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Jody Shield testimonial - Alan Dolan, Breathguru | Breathing Space Retreats

“What I love about working with Alan is how safe I feel in his presence. He is very powerful in the gentlest of ways. He supports me to work through very deep and old information while remaining calm and peaceful the whole time. He makes it feel so easy. During the session I felt such a heavy burden lift off my shoulders, it was as if the weight-of-the-world I’d been carrying since birth and from my ancestors was suddenly released. Wow! And the best thing is the breath work is all so simple, that’s the beauty of it. It’s amazing to know you can simply return to the breath, and process so much by doing so.”

Jody Shield, Healer | Author | Speaker


Alan Dolan's Breathing Space Retreats/Breathguru - Dustin O'Halloran

“My stay with Alan at the breathing retreat was a truly transformative experience… his wisdom and guidance have helped unlocked inner worlds of the mind and body.”

Dustin O’Halloran, Emmy award-winning musician & composer


Naomie Harris - Breathing Space Retreats - breathguru

“Alan Dolan is one of the best alternative practitioners/ breathworkers I’ve had the privilege to work with. His level of care for and intuitive understanding about the needs of his clients is second to none and I highly recommend him to any and everyone embarking on a journey of self discovery and/or looking for a way to live a happier, healthier and more peaceful life”

Naomie Harris, Oscar, Bafta & Golden Globe nominee


Paul-Sampson

“I have exercise induced asthma and now understand how a regular practise of conscious breathing can improve my respiratory condition. Learning how to improve my breathing with Alan has been incredible. His expertise and experience has helped me to improve my breathing pattern and has taught me how paramount a full breath is for recovery and reaching your full potential”

Paul Sampson, England International Rugby Player


Lisa Butcher - Breathing Space Retreats - breathguru

“I feel during our time together at your retreat a little magic happened… my life since has been filled with an abundance of joy and happiness. I feel as if finally I’m who I am meant to be and where I should be. I’m so grateful for all you have done. It really is such a huge gift. Sending you love and a big hug”

Lisa Butcher, presenter of ‘What Not To Wear’


Serena Gordon

“The perfect place to let go of old issues and find the clarity to go forward. I felt far more positive as a result. A very safe space where you can feel vulnerable and held at the same time. I feel more grounded than ever before”

Serena Gordan (co-founder Hoffman UK)


Barefoot Doctor - Breathing Space Retreats - breathguru

“The art of breathing is intrinsic to my own work – it helps me immeasurably; and Alan is a master practitioner of breath therapy”

Stephen Russell (The Barefoot Doctor)


“I have practiced yoga for 8 years and meditation for 5 years and have always struggled with breathing and connecting the breath. I felt constricted across the chest and stuck. I knew I wasn’t breathing to my full capacity and that was the motivating factor for my initial interest in transformational breath. My actual experience extended way beyond any expectations I ever believed for what could be achieved through breathing! The breath work took me on a huge healing journey in 5 days and for the first time in my life I could feel my heart softening and opening. The work Alan does is incredible, truly life changing and transformative – Thank you for an amazing experience, Alan.”

Naomi Buff – Monaco


“As a breath worker myself, I usually manage my own breath sessions, but then sometimes life gets overwhelming and like most people, I need help. In one of those periods I went to Lanzarote for a “Breathing Space” retreat. Alan is such a skilled breath worker as well as a kind, compassionate and loving human being and as the days and the sessions went by, my resistance and distress began to dissipate. Alan gently assisted me to reconnect the pieces and I came home a more complete version of myself than I had felt for a long time. The experience of being held and nurtured by the whole “Breathing Space” package will, I know, have lasting benefits in my life.”

Ange Leake


“I’d recommend doing conscious breathing in Lanzarote with Alan to everyone. I’d give 10/10 to the whole experience, to breathing, to Lanzarote and to Alan”

Alejandro Benigni, JPM Chase


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