Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat

Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House

Celebrating 25 years of our countryside escape and very first Cowshed spa, guests enjoyed two days of wellness-boosting workshops and delicious food

Friday 26 May 2023   By Soho House   Photography by Chris Bailey

With breathwork sessions to help calm the mind, holistic yoga classes to strengthen and stretch, and a special dinner served up by guest chef Nicholas Balfe in the Walled Garden, this week’s Babington Wellness Retreat was a celebration of everything that makes the House the ultimate destination for rest and relaxation. 

Friends and members joined us for a two-day wellness escape, with workshops led by some of the industry’s biggest hitters, exclusive Cowshed treatments at our original spa, and dining that made the most of Babington House’s ‘garden to table’ ethos. Here’s what went down during this zen-making retreat…

Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House
Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House
Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House

Manifestation with Roxie Nafousi
Our guests enjoyed an additional wellness workshop hosted by the highly esteemed, self-development coach Roxie Nafousi. Focusing on the mind, she guided our members on the power of manifestation, and provided tools on how to live a more content and motivated life. 

Breathwork with Michael James Wong
The founder of Just Breath created a calm space, where members were led through the ancient practice of meditation. Wong taught the basics of breathwork and deep rest throughout two sessions, leaving everyone feeling more zen than ever.  

Yoga with Shona Vertue
Guests enjoyed a tranquil yoga session for all levels by the creator of The Vertue Method. A holistic experience, Vertue focused on the roots of yoga and, of course, some much-needed stretching – all in the ideal setting of Babington’s 18 acres of countryside.

Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House
Inside The Babington Wellness Retreat | Soho House

Aromatherapy with Abi Titterington Lough
Created with Babington’s very own botanicals from the Walled Garden, this aromatherapy session, led by 20A founder Abi Titterington Lough, created a peaceful space where members could engage with some invaluable holistic healing. 

Food by Nicholas Balfe 
No retreat is complete without some nourishing yet delicious food. Guest chef Nicholas Balfe created a garden to table menu, including Westcombe Cheddar Fries with apple ketchup, Applewood Smoked Trout, Texas Cross Lamb, and more. 

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