Double Holotropic Breathwork Workshop in Romania, 21-24 September 2017

Dear friends,

We are very happy to invite you for 4 day-residential workshop wiht double Holotropic Breathwork sesion in Romania in the 21-24 September 2017, in Lac de Verde Golf and Leisure Resort in Breaza, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Each participant will have the experience of two sessions as a "breather", and two sessions as "sitter". In addition to the four Holotropic Breathwork experiences and the theoretical presentations, during the workshop there will be art, music, movies and group integration. The workshop will be held in Romanian and in English with translation into English and Romanian if needed. If you are coming from outside Romania, it is best to fly into Bucharest and we can help with transportation arrangements from the Henri Coanda (Otopeni) airport to the venue. It will be a 1,30 hour drive, roughly, depending on traffic.


What is Holotropic Breathwork?


Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful self-exploration and healing method developed by psychiatrist and founder of transpersonal psychology Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina Grof. In developing this experiential approach, the two built on their research and knowledge of modern consciousness, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. Coming from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (movement), the name holotropic actually encompasses the essence of the method, the human beings ‘movement towards wholeness’.


The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual's psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever a like.

People who have experienced the method have reported, among others, the following benefits:

  • Experience non-ordinary states of consciousness with deep healing potential in a safe, natural and supportive setting
  • Tap into new dimensions of creativity and find new ways of expression in their journey towards the authentic self
  • Release tension and alleviate stress
  • Support emotional unblocking
  • Develop self-knowledge and understanding
  • Develop a deeper sense of awareness in the day-to-day life

 

Schedule

We start on Thursday, 21 September at 11 am and close on Sunday, 24 September around 1 pm. Please arrange your travel so that you can attend the whole workshop from beginning to the end (for timing see the further information on travel below!).


Thursday: Registration at 11 am, workshop opening and introduction to Holotropic Breathwork at 1 pm, at 3 pm we will have a lunch. 

Friday and Saturday will be dedicated to the breathwork sessions, one in the mornings and one in the afternoons. 

On Sunday morning integration activities will take place, a very important part of the holotropic approach. The workshop is scheduled to finish around 1 pm on Sunday.

The workshop will be held in Romanian and in English with translation into English and Romanian if needed.

 

Registration


To register please fill in the registration and medical form (link registration form) and send it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for English speakers or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Romanian speakers.

If you have any severe physical or mental conditions please contact Thomas Liska (+43 699 17187915) or Sonja Busch (+43 699 12346253) for English speakers and Daniela Pavlovici +40 745 144 053 for Romanian speakers, in advance to exclude any possible contraindications.

For any organizational matters please contact Alina Sasu +40723542671.

 

Contraindications for Holotropic Breathwork

As this method can be both physically and psychologically intense, there are a series of contraindications for potential participants. Holotropic Breathwork is not appropriate for pregnant women, people with cardiovascular problems, sever hypertension, recent surgery, broken bones or fractures, acute infectious disease, epilepsy or mental illness. If in doubt about your condition, please consult with your medical doctor and/or therapist. You will be asked to fill in a medical form as part of the registration process.

Venue name

Lac de Verde Golf and Leisure Resort

Facilitators

Thomas Liska

Thomas Liska is GTT staff member and founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy. He also holds an academic degrees in counseling, ...

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Sonja Busch

Sonja works as supervisor supporting professionals in the psychosocial field. Specialized in trauma supervision she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries. Furthermore, she supports individuals through coaching and body therapy.  Her academic background includes a master in political science and sociology as well as in clinical supervision, coaching and organizational development. She ...

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Daniela Pavlovici

Daniela is a certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator since 2014, after completing the Grof Transpersonal Training programme in Spain and England. She currently works as a coach, supporting people in their personal and professional journeys. Previously she worked for over 18 years in marketing and communication, and also has experience in consulting and training. She has been on a self-exploration journey herself for many years and discovered Holotropic Breathwork in 2009. Ever since, she has been passionate about this deeply transformational method. After ...

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Price

Early bird price for the workshop in Green area of Romania is € 395,- (registration and payment before 21nd August 2017). When registering after 21nd August 2017 the price is € 450,-. This includes the workshop with lectures, 4 breathworks and two plentifull coffee breaks every day, hotel accommodation including full board costs for a double and € 70 (supplement for the whole workshop). When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available.

Location

Caraiman Street No 54, Breaza, Prahova, Romania

Caraiman Street No 54, Breaza, Prahova, Romania

Payment Details

Please transfer to the following account:

Raiffeisen Bank

Alevtina Sasu

SWIFT: RZBRROBU

IBAN: RO27 RZBR 0000 0600 1209 2800

Reference Code: Breaza 09 2017 + name of participant

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation fee is € 50,- any time you cancel the workshop.
If you cancel the workshop within 30 days before the start, the whole workshop amount will not be refunded, but after deducting the € 50,- cancellation fee it could be applied to any other workshop during the following 4 years.
If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 50 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.

Travel Information

We will meet in the beautiful Green area - Lac de Verde Golf and Leisure Resort in Breaza, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains: http://www.lacdeverde.ro/en.

If you travel by car

The Lac de Verde Golf and Leisure Resort in Breaza:
Driving distance from Bucharest: 1.24 hours, 118 km
Driving distance from Brasov: 1 hours, 68 km.
Driving distance from Budapest (Hungary): 9 hours, 765 km.
If you travel by plane
Bucharest International Airport (OTP) http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en

From airport a direct bus goes many times a day to Brasov, Comarnic, Sinaia, Predeal with stop in Breaza

From airport to Breaza by bus https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Bucharest-Otopeni-Airport-OTP/Breaza
From airport to Breaza by taxi http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en/transport/taxi
From airport to Breaza by train https://www.cfrcalatori.ro/en