Alan Dolan, founder of Breathing Space and breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing.
After graduating from Aston University in the UK he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry.
After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical and gaining certification in yoga instruction, transpersonal hypnotherapy and counselling, Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Through training with the founder of the Transformational Breath® technique Dr Judith Kravitz, between 2004 and 2011, he reached the highest level of certification possible and continues to learn every day as he works with clients and groups around the world.
A series of happy coincidences led him to Lanzarote at which point he realised that he was ‘home’. Breathing Space Retreats and breathguru.com were born, with Alan’s key message being that YOU are the guru and your breath is the key. Alan has gone on to gain a wealth of experience in working with the breath and continues to be based in Lanzarote or as he prefers to call it, ‘The Magic Island’.
In 2011, after more than a year of looking for a place of sanctuary and peace with 5-star accommodation, Alan found the ‘Dream Place’: a beautiful home in the village of Oasis de Nazaret in the north of the island. He has been hosting year-round retreats at the villa ever since with regular visits to London, Cambridge, Dublin and most recently Brazil teaching workshops and 1-1 conscious breathing sessions.
Alan’s passion is creating permanent, positive change with his clients and he has created the Lanzarote retreat with this in mind. We believe it provides the optimum environment in which to experience the awe-inspiring power of Breathwork.