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Men’s Expedition Heart of Winter

30 Sep, 2022 (14:00 pm), 03 Oct, 2022 (11:00 am)

John Donne once wrote “No man is an island”.

Yet why do so many men feel alone?

There’s so much pressure to be a bloke, to be tough, to be strong, to not lose face, to keep a
stiff upper lip and all the other trappings that machismo and perceived masculinity bring.

At the same time, we’re told we need to open up more, to show our vulnerable side, to be
gentler, softer, more understanding. Yet we can’t be seen to be weak or afraid.

So many conflicting messages and zero space to pause, take stock and reconnect to who
we really are at our essence. It’s no wonder men’s mental health is at an all time low.

On our Men’s Retreat, we enable men to take a look at what’s going on for them in a safe
and positive environment. Sitting around all day waiting for pearls of wisdom to fall from the sky is not what we do. Our
retreats are action based. We get up, we get out, we get stuck in, we don’t hold back and we support each other the whole way.

Getting outdoors, taking on the elements together, supporting one another through challenges and setbacks, laughing (a lot), sharing stories, good food and enjoying the pure simplicity of camaraderie.

It isn’t rocket science. But it works.

 

WHY SHOULD I COME ALONG? 

If you’re looking for adventure, a taste of the wild and the chance to go beyond what you thought possible, then join us as to the mountains we go.

Over the weekend, you will experience advanced breathwork sessions, informative workshops, guided meditations, stimulating discussions and of course, cold water immersion. Your local alpine guides will be on hand to help guide you through and gain a unique insight into the beauty that is the Snowy Mountains. Swim in pristine glacial rivers, climb to the summit of one of Australia’s highest peaks in minimal clothing and reach your
highest potential during this unique weekend adventure.

We will be there to guide and support you every step of the way. To help you make this your own journey. To allow you the space and provide you with the tools to tap into your inner superhuman.

No matter what your fitness level is, no matter what you’re looking to get out of this time away, you will leave armed with the knowledge and daily practices to enhance your mental, emotional and physical wellness and embrace your true full potential.

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Upcoming sessions

30 Sep, 2022 (14:00 pm) - 03 Oct, 2022 (11:00 am)

ABOUT

The retreat is all inclusive.

All you need to do is buy a ticket and get yourself to the mountains.

We’ll take care of everything else.

  • 4 days and 3 nights of retreat content and practises
  • Luxury chalet accommodation with Sauna & Spa facilities
  • All meals within the retreat itinerary
  • Snow hiking equipment & Alpine guides
  • Comprehensive online training course that covers various aspects of breath work, physical and mindset training to prepare you and your body for the weekend.

You will need to make your own way to the chalet, which is roughly 6 hours drive from Sydney.

Please let us know if you’d like to lift share or offer a ride.

FOOD

All delicious, healthy meals and snacks are provided throughout your stay. Most dietary requirements can be catered for and upon booking, you’ll be sent a form to let us know of any requirements you may have.

ACCOMODATION

Our chalet comes complete with roaring log fire, sauna and spa. All rooms are twin share with an en-suite.

A more comprehensive list will be sent out on booking.

LOCATION

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

Our Change and Cancellation Fees

Subject to your refund and remedy rights under the Australian Consumer Law, the following change and cancellation fees apply to our standard rate packages and bookings (including online bookings and bookings made over the phone, via chat by email or in-person). Please refer back to your confirmation received at the time of booking as special packages and rates will be marked as non-refundable in which the below does not apply unless affected by COVID-19.

  • Date changes or booking cancellations to confirmed bookings made between 30 days and 15 days prior to arrival will incur a 50% amendment/cancellation fee.
  • Date changes or booking cancellations to confirmed bookings within 14 days of arrival will incur a 100% amendment/cancellation fee.

COVID-19 Affected Bookings

Should a government mandated intrastate or interstate travel restriction, or lockdown be enforced that prevents you from travelling on your booked date, we will move your booking to a future date within 12 months at the same retreat, with no penalty. If you do not have a future date in mind, we will hold the amount paid as credit to be used at the same retreat within 12 months. If you wish to cancel your booking, a full cancellation fee will apply. It is the traveller’s responsible to ensure they are eligible to travel.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover your travel arrangements. Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance.

Health

You must ensure that you are aware of any health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to your travel

FAQs

Breathless Expeditions is an adventure! It’s also an opportunity to learn breathwork or delve deeper into your existing knowledge of breath. Step away from a busy and demanding life, immerse yourself in nature whilst still having all the comforts of home. Feel invigorated, inspired and energized by the beauty of the Snowy Mountains.
Learn about breath whilst also igniting your sense of adventure. Swim in pristine glacial rivers, summit one of Australia’s highest peaks in minimal clothing and reach your highest potential during this unique weekend away. We will be there to guide and support you every step of the way, to help you make this your own journey.
Approx 2.5 hours south of Canberra, near the town of Jindabyne, is an area known as Crackenback. From here we explore the Snowy Mountains.
You don’t need a high level of fitness to participate in Breathless Expeditions. A reasonable amount of mobility and fitness is ideal as some aspects of the trip include walking uphill, crossing creeks, or walking on snow. However, be rest assured we move as a team – no one is left behind.
Absolutely, let us know what you need!

ITINERARY

GUIDE

Ernest Hokin

Ernie brings over twenty years of combined experience as an adventure guide, climbing instructor, alpine guide and defence professional. Specializing in risk management and adventure consolation, when he is not climbing the mountains in his Tasmanian homeland he helps Breathless expeditions reach new heights.

Johannes Egberts

Johannes Egberts is an alpine guide, instructor, yoga teacher, master free diver and breathwork obsessive.

After experiencing first hand the transformative power of breath in his own life, Johannes spent years studying, training and researching into all kinds of breathwork methods and
techniques under the guidance of world leading experts such as Wim Hof, Patrick McKeown and Laird Hamilton before setting up Breathless in 2019.

Always teaching, always creating, always learning, Johannes has guided thousands of people in his workshops, retreats and expeditions including the NRL NZ Warriors, David Goggins, Ludovico Einaudi to mention but a few.

Johannes is a fully certified Alpine Guide, trained in Wilderness First Aid, Altitude First Aid and Avalanche Rescue.

Tyson Mur

Tyson is a Paramedic, specializing in remote medicine and security. After having served in high performance units in the military for over a decade, he devoted himself to working in medicine. Tyson has completed the Kokoda track over a dozen times and has many stories to share as well as hugs to give.

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