Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork “is among the deepest and most profoundly comprehensive work of the spirit being offered today” – Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart
I lived for over ten years at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where I was the directors of program, and in the course of those years virtually every conceivable form of therapy and personal transformation, great and small, came through Esalen. In terms of therapeutic effectiveness, (Stan) Grof’s (Holotropic Breathwork Workshop) was by far the most powerful; there was no comparison – Richard Tarnas, “The Passion of the Western Mind”
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
Welcome to my website. 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!
Michael Stone, Los Angeles based Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
1) Next Los Angeles Area Event – December Breathwork Experience and Potluck, CLICK HERE for details.
2) NEXT AVAILABLE LOS ANGELES AREA HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK WORKSHOPS (as created by Stanislav (Stan) Grof, M.D., Ph.D.):
a) Stan Grof is coming to Los Angeles to personally lead a Weekend Holotropic Breathwork Workshop from January 31 – February 2, 2014 for only the second time in the last 15 years..Click Here for more information.
b) Global Breathwork Day – Saturday April 12th, 2014 in the Community Hall at a beautiful natural setting in Topanga Canyon, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. For more information, click here.
Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Workshop Facilitators for this Los Angeles area Breathwork event:
CLICK HERE for Facilitator Bios
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. Dr. Grof is returning to Los Angeles in January 2014 to personally lead another weekend Holotropic Breathwork Workshop. For details, CLICK HERE.
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 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.
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