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Holotropic Breathwork -weekend retreat

Price of the retreat (including the deposit fee 50€):

Full price: 280€ / Earlybird 250€ until 12.3.

Student / unemployed / senior citizen price:

250€ / Earlybird 220€ until 12.3.

(10€ discount from all ticket groups for HB Finland ry members)

(Prices includes 10% VAT)

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31.3.-2.4. Piikkiö, Pyölinrannan leirikeskus

Pyölinrannan leirikeskus, Pyölintie 77, 21500 Piikkiö

Welcome to dive deep within in this full board retreat in the archipelago! Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful method of self-exploration, which helps us to connect more deeply with our inner healing wisdom through breath, music and somatic and emotional processing in a safe and supportive space. During the retreat everyone has the opportunity to surrender to the inner process with their own pace and style, and there is proper time for preparation and integration. On Friday we will land softly to the venue, meet the group and prepare for the inner journeys. On Saturday there will be two breathing sessions, in which each participant will be breathing in one session and sitting for the breather-partner in one. On Sunday we will have time and space for ourselves, and we will offer some techniques and tips for integration.

 

Retreat takes place in the archipelago Harvaluoto-island, in Pyölinrannan leirikeskus, quite close to Turku (Pyölintie 77, 21500 Piikkiö). There we have a big main building and cozy cabin by the sea with wooden sauna (sauna and swimming is possible in the evenings). Accommodation happens mainly in shared rooms. It is easiest to come to the retreat with a car, we will arrange shared car rides if possible. On Friday you can also get 1km from the venue with a local bus from Turku. During the whole weekend there are snacks and tea/coffee. On Saturday there is vegan lunch and dinner, and on Sunday the retreat ends with lunch.

 

No previous experience of Holotropic Breathwork is required. We will use english and/or finnish languages, depending on the language of the participants. Translation is provided if needed.

 

Preliminary schedule

 

Friday

16:30-18:00 Introduction lecture to Holotropic Breathwork (mandatory for first time breathers)

18:00-18:30 Registration

18:30-21:00 Opening of the retreat, preparation for the sessions

21:00-23:00 Own time / sauna

 

Saturday

9:00-22:00 2 x Breathing sessions, starting the integration, sauna

 

Sunday

9:00-15:00 Deepening the integration


 

How to reserve your place in the Retreat

 

1. Fill the Registration form and Medical form from the link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1So1UZDyui6P4RkxdGVYT4rMiOaV6jZdGctqt_s5F13U

 

The purpose of the Medical form is to survey your relevant background information and possible contraindications for the event. This helps us to ensure that you can participate safely in the retreat and that we can support your process during and after it. If you answer “yes” to some question, it doesn't automatically mean you cannot participate. If some question is unclear to you, ask us for clarification.

 

2. Pay the Deposit fee (50€) or the whole payment of the retreat

(Payment details below)

 

Your place will be confirmed after you have filled the registration and medical forms and paid the deposit fee or the whole payment of the retreat. If you pay just the deposit fee, you need to pay the rest of the payment latest in registration, where you can pay with cash or mobilepay. If the retreat gets full, there will be a waiting list.

 

We will interview all the participants, who have not been before in our events. Interview is also a good opportunity to ask questions or express any thoughts regarding the method or the retreat.

 

 

Payment information

 

Price of the retreat (including the deposit fee 50€):

Full price: 280€ / Earlybird 250€ until 12.3.

Student / unemployed / senior citizen price:

250€ / Earlybird 220€ until 12.3.

(10€ discount from all ticket groups for HB Finland ry members)

(Prices includes 10% VAT)

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Bank information

Account owner: Holotropic Breathwork Finland ry

Address of the company: Parkinkatu 7 as 1, 20500 Turku, Finland

IBAN: FI20 7997 7990 1619 57

BIC: HOLVFIHH

Amount(€): retreat price / deposit fee (50€)

Message: Retreat 3/23 + Your full name 

 

If you have problems with the payments or you would like to participate but your financial situation doesn’t allow it, just contact us so we can try to find a good solution. If you need for some reason to cancel your participation in the retreat, we will refund your payment fully if the cancellation is done before 20.3. If the cancellation is done after that, we will keep the reservation fee.

 

Because in the breathing-sessions there can be sometimes strong emotional and physical experiences, for safety reasons it is not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart-problems and very high blood pressure, with strong psychiatric illnesses, with ongoing spiritual emergency, with recent fractures or surgical operations, with acute infections or epileptics. If you are not sure if this method is safe for you, consult your physician/therapist or contact us so we can discuss your situation.

Facilitators of the retreat

Valde Orrenmaa

Valde lives in Kaarina, in a commune with his friends and cats. He started the Holotropic Breathwork training in 2016 and got certified in 2019. He has a 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. He is also a writer, Aguahara-practitioner and has started Cognitive brief-therapy training. One of his passions is to integrate yogic-lifestyle into the modern society. He loves meditation, biking in the forest, playing piano and genuine connection with other beings.
 

 

Jussi Alihanka

Jussi is from Turku 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 and Integrative psychotherapy training. Jussi is together with Valde the founder of the Holotropic Finland and is 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.

 

 

Iida Hokkanen

Iida discovered Holotropic breathwork in 2019 and since then the method has been a significant part of her own healing journey. The safe, loving and empowering breathwork community has felt so much like home that she was inspired to start the holotropic breathwork facilitator training in 2022. 

 

Enabling holistic well being and body-mind-soul coherence for individuals, groups and communities is Iida’s calling. She is a nature connection guide, gives energy healing treatments and will also become certified as a breathwork coach later on in 2023. Her own ways for connecting with her authentic self include exploring voice and movement, doing breathwork and experiencing the nature.

 

In her daily life Iida is a Human Resource professional, mother of a wonderful 8-year girl and servant to a fluffy and furry dog. 

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