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Holotropic Breathwork

An Adventure in Self Discovery and Consciousness

What is Holotropic Breathwork?

Holotropic breathwork is a variety of holotropic works which are methods for self-exploration, personal transformation, and healing in general.

​Holotropic breathwork includes:

​Set and setting:

  • careful preparation,
  • a safe, supportive, and caring environment,

Holotropic experience/inner journey/participatory event:

  • faster breathing,
  • evocative music,
  • 100 % support and safety during the non-ordinary state (holotropic) journey,
  • focused energy release work (bodywork) if necessary for satisfactory conclusion of holotropic experience and

Integration phase:

  • carefully guided the integration of holotropic experience,
  • guidelines for further integration activities after the workshop and support after the workshop.

More about the Holotropic Breathwork:


A short illustration of 10 years of healing and spiritual work, mostly through Holotropic work: 

Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself. (Stan Grof)


Holotropic means moving towards wholeness - a search most of us undertake, in our own unique way, for a large part of life.

Holotropic Breathwork, developed by Stan and Christina Grof, has proven to be one of the most powerful ways of engaging in this process, facilitating a deep inner process which leads to openness, and an expansion of consciousness. This, in turn, opens us to healing and to wisdom which lies beyond the ego.
“People wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the oceans, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering” St. Augustine

The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States - the Holotropic States of Consciousness

To quote C.G. Jung: “Healing comes only from that which leads the person beyond himself and beyond his entanglement with ego.”

Holotropic states allow us to transcend experience “beyond the limits of cause and effect, the three dimensions and linear time”. This means that we may undergo mystical experiences of union and connection with the divine. We may experience any aspect of all that is – everything and no-thing.

We may remember, discover, and explore many levels of the spectrum of consciousness. We can experience aspects of birth, repressed or unfinished trauma, family dynamics, etc in a safe environment within which healing can occur most easily and deeply.

There are infinite possibilities, however, there are four categories of experience observed by Grof as emerging in holotropic states. More...

Holotropic Workshops

The Holotropic Breathwork Workshop takes place in the Velosimed Center, in a beautiful setting below the mighty Kočna mountain. Workshop behind thick stone walls gives a sense of security, while the surroundings with beautiful nature in Kokra valley, provide quality and necessary relaxation during and after the workshop.
GTT certified practitioners offer all the support and safety needed in order that you can open yourself up to Inner Wisdom and inner healing power in a completely safe and supportive environment.

When to the Holotropic Breathwork Workshop?

{{modality}} can be part of your psychotherapy, or part of your path of self-exploration and personal or spiritual growth, and can be especially interesting if:

    You are looking for a more experiential approach to treatment that goes beyond conversational therapy.
    You are experiencing a great life crisis and are looking for deep wisdom and insights.
    You want to solve unresolved problems from the past.
    You want to understand the emotional roots of a prolonged physical / psychosomatic condition.
    You want to expand your consciousness and further explore your spiritual path.

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