Dear friends old and new,

Welcome to our forthcoming shamanic medicine and breathwork retreat which includes three major mini-retreats: the Ayahuasca & Bobinsana mini-retreat (8 days), the Huachuma (aka “San Pedro”) & Vilca mini-retreat (5 days), and the Dimensional Breathwork™ mini-retreat. (6 days)

These mini-retreats may be taken separately but as usual, I strongly encourage you to take all three in order to benefit from the synergetic, transformative and healing effect this process entails.

The whole is “bigger” than the sum of the parts!

Surrounded by the rich organic energy of the Amazon rainforest, we will engage in a process of deep cleansing, holistic healing and spiritual rejuvenation with Ayahuasca – the legendary spirit plant medicine of the Amazon,  Bobinsana  - the heart-opening dream plant, Huachuma – the sacred teacher and healer plant, Vilca – the ineffable visionary death  and rebirth catalyst and conclude with the Dimensional Breathwork™   mini-retreat.

Bobinsana (Calliandra angustiflora) is an amazing Amazonian teacher/healer plant which opens and heals the heart and clarifies feelings and emotions. It is also a dream plant often inducing vivid dreams for many nights afterwards. It is an admixture plant in our four Ayahuasca medicine ceremonies and the focus of a special Bobinsana heart-opening ceremony during the Ayahuasca 8 day mini-retreat.

Most of you will continue in the 2nd Huachuma  and 3rd Dimensional Breathwork™  mini-retreats. Huachuma, the extraordinary sacred healer / teacher plant of the Peruvian coast and Andes will offer us counsel, healing and communion with the primary creative elemental energies of the three shamanic worlds – the water mother Yacumama – the lower world of our spiritual birthing, the earth mother Pachamama – the middle world of our cosmic spiritual destiny and the mother of the wind Huayramama – the upper world of our cosmic spiritual destiny , in three profoundly enlightening  Huachuma ceremonies. The final ceremony of the cosmos will include a climatic ritual with the ineffable Vilca, the sacred visionary bridge between life, death and rebirth of ancient South America.

These four legendary “healer-teacher” plants are traditional holistic medicines and agents of higher consciousness which work to much the same ends, though in different ways, to cleanse, heal, open your heart and transform your lives.

The final Dimensional Breathwork™  mini-retreat will be the icing on the cake so to speak, which will help ensure  the processing and digestion of all the previous inner work and material which has come up for integration.

Dimensional Breathwork™ (DB), is inspired from different types of breathwork modalities and is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing which integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, psychotherapy techniques such as EMDR and hypnotherapy, eastern spiritual practices and mystical traditions of the world.

The process itself uses very simple means: It combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter an expanded state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual’s psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth are unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike. Additional elements of the process include focused bodywork, self- regressions, eye movement processing and desensitizing, circle sharing, grounding meditations and mandala drawings.  DB is conducted in groups and individually. Within the groups, people work in pairs and alternate in the roles of “breather” and “sitter”. The sitter’s role is simply to be available to assist the breather, not to interfere or interrupt the process. The same is true for trained facilitators who are available to assist upon request or if deemed necessary. When conducted individually, DB is used as an effective, holistic, therapeutic and healing method consisting of 6 phases which are continuously guided by the inner healing’s intelligence and which can be taught in a classroom setting. After the successful completion of the course, the student becomes a Dimensional Breathwork™ Practitioner and may continue his/her apprenticeship and apply for the Dimensional Awareness Process Certification Program to become a facilitator in order to assist and conduct group breathworks. (Refer to 3rd section of book)

Participants in DB sessions report a wide variety of experiences. From observing many people in expanded states of consciousness, a new “cartography” of the psyche was developed by Dr. Stanislav Grof which describes four main categories of experience.

1. Sensory & somatic

This realm of experience includes various hallucinatory phenomena such as visualizing images or geometrical patterns. More commonly, participants report a greater awareness of an ability to act out somatic processes and bodily impulses.

2. Biographical & the Individual Unconscious

As in more traditional therapies, participants revisit unresolved conflicts, repressed memories, and unintegrated traumas. Compared to talk therapies, the unconscious material is more likely to be re- experienced than merely remembered. Participants report that this deeper processing is more effective at clearing traumas.

3. Perinatal

Along with most other breathwork practitioners, we believe that the birth process is a traumatic event which leaves powerful residue in the psyche. Participants in DB sessions report having images, emotions, physical sensations and cognitions which convince them that they are remembering aspects of their own birth. These experiences help them release the birth trauma, including deeply held negative beliefs about themselves or the world; sometimes specific details can be verified and matched with medical records!

4. Transpersonal

Referring to the possibility of accessing information outside the normal boundaries of the ego and body, transpersonal experiences reported in DB sessions include past life memories, experiential identification with other life forms, out-of-body experiences, oneness with all that is, encounters with spiritual archetypes and connections with the collective unconscious.

In conclusion, after traveling extensively throughout the world, acquiring “hands-on” knowledge and practical expertise in several different types of psychotherapies, healing and behavioral change methods, over a period of more than 30 years, I must say that the Dimensional Awareness Process, and in particular the Shamanic Medicine and Dimensional Breathwork™ Retreat, is a revolutionary, groundbreaking and extremely healing and transformative process; so if you come with good intentions, an open mind and heart, a bit of courage, some patience and fortitude, and the will to stay the course, then you’ll likely go home cleaner, clearer, stronger and wiser than you came. In the words of a renown shaman, prepare yourself for deep healing and dynamic positive changes.

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Besides the breathwork itself, you will learn such skills as age regression, bodywork to release bioenergetic blockages, a powerful grounding meditation, energetic protection, the I.P.E.C healing method and more which will practically be of help in your daily life.

Transpersonal psychotherapy

Transpersonal psychotherapy sessions which include a combination of Hypnotherapy (mostly regression work), Dimensional Breathwork and Energetic Healing among other techniques, will be offered during the days where plant medicines are not ingested.

The 45-minute sessions will be offered in the retreats and are effective in the treatment of such dis-eases as addictions, depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship challenges or any bad habits you would like to transform and more...

For Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Coaching and healing sessions while not attending a retreat, please book online.

List of  Retreat Modules

Basic Bodywork & Breathwork Retreat

Shamanic Medicine & Breathwork Retreat

Cosmic Game & Breathwork Retreat

Music & Breathwork Retreat

Psycho-Spiritual crises & Breathwork Retreat

Lightworker Series & Breathwork Retreat

Dimensional Awareness Facilitator & Breathwork Retreat

Psychedelic Experience & Breathwork Retreat

Personal Transformation & Breathwork Retreat

Psychic Surgery & Breathwork Retreat

Healing & Breathwork Retreat

Hypnotherapy (including Self-Hypnosis) & Breathwork Retreat

Healing the 3 Tibetan Poisons & Breathwork Retreat

Connecting With Your Higher Self & Breathwork Retreat

The Dimensional Breathwork Practitioner Method™ Retreat