Jan 19, 2024

Double Holotropic Breathwork -retreat

19.-21.1. Ystävyyden Majatalo

Welcome to dive deep within in this full board retreat! Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful method for self-exploration, which utilizes the healing power of breath, music, bodywork and safe space. This retreat is a great opportunity to explore the method in-depth, since there will be altogether 4 breathwork sessions, in which each participant will be breathing in two and sitting in two.

We will have zoom-meeting on thursday evening, where we can meet the group and go through the practicalities of the method. You can also arrive at the venue already on thursday if you wish (40€ for the night and 7€ for breakfast). On friday we land together to the venue and have two breathwork-sessions. On saturday we will deepen the process with two extra breathwork-session. During the whole retreat we will provide good tools for integration and especially sunday for deepening the integration. Because the double breathwork can get quite deep, you can support the overall process scheduling as easy days as possible for thursday before the retreat and monday after the retreat.

Retreat is held in Ystävyyden Majatalo (Kalkkilantie 74, 25110 Kruusila, https://ystavyydenmajatalo.fi). The venue is in the middle of Turku and Helsinki and you can reach it easily with bus from both directions. In the peaceful surroundings of Ystävyyden Majatalo there is also possibility for sauna and swimming in a lake. Food and accommodation are included in the price. Along with tasty vegetarian food there will be snacks and tea/coffee during the whole weekend. Accommodations in personal rooms.

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


Preliminary schedule

We will send Introduction lecture for Holotropic Breathwork in video, for the first time breathers it is mandatory to watch it before the retreat


19:00-21:00 Zoom meeting to meet the group

You can arrive to the venue already on thursday if you wish


9:00-10:00 Registration

10:00-12:00 Opening the retreat and preparation for the inner journeys

12:00-22:00 Breathing sessions, foods and evening circle


8:00 Breakfast

9:00-21:00 Breathing sessions, foods and evening circle

21:00 Free time/sauna


8:30 Breakfast

9:30-12:00 Deepening the integration

12:00-14:00 Closing the retreat and tips for going back home

How to reserve your place in the retreat:

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


The purpose of the Medical form is to survey your relevant background information and possible contraindications for the retreat. This helps us to ensure that you can participate safely in the retreat and that we can support your process in best possible way. If you answer yes to some questions, it doesn't automatically mean you cannot participate; we will evaluate the situation together with you. If any 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. After we have got your payment, we will send you a confirmation email. 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.

We will send an Introductory lecture to Holotropic Breathwork in video, which is mandatory to watch for the first time breathers. After you have watched the video, we will do a interview with all the new participants via zoom 1-2 weeks before the event. The interview is also a good opportunity to ask questions or express any thoughts regarding the retreat.

Payment information:

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

Full price: 420€ / Earlybird 380€ until 5.1.

Student / unemployed / senior citizen price:

380€ / Earlybird 340€ until 5.1.

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

(Prices includes 10% VAT)

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


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

Message: Retreat 1/24 + Your full name

If you have any 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.

Deposit- / cancellation fee 50€

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 5.1. 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 generally 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 retreat is safe for you, just 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, and has been organizing breathwork events since 2018. Valde has a lot of appreciation and passion for this method, it has deepened his own path in very meaningful ways and has teached him to value deeply non-judging, supportive and empowering space for inner growth. 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 trainer and organizer in finnish psycare and harm reduction organization Kotilo. He is also a writer, aguahara-practitioner, terminal care volunteer and has started cognitive brief-therapist and mindfulness teacher trainings. One of his passions is to integrate yogic-lifestyle and a compassionate way of being into modern society. He loves nature, meditation, music, dancing, karate & kobudo 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 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. 

Holotropic Breathwork® Association of Europe

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Holotropic Breathwork®


Holotropic Breathwork® is a powerful technique for self-healing and self-exploration allowing for greater self-understanding, expansion of self-identity and access to the roots of emotional and psychosomatic challenges one might face. Holotropic Breathwork® comes from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (going to) meaning moving towards wholeness.


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