The GIC is a unique annual event organized by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF); the worldwide networking organisation for Breathwork practitioners and those interested in the healing power of Breathwork.

The conference is a rich and rewarding experience that fuels your enthusiasm for living more fully, creatively and courageously. 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.

The event brings together respected keynote speakers and teachers worldwide who present a rich and diverse range of workshops and lectures each day. In addition to learning from these sessions, we dance, breathe, hug, hold 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.

The event can be seen as a celebration of life, and attracts 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 spiritual journey or the extent of your experience in conscious breathing.

Theme of 2017 “The Music of Breath “

Music is inherent in breathing. Conscious breathing creates vibrations and waves all over our bodies and around. Music in its abundant, surprising and enchanting variations is like an explanation of the miracle of who we are as breathing humans. Creativity and flexibility are meta-competences for mastering the challenges of life and for building up a bright future for humankind, and they flourish with breathing in the sphere of music.

Let us explore the intimate connection and communion between breath and music in co-creation and shared flow. Let us evolve together in the field of playfulness and joy. In this conference, we will discover our breathing symphony with all our musicality. So bring your instrument, when you play one, and your singing voice.

Austria has a long and famous tradition of music. So come to our country in the heart of Europe to tune in to this spirit and connect it with the vibrant scene of breath awareness we have built up here in the last decades.

The conference is co-organized by the International Breathwork Foundation and by its Austrian affiliate Atman. Our members and friends are looking forward to welcoming you and want to make your stay a rewarding and unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the beautiful village of Hirschwang with gorgeous mountains and picturesque towns around.

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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.