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Meet the founders

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 bring together a fantastic team of people at La Crisalida Retreats to deliver our holistic programme. 

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Lisa Brant – Co-Owner and Founder

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty-five 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!

Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied nutrition, so works with the chefs to design our plantbased food and juice menus. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Lisa also the author of the retreat’s online plant-based cookbooks. 

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. He has created and designed all our life makeover and mindset workshops and trains our mentor team. John is passionate about helping others to find their own inspired path.

John Brant owner and founder of La Crisalida Retreats

We bring together a fantastic team of people at La Crisalida Retreats, from all over the world, to deliver our holistic programme and to care for our guests. 

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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!