The IBF Story
Breathwork has always been part of spiritual practices. Contemporary Breathwork in all its richness and diversity of forms, has been developing and evolving and increasing in importance since the 1970's. Although some countries have very active national associations and organizations for breath-oriented practices, international activities and global co-operation are still only in their early phases of development.
It was with this understanding in mind that the original concept of the Global Inspiration Conference was initiated by Gunnel Minett, author of Breath & Spirit (The Aquarian Press, 1994). In collaboration with Bo Wahlström and Lena Kristina Tuulse, founders of the Swedish Breathwork Institute, the first Global Inspiration Conference was organized in Sweden in 1994.
An important common desire emerging amongst participants at the first conference was to lay a foundation for closer international co-operation between people interested in Breathwork. The inspiration generated by this first meeting led to the birth of the International Breathwork Foundation.
In the spirit of co-operation and cross-pollination, many minds are always better than one. This synergy has been carried over into IBF's ongoing activities.
The International Breathwork Foundation is now a large, active network with groups of subscribers in over twenty countries throughout the world.
Every year it holds an international gathering, the Global Inspiration Conference. Since its conception, conferences have been hosted in Australia, Austria, Canada, Ecuador, England, Estonia, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Venezuela and scheduled in Belgium for 2012.
The conference language is English with translation provided in the host country language.
During the conference, the International Breathwork Foundation holds its Annual General Meeting. IBF business discussions and voting take place throughout the week. All registered participants at the conference are welcome to participate in the IBF Annual General Meeting where all decisions regarding the future direction of the IBF and its relationship to Breathwork are made. By casting your vote here you can influence and shape the future of Breathwork in the world.