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Celtic holotropic weekend Retreat 7-9 July 2023-followed by Sweat Lodge

July 07 - July 09

Join us to surf your inner landscape in holotropic states of consciousness. The vehicle is your body  – the fuel is your breath.

We are offering an evening with Shamanic Journeying to start the weekend retreat.

What is Grof breathwork 

Grof breathwork has its origen historically in holotropic breathwork. It is a system of healing which enables us to look deeply within. By entering holotropic states of consciousness otherwise known as enhanced states of awareness, it may be possible to allow our inate wisdom to surface, and thus transformation and deep insights to unfold.

It has 3 components:

• Breathing for 3 hours
• Music
• Focused Energy Release Bodywork

Grof 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 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: (3rd optional part with Sweat Lodge on Sunday)

First, a live, on-line, 2 hour introduction to breathwork a few days  before the event on Sunday July 2 at 7pm

This is an important preparation session to build a safe and secure space 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

Hopefully you will understand that you will not be able to breathe on the weekend if you do not attend this introductory session. There will be no time to go over it on the weekend with you.

Second, the breathwork weekend –

  • Arrival at the venue by 6pm on Friday for opening sharing circle followed by Shamanic Journey
  • Breathwork -one session on Saturday morning and one in the afternoon – each participant will breathe once and sit once – a session is about 3 hours.
  • Integration starts with mandala drawing after each breathwork
  • Celebration dance
  • Integration continues with a sharing circle on Sunday morning followed by a fire ceremony and we complete with lunch at 12.30pm
  • It is an optional addition to the weekend with  a Sweat Lodge on Sunday afternoon.

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.

There is an online integration circle 1 week after the event which we recommend you attend by Zoom on July 16 at at 7pm

We are offering a Sweat lodge in the afternoon following the closing of the breathwork retreat on Sunday


Your facilitators are:

Kate Curtis +35 387 232 5383 – kaitcurtis@icloud.com

Claire Mathews +35 387 238 0259 – claire@shanbolard.com

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


Danu Lodge is a secluded retreat centre in Co. Wexford and is in a stunning setting, surrounded with natural beauty.

They serve amazing food and cater for food intolerences

Event exchange & bookings:

The exchange is 350 euro and includes accommodation and meals. Rooms are light, airy and spacious on a shared room basis.

If finance is a barrier to attending the event please do get in touch – we may be able to offer a payment plan and/or there may be a bursary available. The sweat lodge is an additional 80 euro

You can register for the event Here 

We look forward to holding space for you.

Kate & Claire

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