The GIC is a unique annual event held by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF); a worldwide networking organisation for Breathworkers and for those interested in the healing power of Breath.
This conference is a rich and rewarding experience that fuels your enthusiasm for living more fully, creatively and confidently. There is something magical about spending seven days in the company of people who are excited about growing, learning and developing deeper awareness. Participants repeatedly express amazement at how much of this can happen during one week at GIC.
This event gathers together well known worldwide keynote speakers and teachers whom present a rich and diverse range of workshops and lectures each day. In addition to learning from these sessions, we dance, breathe, hug and share honestly. The environment fosters great respect for each individual, providing a safe place to express our deepest thoughts and feelings about ourselves, each other and the world.
This conference is a celebration of life, and gathers a diverse group of people: young and old, academic and creative, professionals and beginners from all parts of the world. The resulting environment promotes healing of divisions, deepening of understanding and growing togetherness. We welcome anyone who feels inspired to participate in this gathering, regardless of where you are on your personal development journey or the extent of your experience in conscious breathing.
The breath is our most potent instrument for regulating psychosomatic functions and enhancing inner states of being. Current research now confirms what breath practitioners already know: intentional breathing helps us to become masters of our own wellbeing. When we breathe consciously with joy as our focus, we align ourselves even more skilfully to our potential for happiness and wellbeing. Joy is good medicine!
The GIC 2018 will be hosted at Les Jardins de l'Anjou, La Pommeraye in the Loire Valley. France is famous for its bio-diversity, fresh produce and "joie de vivre". The Loire Valley is a region renowned for its majestic castles, picturesque villages and extensive vineyards and is a perfect example of why France is the most visited tourist destination in the world.
We look forward to welcoming you and exploring the connection between conscious breathing and joie de vivre in a spirit of conviviality, inspiration and co-creation.