About Exhale

Our Story

Exhale is a friendly, cosy boutique festival which grew from it’s foundations in yoga and expanded to embrace intelligent movement and fitness, mindfulness and breathwork, inquiry and insight. 

Whilst always about growth, we are equally about celebration; beats and bass in the barn, and blissed out tunes by the fire pit. We pride ourselves in being very much family and dog friendly. Expect lot’s of delicious and delectable food and drink offerings.




Founder of stretch-london.com in East London, Carl began Exhale as a way to make the positive and enriching experience of retreats available to all pockets and ages. An enthusiast above anything, Carl loves to collate experiences and teachings to share with people and Exhale is the once-a-year manifestation of this. Catch him teaching yoga in the Big Barn, rocking the dance floor on Saturday night, taking his young boys to our Sports Day or laughing round the fire pit when the sound system goes off!


Corporate Tax expert by day, Calisthenics trainer by night, Run Dem Crew member and fitness model(!) - Darren came to Exhale for one night in 2015 to teach Calisthenics, and stayed for the weekend. He got the vibe, or the vibe got him, and Carl asked his good friend to partner up. The rest is history.


Please get in touch if you would like to get involved with Exhale or you have any questions about the festival!