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Double Breathwork Retreat with Cacao – 28 November – 1 December 2024

November 28 - December 01

Join us to surf your inner landscape in a holotropic state of consciousness. The vehicle is your body – the technology is Grof breathwork – the fuel is your breath.

What is Grof breathwork?

Essentially breathwork enables us to learn more about ourselves, to access enhanced states of awareness, and our unconscious mind in order to heal and to create a new way of being.

It has 3 components:

• Breathing
• Music
• Focussed Energy Release Bodywork

Grof Breathwork which has evolved from holotropic breathwork, has supported many people in many different ways on their journey. It can be:

• a powerful method of personal transformation and healing
• an insightful personal enquiry tool to know thyself – light & shadow
• a self-empowering way (because you do the work) to re-integrate fragmented parts of ourselves that may have been split off through guilt, shame, fear anger, sadness over years of conditioning by significant others
• a highly experiential complimentary therapeutic technology to psychotherapy
• used to access ideas and inspiration from the transpersonal realm to improve an individual’s way of being in the world for not only the wounded but for the artist or scientist or student or inventor. The dreamlike images that can be presented in expanded states of consciousness often contain solutions to questions on our minds.
• a deep self-care approach for the healing and helping professional
• an evidenced based tool that can get to the root of and heal addiction and depression
• supportive in the healing of previous emotional or physical trauma; in reducing the symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress; in emotional expression & release and for creative inspiration.

Many people report that holotropic breathwork has been instrumental in helping them to connect with who and what they truly are and with what their lives are about.

This event is in two parts:

First, a live, on-line, 1 hour introduction to each other

This is an important preparation session to build the container and the safety for individuals and the group. It will allow you to go deeper into your experience.

We will be talking about:

  • the format and what a session looks like
  • what can come up in a session and why
  • how you can get the most from your session
  • the different roles of breather, sitter and facilitator
  • safety, safety, safety


  • Arrival at the venue by 5pm on Thursday  for opening sharing circle followed by Cacao Ceremony
  • Breathwork -one session on Friday morning and one in the afternoon and one on Saturday morning and afternoon – each participant will breathe twice and sit twice – each session is about 3 hours.
  • Integration starts with mandala drawing after each breathwork
  • Celebration dance and/ or fire ceremony
  • Integration continues with a deep sharing circle on Sunday morning and we complete with lunch at 12.30pm. We will invite you to attend a post workshop check in, sharing circle one week later where you will have an oportunity to share your insights and wisdom with your fellow journiers and to have further support where needed

Safety is priority and as part of that participants need to complete a medical form as part of the registration. There also needs to be a commitment to fully attend the whole event.


Your facilitators are-

Kate Curtis +35 387 232 5383 – kate@danulodge.com

Claire Matthews +35 387 2380259 Claire@shanbolard.com

Please feel free to contact us to clarify any queries you may have.


Danu Lodge is a secluded retreat and healing centre in the hills above Gorey, C0. Wexford,  Ireland and is in a stunning setting, surrounded with natural beauty.

Event exchange & bookings:

The exchange is 520 euro and includes a light supper on arrival, and organic vegetarian food throughout

You can register for the event Here

We look forward to “adventuring” with you.

Kate and Claire

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Kate Curtis
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