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Be Inspired By Nature

A 4-day company retreat in the heart of Scotland's Rainforest

Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland

Empowering teams and individuals to optimise performance through awareness, breathwork, and functional movement.

30 March – 2 April 2023

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+44 (0)20 8080 1676

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Small group

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Expert coaches

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Stunning location

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A complete immersive experience

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All inclusive

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For individuals, couples, teams

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For all ages and fitness levels

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Special bonus courses (worth £590)

Gray Caws Founders & Director of Adventures In Movement

Gray Caws – Retreat Coach

Get away from the everyday. Join me Gray Caws and fellow Master Oxygen Advantage® Coach Andrew Ritchie and enjoy a programme of self-care, de-stressing, learning, and creativity.

Practice Qigong, forest bathing, OA® breathwork, and experience exhilarating hot and cold therapy with outdoor sauna and loch dips.

All at our exclusive retreat venue within the beautiful surroundings of Loch Long, Scotland.

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Quality breathwork

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Restorative Qigong

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Hot & cold therapy

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Be in nature

Who Is this Retreat For?

  • Anyone looking to take time out for personal and professional development
  • Companies who want to bring team members together to motivate, and learn new lifeskills
  • Medical doctors, therapists and other health professionals who are looking to gain a deeper understanding in breathwork and functional movement
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Build a stronger, more empowered, and confident self

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Reduce stress and improve mood

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Enhance focus and performance

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Learn new life skills to help think critically and creatively, build relationships, and be healthy and happy

Hiking in the Scottish rainforest

What’s Included

  • Onboarding call prior to the retreat with one of your coaches
  • Transfers to and from Glasgow Central Station (Thurs & Sun)
  • Double or single rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Small group
  • All meals, accommodation, and training sessions
  • Take away a programme of simple exercises to incorporate into your everyday life

+ Special Bonuses

  • Optimised Your Breathing Online Course (worth £295)
  • Exploring HRV Online Course (worth £295)

Your Investment

£1495.00 per person.

We have double and single rooms all with shared bathroom facilities.

Pay £100 deposit per person to secure your spot. And then 3 x monthly payments of £465.

The Venue

Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland

Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland

The grounds of Ardmay House Retreat Centre

Your Coaches

Gray Caws Founders & Director of Adventures In Movement

,Gray Caws

Gray believes that mental and physical health is optimised by efficient breathing, a focused mind, and body awareness.

He is a UK specialist personal trainer, running coach, and breath coach with a master certification in the Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko methods.

Gray trained with internationally-renowned coaches Patrick McKeown (breath), Lee Holden (meditation, tai chi, and Qigong), and Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning).

Gray has the privilege of guiding the breathwork sessions on the ASICS Movement For Mind programme led by prominent mental health researcher, Dr Brendon Stubbs.

The programme launched in 2021, documented the mental wellbeing of a group of nearly 200 volunteers with remarkable results, showing that 70% of participants were more active after completing the programme.

Gray is the founder and director of Adventures In Movement.

Andrew Ritchie, Master Oxygen Advantage Coach

Andrew Ritchie

Andrew is a Master Oxygen Advantage instructor, with a specialised interest in heart rate variability. He’s also the founder of  Performance Breathworks.

Andrew has worked in the outdoor health and wellness industry for 20 years and helped thousands of children and adults become more resilient and achieve their goals through a variety of activities.

Currently he works with, corporates, professional and amateur sport, schools, and individuals as well as organising and leading retreats and adventure holidays.

Our company retreats are a refreshing alternative to the classic corporate offering being an effective and enriching time in nature – a space for learning and exploration to unleash your true potential.

We’ll make sure you leave us feeling focused, refreshed and inspired.

Female practicing breathwork by Loch Long
Following the nature trail by Loch Lomand

Nature is at the heart of this retreat

You’ll experience the energising effect of Scotland’s Atlantic woodland and Celtic temperate rainforest with guided walks, optional trail runs, and forest bathing.

Numerous studies show that spending time in nature can be beneficial to your physical and mental well being.

Gray Caws teaching qigong by the shore of Loch Long

Our specially-designed 4-day programme includes Qigong practice; Oxygen Advantage® breathwork; invigorating hot and cold therapy in our outdoor, wood-smoke saunas, and a dip in the loch; freshly-prepared nourishing meals designed and cooked by our onsite nutrition coach.

Egg salad lunch prepared by our in-house nutritionist
Margaret Ritchie – Nutrition Coach

Margaret Ritchie

Nutrition Coach

After over 20 year of managing a busy kithcen serving home-cooked food to children and adults, Margaret decided to train as a Practical Nutrition Coach with The Nutrition Coach Academy.

With a knowledge of food and diet and practical cooking skills built up over a lifetime, alongside a passion for wellness and nutrition, she wanted to help as many people as possible on their journey to better heath and wellbeing.

Margaret is a mother of two grown-up children and a grandmother to four. Complementing her interest in food, Margaret loves to grow fruit and vegetables in her garden in Arrochar.

Margaret is a member of the Complementary Medical Association.

Your Itinerary

Thursday 30 March – 2 PM

  • Pick up from Glasgow Central Station (optional at midday)
  • Light lunch
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Increasing Awareness
  • Optimal Breathing and the Principles of OA® (the science and experience)
  • Mindful Movement and Breath with Qigong Practice
  • Dinner and discussion

Friday 31 March – 7:30 AM

  • Early morning Qigong
  • Leisurely breakfast and Day 1 recap
  • Nature & The Nervous System (Exploring the Rainforest)
  • Lunch
  • Building Resilience Through Breathwork
  • Wood-smoked outdoor sauna and loch dip
  • Supper and discussion

Saturday 1 April – 7:30 AM

  • Early morning Qigong
  • Leisurely breakfast and Day 2 recap
  • Nature And The Nervous System (Exploring the Rainforest)
  • Lunch
  • Focus & Flow: Balancing Mind & Body
  • Sauna and loch dip
  • Supper and discussion (Biofeedback and HRV)

Sunday 2 April – 7:30 AM to 2 PM

  • Early morning Qigong
  • Leisurely breakfast and Day 3 recap
  • Enhancing Energy: Move With Ease (walk, walk/run, run)
  • Lunch
  • Reflections & New Directions
  • 2 PM close

Beyond The Retreat

  • We offer group support for one month following your retreat
  • Exploring HRV Online Course – Group catch up with either Gray or Andrew every 6 weeks

What Our Clients Say

SThe coaches and the group make for a wonderful experience whether you are on the trail, during Qigong session or enjoying breakfast, there is great synergy with this group.

Pedro Sanjurjo

Co Founder, Scarab Brewing

Gray is a great and passionate teacher with different fields of expertise. He has a broad vision on breathwork and on its practical uses.
Sara Bigatti

Movement and Breath Coach

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