Explore the depths within yourself


Then share the gift with others!

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.

“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.

Are you interested in attending a Maitri Breathwork™ to experience the magic before committing to certification?

Maitri Breathwork™ Certification

(Next Training Class To be Announced)

Join us and you will:

  • 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 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 five module intensives (Thurs-Sun) plus 500 hours of various experiential requirements over a two-year period culminating with a weekehands-ons-Sun) graduation intensive.

Tuition:  $4100 plus room & board of $375 per weekend (total of 6)

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.

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For more information, email GlobalU@centerforsacredstudies.org




Jennifer Sugarwoman, BA, CMT. Certified in, and an instructor of Maitri Breathwork,  Jennifer is a spiritual teacher, counselor, and bodyworker. 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. Visit Jennifer's website here.


stacibStaci Boden, MA, CD. Certified in Maitri Breathwork, Staci is a San Francisco-based teacher, counselor, energy worker and author of Turning Dead Ends into Doorways. With over 15 years of experience, Staci teaches individuals and groups how to follow energy and navigate life. Her group facilitation includes Sacred Dance, Maitri Breathwork and ongoing women's circles. Individual sessions address anxiety, relationship issues and holistic business mentoring. She has been on staff at CSS since 2007. Visit Staci at Dancing-Tree Consulting.

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


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