Ben Allen (module facilitator) began Holotropic Breathwork in 2000 and completed the Grof Transpersonal Training and certification as a facilitator in 2007. Because of his deep commitment to Holotropic Breathwork, he frequently is a facilitator at Breathwork sessions throughout the year, including at retreats that he organizes. Ben currently lives off-grid in in a very remote area of the mountains of Northern California where he is engaged in building a rustic retreat center and in growing his own food. Ben also is an initiated shamanic practitioner. He formerly was an attorney and a law professor.