With mountain summit climbs, glacial river swims, snowshoeing frozen trails and transformative breathwork sessions, challenge yourself and embrace the heart of winter in the beautiful Victorian Alps.
A mountain retreat that goes beyond
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. Hike snow covered trails, take in the awe inspiring views, swim in ice cold lakes and learn how to be with your breath, yourself and each other in nature.
Out in this beautiful frozen landscape, go beyond your comfort zone and find community, camaraderie and serenity along the way.
Let yourself be guided through the breathwork sessions, along the mountain trails, into the crystal clear waters and closer to who you really are, knowing you will return home with a fresh perspective, a deeper sense of self and that call to the wild answered on every level.
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.
WHAT IS BREATHLESS?
Breathless is the space between science and the unknown, between the head and the heart, between learning and feeling, the space between doing and being,
between who you are and who you are becoming.
Combining ancient breathwork techniques with revolutionary neuroscience and studies into human potential, we believe that by learning to become aware of our
breath and how it impacts on us, we can influence our health, our mental state, the way we feel, the way we move and ultimately, the way we live.
As Australia’s No. 1 leading breathwork educational program, we are all about getting out into nature and into our souls. Get high, go deep and let your breath set you free.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This retreat is for those who wish to push themselves and take on the challenge of the wild. A reasonable fitness level is required but no previous experience of cold water exposure or breathwork is necessary. This retreat has been designed for those who are:
● interested in testing their personal limits through cold exposure, challenging climbs, endurance hikes and cold water immersion
● looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and their connection to breathing patterns, emotions and the natural world.
● looking to unlock energy, break free from fight or flight responses, lower anxiety levels and eradicate repressed or held emotions.
● keen witness the beauty of this stunning setting in a unique and expansive way while exploring personal limits in a safe, held environment.
All meals within the retreat itinerary
Warm clothing, suitable for an alpine environment
● Sturdy footwear, woolly hat, gloves and thick hiking socks
● Swim wear for cold water swimming (and a welcome sauna in the evening)
A more comprehensive list with recommendation on what to bring will be sent out on booking. Hire equipment will also be available including boots, jackets and any other essentials.
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.
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.
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.
Johannes Egberts is a certified Alpine Guide, Freedive Instructor, yoga teacher and breathwork
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.
Joana has been studying music, meditation, yoga, breath work, shamanic journeying and healing techniques for 20 years. She will provide live music for connecting, journeying and healing.
Joana has facilitated and guided more then 10 expeditions with Breathless and brings the heart to every moment.
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.
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.
7 Days of breathwork, contrast exposure training, meditations, and other active recovery principles specifically designed to support you to ascend to the next level