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Breathcamp 2023

ASHA Retreat & Community Center

Tuscany, Italy

5 retreats from June to September

June 9th - 18th

5-day camps: June 9-13 or 14-18

Welcome to the
2023 ASHA BreathCamp

Imagine waking up in the nourishment of nature. Imagine being surrounded by authentic, empathic people who support you in feeling safe enough to simply be you - without pretense, embarrassment, or shame.
That’s what an Alchemy of Breath retreat is all about.

Our Breathcamps embrace you in a family environment that supports the growth and changes you want to make.  They help you to fulfill the greatness of who you are, so you can know yourself better, and perhaps even consciously step into why you’re alive in these particular times.

Anthony and Amy’s retreat and community center, ASHA, will be your home away from home for BreathCamp. Located on 30 acres of natural beauty, it’s a serene setting tucked below a medieval village in Southern Tuscany

Your camp experience includes:

Register here

May 12th-21st
June9th-18th
July 7th-16th
August 4th-13th
August 18th-27th
September 1st-10th
4-night Breathcamp Experience
5 days and 4 nights. Includes: Accommodation, 3 meals a day, and use of facilities and participation in all programs offered.
We recommend attending the entire Breathcamp for full transformational benefits. Limited availability for the half-camp options.
Looking to arrive early or leave later?
Take a look at our 3-day Pre & Post BreathCamp Programs

Pricing

pricing is per person

Tents & Glamping

Price

Personal
1,150
Personal
1,350
Private
2,150
Shared
1,790
Shared
1,400

Cottages & Main House

Price

Shared
1,950
Shared
2,570
Shared
2,290
Private
3,000
Private
3,700
4-night Breathcamp Experience
5 days and 4 nights. Includes: Accommodation, 3 meals a day, and use of facilities and participation in all programs offered.

4-night accommodation

Price

Personal
690
Private
1,290
Shared
1,070
Shared
1,540
Note: sessions with Anthony and Amy are available ala carte on some breathcamps. Advance registration is suggested.

Accommodation

Bring your own tent

Pitch your own tent in our secluded woods.  You’re welcome to us our facilities as well.  Be sure to bring all your own bedding, tent, and whatever else you may need. Pricing is per person. Please note:  September weather can be variable, use at your own risk.

Come in a camper

Campers are welcome at ASHA, we have limited space so we suggest booking asap, as this is one of our most popular options.  You’re welcome to use all of our facilities. Like to bring a guest?  See our FAQ’s for more information.  Pricing is per person.

Glamping in ASHA tent

Single, Double & Triple

We’re super excited about our new bell tents.  Furnished with 1, 2 or 3 single mattresses, share with others, or take this option solo in your own tent.  They are lovely, nicely furnished, and so very close to nature.  You’re also welcome to use our facilities. Pricing is per person. Available June-September. Please note:  September weather can be variable, use at your own risk.

Shared room

3 in a room, with private bathroom

Each room with 3 single beds has its own private bathroom. The beds are typically a meter apart, and shared with the same sex.  These rooms and in private cottages, and the Main House.  Pricing is per person.

Shared room

2 in a room, ensuite bathroom

With 2 single beds to a room, these rooms have a private bathroom that only 2 people share, with their own gender.  This accommodation is rustic, unique, and cozy!  Pricing is per person.

Shared room

2 in a room, with shared bathroom

With 2 single beds to a room, they are shared with the same sex.  The bathroom is shared between 4 people that may be of mixed gender.  This beautiful cottage has its own living room and kitchen, and is newly renovated. Pricing is per person.

Private single room

Enjoy a private room with its own bathroom in the Main House. Its perfect for one person with its own single bed, desk. In your own private oasis, rest, process, and be in your own space.

Private double room

This room is for 1-2 people. It has its own bathroom, a nice big window, and is private, though central being in the Main House. Pricing is per person.

Private Cottage

Suitable for 1-2 persons

We have 2 private cottages. One is an open studio with a double canopy bed from Bali. The other is a one bedroom facing an open field.  Both have a cozy living room, kitchen space, and their own bathroom. This is ideal for a single person or 2 people sharing a bed. Pricing per person.

Learning, growing, healing & restoration await you!

Breathcamp is for everyone serious about personal and global transformation. Whether you'd like to incorporate this work into your daily life, and/or become a facilitator, all levels are welcome!

No matter where you are in your breathwork journey – a newbie, an advanced breather, a graduate, or alumni – join us to further your exploration and move forward with more  self-compassion, forgiveness and care.

Our tailored programs range from an introduction to breathwork for newbies, from deepening your why, to highlighting special classes for graduating students, that can’t be done online.

Learn new skills that give you confidence in yourself and your relationships.  Bring your strengthened personal power into your every day life, personal to professional. 

The learning atmosphere you are invited to co-create is one of Courage, Transformstion, and Surrender. And it is so exciting!

Be Inspired & Gain Traction In Your Life!

ALL Breathcampers ENJOY...

Daily Breathwork

Unlock the power of conscious breathing. Gain insights and awareness with themed breathworks by our team of facilitators and graduating students. Pick up tips and tricks you can apply to your own life, including Active Listening, public speaking and facilitation techiques.  

Guided breathwork sessions twice a day for over a week is a fast track to lasting change. Receive 360-degree support from the Alchemy family, and optionally book private sessions with the Trainers and when present, the Founders themselves.

Making Changes In Your Life

Using fun exercises, deep inquiry, and the breath,  work as a team with your fellow BreathCamp members to discover your unique way of using the breath. Get traction where you need it most, and transform relationships into vibrant co-creativity in this loving, supportive, community of practice.

Healthy Plant-Based Meals

Nourish yourself on all levels. Fuel and energize your body while you work, with healthy, nutrient-rich, plant-based meals every day. ​

Support Network

During your journey with us, be held and sustained by our team of mentors, trainers, well-being facilitators, and on ground support team.  Give yourself permission to receive, let go, and share who you are – in emotional safety.

Water Breathwork

Experience the magical journey of breathing in water and its profound effects. Some say it feels  like the birth journey itself, and being reborn.

Expand Your Horizons

Discover mentoring opportunities, experience other breath and healing modalities, and get prepared to work professionally.

Discover the power of networking with fellow members, students, graduates, and the Alchemy team.

A TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

Welcome to tuscany!

Anthony and Amy’s private location, ASHA, will be your home away from home for BreathCamp. Located on 30 acres of natural beauty, it’s a serene setting tucked below a medieval village in Southern Tuscany.

If you’ve chosen to attend our Italian base, you’ll join *Alchemy of Breath and ASHA founder Anthony Abbagnano, his wife and co-founder Amy Rachelle Abbagnano, Graduating and New Students, Master Practitioners, Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Mentors, and our Team of Well-Being Facilitators – as we embark upon an epic hero’s journey, unique to who you are, and where you’re going.

ASHA is the cornerstone of an initiative to regenerate and revitalise our local village into a thriving Intentional Community. Our pilot project in Italy is dedicated to ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible living and learning.

ASHA Tuscany is the physical manifestation of an active online community of over 100,000 people who seek a place to land. After three decades of exploration, investigation and involvement in community building – at this pivotal moment in history – Anthony and Amy founded in 2020 the perfect location to ground their vision for a new way of living.

* Please contact us to check Anthony and Amy’s travel schedule

Plus play, dance, inquire, rejuvenate, connect, enjoy hot springs, Italian culture, amazing food - and of course, the breath!

Our highest purpose is to build a global community of conscious teachers and students, thought leaders and changemakers; those committed to a path of healing and growth who are proactively dedicated to building a new world in precarious times.

The Trainers

Anthony Abbagnano

Founder
Anthony Abbagnano, is a visionary thought leader, breath expert, and founder of the internationally accredited breathwork school Alchemy of Breath, and ASHA, Alchemy School of Healing Arts.

Amy Rachelle

Founder
Amy Rachelle, ND is a medical medium and naturopath specializing in food as medicine, detox, and working intuitively. She's also the co-founder of Alchemy of Breath and ASHA.

Kerry Veitch

Master Trainer
Kerry has been connected with rebirthing breathwork since she was 19, with a focus now on embodiment practices such as Internal Family Systems and Eugene Gendlin's Focusing. She loves sharing the healing power of the breath with others and has created the UK's first Breathwork Festival.

Emily Ray Henderson

Master Trainer
Emily Ray Henderson is a certified Wellness Counselor, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, 500 HR-RYT Yoga Instructor and Facilitator.
Emily has been leading trainings with AoB for 4 years and is currently based in Lago Atitlan, Guatemala.

Pablo Castro

Master Trainer
Pablo is a Breathwork Practitioner and Trainer. His passion for the felt sense and water therapy is at the core of what he shares with one to one's and groups around the world. He's been a lead trainer with AoB for 4 years, and is based in Bali.

Simona Dvorackova

Trainer
Simona has been in the health and well-being industry since 2001. She has a variety of skill sets and experience in modalities such as body work, energy healing and hypnotherapy.

Giulia Vaccari

Trainer
Giulia's passion lies in helping people feel alive and safe in their body. She uses craniosacral therapy, reiki, movement, and breathwork to tune in with the inner wisdom of the body and reconnect with our inherent source of health and vitality.
sara quiggin

Sara Quiggin

Trainer
Sara integrates powerful breathing techniques with embodied psychotherapeutic talk therapy for a deep dive into one's emotions and experiences. Additionally, she facilitates yoga and meditation classes.

Testimonials​

Breathcamp in one word: WOW! I loved every single moment of breathcamp. The learning and growth was beyond, personally as well as on my journey to becoming a breathwork facilitator. It truly felt like a deep dive into the breath, where all our online experiences accumulated in one incredible experience.

Attending Breathwork retreat has profoundly changed my life! I met the most amazing people, accepting every messy bit of me and showering me with love and support. The sessions and classes helped me to connect with my intuition on a very deep and safe level. My own practice and space holding reached a new depth. I highly recommend the whole experience, it will push you forward in your processes in a way you wouldn't expect.

As a first-timer, I’m blown away, and committed to this path for life. What a relief to just be who I am. I felt held throughout the entire experience.
The most amazing experience of my life.
Joyful, deep, life-changing!
I didn’t know life could be this beautiful. I didn’t know the connection online could be even more intimate.
I loved the diversity of offerings, and international atmosphere. I loved the structure and support.

Recharge, Resource, Regenerate

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Sorry, our accountant tells us this isn’t possible for a few different logistical reasons.  One of them being the high fees we would both have to pay on every transaction.

Yes, as a new member, alumni student, or mentor – you can do that.  Please note:  graduating students are required to stay the full course duration to graduate.

Thank you for the question.  You are so very welcome, at exactly the stage you are at.  You’ll be surrounded by graduates of Breathwork, who’s speciality is people just like you, just where you’re at.  So, know the content and care is for two groups – both advanced (our graduates), and the general public, who are at varying stages of experience (many breathing for the first time).  Just know, you’ll be held and taken care of in a beautiful way from the very start of your breathwork journey! Exciting!

You’re welcome to come early, and stay late, according to ASHA availability.  There are 3-day pre- and post-camp packages available with special programs.

At ASHA we have 7 cats, and 2 dogs.  Given the sensitive nature of cats (and previous not so great experiences with dogs chasing them) leashes are required – and strictly enforced.   And no, our dogs are not on leashes as they are integrated with our cats. They know who the boss is, and we know where they poo.  We are surrounded by endless woods where your dog can roam free, though please keep them on a leash while at ASHA.  Also, please be mindful of cleaning up poo so no one steps in it!  There’s a 40 euro donation fee per pet.

Yes, though in the main house and Dharma Den, though not in the rooms, or around the property.

We suggest picking up a TIM or Wind SIM card when you arrive Italy. Because ASHA is half hour away from a major town, it’s important to pick it up before coming to ASHA.

None of our camps offer this service.

Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot. Please do not smoke inside or outside of your room, in the common areas, or other areas of ASHA, and all camp locations.  And do consider that smoking isn’t a part of our culture, and not encouraged.

There are three restaurants in Castell’Azzara: La Tana d’Orso – which is our all time favorite, a pizzeria called La Rosa dei Venti, and in the summer there’s home restaurant called Febo. Also in nearby San Giovanni delle Contee(10 minutes drive away), there’s Osteria Maccalè – we love this place.  Also check out the nearby towns for more options (that are super beautiful) Pitigliano and Sorano.

Please keep in mind we are well-being center… this just isn’t the place for smoking, drugs, or alcohol. Like to have a glass of wine here and there?  Sure.  Though we trust you understand the nature of this work, and will not abuse the use of wine, just because it’s part of Italian culture (at ASHA, and in general while staying in the area).

It’s about 1.5 kilometers or a 20 minute very beautiful walk along a vast massive view of the valley.  It’s up a big hill from ASHA, so it’s for the fit-minded.  Otherwise, it’s a 5 minute drive.

There’s one grocery store – The Co-op – and veg store, and a Thursday morning produce/general stuff market as well. The Co-op does have some organic dry products.  We recommend bringing any speciality items. It’s basic in Castell’Azzara, not bad, though basic.

There are many hiking trails around ASHA! If you’re interested, we recommend checking with our community member Stuart, who knows pretty much all of them. Castell’Azzara is surrounded with beautiful villages, such as Pitigliano or Sorano. There are also many historical sites dating back to the Etruscan people, the ancestors whose spirits are still spreading blessings to the land around ASHA.

Kids are welcome at ASHA, and a huge part of our vision.  There’s plenty of space for them to roam around in a safe environment. Please be responsible for them at all times, including their clean up in communal spaces. Kids can only stay in private accommodation with their guardian (tent, glamping, camper, or private cottage) – not in shared accommodation with other students.  Kids under 10 eat and stay for free. Kids 11 and over are charged for food and accommodation at New Member pricing, with a 20% discount.  Attentive kids are welcome to join Breathcamp at the discretion of the trainer and facilitator of each session. Reach out to events@asha.global for more information, and to receive a special 20% coupon code.  This offer applies for each kid in a family.

On this page, below the FAQ’s, please see the section “How To Get To ASHA” – for full travel info.

We serve lunch everyday, at the following prices (and brunch on the weekends):

Drop-in Guest:  15

ASHA Guests:  13

Community:  8

 

No sorry, this is not an option.

Yes! Please keep in mind that due to the nature of our work, intimacy is usually at an all time high. Please don’t mistake that as an emotional or sexual invitation. Be considerate of others personal space, and don’t assume anything.  And… please keep sexuality in general out of the equation unless you arrived as a couple. Together, let’s protect a safe space for everyone.

Absolutely. We suggest setting your own boundaries, and clearly communicating them as needed. You’re also welcome to reach out to the mentors and team if you need support.  Also, most of our locations are deep in nature, so take your space as needed!

Yes at ASHA! You can do that in 2 ways: either in our new 3-5 day pre/post Breathcamp programs, or ala carte (book when/as you like). At ASHA we recommend pre-booking space, as it’s high season in the summer and space tends to sell out quickly.

Once signed up, you’ll receive our welcome package, complete with the program guide, schedule, and more information.

We finish after lunch, around 2 pm on the final day.

Accommodation

This is only possible for a spouse – in a tent, camper, or private cottage at New Member pricing, with a 20% discount.  Your spouse is also welcome to use our facilities, join meals, and book healing sessions.  Classes can also be taken ala carte.  Do let us know in advance at events@asha.global, so we can give you a discount coupon for their registration.  Friends can register on our New Member page on alchemyofbreath.com

  • Well-being/healing sessions (fees apply)
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary coffee and tea table
  • Airport/train/bus service (fees apply, see How To Get To ASHA below)

Check-in is no later than 3 pm on the first day of your camp.  Please be on time, as Orientation begins at 5 pm.  Check-out is on the last day of your camp, at noon. Lunch will be served at 1 pm on the last day of your camp.

No, sorry that’s not possible.  Graduating students, mentors, and alumni are required to stay on site to qualify for graduation, unless they are already living as a community member around Castell’Azzara, for 6 months out of the year.  Community members pay the tent rate for students. New Members are also required to stay on-site.

If we have space, yes.  It’s 90 euros per day, including 3 meals and use of our facilities.  Most of the camps are filling up, so we cannot take advance reservations. You’re welcome to reach out to us 2 weeks before the start date of a camp, and we can let you know if it’s full or not.  Please note:  graduating students are required to stay on site to qualify for graduation.

Whether a new or old student, we only accept reservations for the entire duration of the event. Selected camps have 4 day options – please check for the month you would like to join. Our graduating facilitator students have to be present for the full Breathcamp.

Potentially. Book together to stay together at the same time. If you’re booking last minute we may not be able to accommodate your request but we promise to do the absolute best we can!

We’re sorry but due to high demand, your reservation is only confirmed once payment has been made and we cannot hold rooms for you.

No, in September the weather can be variable, so use at your own risk, as we don’t offer refunds.

This is only possible for a spouse – in a tent, camper, or private cottage at New Member pricing, with a 20% discount.  Your spouse is also welcome to use our facilities, join meals, and book healing sessions. Classes can also be taken ala carte.  Do let us know in advance at events@asha.global, so we can give you a discount coupon for their registration.  Friends can register on our New Member page on alchemyofbreath.com

Well-Being Sessions

Life Direction Coaching & Breathwork Private with Anthony, private Intuitive Readings with Amy, Sound Healing, Massage, and More.  If you’d like to book with Anthony and Amy, we suggest booking asap as space is limited.

Contact events@asha.global to book.

Life Direction Coaching & Breathwork Private with Anthony, private Intuitive Readings with Amy, Sound Healing, Massage, and More.  If you’d like to book with Anthony and Amy, we suggest booking asap as space is limited.

What should I bring?

Extra costs

Your stay is all-inclusive, except for:

Terms & COVID Compliance

We recommend securing travel insurance to cover Covid regulations, changes, etc.

Because the situation is constantly changing, we will update any requirements for testing, etc., closer to the date.

We recommend bringing your own yoga mat for safety.

We do not offer refunds.  

BreathCamp locations are non-transferable.

All students are required to stay on-site at ASHA.  No exceptions except for resident students who live around ASHA for at least 6 months out of the year.

Please note that the weather can be variable and it is difficult to predict in September, therefore for the tent and glamping options use at your own risk, refunds are not possible.

Depending on the circumstances and availability, it may be possible to attend a BreathCamp different date.

Should we cancel BreathCamp, we will refund the full amount, minus currency exchange and bank platform fees we may be charged. 

Please see full terms and conditions here for more information.

How To Get To ASHA

Località Le Piane, Castell’azzara, GR 58034

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WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND RENTING A CAR IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY PLANE, ETC. (OR SHARING A CAR WITH OTHERS). IT'S EASIER.

CHIUSI-CHIANCIANO TERME Train Station

Catch the bus (it is about 1 hour away from ASHA), when pre-booked and paid.  See complete details for timing and costing in the PDF below.

For more information regarding flights and travel within Italy, please download this PDF:

Important

Alchemy of Breath reserves the right to change the order of events, faculty and staff.

for concerns payments and refunds, please refer to our refund policy

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