Holotropic breathwork (HB) is a group method of self-exploration that incorporates experiential elements such as breathwork, music, bodywork, art, and talking. HB is promoted to induce deep states of altered consciousness and release blocked energy and emotions. This method involves deep accelerated breathing and encourages combining inhalation and exhalation into a cycle of continuous breath. HB was developed by psychiatrist Stanislov Grof in the 1970s as a drug-free way to induce a non-ordinary state of consciousness. The word holotropic was coined by Grof and inspired by the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “trepein” (to move towards).
Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, and water bottle.
Please refrain from eating a large meal at least 2 hours prior to the breathing session.