Sep 18, 2020

Holotropic Breathwork -workshop in Turku 18.-20.9.

We believe deep inner work is important during these unusual times, so we are delighted to announce our first full long workshop for autumn! On Friday we will land softly to the place and to ourselves and start preparing us for the inner journeys. On Saturday there will be two breathing sessions, in which each participant will be breathing in one session and sitting for the breather-partner in one session. On Sunday we will have time and space for ourselves, and we will offer some techniques and tips for integration.

No previous experience of Holotropic Breathwork is required. Workshop takes place in Turku, Konsan Kartano (Virusmäentie 9, 20300 Turku) with bus connection and within walking distance from Turku center. There is space for 18 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). We will use english and/or finnish languages, depending on the language-skills of the participants. Translation is provided if needed.

Event also in FB and HB-finland website:

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

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)

Preliminary schedule


16:30-18:00 Introduction lecture for Holotropic Breathwork (mandatory for first time breathers)

18:00-21:00 Opening of the workshop and preparation for the inner journeys


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


9:00-15:00 Tips and techniques for integration and closing the workshop

How to reserve your place in the Workshop:

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

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.

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 paid the deposit fee or the whole payment of the workshop. If you pay just the deposit fee, you need to pay rest of the payment latest in registration, where you can pay with cash or mobilepay. If you choose to sleep in the venue, you can pay for it with cash during registration (15€/night). If the workshop is gets full, there will be a waiting list.

We will interview all the participants, who have not been before in our workshops. It is also an good opportunity to ask questions or express any thoughts 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)

​​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 9/20 + Your full name

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 4.9. 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 ongoing spiritual emergency, 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.

Facilitators of the workshop

Valde Orrenmaa

Valde lives in Finland, Kaarina, in little commune with his friends and cats. He started the Holotropic Breathwork training in summer 2016 and got certified in summer 2019. He has 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. Lately he has been interested in the connection between music, singing and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Right now he is writing a book about former birth hospital in Turku. He loves meditation, biking in the forest, playing piano and genuine connection with other beings.

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.

Jussi Alihanka

Jussi is from Turku Finland 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 is currently in the GTT holotropic breathwork facilitator training and also has started the TRE facilitator and MBSR teacher training. He is starting integrated psychotherapy training 2019. Jussi is together with Valde the founders of the Holotropic Finland ry and 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