Welcome! I facilitate Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshops and seminars in the Los Angeles Area.
Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful and transformational breathwork method that allows participants to access the innate healing power that is available in the deeper levels of their psyche to create a personalized transformational healing experience for themselves. Experiences can include release of energetic blocks in the body, reliving and releasing of childhood trauma and a transpersonal satori type of breathwork experience of union with the universe.
Participants in prior Los Angeles area Holotropic Breathwork workshops have traveled from all over Northern and Southern California, Nevada and Arizona including San Diego, Orange County, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Barbara, the San Bernardino/Riverside Inland Empire area, the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas and Phoenix to attend. Please read on for more details and I hope to see you at an event soon!
Los Angeles based Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
NEXT AVAILABLE 2014 LOS ANGELES AREA HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK WORKSHOPS
(as created by Stanislav (Stan)
Grof, M.D., Ph.D.):
Please Note: Workshops are listed below. For other events, including free introductory experiences, click here.
September 20 – 21, 2014 Weekend Retreat at Joshua Tree Retreat Center
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Saturday November 15, 2014 – Full Day Workshop in Topanga Canyon
This workshop will be held in the community Hall at a beautiful natural setting in Topanga Canyon, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
For more information, click here.
About Holotropic Breathwork
In Stan Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork workshops, each participant gains direct access to his or her own innate drive towards wholeness and healing to create a personalized transformational breathwork experience for themselves. Just as your body will instinctually move to heal a cut, your psyche also will instinctually guide you towards healing, integration, and personal growth – if you allow it to. In the Holotropic Breathwork workshop, you are brought out of your “left brain thinking mind” to the level of direct experience in a way that allows you to get beneath and below your own identity/ego and access this innate drive towards integration and healing in a very powerful way. This brings you a personalized experience that can result in more joy and freedom in personal relationships, resolution of childhood trauma, a transpersonal satori type of breathwork/breathing experience of union with the universe, a deeper understanding of the purpose and meaning of your life, a sense of being more grounded and centered in your life, and a more profound sense of connection to the world around you (for a more complete list of potential benefits of Holotropic Breathwork, click here).
Participants often report a holotropic breath work experience that they liken to Joseph Campbell’s *Hero’s Journey*, which is a process of psychospiritual death and rebirth where transformation occurs by the letting go, or *ego death,* of an old way of being, and emergence, or *rebirth,* into a new way of being.
Holotropic Breathwork – How To Do It
Through a multi-year process of exploration with thousands of people, using principles based on insights from both modern consciousness research and historical spiritual practices, Dr. Stanislav Grof has brought together elements that include holotropic breathing, creative self-expression, group processing and a specially designed three hour musical journey to create a process that he named “Holotropic Breathwork” (Holotropic coming from the Greek “moving towards wholeness”). In addition, as per one of the underlying principles of interpersonal neurobiology, an important part of any process of this type is that participants feel “safe, secure and seen”. In Holotropic Breathwork workshops, a safe, secure and supportive setting and process is created by a seasoned group of Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitators who have gone through a rigorous multi-year training and certification program. This unique combination allows you to experience a non-ordinary state of consciousness that allows the healing transformational breathwork experience that is perfect for you at this time in your life.
Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Workshops generally follow the One Day Holotropic Breathwork Workshop Format. Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops are of value to all those interested in inner exploration and a more conscious journey through this amazing adventure we call “life” who want to gain the benefits of the healing power of non-ordinary states of consciousness without the use of substances. 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. Although most workshops are led by Grof Certified Facilitators, Dr. Grof occasionally still leads weekend Holotropic Breathwork workshops himself. In February 2012, Stan Grof came to Los Angeles to personally lead a Holotropic Breathwork Workshop for 150 breathers. A write-up on this amazing workshop can be found on the AHBI (Association of Holotropic Breathwork International) website.
Who is Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D.?
For more information on Dr. Stanislav Grof, the creator of Holotropic Breathwork (and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology),
go to Stan Grof’s Webpage
Facilitator For Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork Workshops in Los Angeles
Michael Stone, Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
Michael Stone is a Los Angeles based Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator who was originally educated in the sciences and business. He originally started his career as an employee in a large pharmaceutical company. Despite his success in the corporate world his internal state was not fulfilled. So he decided to follow his intuitive notion and quit his job and create his own business. He has since created, developed and sold several businesses in a variety of different fields. His overall success as an entrepreneur over the past 15 years has allowed him to devote most of his time to following his own spiritual path and also teach what he has learned to others. He has studied numerous spiritual practices which he has incorporated into his daily life. Currently, in addition to organizing and facilitating Stan Grof Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Los Angeles, he is a Certified Massage Therapist, a Shamanic Practitioner, a Tantra Meditation Teacher, an Entrepreneur and a Business Consultant.
Contact Michael at: Michael@HolotropicBreathworkLA.com
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I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools (such as Holotropic Breathwork Workshops) that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.”
– Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD, creator of Holotropic Breathwork and co-founder of Transpersonal Psychology
The therapeutic benefits of [Stanislav Grof's] Holotropic Breathwork are remarkable. The healing of illness, anxiety, depression and conflict, the release and healing of trauma and abuse, the reintegration with family and community, the opening of compassion, forgiveness, courage and love, the reclaiming of purpose, the finding of our lost soul and the higher insights of spiritual understanding all come spontaneo usly from the unfolding of this powerful process.
– Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart