The Holotropic Shift & The Power Within

January 25-26, 2020

joined by TAV SPARKS, Director of Grof Transpersonal Training

Hyatt Regency SFO - Burlingame, CA, USA

Hotel information


phone 415 383-8779 / fax 415 382-1073

Registration link

With Holotropic Breathwork each participant gains direct access to his or her own inner healing wisdom. In your HB session, this wisdom brings you a unique and ideal combination of experiences that can include aspects of your personal history and birth, as well as psychological death/rebirth, and an infinite array of transpersonal experiences. Through breathing, a specially designed musical journey, and a safe and supportive setting with a trained staff of facilitators, you experience a true expanded state of awareness, allowing deep self-exploration and personal transformation. Mandala drawing and group processing of the experiences are important integrative elements of the Holotropic process.

In addition, there will be a presentation of the breakthrough “APS” (Awareness Positioning System) technology, developed by Tav Sparks, which can be used to apply the principles of HB to enhance and upgrade your everyday life. By using this practice, every outer experience can become an opportunity for transformation and self-empowerment.

“The workshop was profoundly transformative for me, I am forever grateful for the experiences and for the new found knowledge, strength, and wisdom. Thank you.” – Simona

“I want you know that the San Fran event was the best and the whole group that does the work is more than outstanding. The love and effort is beyond excellant. Thank you.” – David

Register using this link.

Early price of $345 through December 15 / $395 after December 15
Includes lunch Saturday and Sunday. Other meals are on your own.

Overnight hotel accommodations are not included, and are optional.  You may choose to book a room at the Hyatt SFO, stay at another hotel, or commute from home.

Approximate Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, January 25
8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Preparation for Holotropic Breathwork
Followed by Small Groups
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Holotropic Breathwork Session #1
Mandala Drawing
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Small Groups
Dinner (on your own)
8:30 – 9:00 evening (optional, TBA)

Sunday, January 26
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Holotropic Breathwork Session #2
Mandala Drawing
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Small Groups
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Awareness Positioning System
Note: Exact times are subject to change.

Stacia Butterfield is a long-time staff member of Grof Transpersonal Training. She has facilitated at many GTT workshops and modules, and spoken on Holotropic Breathwork in a variety of settings. She had led large weekend workshops at the California Institute for Integral Studies and in other locations.

Over twenty years of body centered studies have informed Stacia’s approach to integration of deep inner work and led to innovative roles in the Addictions and Transformational Medicine fields. She offered integrative classes at Healing Visions, an early Ibogaine clinic in the British West Indies; and has also made contributions to the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program and the Ketamine Training Center.

In addition to her Bay Area workshops, Stacia enjoys working privately with groups of educators, artists, and optimizers.

Tav Sparks has over 35 years of experience working therapeutically with people in expanded states of awareness. He is Director of Grof Transpersonal Training, the only program to certify practitioners of Holotropic Breathwork worldwide. Tav is the author of four books, including The Power Within: Becoming, Being, and The Holotropic Paradigm and Movie Yoga: How Every Film Can Change Your Life, and a four-CD series on Holotropic Breathwork.
(extended bios at links)