August 19 , 2016 / 7 minutes, 1 second

A Conversation with Sondra Ray about The Loving Relationships Training

Author: Annette K. Scott

Every age has its pioneers and we are happily bringing one of those pioneers, Sondra Ray, one of the founders of the rebirthing movement and creator of Liberation Breathing®, to Kodawari Studios for a weekend-long training September 9-11.


Sondra is considered one of the foremost experts on how the birth trauma affects one’s body, relationships, career, and life. She has trained thousands of people all over the world in rebirthing and relationship and through her best-selling books has helped more than one million people gain new insights and remake their lives.

In 2007 Leonard Orr and Sondra Ray wrote “Rebirthing in the New Age” long before the term “new age” was popular. They were then, and continue to be now, pioneers. They forged into areas of human consciousness where few others in the Western world had ventured. They were some of the first who said, “You create your own reality with your thoughts, with your mind.” They discovered the power of your own breath to access and clear deep seeded memories of trauma that went as far back as conception and birth, and even perhaps to past lives before this incarnation.

They made a study and practice of this process of spiritual purification that also had tremendous healing effects on the mind and body. They called the process ”Rebirthing” because through the breathing and the clearing of the “birth trauma,” and the examination and healing of the “unconscious death urge,” a “rebirth” occurs in a person who has undergone a period of this natural process of conscious, connected breathing.

Not too many people in the human development movement, apart from Sondra Ray, have taken on the deepest blocks that are ultimately sabotaging peoples’ lives and relationships. Who even thinks of “death” as a disease we need to heal? Most people fall into the notion that “death is inevitable” and that the human lifespan has a natural end. Few look at the mental causative factors of disease and death, and question it with a passion.

When I asked Sondra about the development of the Liberation Breathing Technique and the Loving Relationships Training, Sondra had this to say about the development of her (and eventually her life partner and husband Markus Ray’s) work:

“When I was in San Francisco in the early 1970’s there were a lot of new self development trainings popping up. I had just been through a divorce. I asked my friends, ”Where is the seminar on relationships?????” Their answer?  ”Oh, everyone is too screwed up in that area to teach it.” So I thought, ”Well, then does it have to be me?”

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Apparently it did. You teach what you need to learn. Leonard Orr, my teacher of rebirthing at the time, said, “They want you in Hawaii, and I told them you are coming.” I had never taught a seminar in my life! But Hawaii is hard to resist. I had been giving people breathing sessions a lot and found out how their birth scripts affect their relationships…DIRECTLY! The events around conception, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum cause trauma that people carry on throughout their lives…and into their relationships! So I went to Hawaii and just taught that, and people were so inspired they asked me to do it again. Then after that, I put the findings and other essential processes in a three-day training that included Liberation Breathing. I called it the “Loving Relationships Training,” or just “The LRT” for short.

This weekend seminar has helped thousands of people get more clarity, deeper connection, better communication and more PURE JOY in their relationships. The LRT grew all over the world for the next 40 years.

I have been “on the road” since then teaching the LRT. What came up for people about relationships 40 years ago, in my early career, are the same issues still coming up today. People really need help in this area.”

Thankfully, Sondra will be coming to Kodawari on Sept 9-11 to share this wisdom that continues to uplift people and the human consciousness so that we can have the healthier, happier relationships that we have been seeking.

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Ray is author of many books translated into numerous languages, including Liberation Breathing®, The Only Diet There Is, I Deserve Love, and Loving Relationships. An avid world traveler and one-time Peace Corps volunteer, she is a teacher, seminar leader, charismatic speaker, and devoted student of spiritual disciplines. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in public health and family sociology, and was trained as a nurse practitioner in obstetrics and gynecology.

Sondra Ray and her partner Markus Ray were brought together by the grace of their Master Maha Avatar Sri Sri Babaji. Their relationship is a shining example of a loving relationship. Together, Sondra Ray and Markus Ray are committed to bringing the presence of the Divine Mother into the world through their teachings on relationship and breathwork.

Register now as space is limited! Looking forward to seeing you at the studio….with peace and strength of heart to you, Annette


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