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 and Group Facilitators

Sharna Hussain

Breathwork Facilitator

Sharna Hussain

I am a fully registered psychologist (BA, GradDipPsych, MAPs) and a somatic psychotherapist. I am also a teacher at the Institute of Body Psychothe...

Sharna Hussain <p>I am a fully registered psychologist (BA, GradDipPsych, MAPs) and a somatic psychotherapist. I am also a teacher at the Institute of Body Psychotherapy in Brisbane having trained over a decade ago, as a practitioner of Core Energetics somatic psychotherapy. I have completed training in advanced trauma treatment techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Havening. I am also certified in Dr Stanislav Grof’s Transpersonal Psychology and Holotropic Breathwork training.</p> <p>With a compassionate transpersonal approach, I utilise principles of Advaita (nonduality), Buddhist psychology and psychological astrology. I also assist clients through breathwork and somatic psychotherapy processes whereby unfinished business of the past can be resolved through the navigation of biographical, perinatal and transpersonal levels of experience.</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 <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>
Anthony Olsen

Breathwork Facilitator

Anthony Olsen

Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within the Trad...

Anthony Olsen <p>Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based Acupuncturist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within the Traditional Chinese Medical model, offering both Holotropic breathwork and Acupuncture as therapeutic tools. Please see his personal website&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritgate.com.au/">Spiritgate</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 acupuncture sessions. Please call 0416 277 063 or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://spiritgate.com.au/">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>
Joe Sciglitano

Group facilitator

Joe Sciglitano

Joe works in Human Centred Design, leading a team of researchers and designers to solve complex social problems through empathy and creative exper...

Joe Sciglitano <h3>Joe works in Human Centred Design, leading a team of researchers and designers to solve complex social problems through empathy and creative experimentation.</h3> <p>Joe is a practitioner of Insight Meditation and has led several small meditation groups over the past few years. He also practices Raja Yoga, and Holotropic Breathwork.</p> <p>Joe is interested in creating and participating in secular ritual spaces where people have an opportunity to reflect, explore and co-discover what it means to be part of a community of intimacy, respect and wisdom.</p> <p>Joe’s fascination with archetypes stretches back to his childhood fascination with George Lucas’ Star Wars saga. He was inspired to take seriously the idea of story as spiritual practice after discovering that the themes and characters that sparked his boyhood imagination were, in fact, steeped in a tradition of mythological storytelling that dated back to prehistory. He is interested in seeing what happens when we explore our personal stories in this context, and discover common threads that create an interwoven experience, shedding greater light on our humanity and connectedness.<br></p> <p>Joe is a husband and father of two boys.</p>