About Husma Holistic Breathwork & Yoga Retreats

Husma Retreats was founded by Alex & Martina in Sri Lanka while running their own yoga retreat center on the beach (Green Peace Inn - Yoga | Health | Retreats). The intention behind creating a new project was to make it more international, to bring their retreats to other countries, and to have a stronger focus on life-changing holistic Breathwork & Yoga Retreats. All their knowledge from holding various retreats and completing training courses from around the world comes together into Husma Retreats. 

In Sinhala (the native language in Sri Lanka), husma means  "breath", which is the core focus of all Husma retreats. 


Alexander Keil

Alex has been practising Vipassana Meditation for over 10 years alongside 8 years of Yoga. In this time he has acquired 400h of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Germany and completed an additional Breathwork Teacher Training under Anthony Abbagnano from Alchemy of Breath Institute.

Alex’s classes have a strong focus on working with the breath and body sensations in order to reconnect with our self, staying not only present during the practice but also within one’s life. Complimenting his focus on the body, Alex has worked in hospitality for many years and as a former chef, specialising in creating dishes for those with food allergies. Along with his practices, his passion for healthy food is also a key influence in his retreats.

Martina Drechsel

Martina’s purpose in life is to share, support and give. Her intention is to empower people through breathwork and yoga so they can rise up and see their own purpose and truth. She is a 400hr Hatha yoga, 200hr Synergy yoga, and 100hr Yin yoga teacher. When she is teaching, she creates a safe and secret space that her students can find stillness in thematic yoga sequences to reconnect with their body, mind, and soul, and feel the balance between strengthening and relaxation with breathing awareness. 

She invites her students into their own greatness, offering resources to manage daily life while having some fun along the way ;-). In 2017 she fell in love with breathwork and began to discover Conscious Connected Breathing in her teacher training with Alchemy of Breath. For Martina, breathwork is one of the powerful tools where she experienced a massive shift in herself and saw happen in others. She realised the breathwork practice brings awareness to our life and the decisions we make. Awareness is the first step in CHANGE.