Weekend HB workshop “Matrices of birth” with GTT Russia in Moscow, 26-28 May, 2017

What is the difference of the model of the human psyche suggested by Stanislav Grof?

What impact does the process of birth have on our psyche?

How the process of reliving of our perinatal experience can help us to heal our deepest wounds and become more whole?

Our biological birth is one the most significant and dramatic events in our life. Stan Grof’s research has revealed that our intrauterine experience is imprinted in our memory and has a profound impact on the development of our psyche. In the enhanced states of consciousness people are able to relive various aspects of perinatal (round birth) experience gradually liberating from its traumatic influence and becoming more whole.

Stanislav Grof introduced a concept of “basic perinatal matrices” , encompassing experiences characteristic for various stages of intrauterine development and birth process. Moreover, Stan Grof has found that perinatal dimension of the psyche is connected to the collective unconscious, providing access to the experience of any sentient being and basic processes in nature.

He describes the fact that perinatal experience is an archetypal scenario of transformation unfolding according to “death –rebirth” principal. The mankind has used “death-rebirth” rites and mysteries since ancient time. They symbolically reproduce the birth process in order to liberate people from their psychological confinements and reveal their potential. During this kind of mysteries a man died for his old “limited Self” and was born for his new “real, free Self” obtaining his new identity. Until now the “death-rebirth” scenario is pivotal in the process of human development and dealing with life crisis.


This workshop is for:

  • Those who are interested in Holotropic Breathwork™ and looking for a deep experience of self-exploration and resolution of inner conflicts
  • Those who are on GTT certification program or already certified and aim to continue their personal  Holotropic Breathwork ™ practice 
  • Certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioners undertaking professional apprenticeship and supervision program



18.45  - Registration
19.00 - 22.00 Introductory lecture “Matrices of Birth” 


10.00 - 12.00 Opening circle. Instructions
12.00 - 15.00 Holotropic Breathwork™ 
15.00 - 17.00 Lunch
17.00 - 20.00 Holotropic Breathwork™ 
20.00 - 22.00 Art integration and sharing circle


10.00 - 11.00 Sharing circle

11.00 - 14.00 Holotropic Breathwork™ 

14.00 - 16.00 Lunch

16.00 - 19.00 Holotropic Breathwork™

19.00 - 21.00 Art integration and sharing circle

21.00 - 22.00 Closure


To register please write us at mail@groftraining.com  and we will send you registration and medical form as well as payment details. If you have any questions please contact Natalia at +7 (965) 1496543 or at natazg@gmail.com

The workshop will be held in Russian (English translation is possible on request)

GTT Staff

Vladimir Emelianenko

Facilitator and Organiser

Vladimir graduated from Rostov-on-Don Medical University in 1994, having specialized in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Beginning in 1994, he worked as a psychiatrist in the in-patient department of the...

Natalia Zgonnikova

Facilitator and Organiser

Coordinator of Grof Transpersonal Training in Russia, certified HB practitioner, psychologist, translator and intercultural communication specialist. Natalia works as part of the GTT team in Russia an...


Venue Name

"Integritas" clinic


Moscow, Verhnaya Radishevskaya st. 12/19

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Holotropic Breathwork®


Holotropic Breathwork® is a powerful technique for self-healing and self-exploration allowing for greater self-understanding, expansion of self-identity and access to the roots of emotional and psychosomatic challenges one might face. Holotropic Breathwork® comes from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (going to) meaning moving towards wholeness.


GTT is a program for experiencing and studying Holotropic Breathwork® and the transpersonal perspective. It is a two-track program that can be used either to become a certified practitioner or simply to experience this practice in a more in-depth format. It is the best way to spend time with HB co-developer and one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, Stanislav Grof. Although semi-retired, Stan still teaches at some of the six-day training workshops, also called modules.

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