Sep 20, 2019

Valde Orrenmaa

Holotropic Breathwork meets Trance Dance 20.-22.9. Turku, Finland

In this workshop the inner journey facilitated by Holotropic Breathwork is enhanced by dancing. On Friday we can surrender to our process with Trance Dance, saturday we dive deeper with Holotropic Breathwork and on sunday we help the integration of our experiences with more soft dancing. On Saturday there will be two breathing sessions, in which each participants will be breathing and sitting in one session. No previous experience of dancing or Holotropic Breathwork is required. Methods used in this workshop can be useful for deep embodied transformation. Workshop takes place in Konsan Kartano, Turku (Virusmäentie 9, 20300 Turku) with bus connection from Turku center. There is space for 20 participants. Lunch and dinner are included on Saturday, there will be also snacks and tea/coffee during the workshop. There is possibility to sleep in the floor of the breathing room (15€/night, including breakfast)

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Preliminary schedule


15:00-21:00 Registration, opening of the workshop, preparation for HB sessions, Trance Dance -session


9:00-21:00 2 x breathing session and talking circle


9:00-14:30 Integration, dancing and closing the workshop

How to reserve your place in the Workshop

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

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

(Payment details below)

Your place will be confirmed after you have filled the registration and medical forms and payed the deposit fee or the whole payment of the workshop. If the workshop is gets full, there will be a waiting list.

The purpose of Medical form is to survey your relevant background information and possible contraindications for the workshop. This helps us to ensure that you can participate safely to the workshop and that we can support your process safely during and after the workshop. If you answer “yes” to some question, it doesn't automatically mean, that you cannot participate. In such a case we are going to get in touch with you so we can try to find together a safe way for you to participate. If some question is unclear to you, ask us for clarification.

We will also interview all the participants, who have not been before in our workshops. It is also an good opportunity to ask questions or express if you have any worries or wishes regarding the workshop.

Payment information

Workshop prices

Full price: 250€ // Earlybird 220€ until 31.8.

Student / unemployed / senior citizen price: 220€ // Earlybird 190€ until 31.8.

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

(Prices includes 10% VAT)

To receive your place in the workshop, you need to pay the deposit fee (50€) or the whole workshop price.

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(€): Workshop price (250€/220€/190€) / deposit fee (50€)

Message: Workshop 9/19 + Your full name

It is also possible to pay the workshop in cash but in this case we wish that you could pay reservation fee to our account and the rest of the payment when arriving to the workshop. If you choose to sleep in the venue, you can pay for it with cash during registration (15€/night)

If you have some 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 good solution.

Deposit- / cancellation fee 50€

If you need for some reason to cancel your participation to the workshop, we will refund your payment fully if the cancellation is done before 8.9. If the cancellation is done after that, we will need to 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 recent fractures or surgical operations, with acute infections or epileptics. If you are not sure if this workshop is safe for you, just contact us so we can discuss about your situation.

​About Trance Dance

Trance Dance is an intuitive expression that merges body movement, powerful rhythms, transformational breathing techniques, and the use of a blindfold or bandana to induce expanded states of consciousness that promote healing, mental clarity, emotional well-being and spiritual awakening. Trance Dance is carried out with eyes closed to direct inside all the light that we normally spend looking outside through our eyes. It is an internal journey and an oportunity to learn better the language of your inner world. It consists in three phases: preparation, session and integration. We begin with an opening circle to give you the background of Trance Dance, its history, its origins, and we answer to your questions (preparation). We continue with some group dynamics and the Trance Dance (session) and we finish painting and sharing our experiences in the closing circle (integration).



Rachel Bongartz

Facilitator and Organiser

Rachel, born (1981) and raised in Belgium, experienced Holotropic Breathwork for the first time in 2005 and from then on it has become an important part of her life. She studied Clinical Psycholo...

Eleni Kroupi

Facilitator and Organiser

Eleni (PhD) is a certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator (by GTT - Grof Transpersonal Training) and has facilitated workshops in Switzerland, Spain, Poland and Germany. She is also a certified T...

Valde Orrenmaa


Certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator (GTT) Transpersonal consult, cognitive brief-therapist, science of religion (M.A.) Chairman of HB Finland ry valdeorrenmaa...

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