Holotropic Breathwork Finland ry

Holotropic Breathwork Finland ry was founded 2018 in Turku Finland. It’s purpose is to promote and develop activity, information, knowledge and scientific research related to Holotropic Breathwork in Finland.

To achieve its goals Holotropic Breathwork Finland: arranges workshops and lectures; supports training of the new facilitators; shares information about HB and related topics; can receive grants, donations and wills.


The world is changing fast, and it is not an easy transformation. With the climate crisis, capitalistic and political turmoil, a culture devoid of compassionate and spiritual values, there is lots of darkness and suffering around. And at the same time, there are wonderful things happening all around the globe, making the future more bright. We have the technology and information for saving the planet, many people and organizations choosing to focus on the collective good instead of individual hedonism, myriads of beautiful techniques and disciplines for self-transformation and lots of love shining from heart to heart. We want to face the reality, to look for real ways for positive transformation and not to give up. And we believe the transformation starts here and now, within you.


We have personally experienced Holotropic Breathwork to be an effective method for individual and collective healing and transformation. It is simple and safe and it can go deep. It can help us become aware of our shadows and to work with them. And it can help us to embrace the wisdom, beauty and compassion within us. It can be a precious tool for self-transformation, and when our inner world changes towards a positive direction, we can really start to change the world, and find the inner peace and meaning we are ultimately looking for.


Holotropic Breathwork is also a movement, a community. And we would love to see this movement grow in Finland, fellow travellers connecting with each other, supporting each other in the important and hard task of self-growth. Like Sitara Blasco felt in one of our workshops, Holotropic Breathwork is in good alignment with finnish mentality. And we feel this too, with our introvert nature and connection with the four seasons in all its light and darkness, all we need is just a couple of breaths and we are diving deep.


Our aim is to organize Holotropic Breathwork -workshops regularly in Finland to make it available for everyone interested in it. We want to host meetings with like-minded people and spread relevant information about non-ordinary states of consciousness and other related topics through social media and lectures. To make the movement stronger, we would also need more finnish facilitators, which we can support financially or in other ways. In the future we plan to also have training modules in Finland. Our aim is also to connect the constantly growing nordic and baltic Holotropic Breathwork -communities for a larger movement and collaboration.


Holotropic Breathwork has been practiced mainly outside of the academic framework, even though there is some research being done. We firmly believe that it can be an effective method for many different purposes, so with our scientific backgrounds we are planning to do research in the future, to establish Holotropic Breathwork as an official treatment modality within society.

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Jussi Alihanka
M.D., Chairman of HB Finland ry

Jussi is from Turku Finland and he is a medical doctor and is specializing in psychiatry.  His interest about the healing potential of the non-ordinary states of consciousness comes from his own experiences with different practices. He is currently in the GTT holotropic breathwork facilitator training and also has started the TRE facilitator and MBSR teacher training. He is starting integrated psychotherapy training 2019. Jussi will be together with Valde the founders of the Holotropic Finland and going to work passionately to make this practice more known and more available in Finland. Jussi grounds himself with swimming, climbing, friends, music and nature.

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Valde Orrenmaa
M.A., Vice Chairman of HB Finland ry

Valde lives in Finland, Kaarina, in little commune with his friends and cats. He started the Holotropic Breathwork training in summer 2016 and is going to get certified in summer 2019. He has masters degree in comparative religion and has been academically and practically interested in non-ordinary states of consciousness, meditation, psychedelics, buddhism and other mystically oriented branches of religions. Lately he has been interested in the connection between music, singing and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Right now he is writing a historical book about former birth hospital in Turku. He loves meditation, biking in the forest, playing piano and genuine connection with other beings.

Become a Member

By becoming a member of Holotropic Breathwork Finland ry, you can support the association and its goals and get special benefits. You can join to the association as support- or active member.

Support Membership


This Membership doesn’t bind or oblige you to anything and it ends automatically in the end of the year.


Membership benefits:

  • Newsletter 1-2 times a year

  • Discount from workshops

  • Discount from purchases

  • Possibility to apply for financial support for GTT modules and travel costs

  • Possibility to get prior notification about the upcoming events

  • Possibility to participate “members only” workshops


All members has right to attend the associations fall- and spring meetings but support members doesn’t have right to vote. All who buy the support membership and are willing to support the association, will be accepted as support members.


You can buy the membership in our E-shop. Membership prices: (20€ Student, unemployed, senior citizen), 30€, 50€, 100€, 300€, 500€. Memberships with different prices doesn’t differ from each other by the content but offers a way to support the association with different amounts. All the profits will be used to support associations goals and activity.


Active Membership

Active members has the same membership benefits than support members but Active members has the right to vote in the associations meetings. There is also closed chatroom for active members.

Support members, who are willing to involve actively in the association pursuing the association's goals and are committed to complying with the rules of the association, can apply for active membership. Active members will be chosen by the associations board-members.


You can apply for active membership by filling the Active member application. You also need to purchase the support membership from the E-shop. If you are approved to active member, your support membership will be changed to active membership.  


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