Keynote Lectures

Lotus Birth - The Wait is the Way

13 Years of Experience in Italy


Susanna Hinnawi and Indalecia Rohita Ziritt


At the GIC in Venezuela on 2002, we approached to the meaning and sense of Lotus Birth and since then, we started the journey of spreading the message to welcome our babies in a conscious and whole way. 
In order to follow this, we are publishing articles in specific magazines, we are participating as keynote speakers in different conferences and having TV interviews as well.
On 2004, we translated and published Shivan Rachana’s book “Lotus Birth”, which was the first and only book regarding this, and created a website with all the necessary information to follow the process. Since then, our mission has been to connect women with conscious midwives all over Italy and created an online Birth Registration form. Thanks to this, in 2016, we had the possibility to follow a survey based on Lotus Birth children of different ages with remarkable and amazing results.
Lotus Birth Italy journey is done with an open hearted voluntary basis. 

  • What is Lotus Birth?
  • Italy experience results (Survey of 13 years) 
  • A meditation on placenta connection


Swapana Susanna Hinnawi: In 2004 she introduced Lotus Birth® in Italy by publishing the Australian text, at that time the only one on this issue (Lotus Birth by Shivam Rachana). Since then she actively promotes a greater awareness of pregnancy and birth through conferences and courses for hospital professionals and families. She is a Breathworker (Rebirthing teacher) and ICC Counsellor (Inner Child Codependency).
Working with Conscious Breath she could see how the way we lived the intrauterine life and how we are born, have influenced our lives.She is the official representative of Lotus Birth® Italy ; and member of the CoRDiN Committee, created in 2014 to defend and protect the rights of newborns.

Indalecia Rohita Ziritt: Osho Sannyasin, Transformational Breath® Senior Trainer, TBF National Leader for Italy, Ireland and Spain, Director & Co-Founder of Transformational Breath® Italia, Her deep experience in Breathwork brought her soul to travel deeply through the mystery of the Spirit of the Breathe.  Following her continuous journey (Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu & Tuina Practitioner, Sound & Voice Healer, Osho Pulsation (Reich’s work:  freeing emotional feelings), Spiritual Purification, Shamanism, Akashic Records and others) she found her passion and mission by supporting others in their healing and unique process, by teaching and facilitating conscious breathing at Transformational Breath@ (Personal & Professional Training) including her professional and intuitive skills in a space of unconditional love.

Time: Saturday, August 5, 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: 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

Breath - the Universal Key

Dr Wilfried Ehrmann

Conscious breathing opens the door to our inner world on all levels. This lecture outlines a few interesting connections between respiration and organismic processes and combines them with psychological impacts. It advocates a self-responsible and holistic approach to medical care by using the great variability offered by our breathing.

    Dr. Wilfried Ehrmann,PhD, psychotherapist, breathworker, founder of atman - Austrian association for integrative breathwork, book and blog author (e.g. Coherent Breathing 2016), GIC 2017 organizer.

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

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: Thursday, August 10, 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.