Breathing Space Retreats..
Peak Experiences in Lanzarote

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Most of my work with the Transformational Breathing takes place one-on-one with clients, who come to the beautiful island of Lanzarote to take time out to focus on their desired change, health and/or spirituality. Feedback is consistently great and many people find the experience to be a turning point in their life journeys.

The Breath is powerful in any situation, however, when you choose to experience daily 1-1 sessions, having removed yourself from the demands of everyday life and then add to that the experience of discovering Lanzarote's awe-inspiring landscapes the results multiply exponentially. Walking on pristine sandy beaches or swimming in the crystal clear ocean is the ideal way to integrate changes brought about by your daily breath sessions and infinitely preferable to having to take a crowded tube or deal with traffic jams post-session.
I think of Lanzarote as the 'other therapist' in the equation and have begun to refer to it as 'the Magic Island'. Not so much rabbits and hats but peak experiences and life-changing results. If you're ready to move onwards and upwards this could well be for you.

In essence Breathing Space retreats are about taking time out to deepen and improve the quality of the relationship you have with yourself. I think of them as 'fast track evolution'. Each person has their own unique experience. For some, it's about getting physically healthier, for others it may be about working with mental or emotional issues and others may have more 'spiritual' goals in mind. Often it's a mixture of all of these aspects. The forms are infinite and happily the results are consistently great.

As each person's needs are so unique the format is flexible and informal as possible. The only thing that is scheduled each day is your daily 1-1 breath session. Some people choose to focus completely on breathwork and those wanting quantum change may do more than one session daily. Other guests choose to add yoga / personal training / volcano climbing into the mix, all of which are available . Most folks come for a week but its possible to come for as little as 3 days or as long as a month.


My villa is situated in a rural location with sea and volcano views ten minutes drive from the beautiful beach at Famara.

Skyview room.
A double bedroom en-suite with skylight for watching the stars. The bathroom also has a sauna and shower/steam room.

The maximum number of clients staying at the villa/apartment at any one time will be four. You can be as private or as involved as you wish to be. Most people choose to do both at different times during their stay. The synergy tends to be such that clients often say the other people present during their stay really added to their experience.

The Suite.
This is a spacious suite made up of a double bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Both the bedroom and the lounge have patio doors opening directly onto the pool area. The lounge may be used as a second bedroom, making the suite ideal for friends who wish to come on retreat together.

The Loft.
This is a light and airy room with floor to ceiling windows along one side and sea / volcano views from the main window. There is direct access onto the pool terrace. The space has been furnished using a mixture of Indonesian,Spanish and Turkish pieces resulting in a relaxed yet stylish feel. The ensuite bathroom / dressing area complements the living space beautifully.

Getting Around
Hiring a car is recommended as the villa is in rural location. Car hire is a very reasonable 125 euros per week and can be arranged on your behalf. Petrol is significantly cheaper than in the UK. You will still be met at the airport irrespective of whether or not you hire a car. It is remarkably easy to drive around the island. There is very little traffic and it's a great way to experience the incredible landscapes and other places of interest. Whilst there are buses, they are not frequent, and nor do they go everywhere. Bicycle hire is also possible.

If you don't wish to drive, don't worry - we are happy to drop you at the beach etc and half or full island day tours are available.

Other Activities

Yoga, bodywork, massage, personal fitness training, nature walks and even volcano climbs are also possible at an additional cost of £75 per session with the exception of bodywork which costs £100.

Costs :

The following prices are in UK pounds and include: 1-1 breath session each day apart from arrival and departure days, full board vegetarian meals and airport pick up and drop off.

It is possible to have extra breath sessions during your stay. Just add £100 for each extra session. In order to ensure there is availability the additional sessions needs to be booked at the time of booking your package.


The Intensive includes two 1-1 breath sessions* on each day, apart from arrival and departure days. Full board vegetarian meals and airport pick up and drop off. They are designed for guests who may be short on time or who wish to deepen their experience.

Please contact us for intensive rates for longer periods


Booking Conditions :
Terms are 50% on booking and 50% 6 weeks prior to arrival. In the event of bookings within 6 weeks of your arrival date 100% of the balance is due on booking.

Cancellations :

3 months plus - simply transfer your Breathing Space retreat to a date which suits you better

30 - 60 days - you will lose the deposit

15 - 30 days - 75% of total

7-15 days - 90% of total

less than 7 days - 100% of total

In the event of a genuine emergency I normally offer the option of simply transferring to a later date.

Flights :
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Peak Experience is a term used to describe certain transpersonal and ecstatic states, particularly ones tinged with themes of euphoria, harmonization and interconnectedness.

I was sceptical to begin with... recently widowed I was feeling pretty low so I gave it a whirl. Gosh, what a difference! Two sessions enabled me to recognise my grief, examine it and learn to live with it. I came home with a positive attitude, calmer and with more hope for the future. All my friends noticed the 'glow' and commented that I was somehow a different person. It's a wonderful experience to release so much pent up emotion and come out feeling refreshed and positive.

Rosemary Dejean, Westcliff on Sea

"Breathing Space was just that... space for myself to focus on me, just me. Alan's experience, natural compassion and intuition enabled me to learn about myself and to 'clear' emotionally and physically. At the end of the week I felt stronger, clearer, spiritually and literally 'lighter'...a life changing week. I am resolved to make it an annual retreat. Worth every penny and more."

Emma, Cambridge