Healing Developmental Trauma
Returning to Our Essence.
BBTRS Special Skills Training

with Prema McKeever and Giten Tonkov from USA
26th May - 1st June 2019 in Kikow, Poland ( 

This a Special Skills Workshop/Training. It is open to all BBTRS trainees as well as anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of Character Structures and how to work with them in sessions. 

Join us on this special journey through the formation of important mind-body patterns known as “Character Structures”. We all carry the story of our early life experiences, and it is written into our emotional and physical body. It’s been discovered that there are five basic Character Structures that form in response to how we are attached, loved, received and related to as children. These Structures are held particularly in our muscles and get “hard-wired” into our body in the form of “armouring”, actually shaping our bodies and the flow of vital life energy within us.  This armouring also strongly affect our behaviours, beliefs and personality - beyond conscious awareness - like default programs shaping how we live our lives.  

This 'armoring' of the body blocks the flow of bioenergy and limits the natural expression of feeling, connection and essence.  In this group we will connect with the language of our bodies, exploring the Character Structures as a pathway for healing and personal growth. We will embody the underlying emotions and energetics of each Structure, while also learning methods and techniques to “de-armor”, build resources and free up contracted energy.  This will enable us to compassionately understand and work with the various Character Structures within ourselves and others, allowing us to reclaim our heart and vital life energy. 

In this highly experiential workshop there will also be a special focus on two key theories at the forefront of trauma healing; the Polyvagal Theory and Attachment Theory.  These two theories have been instrumental in transforming our understanding and treatment of trauma. They allows us to track trauma’s impact on the nervous system to reduce symptoms, deepen the understanding of the Character Structures and speed healing.  We will use breath, meditation, self-inquiry, movement, and partner exercises, giving you a chance to discover more about yourself and to practice these techniques with others.  You will also be introduced to the important  elements of trauma healing of centering, containment, grounding and the felt sense.   

This group is designed for breathworkers, healers, coaches and therapists of all types, as well as anyone wanting to increase their self-awareness and gently free the constrictions of their mind and body.  As energy is allowed to flow freely and naturally we can experience tremendous aliveness, together with feelings of relaxation and well-being. This enables us to ground and center ourselves, dissolve blockages and body armor, and open our hearts. 

Prerequisite: Watching the Introduction to Reichian Character Types webinar and the Understanding Trauma – Our Body, Brain and Emotions webinar.
Both can be found at


Prema is a body-based therapist, group workshop facilitator and teacher who combines more than 20 years of experience in Eastern medicine, meditation, emotional release work, and body-mind therapies.  Her work is about guiding you in your journey to wholeness and clarity about who you really are.

By treating thousands of patients as a doctor of Chinese medicine she saw how vital our emotional health is for our physical health.  Looking for ways to help herself and her patients release stored trauma in the body, she trained in BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release and considers it a sacred honor to facilitate and teach this deeply healing system of breath work. Her training also includes Somatic Experiencing®, Hakomi (a body-centered system of psychotherapy), Bodynamics and many additional healing modalities including Tantra, pulsation, and bioenergetic chakra therapy.

Her own personal journey has taken her from the homes of shamans in the jungles of Peru, to Sufi gatherings in Turkey, to the ashrams of India.  Prema’s focus is on transforming that which no longer serves you and creating a healthier, authentic and more passionate life. Her website is

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Director of BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release Institute, a worldwide learning entity, and co-creator of Energy Of Breath Institute in New York City has been on a journey of self-discovery since the early 1990s. Born in Ukraine and lived in New York for 24 years, Giten is a licensed Massage Therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in NYC) since 1994, and certified Breath & Body Oriented Therapist (Diamond Breath School at Miasto Meditation Institute, Italy) since 2001. Giten has been trained as well in a variety of meditative and healing modalities at Multiversity in OSHO Meditation Resort, Pune, India, where he later became a staff therapist. His desire for personal growth and studies of bodywork, breath and trauma release took him to many different continents. Through 20 years of learning, personal exploration, life experience and working with countless clients and groups lead him to create BioDynamic Breath and Trauma Release System. A body oriented therapy which he now teaches worldwide. Giten's passion for life, humility, playful attitude and love for people took him on personal journey and travel around the world. This created deeper understanding and compassion for human conditioning. Desire to be of service had become a driving force behind supporting others on their journey of personal growth and healing. Currently Giten is based in Bali and the Greek Island of Levos at OSHO Afroz Meditation Center where he leads his groups and trainings. He also offers trainings and facilitates group processes in many countries around the world. 

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  • First day
  • Opening Ceremony and Dinner at 19:00 – 21.30 
  • Morning Meditation 7:30 - 9.00
  • Breakfast 9:00. - 10:00
  • Morning Session 10:00 - 13:00
  • Lunch 13:00 - 14.30
  • Afternoon Session 14.30 - 18.00
  • Dinner 18.00-19.30
  • 2 Night sessions 19.30- 21.30
  • Last day
  • Closing Ceremony and graduation 12.00-13.00
  • Lunch 13.00-14.00


  • Start Date: 26th May 2019 at 7pm  
  • Finish Date: 1st June 2019 at 1pm  
  • Venue Address: Kików 91a, Solec Zdrój, 28-131, Poland (2h drive North from Cracow Airport or 4h drive South from Warsaw Airport) 
  • Price Course Total: 840 Euro plus Accommodation & Food. 
  • Total Price Accommodation & Food (3 vegetarian meals daily): 210 Eur double bedroom or 190 Eur 3-5 bedroom or 180 Eur dormitory 
  • Booking Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel:   +48 662 382 453
  • To confirm your participation please make deposit 150 Eur, deposit is nonrefundable.  
  • For questions about the group contact Prema at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.