Refill your cup and indulge yourself with a day of self-care.

Zing Wellbeing Retreats

Zing Retreat For Tired Mums


Dates: 16th Jan & 8th May 2022

Duration: 9.30am till 5pm

Where: The Kinsbourne Barn, Bray Stables, Kennel Lane, Kinsbourne Green, AL5 3PZ

Cost: £170

What To Expect From Your Retreat For Tired Mums…

Your day will be a blissful day of self care and deep relaxation in a stunning countryside venue in Kinsbourne Green.  Think of it as a mini-mum-holiday, a day where you will be completely taken care of and enabled to fully switch off and relax.  There will be lots of lying down and deep nourishing rest.  Oh and lots of healthy food and juices too (and perhaps a treat or two too).

Timetable For Jan 16th

9.30 – 10.00 – Juice & hellos
10.00 – 11.00 – Pilates with Angela
11.00 – 11.30 – Anti-anxiety meditation/hypnosis
11.30 – Treatments commence (30 min massage or reflexology)
11.30 – 11.45 – Break
11.45 – 13.00 – Vision Board Workshop
13.00 – 14.30 – Lunch/Chat/Walk/Read  
14.30 – Treatments Finish
14.30 – 15.00 – Pilates with Angela
15.00 – 15.15 – Break
15.15 – 15:45 – Yoga Nidra with Bodhini Hridaya 
15.45 – 16.45 – Sound Bath with Bodhini Hridaya 
16.45 – 17.00 – Wrap Up & Goodbyes
(Timetable for each retreat may vary slightly but the theme of relaxation remains the same)


 Your Wellbeing Retreat


Cost: £170

80 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UT

Telephone: 07747 778575


Does it matter if I have never done Pilates before? Absolutely not.  The class will be tailored to all levels.  You will be required to complete a health questionnaire before the retreat so I can plan the class appropriately,

What is Yoga Nidra?  Yoga nidra is a form of guided meditation that allows you to scan your body and tap into a relaxed state of consciousness, a blissful place betweeen wakefulness and sleep.

What is  a Sound Bath? A sound bath is a meditative experience where your senses are ‘bathed’ in sound waves using healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes and even human singing. The experience is all the more profound after yoga/Pilates or when you are already in a relaxed state.

I don’t eat dairy or gluten so will the food be okay for me? Yes I will cater for all dietary requirements

How many spaces are there?  There are 9 spaces on the retreat

What do I need to bring? Please bring a mat, pillow and blanket. Everything else will be provided.


 Our Expertise

Angela Rake Pilates

Meet Angela

As a Pilates Teacher, Hypnobirthing Teacher, Women’s Wellness Coach, Mum of three, City escapee and perpetual life-juggler, Angela is a true believer that your health is your wealth.   She places her family’s wellbeing at the heart of their lifestyle.  As well as believing in the healing power of movement, Angela takes a holistic approach to wellbeing and enjoys sharing her journey to wellness with her clients.  Her wellbeing retreats are a compilation of Angela’s favourite activities to calm the mind and body. 

Bodhini Hridaya

Meet Bodhini

Bodhini Hridaya is a Meditation Facilitator, Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer & Reiki Practitioner.  As a meditation facilitator with a personal practice of over 25 years, Bodhini is committed to guiding others on their path to health and happiness through the techniques and philosophies that have brought balance and positive benefits to her own life. Bodhini is based in Harpenden and works hard to bring calm to a chaotic world.

James Rake Massage Harpenden

Meet James

James is Zing Wellness’s very own massage therapist. It has been said that he has magic hands. You can choose the area you want him to focus on. I recommend back, neck & shoulders with the hot stones. Everyone attending the retreat will be offered a 30 minute massage or 30 minutes of reflexology.

Heather Friel

Meet Heather

Heather is a wonderful reflexologist specialising in classical reflexology, pre-conception, pregnancy and endocrine (hormone) balance. Heather works intuitively with her clients ensuring a nurturing, relaxing treatment. She will leave you in a state of pure relaxation and balance. Everyone attending the retreat will be offered a 30 minute massage or 30 minutes of reflexology.

Claire Gillies

Meet Claire

Claire runs Delicious and Real, a meal planning business. She is passionate about showing people how to take simple ingredients and cook them in a non-complicated manner. Claire believes that by planning meals, you will make more balanced choices; save time and money and eliminate those stressful dinner-time dramas! Claire is designing a nutritious and tasty menu for the retreat and even going one step further and helping me by preparing them. What a super star.

Laura Margo Juice

Meet Laura

Laura Margo runs The Program providing cold pressed juices which are raw and unpasteurised, with zero preservatives or additives and packaged sustainably. She juices them all herself and they are nourishing and full of goodness! She will be providing juices for Zing Retreats that will be freshly pressed on the day itself. Laura’s vision is to make healthy, sustainable living easier and more accessible and I am super keen to support her.


Time to focus on yourself

Destress and practice mindful breathing

 Release postural tensions and learn techniques to improve your posture and alignment

 Reset your nervous system

 Improve your sleep

 Take time to slow down and listen to your body

 Have some dedicated ‘me time’

 Reduce anxiety and learn how to use meditation and self hypnosis to relax and reduce anxiety

 Tackle those aches and pains caused by our modern busy lives

 Take yourself to place of peace and calm

The day was absolutely fantastic, very insightful and a great intro to hypnobirthing. I came away informed and feeling confident about the journey head. The food and juices were also very delicious. My massage was also amazing, Mery was great and applied the perfect amount of pressure in all areas! Lastly, the Pilates and mediation really helped me relax and unwind. I actually managed to go into a very deep state in the last meditation session which had never happened to me before. Thank for a lovely day all round. Would definitely join you again if you did another one before I’m due.

Nicole Jones, London

Angela’s pregnancy retreat was absolutely blissful. A chance to focus completely on myself, my body and my state of mind. Combining movement in the Pilates classes with hypnobirthing practice and a reflexology treatment, I left feeling thoroughly relaxed and recharged. Plus there were delicious (and healthy!) juices and food and some lovely chat with other mums to be. Highly recommended and I’m looking forward to going on the tired mum retreat when baby is old enough to be left!

Emma Cochrane, Harpenden

Hi Angela thank you much for yesterday. It’s so rare to get time just for yourself let alone with some healing thrown in (and a bit of book reading!) The location was beautiful. You’d clearly worked really hard to make it so special with the food and goody bags so thank you. Thanks again xx

Sara Hadley, St Albans

Angela’s retreat should be prescribed to every pregnant woman. It was informative and restorative, allowing me to take the time that I don’t normally have to reflect on what I need and think about the journey ahead. Every single element of the day had been so thoughtfully put together by Angela, and the timetable was everything a pregnant woman could want: a perfect combination of Pilates, hypnobirthing, massage and discussion, fuelled by delicious and nutritious food, juices and treats from brands who I have gone on to seek out beyond the day itself. I wish every Sunday could be a retreat Sunday in the lead up to my due date!

Victoria Honan, Harpenden

Hi Angela Thank you so much for a wonderfully relaxing day. Certainly the most hippy thing I’ve done so far with the sound bath. I do feel really relaxed today and calmer which is amazing. My mind is more clear and I have a sense of ‘not sweating the small stuff’. It is nice to be in a group situation and realise that loads of people are tired mums and all juggling / striving to do our best.

Happy Client, Harpenden