As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as ‘connected breathing’, where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. This technique is used today in hundreds of various forms of breathing styles. Leonard was spiritually enlightened in 1960, unraveled the death urge he learned from his family tradition in 1967, and had numberless spontaneous birth, prenatal and infancy memories. Leonard sometimes says that his healing and personal evolution was caused by spiritual accidents in the bathtub.
He is famous not only for discovering Rebirthing Breathwork, but for also defining the 11 Biggies of Human Trauma, which are birth trauma, parental disapproval syndrome, personal lie & specific negatives, school trauma, past life karma, the unconscious death urge, religion trauma, senility, repression of the feminine, world savior syndrome and physical abuse & sexual abuse trauma.
Currently, Leonard Orr is based in Virginia, USA, with his lovely wife Elvi Orr, and the Rebirth International Headquarters and RBI Training Center. He offers monthly trainings, lectures and events worldwide. There is an annual Breathworkers’ convention in Virginia every July.