considerably myself from Holotropic Breathwork, I entered the GTT
training in the United States and certified as a Holotropic
Breathwork Facilitator in California in 1996. My partner Kenneth
certified with GTT in 1997 in Norway. Starting in 1997 we began to
offer regular Holotropic Breathwork workshops at our small center in
the village of Steinen in the German Black Forest, located about 30
minutes by S-Bahn outside of Basel Switzerland (the nearest city).
Although we have organized a few large public events, our favorite venue is at our own center, working with small groups in a residential setting with a workshop duration of at least three days, and sometimes four days, and once a year a six day intensive.
In addition to our
breathwork events I have a psychotherapy practice (German
Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapy) where I see clients in a
therapeutic setting. This makes it simpler for us to work with
clients in a therapeutic way, when this is needed.
From the beginning of
offering workshops we have included simple meditation practices as a
part of the workshop experience. We find that this is an excellent
way for participants both to prepare for breathwork and to assist in
Most of our workshops are
in the German language, but from time to time we offer an event in
which German competence is not required, but instead the main
language of the event is English.
We do require than anyone
attending an event with us for the first time have a personal
conversation with us, either in person, by phone, or Skype, to make
sure that the expectations the person has for us and the workshop,
and we have for the person, are in balance. For us this is an
important part of the workshop process itself, and enables the
beginning of the deeper group connections so important for the
We have a German internet
page which lists our workshop schedule and other basic information,
We are using the
Holotropic Association EU just for our English language events.
To contact us, best is an
breathwork (at) synergeist (dot) net