Dec 01, 2023

Holotropic Breathwork Weekend in Berlin - 1st - 3rd of December 2023 - in english / german

What is Holotropic Breathwork?

Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name Holotropic means literally "moving toward wholeness" (from the Greek "holos"=whole and "trepein"=moving in the direction of something).

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 alike.

Psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina developed this method in the 1970ies. It is based on 50 years of therapeutically working with expanded states of consciousness, modern psychology and consciousness research, and the study of old wisdom traditions.

Workshop in Berlin:

The Workshop starts with a welcome meditation and an introduction to the theory and practice of Breathwork, offering a chance for people to ask questions and to get to know each other.

The Breathwork takes place in pairs. When one partner breathes the other will sit and in the next session the roles are reversed. Sessions last approximately three hours. Participants are encouraged to allow whatever is happening to emerge as they breathe deeper and faster. Occasionally energy release work or bodywork is needed to move past a blockage and the facilitators will provide assistance if required.

After each breathing session there is time to capture the experience through mandala drawing. During the group sharing sessions the participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish.

The workshops are set up to create a deep sense of support and safety for participants, which facilitates the exploration of consciousness and deeper levels of awareness.

Friday 01. December 2023 7:30pm - 9:30pm: introduction & theory

Saturday 02. December 2023 11:00am - 10:00pm: breathwork sessions Sunday 03. December 2023 2:30pm - 5:00pm: integration time

The number of participants are limited.

The workshop will be held in english / german with translation in either direction.

This is not a residential workshop but if you come from somewhere else we are happy to help to find an accommodation. 


Tanzschule Cumbancha

Möckernstraße 68

10965 Berlin

Investment: 200€

The price includes lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, water, fruits etc. for Saturday - all organic, vegetarian

REGISTRATION: Send us an email for Registration. You will get the registration form and the medical form to fill out from us.

Your participation in this workshop is secured as soon as the payment has been received by bank transfer and the registration form and the medical form has been emailed back to:

Certified GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training) Facilitators: Cyrus Bruton, Lydia Schamschula and team


Lydia Schamschula

Facilitator and Organiser

Lydia is an actress and filmmaker and was always curious to approach the filmmaking as a way to explore the mystery of life. She is deeply committed to work in consciousness and meditation. Many years...

Cyrus Bruton


Cyrus Bruton, born 1960 in the UK and lives since over 30 years in Berlin, Germany where he has been guiding and holding space for community grounded in meditation and wholesome daily living since 199...


Möckernstraße 68, Berlin Germany, 10965

Möckernstraße 68, Berlin Germany, 10965


Investment: 200€
The price includes lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea, water, fruits etc. for Saturday - all organic, vegetarian


If you need to cancel the workshop up to 8 days before the workshop, we will transfer the money back to you. Cancellation within the 8 days before the workshop, we can only refund the money, if we can fill your spot.