Here’s the lowdown on The Babington Wellness Retreat
We’re celebrating Babington’s 25th birthday in style with a two-day escape to the original countryside House
Wednesday 5 April 2023 By Soho House
This year, Babington House turns 25, and to kick off proceedings we’re hosting The Babington Wellness Retreat, a two-day celebration of everything that makes the House the ultimate destination for rest and relaxation.
Throughout the retreat, running from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 May, members will be treated to a curation of wellness workshops and food, plus an exclusive Cowshed treatment, all in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Here’s everything you need to know…
The wellness workshops
With the help of some of the industry’s biggest hitters, members can take part in up to four sessions focusing on health and wellbeing.
Manifestation with Roxie Nafousi
A self-development coach, speaker and author, Roxie Nafousi, will lead guests in discovering the power of manifestation to achieve a happier, healthier and more motivated life. Expect to leave with a new-found clarity on how to achieve your goals.
Breathwork with Michael James Wong
An ancient practice that can be used to boost mental wellbeing, while also aiding physical recovery, breathwork is an impressive tool in your wellness arsenal. Michael James Wong, who is the founder of Just Breathe, will take members through the basics of breathwork, meditation and deep rest across two sessions: Just Breathe – Calming, to regulate the nervous system and quiet the mind, and Just Breathe – Energising, to unlock a transformational full body experience.
Yoga with Shona Vertue
As the creator of The Vertue Method, Shona Vertue’s approach to yoga pays homage to the roots of the ancient practice, while helping to develop an agile and flexible body. Together, this helps to cultivate a calm and contemplative mind, whether you’re a pro or a complete beginner.
Aromatherapy with Abi Titterington Lough
Led by 20A founder Abi Titterington Lough, members will tap into the holistic healing power of aromatherapy, using ingredients from Babington House’s very own Walled Garden.
The exclusive Cowshed treatments
Babington House is home to the original Cowshed spa, so what better way to celebrate than with an exclusive treatment to mark the occasion? As part of the retreat, members will be treated to Babington’s Botanical Facial (45 minutes) using botanicals sourced directly from the Walled Garden. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cleansing treatment that promises to leave your skin replenished and glowing.
If a massage is more your thing, the 25 Years: Deep Tissue Massage with Theragun will also be available to book. Developed as a celebration of Babington’s 25th birthday, this deep tissue treatment is elevated with the bespoke use of Theragun. Used where you need it the most, the Theragun will help to ease deep set tension, increase blood flow to muscles, and reduce soreness from exercise.
The food lover’s paradise
All this relaxation is likely to leave you feeling peckish. Throughout the retreat, guests will enjoy a traditional Babington House afternoon tea and a breakfast feast in the Orangery. In the evening, a special dinner will be served by superstar chef Nicholas Balfe in the Walled Garden. The founder of Babington’s neighbouring Holm, Balfe will be using seasonal ingredients sourced from the garden itself – prepare to feast.
The Little Babington Wellness Retreat
For local Babington House members, we’re also offering access to the Little Babington Wellness Retreat on Monday 22 May. This exclusive day event includes access to up to two wellness workshops, as well as brunch, afternoon tea and a Cowshed gift. Tickets are £60 per person.
Book tickets now.