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.

If you are a certified facilitator and interested in joining the network click here and submit the form.
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>
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>
Thomas Francescott

Facilitator and Organiser

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

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 hea...

Laurane McGlynn https://www.drlauranemcglynn.com/ <p><strong>Dr. Laurane McGlynn</strong> (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 a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services. In addition, she has advanced training and certifications in mindfulness-based stress reduction, past-life regression therapy, Vipassana mediation, and somatic resourcing. In 2021, Laurane completed training in Mind/Body medicine from Harvard Medical School.</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.</p>
Diana Medina

Facilitator

Diana Medina
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>
Cary Sparks

Administrator

Cary Sparks

California

United States, US, Canada, Mexico

Cary Sparks (director, teacher) co-directed Grof Transpersonal Training with her husband, Tav Sparks, until his death in August, 2020. Beginning a...

Cary Sparks http://www.holotropic.com/ <p>Cary Sparks (director, teacher) co-directed Grof Transpersonal Training 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 until HB can be done safely again. They have also been inviting the community to Movie Yoga® Salons and other free events online. In 2022, in-person modules are taking place again, while the Virtual Module program will continue.</p> <p>Cary began 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 cats Layla and Echo.<br></p>