Change your Beliefs, Transform your Life – an Extraordinary Right of Passage!

Andalusia – Southern Spain 27th April to the 4th May 2020

Are you living to your fullest? Do you want more joy, spontaneity and love in your life? If you find yourself held back, overwrought, or just plain burdened by self-judgment, this 7-day Transformational Retreat is your chance for a complete reset.

With support from Mentors, Masters and the founder of The Alchemy of Breath, Anthony Abbagnano, we will embark on an extraordinary journey – one that will empower you to unlock your power, break the chains of the mundane and be ready to rock the world!
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The Alchemist is a chance to rewrite old scripts or stories that weigh on you. We know what it means to feel stuck, uninspired or trapped, because we have been there ourselves. All of Alchemy’s teachings have been tried and tested for years, and now in this one program we have combined the most important elements in one package.


You will be held by people who really care about you on a deep level. Each of our Masters and Mentors knows what it’s like to be on the tender edge of growth. Each has done such work on their own inner journey that they understand the human condition, what it’s like to break out of the box, and the courage it takes to step into your strength.


Our learning environment is certainly one of courage, but also play, dance, inquiry – and of course -The Breath!


With playshops, classes, and breathworks every day we are going to create some enormous shifts – we would love to have you join us and the Alchemy family for this exceptional right of passage.



  • Daily breathwork sessions: Unlock the power of conscious breathing, release unresolved trauma, and become embodied in expanded awareness with our daily breathwork sessions.

  • Educational Workshops: Enjoy a range of thought-provoking, inspiring, and informative additional workshops and playshops, curated as part of our Alchemist package. Discover more of who you are and let go of all that’s holding you back with this innovative program.

  • The Alchemist: Make the changes you want in your life using carefully crafted, well-informed exercises, deep inquiry, and the breath. You’ll get traction where you need it most. Become the authority in your life.

  • Daily yoga/meditation sessions: An essential practice to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, daily yoga/meditation sessions will support you in your healing process. Led by our team of qualified practitioners, we welcome your involvement in these wonderful add-on sessions. 

  • Healthy, raw/vegan/vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Fuel and energize your body with wholesome, nutrient-rich, plant-based meals every day. When we eat this way, we live this way.

  • 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. 


”A great experience and one i will take forward with me, walking taller, shining brighter. I’m tempted to do the full training just for the community, such warm, kind, caring people.”


”What a journey. Words are insufficient. It is the feeling that matters, and i have experienced all of them, and arrived at a place of feeling and seeing a different verison of myself.”


”A life changing experience. The opportunity to be reborn, face your shadows and deepest fears, forgive, connect to your inner child, and experience your own death. All in one week!


“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.”

The foundation of this camp is rooted in our innovative  Alchemist program, purposely curated to create real change. This isn’t theory; it’s about discovering your power and gaining mastery in your life. This retreat offers you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the core of your identity, emerge victoriously, and bring back the treasures that await. 

Using daily guided breathwork sessions to embody this, you’ll be able to put your insights, awareness, and newfound gifts to immediate use. With the guidance our teachers and team offer, you won’t just talk about change; you will become it!


  • Learn tools and techniques you can use immediately to dissolve stress, transform trauma to triumph, and boost your health and happiness.

  • Connect more deeply with self and source, and enjoy the increased insight, clarity, and mindfulness that’s waiting for you.

  • Discover more love and compassion for yourself and others, bring more awareness and resilience to your relationships.

  • Know yourself and who you are in the world, recognising your unique gifts and offerings.

When we use Alchemy of Breath breathing system, we shift everything from the inside out. This intensive will tap into your hidden strengths and intuition so that you can step out of playing small, and be who you truly are. 

​Whether you are Looking to Transform, Shift or Gain Insight, all of you is Welcome, and Everything is Available to you at the Alchemist Retreat


Hidden Paradise

HIDDEN PARADISE is a family-run retreat centre nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range in the South of Spain. It’s a serene and peaceful place designed to provide a natural, inspiring, and supportive environment for you to relax, renew, and restore your inner well-being.

Andalusia is important in “The Alchemist” because it symbolizes the start of Santiago’s (Saint James de Compostela’s) journey. He decided to pursue his Personal Legend there and today thousands walk his trail to learn about themselves and their relationship with the Divine.

Enjoy stunning views down the valley toward the Mediterranean Sea at this off-grid power spot. Harness the energy of thousands who have come to this part of the world to further their inward journey.

From our hosts:
A gift from the abundant southern Spanish sunshine!
We have substantial solar systems supplying all our electricity & hot water.  
An abundance of sun & spring water enables us to offer you a luxuriously comfortable stay, 
with little effect on our glorious planet.


Andalusia’s age-old history has left behind a wealth of artistic heritage. The Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Giralda Tower and old town of Seville are all World Heritage sites, but the majority of its towns and villages also bear witness to the peak of Andalusia’s artistic heritage over the ages. The stunning Moorish, Renaissance and, above all, Baroque architecture can be seen in its most important buildings, the castles, fortresses and monasteries to be found throughout the region, complete a hugely valuable array of heritage. There’s more to explore than you’ll find time to manage.


Our experienced chefs take pride in creating delicious, healthy meals using home-grown and where possible organic and always locally-sourced ingredients, to prepare nutritious raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes.

We are happy to accommodate the needs of guests with allergies to particular foods and often prepare gluten and dairy free meals – all served with love!


Sample daily schedule…

​7:00: Yoga

8:00: Breakfast

10:00: Breathwork / Workshops

1:00: Lunch

2:30: Breathwork / Workshops

6:00: Dinner

7 nights shared accommodations

7 healthy vegetarian breakfasts

7 nutritious vegetarian lunches

7 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 Master Teacher of Alchemy of Breath. She is also a certified Wellness Counselor, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, 500 HR-RYT Yoga Instructor and Facilitator with The Kula Collective as well as a Ceremonial Space Holder.

Emily uses a compassionate and intuitive approach to integrate mind, body & spirit to assist people in making a 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 walks the dream and talks it too. A devoted student of the Breath and all it brings, Pablo leads workshops all over the world, using the Breath and his delightful lightness of being to support and guide groups through valleys and over mountains.  A master of living on his own tender edge, Pablo has transformed his sensitive nature into a strength that encourages others to take the risk, step out of their comfort zone and into the exploration of new possibilities. Currently based in Bali, Pablo brings the magic of the Island to the Alchemist, and a heart full of love for this work.

He has been with Alchemy of Breath for over three years, sharing the breath, as well as serving as a teacher for their Facilitator Training. Pablo practices a gentle approach to transformation, recognizing the importance and potency of feeling safe and honoring one’s personal journey. “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”.

If you get a chance to breathe with Pablo in water, take it. His talent for holding tender space is extraordinary.


Double Room

  • Double bed, 2 people sharing / price pp

Shared Room

  • Single beds (2-4 people sharing) / price pp

Single Room

  • Limited availability

*Airfare and travel to and from airport not included*


The Alchemist is actually over 8 days, from the 27th April to the 4th May. But the training is a full 7 days and yes you are required to come for the whole period. 

The package includes accommodation options on site. Unless there is a specific reason why you might want to stay offsite we encourage everyone to be together. If you wish to stay offsite please email
There are accommodation options 10 minutes from the site, you would need to be responsible for getting to and from the venue each day. 

​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. Make sure you book early so we can better accommodate your request. We promise to do the absolute best we can!

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

There is 300 days of sun a year.. but at this time of the year there are no guarantees… so be prepared. It gets cool in the evenings so please bring jumpers, and shawls. But average temperature is 21 – 24 degrees celsius. 

We’re sorry but it’s not possible to do that. Check-in is open from 15:00 on the 27th of April and check out is 12:00 on the 4th May. 

Check out is at 12:00 on the 4th May. 

Nearest airports are Malaga which is one hour forty fivem, and Granada an hour away…

The venue offers a great deal on taxi’s to and from the airport. 
Please contact Jacquie via for all taxi requests…

Here are directions from Malaga airport…

On leaving the airport follow signs for Malaga and then signs for SEVILLA, CORDOBA, GRANADA, ALMERIA and MOTRIL (A7). After about 10kms the motorway splits into two motorways, it is important that you now keep to the left on the A7 in the direction of ALMERIA and MOTRIL and that you don’t follow signs for Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada. You are on the Autovia del Meditaraneo driving east along the side of the sea.
Shortly before Motril take direction Granada.. The name changes to Autovia de Sierra Nevada and you are now driving north and inland.
Continue on this motorway until junction “175” (about 20kms from the coast), and turn off in the direction of ORGIVA and Las Alpujarras. The slip road brings you down hill to the large dam and roundabout where you turn right towards ORGIVA. Keep going until you go through a tunnel, then turn left over the River Guadalfeo towards ORGIVA. Continue through ORGIVA town. Bear left at the traffic lights before the church, (signs are for A348 LANJARON & TREVELEZ)
Continue through orgiva past a small bp garage and over a bridge,then 250 metres on your right a turning uphill signposted Pampaneira at a green roundabout, continue up this road until you see a signpost Canar 5km,turn left here and continue up the road until you reach the small yellow 2km sign on your right you have arrived .We are behind the gates with hearts on your left.

We are offering a 50% / 50% split on all Alchemist retreat payments. Please see registration page. 

  1. Prescription 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 Bottle
  6. Notebook and Pens
  7. Swim costumes
  8. Swim towels

There are two swimming pools .. we are off grid completely all power comes from the sun.. all hot water comes from the suns heat, or wood fired burners .. so it is impossible to heat the pools but one is covered and this makes it at least 10 degrees warmer than outside temp. SO BRING YOUR SWIM WEAR!


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.