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Thu, Nov 09



Nature Breath - Retreat with a twist (7 nights)

Scottish retreat with a Norwegian twist! Breath in the fresh air, drink mineral water, be in nature, and then let go to feel comfortable in the uncomfortable cold waters.

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Nature Breath - Retreat with a twist (7 nights)
Nature Breath - Retreat with a twist (7 nights)

Time & Location

Nov 09, 2023, 4:00 PM – Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 PM

Aboyne, Aboyne AB34 5NY, UK

About This Experience

The retreat will be run by facilitator – Allan Brownlie who has vast experience in running retreats, workshops & events.

Here you will discover how to learn from the cold by using the breath to lean into stress and gain superior focus, enhance mental and physical performance, boost your immune system and increase your cold tolerance.

During these 7 days you will learn the techniques which include breathwork, meditation, earthing, cold exposure and visualisation and how to apply them in your everyday life.

•  Guided Breathwork

•  Hike in the Cairngorms National Park

• Stand-alone workout to strengthen the respiratory muscles

• Nature cold water dips

• Chats explaining how to use the breath as a tool in everyday life

• CO2 Tolerance Test

• Deep focus meditation

• Barefoot walking

• Fun forest games

• Minimal clothes hikes

• Morning Check-In

• Evening Gratitude

• Techniques to reconnect with nature

• Guided body scan

• Guided visualization

• Iceman techniques

• Excerises to improve tolerance to CO2

•  Sauna (6 days of sauna)

•  Night cold river dip


Accommodation, all meals, all activities


One Breakfast & One Lunch at the Tarmachan cafe more info

Wood Burner

Harvested Chaga from the Scottish, Cairngorms.

Chaga tea benefits:

Supports the immune system Slows the aging process Lowers cholesterol Lowers blood sugar

The food over the 7 days is based  Scottish & UK seasonal food calendar. The quality Scottish Wild Venison is bought at local butcher from a local estate, and fresh mineral water from natural springs in the area. (I can not accommodate a vegetarian or vegan diet)

Not included:

Flights and transfers

Your experience is our priority

Everyone can participate to their own ability and level of comfort. It is all about fun, new experiences and learning. If you have any health conditions or concerns please contact us beforehand.



Birkelunn is an authentic Norwegian hutte which was constructed in Norway, shipped to Scotland and built in 1938. With a grass roof and set in a quiet birch wood with beautiful views of heather clad hills and down the Dee valley. Traditionally furnished, Birkelunn offers a large cosy sitting room with open fire and many pieces of original furniture.

Price planning is available, contact me for more details.

Please get in touch with any questions or if you need a payment plan. A non-refundable booking deposit of £300 will be needed to secure your place. If you would like to pay by bank transfer (which is preferred) please get in touch with me, this way you won't have to pay the service fee for processing the payment through the website.


  • Master Room Ticket Early Bird

    Private room super king size bed

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  • Private Room Early Bird Ticket

    Super king size bed

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  • Single bed, Early Bird Ticket

    Shared room, with one other. (same sex room)

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