29 June – 2 July 2023 – Holotropic Double Breathwork Weekend With Spirit Of Cacao

Registration Closes 23 June

Join Caledonian Holotropic to surf your inner landscape in holotropic states of consciousness. The vehicle is your body – the technology is Holotropic Breathwork™ – the fuel is your breath.

What is Holotropic Breathwork?

Essentially Holotropic Breathwork can provide Inspiration, Insights and Healing.

It has 3 components:

• Breathing
• Music
• Focussed Energy Release Bodywork

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.

What is Cacao?

Cacao is also known as the Food of the Gods. It is a foundation ingredient of our chocolate confections today but by the time it has been processed to reach that stage, it is a mere shadow of its pure form. In its raw form it is a beautiful medicine that supports a loving internal inquiry. It is also a wonderful complement to  other technologies for entering Holotropic States such as Holotropic Breathwork.


This event is in three parts:

First, a live, on-line, 2 hour preparation “Introduction to breathwork” on the preceding Sunday, at 7pm (BST).

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

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 with spirit of cacao–

  • Arrival at the venue by 5.30pm on Thursday for introductory circle and cacao ceremony
  • Breathwork -one session on Friday morning and one in the afternoon and the same on Saturday – each participant will breathe twice and sit twice – a session is about 3 hours.
  • Integration starts with mandala drawing after each breathwork session
  • Celebration dance
  • Integration continues with a sharing circle on Sunday morning followed by a fire ceremony and we complete with lunch at 12.30.

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.

Third, a 1 hour on-line integration circle on the following Sunday at 7pm.

By signing up you are agreeing to attend all three parts.


Your facilitators are:

Mark Baugh +44 (0) 7828 752649 – peace@caledonianholotropic.co.uk

Nora McDonnell – noramcdonnell@gmail.com

Please feel free to contact mark for booking queries or either of us to clarify anything else.


Anam Cara


Anam Cara – a Scottish Higland Retreat Centre just outside Inverness and is in a stunning setting, surrounded with natural beauty.

Event exchange & bookings:

The event exchange is £850:

£550 is payable to Caledonian Holotropic with the following reductions:

  • Early bird discount before 29 March 2023 = £45
  • Bring a friend = £25

Where finance is an obstacle to attending a payment plan can be arranged. The Caledonian Holotropic Retreat Fund may also be able to offer assistance.

£300 payable to Anam Cara for accommodation and meals by BACS transfer.. Rooms are single accomodation, Anam Cara are able to offer assistance if finance is an obstacle to attending.​

We look forward to “adventuring” with you.

Mark & Nora

You can register for the event using the link below

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