ABOUT HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK
Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential, powerful method of self-exploration and healing, that combines fast, deep, and circular breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. Since its creation in 1976 by the Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, the emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can enter a expanded state of consciousness, and surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, energy movement, visions, memories, etc. that can arise during the session.
The term holotropic means "moving towards wholeness" and it refers to the healing and transformative power of non-ordinary states of consciousness, that strengthen the connection with the intrinsic inner wisdom in each person. Holotropic Breathwork aims to bring the mind and body together in a non-ordinary state of consciousness, which provides more conscious access to buried memories and aspects that may be hidden under ordinary conditions
WANT TO DIP YOUR TOES IN FIRST?
If you are interested in exploring and learning more about holotropic breathwork before signing up, the Aware Project is hosting a lecture and intro to holotropic breathwork with Veronica on April 10th at 7:00 pm called "Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breatwork". Tickets are $15 presale, $20 online.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Holotropic Breathwork is done in pairs, that will be chosen before the actual breathwork sessions start. One member of each pair will do the breathwork while their partner acts as sitter (In the second session, the roles are reversed.) The Holotropic Breathwork sessions are done lying on a mat with the eyes close (it is highly recommended to use eyeshades or a blindfold). The evocative music will last approximately two and a half hours.
The breather is asked simply to remain open to whatever kinds of experiences present themselves. This can include, but is not limited to, deeply restful or ecstatic states, vivid reliving of past experiences, release of energy from the body, strong emotions (either pleasant or difficult), spiritual experiences or experiences that seem to come from the collective unconscious or other transpersonal areas of consciousness.
Many experiences can arise in the process of this work. When the body and mind enter a state of non-ordinary consciousness through controlled breathing, the inner wisdom uses that opportunity to work toward physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, and developmental change. Holotropic Breathwork operates under the principle that we are our own best healers.
YOUR BREATHWORK FACILITATOR
Verónica Muñoz is a Holotropic Breathwork (HB) facilitator, certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2009. She has experienced HB since 1999, and has facilitated more than 180 HB sessions at workshops, retreats, and GTT training modules in USA, South America (Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil) and Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia). Verónica worked in Chile for 15 years supporting human resources development as a full-time Organizational Psychologist with a Master in Business Administration. Verónica moved to USA in 2013. Currently she hosts Holotropic Breathwork workshops in San Diego, and co-facilitates at HB workshops and retreats in Seattle.
Saturday, April 27th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (introduction talk for registered attendees)
Sunday, April 28th 9:00am to 9:00pm (HB experiential sessions)
Water, snacks and light meals will be provided. Healthy, gluten free and vegan options will be provided.
Early bird Registration (through april 14th): $225
Regular Registration (through April 28th): $250
REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holotropic-breath-all-day-workshop-tickets-59191875493