Heliotropic BreathWork: For Personal and Planetary Transformation & Healing

“All the cultures in human history except the Western industrial civilization have held holotropic states of consciousness in great esteem. They induced them whenever they wanted to connect to other dimensions of reality, to their Deities, and with the forces of nature. They also used them for diagnosing and healing, cultivation of extrasensory perception, and artistic inspiration. They spent much time and energy to develop safe and effective ways of inducing them.”

~Stan Grof, MD, PhD
The Cosmic Game - Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness


Join us for Heliotropic BreathWork on the
Solstices, Equinoxes & More

"The Sun shines not on us but within us."
~ John Muir

Artwork by Doug Van Houten

Spring Equinox Celebration & Ritual
Wholeness, Healing & Self Transformation

When: Friday 6:30pm March 24 to 11:30am Sunday - March 26
Where: University of Earth - Graeagle CA - 64274 Hwy 70
Cost: $315 - 500* - Includes Meals & Free Lodging

To register:
For more information email: ContactUs@UofEarth.org
or call Rich: 530 368-6325

"Where in the world has that been all my life...and humbled by the mystery of it.
 For here was one of the forms of consciousness entirely different from the ordinary
and yet so close by
 -- separated from normal waking consciousness by -- what?
A handful of exhalations! "
~Michael Pollan on Breathwork

Heliotropic BreathWork
"The Sun shines not on us but within us."
~John Muir

What is Heliotropic BreathWork? When the world’s preeminent consciousness researcher Stanislav Grof created his internationally renowned breathwork method and founded Grof Transpersonal Training he said his method was not the last word on breathwork and if people wanted to improve on it he encouraged others to do so. At University of Earth, we believe we have done just that with Heliotropic BreathWorkWe are deeply indebted to Stan Grof for his profound genius. Heliotropic BreathWork adopts the core methods and precepts of Grof and adds crucial pieces that are proven to facilitate long term personal and planetary transformation, healing and wholeness.    

Expanding Grof's concept of the "Inner Healer," Heliotropic BreathWork invokes the concept of the Higher Self, one's inner healer and teacher. Called by many names in the ancient wisdom traditions the Higher Self, the Sun within, is the true healer and teacher. Using evocative music and breathing the psyche (soul) enters a higher frequency and dimension of consciousness where true healing and transformation can take place.  

Heliotropic BreathWork is a powerful approach to personal empowerment and self-exploration which relies on our innate inner wisdom. The reports of a vast variety of expanded states of consciousness and healings, including mental, emotional and physical ailments as well as past life traumas, is truly astonishing. Along with being legal and safer for the psyche (soul) than psychedelics, some facilitators are now indicating this type of breathwork helps to integrate previous altered states of consciousness induced by psychedelics in a way that psychedelics cannot. In Heliotropic BreathWork participants leave with suggested practices to stay connected to their Higher Self for continued healing and wisdom.  

Grof said the perfect place to do breathwork is where you walk out of your breathwork session into a beautiful place in nature. University of Earth is located on a magical and healing land along the Wild & Scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River. Cradled by sacred mountain peaks with the "Medicine River" flowing through it, this land has been dubbed the perfect place for breathwork by longtime facilitators of Grof's method. 

"Between BreathWork at University of Earth and the supplemental practices
Rich teaches my life has been transformed."
~MD, Heliotropic BreathWork Facilitator Trainee 

"Heliotropic BreathWork is like a spiritual booster shot! I am amazed at its effectiveness
in healing the body-mind and capacity to open us up to higher dimensions of reality."
~DS, BreathWork Attendee

"I have attended a number of breathwork modalities,
but none are as powerful as Heliotropic BreathWork."
~ML, BreathWork Attendee

"Everybody should do this!"
~TF, BreathWork Attendee

University of Earth is honored to bring this amazingly effective process of potential self-transformation, soul healing and wholeness to our greater community. 

*U of Earth offers this event at half the cost you would normally find this type of breathwork in this weekend format at other venues.

"May your work become central in awakening this sleeping and confused species we are part of.
I so admire anyone who has dedicated himself the way you have."
Brian Swimme, PhD ~ Cosmologist & Author
"The Universe Story" and "The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos"

University of Earth founder and director Rich Silver is the creator of Heliotropic BreathWork and serves as the lead facilitator. He is a practicing Ecotherapist with a MA in psychotherapy and has been certified in a number of healing modalities. Rich has completed all of the required training modules, including the certification module through Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT), the organization originally founded by Stan Grof, to become a certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator. While being grateful for the training, Rich has chosen not to certify due to personal concerns regarding GTT. 

At his first training module the late Tav Sparks, owner and director of GTT, said upon meeting Rich, "You have an amazing presence, you have clearly done a lot of work on yourself." In his third training module, Stacia Butterfield, Grof's hand chosen workshop co-presenter exclaimed, "You could be the poster child for Holotropic Breathwork." These quotes are not meant to be a self-aggrandizement of Rich Silver but rather a testament of what dedicated practice can bring to any of us. Rich brings a lifetime of education in the field of human potential and dedication to transformative practice to Heliotropic BreathWork. His dedication to offering support for others has improved the lives of many hundreds over the years. Rich Silver's Bio

"The man with the biggest heart...a rare combination of appreciation of,
and comfort in 
the upperworld, the underworld and the wild."
~Bill Plotkin, PhD ~ Depth Psychologist, Wilderness Guide & Author
"Soulcraft" and "Nature and Human Soul"

We hope you will join us for this amazing journey and exploration for fulfilling the "father of medicine," Hippocrates' axiom, "Heal thyself."