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December 2016 Newsletter

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Hi everyone and greetings from the Breathing Space retreat on the Magic Island of Lanzarote.

We have just said goodbye to a lovely group and are getting ready to welcome our final guests for 2016. I continue to be in awe of what the Breath is capable of and of how powerful we can be as human beings. The things I see on a daily basis I would have filed under ‘Miracle’ not so long ago. Now I understand that these ‘Miracles’ are in fact very very natural. I have yet to find anything that can not be helped by working with the Breath.

We have one place left for next week’s retreat (it’s a double room so there are separate sleeping spaces for two persons) so if you are feeling the need for some inspiration just drop us a line. In addition, it’s 22 degrees, we have a heated pool and a very bubbly jacuzzi at the ready plus amazing food and our in house bodyworker / magician Martin all make the perfect context for some quality You Time.

If you know somebody who would benefit from a 1-1 breath session in London with yours truly we now have gift vouchers which can be used at any time throughout 2017. They’re downloadable in PDF format and cost the same as purchasing a 1-1 session directly.

Love!! Alan

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Psychologies

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Pieces of me: Finding Self Retreat at 42 Acres

“…When Dolan comes to my side, I am tight and nervous. He softly, intuitively feels along my clavicles, ribcage, abdomen – and I am surprised when he touches a spot that makes me gasp. I feel embarrassed and try to hold it in, but it’s no use; and, instead, he guides me in breathing through it. It is uncomfortable but, as I learn during my stay, discomfort and resistance are telling us something, and we need to get better at listening.

I spend 30 minutes struggling with the process – feeling light-headed, as though the breath pattern is too shallow, which makes me feel anxious. And then, unexpectedly, everything loosens up: my neck relaxes, my jaw stops feeling taut and tense, and I just breathe. And lose time. Twenty minutes later, I become conscious of feeling light and happy – and rested. Remarkable…”

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

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London breath workshop

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Cambridge breath workshop

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

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London breath workshop

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September 2016 Newsletter

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Hi everyone and greetings from the Magic Island.

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. I’ve been in the UK at 42 Acres in Somerset and I’m now getting ready to head back over for a workshop at Indaba Yoga on September 11th, plus some 1-1s to boot. The workshops are great fun and massively powerful, but if you feel like something deeper and more intensive, head over to the Lanzarote retreat which runs year-round. Details of both below, along with an introduction to my colleague, friend and namesake Alan Purves.

With love, Alan

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Vogue

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Breathing is the New Yoga! 9 Shortcuts to Calming Anxiety

“…Breathguru, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, retreat – a scenic island setting is home to retreats and workshops on detoxing and fitness-enhancing techniques, led by “breath guru” Alan Dolan himself….”

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Stylist

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Breathe deeply at a Somerset retreat

“…It’s Alan Dolan’s breathwork workshop that has enticed me to 42 Acres, though; I’ve read rave testimonials by actors such as Naomie Harris, sportspeople like Paul Sampson, and mindfulness gurus like Jody Shield. Within wellness circles, ‘conscious breathing’ is garnering serious buzz, presented as a virtually idiot-proof mindfulness technique with the potential to banish anxiety, restore clarity and process deep-seated issues. I love yoga but have always been too restless for most meditation techniques. Yet under Dolan’s expert tutelage, I master this yawningly open-mouthed belly-breathing technique and finally “get” mindfulness; I emerge from each session feeling stress-free, with flashes of insight. Dolan normally runs sell-out courses at his own retreat centre in Lanzarote, so this is a rare (more affordable) opportunity in the UK…”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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London breath workshop

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Cambridge breath workshop

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