Dory Perry


Dory Perry (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.

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.


Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Media, 1999

Master of Science in Education/Writing and Literacy, 2008

Grof Transpersonal Training Certification as Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, 2005

Dory Perry

Upcoming Events (4)

Holotropic Breathwork One-Day Workshop

2023-04-01 00:00:00

Join a growing circle of the Breathers near NYC for the deep journey of self-discovery using your own breath and safe setting with Grof certified facilitators Yulia Meshoyrer and Dory Perry and others in the beautiful farmland of the State of New Jersey, within one hour drive from Manhattan, NY



2023-04-18 00:00:00

This module offers an exciting exploration of the philosophy, principles, and strategies underlying the experience and practice of Holotropic Breathwork®. Topics covered include: the power of the Inner Healer and moving towards wholeness; presence: the disciplines required to become an effective Holotropic Breathwork® practitioner; COEX’s: how the Inner Healer orchestrates transformation through our experiences of the psyche; exploration of the frontiers of the psyche through Movie Yoga; session stories: valuable teachings from practitioners through their work with breathers; open forums focusing on every facet of the Holotropic experience; dance, medication, music journeys and nature celebration.



2023-04-25 00:00:00

This module is an exciting and transformative journey through the world of music. Sound and rhythm have always been vital creative and spiritual tools for transformation. Music has even been called the language of the soul. This is a special opportunity to learn first-hand the music structure that defines Holotropic Breathwork® in such a special way. In addition, we’ll also explore other effective strategies that help make the Holotropic perspective an essential tool for everyday living. This module includes: 1) Holotropic music: its history, theory and practice, detailed discussion of the three-part structure of a Holotropic Breathwork® music set; with demonstrations of specific pieces for each section; 2) Holotropic group work: it’s history, theory and practice, discussion of common group experiences and challenging situations; 3) COEX systems: how we work with multi-level patterns; 4) demonstration of relaxation; 5) facilitator self -care; 6) Practical workshop information – venue, pricing, promotion, brochure, types of workshops.


U.S. Holotropic Breathwork® Double-Breathwork Weekend Workshop

2023-07-15 00:00:00

Join us for this opportunity to experience a double breathwork weekend workshop.