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Holotropic Breathwork® Intensive With
Stacia Butterfield

Exploring The Healing Potential of Expanded States of Consciousness

October 5–8, 2023 // Weekend Intensive // In-Person

For thousands of years and across many cultures, non-ordinary states of consciousness have been used as a potent strategy for deep transformation and meaningful self-exploration.

About Holotropic Breathwork®

Originated by Stanislav Grof, the pioneering psychedelic researcher, and his late wife, Christina Grof, Holotropic Breathwork® draws from time-honored practices that are simple yet powerful techniques for shifting consciousness. Holotropic Breathwork® is a sonically driven, immersive practice that uses accelerated breathing, evocative music, somatic awareness, and expressive arts to access the healing potential of these states.

In addition to consideration of set and setting, the approach is grounded in the skillful support of each individual’s intrinsic healing intelligence and capacity to orient toward a more transformative and integrated experience of one’s true nature. Holotropic Breathwork® has been successfully used as an experiential non-drug training modality in Naropa University’s Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies program. 

About This Retreat

In this non-residential retreat, we will gather in the rich field of community for an immersive experience and personal exploration of enhanced states of consciousness, including strategies to prepare for, navigate, and integrate these deep experiences. 

This retreat includes four breathwork sessions (two as breather, two as sitter). While deepening your personal journey, you will also gain experience sitting for others in ‘non-ordinary state’ space. Contemplative practice, movement, expressive arts, and time in community will be offered throughout the retreat to support the integration process. 

This intensive is suited for all those of heart who are curious about Holotropic Breathwork® and learning more about enhanced states of consciousness. No previous experience is necessary. New and experienced breathers/explorers alike can benefit. 

Program Schedule & Cost

Non-Residential Weekend Intensive

Naropa University Performing Arts Center
2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO, 80302

Thursday | October 5th 2023 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm Mountain Time
Friday | October 6th 2023 | 9:00am – 6:00pm Mountain Time
Saturday | October 7th 2023 | 9:00am – 6:00pm Mountain Time
Sunday | October 8th 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm Mountain Time

This is a non-residential retreat, and overnight accommodations are not provided.
To maintain a supportive retreat container, lunch will be served on both Friday and Saturday.
Full participation in all retreat sessions is required.
Spots are limited.

Program Pricing

Standard Price: $575

Naropa Community Price: $515
Naropa staff, faculty, students, and alumnx: Email extendedcampus@naropa.edu to request a discount code.

All participants are required to provide documented proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, self-administered no more than 24 hours before the start of the Intensive. Proof of a negative test result must be provided at the time of check in on October 15th, and failure to do so may result in exclusion from the Intensive. 

Intensive capacity has also been limited in the interest of promoting reasonable health and safety within our large practice space. At this time, face masks are optional, but encourage during integration and community gathering times, and for those who are “sitting.”

Meet Your Facilitator

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Stacia Butterfield

Stacia Butterfield is a certified Holotropic Breathwork® practitioner with 15+ years of dedicated service and close work with Stanislav Grof, the originator of Holotropic Breathwork and a pioneering psychedelic researcher. She has also been a senior staff member coordinating, facilitating, and teaching residential Holotropic Breathwork® training retreats across the U.S. for many years.

More recently, Stacia has brought immersive experiential retreats to the MAPS MDMA Training Program, MAPS Board of Directors Annual Meeting, Esalen Institute, Naropa University’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Training Program, and other clinical and corporate programs in the US and Canada. 

As a certified Somatic Practitioner for almost 25 years, Stacia’s long interest in the wisdom of the body and deep trust in the intrinsic healing orientation of the psyche informs her work with others. In addition to extensive experience with expanded states of consciousness, Stacia is a long-time student of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Reyes, and uses stories, myths, writing, ritual and other contemplative practices to strengthen one’s inner knowing in support of the journey toward a more nourishing and authentic aliveness in the world.

To learn more about Stacia, visit her website.

Stacia Butterfield is a certified Holotropic Breathwork® practitioner with 15+ years of dedicated service and close work with Stanislav Grof, the originator of Holotropic Breathwork and a pioneering psychedelic researcher. She has also been a senior staff member coordinating, facilitating, and teaching residential Holotropic Breathwork® training retreats across the U.S. for many years.

More recently, Stacia has brought immersive experiential retreats to the MAPS MDMA Training Program, MAPS Board of Directors Annual Meeting, Esalen Institute, Naropa University’s Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Training Program, and other clinical and corporate programs in the US and Canada. 

As a certified Somatic Practitioner for almost 25 years, Stacia’s long interest in the wisdom of the body and deep trust in the intrinsic healing orientation of the psyche informs her work with others. In addition to extensive experience with expanded states of consciousness, Stacia is a long-time student of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Reyes, and uses stories, myths, writing, ritual and other contemplative practices to strengthen one’s inner knowing in support of the journey toward a more nourishing and authentic aliveness in the world.

To learn more about Stacia, visit her website.

This program is proudly offered by Naropa Extended Campus, our continuing education and public programs division.
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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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YOU ARE READY.

This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

“*” indicates required fields