When you realize there is nothing lacking,

The whole world belongs to you.

...Lao Tzu




Our facilitator group offering these workshops includes those certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training program (GTT) and trainees in that program, as well as assistants with many years of experience both as participants and as helpers.  All of us have seen the benefits of Holotropic Breathwork in our own lives, and the growth and healing in the lives of people who have participated in our workshops in both Maine and Boston. We are dedicated to this work and honored to be able to bring it to midcoast Maine.


Jean Wood has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork sessions since 1989, and certified as a facilitator with the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2006.  She has facilitated in large groups with Stan Grof and staff at Naropa University, Omega Institute, and Kripalu, and has assisted with smaller groups in the Pacific Northwest. She has long used this work as a primary psycho-spiritual discipline for her own personal growth and learning, and is always eager to share it with others. She lives in Maine and offers weekend workshops in the Midcoast area as well as in Boston.

Jean is a botanist, naturalist and inveterate gardener with a masters degree in botany from the University of Wyoming. She has long been fascinated by the potentials of self-exploration and inner healing. She finds the natural world to be a powerful source of connection to the inner world and the human soul.

She is also a student of astrology, pursuing - and awed by - the archetypal correlations between the planetary transits of breathwork participants and their experiences in our workshops.

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Brian Bauer has a B.A. in English and languages from Lake Forest College, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Business & Management from Harvard University.  He is a consultant in integrated web-based and print advertising. Brian has been participating in Holotropic Breathwork since 1997 and regularly assists at workshops.  He is also a Reiki Master Teacher and a meditation instructor in Transcendental Meditation and Vipassana. He lives in Somerville, MA.


Lisa Gilbert, M.D., graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Biology and then worked as a teacher, athletic trainer and coach for five years. She then attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and after graduating she completed a residency in psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic. Lisa has practiced psychiatry in a wide variety of settings, predominately serving trauma survivors. Since 2009 she has worked entirely with veterans. She became certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator in 2017 through the Grof Transpersonal Training program, some of which was directly taught by Stanislav Grof, M.D.

“Focus on the Greater Mystery in life has been a long-held theme throughout many facets of my life. Holotropic Breathwork has been by far the most beneficial experiential tool along the way. Even as I start assisting with the facilitation, I continue to do my own sessions, as this and other personal work continue to accelerate deeper spiritual connection and profound healing.”

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Beth Piper, LMT, has a B.S. in elementary and special education with a concentration in psychology and art from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. She also graduated from Bloom School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork in 2015.
Beth has worked with families in many situations, in day care settings, with domestic violence and sexual violence survivors, and as an individual support coordinator for adults with developmental delays. She has been a full-time mom for 12 years and is currently working as a caregiver for the elderly, as well as starting her own massage therapy practice. 
In her practice she uses a combination of relaxation and focused bodywork, as well as intuitive energy guidance. She specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma, helping them learn new positive experiences and grounding. 
Beth discovered Holotropic Breathwork in 1994 and since then has been a student of both Holotropic and Transpersonal Breathwork. She lives in New Gloucester, Maine, with her two daughters, ages 10 and 12, and her partner Cathy.