Put the spring back into your step and recharge with a day of self-care

Zing Wellbeing Retreats

Mini Wellness Retreat

Dates: Sunday 19th May 2024

Duration: 10am – 1pm

Where: Breath & Harmony Studio, 10 Townsend Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BQ

Cost: £60

What To Expect From Your Mini Wellness Retreat…

Your Mini Wellness Retreat will be a blissful 3 hours of self care and deep relaxation designed to nourish your soul, reset your nervous system and leave you feeling restored and replenished.  We will focus on reducing feelings of stress and anxiety and rejuvenating your body and mind using restorative movement, release work, breath work and sound healing.  The day is gently woven together in such a way to leave you in a dream like state.

Angela’s Pilates class will be based on her ever clients’ favourite release class.  It’ll be full of restorative movement and myofascial release and designed to release tension in the body and leave you feeling  longer, taller and free from tension.   Think of it like an explorative journey of connection to your body, lengthening  muscles, reducing postural tension and using self massage techniques to free yourself physically and emotionally.

Julie’s breath work  is effective and improving your sleep, balancing your blood pressure, reducing any pent up emotions including feelings of trauma, improving your respiratory function, recharge your immune system and release stress hormones from your body.

Julie’s sound bath or gong meditation is a form of sound healing designed to offer relaxation, emotional release and even pain relief.  Since our bodies are made up of 70% water the vibrations are felt by every cell in the body.  Think of the whole body being completely immersed by sound.


10.00 – 11.00 – Pilates 

11.00 – 11.30 – Meditation

11.30 – 11.45 – Break & Snack

11.45 – 13.00 – Breath Work and Sound Bath

13.00– Wrap up & goodbyes


 Your Wellbeing Retreat


Cost: £60

Breath & Harmony Studio

10 Townsend Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BQ

Telephone: 07747 778575


Does it matter if I have never done Pilates or Yoga 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  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 10 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 specialising in Women’s health, Hypnobirthing Teacher, 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.

Julie Greenhalgh Yoga Harpenden

Meet Julie

Julie Greenhalgh is a Counsellor, Kundalini Yoga teacher and Breathwork Coach.  Julie has worked in the  healing and wellness world for over 20 years and brings her huge array of skills to her practice.  Julie is  passionate and absolutely dedicated to empowering her clients to find their authentic happy self and live a harmonious and peaceful life.  I find Julie  an immensely gentle and intuitive soul who  has personally supported me  during a turbulent times and helped me  find such inner peace and calm.  Julie is based in Harpenden.


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

Thank you so much for Sunday’s retreat. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and haven’t felt so relaxed in a long time. I also had the best nights sleep, which was fantastic and have continued to feel very relaxed.

Charlotte Hvass

Thank you so much for a fabulous day of relaxation and reflection. It was more than I dreamt of . Out walking the dogs this morning and enjoying the benefits of my chilled self. Long may it last 😂🤣. Thank you for the time and effort you put into the day.

Judy Jones

Thanks again for an amazing day, from start to finish. Venue,(the birds singing), food, & activities were all fabulous. Lovely group of ladies also.

Suzanne Cunningham

Thanks Angela

I really enjoyed it! You radiated calm and care throughout the day. The venue, food, company, pilates, vision board, yoga and sound bath were all amazing! Plus the goodie bag! Wish I could have stayed longer in the candles and moonlight at the end it was so blissful! 
Thank you for the hypnosis will def listen to!
Jennie Bennet-Baggs

Within a comfortable environment I was warmly welcomed and felt incredibly eased. I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people who were lucky enough to enjoy the day too.
Light Pilates to wake up the body, followed by a delicious lunch and then, within a bubble of relaxation I was taken on a journey to inner peace.
Angela is the most wonderful person and really very talented. She helped me find a place within myself where I can go to relax, reflect and enjoy.
Thank you Angela for helping me find my inner peace you are priceless!
Kizzy Roberts-Chugg

My anxiety levels were definitely lower since the retreat on Friday and I felt like I have learnt some new ways of helping myself relax. It was all very well done and would love to do it again in the future.

As you know it was truly fab Friday, just what needed! Honestly, Fridays are my pressure point as we come to the end of the week and transition into weekend too, so it was perfect! Felt like zen Jen!