A Path to Transformation

What Is Breathwork?

This is a practice where we use the power of breath to achieve a specific goal – to calm down the nervous sytem or relax physical body, to focus or produce endogenous DMT.

There are many ways to “touch the nose” and there are many ways to breathe. The type of breathwork to engage in depends on what you want to achieve and how much time you are willing to invest in this practice. It allows to go within ourselves and listen to the inner voice for clarity and wisdom, that guiding light called intuition. That is the compass we want to follow!

How It Works

Benefits of Deep Breathing

There are many excellent ways to breathe, but consistency is key. It is better to do a simple breathwork session every day, rather than “the best one” once in awhile. Results are often cumulative and compound over time, but all require some level of dedication and discipline.

Is Breathwork Safe?

Yes, it is! However, deep breathing and breath holds should not be performed in the water.

Generally, breathwork is safe, however extended breath holds may on occasion lead to loss of consciousness. These “blackouts” are not dangerous and the body resumes breathing air shortly after the event. Due to loss of motor function in the pool or a body of water, this practice is not recommended!  Always have a friend nearby. 

The key to breathwork are consistency and listening to your body. There is so much our bodies communicate with us and it is important to learn to listen and allow any emotions, feeling and ideas to come through. The ego during these practices is usually relaxed.

Breathwork is an Integral Part of the 7-Day Retreat!

We are happy to share this mindfulness practice and build it into your regular daily routine. Throughout our process, you will find yourself deeply relaxed and present with each moment while you oxygenate the body and remove carbon dioxide. Another benefit of regular breathwork practice is being able to listen to your mind and observe without interfering and giving energy to what the ego might be saying – both positive or negative. We are fully able to become observers and witness the inner workings of the ego from one moment to another without engagement. It is so worth it to calm the “monkey mind” and just observe.

What is the Program for the 7-Day Retreat?​​​

Upcoming Events



8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Deep Gratitude

✔ The All-Inclusive Retreat Aug 5 – 12, 2024.

✔ Arrive to Liberia Airport, Costa Rica and leave everything else to us!

✔ All Treatments, medicines, transportation from and to the airport as well as food and lodging is included in the retreat fee.



8:30 am - 2:30 pm

✔ The All-Inclusive Retreat Sep 2 – 9, 2024.

✔ Arrive to Liberia Airport, Costa Rica and leave everything else to us!

✔ All Treatments, medicines, transportation from and to the airport as well as food and lodging is included in the retreat fee.


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The Grand Rebirth Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Are The Side Effects of Breathing?
    Breathing for a prolonged period of time can lead to Tetany. This is characterized by cramping, tightening, tingling, paralyzing, or numbing sensations of the hands and/or feet (others call it breathwork lobster hands). It is a very common occurrence during Breathwork. It is temporary and the body will re-adjust within minutes after resuming regular, steady breathing.
  • What Happens In The Body During Breathwork?
    By active breath, you start to increase the level of oxygen in your body. You stimulate the hypothalamus gland, release endorphins in the body and of course oxygenate the blood. Due to higher levels of endorphins, the brain is less in control. It might feel uncomfortable at first but we encourage you to keep going as it will pass after several minutes. You may start to feel electric like vibrations in your body and as if it is coming alive with energy in different parts. This is an indication that the body is starting to open up allowing emotions and energy to move freely through the body. In this state you are moving into a higher state of consciousness. During breathwork you will feel your nervous system slowing down and will feel at ease and relaxed. Your mind gains clarity on next steps and you will overall feel a lot more in control and present.
  • Is Breathwork Similar To Meditation?
    Breathwork, and meditation have very similar mindfulness benefits. We do love breathwork as it is very energizing, and you will see results after only one session.
  • What are the different types of breathwork, and what do they aim to achieve?
    There is a diverse range of breathwork techniques. These practices share a common thread—they compel the ego to observe and centre. However, each type has a specific purpose:
    • Transcendental Breathwork: Aims to transcend ordinary consciousness and connect with higher states of awareness.
    • Alchemical Breathwork: Focuses on inner transformation, using breath to transmute emotional and psychological elements.
    • Conscious Breathwork: Promotes mindfulness, encouraging present-moment awareness through intentional breathing.
    • Biodynamic Breathwork: Concentrates on releasing stored tension and unresolved emotions from the body.
    • Transformational Breathwork: Aims to facilitate personal growth and transformation by using breath as a tool for self-discovery.
    • Rebirthing Breathwork: Centers on revisiting and releasing birth trauma to promote emotional healing and personal evolution.
    These breathwork practices purge limiting beliefs, renew energy, detoxify the body and mind, and experience vitality while remaining fully present in each moment. Individuals can attain deep peace and lasting vitality by investing energy into themselves.
Kelly MarceKelly Marce
23:47 20 Apr 24
My experiences with Plugimind have been unbelievably beautiful 😍 I have had the honor of being served with love and high integrity by Karina and Niko and sent on the most loving and profound journeys imaginable. I highly recommend their services to find yourself and heal in ways beyond belief. I love them both and I love what they do for those that need it ❤️🤩
Sage ScottSage Scott
16:59 16 Mar 24
I participated in a one-day, give-what-you-can, "Unfuckwithable" Kambo and Bufo Ceremony. My feelings after leaving Plugin Mind after the ceremony were pure love, bliss and gratitude.It is hard to describe the experience of consuming the medicine since it is so personal and subjective with every person. I can say that Karina and Niko, aka the lovely "cosmic doulas," and the other healers present including Donna and Steve give all of their love and support to you when you need it the most. I never truly understood what they did until I was experiencing the medicine, and truly depended on their presence and support. They are the ones you want present while experiencing a life-changing medicine that takes you to the true world, where there is no where to hide, having to commit to leaving your fears behind. I would not have wanted to be with any other beings while undertaking this experience.I believe "cosmic doulas" are such an accurate term for Karina and Niko since I truly saw the universe in their eyes. I felt loved and supported by them, even after meeting them only earlier that day. Karina is such a nurturing, gentle and loving soul, who seems to know exactly what your feeling, and only wants the best for you. While Niko is a strong source of light and truth, and will gently nudge you to commit to this experience, helping you realize your true self.Before, during and after the ceremony, I never felt embarrassment or shame, I truly felt I could be myself. After you leave, you will have a new family. And a new birthday. I feel connected with all who took part in this ceremony with me since we all witnessed each other releasing our fears and darkness and becoming true light and joy. I am grateful for all who were present.If you feel a calling to take part in a ceremony with Plugin Mind, follow your instincts. I had a blissful experience. I will take part in more events with Plugin Mind in the future.Thank you to Karina, Niko and all of the beautiful healers present for sharing your love, light and being vulnerable in order to truly help others. What you do is beautiful.Much love, Sage.
08:21 06 Mar 24
I am writing this review over a year after having gone through the Plugin Mind experience, and all I can say is that my life has been forever changed to the better and much more expansive version of myself. It is a gift that keeps on giving! Niko and Karina are the absolute best people one can go through this with as you feel endlessly cared for, safe, and supported. They are truly carrying out their life’s purpose through this work. You get a very tailored experience as they spend a lot of time with you before, during and after. Plugin Mind has put a lot of effort into crafting their offering to be delivered in the absolute best possible way, and something that immediately felt right even though I didn’t know what it would be or feel like. To this day I’m at a loss for words to describe this life changing experience, and I am deeply and immensely grateful. Niko and Karina - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
christina yelvingtonchristina yelvington
12:56 05 Mar 24
I typically do not write reviews. But for this, I have to! 🐸✨🙏🏼I have been holding onto trauma from my childhood and I’ve been searching for a way to escape that my entire life. I’ve tried therapy. I’ve talked to other people about plant medicine when I was introduced to Karina and Niko I had an instant connection with feminine energy and masculine energy…. With the treatment of Kambo and Bufo, I was able to let go of years of trauma and self-hate, find my true identity see myself for the first time, and most importantly, be able to let go wholeheartedly of the trauma I allowed to control me….I had enough!!!So I said NO MORE!!!! I no longer wish to be trapped in a loop of fear and trauma. I CHOOSE to be free!!!So I was reborn and I’m never going back! My spiritual path has reignited, and my path has been laid before me and is never more clear!If you’re willing to surrender to this process, you too can have a grand rebirth. It’s the best feeling to be able to be free and actually see so many things, and such a better way of enlightenment.Thank you so much Karina and Niko for all the love and for Guiding me through my Grand rebirth thank you for showing me I am worthy! ✨🙏🏼
Logan AndorsLogan Andors
14:21 03 Mar 24
Karina and Niko are the type of people that when you meet them, you are immediately put at ease. When you meet them, you realize that you trust them, completely, with anything, and everything. They are so warm, loving, and genuine. You can tell when they ask you a question, or just when they look at you, that they care, they truly love you.When I met them, they told me about the medicine that they serve and I knew it was fate. I had been researching this medicine and I knew immediately that the stars were aligning for us. They told me about an opportunity for me to join them in the medicine, and I immediately decided that I would.Fast forward a month, and I arrive in beautiful Samara. I meet several other souls joining us on a journey together. We are briefed, questions are answered, and we began a journey that I will hold dear for the rest of my life. Words cannot describe what happened that day, but they can describe where I am now. I am reinvigorated, I am charged up, I have retaken the reigns of my life. Karina and Niko did half of the work, but the other half came from me. From deep within. I had to be willing to jump off a cliff, trusting that I was in good hands. Trusting that I could fly. And as it turns out, I can, now.I cannot recommend my friends highly enough. Please, take this next step in This ride that we call life. There is so much for us to uncover about ourselves, about our reality. They can help you, they want to help you. Let them!
Nora FawziNora Fawzi
03:24 27 Feb 24
There are no words that can describe this week experience… all i can say if you ever come across Plugin Mind grand rebirth retreat, don’t think about it, just DO IT!It’s literally a rebirth, i could never really understood that before the retreat, so it is not possible to explain. It was the MOST magical experience in my life! A full reset for the body, mind and soul. Full of love, joy, warmth and above all meeting my soul family 😍.Every part of the retreat was the best as it could be. We used to say: how can it get any better? And it just kept getting better and better ❤️❤️❤️I am so grateful for Me that i have decided to gift this week to myself, grateful for Karina and Niko for their love and support and care for every little detail and grateful for Life for the opportunity to live ALLLL these feelings 🙏
Tatiana AlexisTatiana Alexis
08:29 01 Feb 24
If you happen to find Karina&Niko, congrats you are the lucky ones😉 Words can not express my gratitude for this unique experience with them. They are loving and caring at the same time authentic. They will lead you in the best possible way through this magical experience.I am forever thankful 🐸Большое спасибо✨️🌼
Anjali SharmaAnjali Sharma
23:15 23 Jan 24
The grand rebirth was the most beautiful and life changing experience. Niko and Karina are special souls who held my hand through a transformational journey of self actualization, realizations, release of intense emotions, and an outpour of pure love. The experienxe changed my world and offered so much perspective. I highly endorse this retreat and any opportunity to be in the presence of Niko and Karina, the two most loving people. I left with so much love and gratitude for myself and my new world. I am still in touch with Niko and Karina as they have held me accountable to my shifts and have also checked on me out of love and support. I will definitely do this again, I promise. Until then...I give love to everyone that wants to take this special journey of the grand rebirth. It's a life changer!!

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