Les Elms, Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator and Workshop Leader

Contact: 07828 566553

E-mail: les@breathsouthwest.com

Les Elms, Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator and Workshop Leader

“What can I say?”

I was introduced to Transformational Breath® in 2005 and became a certified facilitator in 2007.

My first contact with Transformational Breath was through Alan Dolan, it was certainly an eye-opener and brought many positive things into my life, including more focus, a tool to deal with stress and increased energy levels.

Further 1:1 sessions with Alan took me deeper and enabled me to get clearer and more in touch with my ‘spiritual’ self.

Redundancy from my job in the newspaper industry offered the wonderful opportunity to go forward with the Facilitator Training programme – perfect timing!

The facilitator training programme with the Founder of the modality Judith Kravitz included much breathwork, particularly in a group situation and this was another opportunity to shift some of the ‘baggage’ and give even a greater understanding of the power of my own breath and to re-discover the joy in life.

I have now worked with thousands of people on a 1:1 basis and in workshops and found it to be a real privilege to be part of someone else’s journey and help them to open and re-connect to their breath. I feel passionate about the work I do and love introducing Transformational Breath® to new people as well as working on an on-going basis with many clients. I have seen the work achieve some truly amazing things for people and really help them move forward in their lives. They have gained a mixture of so many things:- renewed confidence, better health, less stress, more energy, greater clarity, more joy…. and more.

In addition to 1:1 sessions, I offer Introductory talks and demonstrations, 3 hour workshops and full day workshops: see Events page. There are many new and exciting workshop ideas in the pipeline so keep checking the events calendar or drop me an email or call. Now offering online breath sessions for experienced breathers.

Where you can find me

I am based in Teignmouth in South Devon and work locally in the South Devon area, including Exeter, Dawlish and Torbay, at a variety of therapist centres or at people’s homes. I also visit the Penzance/Hayle area of Cornwall to run workshops and offer 1:1 sessions.


What I offer for Transformational Breath

Other therapies:

  • Reiki
  • Metamorphic Technique

Please feel free to call or mail me if you have any questions/queries or would just like some more information?


Tel: 07828 566553

E-mail: les@breathsouthwest.com



“I had a series of one to one sessions with Les over the last 2 years. The breathing sessions helped to shift energy and appears to have cleared emotional blockages that I had been carrying around for many years. I felt a noticeable shift in my energy after each session. Les is skilled in creating the right conditions to allow this to happen naturally by following the breath. There’s no need to talk deeply about the past, or to analyse and fix anything, there is an innate intelligence at work facilitated by this breath work. I always felt safe, unjudged and supported by Les. 

I now feel light and free. I am liberated from the issues, problems and stories of the past that were holding me back in life”

John, Exeter

“I was drawn to Transformational Breathing because I knew my breath was often very shallow and often I held my breath. I’ve been working with Les Elms for over two years now, and in that time I have had many powerful, interesting healing sessions. It renews my vitality and Breathwork supports the other healing work I do for myself and others. I can use my breath to bring deeper connection and focus to my work, and to help me through emotional times. Les is a great facilitator, able to hold a powerful healing space and I would recommend any one to try it and then to continue with it, for the more you do the more amazing it becomes!”

June Williams, Opening Hearts Healing Sanctuary, Barnstaple, North Devon


“My regular breathing sessions with Les enable me to stay connected to my breath, which helps me to relax and let go. I love the breathing experience and would recommend it to anyone!”

Brian, Bideford, North Devon.


” For those  who are willing to cast aside fears/anxieties etc. in favour of an adventure/exploration of the inner world, (visa free!),this is a very accessible point of entry. All that is required is a willingness to be open (ie defences down), and to give yourself over to the process, which is ‘sublimely simple’.The plethora of different approaches to the inner journey is testimony to the breadth and magnitude of the inner landscape, and to the magnificence of the intention to which they are all bound. For me the breathing work is so undemanding, and in the light of this the experiences  that I have had during the sessions with Les seem all the more remarkable.”

Robin, Pembrokeshire/Bristol


“I found the Transformational Breathing workshop brilliant and Les’s facilitation equally so. I had a powerful experience of weightlessness, calm and harmony – a strong sense of ‘being in the groove’ – and felt quietly joyful, a feeling that permeated my being for days. I look forward to the benefits of using this tool on an ongoing basis. It is surprisingly simple but sublimely effective. “

Cath, Honiton


“I attended a half-day TBreathing workshop with Les Elms in Exeter. Les creates a safe environment and is a caring, knowledgeable practitioner with a passion for what he does. After the workshop I experienced a night without any mind chatter and one of the most peaceful (on the inside) days ever the day after.”

Emma, Exeter

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