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Wed, 04 Sept



Reset & Recalibrate Day Retreat

Breath work, Cold Water Therapy, Yoga, Gong Sound Baths.... Lead by Kevin O'Neill and Madeline Diaz Meiners

Reset & Recalibrate Day Retreat
Reset & Recalibrate Day Retreat

Time & Location

04 Sept 2024, 09:30 – 18:30

Coniston, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AA, UK


About the event

R & R Retreat's - Reset & Recalibrate

Looking for inner peace and happiness amidst the chaos of everyday life? We welcome you to join us for our 'Reset & Recalibrate' day retreat.....

One of the keys to living a life of calm and purpose is the art of letting go. If you’d like a more peaceful life, it’s powerful to look at what disturbs that peace, and practice letting go of whatever you’re holding onto that’s causing you anxiety and frustration. If you’d like a life of purposeful focus, it’s powerful to examine what is standing in the way of that … and let go of whatever is blocking you.

Letting go can seem quite simple, but it isn’t necessarily easy. We have attachments that we cling to quite tightly and letting go of them is often something we don’t want to do. When we habitually neglect our bodies and ignore our emotions, we have to re-dedicate ourselves to mind body self-care, and indulge in healing habits that will bring in the feeling of well-being.

Our 'Reset & Recalibrate' day retreats create the perfect catalyst for just this, through in-depth theory lead practices that aim to gently stress the body, mind and emotions, we allow unresolved emotional energy to surface. As emotional creatures, we were born to express emotions freely and openly. Somewhere along the way, however, many of us learned to repress emotions, especially those deemed “negative,” in order to fit in, earn love, and be accepted.

Unresolved emotions get trapped inside the body, where they build and fester, draining our energy, leading to burnout, emotional imbalance, and eventually disease. When we chronically repress emotions, we create toxicity in our body, mind, and heart. This unprocessed emotional energy is stored in our organs, muscles, and tissues. It leads to inflammation and chronic health problems, and it undermines our overall well-being. We must feel it to heal it—we have to fully experience the emotion in order to process and integrate it into our experience. Equilibrium and homeostasis are achieved by allowing the energy of emotion through and out the body so we can let it go.

Through the lens of authentic traditional practices of Yoga, Buteyko Breathwork, Cold Water Therapy and the heal vibrations sound, we will guide you through the process of letting go, realigning you back with your true authentic self. By resetting you back to a more relaxed and open state and providing you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of how these practices work, we with help you to understand and manage your behaviour and your reactions to feelings and things happening around you, helping you to break free from old patterns, leaving you feeling truly liberated, empowered and enabling you to thrive in all areas of your life.

Our 'Reset & Recalibrate' Retreats are hosted by Kevin O'Neill and Madeline Diaz Meiners, experts in their respective fields, using a combined 30 years’ experience and the latest hot and cold environments using Saunas and Ice Cold Tanks, overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Coniston.

Food is our passion and our dining experiences will nourish on all levels. Our ethos is to provide healthy, nutrient-rich, plant-based meals to fuel and energize the body. With our onsite therapists at hand, you're able to find that much deserved time to add an extra layer of indulgence to your weekend retreat experience.

Buteyko Breath Workshops lead by Kevin O'Neill

Buteyko Breathing Exercises are a compilation of exercises that have been designed in order to improve an individual’s health.

By practicing breathing exercises from the Buteyko Method you can experience more open airways and improved blood circulation in a matter of minutes. This alone is enough to demonstrate the relationship between your everyday breathing and state of health.

There is a common belief that the more air we breathe, the healthier we are. Few people realize that in order to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery to the tissues, breathing should be slowed down so that less air enters the body. You know that you are taking less air into the lungs than normal when you experience a tolerable feeling of air hunger. Within a few minutes of continued slowing of the breath to experience air hunger, body temperature increases to indicate an improvement to blood circulation. At the same time, there is an increase to watery saliva in the mouth – traditionally observed in Yoga as activation of the body’s relaxation response.

In 1957 Ukrainian Dr. Konstantin Buteyko observed that unhealthy people have noticeable breathing during rest. Their breathing is often through the mouth, using the upper chest with a respiratory rate and volume greater than normal.

On the other hand, healthy people have regular, effortless and quiet breathing during rest. Their breathing is through the nose, driven by the diaphragm and with a normal respiratory rate and volume.

Over the span of four decades, Dr. Buteyko developed a program designed to normalize breathing volume. Using slow breathing and breath holds following an exhalation, the objective is to take less air into the lungs. With regular practice over a few weeks, breathing is brought towards normal with resultant improvements to a number of common complaints such as asthma, rhinitis, anxiety, panic attacks, and sleep disorders.

Central to the method is a measurement called the Control Pause. This involves timing how long you can comfortably hold your breath following an exhalation.  Having a control pause of less than 25 seconds is poor and 25 seconds to 35 seconds means there is room for improvement. The goal is to reach a comfortable breath hold time of 40 seconds. The average control pause of students attending our clinics is around 15 seconds. Students attend to help improve their asthma, anxiety and sleep problems. With each 5 second improvement to their control pause, breathing becomes lighter and the student feels better.

Kevin O'Neill is a fully qualified Buteyko instructor and trained with Patrick Mckeown and his team at the Buteyko Clinic in Ireland. He has used the Buteyko Method to improve my own respiratory health and the health of thousands of others since being introduced to the power of this knowledge. Kevin has natural talented ability of sharing his knowledge in an easy to understand format, leaving his students feeling not only inspired, but safe to drop deep into the teachings, gain the maximum effects from his teachings.

Open Water Therapy lead by Kevin O'Neill

Submerging yourself in cold water in anything below 10 degrees produces a pleasant mixture of burning and tingling sensations predominantly in your hands, feet and upper arms, however the longer you stay in the water the greater likelihood the same sensations will travel to the rest of your body.  It's these tingling burning sensations that feeds the euphoric feelings you experience when you coming back out onto dry land, inducing a sense of calm which can last for days afterwards. Being outdoors and connecting with nature has a proven, positive impact on mental wellbeing.  Immersing the body in cold water boosts dopamine levels and increases the release of endorphins. Combine an intense dopamine hit with all the benefits of ecotherapy, and it's easy to see why so many of us are becoming addicted to open water.

Our bodies are biologically designed to respond to touch through receptors in our skin. When we get into cold water our skin stings, a map of nerve receptors called ‘CT afferents’ which are mainly found in the composition of hairy skin that covers most of our body responds to the stimulation of water that moves across our skin and the temperature of the environment by firing messages to our brains. These messgaes are sent out through the parasympathetic nervous system that put your organs into 'rest and digest' mode, lowering heart rate, reducing inflammation and boosting circulation. But also, at the same time, the chemicals, serotonin, and noradrenaline are released, and it's believed that these turn on the pain-inhibiting pathways in the brain.

Open Water Therapy super effective mindfulness parctice to bring ourselves into the present moment, especially when suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health conditions. The feeling of cold water, combined with being outside in nature, helps us to experience a connection between body and mind, bringing us into the present moment. Overcoming the resistance to entering cold water can help us to build mental resilience. Over time this helps us to become more confident and boost self esteem.

‘I swim, therefore I am’ seems to be the life affirming personal campaign of every body and every mind that has crossed the line from land to water since it's rise in popularity since the pandemic.

Safety first.... If you embark on any new physical activity, we recommend you first check with your GP to make sure it is safe. Before starting off in the open water, it is crucial to undertake a risk assessment which will be provided by Breatholution.

“I experienced a sense of euphoria that no alcohol or drug has ever given me, followed by a sense of calm and serenity that I have been seeking for the past ten years.”

~ Helen

"Anyone who has been practicing this technique or totally new, I implore you to try Breaheolution. The experience will help you unlock capability you never knew you had."

~ Lance

Yoga lead by Madeline Diaz Meiners

Yin Yoga & Sound Healing - Crystal Bowls and Gong Soundbaths

Yin works on the subconscious mind, unravelling the stuff we never truly dealt with at the opportune moment when it was held in the conscious mind. As a modern society of suppressants and consumers, we have become masterful at avoiding any kind of emotional discomfort. Over time, all our residual traumas become so deeply ingrained into the subtle fascia layers of our bodies, that they form part of the pysche, lurking deep within, waiting to be later triggered over and over again.

When you practice Yin yoga, you are creating nuturing space within the body and mind, to be present and to experience all of your emotions in full without the feeling of overwhelment. Learning the art of softening, of letting go, and allowing your emotions be present encourages the body to heal and release. Suppressing our feelings day by day becomes exhausting on the mind. Yin yoga creates an internal environment which encourages the mind and body to let go of emotions that aren't serving us well, and become aware of the things that need more of our attention. This helps work through mental blockages and find more peace, as the practice heals us deeply on a cellular level.

The most amazing thing about Yin is it's accessibilty to all levels. You don't even need to know what a downward dog pose is, or even tried yoga before, to be able to connect to Yin.... all you need is an open mind and the desire to heal. It's a meditation practice in itself and amazing for those who have never felt capable of entering into a meditation, as you are effectively meditating on sensations within your body - and this is where the magic happens.

The practice of Yin yoga alongside the breathework and open water therapy is a true match made in heaven. They promote healing on very similar levels where the body and mind are trained to resist less and be comfortable in feeling more.


Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. We systematically train our mind and attune our body to hold higher frequencies of energy associated with Kundalini and consciousness, releasing blockages to the reservoirs of untapped energy within us, balancing the subtle sytems of nadis (energy channels) and realigning the chakras. When energy moves freely through the chakras, it stimulates the mental, physical, and spiritual health of the being. There is a clarity that arises that combines perception, thought, and intuition. Kundalini Yoga is known to assist change and self-limiting habit, bringing equilibrium to the glandular system and revitalising the nervous systems.


Moving through mindful and fluid flows to awaken the increase the flow of energy within the body whilst. Breathwork will be woven throughout the class, enhancing your experience and increasing your mind body awareness. The continuous movement between postures will allow you to feel totally energised, while the focus on breath acts as a meditation, inducing an internal sense of calm.


Sound Healing is an excellent therapy for removing emotionally imbalances throughout the body, whether they be in energetic form or in physical manifested symptoms of pain.


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