and is a Graduate of the Milltown Institute of Theology where he studied spiritual enrichment. He has an active interest in modern consciousness research. He has been constructing mandalas for 10 years and is driven to promote the transformative potential of these sacred circles.</p> <p>“I have two great passions, one is the exploration of consciousness the other is the construction of mandalas. In effect these are two sides of the same coin. The first time I saw a mandala was about 25 years ago. A group of Tibetan Monks came to Trinity College Dublin. They spent a week creating a magnificent Kalachakra sand mandala. I was mesmerised by the experience, the colours, the shapes and the sound of the chak purs are as vivid in my memory today as they were all that time ago. It was eight years later in that very same university whilst studying psychology I came across mandalas for a second time. I studied the work of Carl Jung and Stanislav Grof both of whom saw the mandala as a powerful psychotherapeutic tool. The depths of the psyche that I touch when constructing mandalas are similar in tonality to those from breathwork. I have borrowed heavily from the map of consciousness drafted by Stan Grof to navigate my way through the experiences activated whilst constructing mandalas.</p> <p>But the greatest teachers for me have been the shapes themselves – The geometric symbols that date back into our prehistory and their origins dwell in the very fabric of what creates the universe itself. Nothing has exposed me to more mystery or opened me to greater depths of inner experience than working with these symbols. The sum total of my seeking, the knowledge gleaned from the courses, workshops of all kinds, powerful peak experiences and exposure to enlightened teachers can be distilled down to one very simple thing…….I believe there is a greater wisdom available to us at all times. The thing is, this higher wisdom is easier to experience than it is to explain.”</p>
    Thomas Francescott

    Facilitator and Teacher

    Thomas Francescott

    NY

    United States

    Dr. Tom Francescott, ND (module leader and facilitator) Dr. Tom is naturopathic and intuitive doctor specializing in natu...

    Thomas Francescott Tom's Tonics-A Modern Apothecary <p><strong>Dr. Tom Francescott, ND</strong> (module leader and facilitator)</p> <p>Dr. Tom is naturopathic and intuitive doctor specializing in natural and compassionate care for the body, mind, and spirit through the use of science-based wisdom and naturopathic principles, mindfulness techniques, and traditional healing methods. He graduated from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bastyr.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bastyr University</a> in Seattle, Washington in 1999 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and continues ongoing advanced training in Qigong healing, shamanism, and functional medicine. Dr. Tom is the founder and director of Dr. Tom’s Tonics a healing center and natural pharmacy in the village of Rhinebeck, NY where he sees a wide range of clients, with a clinical focus on chronic lyme disease, adrenal fatigue, and complex health challenges.<br></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 is own Holotropic Breathwork workshops around the world weaving various wisdom practices. On a personal note, Tom and his husband Vincenzo enjoy living in Rhinebeck, NY in the Hudson Valley, where Tom was born and raised. In his free time, Tom loves his Italian roots, traveling (especially to Italy), and having spiritual adventures. <a target="_blank" href="http://drfrancescott.com/">drfrancescott.com</a></p> <p><br></p>
    Janet Kingsley

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Janet Kingsley

    WA

    USA

    Janet Kingsley first visited the Holotropic Breathwork® mat in 2010. It was love at first journey and not qu...

    Janet Kingsley <!--StartFragment--><strong>Janet Kingsley</strong>&nbsp;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-->
    Padma Koch

    Facilitator

    Padma Koch
    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

    Workshop leader

    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>
    Tim O'Connell

    Workshop leader

    Tim O'Connell

    New Jersey

    USA

    Tim O’Connell certified in Holotropic Breathwork in 1995. Since 1996-present he has offered HB 4-6 workshops every year except the first two years...

    Tim O'Connell <p>Tim O’Connell certified in Holotropic Breathwork in 1995. Since 1996-present he has offered HB 4-6 workshops every year except the first two years of the Covid Pandemic. Tim has also been a facilitator for weekend workshops offered by Stan, Tav and Jack Kornfield and facilitated weeklong workshops with them in NY, MA, CA and Ireland. </p> <p>Before becoming certified in Holotropic Breathwork, Tim worked in Higher Education, teaching English Literature for 2 yrs at Wheeling College. This is where he first developed his love for poetry. Later he worked as a Counselor at Baruch College, part of the CUNY system in NY. After getting his Doctorate in Psychology, Tim specialized in Structural Family Therapy. He was the Family Therapy Trainer for 3 years for the professional staff of a large Mental Health Clinic in NJ. Then for 10 years he was on the faculty at the Center for Family Studies in NJ, ending up as Director of Training. Tim currently is a licensed psychologist in NJ</p> <p>Tim is interested in developing thinking and practices that promote activating the Inner Healer in people’s everyday lives, so that the healing power of holotropic states can be integrated and incorporated into daily life. To this end he has been a meditator for almost 30 yrs and has been practicing Jungian Active Imagination assiduously for the last 5 yrs. And the more poetry he reads the more he discovers poets who have articulated their own personal experiences of deep healing states and then write poems to awaken and offer them to the rest of us. Tim gives workshops at the Interweave Center, combining transpersonal psychology and poetry.</p>
    Robert Park
    Ariadne Patsiopoulos
    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

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Cindy Pickreign

    WA

    USA

    Cindy Pickreign, M.S., M.A. (module facilitator) was born in Upstate NY and raised in Western MA, but has live...

    Cindy Pickreign https://breathworknorthwest.org/ <!--StartFragment--><p><strong>Cindy Pickreign</strong>, M.S., M.A. (module facilitator) was born in Upstate NY and raised in Western MA, but has lived her entire adult life in the Pacific Northwest. With a Masters in Computer Science and 25 years in corporate IT, she came to Holotropic Breathwork® quite skeptical but also in great psychological pain. Her breathwork journey has been, at times, truly terrifying – at times, ecstatically joyful – and ultimately, profoundly healing and life changing. Heading back to school at Seattle U, School of Theology and Ministry she earned a M.A. in Transformational Leadership and came to understand that Holotropic Breathwork® was her ministry in this world.</p> <p>Cindy is currently the President of Breathwork Northwest, a non-profit organization dedicated to Holotropic Breathwork® education and experience in the Pacific Northwest. In this role she regularly organizes and facilitates 1-day workshops, as well as 3-day residential retreats. Cindy has also been supporting all of GTT’s virtual modules since the onset of COVID-19.<br><!--EndFragment--></p>
    Peg Pipchick

    Facilitator

    Peg Pipchick

    New Jersey

    Peg’s first experienced Holotropic Breathwork 20 years ago, and became aware of her “Inner Healer.“ She learned that if she...

    Peg Pipchick <p><strong>Peg’s&nbsp;first experienced&nbsp;Holotropic Breathwork 20 years ago, and became aware of her “Inner Healer.“ She&nbsp;learned that if she could get&nbsp;out of the way her inner healer&nbsp;would&nbsp; do her work healing past traumas as well as&nbsp;everyday trauma. As a result she has&nbsp;continued to participate in HBW sessions several times a year which led her&nbsp;to a deep curiosity about HBW. She&nbsp;attended modules initially just to understand more about Breathwork. However she&nbsp;became more alive in the process and continued onto certification as a HBW facilitator in 2019.&nbsp;Trying to live with the awareness of non-ordinary states<br> of consciousness has carried over into her&nbsp;psychotherapy practice as an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. Developing an awareness of breathing, meditation and personal transformation along with a growth in her&nbsp;emotional, somatic and spiritual self has been an ongoing&nbsp;process personally. It has influenced her&nbsp;psychotherapy work with patients as a well as her&nbsp;work as a facilitator. <br><br> Peg&nbsp;facilitates&nbsp;groups in New Jersey about four times a year with Tim O’Connell.&nbsp;<br></strong></p> <p><strong>Following her inner Daimon, Peg’s&nbsp;&nbsp;various&nbsp;&nbsp;educational and experiential opportunities have&nbsp;prepared Peg&nbsp;for the Holotropic Breathwork experience&nbsp;:<br> 1) While working for her&nbsp;graduate degree she&nbsp;studied the Science of Unitary Human Beings - human beings&nbsp;and environment are one and focused as well on Therapeutic Touch and Transpersonal&nbsp;Healing. This deepened her&nbsp;interest in inner self discovery in the Transpersonal realm.<br> 2) A three year intensive psychotherapy program, through personal therapy along with faculty and peer supervision, focused on deepening her&nbsp;knowledge of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. In ongoing study groups Peg&nbsp;continues&nbsp; to explore childhood development and attachment theory while understanding the impact on the development of the psyche, later relationships and functioning. These experiences explored and deepened her&nbsp;awareness that fostering relational repair of trauma happens in the transformational space.<br> 3) While working on her&nbsp;doctorate in psychology, through a self-directed course of study, her&nbsp;interest in Self Exploration was encouraged and supported. In that course of studies, she&nbsp;developed an increased awareness of evolving states of spiritual development through reading Ken Wilbur and became acquainted with Stan Grof’s work with non-ordinary states of consciousness as a way of healing and deep self-exploration for personal growth.<br><br>Peg&nbsp;has&nbsp;practiced yoga for over 20 years, meditated for most of her&nbsp;adult life, take long healing walks in nature, spends&nbsp;time with family and&nbsp;watches&nbsp;her&nbsp;youngest grandchildren ages 4 and 2 who bring love, innocence and joy that can only come through children of that age.</strong></p> <p></p> <p><br></p>
    Stephenie Purnell
    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>
    Lisa Semmler

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Lisa Semmler

    NORTH CAROLINA

    United States

    Dr. Lisa Semmler is a transpersonal psychotherapist, hypnotherapist spiritual counselor, end-of-life doula., and Holotropic B...

    Lisa Semmler https://www.seasonschange.xyz/holotropic-workshop <p><strong>Dr. Lisa Semmler</strong> is a transpersonal psychotherapist, hypnotherapist&nbsp;spiritual counselor, end-of-life doula., and Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator.&nbsp; &nbsp;In all of these roles she views herself as a midwife to others in their journey toward wholeness. &nbsp;By her helping to create sanctuary and providing emotional support, others are able to experience and claim the power of their own inner healer who brings forth transformation and growth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Lisa's interest in Holotropic Breathwork began in 1995 in response to a spiritual emergency that introduced her to the work of Dr. Stan Grof and his late-wife Christina.&nbsp; Her doctoral research project on the study of Spiritual Crisis and Transformation provided a theoretical understanding for her personal experience and has grounded both her personal growth and her work with clients for over 25 years.&nbsp; She was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator in 2019.</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 birding, equestrian sports, rock music, nature, her family and friends, and cats Layla and Echo.<br></p>
    John Stockberger

    Workshop leader

    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>
    Sonia Telle

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Sonia Telle

    , USA, SPAIN

    Sonia Telle is a Somatic Psychotherapist licensed by the state of California. She has worked for 20 years in her private practice with individ...

    Sonia Telle www.soniatelle.com <p>Sonia Telle is a Somatic Psychotherapist licensed by the state of California. She has&nbsp;worked for 20 years in her private practice with individuals and couples. She has a passion for Holotropic Breathwork and offers workshops in Northern California and Europe. She has worked closely with Stan Grof since 2000 and with GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training) and has trained with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) to work with MDMA-Assisted psychotherapy.</p> <p>She offers integration sessions to help those who want to ground&nbsp;their experiences with Non Ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC) and has provided consultation for those training in Holotropic Breathwork and other psychedelic-assisted therapy trainings..</p> <p>Psychotherapy offices: In California, Oakland and San Francisco, or virtually www.soniatelle,com</p> <p>Best way to contact her soniatelle@yahoo.com&nbsp; &nbsp;Whatsap +15103953824</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>
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    Barbara Yuruvich Arias

    Facilitator and Organiser

    Barbara Yuruvich Arias

    CO

    United States

    Barbara is a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Archetypal and Evolutionary Astrologer, and a Soul-Centered Coach. She is located in Denver, CO and...

    Barbara Yuruvich Arias www.deep-journeys.com <p>Barbara is a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Archetypal and Evolutionary Astrologer, and a Soul-Centered Coach. She is located in Denver, CO and does one on one sessions with people via Zoom and in person group events as far as Holotropic Breathwork is concerned.&nbsp;</p> <p><br><br></p>