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Presentation of the Teachers

The list will be completed gradually

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Jacob Marinko, Sweden

Jacob is an entrepreneur, certified breath guide & facilitator trainer and an ICF coach. In 2014 he left a 17 year long career in Sales, Marketing & Management consulting to explore ways to work with sustainable human development and growth. For the past 5 years, he has worked intensively to co-create the breathwork start-up Hale Center, where he is a Partner, Strategy & Business Development Advisor. Today he is focused on research, writing his first book and focusing on building bridges between wisdom of the ages, science and digital technology to synthesize knowledge and create circles for the 7th generation. He guides individuals and groups on inner journeys and creates ceremonial spaces for personal and collective growth. For 30 years he has explored Holotropic states of consciousness extensively.


Viola Edward, Cyprus

Viola is a holistic Business advisor, psychotherapist, breathwork trainer and mentor with over 30 years of experience. She is CEO of GRIT Academy, partner of Creative Women Platform, board member and the Co-creator of BQ- Breath Intelligence & Management by Emotions, author and co-author of several books. Viola's most profound impact lies in her pioneering work in mental health and emotional well-being especially in the workplace. For decades, she has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate breathwork, business management, and conscious leadership, shaping a future where holistic well-being is at the heart of every endeavor. As an internationally renowned speaker and human rights ambassador, Viola advocates for compassion, empathy, and social justice. Her words have resonated with audiences around the world, sparking meaningful conversations and driving positive change.

Lena-Kristina Tuulse, Sweden

Lena Kristina Tuulse is a teacher in physical education, psychologist/therapist and yoga teacher. She was one of the founders of the first Swedish professional training program for breath workers, a nine month holistic education that included personal development in the fields of health, communication and relationship. She started up the breath work in Estonia and was instrumental in training and supporting Estonian women after the liberation 1991. Her book Livslust was published 1990 and has been translated to English (Passion for Life) and Estonian (Elurõõm). She is an appreciated teacher in Sweden and internationally.

John Stamoulos, Australia

John is a Breathwork trainer and facilitator, author and speaker. Based in Adelaide, Australia, John is recognized as one of that country’s leading practitioners of Breathwork. He has travelled nationally and internationally for over 30 years delivering the transformational message of Breathwork to audiences throughout Australia and around the globe. Through his national and international workshops and training programs, John has guided tens of thousands of people individually and in large groups to connect with the transformational healing power of their own breath and he has trained numerous Breathworkers to share this work with others.

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Elisabeth Finocchiaro, Norway

Elisabeth's one of the leading Breathwork practitioners in Norway and the National Representative of Breathwork in Norway in the International Breathwork Foundation. She has organized over 400 events and taught inside Scandinavia’s top schools and festivals such as Move and Wellbeing

The focus in her work is emotional intelligence, leadership and intentionality with Breathwork being the foundation modality.

Griet Verstraete, Belgium/Austria

Griet is a GPBA certified Trainer for Integrative Somatic Breath- and Bodywork, Certified Open Floor Movement teacher and Therapy-in-Motion practitioner. Certified in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy and Somatic Attachment Therapy. Co-founder of the "Wheel of life" school for personal development and self-leadership.
Board member of the IBF (International Breathwork Foundation) and Working member of Open Floor International, in the Therapy in Motion circle.

Griet facilitates workshops and individual sessions, combining the power of conscious connected breathwork, embodied movement and somatic practices.

Bo Wahlström, Sweden
Bo is co-creator of the first Breathwork training in Sweden1986 and one of the founders of the International Breathwork Foundation. With a background as an engeneer and corporate consultant he is currently working as a course leader, lecturer, tour guide in Himalaya. He has been teaching Breathwork in Sweden since early 80-ies and works as guest teacher all over Europe.

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Marika Grankvist, Sweden

Marika is a certified Conscious Connected Breathwork Practitioner, Hatha Yoga teacher, Soul Body Practitioner, and certified coach. For more than twenty years Marika has inquired into the benefits and transformational powers of Yoga and Breathwork. In her work with individual clients and groups, she combines these techniques to support clients to find inner peace and wellbeing. Her passion for Breathwork comes from a life-long interest in movement and self-discovery.

Sofia Sjöblom, Sweden

As a personal trainer in Inner leadership, Sofia loves see people grow and get contact with their inner wisdom. Conscious connected Breathwork, Laughter coaching, The Work and other methods helped her on her way to personal freedom and is now her source for the support of others who is longing to reach their full potential. Sofia is one of the teachers in Inspiraktiva Breathwork Training in Sweden and is guest teacher in the Polish school. She works with individuals and groups as Life coach, Breath worker, Laughter coach and Body Love Yoga teacher.

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