Attended Austrian retreat

Margaret | Jeweller

Vienna, Austria

Attended 4 week Thailand retreat

Ranya | HR Manager

Vienna, Austria

Olympic Essentials Graduate

Jo | Business Owner

Brighton, U.K

Attended 4 week Thailand retreat

Max | Tech Advisor

London, U.K & L.A, U.S.A

Attended Ibiza Retreat

Jeremy | Business Owner

Brighton, U.K

Attended 4 week Thailand retreat

Licis | Designer

Hamburg, Germany

Olympic Essentials Graduate

Nick | Business Owner

Brighton, U.K.

Olympic Essentials Graduate

Sarah | Digital Marketing Strategist

Milwaukee, U.S.A

4 Week Breath Course Graduate

Matt | Digital Graphics Expert

Brighton, U.K.

"I've had a really good experience working with Rich over the past year. I broke my back at the 2017 World Championships and he helped me get to a full recovery, by building up my strength again in the gym. I've also worked with Rich on my general fitness to keep me strong on my snowboard, and he gave me a well thought out programme which has helped me make strength gains." 

Katie Ormerod | TeamGB | Red Bull Athlete

Pro Snowboarder

2017 X-Games Bronze Medalist

2017 World Cup Gold Medalist

"We recently commissioned Richard to run a two-day workshop for around thirty of our senior team, with the aim of exploring how we could become more effective and focused both individually and as a company. 

 

During this ‘Peak Performance’ workshop, Richard explained the breathing techniques used by Olympic athletes at different stages of their training, the underlying physiology behind them, and how we could practice and implement them as part of our work and in our own lives. Around half of the time was spent in guided practice, with Richard taking us through the different aspects of ‘breathwork’, how to perform them and the situations each technique is most appropriate for. 

 

Many of the team, myself included, found the workshop both inspirational and incredibly useful, opening up a completely different aspect of meditation of huge relevance to both our personal and professional lives. I have since attended some of Richard’s other breathwork workshops and would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to anyone who wants to explore the power of breathing in either a personal or professional capacity." 

 

Matthew Ireland

Managing Partner | Ogilvy Health

"Your retreat was SO much more... it was a truly inspiring, uplifting, wonderful experience, and words cannot really express the impact it has had on me...who knew that a week could take you through so many emotions, so many experiences, so much joy and so much reflection, filled with laughter and tears, amazing friendship and support, care and love, connection to self and the earth. 

 

I think everyone would gain so much from such a wonderful experience, but I feel it really is an essential annual event (and preferably more) for any busy, stressed person. The opportunity to switch off and to restore balance and clarity of mind, cannot be underestimated! 

As a busy entrepreneur, working all hours and never switching off, I arrived unable to sleep, struggling to focus, struggling to deal with personal and professional challenges of the last few years. I was pretty wired, and not in a good way and had lost my connection to self, lost balance. 

I left relaxed, full of hope, energised, inspired, and with a much clearer understanding of how I want my life to be and how I want to feel". 

Rachel | Ph.D, Entrepreneur, CEO of Albus & Flora

"Your retreat was SO much more... it was a truly inspiring, uplifting, wonderful experience, and words cannot really express the impact it has had on me...who knew that a week could take you through so many emotions, so many experiences, so much joy and so much reflection, filled with laughter and tears, amazing friendship and support, care and love, connection to self and the earth. 

 

I think everyone would gain so much from such a wonderful experience, but I feel it really is an essential annual event (and preferably more) for any busy, stressed person. The opportunity to switch off and to restore balance and clarity of mind, cannot be underestimated! 

As a busy entrepreneur, working all hours and never switching off, I arrived unable to sleep, struggling to focus, struggling to deal with personal and professional challenges of the last few years. I was pretty wired, and not in a good way and had lost my connection to self, lost balance. 

I left relaxed, full of hope, energised, inspired, and with a much clearer understanding of how I want my life to be and how I want to feel". 

Rachel | Ph.D, Entrepreneur, CEO of Albus & Flora

"I really enjoyed working with Richard. He learnt the Chinese methods very quickly, and showed me western methods of training that worked for me. His Chinese is not good though!"

Qiu Bo | China | 10m Platform 

Synchro/Individual Diver

4 x World Champion [2011 x 2, 2013, 2015]

Olympic Silver Medalist [London 2012]

"Recharging, magic, life changing! My most outstanding discovery was that everything we need to be happy is inside us, that there is a sixth sense in us that can connect us to the Universe!

 

I was surprised by how good I felt, by how impactful the breath work was, by how good every session was, by the energy of the group… and the amazing food!"

Matteo | Operations and Strategies Consultant

"Rich was crucial in my build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, not only in physical fitness, but mentally. While nursing an ongoing knee injury he trusted that I knew my body better than anyone and I was able to limit the impact of the injury on my physical and mental strength. Rich helped me not only in the build up to competition, but also in all phases of preparation.

 

He took the time to really understand the sport of highboard diving inside and out - even threw himself off a 10m board! This meant his gym programs were always targeted and challenging in the correct aspect for each stage of the competitive cycle. His dedication ensured my program changed frequently to keep me on my toes while measuring improvements and meeting predefined goals at each step. His sense of humour got me through many a tough workout!"

Stacie Powell | TeamGB

10m Diver | Individual/Synchro

Qualified Beijing 2008 Olympics, London 2012 Olympics

British Record Holder

"Amazing, rejuvenating, nurturing, inspiring, relaxing, empowering, fulfilling. I'm so grateful to have shared this experience with you.

 

I love your yoga classes, Anna. They are the best I've ever had. The flow workshops were so much fun too, Rich and the breathing classes took me to a whole new level. Thank you."

Jeremy | Owner of Blue Eyed Sun Greeting Cards

 

 

"A huge thank you for a wonderful amazing week on so many levels. The learning curve and wellbeing was just like a rocket! I feel so blessed that I was part of this. I am amazed what a week can do for how you look at life and what it’s all about...

 

This retreat was a great balance between yoga, meditation, workshops and flow talks. I also really liked the yoga sessions we did in the evening – a chance to try new yoga and meditation styles including eye gazing, yin yoga, dancing – all very new experiences to me.

 

I felt really great and connected to myself that week. Eye-opening for me was how quick one can feel comfortable with people we have known only for a few days. I think with friends and family we have fallen into our roles and stay in them, rather than evolving.

 

A perfect recharge to the batteries and a very nice retreat to experience different yoga styles, meditation, and more. We also talked about a lot of things that I think of and reflect upon but rarely get to discuss.

 

I have made changes to my daily routine. I would also like to mention the enormous generosity and professionalism of Rich and Anna. It was just PERFECT and can't wait for the next one! Whenever your next retreat is I’ll be there, already looking forward to it!"

Renate | Acupuncturist, Mountaineer

 

"Hippy with substance. Relaxing and restoring, yes, but also transformative in a way I wasn't expecting. I came to a big realisation about where I am in my life, and that I'm holding myself back, and why, and it was a total surprise. Unbelievably important thing to have become aware of.

 

Honestly, I haven't stopped raving about it since I got back. I went in already rested and thought I'd come back even more chilled, which I did, but I wasn't expecting to come away having taken a relatively objective look at my life and where I am and what I want and what I need to do to make that happen.

 

You two have a passion and energy that is soothing and infectious to be around, it was a profoundly special week and a genuine privilege to be a part of it."

Nicki | Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist

"Richard made a great impact on the Army team. His Strength & Conditioning  sessions & discussions played a big role in my pre fight preparation, physically & mentally. A lot of things we worked on have stuck with me and become part of my everyday training routine. 

A cool guy to work with."

Chezerae R Nihell | Army & England

Boxer

5 x Armed Forces Champion

2016, 2017 English Title Champion

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