Breathwork and Trauma Awareness Intensive & Facilitator Training Course

Welcome to a transformative journey that combines the wisdom of ancient practices with the power of modern techniques and with the essential knowledge of trauma awareness. Dive deep into the realm of breathwork and trauma healing as we invite you to embark on exceptional training led by a renowned master with 26 years of experience in the field. This course consists of 2 parts.

Breathwork intensive (Module 1) offers a comprehensive foundation for those seeking to deepen their understanding and expertise in breathwork and trauma healing. Module 1 is a profound exploration of self-healing where we delve into the art of conscious breathing as a powerful tool for unlocking our own inner healing potential.

Module 1 is a sacred space where we turn inward, exploring the depths of our breath to release, rejuvenate, and reclaim our personal well-being. It’s a journey of self-discovery, where we learn to navigate our own emotional landscapes, confront past traumas, and cultivate a profound sense of inner peace.

Facilitator Training (Module 2) dives deeper into the transformative journey of Breathwork and trauma healing, Module 2 is all about honing the facilitator skills that truly make a difference. In this immersive training, we explore the art of holding space, guiding others through their breathwork experience, and understanding the nuances of trauma-sensitive facilitation.

As facilitators, we become the bridges to healing, helping individuals navigate their emotions and memories with the power of conscious breathing. Module 2 is a masterclass in empathy, communication, and creating a safe container for profound healing to unfold.

Throughout this immersive experience, you will be guided through a multifaceted exploration of breathwork, gaining profound insights into its therapeutic potential and the intricate relationship between breath, mind, body, and spirit. With a strong emphasis on trauma healing, you will learn effective techniques and tools to support individuals on their path to healing and transformation. Our esteemed master will share their wealth of knowledge, providing you with a solid framework and practical skills to facilitate profound shifts and create a safe space for trauma release and integration.

As you engage in this transformative training, you will not only expand your professional skill set but also embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and growth. Through a blend of theory, experiential learning, and hands-on practice, you will develop a deep understanding of the breathwork process and its potential to bring about profound shifts in consciousness and well-being. Join us on this extraordinary retreat and embark on a journey that will empower you to create lasting change, both within yourself and in the lives of those you have the privilege to serve.

This course also aims to empower you with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and its integration with breathwork.  By combining trauma awareness with breathwork, we believe you’ll not only harness the transformative power of your breath but also become a more empathetic, informed, and resilient breathworker, capable of holding safe space for yourself and for others with grace, knowledge and compassion.

Enroll now and embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and empowerment through the synergy of breathwork and trauma awareness.

Program Includes

  • Accommodation inclusive (shared), bed linen, bath towels, hand soap & housekeeping services
  • Three vegan-vegetarian nourishing buffet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Hot drinks available throughout the day
  • Wi-Fi in rooms and public Areas.
  • Breathwork Manual
  • Trip to Haghartsin: a 13th-century monastery located in Dilijan National Park
  • Welcome bag

About the Retreat Center

About Dilijan

Dilijan, often referred to as the “Green Heart” of Armenia, is a picturesque city nestled in the lush landscapes of the Tavush Province. Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, Dilijan stands out as a haven of tranquility and wellness, with its pristine forests, clear lakes, and crisp mountain air.

The city’s unique charm lies in its verdant surroundings, where dense forests of deciduous and coniferous trees carpet the slopes of the Dilijan National Park. This abundant greenery not only paints the landscape in vibrant hues but also contributes to the city’s reputation for having healing air.

This healing air is not only a delight for the senses but is also believed to have positive effects on physical and mental well-being. Breathing in the crisp, clean air while surrounded by the serene beauty of Dilijan can be a rejuvenating experience, promoting relaxation and a sense of inner peace.

In addition to the enchanting natural surroundings and healing air, we are delighted to announce that we will organize a special hiking excursion during your stay in Dilijan. As part of our exploration of the region’s cultural and historical treasures, we will embark on a scenic hike to Matosavank, an ancient Armenian monastery nestled amidst the captivating landscapes surrounding Dilijan.

Matosavank, with its medieval architecture and secluded ambiance, provides a unique opportunity to connect with the rich history and spiritual heritage of the area. The hiking experience to Matosavank promises not only breathtaking views of the surrounding greenery but also a journey into the past, allowing participants to appreciate the cultural significance of this historical site.

We will also have a journey to the renowned Haghartsin Monastery in Dilijan. Haghartsin, a masterpiece of medieval Armenian architecture, is nestled in a serene forested area, creating a tranquil setting that complements the overall sense of well-being that Dilijan offers.

These visits aim to blend the rejuvenating effects of nature with the cultural richness of the region, providing a holistic experience for all participants.
Looking forward to sharing this remarkable journey with you.


Savor the essence of Armenian simplicity with our authentic vegetarian/vegan fare for your Breathwork Teacher Training. Delight in hearty lentil soups, stuffed grape leaves, and fresh salads during the day. Indulge in evenings with quinoa bowls, roasted veggies, and local-inspired sauces. Our locally sourced, plant-based menu not only honors the principles of mindfulness but also supports sustainability, making your culinary journey a true reflection of Armenia’s rich culture.


Our training will take place in a lovely location surrounded by a beautiful garden. We can take wonderful evening walks and have a dose of fresh crisp air from the Forest Mountains of Dilijan right in the heart of the city.

During our training, we take pride in offering a diverse and delectable array of vegetarian and vegan meals, carefully crafted to cater to a range of dietary preferences. Our commitment to providing wholesome and flavorful options is reflected in our menu, where we celebrate the abundance of locally sourced ingredients.

Armenia, renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, provides us with a bounty of fresh and high-quality fruits and vegetables. Our chefs draw inspiration from the vibrant colors and flavors that define Armenian produce, creating dishes that showcase the best of the region’s culinary offerings.
Armenia’s fame for its water and abundant sunshine plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of our ingredients. The pure mountain spring water and ample sunlight contribute to the robust flavors and nutritional richness of the produce we incorporate into our dishes.

Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or simply someone who appreciates a delicious and health-conscious meal, our menu at the training promises a culinary journey that mirrors the beauty and vitality of the Armenian landscape.


Prem Luca Firewolf

Prem Luca Firewolf is a true master in the art of Breathwork. He has 40 years of experience in ancient spiritual teachings and 26 years of experience in Breathwork.
He has facilitated a series of Darkness Retreats, Vision Quests, Shamanic Healing Ceremonies, and Sweat Lodges.
Prem Luca spent a long time in India where he met Osho and became his Sannyasin.
He studied breathwork with Stan Grof, and Rebirthing with Leonard Orr. He has been following the Native American traditions and the Circle Way with his elder Manitonquat- Medicine Story.
His journey to Central and South America has given him much knowledge and experience about Shamanism and Medicine Plants.

Join master Prem Luca on a journey that transcends time, as he shares not only his extensive knowledge but also the depth of his personal experiences. Through his guidance, discover the incredible potential of Breathwork as a catalyst for healing, self-discovery, and spiritual growth.

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Kristine Kirakosyan

Ph.D., certified in Breathwork and a Reiki Master, Kristine seamlessly blends ancient practices with modern knowledge. She embarked on a self-discovery spiritual journey in 2015, leaving behind her corporate and academic duties to travel the world, experiencing meditation, yoga, shamanism, energy work and different spiritual practices.

Kristine’s journey into meditation led her to the serene halls of a Buddhist temple, where she immersed herself in the profound teachings of mindfulness. One of the very important spiritual paths for her spiritual growth was the Wat Paa Sang Tham temple (Thailand), where she stayed to deepen her practice on meditation (Vipassana, Anapanasati).

Her dedication to inner exploration extended to the shamanic path where she experienced the healing power of shamanic medicine and last years she was co-holding transformative shamanic retreats.

With a rich tapestry of experiences, Kristine brings a holistic approach to her teachings. Her background is a harmonious blend of Breathwork, Reiki, meditation, and shamanic wisdom, creating a space for profound healing and spiritual growth. As a guide, Kristine is not just an instructor; she is a living testament to the transformative power of the practices she shares.

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Lara Tcholakian

Lara Tcholakian, PhD, is Canadian-Armenian teacher, scholar and researcher whose topics intersect with mindfulness, personal growth, collective traumas and psychodynamic approaches to leadership. Following her life and work in Canada, France, Peru and Sri Lanka, Lara moved to Armenia and pursued her work and exploration of human inner development, healing trauma and expanding trauma research. Her publications have focused on the role of historical consciousness and the role of collective traumas in shaping and healing leaders today.
To address transgenerational collective traumas, she helps individuals and groups to examine how collective traumas intertwine and operate in our unconscious and in our bodies for a very long time span, and identify ways to work towards healing through trauma-informed processes in a safe, coherent space.

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Keghani Mardikian

Keghani Mardikian, MSW, RSW, is a clinical counsellor with extensive experience in trauma therapy. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Keghani is a member of the Ontario Association of the Social Workers in Canada (OASW). She has been working at Camino Wellbeing (formerly Carizon Family and Community Services), a Canadian mental health agency, since April 2012. Keghani works with individuals, families, couples, and groups, using a trauma and attachment lens in her counselling approach. She also incorporates EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy to help clients develop self-awareness and make positive changes.
Keghani recently moved to Armenia but continues to work for Camino Wellbeing and has a private counselling practice.

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Matthieu Duffy

For numerous years, Matthieu has been deeply immersed in the realms of spirituality, meditation, and the exploration of mind-altering plant medicines. The most potent and life-altering discovery within this expansive journey has been breathwork.

Matthieu has found certain styles of breathwork to be the key that unlocks profound dives into the subconscious, leading to liberating releases and comprehensive healing—spanning the physical, emotional, and mental spheres. Breathwork, in Matthieu’s experience, has become the catalyst for transformative change, fundamentally reshaping the trajectory of his life. He also runs breathwork sessions, workshops and retreats around the world and assists in Breathwork teacher trainings.

Grounded in a profound belief in the power of service to others, Matthieu sees it as a fundamental human act. His passion lies in creating a sacred space for fellow humans, guiding and supporting them on their healing journey through the powerful influence of breath.

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What’s included in the Retreat

  • Accommodation inclusive (shared), bed linen, bath towels, hand soap & housekeeping services
  • Three vegan-vegetarian nourishing buffet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Hot drinks available throughout the day
  • Wi-Fi in rooms and public Areas.
  • Breathwork Manual
  • Trip to Haghartsin: a 13th-century monastery located in Dilijan National Park
  • Welcome bag

What’s not included in the Retreat:

  • Flights: Flights costs are not included
  • Optional Activities: Any additional activities or services outside of the retreat program are not included.
  • Medical Expenses: Participants are responsible for any personal medical expenses or insurance coverage.
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