For general inquires:

GPBA Co-Directors:
Jim Morningstar*, Co-director
Jessica Dibb*, Co-director

Board Members
Anthony Abbagnano*
Richie Bostock
Binnie Dansby
Dana Delong
Viola Edward*
Ann Harrison*,
Judith Kravitz
Peter Litchfield
Ela Manga
Ashanna Solaris
Alice Wells
Jeremy Youst
* Executive Board Members

Advisory Board Members
Judee Gee,
Tilke Platteel-Deur, 

Jim Morningstar, Co-director

Jim Morningstar Ph.D., has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1973 and has directed a community mental health centre. He founded Transformations Incorporated in 1980 and through it directs the School of Integrative Psychology, the Creative Consulting and Counseling Services and the Transformations Breathwork Training Program. He is the past vice-president of the International Breathwork Foundation as well as the former U.S. National Coordinator. He is the author of three books and an audiotape in the field of breathwork. He currently co-directs the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.

Transformations Incorporated
4200 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53209, USA
Tel: +1 414 351 5770
Fax: +1 414 351 5760

Jessica Dibb, Co-director

Jessica Dibb is founder and director of Inspiration Community, Inc., an integral Consciousness School, dedicated to promoting personal, relational and planetary wellness. She is also the Co-director of the GPBA, the Chair of the GPBA Ethics Committee, and a Founding member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute. Over the past 24 years she has developed a unique, highly-integrated model of psycho-spiritual healing and growth which supports people’s self-actualization. This multi-dimensional approach includes the Enneagram, Breathwork, psycho-dynamic principles, eclectic spiritual practices, movement and wisdom teachings from several lineages. The multidisciplinary trainings assist people in awakening and cultivating the unfolding of consciousness through all stages of life, from conception and birth through death. She designed and has taught a five year training program in Psycho-Spiritual Facilitation and Breathwork since 1984, and teaches internationally.

Inspiration Community
9721 Sherwood farm Road,
Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA
Tel: +1 410 998 9777

Richie Bostock

Richie, or “The Breath Guy”, is a leading figure and evangelist for Breathwork, the next revolution in health and wellness. He is a Breathwork facilitator, author and speaker and it is his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork to the world.

Having worn many hats, from a corporate management consultant to digital entrepreneur, Richie eventually discovered Breathwork which was a catalyst for a life changing journey that completely shifted his own life and beliefs on the potential of human beings. Richie spent years traveling across five continents learning from many of the modern day masters of Breathwork and continuously witnessed the transformative effects of when people became aware of their breathing and started to use it as a tool to create physical, mental and emotional benefits.

Richie has taught tens of thousands of people across the world in his workshops, retreats and online events. He works on employee wellbeing initiatives with government departments and companies such as Google, Amazon, Spotify and Unilever. 

Richie Bostock

Binnie A Dansby, UK

Binnie A Dansby began her career in breathwork in 1975 in New York City. She subsequently incorporated a focus on pre- and peri-natal psychology as a foundation for the theory, principles and practice she has developed. Binnie created, and has been teaching, SOURCE Process and Breathwork since 1988 in England, Germany, Denmark and Estonia. Her 3 to 5 year diploma trainings focus on self-discovery and supervised practitioner training. She has also designed and teaches an approach to birth and birth preparation that continues to produce beneficial results for everyone in the family. She is the author of a DVD, Ecstatic Birth, and numerous papers, articles and CD’s for inner and outer development.

Binnie A Dansby
6, Court Lodge
Lamberhurst, K
ent TN3 8DU
United KingdomPhone & Fax: +44 (0) 1892 890632
Websites:, and

Dana~Dharma Devi DeLong

Dana~Dharma Devi DeLong is the co-founder and co-pioneer of Clarity Breathwork and owner of Clarity Productions, producing seminars, retreats, and performing for musical events & festivals around the globe. Dana is an inspiring speaker, musician, seminar facilitator, and leader who has taught internationally since 1984. Working with hundreds of individuals, couples, and groups, Dana shares her experience, wisdom, and compassion as a Clarity Breathwork Trainer and Practitioner in Private Practice, and is a respected member of the Global Breathwork community. 

Viola Edward 

Viola Edward is a personal & corporate advisor/Mentor. A transcultural psychotherapist, breathwork & mentoring professional trainer, social entrepreneur. She works internationally with individual and corporate clients in cross-pollination self-development, breathwork, management and leadership. Viola was elected president of RGM-Red Global de Mentores (Global Network of Mentors) 2022/23 Pioneer of Emotional Wellness & Mental Health Fitness in the workplace since 1993, CEO/co-owner of GRIT Academy, partner of Creative Women Platform & UGIVME Startup, co-creator of BQ- Breath Intelligence and GRIT Breathwork Method. Author of two books: “Breathing the Rhythm of Success” and the Amazon Best Sellers “Who Makes the Bed?” and co-author of nineteen more.

Viola is a board member, international connector and serves as ambassador for Human Rights and Gender Equity.

Judee Gee, France

Following studies of Natural Medicine in Australia (1977-79), Judee trained in a diverse range of body based, metaphysical and transpersonal approaches in the San Francisco Bay Area (1980-81). She began teaching professional level Breathwork trainings in 1982, and since 1988 has been based in the south of France where she offers residential retreats, individual sessions and personalised mentoring programmes.

Essential sources of guidance and spiritual inspiration along the way include Osho (Crazy Wisdom Tantra), Ramesh Balsekar (Advaita Vedanta), the Mahamudra Pointing Out Way (Tibetan Buddhism) and Sahajananda (Hridaya Yoga of the Spiritual Heart).

Author of Intuition: Awakening your inner guide, Samuel Weiser Inc. (1999), president of the International Breathwork Foundation (1998–2001), GBTA co-founder and board member (2001-present), IBF-UN committee member (2016-2020). 

Judee has a diploma of Breathwork (2016), and is a certified teacher of Laughter Yoga (2019) and Hridaya Yoga and Meditation (2020).

Judee Gee
11 rue Dorée
L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Phone: +33 (0)6 85 57 19 77

Ann Harrison

Ann is a leader of educational innovation who has developed paradigms of understanding based on timeless Eastern philosophies. For over 25 years she has worked with others to help them expand their knowledge of themselves and life. She has traveled the world and during her 9 years in the East, she studied Tai Chi with Grand Masters in China, meditation with spiritual teachers in India, Nepal and
Tibet; and set up her own retreat by the sea in secluded mountain area of Hong Kong. After returning to Australia in the mid 1990′s she collaborated with colleagues to re-establish the professional Breathwork association working as an office bearer for over 10 years. Together with her colleagues she created government accredited Breathwork Trainings as well as Breathwork Trainings International, a government registered training organisation, of which she is a Director and CEO.

Breathwork Trainings International
Telephone: +61.2.9380 7171

Judith Kravitz

Doctor of Metaphysics, ordained minister, and author of the book, Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly, has worked extensively with the breath as an agent of transformation and healing since the mid 1970s. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people in group and individual sessions, and trained thousands of Breath Facilitators and Trainers. In 1994, she founded the Transformational Breath Foundation and its training programs, and still serves as its Executive Director.A mother of eight, she has taught at the college level, and appeared on 50+ television or radio programs. Her Breathwork has reached into 53 countries, and she has led trainings, workshops, clinics, and master classes, at healing centers and conferences around the world, including The Deepak Chopra Center, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Rowe Conference Center, New York Open Center, Omega Institute, Hippocrates Institute, Optimum Health Institute, the Global Inspiration Conference,  LifeCo , and many others.
This past year has helped develop the Transformational Breath On Line Academy and its programs.
In addition to her primary focus Transformational Breath®, she has facilitated A Course in Miracles groups, Inner Sensitivity classes, Children’s Yoga, and Woman’s Empowerment Groups. Her approach to the subject of healing is spiritual, professional, loving and dynamic.

Judith Kravitz

Dr. Ela Manga

Dr. Ela Manga is an integrative medical doctor, author, speaker, facilitator and leading voice in the field of mind-body medicine and breathwork. She is the founder of Breathwork Africa, an organisation that offers training to breathwork practitioners globally. Her book BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout, is a guide for managing energy and optimising physical and mental health.  Ela lives and works in Johannesburg South Africa. 

Dr. Ela Manga

Tilke Platteel-Deur

Since 1979, Tilke Platteel-Deur has been practicing and teaching Breathwork, Voice Dialogue, NLP and the dynamics of relationship, in Holland, Germany, France and Spain. She has long-standing experience in both individual and group work as breathwork therapist, coach, supervisor and trainer. She studied the Psychology of Selves with Hal and Sidra Stone, NLP, Family Constellations, Polarity Therapy and Massage. She is an Avatar Master. From 2001-2004 she has been president of the International Breathwork Foundation.

She co-founded and co-leads the Institute for Integrative Breath Therapy, which offers a four-year training program for breathwork (Since 1986, the ‘Institut für Ganzheitliche Integrative Atemtherapie’® is registered in Europe)

Author of ‘The Art of Integrative Therapy’ – der Rheinländer, as well as several articles on Breathwork, among which ‘Hot Water Breathwork’ and ‘Cold Water Breathwork’, and the ‘Psychology of Selves’ that were published in the internet journal ‘The Healing Breath’ and in ‘Atman’.

Tilke Platteel-Deur
Cattenhagestraat 29
NL – 1411 CR Naarden
Telephone: 0031 35 6950093

Ashanna Solaris

Ashanna Solaris is a practitioner, trainer, co-founder and pioneer of the profound practice of Clarity Breathwork ~ a gentle nurturing feminine approach to healing, transformation and embodiment. She has led hundreds of trainings, workshops and retreats around the world. She both trains practitioners and leads individuals through a powerful path of releasing their blocks so they can open to and live their greater potential. Ashanna brings a wealth of experience and training with 30 plus years in the healing arts integrating Breathwork, Light Body Meditation, Reiki & Energy Healing, Somatic Experiencing, Ritual, dance and movement.  Ashanna has a deep passion to inspire others to live their fullest potential & give their greatest offering. 

Ashanna Solaris
Kaupea St. Makawao, HI 96768

Alice Wells

Alice Wells has been in practice as an Inspiration Community Integrative Breathwork Practitioner since 1994. She has been a practioner of Shin Tai Shiatsu since 1987. She co-founded and staffed at Fairhaven School, the first Sudbury model school in the state of Maryland. Alice is currently a director of Advancement of the Inspiration Community Consciousness School, founded by Jessica Dibb, and board member and secretary of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance.

Alice Wells
One Breath Circle Integrative Breathwork Practitioner
Brooklyn, NY
United States

Jeremy Youst

Jeremy is a certified breathwork practitioner and the founder/director of the internationally accredited Power of Breath Institute in Spofford NH. Since 1989 Jeremy has trained in various methods of breathwork, from Rebirthing, to Transformational Breath, Holotropic, and the Butekyo method.  The Power of Breath Institute specializes in delivering high integrity Therapeutic Breathwork training to individuals and professionals who wish to become certified breathworkers through its 2-year training program. Jeremy’s profound commitment to a ‘walk the talk’ therapeutic approach and healthy embodiment has made him not only successful in accompanying thousands of individuals on their healing journeys, but also has helped him craft a state-of-the-art curriculum for breathwork practitioners. Jeremy’s style of training and empowerment is dedicated to a heart – centered approach.  Jeremy has extensively advanced his knowledge of the art and science of the full spectrum of breathwork (from stress release to non-ordinary states of consciousness) through research, continuing education, and a personal commitment to self-development. In 2005 he became a board member of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance, an organization dedicated to establishing the ethical and professional standards for breathwork around the world. In addition to a full workshop and training schedule, Jeremy currently maintains a private practice in Spofford, NH.

Power of Breath Institute
45 Stones Mill Rd
Spofford NH 03462