Holotropic Breathwork, developed by
Dr. Stan and Christina Grof, is a safe and
effective way of accessing non-ordinary states of
consciousness for the purposes of self-exploration,
healing, personal empowerment and spiritual growth.
This method is gentle yet extremely powerful. It
combines ancient spiritual healing techniques with
the wisdom of depth psychology and modern
consciousness research. Non-ordinary states of
consciousness are accessed through the use of
accelerated breath, evocative music and focussed
bodywork. Sessions are then integrated using artwork
and sharing of one's process. For more information
about Holotropic Breathwork
Holotropic Breathwork homepage or contactAnne.
Our workshops are held once per month in a mixed
(co-ed) group format. Groups take
place on a Friday evening, all-day Saturday and
Sunday morning. They involve discussion of the breathwork process, group introductions, two
breathwork sessions as well as mutual sharing of the
weekend experience and closure.
The breathwork format is as follows:
Breathers break into pairs, one member of the pair
is the "breather" while the other becomes the
"sitter". As a breather, each participant lies on a
mat and listens to specially prepared evocative
music for a period of approximately three hours.
Using the breath combined with the music allows
breathers to access non-ordinary states of
consciosuness. If required, facilitators will offer
body-work (specifically, somato-emotional release
work) at the end of sessions as a way to help
participants integrate the session.
Breathwork is done with a partner who becomes your
sitter for the duration of the experience. The
sitter's role is to be a "sacred witness" to your
breathwork session, to be present for the breather
and to take care of mundane details to allow the
breather to surrender more deeply to their inner
process. Partners then switch roles to allow both
people to experience both sides of the Holotropic
Breathwork tm experience.
While none are currently scheduled, please contact Anne for detailed information about workshops.
What to bring: a mat, pillow, blanket, water bottle, a
change of comfortable clothing, & a bag lunch.
Individual Holotropic Breathwork sessions:
The "first class" version ! Private breathwork
sessions allow the breather five hours of one-on-one
attention from a trained facilitator. Some people,
especially first-time breathers prefer to experience
the healing and transformative potential of
non-ordinary states of consciousness in a more
intimate setting. The individual format can also be
very helpful to those who are experiencing periods
of major life transition or intense spiritual
emergence issues. The five-hour time period allows
you time to fully complete the breathwork session
plus time to discuss and process current
psychospiritual issues as well as post-session
integration time. These sessions allow you a stress
free alternative to workshop attendance, being that
they are "all-inclusive".
For more information regarding private breathwork
sessions or about Holotropic Breathwork tm in
Anne or phone
Private extended day Holotropic Breathwork retreats available. Perfect for those who live at a distance or who are on a 'quick path' to evolution (and desire a focused, intense, short term transformational experience) contact Anne for more information.