Facilitators / Holotropic Breathwork Practitioners

Michael Stone

Michael Stone is the founder of Holotropic Breathwork LA and the lead facilitator for all Holotropic Breathwork LA intros and workshops including the Holotropic Breathwork in the Desert Retreat, all Inner Awakening Breathwork workshops and the breakthrough Retrain Your Brain, Master Your Own Life workshop..  For more information on Michael, CLICK HERE.


Saemi Nakamura




Saemi Nakamura is a Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator.  She  was born and grew up in Tokyo.  She came to Los Angeles to study acting and has worked on films, television shows, and numerous commercials for more than twenty years. She also became a published author and has written a series of essays sharing her personal growth and inspired many young people in Japan.  She had her first experience with an expanded state of awareness during a Holotropic Breathwork workshop in 2011. After a three year long training, she became a Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator in 2016.  In the same year, she began an intensive training program in Fractal Psychology (aka “Theory of an Advanced World (TAW)”), developed by Mau Ishiki in Japan.  She also co-leads the cutting edge workshop “Retrain Your Brain, Master Your Own Life – Transform Every Day of Your Life Into A Holotropic Adventure“. Her focus is to support people to be freed from their conditioning and reprogram their minds to experience true freedom.   Please visit her site at www.saeminakamura.com




Guest Facilitators:

Matthew Stelzner - Guest Facilitator for Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Breathing Workshops

Matthew Stelzner

Matthew Stelzner is a professional astrologer who has been practicing astrology in San Francisco for the last fifteen years.  He practices a unique form of archetypal astrology, which he learned from Richard Tarnas and Stanislav Grof during his years as a graduate student at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has completed coursework both towards a Ph.D. in Humanities and a master’s degree in counseling psychology.  He is a Stan Grof Certified Facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork and a senior staff member and teacher with Grof Transpersonal Training.  He has assisted Stan Grof and Richard Tarnas with their graduate-level courses, and has taught the GTT astrology module internationally several times.  He is also currently a faculty member for the newly formed Institute of Archetypal Cosmology which offers courses in archetypal astrology to students both in the California bay area and online.  For more information about Matthew and his work please visit his website at www.matthewstelzner.com


Sonia Telle - Guest Facilitator for Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Breathing Workshops

Sonia Telle

Sonia Telle, M.A. from CIIS, is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She enjoys working in private practice with individuals, couples and families. Sonia is a Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, she offers workshops in Northern California and works with GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training) in the US and Europe.   For more information about Sonia, please visit her website at:  www.soniatelle.com





Glenn Girlando - Guest Facilitator for Los Angeles Holotropic Breathwork Los Breathing Workshops

Glenn Girlando

Glenn Girlando, M.A., is a Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator who has been studying and practicing breathwork since 1991. He completed a Masters in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle in 1998, with a focus on Transpersonal Issues & Spirituality in Adult Education.  In 2001, he completed Stanislav Grof’s two-year long Transpersonal Training program and has been offering Holotropic Breathwork workshops in the area since 2002.  He has a great respect for the sacredness and uniqueness of each individual’s process, and prioritizes the creation of safe space to do deep inner work for healing and personal growth.  For more information about Glenn, please visit his website at www.holotropicbreathwork.net


Colleen Reid

Colleen Reid, M.E.S., is a Grof Certified Holotropic BreathworkTM Facilitator based in Ojai, CA. She studied psychology at Dartmouth College and holds a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale University. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and is a Founding Steward for the Milagro World Center. As a naturalist, poet, writer, and explorer, Colleen uses her long career in conservation to inform her nature-based approach to both human and planetary healing and wellness. Colleen hosts private individual and group breathwork workshops, and week-long intensives incorporating non-ordinary states of consciousness, nature, expressive arts, writing, and movement therapies in Ojai, CA, and select other locations upon request. Visit her website: www.BodhiBreath.com.


Dana Huffman

Dana Huffman is a musician and abstract artist from Los Angeles. His interest in the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness led him to Grof Transpersonal Training, where he experienced a profound awakening of creative vision and productivity. A Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator, he is thrilled and grateful to be of service among this community. Selections of his holotropic-inspired drawings and paintings can be seen at danahuffman.com




Cal Parrott is a certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator since 2011. His lifelong interest in Taoism, Humanistic Psychology and 40 years of Transcendental Meditation led him to Stan Grof’s work related to the marriage of psychology and spirituality. Cal is a senior staff member of the Grof Transpersonal Training program and helps to facilitate teaching modules in the U.S. and Mexico.






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