Aaron has been assisting people in self empowerment and spiritual healing for over two decades. He believes that we can attain ownership and mastery over our lives and experiences while working in conjunction with our higher selves.
Aaron’s business, Respire Breathwork, is based on the teachings of Leonard Orr. It encompasses Aaron’s deep understanding of the breath and his work as a healer and spiritual guide. His ongoing dedication to discovering the healing powers of the breath have led to this gentle yet powerful style of Breathwork.
Aaron studied directly with Leonard and has led trainings and workshops in Portland, Virginia and India. He has also co-facilitated the annual Breathwork training, “Return To The Sacred” in Sierraville, CA since 2003. Aaron is certified by Rebirthing Breathwork International.
Deanna Reiter, MA, is a professional speaker who has helped individuals worldwide resolve personal issues through conscious breathing. She is a Rebirthing Breathworker, Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi Instructor, a USA Track & Field Certified Running Coach and a Master Trainer for the National Exercise Trainers Association. She is the author of Qi Breathing: Ancient Practice for Modern Times, Dancing with Divinity: Positive Affirmations for Any Situation, The Nine Scoundrels: How to Recognize and Release Subtle Patterns of Sabotage, Running A to Z and How to Make More Money in the Fitness Industry.
Elvi Orr was born in Estonia. She worked as a French teacher before she met Leonard Orr in 2008, started traveling with him, learning about Rebirthing Breathwork and other healing tools. They got married in 2009. It was a profoundly meaningful and enriching time to be sharing life and transformative experiences with this great man for 11 years.
Elvi now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. She is joyfully practicing Rebirthing Breathwork with individual clients and facilitating Rebirthing Retreats.
In 2019, she co-founded the Leonard D. Orr Foundation to preserve and continue sharing the life’s work and teachings of her late husband.
Kalyani, (Colleen Buckman), is a Holistic Healer, Nationally Touring Singer/Songwriter, Rebirthing Breathwork Trainer/Practitioner and Educator. In her healing practice, Kalyani combines Divine Wisdom, Ancient Yogic and Sufi practices, and Integrative Medicine to accelerate healing by balancing the mind, body, and spirit. She has released three albums, including Fertile Ground, which weaves Sacred Chants and Conscious Music into a sonic landscape of funky grooves. Kalyani is currently seeing private clients and touring and teaching all over the world.
For nearly a decade Laz Jefferson has been a Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner in Palm Springs California. Certified by Leonard Orr, the founder of the Rebirthing movement, Laz conducts seminars and workshops around the world.
Weaving together his background in Rebirthing as well as his work as a Licensed Practitioner of Religious Science, a Corporate Trainer on (R) Evolutionary Strategies for Business for Epstein Technologies and a member of the live event Leadership Team for Robbins Research International, an Anthony Robbins company, Laz has has created a process for uncovering unconsciously held disempowering beliefs, otherwise known as Personal Lies and refers to himself as a Story Unteller knowing that it is the stories we tell about ourselves that shape how we define ourselves.
Susan Shehata is a Wellness Educator and Social Entrepreneur, who specializes in helping people Unstick their Story, by releasing the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. She does that through speaking, writing, wellness services, educational programs, business masterminds and events.
Susan has been a Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner since 2005, and works primarily with leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives to identify and unwind core wounds.
Susan’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal, and her column, The Space Guru, has appeared in the Edge Magazine.