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Meet the team

La Crisalida Retreats was created by John and Lisa Brant in 2013. Together, they are explorers in the field of lifestyle change and wellbeing. John and Lisa often share their story publicly that many years ago they were living lives of quiet desperation; living in London, feeling unfulfilled and burnt out. A journey of huge personal change on the inside helped them to dramatically shift the direction of their lives on the outside. They spent years travelling the world searching for the very best information on living a rich and fulfilling life, in all areas. They are inspired to use what they have learned to create something special for their retreat guests.

We have a fantastic team of people at La Crisalida Retreats. Our team come from all over the world, so speak many languages! All are passionate about what they do and how they can help you to enjoy your stay with us. We also have others who work with us, like holistic and massage therapists and other yoga teachers. If you are interested in joining our team, click here to see current vacancies and more information.

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Lisa Brant – Co-Owner and Founder

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist, after studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She worked for the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) and NHS Blood and Transplant, where she published a number of scientific articles on infectious blood-borne diseases in the English population. Lisa is now following a more alternative health route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied nutrition so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Lisa also presents many of the online retreats such as our relaxing evening at home and guided meditation sessions and is also the author of the retreat’s online plant-based cookbooks. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

John Brant – Co-Owner and Founder

John is an author, speaker and transformational coach. He oversees the retreats, as well as often leading life makeover workshops, meditation, walking, and if you are lucky, rebounding! John worked in a high pressure career as an Actuary before making significant changes in lifestyle culminating in his move to Spain. He is a master trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and is also qualified in hypnosis, life coaching and the Demartini Method. John also presents many of our online webinars on life makeover topics such as empowering yourself and how to live a life you love. John is passionate about helping others to find their own inspired path.

John Brant owner and founder of La Crisalida Retreats
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Ricardo – Duty Manager

Ricardo is our multi-talented Duty Manager. He oversees all aspects of the retreat to create a friendly, relaxing and restful environment so you can return home feeling rejuvenated. Feel free to say “hi” to him anytime and Ricardo is available to help if you have any concerns or  questions.

Meet the team

These are our talented and friendly Retreat staff, here to make your stay with us relaxing and rejuvenating:

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La Crisalida is relaxed and laid back

Pick and choose what you want to do!

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Find your balance. Yoga everyday.

La Crisalida is the retreat for you!