About GTT

Grof Transpersonal Training

Grof Transpersonal Training is the only program worldwide that certifies practitioners in Holotropic Breathwork®.

Founded by Stanislav and Christina Grof in 1989, and owned and run since 1998 by Tav and Cary Sparks, Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) is an international organization that offers workshops and training in Holotropic Breathwork® and the holotropic perspective.

For the 20-plus years they’ve stewarded this work, GTT’s leaders and teachers have held true to the Principles of Holotropic Breathwork® as originally presented to the world by Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof. They continue to make this a priority to this day, and the events offered by GTT are held with these Principles and the accompanying Ethical Agreements in the forefront.

Read more about the history and founders of GTT

Grof Transpersonal Training is a two-track program that can be used either to become a certified practitioner or simply to experience this practice in a supportive, in-depth set and setting.

Each GTT event includes preparation, sessions of Holotropic Breathwork® (HB), and integration. Preparation includes an introduction to this work and an overview of the theoretical framework. Holotropic Breathwork® sessions are followed by practices that support integration, such as art, music, movement and nature.

Longer events may include a learning component on a specific theme; additional experiential practices; and much more. Wherever GTT events take place throughout the world, you will meet an international group of like-minded people, and be supported by a carefully selected teaching and facilitating staff. Events are led by a team of trusted, experienced and talented teachers who for many years have worked in the training, and who exemplify the holotropic perspective and hold the work with deep integrity.

GTT also offers modules featuring guest leaders such as Monika Wikman, Jai Uttal, Cait Branigan, Geoff Fitzpatrick, Dokusho Villalba, and Keiron LeGrice. Past guest teachers have included Jack Kornfield, Andrew Harvey, Angeles Arrien, Richard Tarnas and others.

Beyond the breathwork experience, these events offer a framework of language, method and structure for working in and understanding expanded states of consciousness. No previous experience of Holotropic Breathwork® is needed to participate in any GTT event (except closing certification intensives and advanced trainings).

These events …

  • Are for those who want to experience non-ordinary states and the “adventure of self-discovery”
  • Offer a space where you can learn to navigate the internal landscape of challenging life experiences
  • Provide training in “presence” – our capacity to be a supportive presence for friends, family, colleagues and others – for everything from parenting to hospice to “harm reduction.”

*caveat – this is not a training for psychotherapy or counseling