The Holotropic Shift & The Power Within

January 25-26, 2020

HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK & MORE with STACIA BUTTERFIELD and MICHAEL STONE, 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 24
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 25
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. Previously, Stacia worked in the addictions field and as a massage therapist.

Michael Stone presents many workshops and retreats in southern California through Holotropic Breathwork LA. He is a Los Angeles-based certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator who was originally educated in the sciences and business. In addition to organizing and facilitating HB workshops, he is a certified Massage Therapist, entrepeneur and business consultant.

Tav Sparks has over 30 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)