Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training Retreat

Transformative Breath Training

About the Retreat

Experience a life-changing retreat in the beautiful landscapes of Spain. Our Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training Retreat is designed to deepen your understanding of breathwork and its application in enhancing physical performance, mental clarity, and overall well-being.

Dates: 24-29 September
Location: Retreat Can Jan, Ossinyà 17850 Sant Ferriol, Catalonia, Spain

Get the Oxygen Advantage

from £2995.00 per person

Single and shared twin room available with en-suite bathroom.

3-month payment plan available.

Build a successful business and share your passion as a certified Oxygen Advantage Coach

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Incorporate breath training into your existing business to achieve quicker and more impactful results for your clients

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Deliver 121 and group coaching in person and online

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Create online courses and classes

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Gain professional advancement and recognition

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Expand your career opportunities

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Access a global community of professional and peers

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Make a real impact on people's lives

Find out more with a personalised Strategy Call!

Explore your learning options with Gray Caws – no sales pressure, just guidance

Considering this course? Spend 30 minutes with Gray to find the right fit for you. This isn’t a sales pitch — it’s your opportunity to:

  • Receive tailored advice: Straight from Gray, focused solely on what’s best for you.
  • Gain Insight into the training: Understand the content and how it can help you meet your goals.
  • Get real answers: Ask anything in a no-pressure environment to make the right choice.
  • Clarify your path forward: Leave with a clear plan, not a sales pitch.

Curious about your possibilities? Book your free Strategy Call below today — discover your path forward.


AIM corporate coaching

Join a community of forward-thinking professionals

Join us on this unique training programme and start your journey to certification as an Advanced Oxygen Advantage Instructor. Our exclusive 6-day retreat in Catalonia, Spain is a unique opportunity to advance your career with a programme that sets you apart.

Immerse yourself in a holistic wellness culture with Oxygen Advantage training, complemented by Qigong, sauna sessions, and pool relaxation. Enjoy trail walks and runs, excellent comfortable rooms, and delicious, nutritious food.

Experience Conscious Connected Breathing with our expert facilitator Richard Blake.

The retreat is just the beginning. You’ll also gain access to extensive online training materials and live online classes with Patrick McKeown, ensuring your continued growth and success.

This retreat is idea for

  • Health and fitness professionals
  • Athletes and coaches
  • Wellness practitioners
  • Anyone interested in learning advanced breathwork techniques

Prerequisites to joining the retreat

You don’t need any qualifications to start the certification. There are no prerequisites to join the course, everyone is welcome.

 

The certification process

When you are confident with the course material you have learned you need to:

  • Pass an online exam.
  • Complete three case studies on practise clients through three weeks of coaching (online via zoom or in person).

There is no time limit on the exam or case studies. You can progress at your own pace through the learning material.

What our participants say

[I really liked] combining the practical with the theory. The walk on day 3 was excellent, and then combining that with the indoor walking and the practice was a good finish to the course. I thought Gray was very knowledgeable and welcoming, very relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. (November 2023)

Sammi - Company Director

Sammi

Company Director, Fiit

Gray is a great and passionate teacher with different fields of expertise. He has a broad vision on breathwork and on its practical uses. [I particularly enjoyed] the group connection and the playfulness.

Sara Bigatti – Movement and Breath Coach

Sarah Bigatti

Movement & Breath Coach

… an enjoyable weekend of education – the small group, personal attention … layering of course content. The whole group interacted and the sessions were on the move.

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Paul Collins Fitness

The venue

Can Jan B&B Catalonia, Spain
Can Jan Double Room
The grounds of Ardmay House Retreat Centre
Can Jan Food

Our training venue is the serene oasis of Can Jan, a charming Catalan masía nestled in the picturesque hills of Garrotxa National Park.

Situated in the quaint municipality of Sant Ferriol, just a short 4 km drive from the historic medieval town of Besalú, Can Jan offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This beautifully renovated masía has carefully preserved its unique characteristics, blending traditional charm with modern comforts to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Can Jan boasts 10 elegantly appointed bedrooms, each offering the luxury of a private bathroom. These stylish and comfortable rooms provide the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation during your stay. The dedication to your comfort is evident in every detail, ensuring a peaceful and restorative visit.

Culinary delights await you at Can Jan, where meals are an experience in themselves. Renowned for its healthy and flavorsome cuisine, the B&B places a strong emphasis on using minimal refined sugars. Most ingredients are sourced from the property’s own vegetable garden or local producers, guaranteeing freshness and quality. The highlight of your culinary journey will be Can Jan’s famous breakfast, a feast for both the eyes and the palate, setting you up perfectly for the day ahead.

Your stay at Can Jan includes unrestricted access to all facilities, ensuring a stay filled with relaxation and enjoyment. Unwind in the warmth of the sauna, where the fine, intense heat offers a soothing escape, boosting your inner vitality and resistance. For those seeking refreshment, the outdoor pool, measuring 15m by 10m, beckons. Immerse yourself in crystal clear, bacteria-free water, meticulously maintained with daily pH checks. Afterwards, lounge by the pool with a chilled drink from the honesty bar housed in the pool house, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of a lush, green environment.

At Can Jan, every aspect of your stay is thoughtfully designed to provide an idyllic balance of relaxation, health, and luxury, making it the perfect setting for the Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training. Come and discover the peaceful allure of Can Jan, where every moment is an invitation to unwind and rejuvenate in the heart of Catalonia’s natural beauty.

Learn how you can help people

Embark on a transformative training with a 6-day retreat in the serene forest landscapes of Spain’s Costa Brava.

This immersive experience is led by Master Oxygen Advantage coaches Gray Caws, Andrew Ritchie, and Elaine Jackson. Plus, enrich your learning experience with live online sessions directly from the creator of Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown.

Here are the key features of the programme:

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In-depth curriculum

Dive into the comprehensive Oxygen Advantage programme covering a spectrum of breathwork, from fundamentals to advanced techniques.

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Science-based approach

Our training is grounded in the latest research and developments in respiratory physiology and health.

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Hands-on experience

Learn by doing. Our programme emphasises practical skill development ensuring readiness to coach others effectively upon completion.

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Hybrid learning

Enjoy the flexibility of our blended training format, combining an immersive in-person retreat with rich online materials.

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Global community

Join a network of Oxygen Advantage coaches worldwide, fostering opportunities for collaboration and ongoing learning.

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Certification

Become a certified Oxygen Advantage Coach upon successful programme completion, gaining recognition as a skilled breathwork professional.

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Continued professional development

Take advantage of our continued education and professional development opportunities in breathwork coaching.

Learn how you can help people

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A 5-day retreat experience

You’ll have exclusive use of the Retreat Can Jan nestled in the rolling hills of Garrotxa National Park, Catalonia, Spain

  • Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training modules
  • Morning qigong
  • Forest walks and trail runs (running is optional)
  • Conscious Connected sessions
  • Sauna and swimming pool
  • Delicious local freshly cooked meals
  • Choose from single or shared twin rooms all with private bathroom facilities
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Live online classes with Patrick McKeown

14 hours of live, interactive online classes with the creator of the Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown. All classes are recorded and available online for lifetime access.

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300+ hours of study materials

Online prerecorded video tutorials, Instructor Training Manual and specialist Zoom workshops with worldwide Master Instructors on a range of topics.

Plus exclusive bonuses:

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Exploring HRV (worth £295)

Unlimited access to a globally-unique module delivered by Master OA Coaches Andrew Ritchie and Gray Caws. Get a practical understanding of Heart Rate Variability. Learn how to monitor and measure HRV and get exercises to help regulate the nervous system.

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Run With Ease (worth £295)

The Run With Ease Course offers a foundational framework and skill set to develop good habits that have an effect on mood, motivation, energy levels, and our ability to enjoy running (and walking) no matter what age or fitness level.

Your investment

£2,995.00 per person (Sharing twin room)
£3,495.00 per person (Own room)

3-month payment plans available

All rooms with en-suite facilities.

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Oxygen Advantage Instructor Training: Costa Brava 24-29 September

Become a coach in the revolutionary Oxygen Advantage method

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Your Coaches

Gray Caws Founders & Director of Adventures In Movement

Gray Caws

Gray is a firm believer that optimal mental and physical health can be achieved through efficient breathing, a focused mind, and body awareness. As a specialist personal trainer, running coach, and breath coach from the UK, Gray is a master in the Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko methods.

With training from globally-renowned coaches like Patrick McKeown (breath), Lee Holden (meditation, tai chi, and qigong), and Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning), Gray has honed his craft and is an expert in his field.

He has had the privilege of guiding breathwork sessions on the ASICS Movement For Mind programme, working closely with prominent mental health researcher, Dr. Brendon Stubbs. Launched in 2021, this programme documented the mental well-being of almost 200 volunteers, with remarkable results. In fact, 70% of participants became more active after completing the program, a testament to Gray’s expertise and guidance.

As the founder and director of Adventures in Movement, Gray is dedicated to helping individuals optimise their physical and mental health through breathwork, movement, and mindfulness.

Elaine Jackson Running Coach

Elaine Jackson

Elaine is thrilled to be coaching on the Costa Brava alongside Gray.

With a background in dance teaching, Elaine initially took up running to enhance her fitness but quickly discovered it offered much more. Running brought her a sense of freedom and space, a refreshing escape after a day at school.

Over the years, Elaine has participated in various events, ranging from 5k races to the London Marathon in 2016. She became a qualified running coach in 2017, driven by her passion for helping others progress, achieve their goals, and most importantly, enjoy the journey.

Elaine’s journey with Gray began in 2018 when she joined as a client on the Costa Brava. The experience left such a lasting impression that she continues to share it with everyone she meets. In 2021, she was overjoyed when Gray invited her to join the adventure as a coach, creating unforgettable memories with the scenery, people, camaraderie, and fun.

Now, as an Oxygen Advantage coach, Elaine is looking forward to experiencing this magical adventure once again and hopes you’ll join her.

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 and an AIM Run With Ease coach.

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

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

“I’m passionate about breathwork and the great outdoors. You’ll realise why when you see the amazing environment that I have the opportunity to work in.”

Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown

Online

Patrick McKeown BA, MA, is considered to be one of the foremost teachers of functional breathing. He has authored eight books, is published in 14 languages and has taught breathing for mind, body and sports since 2002.

He has worked with more than 7,000 clients from children to the elderly, from the most unwell to elite athletes.

He has channelled a wealth of experience, expertise and passion into the delivery of this simple, easy to follow training, in order to share his approach with others, so that many more people can enjoy better health, performance and quality of life.

Richard Blake – Conscious Connected Breath Facilitator

Richard Blake

Conscious Connected Breathwork Facilitator

Richard is a PhD Candidate currently running the largest ever randomised controlled trial on Conscious Connected Breathing. He has been involved in the wellness industry for nearly 20 years, starting out as a fitness model for Men’s Health Magazine; he then transitioned to study nutrition and exercise while owning a CrossFit gym in Southern California.

For the last few years, he has been studying psychotherapy with a particular interest in non-ordinary states of consciousness as tools for healing mental illnesses. His studies have included apprenticing with the Shipibo Tribe in Peru while studying ayahuasca, Clarity Breathwork in Costa Rica, Reiki in Cambodia, and meditation in India.

Richard is also an avid ‘bio-hacker’ and combines his knowledge of counselling, breathwork, nutrition, and fitness to improve people’s health and fitness in a holistic way.

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