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Holotropic Breathing


What is Holotropic Breathwork?


Holotropic Breathwork is a method developed by Christina and Stanislav Grof (USA) that enables access to expanded states of consciousness through increased breathing and evocative music tailored to the group process. It is a powerful and effective psycho-spiritual method. The healing potential of altered states of consciousness is known in almost all cultures and is used by healers and shamans all over the world. Holotrop comes from the Greek and means moving towards wholeness (holos = whole, trepein = moving towards).

Suitable for whom

Holotropic Breathwork is general for people for self-exploration, for seekers in life phases of reorientation, for professionals in therapeutic professions to expand therapeutic competence, for people in times of crisis. Also useful as a supplement to psychotherapeutic treatment and for all people who want to expand their personal limits towards more joie de vivre, authenticity, creativity and liveliness, as well as meaningfulness. Holotropic Breathwork is also suitable for spiritually interested and open-minded people who seek a deepening path from ego to self. And it is a wonderful way to create Love & Peace in your life and in this world. Authentic Purification - real, experiential transformation and joy that spreads more and more.

What can be experienced

The experiences with holotropic breathing can have to do with our biography or current life situation, but they can also lie beyond that. Stan Grof calls these the "transpersonal" areas of our soul. Transpersonal goes beyond the personal and includes spiritual experiences. From this broadened perspective, there is often greater clarity about one`s own difficulties and life situationsexpanded states of consciousnesswe have access to layers of our personality that are not normally accessible to everyday consciousness. We trust the so-called"Inner Healer"who guides the process and offers the experiences that are most beneficial to us now. BLocked life energy is released againand available for our life. So canour creative potentialand our essencebecome noticeable and visible.Altered States of Consciousnesscan also lead us into the layers of the perinatal. These perinatal experiences (around birth) support old things in us and in our lives to “die”, ie to be let go, and new things emerge can. Through continuous work with expanded states of consciousness, one gradually growsconnectednessand aCompassion for ourselves, others and the world. Peace and genuine joy spread.

How we work

As therapists for Holotropic Breathwork, we attach great importance to a protected and safe space. This creates trust and security, through which the inner healing process can unfold. We support individual experiences. Good integration is promoted through body work, movement/dancing, mandala painting and sharing the experiences among the participants.

How does a holotropic breathing workshop work?

Holotropic Breathwork workshop takes place in the group. Increased and deeper breathing allows access to an expanded state of consciousness. Music also supports this inner trance journey. A breathing process lasts between 2 - 4 hours. After the experience, a picture (mandala) is drawn and the experience shared in a sharing.


We offer holotropic breathing courses in the Zurich area and Switzerland in the following formats:

Holotropic Breathwork Seminar / Holotropic Breathwork Retreat / Holotropic Breathwork Individual Session

Holotropic breathing briefly explained on Youtube

On my Youtube channel I explain...

1. Introduction

2. How does it work?

3. What can be experienced

next meetings

  • Shamanic Arts Day retreat
    Shamanic Arts Day retreat
    Sat, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Hombrechtikon, Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    Hombrechtikon, Hombrechtikon, Switzerland
    In the yurt With Christina Limited number of places.
  • Holotropic Breathwork & Sound Day Retreat
    Holotropic Breathwork & Sound Day Retreat
    Sun, Jul 07
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 9a, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 9a, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    With Christina. In warm cooperation with Vani Devi. limited number of seats

When is holotropic breathing not suitable

The work is not suitable for pregnant women, severe cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, recent operations and glaucoma. Holotropic breathing is not possible with some psychiatric diagnoses or psychosis-like conditions and certain pronounced personality disorders. This is less due to the method itself than to the time-limited support options (day or weekend seminar) and sometimes a psychotherapeutic preparatory work is important. Details belowConditions. If you have any questions or are unclear, please contact us.
Participation is always at your own risk.

customer testimonials


I experienced Christina`s Shamanic Arts - Holotropic Breathing Day Retreat as a lovingly mindful space. With her knowledge, Christina gave each participant plenty of time to go into a deep process. Two days later I still feel happy, relieved and grounded As a breather, I was able to safely face the issues I had brought with me and was also allowed to ask for co-regulation from a sitter and assistant. Christina always came to me when I couldn’t get any further on my own and safely guided me through upsetting body processes to the conclusion of which she guided me through a birth experience that gave me an incredible amount of strength and deep peace. It is worth having the confidence and courage to re-encounter yourself in such a wonderful and transformative space as Christina creates. Thank you!

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Holotropes Atmen Einzelsession

Wollen wir nicht alle glücklich und zufrieden im Leben sein? Lebendige Beziehungen führen? Erfüllt sein in unserem Beruf, unserem Geben? Uns entspannt, liebevoll und kraftvoll fühlen?

Der Weg dorthin führt dich, meiner Erfahrung nach, nach innen. Er führt dich zurück zu dir selbst und es lohnt sich sehr auf diese Entdeckungsreise zu gehen.

Unterwegs können dir verschiedene Stationen begegnen, die deine Aufmerksamkeit erfordern. Das Chakra- und Nervensystem reinigt und harmonisiert sich und manchmal gehört eine Portion Mut dazu weiter zu gehen. Auf dem Weg begegnet dir viel Klärung und Transformation. Du wirst immer freier, lebendiger und freudvoller werden. Hier darfst du ganz authentisch du selbst sein und dein eigenes Licht und Potential wieder voll entfalten. Du kommst immer mehr in Kontakt mit dem Ewigen. Das Setting bei einer holotropen Atemreise führt dich durch Atmung, Musik und energetische Körperarbeit, sowie Energieübertragung in erweiterte Bewusstseinszustände, in denen tiefe, heilsame Erfahrungen möglich werden. Neues kann geschehen, noch Unvollendetes integriert und beendet werden, wichtige Erkenntnisse können sich einstellen und der Raum des Bewusstseins wird erfahrbar.

Methoden aus dem Feld des Yoga, der Kunsttherapie & der systemischen Aufstellungsarbeit, sowie Bewusstseinsübertragung runden dieses Angebot ab und bieten zusätzlich einen sicheren Raum, in dem du dich entfalten kannst.

Mein Geschenk an dich

Probiere eine erste Session aus und schau, ob es jetzt das Richtige für dich ist und wir zueinander passen. Wenn du dich danach auf eine tiefergehende Wandlungsreise einlassen möchtest, schenke ich dir eine volle Sitzung (exkl. Raummiete). Paketpreis: 930.- für gesamt 5 Sitzungen.


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Für Menschen mit ​Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, Bluthochdruck, Epilepsie, schwerer Diabetes, starkem Asthma, Psychosen oder anderen starken mentalen Krankheiten, Glaukomen, starker Ostheoporose, Aneurysmen, Schwangerschaft, sowie für Kinder und Jugendliche ist diese Methode nicht geeignet. Nach kürzlich erfolgten körperlichen Verletzungen, Erkrankungen oder Operationen und falls verschreibungspflichtige Medikamente eingenommen werden, bitte ich dich Kontakt mit mir aufzunehmen.


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48h vor Beginn ohne Gebühren

Kontaktiere mich bitte spätestens 48 Stunden vor der geplanten Session, wenn du diese verschieben möchtest. Danach stelle ich den Betrag in Rechnung. Bei gebuchtem Raum fallen 50.- Gebühren an.

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