Keynote Lectures

Life Mastery and Breathwork

Lena Kristina Tuulse


Mastery has the potential to awaken the core of your being. What creates an extraordinary life?
You can create anything you wholeheartedly want in your life. Most people live and think to 80% from their past.
Nothing happens in life without a meaning and a purpose. I invite you to use my speech as an inspiration toward creating the life qualities that you are striving toward.
You are largely responsible for your own pain and joy. Let´s create a compelling future. Raise your standard and be committed to build the life you have always dreamed of.

Lena Kristina Tuulse: Psychologist, teacher in Physical Education, created and was the director of Wäxthuset, a treatment center for rehabilitation as well as a workshopcenter for Wholistic Teaching. She and Bo Wahlström created the Swedish education for Liberation breathworkers in Sweden and have taught thousands of students. Worldwide workshop leader and lecturer as well as an adventurous travel guide to Hawaii, Bali and to mountain trails.

Time: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 18:00

The Perceptible Breath

Kirstin Keller

"I let my breath come,
I let it go
and I wait,
until it comes back by its own." (Ilse Middendorf)
Get to know a new way of breath work. The founder of the “THE PERCEPTIBLE BREATH “, Prof. Ilse Middendorf put the focus of her work on admitting your own breath, thus differentiating her work from other methods that leave your breath unconsciously or intentionally influence it. In the lecture, you will find out how the method works, learn about field of work areas, get information on the association of respiratory therapists and teachers of the bva as well as the course "Complementary Methods" (Bachelor of Science) which was developed in cooperation with the Transfer Institute of the Steinbeis University.

Kirstin Keller: With more than 10 years of professional experience, the communication manager (BAW) Kirstin Keller has a wide range of knowledge and leadership experience in marketing. In 2014, she completed her education as a certified breath teacher, based on the method of Ilse Middendorf “The perceptible Breath”. Since then, she has been teaching breath work at McDonald's Deutschland LLC as part of an internal training program “employee train employee”. From 2015 to 2016 she was also an advisory member of the managing board of AFA®/bva the community of respiratory therapists and educators in the field of breath work in Germany.


Time: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 18:00

Neuroimaging of Conscious Breathing

Dr Matthias Wittfoth, Dr Dina Wittfoth

What happens in the brain when we breathe under conscious control? We will present the status of scientific knowledge regarding breathing and the brain, as well as preliminary results from our lab showing the differences of brain activation in response to two different breathing techniques (Wim-Hof-Method vs Coherent Breathing).

Dr Matthias Wittfoth, Dr Dina Wittfoth:
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Hannover Medical School

Time: Monday, August 7, 2017, 18:00

Feminine Capital Rhythm

Viola Edward

Encouraging the process of breaking free from compromises that women have made to fit in the masculin work world. To identify and facilitate the development of personal feminine strengths and rebuild a no-compromise inner and outer attitude of pride and reliance on the energy of Feminine Capital. It is also for powerful committed men to breaking free of cultural judgements that prevent them from fully enjoying the company of women as peers in all areas of life. To go to the connection point when women have embraced their feminity and men their masculinity, that we move into a sphere beyond the concepts of feminity and masculinity and see every individual as unique with infinite possibilities then togetherness is sustainable.

Viola Edward: Personal & Business Mentor, Holistic Psychotherapist, Breathworker Trainer, Colour & Image Consultant.  Author of "Breathing the Rhythm of Success".  Venezuelan with Middle East origin living in Cyprus since 2003 with her husband Michael de Glanville.
* A romantic note: Viola & Michael met in GIC Spain 1999.

Time: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 18:00

Aligning Breathing Mechanics with Respiratory Chemistry
Doing and Allowing.  Self-intervention and Self-regulation

Dr Peter M. Litchfield

Millions of people from around the world include breathing learning protocols in one way or another in their professional and/or personal lives.  Most of them, however, focus on the mechanics of breathing without even so much as a thought about its chemistry.  This is an oversite that can lead to serious adverse consequences, misinterpretations of breathing training outcomes, as well as missed opportunities at the expense of ourselves and/or our clients.


Dr Peter M. Litchfield: PhD, President (and a faculty member) of the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences, chairman of the Board of Better Physiology, Ltd.. Ph.D. in experimental psychology (University of Portland).  His primary area of expertise is behavioral physiology with a specialty in respiratory psychophysiology.  During the past 30 years, he has lectured on this subject in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.  He makes presentations monthly by webinar to audiences from around the world.

Time: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 18:00



IBF network

The GIC is an annual event organised by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF) – a worldwide networking organisation for breathwork practitioners and all those interested in the transformative power of the breath.

La GIC est un congrès annuel organisé par l'International Breathwork Foundation, IBF (Fondation Internationale du Travail de Respiration), une organisation mondiale en réseau regroupant des professionnels de la respiration et tous ceux qui sont intéressés par le pouvoir de transformation de la respiration.