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 Maitri Breathwork Certification Training 

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Become a Breathwork Facilitator!

Maitri Breathwork Certification Training is a 2-year program (instructional and practicum) in the techniques of Maitri breathwork. With Maitri breathwork, individuals can access non-ordinary states of consciousness through their own breath to integrate healing into daily life.

  • Discover the art of hands on healing through bodywork
  • Study subtle energy
  • Understand the spiritual, psychological and medical aspects of non-ordinary states.
  • Develop your relationship with shamanic music and herbs as healing tools
  • Learn how to market Maitri Breathwork and grow your practice

“Maitri” is the practice of unconditional friendliness, loving kindness towards oneself and others. Maitri Breathwork™ was developed by Jyoti and Russell Park, Ph.D in 1980.

Maitri Breathwork Facilitation Training gave me the tools and resources to take my passion for the Healing Arts and share it with the world. I felt beautifully held and supported by the teachers and the mentors who guided us through over 500 hours of training and hands-on experience during our two years together. Overall, Maitri Training was a profound and enriching experience for me that I will treasure for the rest of my life. — MR, 2010 graduate.

Certification Requirements:
Completion of all module intensives (Thurs-Sun) plus 500 hours of various experiential requirements over a two-year period culminating with a weekend (Fri-Sun) graduation intensive.

Tuition: $3800 plus room & board $325 each weekend

The current class of 17 students has now (in 2013) embarked on their mentorship year.  During this year the students train with a mentor and, as part of a team,  assume increasing responsibility for facilitating Maitri breathworks.

To get on the list for the next available Maitri breathwork facilitator training starting in August 2014, please contact Wendy Cummins (see below).

This training is perfect for Bodyworkers, Massage Therapists, Counselors, Therapists, Chiropractors, Life Coaches, Somatic, Yoga, and Movement Teachers, Stargate School graduates, CSS Ministry Training students/graduates and those called to service in this way.

For more information, call Jennifer Sugarwoman at (831) 247-1398 or Staci Boden at (415) 828-2527, or send us an email.

To Register, call Wendy Cummins at (209) 533-8809 or send Wendy an email.



Jennifer Sugarwoman

Jennifer Sugarwoman, BA, CMT. Certified in Maitri Breathwork, and Instructor
Jennifer is a spiritual teacher, counselor and body worker. Her work’s passion is to guide and support people through the study and practice of subtle energy, conscious process work, embodied movement and breath. She owns Transformative Healing Practices in Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. She has been teaching since 1995 and has been on the staff at the Stargate School/Center for Sacred Studies since 1998.



Staci Boden, MA, CD. Certified in Maitri Breathwork, Staci is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual teacher and energy practitioner who helps people consciously navigate life. Her individual and group facilitation emphasizes personal process, guided visualization and energy training through Dancing-Tree Consulting. Staci’s forthcoming book reveals eight teachers–fear, awareness, choice, body, intuition, energy, intention and surrender–that empower healing through everyday living.


More from graduates of the program:

“Through participating in breathworks each intensive, and receiving a behind the scenes experience of group facilitation, the Maitri Breathwork Facilitator Certification Program helped me access another level of transformation, both personally and professionally.” SD

“Maitri Breathwork Training increased my awareness of the energetic forces that surround us and gave me more trust in my intuition. With love and gratitude for the spirit of Maitri, we learned techniques for opening channels that allow breathers to recognize and release what does not serve them. Learning how to set a safe container for this powerful work was the greatest blessing of the Maitri Breathwork certification training: the container is our protection and our support.” ES

“The training not only grew me as a facilitator of Maitri Breathwork, a powerful form of healing, it also helped me develop the capacity to skillfully cultivate my life.” DB