RIBA Board Members

Leonard D. Orr

Honorary RIBA Founder, Founder of the Modern Day Breathwork Movement

November 15,1937 – September 5, 2019.

Leonard D. Orr began as a born again Christian and student of philosophy, comparative religions, new thought, and metaphysics. He was a student of the mystic Joelle Teutsch and became a scriptural scholar. He worked as a consultant to Werner Erhardt, and became a highly successful business consultant. He discovered the healing power of Breathwork through spontaneous regressions in the 1960’s and went on to inspire the lives of millions of people worldwide through his teachings of prosperity, physical immortality, and Rebirthing Breathwork.

Heike Strombach

Master Rebirther, HeikeStrombach.com

Since 1991 I worked and studied with Leonard D. Orr, founder of the modern day Breathwork movement and one of the greatest philosophers of physical immortality and an inspiration for the new age; a living master. I was a founding member of Rebirth International, Leonard’s nonprofit organization dissolved into Spirit with his passing in 2019. Since 1992 I have led countless trainings in the United States and around this beautiful planet.

In 1994 I founded the Breath and Life Center in Klaswipper, Germany and in 1998 RBI Germany incorporated with Leonard. My spiritual path has drawn me to many places that inspire me. In over twenty visits to India I am amazed about the combination of holiness and ugliness that is unmatched in this world. I love this amazing place.

I practise daily the practises with air, earth, water and fire and am conscious of my thoughts more and more. The quality of my life has improved so much, I am deeply grateful for all.

Sara Dawn

Rebirthing Breathworker, SaraDawn.comLeonardOrrBooks.com

Sara has been a friend, supporter, event organizer and student of Leonard Orr since 2002. Her personal experience of physical healing, inner growth, and transformation has inspired her to share this work with others.

Many of you may know Sara through her work as Leonard’s newsletter editor, database manager, and former publisher of the Conscious Connection quarterly newsletter. She is also the founder and owner of LeonardOrrBooks.com, the online resource for Leonard’s eBooks, Mp3 audios, and digital downloads.

Sara is a graduate of the full curriculum at The LifeForce Educational Corporation, founded by Rev. Matt Garrigan.

In 2007 Sara received her license with the United Centers for Spiritual Living, founded by Ernest Holmes, as a Religious Science Prayer Practitioner (RScP).

She is an author, artist, and full time mama to a very special divine being. After traveling to India and living for several years in Spain, she and her family are currently enjoying life in Oregon, USA

Peace (Virginia) Arnold

Rebirthing Breathworker, Rebirthingtree.com

Peace (Virginia) Arnold, is a Master Rebirther and Grief Recovery Specialist with a background in Oriental Healing Arts and Energy development.

Peace served as director of complementary healing arts at Comprehensive Pain Management in NYC under Dr Gary Thomas which served as pain management clinic for two NYC Hospitals, at that time.

An ordained Interfaith-Interspiritual Minister, Peace began her training in Rebirthing Breathwork in 2003 with Sondra Ray and Maureen Malone and then ‘accidentally’ made contact with Leonard Orr, founder of Rebirthing Breathwork and the International Rebirthing Breathwork Movement.

This meeting with Leonard was life changing. Peace began, what developed into, a 3 year personal training with Leonard into his entire system and an additional 2 years managing RBI Headquarters and bookstore in Virginia in his absence.

Through Leonard, Peace has met and organized for many of the original team of Rebirthers from the early days. It has been an interesting and rewarding experience.