Michael Stone General Info and Workshops
Michael Stone, BS Chem Eng, MBA, Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, Shamanic Practitioner, founder of Holotropic Breathwork LA, and the creator of Neurodynamic Breathwork Online (Neurodynamic Breathwork is my own creation and is NOT Holotropic Breathwork which must be done in-person and must follow the specific structure developed by Dr. Stan Grof), and co-founder of the cutting edge “Train Your Brain, Master Your Life” Workshop, was born and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After spending the first 35 years of his life following a path that had been imprinted on him through cultural and family conditioning, he finally broke through his conditioning and created the life of his dreams, living on the beach in Venice, CA and creating multi-million dollar online and offline businesses. In 2005, he discovered Holotropic Breathwork and in 2009, after becoming certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, he founded Holotropic Breathwork LA to bring Holotropic Breathwork Workshops to the Los Angeles Area. The LA Area Holotropic Breathwork community is now the largest in the country. As a result of his work with this amazing modality and his work with various plant medicines, he experienced first-hand the amazing healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and has spent the last several years using the principles of breathwork along with the latest developments in the science of perception, memory and quantum theory to develop cutting edge experiential workshops that allow participants to move beyond their past and create the life of their dreams.
Michael is also on staff with Grof Transpersonal Training (the worldwide organization that runs the Holotropic Breathwork Certification Program) and facilitates at some of their weeklong workshops. He is also a successful Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Business Consultant
Michael Stone Educational Background
Michael Stone received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975
Michael Stone received an MBA Degree from the University of Southern California in 1979.
Michael Stone became a Shamanic Practitioner after a three year advanced study program at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies with Michael Harner in 2007
Michael Stone became a Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator in 2009
Michael Stone Research
After completing his training in Holotropic Breathwork, Michael Stone set out on a multi-year quest to develop a shorter version of breathwork that would still allow participants to access the non-ordinary states of consciousness that were accessible in an all-day Holotropic Breathwork Workshop. After studying how various historical traditions had accessed these states (Shamanism, etc) and working for several years with groups of about 35 people at a time experimenting with various combinations of music and different lengths of breathwork experiences, he ultimately developed what he calls Neurodynamic Breathwork© (NDB), a structure where participants can have ultra powerful life-changing non-ordinary state experiences with short 45 minute – 60 minute breathwork sessions. The breathwork is done sitting in chairs, with eyes closed or with a blindfold on, while listening to a specific type of music. In 2016, during one of his own breathwork sessions, Michael received a download that it was his mission in life to bring breathwork to the world in a way that was accessible and inexpensive so that everybody could receive the benefits of this amazing modality so he decided to focus on researching and developing a shorter breathwork experience that can be done online. It took over a year to research the technology available and optimize the format but now he is conducting online as well as in-person sessions of Neurodynamic Breathwork©. (Note: as stated above, NDB is his own invention and has nothing to do with Holotropic Breathwork or Dr. Stan Grof in any way.) In an approximately ninety minute powerful live Neurodynamic Breathwork Online (or just “Breathwork Online” for short) Workshop which includes a 55 minute breathing session to a carefully designed powerful music set, you can experience an expanded state of awareness where your mind chatter subsides. After developing Neurodynamic Breathwork, Michael turned his attention to working with the principles that make breathwork so powerful and, using his science background, combined them with the latest advances in neuroscience and quantum theory to develop workshops that allow participants to experience what he calls “real freedom”—the freedom to consciously create your own reality on a day by day basis. We are constantly programming our minds to produce specific results, but we do it unconsciously. By making this a conscious process, by in essence metaprogramming our minds, we can completely control our emotional states and create the future of our dreams.
Michael Stone Quote:
“My mission is to give people the tools that they need to empower themselves to use their energy to efficiently and consciously create the future of their dreams. We spend enormous amounts of time focusing on and controlling what we put into our bodies and almost no time focusing on what we put into our minds. That must change if we are to expand our consciousness and brain capacity in a way that each one of us can effectively transform our life on a day by day basis from one dominated by fear and anxiety to one overflowing with joy and creation. Right now our mind uses us. Our programming controls us. We have been hypnotized into believing that we do have very little control over our reality and our emotional states. That is just not true. Once we understand how our mind works, we can use it as a tool to experience real freedom by catapulting ourselves into a future reality that is entirely of our own creation. We just need to interact with our mind in a way that channels its immense creative power to move us forward instead of holding us back. I call this process Radical Self-Empowerment.”
Michael can be contacted at: Michael@HolotropicBreathworkLA.com