Inner Ethics and the Journey beyond Self - Finding the Power and Beauty of Right Relationship - GTT Module  with Kylea Taylor - 30 June to 5 July 2019, Peace Castle Schlaining


Inner Ethics and the Journey beyond Self - Finding the Power and Beauty of Right Relationship - GTT Module with Kylea Taylor - 30 June to 5 July 2019, Peace Castle Schlaining

“Ethics has to do with the most interesting parts of human life: money (exchange), sex, relationship, self-understanding, power, love, truth, insight, and mysticism. In summary, ethics is about relationship. It is about the inner relationships of our values to action. It is about the interaction between one belief and another, one desire and another, one fear and another. Ethics is about how we view and treat “the other” in our personal and professional communities. Ethics is the process by which we sort out what best creates inner and outer harmony in our lives and in the lives of those we care for.” (Kylea Taylor in The Ethics of Caring)

Discovering ethical Right Relationship with clients requires the same courageous approach to self-discovery that brought us to Holotropic Breathwork® and is just as important for those of us who want to do this work or find Right Relationship to our own inner parts and to the other people in our lives. The Ethics of Caring provides a no-blame model based on self-compassion and curiosity that supports a willingness to uncover and own our motivations, share with our peers what we have learned from ethical missteps, and make good choices on behalf of our clients and ourselves.

Kylea  drew upon the tenets of several of the great religions to create InnerEthics™, a model for ethical self-reflection. The model clarifies the unique ethical territory of understanding and working skilfully with people who are experiencing profound and extra-ordinary states of consciousness and also provides a scaffolding for recognising our semi-conscious, inner motivations as practitioners, teachers, and caregivers in order to avoid harm and increase benefit for others.

We’ll do breathwork together (2 sessions as breather and 2 sessions as sitter), learn The Ethics of Caring model, role-play actual challenges we've experienced in the practice of Holotropic Breathwork, discuss countertransference, and experiment with the expressive arts via the self-discovery method of SoulCollage®, a creative practice that helps us view and listen to the feelings and counsel of our many parts.

A copy of Kylea's book "The Ethics of Caring" will be given to each participant as part of the training module materials.

Agenda & Registration

We will start on 30th June at 10:00 with registration and close on 5th July at lunch time (around 1 pm). A more detailed schedule will be given shortly before the event. When traveling to Stadtschlaining please calculate travel times and plan your travel accordingly.  For further information see the details under "Travel" below.  


Lecturer Information

Kylea head

Kylea Taylor is a California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #34901). She began studying with Stan and Christina Grof in 1984 and attended the first USA 3-year GTT Training (1987-1990) where she met Jim Schofield. Together Kylea and Jim offered monthly breathwork sessions in their home for 11 years and traveled to assist Stan at many workshops throughout the world.

For 17 years Kylea served on the Board of the former Association of Holotropic Breathwork® International (AHBI) and edited The Inner Door, the Holotropic Breathwork community newsletter. Kylea worked regularly as a senior trainer at GTT modules throughout the 1990s and offered Holotropic Breathwork® at the residential substance abuse treatment center where she worked for 9 years.

She wrote (and she and Jim published) The Breathwork Experience, Considering Holotropic Breathwork®, The Holotropic Breathwork® Facilitator’s Manual, and edited Exploring Holotropic Breathwork®. Kylea has extensively rewritten and added 80 pages to her 1995 book, The Ethics of Caring, and republished it in 2017. It won the 2017 Nautilus Silver Medal in the category, “Relationships & Communication".

GTT Staff

Jean Farrell

Teacher and Facilitator

GTT facilitator and trainerBorn in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer...

Thomas Liska

Facilitator and Organiser

Thomas Liska is GTT Europe Direktor and together with Sonja Busch founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain,...

Peter Köllerer

Teacher and Facilitator

For more than 20 years Peter’s passion has been exploring consciousness and the nature of reality or Self. He became a coach and mental trainer in the late ‘90s and discovered non-ordinary states of c...

Sonja Busch

Teacher and Facilitator

Sonja is GTT Europe Coordinator and Founder of the European Association for Holotropic Breathwork. She works in private practice as Bowen Body Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. Specialised...


Early bird price for the GTT Module on Inner Ethics and Journey Beyond Self in Peace Castle Schlaing is € 1.120,- in a double room and € 1.220,- in a single room (registration and payment before 25th May 2019).

When registering after 25th May 2019 the price is € 1.240,- in a double room and € 1.340,- in a single room.

The price includes the GTT module with accomondation and full board in Hotel Peace Castle Schlaining ( from 30th June until 5th July and two plentiful coffee-tea breaks every day. When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available.

The Ethics of Caring won the 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the following category:

Relationships & Communication: How we develop, strengthen and sustain real meaningful interactions and relationships in the varied facets of life, including friendships, marriage, creative partners, workplace colleagues, siblings, neighbors, and community.


Venue Name

Peace Castle Schlaining


Rochusplatz 1 Stadtschlaining, Austria, A-7461

Rochusplatz 1

A-7461 Stadtschlaining


Payment Details

To reserve your place please transfer the full amount when registering for the workshop. To benefit from the early bird price please transfer until 25th May 2019.

Please use the following Bank Account:

Holotropic Association
Otto-Probst-Platz 8/1/14
1100 Wien, Austria
IBAN: AT42 1420 0200 1095 2132
Reference Code: Kylea module 2019 + Your Name (name of participant)


Cancellation Policy

The cancellation fee is 50 Euro.
If you cancel the module within 30 days before the course, the amount transferred will not be refunded, but it could be applied to any other workshop or Module during the following 4 years (with Holotropic Association Austria).

If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 50 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.

Travel Information

If you travel by car
The peace castle Schlaining is located in the Southern part of Austria:

Driving distance from Vienna: 1.5 hours
Driving distance from Bratislava: 2 hours
Driving distance from Zagreb/Ljubljana: 2.5 hours


If you travel by plane
Vienna International Airport (VIE)

Bratislava (BTS), from Bratislava airport a direct bus goes to Vienna.

From Vienna airport a direct bus goes five times a day to Pinggau (half an hour from Peace Castle Schlaining). For those arriving to Vienna a day before the starting day we will try to assist in arranging car sharing opportunities or if this does not work out arrange a transfer possibility from Pinggau to Schlaining. For the return on Sunday we can organize a transfer to Pinggau bus station after the closure of the workshop for the busses departing at 15:20 and 17:40.

The bus schedule looks as follows:

Airport Vienna - Pinggau and return Pinggau - Airport Vienna

10:30 - 11:50------------------03:40 - 05:10

13:10 - 14:30------------------05:40 - 07:10

16:10 - 17:30------------------07:40 - 09:10

18:10 - 19:30------------------10:30 - 12:00

20:10 - 21:30------------------13:00 - 14:30

22:10 - 23:30------------------15:20 - 16:50

00:10 - 01:30------------------17:40 - 19:10

You can also check the link here: Bus airport Vienna - Pinggau

The other possibility is to go from Vienna airport to Vienna center and take the bus from Vienna Center (Karlsplatz or Matzleinsdorfer Platz/Triester Strasse) to Oberwart, which is ten minutes from Schlaining.

Public transport by bus from Vienna City Center
is available regularly from Vienna and Graz to Oberwart (10 min from Schlaining). Also here we try to organize a transfer to Schlaining or you can take a taxi. Bus schedule Vienna - Oberwart as well as Graz - Oberwart: Download here

What to do in Stadtschlaining
Stadtschlaining is located in the Thermal Spa area of Austria with Volcanic waters allowing for a beautiful relaxing expereince. The closest spa is a 15 minute taxi drive away in Bad Tatzmannsdorf:

Furthermore, you can explore the beautiful nature around Stadtschlaining on several hiking paths and visit the castle and its Peace Museum.

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