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Transformative Retreats & Adventure Holidays

Escape the everyday, immerse yourself in nature, and enjoy a truly life-changing experience

By joining an AIM Retreat, delivered by skilled coaches at the forefront of health and fitness, you’ll enjoy a unique experience as you build a stronger, more empowered, and confident self.

Gray Caws Founders & Director of Adventures In Movement

Gray Caws – Retreat Director and Coach

Get away from the everyday. Join me Gray Caws working alongside some of best coaches in the world for a unique, transformative retreat.

It’s time for self-care, de-stressing, personal challenge, but most of all just having so good plain fun!

At the heart of all our retreats are quality OA® breathwork, Qigong practice, movement, and nature. Whether you are running the forest and coastal trails of the Costa Brava, or exploring the temparate rainforests of the west of Scotland and northern Portugal. we guarantee you a small-group of like minded folk to share the experience with.

+44 (0)20 8080 1676

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

Who are our retreats for?

  • Anyone looking to take time out for personal and/or professional development
  • Companies that 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

Be Inspired by Nature

30 March to 2 April 2023

£1495 pp

Discover the energising and healing effects of qigong, forest bathing, breathwork, hiking, easeful running, and hot and cold therapy. An exclusive company retreat in the heart of the Scottish Alps – one of Europe’s stunning temperate rain forests on the shores of Loch Long.

Female practicing breathwork by Loch Long
The 2021 Costa Brava group on day one of the adventure

Qigong & Trails: A Costa Brava Marathon Adventure

11-15 April or 11-15 October

From £1497 pp

“A truly amazing adventure holiday!” – Cat Townsend

Explore the stunning forest and coastal trails of one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Enjoy qigong practice, daily trail runs, and expert coaching in breathing and trail running.

​Mindful Movement for Self Regulation

17-23 June

In association with Dr. Larry Cammarata, Linda Cammarata, RYT of Mindfulness Travels
Guest teacher Gray Caws

Share with people who are cultivating acceptance, compassion, peace, and joy. Practice skills of mindfulness and gentle mindful movement to support your personal and professional development.

Carries Continued Education Hours (American Psychological Association) for licensed mental health professionals, physicians, and nurses.  

Booking through Mindfulness Travels.

Dr Larry Cammarata practising tai chi at Pont de Lima, Portugal
Andrew Ritchie – Master Oxygen Advantage Coach

Advanced Oxygen Advantage® Instructor Training

14-17 September

A Teacher Training Certification
£1995

Share your passion and build a business helping people optimise their health through breath training.

The programme includes a 4-day fully-immersed retreat style training on the shores of Scotland’s Loch Long with two experienced Master Oxygen Advantage coaches. Plus an extensive online training portal including live classes with internationally-renownded breathing expert Patrick McKeown.

AIM Retreats

We believe one of the best ways to empower, nurture and nourish your mind, body and soul is to take time out from the everyday hustle and bustle and escape to nature.

All our retreats have the common themes of experiential learning, rejuvenation and nourishment. We’ll create a safe space for mental, physical and spiritual development, allowing you time to slow down, reflect, and have fun.

At the heart of every retreat are movement practice, breathwork, and nature – whether you’re running the stunning coastal trails of the Costa Brava, hiking in the Scottish mountains, or learning a new skill on one of our teacher training retreats.

Your Coaches

Gray Caws Founders & Director of Adventures In Movement

Gray Caws

Leading AIM Retreats

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

Coaching on our Scotland Retreat and some Oxygen Advantage Trainings

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 1000s 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.

Elaine Jackson Running Coach

Elaine Jackson

Running Coach Costa Brava

With a background in dance teaching, Elaine started running to enhance her fitness but very quickly realised it was more than that.

She found a sense of freedom and space, which was always welcome at the end of a day in school! Over the years She’s taken part in various events from 5k to the London marathon in 2016, and subsequently qualified as a running coach in 2017.

Elaine’s passion lies in helping others to progress, to achieve their own goals but more importantly, enjoy the journey along the way.

She first joined Gray on the Costa Brava Adventure in 2018 and is still telling everyone about it now!

Our Associates

Linda & Larry Cammarata of Mindfulness Travels

Linda & Larry Cammarata

Mindfulness Travels

Check out our up-coming retreat with Linda and Larry in Portugal

Linda Cammarata, RYT, RN (retired) is a Registered Yoga Teacher and retired Registered Nurse who specializes in applying mind-body practices of self-regulation to stress, mood, and sleep health. She is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Travels and Natural Sleep Recovery. Linda has designed and presented wellness programs at world renowned spas in the US and internationally. She integrates mindfulness, gentle yoga, qigong, and contemporary science into her teachings. Her professional experience spans over 30 years in tradtional and complementary healthcare and wellness settings.

Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education, including the science and practice of mindful movement. He is the Director of Education of Mindfulness Travels. Larry is also an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. He was designated as an “Author-Expert” by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mind-body health, fitness, and wellness. His mindful movement work was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.

Pablo & Cristina of Run The World Adventures

Pablo & Cristina Rodriguez

Run The World Adventures

Pablo and Cristina are the founders and managers of Run The World Adventures.

They live in Girona with their four young boys.

After working for some years in their formal jobs, Pablo as a IT specialist and Cristina in a travel agency, they finally decided to quit and make their passion their way of living.

Since Pablo Pablo was an ex professional triathlete and Cristina always dedicated to the tourist world, they set up their running holiday experience in the Costa Brava in 2012. 

Cristina deals with the organisation of the whole experience whilst Pablo designs the routes, is lead trail guide, and teaching trail running best practice.

What Our Clients Say

The 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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