The Big Breath Retreat

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Autumn Retreat Normandy France

3rd to 6th November 2017

The Big Breath Retreat

Retreat Hosts: Tim Dingle, Elif Clarke & Sarah Jons

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The Big Breath Retreat (for everyone)

We create intimate enriching and enlightening retreats that turn a few days into a transformative experience for men and women seeking a more meaningful connection to themselves and others.

If you’re running round in circles, if you’re feeling burned out, if you want more out of life and just haven’t been performing at your best … then this is an opportunity to escape and restore balance and harmony.

This inspiring retreat is designed to take you away from all distractions so you can focus on building your physical, mental and emotional health and return home feeling refreshed and empowered.

Escape with Elif, Sarah, & Tim with years of experience in yoga, coaching, business, physiology, health, wellness and Transformational Breath ®.

We have reserved exclusive use of The Mill Retreat Centre and only a maximum of 16 participants can attend. The venue is simply stunning and we’re delighted to return there again this Autumn.

So why don’t you book yourself a limited space on our Autumn Big Breath Retreat and enjoy an extended weekend energising days in an enchanting rural hideaway in the French Normandy countryside? Anything less just wouldn’t be the reward you deserve.

A brief insight

Experience daily Transformational Breath sessions alongside inspirational coaching on this relaxing retreat.  Begin with Yoga inspired exercises, enjoy time in nature, and finish with warming log fires. There is also a full moon on the Saturday night which we will celebrate in a memorable way. Re balance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Unearth and access your own resources to integrate the stresses of your busy life and leave on the Monday morning feeling transformed from the ‘inside out’.

The benefits of Transformational Breath

The benefits of daily Transformational Breath sessions on retreat will stay with you permanently when you return home.

By opening up energy pathways, your mind empties and the power of  breath to deepen self-healing becomes fully available to you.

Being in nature away from home, gives you a chance to pause and look at your life from a different perspective.  You can nurture yourself and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.

You will be able to let go, and get in touch with your true ‘authentic self’. Breathing fresh air into your body, breathes fresh air into your mind, allowing you to clear away clutter and integrate stress.

This will leave you feeling super relaxed,  re-energised, and resilient in the face of any challenges.

The Mill Retreat Centre

We know that nature is one of the best healing and teaching environments that exists.

So you will be staying in a renovated mill, hidden in the beautiful French Normandy countryside on a 30-acre estate, with its own spectacular lake, and enchanting woodlands. The workspace on the top floor is one of our favourite spaces to breathe in.

Breathing in this natural bio-diverse environment will promote health whilst providing the perfect sanctuary.

We believe this is the perfect place for you to “retreat to” for four days. Our previous guests from November provided rave reviews and have asked us to re book it this year.

If you haven’t yet discovered the remarkable, powerful and life-changing world of your own breath. The Big Breath Company is a great place to go. C Semmens Mill Retreat Nov 2016

Your Retreat Hosts

Tim Dingle is an Inspirational Speaker, Coach and Trainer who has lectured all around the World at keynote speeches. His excellent academic pedigree (in Biology, Teaching and Business) was essential for his former role as the Headmaster of a top school.  There is a big fun side to Tim demonstrated through performing  “stand-up comedy ” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival each year.  He has experienced Transformational Breath, and teaches breathing as part of his coaching practice in inspiring people to “Be Amazing Every Day”. Having spent time living with the Aborigines in Australia, his wisdom spans ancient cultures and present day science.

Elif Clarke is an NHS Psychologist, Advanced Yoga Teacher and Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator. Her whole professional career has been dedicated to helping others. She regularly assists on seminars and workshops in the UK and abroad. Her passion is “healing with breathing”. Her dream is to build her own retreat centre, inspired by her deep understanding and expertise in Transformational Breath .

Sarah Jons is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator. She works with private clients in the field of addiction, fertility and depression. Her skills allow her to work deeply with subconscious beliefs and behaviours. She believes “the breath is the doorway into the subconscious and the most powerful self- healing tool we own”. Her experience of working with Transformational Breath on retreat has inspired her to create the same opportunity for many others.

Your Retreat Assistants

Sian Lockley is a Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator and EFT practitioner, who is in the final term of a three-year Shiatsu Massage Diploma. She has a long-held view that if you want to leave a legacy, you need to help people grow. Over the past 20 years she has combined this ethos with her management roles as an active coach, mentor and trainer. Sian has seen her own life transform through the use of the breath and meridian energy therapies and is committed to helping others realise the benefits they want in their own lives. We are delighted to have Sian join us on this retreat to provide support and assistance during the breath sessions.

What else?

Suitable for men and women, singles, couples, family members or friends. All levels of fitness and health accommodated. Whether you’ve been on a retreat before or not doesn’t matter.

Easy to get there, just a few hours from London. Comfortable bright spacious rooms with traditional French country style furnishing and decoration. Sleeping in Egyptian cotton sheets, feather and down pillows. Simple and welcoming.

Meet new people, enjoy simply amazing food (vegetarian) and digitally detox.  You can row in the lake, walk in nature or cycle the grounds (there are tandem bikes).

Join Tim, Elif, Sarah, & Sian ♡

Like nothing I have every experienced before-the most powerful mind, body, spirit experience imaginable in a great setting, with great people. Add a dash of Tim Dingle and it’s the most life-changing retreat you will ever go onP Fisher Mill Retreat Nov 16
Doing a breathing retreat is a great way to peel back the layers of emotions and go a little deeper. Surrounded by wonderful, interesting, supportive people taking a similar journey is very powerful for healing. T Beaven Mill Retreat Nov 16

How do I book?

Just click on the Book Now Button below. Part pay through Eventbrite. Balance to be collected via Bank Deposit

Single people can opt for shared accommodation. If you have a preference for whom you wish to share with, let us know. There are plenty of showers and WC’s throughout the retreat venue but only a handful of en-suites.

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Getting there

Fully inclusive price, except travel to and from the Mill Centre.

  • From London, the Eurostar and the private minibus is the quickest way: only about two and a half hours in total! Eurostar from St Pancras to Calais is only 59 minutes and then we are working on trying to get picked up in Calais by the Mill Retreat Centre private mini-bus (a 90-minute drive). Additional costs apply for the mini bus pick up and have yet to be confirmed as it’s dependent upon numbers

Eurostar Suggested Timings Outbound on Friday 3rd November 2017: (Currently provisional)

  • Departs London St Pancras Int’l at 12:58
  • Arrives Calais Frethun at 14:59

Return on Monday 6 November 2017:(Currently provisional)

  • Departs Calais Frethun at 14.01
  • Arrives London St Pancras Int’l at 14.25

Other travel methods:

  • By car: only approximately 3-3.5 hours from London. It costs approx £30 to £50 each way for a car including up to 5 people via the Channel Tunnel ( or the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry is a 4-hour crossing, The Mill Retreat Centre is located only 35 miles east of Dieppe – for ferry details and prices see
  • A train option is to the local station to the Mill retreat centre 2 miles away called Aumale. Paris to Aumale is approx 2 hours by train – for times and prices see:


Mill Retreat Centre

Moulin de Breteuil
Route Treport (D316)
Nr. Aumale, FRANCE

(Picardy/Normandy Border)

Terms & Conditions

  • Terms and Conditions of Booking: Deposits are generally non-refundable and expressing an interest in a holiday cannot hold a place without a deposit. Monthly payment plans can be set up.
  • Please note the balance of this retreat will be collected during September. Failure to pay may result in re allocation of your place.
  • Individual holiday insurance is recommended to be taken out at the time of booking. Prices do not include train tickets, flights or transfers. We can not provide any refund for transport problems or delays.
  • You will receive regular updates from us once you book.
  • Preferences or any special requests to be given at time booking (including additional dietary requirements or allergies).  Shared preferences will be on a first come first served basis
  • Rooms are single or shared occupancy. There are some double rooms for couples. There may be the possibility of triple rooms.
  • Should you have any specific disability requirements or further questions please Email The Big Breath Company
  • Booking is taken as acceptance of these conditions.

What is Transformational Breath ?

Transformational Breath is an amazing technique that works across three levels. The first level teaches you how to open your complete respiratory system. Physically this energises, clears toxins, and boosts the immune system. It reduces stress hormones; in fact each session can clear ‘something’, leaving behind deep feelings of relaxation.

The emotional is the second level. Emotionally, Transformational Breath provides an opportunity to access those deep unresolved issues and integrate them in a way that has an immediate benefit on your life. This tool works at the level of the subconscious.

The third level of  Transformational Breath is personal and partially dependent upon belief systems; for some it’s deeply spiritual, others fast track to deep meditative states.

Dr Judith Kravitz developed Transformational Breath over 30 years ago in the US.  There are amazing stories of self-healing using Transformational Breath; including a reduction in symptoms of diseases, such as cancer and back pain.  Tens of thousands of people Worldwide have benefited from this tool.