The Deeply Healing potential of Holotropic Breathwork

Journeys of transformation with breath and music

Who am I

I am Meena Iyer, coach, healer and breathwork facilitator. I am writing to share my experiences in the field of Holotropic Breathwork, Inner Child Healing and Addiction Recovery. 

Quick Intro and Disclaimer

I am Meena Iyer, coach, healer and breathwork facilitator. I have trained in counseling psychology, NLP, Hypnotherapy and breathwork facilitation. I have run my own de-addiction center in Gurgaon working individually and in groups with addicts, alcoholics and their families.I now offer one-on-one coaching and facilitate online and offline workshops/ retreats on Inner Child Healing and Breathwork. 

Here is a disclaimer too. As I share my knowledge, experience and skills, they are constantly evolving and transforming, keeping pace with my own growth. If you feel ready to embark on this journey taking responsibility for the outcomes, hop on. The information shared here is for educational purposes only and not meant to substitute any professional guidance. There could be material not from the public domain which has been used to illustrate or explain only and not for infringement of intellectual property rights. Pls do not copy or share in any manner and infringe intellectual property rights. Information here is as understood and applied by me. Pls use your discretion while applying the same.

Who is this post for (The Ultimate Guide to Holotropic Breathwork) 

Anyone and not limited to 

  • Those in therapy or coaching seeking to accelerate their healing 
  • Those actively seeking healing from significant emotional issues
  • Those dealing with loss – death of a loved one, divorce or a broken relationship
  • Those looking to work on chronic behavior patterns
  • Those seeking to strengthen spiritual connection
  • Practitioners of psychotherapeutic, energy healing modalities 
  • Those that are curious to journey into their psyche to enhance creativity
  • Those stuck or plateaued out in a life or work situation
  • Those facing chronic health issues (see contra-indications)

Why am I writing this post?

Holotropic Breathwork is a very powerful and deceptively simple healing process. I have found great benefits myself in participating in these sessions and certifying as a facilitator. I know that this technique works whether as a one off experiential session or taken in regular doses. It really speeds up trauma release from the body; sometimes without the effort needed to go into painful narratives. I am hosting workshops in different cities to reach a large audience. I am also in the process of  setting up  a training schedule for those who wish to get certified as facilitators. This blog is meant to reach those who are looking to participate and those who wish to train in  Holotropic Breathwork. I am writing this to distinguish Holotropic Breathwork from many other kinds of breathwork with or without the accompaniment of music. 

What am i going to cover ?

  • Deep introspection and access to the unconscious mind
  • Inner healer
  • Benefits of group and community

There are no limits to what can be healed. “Midwifed” by Dr. Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof, Holotropic Breathwork holds profound potential for psychological and spiritual healing. With its roots in the Holotropic Paradigm, this practice uses the power of conscious breathing to induce non-ordinary states of consciousness, promoting self-exploration and therapeutic transformation.

One of the key aspects of Holotropic Breathwork is its ability to facilitate deep introspection and access to the unconscious mind. By engaging in rhythmic and intensified breathing patterns, participants enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness, transcending the barriers of everyday awareness. In the holotropic state, individuals may re-experience and process unresolved emotions, memories, and traumas that are often stored in the unconscious.

The therapeutic potential of Holotropic Breathwork lies in its capacity to unlock the psyche’s self-healing mechanisms. Participants may come upon  symbolic imagery, archetypal themes, and profound insights during their breathwork sessions. These experiences are considered to be metaphors from the unconscious mind, offering a unique opportunity  to gain deeper understanding and resolution of psychological challenges.

Holotropic Breathwork taps into the body’s innate wisdom, allowing for the release of physical and emotional tension. The intensified breathing can lead to a cathartic release of stored energy, promoting thawing of frozen grief, release of pain from the body to  bring about deep relaxation. Breathers  report feelings of clarity, emotional relief, and a renewed sense of vitality following sessions.

Furthermore, the healing process extends beyond the breathwork session itself. Holotropic Breathwork emphasizes the importance of integration which  involves reflecting on and incorporating the insights gained during the non-ordinary state of consciousness into one’s daily life. This focus on integration is the foundation for long-term healing and personal transformation.

The group setting in which Holotropic Breathwork is often practiced adds another dimension to its healing potential. Group sessions provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where participants can share their experiences, fostering a sense of community and interconnectedness. The collective energy of the group contributes to the overall healing atmosphere, amplifying the therapeutic benefits of the practice.

Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that Holotropic Breathwork can be effective in addressing a range of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction. Participants often report enhanced self-awareness, improved emotional resilience, and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.


In conclusion, Holotropic Breathwork offers a unique and powerful avenue for healing by combining conscious breathing, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and group dynamics. Its potential to access and integrate unconscious material, release emotional and physical tension, and foster a sense of community underscores its significance as a transformative practice in the realm of holistic well-being.

Workshop attendance only – 13,500/-. With accomodation and meals for one, two and three nights depending on travel schedule – Rs 15,500, 17,500 and 19,500.

The above workshop is followed by a day of additional breathwork and theory class by Fr. KC Thomas. Kind call or message 9999966540 for details.


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