March 2024 GROF® Breathwork Retreat

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March 2024 GROF® Breathwork Retreat

Wednesday, March 20th –  Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Synergia Ranch, New Mexico

This retreat will offer both a theoretical and practical introduction to the work of Stanislav Grof, MD. It will be highly experiential. Using GROF® Breathwork as our therapeutic modality, participants will have two opportunities to experience the breathwork process and two opportunities to hold space for a partner.

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Step 1: Medical Form

*You must fill out the Medical Form
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so we may review and clear you of any contraindications. The form will open in a new tab. Please return to this page after you have completed the form to continue registration.

Step 2: Registration

*STOP: Only select the 2nd Person option if you are the 2nd Person of a couple registering for the One Bed, Private bathroom. Please choose another lodging option if this is not the case.

*STOP: If you are single, please go back and choose the "Single Only" lodging option. If it's not avaiable, choose the "Single or Couple" lodging option.

*STOP: If you are not willing to stay with a roommate, you must choose another lodging option above. Do not move foward with registration with this option.

*Please enter your friends name below. They must register with the Two beds, Shared bathroom lodging option immediately to reserve the room together. We will then know to assign both of you to the same room.
*Please enter your spouse or partners name below, then have them register a new order separately using the 2nd Person lodging option immediately to reserve the room. We will then know to assign both of you to the room selected above.
*Please enter your partner or spouses name below. They must register with the Two beds, Shared bathroom lodging option immediately to reserve the room together. We will then know to assign both of you to the same room.
*Please enter your partner or spouses name below. They must register with the Two beds, Shared bathroom lodging option immediately to reserve the room together. We will then know to assign both of you to the same room.
Dietary Options *
Note: All meals come with an option for gluten-free or dairy free.

Terms and Conditions

(updated 6.13.23)

PLEASE NOTE: You must use the same email address throughout all activity on this site in order for the system to track your payments and other registration activity.
You will be required to pay a minimum deposit of $500 to complete your registration process. Payment may be made by credit/debit card (Stripe). For those with extenuating financial circumstances, please reach out to Kirsten Kairos, Events Manager to discuss payment options: kk@groflegacyproject.org

Potential Health-Related Contraindications

Before registering, please note that GROF® Breathwork can involve strong physical and emotional experiences. This form of breathwork is not appropriate for pregnant women, or for persons with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, cardiovascular surgery, severe hypertension, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, or arrhythmia), some diagnosed psychiatric conditions, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness, Grand mal epilepsy, or active spiritual emergency. If you have any doubt about the safety of your participation, please discuss your concerns with your physician, therapist and/or us.

Updated COVID Policy @ Synergia Ranch (rev 9.5.22)

Given the close physical contact involved in GROF® Breathwork, we continue to be committed to optimal safety. As of September 1, 2022 the Synergia Ranch updated their Covid Policy. In concert with Synergia, the GROF® Legacy Project has a continued focus on pre-testing before arrival.

Pre-testing for Participants and Staff:

Please take your rapid test the morning of your retreat start date. Text a photo along with your first and last name to Kirsten Kairos (KK), Events Manager: 310-699-2001. Please do not continue to the retreat center if your test is positive. Contact KK as soon as possible at the number above.In addition to pre-testing, we ask that you exercise an abundance of caution in the time between your test and arrival at the ranch. Please make conservative choices in relation to social activities. For those traveling by air and other public transportation, please consider wearing a mask en route.

While indoors we will maximize cross ventilation and use of ceiling fans. We are so grateful to have an opportunity to work in-person and want to make every retreat as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone.

Cancellation Due to Positive Results
In the event you must cancel due to a positive COVID test, you will receive a refund less the deposit. The deposit will be transferable to a future event.

General Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 6 weeks prior to your retreat start date will include a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations made WITHIN 6 to 2 weeks of your retreat start date will receive a full refund minus the deposit amount. Deposits will be totally refundable, if the event needs to be canceled based on public health concerns.

Late Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made within 14 days of your retreat start date are considered to be a Late Cancellation. No refunds will be given, however 50% of your funds may be applied to a future Grof® Legacy Project event within one year from your original retreat start date.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 –  Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Synergia Ranch, New Mexico

Registration Now Open!

Diane Haug & Grof Legacy Team

Open to the Public
*suggested arrival Wednesday between 2:30pm – 4:30pm and departure after lunch on Sunday

GROF® Breathwork is currently being used as a training tool for those interested in better supporting work in non-ordinary states of consciousness. The skill set involves learning how to carefully prepare people for deep non-ordinary state work; how to create ethical, respectful, and safe settings; how to cultivate the naturally therapeutic presence critical for effective sitting or guiding;  and how to provide skillful guidance related to the integrative process that follows a deep experience. All these skills have great relevance in relation to supporting those in psycho-spiritual crisis, the dying process, the recovery from trauma or addiction, or preparing for work in the emerging field of psychedelic psychotherapy. This retreat will offer both a theoretical and practical introduction to the work of Stanislav Grof, MD. It will be highly experiential. Using GROF® Breathwork  as our therapeutic modality,  participants will have two opportunities to experience the breathwork process and two opportunities to hold space for a partner. For those interested in the upcoming GLT certification program, this retreat will be a useful introduction to GROF® Breathwork. The four breathwork sessions will count towards the experiential requirements in the GLT certification program. For those who may have missed the opportunity to experience GROF® Breathwork in other training programs (e.g. CIIS /CPTR or MAPS) this retreat may meet requirements for individualized professional development or experiential learning.

Retreat Details

Please read through the following details provided in the tabbed sections below before proceeding with registration.

Facilitation Team

Lead Facilitator

Diane Haug, MA, LPCC

Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist living in rural northern New Mexico. She has been a senior member of the Grof Transpersonal Training over the past three decades.   Diane is currently a founding director of the Grof Legacy Project USA;  adjunct faculty with the CIIS / CPTR certificate program;  and in 2021 was the Director of the CIIS/ CPTR  Mentoring Program.  In March / April 2017 she served on the staff for the MAPS MDMA- assisted therapy training program

Learn more about our team.

Location Details

Synergia Ranch – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Place

Synergia Ranch is located in the high desert south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rustic in nature, and rich in history, the ranch is set on 111 acres dotted with cactus, pinion and juniper trees. The heart of the property includes xeriscape perennial beds, a producing apple orchard, other fruit trees, and farm-to-market vegetable gardens.

Just off the Turquoise Trail (NM highway 14), Synergia Ranch is 45 minutes north of the Albuquerque airport and 30 minutes south the historic Santa Fe Plaza.

The People

Synergia Ranch is home to a small intentional community of cultural creatives in the fields of engineering, ecology, permaculture, fine arts, theater, and the healing arts. Residents include the original inventors, designers, and managers of the Biosphere 2 Project in Oracle, Arizona.

Synergia Ranch is also the home of Synergetic Press, an independent publishing house specializing in ecology, sustainability, consciousness, and anthropology. In early 2022 Synergetic Press released Psyche Unbound: Essays in Honor of Stan Grof. The Grof Legacy Project USA is very pleased to be offering its first public programs of 2022 at Synergia Ranch.

Schedule information. 

Our suggested arrival time on Wednesday is between 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm on arrival day and we will have our first session after dinner from 7pm – 9:30pm.

Departure will be after lunch on Sunday. The workshop will complete by noon and food will be available upon closure. Take-out options will be available for those needing to consider afternoon travel plans.

Airports / Ground Transportation

Guests flying into New Mexico can consider either the Albuquerque Airport (ABQ) or the much smaller Santa Fe Airport (SAF). Synergia Ranch is approximately 50 minutes north of ABQ and 30 minutes southeast of SAF.

Ground transportation from either airport could include car rental (perhaps shared between several participants) or a combination of airport shuttles and UBER.

Please see the Synergia Ranch website for detailed driving directions.

Off-Site Lodging Options

We encourage onsite lodging for reasons of safety and community experience but recognize Synergia lodging is limited. There are several options for off-site lodging including the nearby Rancho Gallina – Santa Fe Inn and Eco-Retreat and various Airbnb hosts. Non-residential guests will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and bookings.

Internet Access / Cell Reception

Cell phone reception is widely available. Internet connectivity is limited to the commons area around the dining hall – but not in the adobe bedrooms.

Food Service / Dietary Issues

Margaret Augustine, the talented and versatile resident chef will be serving our group. Margaret and her staff can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions including vegetarian and vegan.

The Synergia dining hall includes a self-service coffee and tea station as well as a full-sized refrigerator for guest use.

What to Bring

toiletries
comfortable, layered clothing (can send out info about weather closer to event)
waterbottle
eye shades
flashlight
journal and pen
sunglasses
hat (sun protection)
slip on shoes or sandals (trips to showerhouse)
lightweight robe or sarong (trips to showerhouse)

About Santa Fe

High altitude (7,000 feet above sea level) in the Santa Fe area means air is thinner and it can take individuals about 48 hours to adjust.

Bottle drinking water will be available in several locations.

Please see the Synergia Ranch website for more information and images of the ranch including sleeping spaces, dining hall, shared showerhouse, etc. Our workspace will be the Dolphin Dance Studio – a 1500 square foot room with a wooden floor adjacent to the North Plaza rooms.

Registration Process

Registration involves the following process:

  1. Complete our Medical Form. 
  2. Complete registration and agree to the terms, including paying the deposit or tuition in full.

You will receive an email with instructions for payment of your balance immediately, and a reminder prior to the full payment deadline. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER FOR EMAILS AND BE SURE TO ADD GROF LEGACY PROJECT TO YOUR CONTACTS.

Lodging selection at registration allows us to reserve rooms based on limited availability at Synergia Ranch.


(updated 6.13.23)

PLEASE NOTE: You must use the same email address throughout all activity on this site in order for the system to track your payments and other registration activity.
You will be required to pay a minimum deposit of $500 to complete your registration process. Payment may be made by credit/debit card (Stripe). For those with extenuating financial circumstances, please reach out to Kirsten Kairos, Events Manager to discuss payment options: kk@groflegacyproject.org

Potential Health-Related Contraindications

Before registering, please note that Grof® Breathwork can involve strong physical and emotional experiences. This form of breathwork is not appropriate for pregnant women, or for persons with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, cardiovascular surgery, severe hypertension, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, or arrhythmia), some diagnosed psychiatric conditions, recent surgery or fractures, acute infectious illness, Grand mal epilepsy, or active spiritual emergency. If you have any doubt about the safety of your participation, please discuss your concerns with your physician, therapist and/or us.

Updated COVID Policy @ Synergia Ranch (rev 9.5.22)

Given the close physical contact involved in Grof® Breathwork, we continue to be committed to optimal safety. As of September 1, 2022 the Synergia Ranch updated their Covid Policy. In concert with Synergia, the Grof® Legacy Project has a continued focus on pre-testing before arrival.

Pre-testing for Participants and Staff:

Please take your rapid test the morning of your retreat start date. Text a photo along with your first and last name to Kirsten Kairos (KK), Events Manager: 310-699-2001. Please do not continue to the retreat center if your test is positive. Contact KK as soon as possible at the number above.In addition to pre-testing, we ask that you exercise an abundance of caution in the time between your test and arrival at the ranch. Please make conservative choices in relation to social activities. For those traveling by air and other public transportation, please consider wearing a mask en route.

While indoors we will maximize cross ventilation and use of ceiling fans. We are so grateful to have an opportunity to work in-person and want to make every retreat as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone.

Cancellation Due to Positive Results
In the event you must cancel due to a positive COVID test, you will receive a refund less the deposit. The deposit will be transferable to a future event.

General Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 6 weeks prior to your retreat start date will include a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations made WITHIN 6 to 2 weeks of your retreat start date will receive a full refund minus the deposit amount. Deposits will be totally refundable, if the event needs to be canceled based on public health concerns.

Late Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made within 14 days of your retreat start date are considered to be a Late Cancellation. No refunds will be given, however 50% of your funds may be applied to a future Grof® Legacy Project event within one year from your original retreat start date.


The GROF® Legacy Team

Covid Policy

Given current Covid trends, we require a rapid test the morning of the retreat start date. Please text our Event Coordinator Kirsten Kairos (310-699-2001) or email the image of your results to kk@groflegacyproject.org. We have had positive test results turn up last minute, and we are doing all we can to keep the community safe. Should cancellation become necessary due to a change in state and federal public health mandates, a full refund of tuition will be available. Please take time to read our Health Considerations.

Event Details

Day 1: March 20, 2024
Start time: 02:30 p.m.
End time: 09:00 p.m.

Day 2: March 21, 2024
Start time: 08:30 a.m.
End time: 09:00 p.m.

Day 3: March 22, 2024
Start time: 08:30 a.m.
End time: 09:00 p.m.

Day 4: March 23, 2024
Start time: 08:30 a.m.
End time: 09:00 p.m.

Day 5: March 24, 2024
Start time: 08:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Synergia Ranch Retreat Center

Coordinates: N35° 29.465' W106° 05.733'

Phone: +1 (310) 699-2001

Email: kk@groflegacyproject.org