Client testimonials

“Alan does some amazing Breathwork and has an amazing App”

Russell Brand Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, Writer, and Activist

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

“Working with Alan I had an opportunity to discovery myself very deeply. His breathing techniques and intuition can lead you on a path to understanding, compassion and Love so that we can ultimately live the life we feel in our hearts”

Lloyd Everitt, Actor

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

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

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

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

“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, Former 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 Gordon (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 just wanted to touch base and say a huge thank you for running the Beginners’ Course. I have absolutely LOVED it. I always feel relaxed but also energised after our sessions and after my own private practice (which is now becoming a solid part of my daily routine). I also really love the way you hold the space Alan and the language you use when you’re teaching us”

Katie Sutton

“I have been working with Alan Dolan for several years now and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him on numerous occasions in London for 1-1 sessions, at his retreats in Lanzarote on three occasions and now in lockdown doing once or twice weekly 1-1 Skype sessions. I also practice breathing every day on my own when I am not working with Alan. Alan is a caring and intuitive teacher and co-creator, who has helped me tremendously on my journey. I have found that the longer I engage in the practice of conscious breathing, the more benefits I receive, and I find the variety of the forms of practicing conscious breathing with Alan (and alone) each bestow significant benefits. Although he is not physically touching you when you do a Skype session, he is vibrationally present and senses what is going on with you. During our Skype session, I have found him able to guide me through issues and help me get a better focus than if I was doing the breathing practice by myself. It’s also great to talk through what’s going on and what comes up before and after the breath work and that is akin to seeing him in person. Any way you can work with Alan is highly recommended (the retreats are especially awesome…)!”

Tina Baker

“My first experience with a 1-1 session with Alan was incredible. So incredible that I immediately booked my girlfriend in for the next day. I had done about six 1-1 sessions and a beginners workshop and had been really enjoying doing the breathwork at home too. But it was going to the full day advanced workshop that I had the most obvious changed to my life. I had insomnia in the form of not being able to stay asleep through the night. I track my sleep and recovery with a Whoop band so I can see in-depth data about how much REM, Deep and awake time I have each night. Before this workshop, I would spend an average of 2 hours per night awake and my sleep efficiency was around 75%. This is the amount of time you spend asleep divided by the time you spend in bed. Since this workshop my average time awake per night has been 15 minutes and my sleep efficiency has been around 95%. I have the data to prove it if you need!”

Richard Blake, London

“I’ll be honest I was cautious about if I could get anything from just ‘breathing’. Seeing as I’d been breathing pretty successfully for all of my life. I remember even saying to Alan I was worried he wouldn’t be able to help me, I’d be that one in a million that’s beyond help or just wouldn’t get it. I’ve never been happier to be so wrong in my life. The retreat was an amazing experience and I started to feel the huge benefits very quickly which was so exciting. I felt myself changing in small but deep ways day by day. What’s great was that it’s given me something I can do myself now everyday. And I have. The effects ripple out into so many other areas of your life. I hope you try it”

Christian O´Connell Radio DJ, comedian, author

“Alan is a very talented breath and body worker. He magically combines great skill/insight with lightness & grace. I’d highly recommend his glorious retreat”

Hilary Wilson; Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Author

“It was like seeing an old friend, even though I’d never met you before. You made me feel at total ease – which is something quite unusual for me.”

Melanie, Manchester

“I have practiced yoga and meditation for many 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 extends way beyond any expectations I ever believed 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 transformational”

Naomi Buff, Naomi’s Kitchen, Monaco

“I have such a warm glow of gratitude and inspiration from the past week at the retreat, that I can’t quite fathom we’ve “only” done a week’s worth of work. If feels like half a year in transformation time, at least! Thank you for your generosity in terms of both time, effort, sound advice and all the love you serve it up with. I am forever grateful”

Hanne, Denmark

“I came to the Alan’s Lanzarote retreat stressed and quite frankly not very well. I was waking at night short of breath, every night. I was worried. The combination of Alan’s techniques, Martin’s massages and the general ambiance of the place meant I left it four days later a new man. Lighter in mind and body and importantly with the tools to help myself in future. And I got my sleep back. And have ever since. I would recommended anyone who needs to re-find their balance to go”

Dominic, London

“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. 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. The experience of being held and nurtured by the whole “Breathing Space” package will, I know, have lasting benefits in my life”

Ange Leake, Breathangel UK

“Thank you thank you! For your generosity, gentleness and guidance. What a remarkable few days at the retreat”

Claire, UK

“Learning the power we have within us to recalibrate ourselves was the most powerful message I took with me after my stay at Breathing Space Retreat, Lanzarote”

Joseph, UK

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