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info@breathless.com.au 42 Townsend Street, Jindabyne, 2627 Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00, Sunday CLOSED
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16 Sep, 2022 (13:30 pm), 19 Sep, 2022 (11:00 am)

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


Our retreat takes place in the beautiful Crackenback Valley, gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Surrounded by snow topped mountains, the landscape is both majestic and peaceful at once, providing the perfect backdrop to get high and go deep.



Conquer more than just a mountain.

From hiking snow covered trails, swimming in frozen rivers or just pausing for a moment to take in the majestic surroundings, let the ephemeral power of the mountains challenge then soothe, inspire then calm.
Fully ground yourself in nature at her purest. Breathe in that crisp fresh air. Go deep in the breathwork sessions. Find your true self on a snowy peak. Take solace in companionship and camaraderie. Soak up the warmth of the sauna, log fire and shared laughter.

Let yourself be guided by the beauty connection, nature and your breath and return home with a fresh perspective, a deeper sense of self and that call to the wild
answered on every level.

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, summit 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.


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 experience for?

This retreat is for all fitness levels and 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, hiking 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.



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Upcoming sessions

16 Sep, 2022 (13:30 pm) - 19 Sep, 2022 (11:00 am)
07 Oct, 2022 (14:00 pm) - 10 Oct, 2022 (11:00 am)
14 Oct, 2022 (14:00 pm) - 17 Oct, 2022 (11:00 am)


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/3 nights in luxury chalet
    Snow hiking equipment
    Experienced alpine guides
    Daily yoga and breathwork sessions
    Delicious, homecooked healthy food
    Sauna and spa facilities
    Comprehensive online training that covers various aspects of breathwork, physical and mindset training to prepare you and your body for the weekend

What’s not included? 

Transport to and from the Crackenback Valley

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.


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.

Our luxury chalet comes complete with roaring log fire, sauna and spa facilities. All rooms are twin share with an en-suite. Let us know if you would prefer to upgrade to a private room.

  • 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)
  •  Camera and GoPro

Comprehensive list with recommendation sent on booking, hire equipment will also be made available.


1056 Alpine Way Crackenback, NSW 2627 Australia


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.


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


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.
We stay at Pender Lea, beautiful Alpine style chalets. They say home is where the heart is and Pender Lea is all heart. The chalets have sauna & spa facilities, open fire places and under floor heating – trust us when we say you’ll be comfortable and cosy!
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!
If you're feeling excited or nervous, you are exactly where you need to be. A mindset of curiosity and courage is all you need.
Snow chains aren’t required for driving to/from Pender Lea. If you’re considering going to the snow before or after Breathless then yes it might be a good idea to hire them.


Upon arriving at Pender Lea, Crackenback Valley, the adventure begins. After a guided breathwork session in the beautiful Yoga Shed (a converted mountain hut), we will take a hike through the Thredbo Valley and break the ice (literally) with our first wild swim in a magical location. Once back at the chalet, settle in by the fireplace and enjoy a sauna before dinner and an evening of sound healing, storytelling and more…

We’ll be up at the crack of dawn to make the most of this action packed day. From advanced breathwork techniques to guided meditation sessions and trail hikes, embrace the mountain air and let yourself go beyond where you thought possible.

Time for an expedition into the heart of the mountains. Our local alpine guides will lead us up one of the highest peaks in minimal clothing for maximum exposure. Expect grit, determination and lots of laughter before we head back home tired but happy.

After our final breathwork session and cold water swim, we will all enjoy a leisurely breakfast together before lots of hugs and goodbyes.


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.

Joana Ruival

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.

Ernest Hoking

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.


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