Alchemy Student Graduation


This year, for the first time ever, we’re offering a closed, tightly held space for students only, where you’ll come together with your peers for the final stage of training: Graduation. Located in an old converted wine farm surrounded by vineyards just 45 minutes outside Barcelona, this is 5 days of holistic learning you don’t want to miss. Let the history, flavors, and architecture of the region ignite you, the raw, natural landscape nourish you, and our international community of like-minded graduates inspire you. 

There are 50 places available, and they’re on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees must come for all days. Mentors may also attend.

The Alchemy Student Graduation retreat has been highly curated to offer you the most holistic approach to healing and learning available.


  • Daily breathwork and education sessions: Unlock the power of conscious breathing as you already know it. Gain insights and awareness from holding space for your peers, from angeling support, and your personal breathwork practice. Deepen your knowledge with further workshops relating to your practice, including bodywork, appropriate touch, boundaries, and ethical practice, and increase your level of understanding tenfold as we work in person. Release any final unresolved blocks in your work, and become embodied in your expanded awareness.

  • Constructive, reflective feedback: Enjoy daily feedback circles to help you grow exponentially in self-awareness and inform your practice.

  • Opportunity to make changes in your life: Using fun exercises, deep inquiry, and the breath, learn what it feels like to work as a team with your fellow students and discover your unique way of offering the breath. Get traction where you need it most, and transform relationships into vibrant co-creativity in this loving, supportive, community of practice. 

  • Daily yoga/meditation sessions: An essential practice to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, these daily yoga/meditation sessions are a crucial tool in the development of self-awareness and healing process. 

  • Healthy, raw/vegan/vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Nourish yourself on all levels and fuel and energize your body while you work, with our healthy, nutrient-rich, plant-based meals every day. 

  • Comfortable, beautiful accommodation options:Book your place according to your budget and your personality. Some prefer shared rooms and dorms, others private space to replenish and restore. Whatever your preference, we can meet your needs. 

Put 9 months of hard work and commitment to your studies into practice. With the guidance our teachers and team offer, you’ll develop the confidence to move from student to professional and offer breathwork to the world. Remember that first spark of interest, the moment when you first heard the call? Now you get to see the fruits of your inspiration become manifest. Congratulations!

Please join us on the 22nd for 7 further days, where we’ll invite the public into the group and you’ll see the transformative power of the Alchemist program first hand. If you want to attend the second half of the retreat, we encourage you to book it at the time of booking your graduation to ensure a place. 

The foundation of the second part of the camp is rooted in our innovative Alchemist program, purposely designed to create change. Attending this portion is the first step in applying to teach the Alchemist material. Once you’ve graduated and mentored through 3 Alchemist programs, you’ll be able to share this with the world. Please stay tuned for information on this new Alchemy of Breath program.



Cal Pau Cruset is a beautiful and traditional Catalan farmhouse that’s over 150 years old. It’s a serene and peaceful place that was designed to provide a natural, inspiring, and supportive environment for you to relax, renew, and restore your inner well-being.

Alaya is the name of the retreat center’s main building at Masia Cal Pau Cruset; it means base or home in Sanskrit—the place from which all things arise—and happiness in the Basque language.  It’s a magical and idyllic place that offers deep serenity and seclusion.


Situated among vineyards in the Alt Penedes, you’ll be awe-inspired by what’s at your fingertips in the area. Explore historical villages with medieval castles and ruins, ride a bike through the countryside from the mountains to the sea, taste the flavors of the region, or take a scenic drive to the vistas of Montserrat.

A short train or car ride away you’ll find Barcelona, often described as one of the best cities in the world, with its unique and whimsical architecture, sun-soaked beaches, Roman archaeological sites, and Mediterranean hospitality, there’s more to explore than you’ll find time to manage.


You’ll be served delicious, internationally inspired, gourmet meals, made with fresh, seasonal and locally grown (often on-site) produce. The chef was inspired by his travels around the Mediterranean and Brasil, where he cemented his passion to cook simple, tasty, healthy meals with fresh, local, and homemade ingredients. Meals are made from scratch using olive oil (if possible from olive trees grown on the property) and served in dining rooms with spectacular views that overlook the vineyards and nearby hills.  


Sample daily schedule…

​7:00: Yoga

8:00: Breakfast

10:00: Breathwork / Workshops

1:00: Lunch

2:30: Breathwork / Workshops

6:00: Dinner

4 nights shared accommodations

4 healthy vegetarian breakfasts

4 nutritious vegetarian lunches

4 wholesome vegetarian dinners

Optional morning yoga/meditation

Daily breathwork sessions

1 mandala breathwork session

​*Airfare and travel to and from airport not included



Teacher & Founder

Anthony Abbagnano is the founder of Alchemy of Breath. He’s also the founder of The Ark in Bali, Indonesia, a retreat center dedicated to community health and emerging consciousness, and of ASHA (Alchemy School of Healing Arts), a retreat and community center located underneath a medieval village in Southern Tuscany.

With 40 years of personal breathing practice and exploration, Anthony has explored many different styles of the breath, including rebirthing, LeBoyer, holotropic, transformational, Sufi breathing, and pranayama. Now he brings his life experience of motivational speaking, shamanic studies, clinical hypnotherapy, Bodytalk therapy, Conscious Loving coaching (Hendricks Institute), sound healing and medicine, and aromatherapy to his breathwork teachings and trainings.

As a result of his own healing journey, including his survival and transformation from a near-death experience, Anthony holds tender space for the depth of journey that some need to make as part of their healing path, transforming what has troubled them in the past into the joy and ecstasy that a breathwork practice provides.

Emily Ray Henderson

Master Teacher

Emily Ray Henderson is a certified Wellness Counselor, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, 500 HR-RYT Yoga Instructor and Facilitator with The Kula Collective, Ceremonial Space Holder & Alchemy of Breath Breathwork Practitioner & Master Teacher.

Emily uses a compassionate and intuitive approach to integrate mind, body & spirit to assist people in making change, creating balance and finding joy and passion in life.

Emily loves magic, cacao, dancing and connecting with nature and the ancient cultures of the world. She has a lightness of heart that is contagious and works gently but deeply with people through their transformation.

Pablo Castro

Master of Breath / Trainer

Pablo Castro is a world-wide traveler currently living in Bali, Indonesia where he offers weekly breathes, workshops, retreats and more. He has been with Alchemy of Breath for over two years, sharing the breath, as well as serving as a teacher for their Facilitator Training. Pablo believes in a gentle approach to transformation, recognizing the importance and potency of feeling safe and honoring one’s personal journey. He uses the breath as a way to navigate his internal world. He has discovered that when we embrace our shadow, develop a relationship with our inner child and find our center, we regain our own ability to truly take care of ourselves and hold space for whatever comes up.

Pablo also works with the healing element of the water, sharing a water therapy called Wataflow which works with breath and over/underwater movements.


“This experience brought me a clear perception of the reality of my current situation. It gave me structure and calm. I let go of the ever-present control, feeling spacious, my outer and inner worlds together: the perfect ground to make important decisions and roll on light-heartedly with life. If someone thinks about giving it a try…just do it, don’t hesitate! Thanks to all the breathers, thanks to Anthony…you are my family”


“It was like travelling to another world, one I can come to whenever I want. I felt a vibration, a relaxation and much more a state of peace. A special place where I don’t need to protect myself from anyone. I’ve been on an astral voyage!”


“Such a beautiful trip. Went so deep every time. I dropped right into my heart when you mentioned: “I believe in me”. Funny, I had never thought about believing in myself before. Now I will hold that dearly and I wish the same for everyone else. Thank you Anthony.”


“This is such an opportunity to connect to my self and to deal with so many emotional things. I feel all the things I’m attached to which have no purpose. All the fears and traumas that I have faced, I now feel blissful in the most complete way. The breath makes me focus on my true self and all my potential. Thank you all for the sharing, the love and the commitment.”


Double Room

  • Private/Shared Bathroom

Shared Room

  • 2 – 4 people / single beds

Dorm Room

  • Bunk Beds

Day Delegates

  • No accommodation, all meals & programme

*Airfare and travel to and from airport not included*


Yes, you do need to come for the full 5 days.

There are very limited offsite spaces due to the size of the venue, they will be taken off sale once full.

​Yes. When you go through the registration form, you’ll come across a room request form where you can request anyone you would like to share a room with. 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!

​If you have any food allergies, please list them in the relevant section on the registration form.

Around 25 degrees Celsius at this time of year and a little cooler in the evenings.

We’re sorry but it’s not possible to do that. Check-in is open from 12:00 pm on the 18th of October.

Check out for guests is at 3:00 pm on the 22nd October.

The venue runs a taxi service if you wish to use this. It’s in euros.  The airport is 25 per person with a minimum of 4 in the same taxi (so minimum 100 one way). He has a van too so can take 7 too that would be 7x 25 is 175. The code is 0034.

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.

  1. Prescription medications: Please be sure to bring an ample supply of your medications. 
  2. Clothing For Indoors: We recommend loose-fitting, comfortable, and layered clothing.
  3. Personal Toiletries
  4. Battery-powered Alarm Clock
  5. Non-Breakable Water BottlePlease make sure your water bottle has a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Notebook and Pens

The pool will be open but not heated. It’s a 4m x 12m pool, normally around 20 – 25 degrees C but depends on the weather at the time.


Alchemy of Breath reserves the right to change the order of events, faculty and staff.
Payments are non-refundable, and participants are advised to take out their own travel insurance.