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Transformational Well-Being Retreat


With Max Strom

August, 25 - 31, 2024 • Sunday to Saturday

Santillan Retreat and Wellness Centre, Andalusia, Spain

This summer, immerse yourself in a seven-day retreat with Max Strom in the Spanish countryside amidst Andalucian gardens and Mediterranean vistas. Max has created the transformative healing practice Breathe to Heal, and he will guide you through every step of the way with sessions of gentle movement, powerful breathwork, and visualizations. These practices are specifically designed to alleviate stress, anxiety, and enhance sleep, nurturing both body and mind.

This retreat is more than a getaway; it's a path to emotional healing and personal growth. In addition to the movement and breathwork practices, you will be offered insightful lectures and explore self-expression through writing. A retreat with Max Strom is a unique opportunity to connect with a global community of like-minded individuals in an atmosphere of friendship and solidarity.

The Santillan Yoga and Wellness Retreat, with its expansive gardens and tranquil surroundings, offers an ideal space to relax, recharge, and restore. Delight in a healthy, vegetarian cuisine that nourishes body and soul. You will understand why many describe Santillan as a “home away from home.”

Also, Santillan is the ideal place to treat yourself to a break after the hot summer months, since it offers a slightly cooler climate in the hills of Spain at the end of August. 

Reserve your spot at Max Strom’s Summer Retreat in Spain for a journey of deep relaxation and transformation.


Max Strom’s retreat focuses on revitalizing and nourishing our well-being, deep relaxation, and transformational growth. Max’s work is a deeply transformative practice that is designed to alleviate stress, anxiety and restore sleep. Breathing patterns and gentle movement that are deeply nourishing and accessible to everyone. A community of like-minded people from across the world gathering together in solidarity and friendship.

  • Lectures on personal growth

  • Q&A and writing

  • Guided meditations & visualizations


All classes will be taught in English.


For the optimal retreat experience, it is important that each participant has practiced with Max Strom before, either in-person or via his live stream events. If this is not possible, you are required to practice at least five times with his video “Learn to Breathe, to heal yourself and your relationships” (available in Max’s online store) or his 16-minute sequence on YouTube called Instantly Release Anxiety and Stress: 16-Minute Breathwork & Gentle Movement Practice by Max Strom prior to committing to this retreat. We entrust you to ensure this requirement will be fulfilled.


If you are unsure about meeting these requirements but would like to join this retreat, please contact Tanja directly at with any questions or concerns.

Max Strom

Max Strom, renowned speaker, author and breathwork teacher, has dedicated over 30 years to guiding individuals toward emotional healing, self-discovery, and transformation. With his transformative "Breathe to Heal" method, Max offers highly impactful techniques that not only alleviate anxiety, panic attacks and sleep issues but also catalyze profound shifts in individuals and their relationships.

Max captivates audiences worldwide with his empowering keynote addresses. He has presented four TEDx Talks, including the viral "Breathe to Heal," which is approaching 4 million YouTube views. His books, "There is No App for Happiness" and "A Life Worth Breathing," resonate internationally, with a third book to be released in 2024. In addition to in-person events, Max also offers many ways to benefit from his online teachings, through livestream events, in-depth video courses, video and audio recordings, and one-to-one coaching sessions.


Redirect your life's journey, release the chains of suppressed emotions and trauma, and become part of a transformative movement. Visit our website and take the next steps towards deepening your experience of meaning and purpose in your life.


Find out more on his website


Santillan Retreat Center

Santillan Retreat and Wellness Centre was born from the seeds of an ancient Andalucian olive farm estate. Set in a secluded location at the top of its own private valley looking to the sea, Santillan is a 5-hectare estate with the retreat center at its heart. Located in the serenity of the Spanish countryside, and yet conveniently a mere 35 minutes from Malaga airport, you can immerse yourself in the peaceful sounds of nature in the lovely gardens and surrounding hills. Due to their micro-climate and their love of flora, the gardens of Santillan have matured into a tropical Mediterranean paradise, bursting with rare and colorful plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers.

Some of the best beaches in the area are only a short car ride, or a 45-minute walk from the retreat center. Santillan has numerous paths for hiking and stunning sea views.


Santillan offers one of Europe's finest fully equipped yoga studios, spacious en-suite accommodation, a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities including a salt-water swimming pool.


Their Mediterranean and vegetarian meals are based on organic produce grown under the Spanish sun. The chefs enjoy sharing their popular Spanish-influenced healthy Mediterranean cuisine, and their produce is grown in their own organic vegetable gardens or sourced from local farmers.


For more information about the retreat center



Santillan has 21 rooms - spacious and comfortable single, double, or triple rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, balconies or patios and fabulous views of the sea or the tropical gardens. The amenities of the rooms include a hairdryer, welcome products, and air conditioning.

Note: Single rooms are already fully booked. Double/Twin and triple rooms still available


On Sunday, 25 August 2024, check-in is open from 3:30 pm onwards.

Please arrive at Santillan at the latest by 6:30 pm for the opening dinner at 7:00 pm. Dinner is followed by a meet & greet and a light practice to aid sleep. The first full class will be the following morning.


On the last day of the retreat, Saturday, 31 August 2024, checkout of the rooms will be by 10:00 am. The final class will take place on Friday evening.



The nearest airport is the international airport in Malaga, which is serviced by a number of airlines. The retreat center is only a 30-minute drive away from the airport. You can get to the retreat center by (rental) car, an airport pick-up arranged by Santillan, or your own arrangements by taxi or taxi app service (Uber and similar services.)


If you choose to be picked up from the airport or if you are interested in a group transfer, please let us know as soon as your flights are booked.


Prices at the time of publishing are:

Transfer from/to Airport Malaga:

Car (for up to 3 people): € 59 per car, one way

Minivan (for up to 7 people): € 79 per minivan, one way

Transfer from/to Malaga city center:

Car (for up to 3 people): € 45 per car, one way

Minivan (for up to 7 people): € 55 minivan, one way

Daily Schedule (subject to modifications)


Arrival Day – Sunday
3:30 – 6:30 pm: Arrival and check-in
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:15 – 9:15 pm: Welcome and introduction session

Monday to Friday
8:30 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
10:30 – 12:15 pm: Movement and
12:15 – 1:30 pm: Free time
1:30 – 2:30 pm: Lunch
2:30 – 4:30 pm: Free time
4:30 – 6:30 pm: Lecture, breathwork and gentle movement
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:30 – 9:15 pm: Lecture, meditation, or free time

Closing Day – Saturday
8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 -10:00 am: Goodbyes and checkout

Investment Retreat (per Person in Euro)

NOTE: Single rooms fully booked. Double/Twin & triple rooms still available

EUR 1450.00 triple room

EUR 1650.00 twi
n/double room with sea view
EUR 1590.00 twin/double room with garden view

EUR 2050.00 single room with sea view
EUR 1990.00 single room with garden view

EUR 2250.00 single suite with lounge and terrace (also available as a double/twin on request)

Investment includes

  • All classes

  • En-suite accommodation (triple, twin/double or single)

  • Three meals a day

  • Full use of all facilities

  • Mineral water fountains

  • Freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee

Investment does not include

  • Flights

  • Transfers (although these can be arranged for you)

  • On-site purchases

  • Massage and treatments

Terms & Conditions


A deposit of Euro 500 per person must be paid at the time of booking, within 30 days. Once the deposit has been received, the booking is confirmed and is binding. The deposit will not be refunded under any circumstances and cannot be transferred to another person.

We reserve the right to release the reservation if we do not receive a deposit within 30 days.

The remaining costs must be transferred unsolicited by 1 July 2024 at the latest. If the reservation is canceled after 1 July 2024, the full costs are due.

Should the teacher be unable to attend for unforeseen reasons, we reserve the right to deploy an equivalent teacher. Changes to the daily program can be made spontaneously.

Insurance is the responsibility of the participants. We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. yogatanja and the teacher, Max Strom, accept no liability for personal injury or damage to property.


To secure your spot for this retreat, email Tanja at and mention your accommodation preference.

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