GTT U.S. (San Rafael, CA) Holotropic Breathwork® – The Holotropic Shift and the Power Within

January 17-20, 2025

HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK weekend workshop with SHARANYA NAIK, and a team of experienced HB facilitators. Joined by Cary Sparks on Sunday.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, U.S.

Hotel information


phone 415 383-8779

Early rate through November 22, 2024 – $415
After November 22, 2024 – $465
Cost includes Saturday lunch and snack
This is a non-residential workshop, however for those who would like to stay overnight at the venue, hotel rooms are available.

Holotropic Breathwork® provides a safe and caring container for deep exploration in an “expanded” or “holotropic” state of consciousness.  A combination of breath and music enables a participant to surrender to a natural process of spiritual and psychological healing. This healing takes many, often mysterious, forms and becomes a collaboration of mind, body, and spirit.

Holotropic Breathwork® is greatly recommended for people seeking meaning and context, people who want to heal from trauma, people who want to access and expand their creativity, and people who are looking for a non-denominational, non-religious, substance-free spiritual path. Long time participants report great positive changes in their lives and a sense of deep spiritual fulfillment.

Holotropic Breathwork® uses deep, effective breathing; a specially designed musical journey; and a safe and supportive setting with a trained staff of facilitators to enable an expanded state of awareness, allowing deep self-exploration and personal transformation. Mandala drawing and group processing of the journey are important integrative elements of the Holotropic process.

The workshop includes preparation, sessions, and integration.  There are two sessions of Holotropic Breathwork, so that each person has one session as a “breather” and one as a “sitter” or partner. Friday evening will present the theory underlying the work, and Sunday will include time for Q & A.

“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

Your fee includes lunch and a coffee, tea, and snack break on Saturday. Other meals are on your own.

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

The workshop will be led by Sharanya Naik, who has conducted numerous Holotropic Breathwork workshops in the U.S. and in India for 20 years, and is a part of the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) staff.  She will be joined by a team of experienced HB facilitators.  Cary Sparks, director of GTT, will also be part of Sunday’s Q&A.

Approximate Schedule

5:30 to 6:30 pm Friday registration
6:30 – 10:00 pm Friday meeting

8:30 am – 12:30 pm Holotropic Breathwork® session 1
12:30 to 1:15 lunch is included
1:30 pm – 5 pm Holotropic Breathwork® session 2
5 pm – 6 pm snack break is included
6 pm-8  pm break into small groups
Dinner is on your own

9:30 am – 10:30 am Sunday small groups
10:45 – 1 pm Sunday large group integration and Q&A
1 pm closing – lunch is on your own