Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful and transformational breathwork method of using non-ordinary states for self-exploration, personal transformation & healing. It is based on insights from modern consciousness research, depth psychology, Eastern perspectives & various spiritual practices. It was developed by Stanislav Grof, M.D. & Christina Grof, leading pioneers in the field of transpersonal psychology.

A highly experiential method, Holotropic Breathwork combines breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. By activating the unconscious and mobilizing blocked energies, this work gives us access to all levels of human experience and activates the spontaneous healing potential of the psyche.

Our group workshops will now be offered through Breathwork Northwest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting Holotropic Breathwork. The basic premise is that we all have a deeper knowledge/wisdom that lies beneath our “left-brain, thinking mind.” If we can “get out of our own way” and allow that deeper wisdom to come forth, positive things happen. Just as your body will instinctually move to heal a cut, your psyche also will instinctually guide you towards healing, or growth – if you allow it to, and move beyond your thinking mind.

In Holotropic Breathwork, the emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, experiences, energy movement, visions, etc. that can arise during the session.

This work is of value to those interested in inner exploration, self-discovery and spiritual awareness. It is a wonderful adjunct to psychotherapy and other forms of inner work, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.