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The Holotropic Breathwork Experience

Two upcoming workshops. 

Fall 2018


Friday 2 November 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday 3 November 8:00 am to 9:00 pm


Friday 14 December 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday 15 December 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

                   Two powerful intensive workshops where you can experience the power and possibilities of Holotropic Breathwork in a short-weekend full-group setting. Join Grof-certified facilitators  Ellen Wolfe and Keith Harmon Snow for a brief but powerful immersion in self-transformation in lovely autumn in rural upstate New York, just a few hours from Boston and New York City, and close to Albany and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts .

A powerful intensive workshop where you can experience the power and magic of Holotropic Breathwork in a short-weekend full-group setting.  Join Grof-certified facilitators Ellen Wolfe and Keith Harmon Snow for a powerful immersion in self-transformation in lovely autumn at Mettabee Farm in rural upstate New York.

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Are you having problems with communication? Are you worried about the past or the future? Unhappy about the state of the world? Dissatisfied with talk therapy or spiritual practice that seem to get you nowhere? Unsuccessful in personal relationships?  Or, wanting to share a deep intimate experience with your partner?  Are you frustrated with old patterns, depression or anger that keep emerging?  Seeking a new direction or a fresh perspective on life?  Are you happy, for the most part, but unable to feel any sense of your life's true purpose?  Wanting to connect with your Self and others on a deeper level?  Ready for serious self-transformation?  Are you seeking a deeper perspective on being?

Holotropic Breathwork is a profoundly powerful but gentle means of entering a non-ordinary state of consciousness where the psyche moves freely toward its natural state of wholeness.  Developed by pioneering psychologists Stanislav and Christina Grof, Holotropic Breathwork combines modern consciousness research, depth psychology, and ancient spiritual practices.  The process uses deep breathing and evocative music to immerse participants in their inner worlds, where the intrinsic means for healing and integration can emerge.  Breathwork, through deep breathing and evocative music, facilitates access to all levels of human experience, including unfinished biographical material, birth memories, transpersonal phenomena, and residues of trauma stored in the body. 

Working together in alternating breather/sitter pairs the Holotropic Breathwork experience ensures a safe container to witness and be witnessed as we authentically journey into an altered state of consciousness.  Sometimes, simply the process of witnessing and holding space (as the "sitter") for someone else (the "breather") can be as powerful as your breathwork journey itself.

Breathwork can help people:
• Deepen their spiritual connection;
• Integrate different and discordant parts of our selves;
• Resolve preverbal issues untouched by "talk" therapy;
• Heal emotional contributors to physical disease;
• Address and neutralize the sources of triggers;
• Get to the root of anxiety problems and reduce panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and generalized anxiety;
• Realize the potential to make more powerful life choices;
• Provide a safe and natural way to experience non-ordinary states of consciousness;
• Unblock the creative process;
• Release assumptions of "I can't" and empower positive life path changes;
• Provide the true transcendent experience that we might seek through false channels (such as drugs, love and sex, spending, and other addictions);
• Experience a deeper awareness of compassion for your self and others;
• Experience a deep humility and wonder for all life. 



Introductory Talk & Opening Circle: 
Friday 2 November 2018: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Breathwork & Sharing Circle:
Saturday 21 October 2018: 
8:00 am to 9:00 pm


Introductory Talk & Opening Circle: 
Friday 14 December 2018: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Breathwork & Sharing Circle:
Saturday15 December 2018: 
8:00 am to 9:00 pm

These two separate weekend workshops will include nourishing meals and snacks; we will provide a light lunch and hearty dinner; people with special dietary needs are welcome and will be provided for.


551 Harlemville Road
Hillsdale, New York

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Further information about the location will be provided upon registration.


We are inviting your participation in this one-day-plus workshop on a sliding scale: $195-$250, and we are pleased to offer a 15% discount for your registration prior to October 1, 2018 for the November program, and prior to November 15, 2018, for the December program.  We will also be offering two full diversity scholarships and we encourage people of color to apply.  Advance registration is encouraged; this workshop will be limited. 


Please contact Vera Hanakova registration forms and payment information:



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Ellen Wolfe MS HTR is a Vermont native who spent many decades living in Tennessee teaching Horticultural Therapy at Tennessee Tech University and was on the staff at the Gaither Generations Skylar House where she worked with challenged populations. A former elementary school teacher, Ellen has masters degrees in Education and Transpersonal Psychology. She recently returned to the Northeast. Ellen is also a Transpersonal Life Coach. She has been practicing Holotropic Breathwork since 1995 and became certified in 2011.

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Keith Harmon Snow has engaged in consciousness work and explored different breathwork modalities for some 20 years, and he is a Grof-certified facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork since 2015.  A motivational speaker who has inspired people around the world, he has facilitated workshops in personal transformation since 1996. Recognized for his genocide and human rights work, Keith is the 2009 Regent's Lecturer in Law & Society at the University of California Santa Barbara.  He is also an award-winning journalist, an author and documentary photographer who has witnessed and documented profound beauty and suffering around the world.  He lives on a small farm in western Massachusetts where he is co-parenting his five year-old and writing.

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