Michael Stone, BS Chem Eng, MBA, inventor of a new type of breathwork modality called Neurodynamic Breathwork (this is not Holotropic Breathwork), co-founder of the “Train Your Brain, Master Your Life” Workshop, Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator and founder of Holotropic Breathwork LA, was born and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After spending the first 35 years of his life following a path that had been imprinted on him through cultural and family conditioning, he finally stepped into his own creative potential and quit his upper management job in a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company to become an entrepreneur, creating several successful multi-million dollar “brick and mortar” businesses. In addition, after becoming certified as a Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator in 2009, he founded Holotropic Breathwork LA to introduce Holotropic Breathwork Workshops to the Los Angeles Area where he is now facilitating some of the largest HB workshops in the country. Holotropic Breathwork is a 12 hour in-person group experience with three hour breathwork sessions where participants do faster, deeper breathing to music in order to quiet their ego/thinking mind and get access to their inner intelligence that everybody has but generally cannot access very often. The major downside to this modality for him is that it is very labor and admin intensive to put on this type of in-person workshop so he could only organize them a few times per year. And, because of his research into neuroscience, he understood that to get the maximum benefit from this work (so participants can start getting regular access to this inner intelligence in their everyday lives) it had to be done on a regular basis to strengthen that neural pathway.
In 2016, during one of his own breathwork sessions, he received a download that it was his mission in life to bring breathwork to the world in a way that was accessible and inexpensive so that everybody could receive the benefits of this amazing modality so he decided to focus on researching and developing a shorter breathwork experience that can be done online. It took over a year to research the technology available and optimize the format but now he is conducting online as well as in-person sessions with this new cutting edge type of breathwork which is called Neurodynamic Breathwork©. In an approximately ninety minute powerful live Neurodynamic Breathwork Online (or just “Breathwork Online” for short) Workshop which includes a 55 minute breathing session to a carefully designed powerful music set, you can experience an expanded state of awareness where your mind chatter subsides. This makes it possible for you to access the inner healing power as well as inner guidance which resides inside of you. We are all born with this magnificent intelligence which regulates our body and brain and sustains our lives. However, our crowded, conditioned mind automatically connects with the same old thinking patterns and traps ourselves into repetitive emotional dramas. When that happens we have no idea how to access this inner intelligence. As a matter of fact, most of us are not even aware that we have this unfathomable intelligence within ourselves. Doing these live online breathwork sessions on a regular basis are one of the most effective ways to create neural pathways to wake up to your true nature by connecting with your own magnificence and your highest intelligence. Participants can now access these 95 minute breathwork workshops for as little as $5.00/workshop up to 3 times per week from the comfort of their own home and are getting amazing results:“I’ve done the online breathwork about 6 times now and have really started to see a change in my daily life. I notice I have become more in tune with my emotions and really feel my emotions rather than dismissing and discounting them or letting them pass by. A new mental/emotional bridge has started to open up that not only allows for a clear insight to life, but also an improved way of discovering solutions to life’s problems, enhancing creativity and loving deeper.” – Jonathan Toomey, Los Angeles
After developing Neurodynamic Breathwork, Michael turned his attention to working with the principles that make breathwork so powerful and, using his science background, developed a workshop that allows participants to understand how their brain works in the areas of memory and perception and to use that information to consciously create their desired future. He launched this workshop (TrainYourBrainMasterYourLife.com) with Saemi Nakamura in 2017.
Michael is also on staff with Grof Transpersonal Training (the worldwide organization that runs the Holotropic Breathwork Certification Program) and facilitates at some of their weeklong workshops. He is also a Life Coach and Business Consultant.
B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC)
Shamanic Practitioner after a three year advanced study program at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies with Michael Harner
Stan Grof Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator
Michael can be contacted at: Michael@HolotropicBreathworkLA.com