What is breathwork?

Breathwave is used in a meditative setting whereby people are guided through a process of relaxing and allowing their mind to be still whilst focusing on their breathing, which brings many benefits including anxiety management, detoxification, nervous system repair, and sometimes trauma release.

Through a Breathwave practice, the breath is accessed as the vehicle to achieve deeper insight and clarity to one’s own questions, while supporting the letting go of stuck residual emotional patterns and energies.

The Benefits of Breathwork

The Benefits of Breathwork

With practice, our breathing patterns can help to soothe and de-escalate the issues arising from a system stuck in a sympathetic response mode and in some cases do even more than that, by supporting the parasympathetic NS to achieve a more relaxed and efficient level of functioning. Some benefits include:

  • Anxiety Management
  • Detoxification
  • Nervous System Repair
  • trauma release

"The breath is the gateway to the nervous system."

About Me

Ronan O’Brien

Ronan O’Brien

I have always had physical health & nutrition at a forefront of my living and focus. In 2014 I encountered a practicing Shaman Adrian Rivas who was holding a retreat in West Cork. Drawn to this from my curious nature for practices that are somewhat 'outside the box'. I experienced a very unique and profound sense of self-discovery where more questions than answers were discovered. This quest led me to many places and teachers with the focus of immersing more into the possibilities of breath practice. In 2015 went on to Canada to study under Robin Clements (

Robin shared his principles and knowledge while still encouraging his students to deepen and trust their own practice in connecting and living from the heart, while still allowing growth into their own expression of the Breathwave teaching. To further deepen my practice, I attended under the instruction of Patrick McKeown with Buteyko and Oxygen Advantage. Through these studies and the ongoing study of breathing modalities, I find myself today teaching, supporting, and guiding people who are interested in their own self-practice of a deeper awareness of the mind-body and more.

"Breathwork with Ronan O’Brien of Breathwave Ireland both via Zoom & in-person has opened up a whole dimension of healing & movement through my body that I never imagined possible. It’s a very natural awakening of your senses but also a very cathartic experience should you wish to adopt an intention."

Upcoming Events

Online Breathwave

Online Breathwave

You are invited to join and connect online via Zoom, every Wednesday evening, 8:30-9:45 pm, Irish Standard Time. Free/donation-based.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 829 6172 6438
Passcode: 121229

Spirit of Folk Festival

Spirit of Folk Festival

This year’s Spirit of Folk Festival will run on the 4th and 5th of June, and each day will feature a different lineup of music, workshops, holistic events and extra activities for all the family. 

This years lineup features yoga, meditation, sound baths, dance workshops, dream analysis sessions, tarot readings.

Join Martin Duffy in a choice of two workshops in Shamanic Journeying over the course of the weekend - one on Saturday called Journey to your Power Animal, and one on Sunday called The Shamanic Spirit Boat.

All this as well as bat walks and astronomy in the evenings and a dedicated section of our programme for children and families to enjoy tailor made workshops for kids - and remember that as always, children under 12 enter for free!

As well as all of that, we have a specially devised site specific theatre performance happening across the grounds and our beautiful crafts fair will also be returning, with an offering of jewelry, art, crafts, astrology readings and a new array of food stalls to entice you throughout the day.

Tickets are available here by clicking here: Click Here 

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How to Get in Touch

If you would like to learn more about the Breathwave technique or have any questions about Breathwork in general, please feel free to reach out to Ronan using the contact details below.

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