Association

Holotropic Breathwork® Association of North America is a network of Holotropic Breathwork® practitioners in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who have been certified by Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT). We provide information and support for people interested in exploring the healing potential of Holotropic Breathwork®. This site is also a platform for the connection and exchange of ideas among certified HB practitioners.

What we do

Following the vision of the developers of Holotropic Breathwork®, members of the Association commit to certain quality standards and criteria. 

These are:

  • A training of 600≠ hours over a minimum of two years, consisting of education and experiential work, through Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) to become a certified Holotropic Breathwork® facilitator
  • Practicing in accordance with the documents: Principles of Holotropic Breathwork® and Ethical Agreements of Holotropic Breathwork® 
  • Fulfilling the requirements of the GTT Continuing Professional Development for Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioners such as doing HB sessions as a breather at least twice a year and attending a GTT module at least once every three years. CPD is required for those certified from 2017 onward, and strongly recommended for those certified before 2017.
  • Working in partnership or teams when conducting Holotropic Breathwork® workshops



  ...experiences that reach the perinatal and transpersonal level ...typically have profound effect on (one's) hierarchy of values and life strategy."
- Stanislav Grof (
Psychology of the Future)