pregnancy retreat

Relaxation - Knowledge - Empowerment

Having a baby can be a daunting challenge. At times you can feel tired as well as scared and overwhelmed.


In a world that never stops, wouldn’t it be amazing to rest, relax, move gently and eat gorgeously nourishing foods in beautiful surroundings whilst learning more about your body, birth and parenting?

We provide unbiased expert advice that will enable you to come away feeling refreshed, confident and excited to meet your baby.

Next Date:

26th-28th April 2019, Torrington Hall

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pre-natal yoga

Mums can enjoy two gentle hatha yoga classes, focusing on issues that are particularly relevant during pregnancy.

Laura Hinde has taught pregnancy yoga since 1995 and this experiece, combined with her own pregnancies has helped her develop a practice for:-

  • Creating space in the physical body for your growing baby

  • Reminding you to listen and trust your own body

  • Addressing particular ante-natal issues

  • Bonding with your unborn baby

  • Toning the pelvic floor

  • Gently increasing the body range of movement

  • Releasing tensions and anxiety

  • Acceptance of your changing body

  • Gently building strength and stamina for an active birth

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antenatal & hypnobirthing

Both parents are able to attend this session which offers birth education and support based on the current evidence, delivered in a way that empowers parents to make their own informed choices. We take you through all you need to know to have the calmest birth experience for you. 

You’ll learn about:

  • The science of birth 

  • Your rights in childbirth

  • All the things you could choose to do or not do

  • Your own personal pros and cons

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Working as a birthing team

  • Putting together a personalised toolbox for staying in charge, letting go and having a calm experience

Beautiful pregnant woman at gym fitness

pre-natal pilates

Pilates is a perfect form of exercise for mums during and after your pregnancy – both for you and your growing baby. It supports you through postural changes and improves muscle tone, strength and mobility.

Grace Lillywhite gained my Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates certification in 2010. She loves working with women at this wonderful time and is committed and passionate about giving you the tools for a healthy pregnancy, birth and beyond!

In this session you will work on posture and alignment, breathing techniques and relaxation as well as understanding and working with your pelvic floor. We will work with you functionally to enable you to transfer what you have learned to make positive changes in your every day lives.

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preparing to parent

Life with a newborn can be a bit of a shock.

This workshop helps both parents looks at newborns' needs and offers frameworks to help you make your life with your newborn calmer and happier. We will help you to understand how your newborn will behave and why as well as giving you helpful tips and techniques for calming them.

We’ll help you to understand:

  • Why babies cry and how to calm them

  • Why babies sleep the way they do

  • How you can help them to sleep

  • Practical tips on carrying, feeding and nappies.


Food, Torrington Hall, Amenities

Nestled by St Albans Cathedral, Torrington Hall is just a short walk from all the attractions this vibrant city has to offer. The historic sights, the theatre, farmers market, pubs, clubs and restaurants are all within a short walk, and those who want to truly unwind can enjoy being pampered at Verulamium Spa.

On-site parking means our guests who wish to venture further afield have a perfect base from which to do so – the famous Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour, an enchanting adventure for all of the family, is just a twenty-minute drive away.

There are 6 Deluxe King ensuite rooms and 6 Classic King rooms to choose from.

All the food is nutritiously prepared by a fantastic Michelin Star chef, except for the Saturday night where we will go out as a group to a local restaurant.

Next Date:

TBC 2019 & 2020 Torrington Hall


2-4pm Arrive and get settled into your room between

4:30pm Pregnancy Yoga

7pm Dinner



8:30am Breakfast

10am Pilates

12:30pm Lunch

2pm Antenatal & Hypnobirthing. Midwife Q&A

7:30pm Dinner out together in St Albans (extra)


8:30am Breakfast

10am Preparing to parent & 4th trimester workshop

1pm Lunch

2:30pm Pregnancy Yoga

5pm Home time