About Melbourne Breathwork

Melbourne breathwork hold small group workshops are held regularly throughout the year and are facilitated by Anthony Olsen and Ruth Langford.

Melbourne Breathwork is a small team of facilitators dedicated to working with non-ordinary states of consciousness with breath and music via the lens of transpersonal psychology and the Holotropic paradigm.

Breathwork & Group Facilitators

Lila Pesa

Breathwork Facilitator

Lila Pesa

Lila began her journey with breathwork and depth psychology in her late teens and early 20th, experiencing different types of breathwork approaches...

Lila Pesa <p>Lila began her journey with breathwork and depth psychology in her late teens and early 20th, experiencing different types of breathwork approaches and various psychotherapies. When moved to Australia in 2002, Lila found Holotropic Breathwork becoming a “practice of choice” as well as her community and her passion. She started attending Holotropic Breathwork sessions, retreats and modules with Grof Transpersonal Training in 2005/2006.</p> <p>Lila was participating and apprenticing in training modules in many countries around the world, and got certified with GTT in 2009, when she also completed her counselling studies and became a registered counsellor and transpersonal psychotherapist (member of Australian Counselling Assossiation since beginning of 2010).</p> <p>Lila has a private practice “Integral Emotional Health” in Sydney’s Lower North Shore and also works for an independent health promotion charity – Hepatitis NSW, where she is running a specialised counselling service “Let’s Talk”, providing counselling support to individuals and families affected by viral hepatitis.</p> <p>Lila is committed to her personal and professional development.</p> <p>In her own words: ” I feel deeply grateful for my, at times challenging path, that took me on this “journey of self-discovery”, and led me to experience my ‘lows’ and my ‘highs’, feeling truly loving and being loved and supported by so many incredible people around the world. I am grateful to my special teachers, my beautiful family and friends, my wonderfully supportive peers and colleagues, and to my clients who also teach me so much about being human.”</p>
Anthony Olsen

Breathwork Facilitator

Anthony Olsen

Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based psychotherapist and Holotropic Breathwork practi...

Anthony Olsen https://melbourneprocesswork.com/ <p>Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based <a href="https://melbourneprocesswork.com/" target="_blank">psychotherapist</a> and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within a relational&nbsp;model, offering both Holotropic breathwork and Process Oriented psychotherapy as therapeutic tools. Please see his personal website <a href="https://melbourneprocesswork.com/" target="_blank">MelbourneProcesswork</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> <p>Anthony had his first experience of Holotropic breathwork in 1997, with one of Australia's pioneering Holotropic Breathwork practitioners, the Reverend Alf Foote. Alf Foote was a part of the key month-long workshops at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.esalen.org/">Esalen community</a>&nbsp;during the 1980's when Stan Grof started to form the set and setting for Holotropic Breathwork.</p> <p>Anthony worked closely in a therapeutic context with Alf Foote over a number of years exploring the power and potential of Holotropic Breathwork, which eventually lead to starting the&nbsp;<a href="http://holotropic.com/">Grof Transpersonal Training</a>&nbsp;certification program in 2006. Anthony attended the training certification in 2013.</p> <p>Anthony is available for one on one breathwork and psychotherapy sessions. Please call 0416 277 063 or visit&nbsp;<a href="https://melbourneprocesswork.com/">his website</a>&nbsp;for more information. In addition to his work as an Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork facilitator Anthony also works as a web designer in Melbourne.</p> <p></p> <ul><li><strong>Member of Pacfa </strong>(Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) Provider No. 27517</li></ul>
Vicky Nicholson

Breathwork Facilitator

Vicky Nicholson

I support GTT in their training program in Australia and the US, as well as conducting regular five-day and weekend retreats in Tasmania. I am pass...

Vicky Nicholson <p>I support GTT in their training program in Australia and the US, as well as conducting regular five-day and weekend retreats in Tasmania. I am passionate about Holotropic Breathwork and continue to revel in being part of a global community of people who engage in a profound inner healing process.</p>
Ruth Langford

Breathwork Facilitator

Ruth Langford

With a diverse background in culture/arts/environmental/ social justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her tim...

Ruth Langford https://www.nayriniaragoodspirit.com/ <p>With a diverse background in culture/arts/environmental/ social justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her time into endeavors that reflect her passion for uniting ancient traditions and modern innovation in order to promote caring for that which sustains and invigorates life.</p> <p>Ruth draws upon the cultural knowledge of her Yorta Yorta mother and the Aboriginal Community of Tasmania where she was born and continues to live. Engaging with and inspiring people to build personal relationships which encourage social cohesion and protection of Country is a life long passion of hers.</p> <p>Combining over twenty years traveling the world sitting with Indigenous Healers, Elders and World Wisdom Teachers, Ruth Langford’s vision is to connect people to the ecological and spiritual understanding of ancient wisdoms supported by modern scientific knowledge delivered in a relevant context.</p> <p>Establishing Nayri Niara, a Centre for the Arts of Healing, Ruth has gained a reputation as a capable facilitator and coordinator of effective therapeutic programs, which have as their guiding principles, Connection to Country, Culture and to the Sacred.</p>
Jiri Hanus

Breathwork Facilitator

Jiri Hanus

Jiri is passionate for exploration of non-ordinary state of consciousness, through ancient practices, rituals and healing modalities. Jiri is an IA...

Jiri Hanus <p>Jiri is passionate for exploration of non-ordinary state of consciousness, through ancient practices, rituals and healing modalities. Jiri is an IAKP Kambo practitioner since 2016, certified Trance Dance facilitator, OSHO Meditation facilitator and have long history with Holotropic Breathwork as participant and since 2018 as GTT facilitator student.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jiri is holding monthly ceremonies with Sacred Cacao & Trance Dance and Kambo circles for last 6 years in Aotearoa, and is dedicated to hold a safe and creative space for people to bring their true self to connect to and explore.&nbsp;</p> <p>Jiri participated in many shamanistic healing modalities and rituals in Czech Republic including Sweat Lodge, Firewalking and had undertake expeditions to Amazon to learn from master curanderos to deepen his practice.</p>
Cameron Barker

Group facilitator

Cameron Barker

Cameron is a Gestalt psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. He specialises in working with the natural processes of the body to dea...

Cameron Barker <p>Cameron is a Gestalt psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. He specialises in working with the natural processes of the body to deal with the effects of trauma.</p>