Holotropic Breathwork meets Continuum Movement® June 23-28 2019 Czech Republic

Holotropic Breathwork meets Continuum Movement

with Martin Duris, Sylvain Meret and Magdaléna Šimečková

This intensive 6 workshop will be deep diving into ourselves through the combination of two powerful and still very complimentary techniques. Both concepts has the same root, self-inquiry and exploration of who am I. We will focus on embodied meditation through the connection with the movement of our liquid body and breath.

What is Holotropic Breathwork?

Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful technique for self-healing and self-exploration allowing for greater self-understanding, expansion of self-identity and access to the roots of emotional and psychosomatic challenges one might face. Holotropic Breathwork comes from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (going to) meaning moving towards wholeness.
Based on extensive research in psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and spiritual settings it had been developed by the psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina Grof. It involves a combination of breathing, evocative music, focused energy release work and integration through art work and sharing. However, the healing and transformation powers develop solely through one’s connection with the breath diving deep into non-ordinary states of consciousness such as meditative and mystical experiences allowing deep healing and self-empowerment.

Holotropic Breathwork provides access to expanded states of consciousness, in which your own wisdom connects with your inner healing and inner transforming power. This healing wisdom guides the experiences towards those aspects which carry a charge, and are ready to be processed or integrated. HB might be of interest if
You are seeking a more experiental approach to healing, one that goes beyond talk therapy.
You are experiencing a major life crisis and seeking deep wisdom and insights.
You want to release unresolved issues from the past.
You want to understand the emotional roots of a persistent physical / psychosomatic condition.
You want to expand your consciousness and further explore your spiritual path.

What is Continuum Movement®?

In Continuum we use specifics breaths, vocal sounds, movement sequences and visualization to awaken what we call the fluid system, the presence of 70 % of water flowing throughout the body (connective tissues, blood, lymph, CSF…). We invoke the intelligence of nature, as a resonant field that not only connect us to the earth but to all species and beyond to the universe.
The fluid system seems to play an important role in rejuvenation by enhancing and producing more fluid activity and hydrating our body. We could say that aging is dehydration process. Movement and sound (or vibration) are two powerful mediums to engage with organic activities. Combined with touch, visualization and attention, they form the basis of the practice of Continuum.
During this week, we will explore, experience and embody these concepts in combination with biodynamic cranio-cacral principles and Holotropic Breathwork.

Where: Bohuslavice u Hlučína, Czech Republic

Info how to get there: http://www.cestakekorenum.cz/kontakt

If you will come from abroad, we will assist you to get the right train or bus connections and then pick you up by a car.

When:  23th June to 28th June 2019
Beginning 17:00 on 25th of June
End: 15:00 on 30th th June


Sunday: An introduction to the holotropic breathwork and continuum movement
Monday: Continuum Movement practice
Tuesday: Two breathworks sessions
Wednesday: Continuum Movement practice
Thursday: breathworks sessions
Friday: Integration practice

Registration: Martin Duris, martin.duris82@gmail.com, 00421 949 141 025
Maximum 12 participants!

Price: 650 euro / this price involves accommodation on mattraces and food

Please send deposit 250 euros to this bank account:
Martin Duris / MBank
IBAN: SK20 8360 5207 0042 0287 4302
Bank Code: 8360


Sylvain Meret:

Coming from an eclectic curriculum in Visual Arts (BA), Contemporary Dance (p.a.r.t.s.) , somatic and Dance Therapy (Master degree), Sylvain has been active as a performer, choreographer and teacher, working in a range of contemporary and experimental styles, collaborating with many different artists in Europe and Asia. Along side his dance carrier, he was drawn to enter the inner realms of the Body and to explore the creative and spiritual potential that lies within us.
Sylvain studied a wide range of somatic, therapeutic and spiritual modalities. He is a continuum Movement® teacher, wellspring practitioner, “Moving cycle” practitioner (C. Caldwell), and dance therapist, member of Ismeta.. He has a background in Qi Gong with Master Li Jung Feng, BMC® and Feldenkrais and has been initiated to Shamanism with Chief dancing Thunder since 2009. He is currently studying with Amber Gray in her program for survivors of trauma.
Sylvain teaches workshops, classes, retreats and private sessions with a variety of clients and groups on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues. Living in France and traveling the world, His endeavor is to explore our human potential through embodiment in connection and co-creative partnership with the field of Intelligences weaving our reality.
“ The real gift of this work, which emphasizes an opening to direct communication and direct knowledge, is to reclaim our bodies, sensations and consciousness to further our sovereignty and self-empowerment”. S.M.

www.co-creative-awareness.org www.sylvainmeret.com

Martin Ďuriš:
is a movement/dance therapist, cranio-sacral therapist and somatic coach. He graduated in 2010 with a Health & Physical Activity Foundation Degree (FdA) from the Bolton University in the UK. This program utilizes the health promoting principles of sport, fitness, physical activity, nutrition and psychology – to prevent and alleviate a number of conditions. As well as these scientific elements, the course also included aspects of sports and health policy, coaching and health promotion strategy. Martin finished the Svastha Yoga Therapy Programme – advanced teacher training in 2014 and continues studying with Dr. Ganesh Mohan and Dr. Günter Niessen. The highlight of Svastha yoga´s approach is clarity and holistic approach. Combining traditional yoga with a wide spectrum of modern medicine and ayurveda. He is a student of Grof´s Transpersonal Training which combines the Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal psychology, he is a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator.
He continues to share his knowledge with other people, runs a private somatic coaching and therapy, and is conducting different courses, workshops and seminars – focusing on the combination of embodiment, yoga, martial arts, dance, cranio-sacral therapy and health promotion.

Magdaléna Šimečková:
Since I first experienced Holotropic Breathwork in 1999 holotropic approach has become integral part of my personal and professional life. I became certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner in 2011 and I co-organise training modules in Czech Republic with Grof Transpersonal Training. Yet animals, especially dogs, are another passion of my life. By bringing mind, body and the soul in alignment, incorporating holotropic mindset I build a bridge between human and animal worlds, as I run dog training centre focusing on non violent, compassionate dog training and canine and human communication. As I experienced or/and became trained in native american tradition, shamanic journey, body oriented psychotherapy, dance and meditation, my heart and passion still stays with the breathwork.




A week to gather knowledge about the Feminine and Masculine principles from the perspective of Nature. 

I am inviting you to experience a week of co-creative partnership with the intelligences of Nature. Working in co-creative partnership with Nature implies communication on both ends. This is the basis of Shamanism, the communication with other forms of consciousness. 99% of us have lost this ability that we all have at birth, because it wasn’t developed or educated.

However, we certainly can activate some forms of communication skills through our sensory-based perception “the guts” feeling, the electrical system with kinesiology or “direct communication” by awakening the psychic centers. You do not need to be a medium or a psychic to communicate with Nature although these faculties seem to increase while working of-creatively.

We will set up a “classroom” and ask the realms of nature their insights about the living principles of the Masculine and the Feminine. These principles seem to permeate many domains of life expression. The versatility of expression in Nature is stunning! Have you heard of this 500 years old male tree shifting into a female version few years ago? Nature related tribes like in Native Americans culture honours the “two Spirits” people. Furthermore like the Yin and Yang in Taoism, these principles seem to be the key to life energy and to balance.

Moreover, when we look at how we are carrying in our families lineage the distortion of the masculine and feminine powers, or how family dynamic have accommodate with very dysfunctional embodiment of male and female expression, with so much repression, shame or abuse.

This inability to ground in our lives a fully genuine expression of the masculine and feminine principles have created a field holding us back into a primitive state of being. Events in the world today illustrate this imbalance dramatically.

There is a lot to explore, to heal and to transform. The good news is that we are not alone with this issue; Nature and her kingdoms have their say.

But we first have to understand what these principles are, what they stand for and how to manipulate them, that is the purpose of this week of co-creative partnership.

The “classroom” with Nature and the Subtle Realms.

The set up for this retreat holds a particular Intent for Co-Creation. Beings from Nature’ s kingdoms, Guides, Ancestors and Beings from the Star Nations related to this Intent often tend to be on the communication line with us. They will assist our understanding of Nature’s teachings and co-create situations, realisations, and experiences in order for us to gain knowledge, transformation and move further in our evolution.

Be ready for the unexpected, the extraordinary in the most mundane context, and a little stretch for the intellectual mind. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride, the subtle realms of nature don’t lack humour and joy!!!

I have been holding co-creative retreat for 8 years now and I am amazed each time about the amount of knowledge that is given.  It is truly magic to witness how each participant, no matter their background, holds pieces of the puzzle that is unfolding as the awareness process moves forward. Co-creation is a path toward self-empowerment and the realisation that we all need each other to move further faster.

We will be lucky to experience the fall equinox, a particularly powerful alignment for co-creative work. For this retreat, a theme has been suggested: sexual preferences in spiritual work will be addressed, recognised and honoured as part of the healing and balancing of the feminine and masculine powers of earth and its inhabitants.

Co-creation is a perspective that acknowledges life as a web of inter-relation between everything

Consult the blueprint [content] of the retreat

To register go to the Kalikalos website: http://www.kalikalos.org/cocreative-awareness

The price 450€/450€ includes the food, the accommodation in shared rooms and the teachings. Look at the different options for single room or tent. The affordable price is balanced by helping with cooking, cleaning gardening for 4-6h during the week [Karma Yoga].

I post this links as introductory material to the retreat, have a look and don’t hesitate to email me if you have any question!

About Co-Creative Science by Machaelle Small Wright: http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/-W34.aspx

About working with Subtle realms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjT3NN0vL0A

About “Two Spirits” in north american shamanism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYGxZL870ZE&feature=youtu.be

About Cayce’ readings of Atlantean figures: http://www.mcmillinmedia.com/atlantean-aczine/

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Summer retreat 2015 Ile d’Aix FR

Soon, we have our next Summer retreat 2015, Ile d’Aix, 17123 France

Dates: 1-2 August, (3)-4-5 August 2015

Co-creative practices Love and Communication from Nature perspective

Intentional content of the 4 days:

1-Definition: a retreat in Ile d’Aix, for opening our awareness to the understanding of nature intelligences and co-creative processes around the concepts of Love and Communication.

2- direction:

– Creating a safe and supporting learning environment.

-Teachings co-created from nature intelligences and from human consciousness.

-Connecting with the new spiritual energies, spirituals ancestors and animal spirits of this time. -Connecting with power places.

-Activating our human potential for co-creative partnership.

-Establishing partnership with others realities / dimensions of intelligence and existence.

-Co-creating good and friendly conditions for this gathering

-Mastering new skills according to everyone’s spiritual gifts in pursuing our spiritual path.

-Spiritual cleansing of the old beliefs and behavioral patterns.

3-purpose: process of personal transmission from the higher realms. Cleansing of old beliefs. Updating the understanding of realities. For our personal growth and the understanding of our spiritual destiny. Process of empowerment. To bring this knowledge out into the world. To transform ourselves into higher functioning beings.

The intent is to offer a frame that will profit individuals’ own development through experiencing the co- creative relationship with Nature.

Here definition of Nature from Machaelle Small Wright:

http://www.perelandra- ltd.com/PDF/PP11_What_is_Nature_Intelligence.pdf

The setting is based on a Coning (a strange name for a simple setting linking Human consciousness and Nature intelligences) read more here: http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/About- Conings-W68.aspx

This gathering is free, it is not a workshop, everyone is responsible for his or her own need, we are limited to 13 people, we cook and share cost for food, we can camp and gather in a private terrain. Contact me for more info. Sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Travel info: trains to La Rochelle or Rochefort, Flight from Brussel Chareloi with Ryanair to La Rochelle, ferry to Ile d’Aix from Fouras or La Rochelle.