Day Retreat- Trauma Informed Breathwork Practices with Cacao and YogaNidra





15/09/2024 FROM 10.30 TO 4.30 at Effra Space, 21 Effra Parade,London SW2 1PX

Nurture yourself and bring healing to your mind, body and spirit, in just ONE day.


Why do I need to learn how to breathe?The key to your healing exists within your body and breath.

Most of us have experienced some level of trauma in our lives. When these issues are unprocessed, they show up in your life through anger, stress, depression, extreme anxiety, eating disorders and avoidance. This comes from experiencing stressful events such as abuse, neglect, natural disasters, war, or loss of loved ones through illness. The thinking mind can’t work through these issues to let them go, they are held in the body, or more specifically in our tissue.

“Your issues are in your tissues”

This is a scientific fact. Untreated issues can affect physical health and make us really sick. As the origin of your pain lives in your body, your body needs to be part of the healing equation. You cannot rationalise with trauma with just the conscious mind. This is one of the reasons why many talking therapies only go so far.

Self-Healing Tool to Access inner Healing Intelligence

Transformational Breath® works across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels to access your inner healing intelligence to heal yourself with the help of your own BREATH. 
It’s been said that one breath session is equivalent to two years of therapy, so imagine the impact of doing this twice a day and how this will help integrate past trauma.

Cacao Ceremony

Cacao, known as the “food of the gods,” has been used for centuries in ceremonial contexts for its heart-opening and grounding properties. The cacao acts as a gentle yet potent facilitator, enhancing emotional awareness and opening the heart space. 

The combination of cacao and breathwork can lead to profound insights, emotional release, and a sense of connection to oneself and others

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a deeply relaxing practice that induces a state of conscious deep sleep. Through guided meditation and body scanning techniques, Yoga Nidra helps individuals access the subconscious mind and release tension stored in the body. This practice can be particularly beneficial for processing trauma and integrating fragmented aspects of the self.

Preparation and Integration of your Psychedelic Journey

If you’re considering embarking on a psychedelic journey or have already experienced one, the breathwork and other modalities offered in the workshop can greatly enhance your experience and aid in integration.

By learning and incorporating these tools into your practice, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the challenges and insights of the psychedelic journey. They will provide a supportive framework for processing and integrating your experiences, ultimately helping you to derive the maximum benefit from your journey and foster personal growth and transformation.

Retreat details

Our workshop will start at 10.30am in the morning. After short background information and gentle breathwork practices including somatic experiencing, you will be experiencing breathing analysis ( your breath tells your unconscious). You will then be guided into a Cacao ceremony for opening your heart and setting an intention for the session. 

You will then be lying down on mats with pillows and blankets during the sessions, using Transformational Breath to breathe. Our dedicated facilitators will guide you to breathe properly to get your best breathing experience with the help of music, movement, sound and acupressure. For the part of the integration of the session, you will be guided into the practice of Yoga Nidra.

After the lunch, you will have fun with breakstate following heart opening movement with sound.

You will then practice a second breathing session.

No previous experience required.

I request that all participants agree to honour confidentiality.

What will I gain?

  • Increase body awareness without being re-traumatised
  • Processing and healing trauma memories without talking
  • A strong connection to oneself
  • A feeling of insight, integration, clarity and purpose
  • A shift in relation to any behaviours stemming from traumatic experiences
  • An opportunity to develop resilience
  • A regulated and calm nervous system following an intense detox
  • Learning somatic tools to prepare and integrate your psychedelic journey
  • Learning Somatic experiencing and various gentle breathing tools to practice them regularly
  • Experiencing Cacao ceremony to open heart and ground oneself


Investment is £175 with Lunch 

Who is the event for?

Anyone over the age of 18, whether you’ve experienced Transformational Breath® before doesn’t matter. All levels of fitness and experience accommodated


Are there any risks or contraindications?

You will be asked to fill medical form at the time of registration. According to the detail of the medical form, we may need to make certain adjustments in the way we breath you, e.g prop you up on some extra pillows.


How should I plan for this event?

You will be lying down on mats with pillows and blankets during this session. Wear loose comfortable clothing and layers are good (nothing too tight or restrictive round the waist). Please avoid caffeine, alcohol or cigarettes before you arrive. Do not plan a wild night afterwards (unless you really must), because you will not benefit from the full experience.

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