When you realize there is nothing lacking,
The whole world belongs to you.
Our facilitator group offering these workshops includes those certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training program (GTT) and trainees in that program, as well as assistants with many years of experience both as participants and as helpers. All of us have seen the benefits of Holotropic Breathwork in our own lives, and the growth and healing in the lives of people who have participated in our workshops in both Maine and Boston. We are dedicated to this work and honored to be able to bring it to midcoast Maine.
Jean Wood has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork sessions since 1989, and certified as a facilitator with the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2006. She has facilitated in large groups with Stan Grof and staff at Naropa University, Omega Institute, and Kripalu, and has assisted with smaller groups in the Pacific Northwest. She has long used this work as a primary psycho-spiritual discipline for her own personal growth and learning, and is always eager to share it with others. She lives in Maine and offers weekend workshops in the Midcoast area as well as in Boston.
Jean is a botanist, naturalist and inveterate gardener with a masters degree in botany from the University of Wyoming. She has long been fascinated by the potentials of self-exploration and inner healing. She finds the natural world to be a powerful source of connection to the inner world and the human soul.
She is also a student of astrology, pursuing - and awed by - the archetypal correlations between the planetary transits of participants and their experiences in our workshops.
Brian Bauer has a B.A. in English and languages from Lake Forest College, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Business & Management from Harvard University. He is a consultant in integrated web-based and print advertising. Brian has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork since 1997 and regularly assists at workshops. He is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a meditation instructor in Transcendental Meditation and Vipassana. He lives in Somerville, MA.
Lisa Gilbert completed the GTT facilitator program in the summer of 2017 and has been working with us as an apprentice for more than a year.
Beth Piper, LMT, has a B.S. in elementary and special education with a concentration in psychology and art from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. She also graduated from Bloom School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork in 2015.
Beth has worked with families in many situations, in day care settings, with domestic violence and sexual violence survivors, and as an individual support coordinator for adults with developmental delays. She has been a full-time mom for 12 years and is currently working as a caregiver for the elderly, as well as starting her own massage therapy practice.
In her practice she uses a combination of relaxation and focused bodywork, as well as intuitive energy guidance. She specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma, helping them learn new positive experiences and grounding.
Beth discovered Holotropic Breathwork in 1994 and since then has been a student of both Holotropic and Transpersonal Breathwork. She lives in New Gloucester, Maine, with her two daughters, ages 10 and 12, and her partner Cathy.