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GIC 2018, Conscious Breathing International Conference in France: 28 July - 4 August 2018

The incredible effect of conscious breathing on your joie de vivre (joy for life): this is what the GIC 2018 invites you to experience!
These seven exceptional days of sharing and learning will be held from July 28 to August 4 in the stunning Loire Valley of France. Designed for conscious breathing practitioners and trainers, yoga teachers, wellness coaches, sophrologists, … in fact, for any professional who already uses conscious breathing in their practice and others wishing to discover it’s transformational power.
The GIC - under the guardianship of the IBF (International Breathwork Foundation) – is held in a different country each year. For 2018, it’s France who has the pleasure of hosting this inspirational conscious breathing congress, and this year the GIC has a truly inspiring theme: Breath & Joy!

Breathe with joy thanks to intentional breathing!

Creativity, joy and wellbeing will be at the heart of our seven days spent in the lush domain of Jardins de l’Anjou, La Pommeraye, in the Maine-et-Loire region of France.
For participants coming from all over the world, the GIC offers a uniquely enriching experience; the possibility to gather, exchange, learn and share. Thanks to the comprehensive range of workshops and conferences on offer, every day offers the opportunity to explore the connection between conscious breathing and joy. Participants can also share their latest knowledge, teaching others to develop awareness skills and become masters of their own wellbeing thanks to the power of intentional breathing.

A rich program and wide range of techniques
In a collective spirit of conviviality and co-creation, this international gathering of practitioners of conscious breathing offers seven enriching days of discovery and experimentation. Rebirthing, Holotropic Breathwork, Transformational Breath®, Laughter Yoga, Wutao… All these approaches and more are featured in the program of GIC 2018, allowing you to explore a wide range of conscious breathing techniques. Every day offers four and a half hours of experiential workshops – one and a half hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon – followed by pre-dinner presentations by experienced and well known trainers and key note speakers:

  • - Dr Judith Kravitz, co-founder of Transformational Breath®
  • - Fabrice Loizeau, master of laughter yoga and sophrologist
  • - Judee Gee, tantric breathwork trainer and joy teacher
  • - Dr David O'Hare, medical doctor, graduate of cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy
  • - Guillermo Richen, transpersonal therapist, social networks entrepreneur
  • - Dr Philippa Wheble, medical doctor, Transformational Breath® practitioner

From moment to moment, this « made in France » congess is orchestrated as a celebration of life, where participants have the possibility of expressing their innermost feelings and sharing their journey with like-minded friends. The exceptional setting, plus many moments of dance, discussion, laughter, depth and deep connection… all help to deliver each person towards their best possible destination: living joyfully and creatively thanks to conscious breathing!

GIC 2018 details

When? From 28 July to 4 August 2018.
Where? Congress Centre: Les Jardins de l’Anjou, La Pommeraye, France (30 km from Angers, 2 hours from Paris by TGV train).
Programme: 4h30 of experiential workshops and 1h30 of keynote presentations daily. Discover the detailed programme here
How to participate? Sign up here: Registration page. You can reserve your hotel lodging at the same time as you sign up for the congress.


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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.

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