Return to the Sacred One Year Seminar

The One Year Seminar is an opportunity to connect monthly (virtually) for a year with Certified Rebirthing Breathwork Trainers and a Community of Rebirthers to Learn, Share Ideas and Offerings, and Trade Sessions.

Leonard Orr was a big proponent of the One Year Seminar as an opportunity to stay connected to Rebirthing, Spiritual Purification Practices and to Grow and Connect with Community.

Each Month will have a different theme, host and teaching allowing for an in depth and diverse array of topics around Rebirthing and Beyond.

We will also have suggested readings that will act as a virtual book club for those interested in deepening their Yogic Knowledge and Rebirthing Breathwork. Leonard was a voracious reader who loved to grow his understanding and wisdom.

We invite everyone who is a Rebirther or interested in pursuing Rebirthing as a career to join us for this year’s One Year Seminar.

You may join us for the entire Return to the Sacred One Year Seminar for $365.00. Every class will be recorded with access to a link for later viewing.
You can also join us for a single class for $40 per class. You will also receive a recorded link for later viewing. 

PLEASE NOTE: Please leave a note in the memo, during purchase, as to which class you are attending.

The One Year Seminar is facilitated by the training team that brings you the annual Return to the Sacred training in Sierraville, CA.




Prosperity Consciousness with Kalyani (preview class)

Sunday, October 18th, 2020 9:30 am PDT

Spiritual Purification and Sangha with Elvi Orr

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 9:30 am PDT

A Deep Dive with Affirmations with Deanna Reiter

Sunday, December 20th, 2020 9:30 am PDT

Transforming Your Life Through Your Space with Susan Shehata

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 9:30 am PDT

Your space reflects your life. All your goals and obstacles are present in your surroundings. This may include career, family, relationship and financial goals. This talk is designed to give you tools that help you recognize what parts of your home and life keep you stuck and how to create positive change.  By creating awareness and supplying concrete tips, Susan educates and empowers you on how to use your home to transform your life.

  • Learn how your home is reflecting your personal challenges
  • Learn what the key rooms in your home symbolize
  • Identify your biggest problem area and what it says about your life

Aligning with your Beliefs with Laz Jefferson

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 9:30 am PDT


Sunday, March 21st, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD Aaron Overstreet
Sunday, April 18th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD Kalyani
Sunday, May 16th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD Elvi
Sunday, June 20th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD
Sunday, July 18th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD
Sunday, August 15th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD
Sunday, Sept. 19th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD
Sunday, Oct. 17th, 2021 9:30 am PDT TBD


Global Rebirthing Training

Dates TBD for 2021

About The Training

This educational and experiential course is for all those who wish to excel in their Professional Rebirthing Practice and for those new to Rebirthing Breathwork.

You will be given the tools and foundation to establish or expand your personal breathwork practice, while you also create a living relationship with the Elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. This Training is very thorough and is aimed at both new and experienced rebirthing breathwork practitioners. You will be immersed in the physically beautiful Sierra Nevadas as you Embody Your True Self Utilizing Prana. This training is recommended for those who are seeking to go deep into their personal healing and for those who are ready to become a beacon of compassion, understanding and leadership. Rebirthing is a simple and gentle way of breathing that restores emotional balance, while relaxing, refreshing and alkalizing the human body. It is learned and developed as a practice over a series of 10 sessions to clear the mind, rejuvenate the body and establish well being. This premier West Coast training offers a comprehensive exploration of the following:

  • Greater understanding of the physiological effects of Rebirthing – what are the benefits of circular, connected breathing; how do our thoughts and feelings affect our energy body; what is the link between the expression of our feelings and the suppleness of breathing; how to heal our breathing mechanism.
  • Daily sharing and a wealth of information and morning seminars with a handful of highly skilled rebirthing breathwork trainers.
  • Identify and release core stories, limiting beliefs and family patterns.
  • Understand language and the roots of unconscious thought cycles, begin to establish a relationship with affirmations and mantras.
  • Identify your Personal Truth or Personal Law and how it could be impacting your relationships, career, and self-image.
  • Individual Rebirthing sessions with a skilled Rebirther.
  • Instruction and demonstration of warm and cold water rebirthing.
  • Centering and relaxation exercises.
  • Learn to Successfully guide clients through 10 sessions; enhance your communication skills with effective client contact statements.
  • Goals and subject matter for the first ten sessions.
  • Advanced techniques to assist in specific situations with clients: prolonged tetany; staying awake; and birth trauma.
  • A day of silence, fasting and fire purification to clean your mind and energy body.
  • Practical clientele building strategies
  • Increase vitality and youthful play, learn to uncover the unconscious death urge.
  • Spiritual Purification Practices practiced daily for a balanced mental and emotional state with bathing, fire, fasting, silence, spiritual community, breathing, and movement.
  • Understand your birth script and how it influences your life.
  • Learn the art of setting your fees and negotiating.
  • Rebirther’s Code of Ethics.
  • Morning devotional singing and meditation.

Leonard Orr and Haidakhan Babaji

Leonard Orr

Leonard Orr passed away on Sept. 5, 2019. He was the Founder of Rebirthing Breathwork, Spiritual Psychology and a key figure in the modern Breathwork movement. He was a Beloved Teacher and Master Breathworker. He offered trainings all over the world and taught numerous founders of many modern Breathwork movements. He was a wealth of knowledge in the fields of Rebirthing, Personal Mastery and Ancient Vedic Teachings.

He authored over 30 books in ten languages and studied with immortal yogis. He learned spiritual purification from Babaji of Haidakhan, India. Leonard is one of the originators and elders of what we term today “the New Age movement” and was considered by many to be a “modern day mystic”.

His life’s work carries on through his wife, Elvi Orr, his colleagues and his direct students. See

Leonard writes about Rebirthing Breathwork:

1. Rebirthing-Breathwork, also known as Intuitive Energy Breathing or Conscious Energy Breathing, is the ability to breathe Energy as well as air. It is the art of learning to breathe from the Breath Itself. Rebirthing is perhaps the most valuable self-healing ability that humans can learn. We can not have disease and relaxation in the same space at the same time. Relaxation is the ultimate healer. Every breath induces relaxation. Therefore, breathing is the basic healer. Conscious Energy Breathing is the most natural healing ability of all. This ability involves merging the inhale with the exhale in a gentle relaxed rhythm in an intuitive way that floods the body with Divine Energy.

2. Rebirthing also means to unravel the birth-death cycle and to incorporate the body and mind into the conscious Life of the Eternal Spirit – to become a conscious expression of the Eternal Spirit. This involves healing ‘The Biggies’ of human trauma, some of which are the birth trauma, the parental disapproval syndrome, the unconscious death urge, karma from past lives, the religion trauma, the school trauma, senility and sexual and physical abuse, etc.

Rebirthing, as I teach it, is a very important spiritual work involving a series of Conscious Intuitive Energy Breathing cycles that give people more health, happiness, success, and peace of mind. Watching Divine Energy move in our own body and mind is very magical, mystical, and miraculous. I never cease to be amazed by this work because it is the essence of Life Itself. Most people learn Rebirthing—Conscious Breathing—in a very high-quality way by receiving 10 two hour private sessions from a well trained Rebirther Breathworker.”

Benefits of Breathwork*

  • Reduces stress and increases energy, aliveness, and sense of well-being.
  • Releases toxins from the cells of the body: 70% of toxins are released through the breath itself, so when you breathe more you release more!
  • Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe and gentle way.
  • Accesses and transforms the source of dis-ease by understanding the underlying thoughts and beliefs systems that attracted the dis-ease.
  • Unravels relationship/intimacy issues and supports one to embrace and heal old wounds of abandonment, loss, and rejection Increases flow, ease, joy, and pleasure in life and relationships.
  • Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose. Increases one’s experience of inner peace & surrender.
  • Allows a feeling of being connected to, and caring for yourself, the earth, and all beings.
  • Transcends the mind and emotions and supports the awakening to the truth of who you really are and much more!

*The Philadelphia Rebirthing Center graciously provided this benefits list. You can contact them at for sessions and trainings in Philadelphia and New York.


MahaAvatar Babaji

Truth, Simplicity and Love is Shri Babaji‘s timeless message for humankind.  He gave us this Sadhana, which includes Karma Yoga, Meditation, Devotional Singing and Harmonious Living. Bhole Baba Ki Jai! Jai MahaMaya Ki Jai! Om Namah Shivaya!


Trainers and The Sierra Hot Springs

Training Staff

Aaron Overstreet

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

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

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)

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.

Laz Jefferson

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

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.


Our 2021 trainings will continue to be virtual at this time.  We look forward to returning to live trainings at Sierra Hot Springs, as well as other locations, moving forward.

The Training and The Sierra Hot Springs

Each morning we gather in the woods to read longevity and physical immortality affirmations, share and participate in Leonard’s informative and lively seminars on many subjects.  It is a time to re-connect with each other every morning after bathing, devotional worship, breakfast and a good walk to this area.  The sounds of the wind moving through the pine needles and bird songs is always welcomed as are  the fragrances of pine and sage which covers the land.

Preparing the land for fire purification day.  In this location we prepared ‘panch agni’ or Meditation of the Five Fires.  Four small fire pits are prepared in a square and the trainee sits in the middle while someone maintains their fires; thus freeing the trainee to medidate on the effects of the fire on the mind and body.  The sun, then is the the 5th fire.  People rotate with their partner.  This experience is done the first Sunday of the training during which time people fast and maintain silence.

“Spiritual practices with air (breathing); water (bathing twice daily including warm and cold water rebirthing); fire and earth (fasting, percussion instruments, having a career you love, exercise, movement) are the secrets to everlasting life of health and youthfulness in the body”.

– Leonard Orr, The Manual for Rebirthers.

We integrate these practices including mind mastery and meditation throughout the training.

Once you notice the positive effects on your mind and body you will want to incorporate these practices in your daily life!

Evening seminars are held in the beautiful group room located in The Lodge and are led by experienced Rebirthing leaders. Most seminars begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 9 or 10 p.m.

We coordinate with the Phoenix Café serving hours so that those who wish to eat in this excellent café can do so. This is also where each trainee has a ‘cubbie’ or dry food storage place.

In addition to ‘dry’ Rebirthing sessions, warm and cold water instruction is given to trainees.  All sessions are one-on-one with no group sessions.  Leonard takes a group of people who want to experience cold water Rebirthing to Lake Tahoe about one hour distance.

This experience is optional.

Cold water is not plunging into water, but using the connecting breathing method while walking ever so slowly into the water beginning with the toes.

One does not proceed until the water feels warm – that is integration of the sensations.  There is no goal to completely submerge but to have an experience integrating the sensations.  Some people do not progress beyond their ankles, others are blissfully floating assisted by their partner.  Leonard says that cold water rebirthing dissolves biological fear.  In addition, traveling with Leonard is always great fun – expect the unexpected!

An international flavor is always present in Leonard’s trainings.  This year people attended from India, Israel, England, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, Luxemburg, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Shanghai.

The level of cultural differences and experience gives quality and diversity to our trainings.

Each afternoon after Rebirthing sessions we gather for sharing of the highlights of sessions.  Such individual sharing in the presence of others giving their attention, presence, and care and is a valuable aspect of Leonard’s trainings.  Being fully present with people in sessions and in groups is one of the highest forms of love that we can give to each other.

The camaraderie, ease, trust and laughter is a result of the cumulative sharing, spiritual practices and being together over the training

There is nothing quite like being in nature, bathing twice daily in healing hot mineral waters, fasting, having rebirthing sessions every other day or in some cases every day, silence, fire purification, food for the mind and emotions and spiritual community that always forms in our trainings.

You will experience what it feels like to have a ‘clean and balanced’ energy body and physical body that bring ultimate joy and peace.

Sierra Hot Springs, California

Sierra Hot Springs is located at the cusp of a National Forest nestled in a corner of the alpine Sierra Valley.

For centuries, Native Americans have regarded this land as a sacred healing place. It is also known as the ‘Valley of the Seven Winds’. Now we invite you to join us in discovering the incredible healing power that comes about when nature and hot mineral water are combined with therapeutic breathwork and spiritual purification practices.

For more information see:

Please be mindful that pets are not allowed on the property and this is an alcohol and drug-free zone.

The Lodge, Sierra Hot Springs – Main Office and Lodging

Tuition and Registration

This dynamic training is designed for the individual who is:
New to Rebirthing Breathwork, those who have had some Rebirthing experience and desire to immerse themselves more fully into breathwork and
For the Professional Rebirther to increase their knowledge and experience to expand their breathwork and seminar practice and for those ready to train others as Rebirthers.
A natural by-product of this training is complete relaxation, self-discoveries, expansion of your breathwork practice, and the joy that happens when like-minded individuals come together and experience real spiritual community.
All trainees will receive delicious vegetarian lunch (buffet style) served at The Philosophy Cafe. Lunch is not served on the fasting day.
Travel and Accommodations are not included in the price of tuition.


The 5 Day Training In Sierraville,CA.

Individual: $780 (includes 4 lunches)
Couples: $1280 (includes 7 lunches)
A $250 nonrefundable deposit per person will secure your place in this training.
Training dates: We are looking at dates for 2021

The 9 Day Training In Sierraville, CA.

Individual: $1180 (includes 7 lunches)
Couples: $2080 (includes 14 lunches)
A $250 nonrefundable deposit per person will secure your place in this training.
Training dates:We are looking at dates for 2021

The 9 Day Training is recommended for immersion into the Daily Practices and Professional Rebirthing Training.

Returning trainee discount:
– The 5-day training
Tuition: $550 (includes 4 lunches)
Couple’s discount: Tuition $700 (includes 7 lunches)
– The 9-day training
Tuition: $900 (includes 7 lunches)
Couple’s discount: $1250 (includes 14 lunches).
This special tuition is for students who have previously attended Leonard Orr’s 9-day training only.

5 Day, 9 Day, Couples Rates



Virtual Rebirthing Breathwork Training


Lodging, Camping, Meals & What to Bring

Lodging or camping is NOT included in the training tuition. Please see below for your options:

Whether you stay in the charming main Lodge, the landmark Globe Hotel, just one mile away in Sierraville or you opt for camping you are free to enjoy all of the Sierra Hot Springs facilities during your stay. These rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated as well as the common living room areas are comfortable and clean. Many who attend the training love being in nature each day AND love having the comfort of inside lodging!

There is free high-speed internet access at the Main Lodge and Globe Hotel (whether camping or inside accommodations) either using our guest computer or bringing a laptop and accessing our wifi. Staying overnight at Sierra Hot Springs furnishes a unique opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Limited Accommodations! To learn more about the rooms and accommodations see

To reserve your accommodations: It is highly recommended that if you want inside lodging that you IMMEDIATELY contact the hot springs office via telephone for your reservation 530-994-3773 (The best time to call is between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., extension ‘O’ – please leave your number if you don’t reach a live person on the first try as there is just one line.) Remember that this is the Pacific Time Zone.


If you are out of the country contact via email:

Please Send All lodging inquiries to that email address.

Because of the devastating fire that burned Harbin Hot Springs, many people will be making their reservation at Sierra Hot Springs early. The Lodge dormitory sleeps 5 people.

NOTE: There are, however, 7 rooms available at the nearby Globe Hotel which is also owned by the hot springs and is just one mile away in Sierraville a very small town. If you will not have transportation, it is always easy for ride sharing back and forth to happen. The rooms in the Globe are beautiful and comfortable!

NOTE: Camping and Accommodations rates have increased this year.

The following rates include tax. Rates are for the Lodge & Globe Hotel.
1 person – $77.00
2 People – $110.00
Dormitory – $55.00
Friday – Sunday & Holidays
1 person – $99.00
2 People – $132.00
Dormitory – $66.00
$33.00 for each additional adult in private rooms.

Transportation to and from the Globe Hotel is easily shared with other trainees staying there. We can help you to coordinate this.


Reservations for camping are not needed; however, upon arrival at the hot springs, you must check into the office to pay in advance and obtain a parking permit. There is a wide selection of sites, close in or further into the woods. There is RV space, however, there are no hook-ups.

Camping rates:
Camping & RV Rates *Includes 24-hour use of all facilities. Sorry, no hook-ups.
$33.00 Per person Mon.-Thurs.
$38.50 per person Fri.-Sun.

Payment: Sierra Hot Springs accepts Visa & MasterCard and American Express and cash. Personal checks are not accepted. Presently reservations or information on room availability is not currently available online or via e-mail. For Hot Springs Information and Reservations: (530) 994-3773, extension ‘O’. The best time to call is between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please leave your number if you don’t reach a live person on the first try as there is just one line.Pacific Time Zone. Best times to call are 9:e0 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Training includes 7 days of organic vegetarian lunches (9-day training) or 4 days of organic vegetarian lunches (5-day training). Lunch is not provided on the first Sunday (our fasting day) or the final Sunday (our Celebration day).

The Philosophy Café is located downstairs in the Main Lodge. Excellent, gourmet, organic cuisine is sure to please your palate. The Cafe caters our excellent lunches.

Dinner is served Friday – Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Reservations are not required. Prices range based on your order from $9 to $20 per meal. Although they do serve meat and fish entrees, there is always a vegetarian option. Side dishes are available for purchase in the office area refrigerator and a steady supply of baked goods is for sale!

There are fully equipped kitchens at the Lodge and Globe Hotel for your own meal preparation. There are ‘cubbies’ for your dry foods. Please be mindful that refrigerator space is limited. You will want to arrive at the hot springs with your groceries as the nearest organic grocery stores are in Reno (one hour away) and Truckee (1/2 hour away).

There are three restaurants in Sierraville, including Fork and Horn previously, Sierraville Kitchen, for breakfast, coffee & lunch and the Smithneck Farms Cafe for breakfast & lunch & Los Dos Hermanos, a highly recommended Mexican restaurant. They are open for dinner until 8:00 pm Tues-Sun.

The gas station in Sierraville has an assortment of some food and there is a grocery store 20 minutes east in Loyalton. There is also a laundromat in Loyalton.

What to bring:

Pets are not allowed on the property.


Your animal must be on a leash at all times.

Please be mindful that the hot springs are in the mountains at 5,000 feet. The weather can swiftly change, so be prepared for cold nights and warm to hot days. Rain is possible.

Shoes and Clothing: We Recommend you bring a warm jacket and sweatshirt and dress in layers; hiking or walking shoes, robe/wrap/sarong, optional swimsuit, towel (if camping) sun hat, pants, shorts, women should bring a skirt to wear to the sacred fire ceremony. There are no laundry facilities but one in a nearby town. Other items: flashlight, sun hat, water bottle, notebook and pen, insect repellant, sunscreen, instrument if you play one.

Campers: tent, sleeping bag, and pad (sleeping bag for 35-40 degrees); raincoat. Camp cooking stoves are not allowed on the property.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY! Rooms fill quickly for this training so call the hot springs to make your reservation once you are confirmed as a participant by the organizer. Specific rooms cannot be guaranteed. Reservations must be secured with a credit card or advance payment; cancellations must be made by 1pm, two days before your scheduled arrival date to avoid charges.

Please note: Smoking, candles and incense burning are prohibited in the Lodge and Globe Hotel as well as in the campground. Fire danger is high because of the drought.

Dogs are not allowed on the premises.

The dormitory is an excellent option if you want to have inside lodging and pay less than a room. This is open for men and women. If you have a condition that could interrupt another’s sleep as coughing due to a cold or use of a breathing machine it is best that you secure your own room.

EXPERIENCE THE SIERRA HOT SPRINGS SPA to complete your ultimate Rebirthing experience! Treat yourself to a Massage, Watsu® , Spa Treatment or Chiropractic session by the hot springs, certified staff. With a variety of schooling, backgrounds, and styles, the staff is sure to offer just the right kind of therapeutic bodywork for you. Past trainees RAVED about their treatment! Massages are available at the Lodge, the Globe Hotel, the Phoenix Spa or in our outdoor massage areas (seasonal). We offer a variety of modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aquatic Massage, Foot Reflexology & Shiatsu. A $10 discount is offered to Rebirthing trainees. Check with us about the training schedule so you know what time you have free to schedule your delightful treatment!

Contact Kalyani

Please feel free to email Kalyani with any questions regarding the training, registration or tuition.

Om Namah Shivaya!