Nora McDonnell


Nora is a secondary school teacher in the west of Ireland and enjoys bringing the  holotropic perspective to her everyday interactions with young people. She has been involved with Holotropic Breathwork since the late nineties and certified as a GTT facilitator in 2011. Since then she has facilitated at workshops and training modules in Ireland, England, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. She runs workshops in a scenic rural setting in Connemara, County Galway on the west coast with Claire Matthews.

She also regards herself as a freelance facilitator and enjoys travelling to share in the Holotropic Breathwork experience in all its capacities wherever it takes her. She sees Holotropic Breathwork as a way of life rather than just something she does. 

Nora McDonnell

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Holotropic Breathwork meets Shamanism/Chamanismo y Respiración Holotrópica, José Vila y Esperanza Lopez, 23rd-28th April 2019, Peace Castle Schlaining, Austria (English, Espanol, Deutsch)

2019-04-23 00:00:00

This 6-day workshop combines Holotropic Breathwork with shamanic work in a harmonic integrative way allowing for a deep healing experience. In the spirit of doing an “amazon diet” we will experience the intake of Tabacco and Vejuco, a mix of 8 different master plants. The spirit of working with master plants is a ritual context where the focus in on the intention of cleansing, healing and knowledge which fosters an intimate contact with one-self. The work with the plant will support and integrate the expereinces from the breathwork in a very harmonius and gentle way. "FATHER TABACCO" Tabacco is a Master...



2019-06-27 00:00:00

THURSDAY 27 JUNE Arrival & amp; registration: 17.00- 18.00  Homemade Soup &  bread will be available on arrival  Opening Circle & Introduction to Holotropic BreathworkTM: 19.30- 21.30/ 22.00   FRIDAY 28 JUNE Breakfast: 07.30- 08.30 am Breathwork (1):  8.45 am- 12.00pm Lunch: 13.00- 14.00 Breathwork (2): 14.45- 18.00  Dinner:  18.30- 19.30 Reflection time & group check-in: 20.30   Sunday 29th April Time in Nature & sharing: 10.00- 11.30 Tea/coffee Break: 11.30- 11.45 am Integration & Self-care: 11.45- 13.30 Lunch:  13.30- 14.30 The workshop closes after lunch. If you would like to know more about Shanbolard, please view it here: ...


The Power Within: The Practice of Holotropic Breathwork, 11th-16th August 2019

2019-08-11 00:00:00

In this module, Holotropic theory comes alive. It’s where we experience the essence of the practice first hand. We not only discuss the principles that support and inform the practice of Holotropic Breathwork. But we go beyond theory to show why Holotropic Breathwork is such a special method for personal exploration and healing. This is a unique opportunity to move to deeper levels of your own inner process and also to learn what’s behind the Holotropic approach to working with others. As you become acquainted with accompanying others on their journeys, you will also discover how to translate the Holotropic...