Holotropic Breathwork © was developed by Stanislav Grof M.D. and Christina Grof, two leading pioneers in the field of Transpersonal Psychology. The word “holotropic” (from the Greek words “holos” and “trepein”) can be described as the journey or movement toward wholeness. Holotropic Breathwork sessions use accelerated breathing and a dynamic musical journey as a method of entering into a non-ordinary state of consciousness. A natural mobilizing process is then activated within the psyche which allows for the emergence of one’s own “inner healing intelligence” to guide the session. Facilitators offer support and energy-release bodywork as needed. One day workshops include two breathwork sessions in the role of breather and sitter, group sharing, mandala drawing and exploring methods of integration. Holotropic Breathwork © is of value to anyone that is interested in self-exploration, self-healing and spiritual awareness.
Some of the benefits and results of Holotropic Breathwork are:
- powerful tool of self-exploration
- release of emotional and energetic blocks
- creative inspiration
- inner guidance and insights
- support during times of transition or grieving
- working with family of origin issues
- exploration of the emotional connection to physical ailments
- renewed spiritual connection
Stacia Butterfield lives in the San Francisco and certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator in 2005. She has been studying and working closely with Tav Sparks and Stanislav Grof, M.D., since then, bringing Holotropic Breathwork and the healing potential of non-ordinary states to a variety of academic and professional settings as well as wide public. As a core staff member with Grof Transpersonal Training, she regularly facilitates residential retreats. With passions for music, particularly as a sacred technology, and the power of myth and story, she teaches the training retreats “Music & Transcendence” and “Movie Yoga, Myth, and More”.
Stacia’s personal experiences and extensive training in non-ordinary states of consciousness have deepened and informed her interest and trust in the healing orientation of the psyche. This perspective along with a deep sense of adventure informs much of the work she does with individuals and groups. Current interests include non-ordinary state work as good preparation for death and dying, supporting self-care and wellness for educators and artists, integrating difficult material using myth, story and the creative arts, creating experiential opportunities for betterment, gathering in time-honored ways that contribute to greater coherence so that we might be able to functionally address the issues of our time, and most importantly, thriving while living with a teenager.
Contribution: $140 (Earlybird) $160 (after 15/2)
Bring: Yoga mat & blanket, comfortable cloths, water, blindfold