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

Zing Wellbeing Retreats

Recharge For Summer Retreat

Dates: 26th June 2022

Duration: 9.30am till 5pm

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

Cost: £135

What To Expect From Your Recharge For Summer Retreat…

Your Recharge For Summer Retreat day will be a blissful day of self care and deep relaxation in a stunning countryside venue in Kinsbourne Green.  The day is designed to nourish your soul and recharge your batteries.  Think of it as a mini-holiday, a day where you will be completely taken care of and enabled to fully switch off and relax.  There will be lovely mix of movement, meditation, creativity, reflection, lying down and deep nourishing rest.  Oh and lots of healthy food and juices too (and perhaps a treat or two too).


9.30 – 10.00 – Juice & hellos

10.00 – 11.15 – Pilates with Angela

11.15 – 11.45 – Anti-anxiety meditation/hypnosis

11.45 – 12.15 – Lunch

12.15 – 13.30 – Vision Board Workshop

13.30 – 13.45 – Break

13.45 – 15.15 – Yoga & Breathwork with Julie Greenhalgh

15.15 – 15.30 – Break

15.30 – 17.00 – Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath with Bodhini Hridaya

17.00 – Wrap Up & Goodbyes

(Timetable for each retreat may vary slightly but the theme of relaxation remains the same)



 Your Wellbeing Retreat


Cost: £135

The Kinsbourne Barn

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

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 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. 

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.

Bodhini Hridaya

Meet Bodhini

Meet 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.

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