Stress management and your well being is at the heart of all our pop up retreats. Our unique retreat experiences can be tailored for a particular outcome be it to de-stress, sleep better, detox, boost your immune system, gain energy or simply to leave feeling radiant after some “me time”.

Pop Up Retreats can be run at a venue of your choosing as a mini 2.5 hour pop up or, as a full day retreat experience.


Pop Ups can be incorporated in to: 

a mini break or holiday

a spa day package

a corporate wellness day

a health and well-being event

a Hen Party or a girls weekend

a stress management workshop

The Pop Up Retreat Format – Take Time Out, Relax and Recharge
A thoroughly restorative and unique retreat experience led by Helen (Acupuncturist & Stress Management Specialist). The retreats combine approaches and tools for stress management and well being taken from the worlds of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Acupressure) making them that little bit different and can also include Acu Yoga (suitable for all).

No matter what the specific focus of the retreat, all our pop ups will introduce you to the concept of qi (or chi – translated loosely as energy or even life force in Traditional Chinese Medicine) via a simple but effective qi meditation to help you “find your qi!” and then a few simple, energising qi practice routines (this is also known as qi gong) all of which can be easily done at home. Gaining even just a little awareness of your own qi is a great way to actively tackle stress build up as both mindfulness and meditation are encapsulated within any qi practice.

Guided relaxations featuring acupressure and ‘ear seeds’ (used to stimulate acupuncture points in the ear) also feature and are always conducted in an atmosphere of total calm – we even bring lovely aromas and teas for our “switch off zone.”

This unique retreat experience will leave you totally relaxed and thoroughly restored and you will leave with a tookit to help you put your own well-being back on the agenda.

Pop Up Retreat Package Combinations

Our pop up retreats can be combined with spa access, corporate wellness days, stress management workshops, self-care and time management talks as well as nurse-led health checks.

We have combined the very best approaches from Eastern and Western medicine to create retreats that not only gives you time out from your busy life but also and often crucially, takeaways to incorporate in to your everyday life.

Corporate Well-Being Pop Up Retreats

Well being at Work, Retreat Away Days, Corporate Wellness services

Indulge and Restore - A Pop-Up Retreat

Wellness retreat & Spa for that Special Occasion, Hen Party or Girly Get Together

Reviews of Pop-Up Retreats

“With barely a moment for myself in recent times, this Clear & Calm pop up retreat was recommended to me by a friend for some much needed “me time”. I hadn’t realised quite how much I needed some time out until I was there and during the session I felt myself appreciating the sense of pampering with a unique mix of relaxation techniques filling all the senses, including lovely extras – herbal teas and the wonderful aromas of essential oils. I would highly recommend these pop ups to anyone who leads a busy life as a method of taking some special care and attention to your wellbeing.”  

“I really enjoyed my experience of the 2 hour pop up Balance Retreat at Crow and Wild Wellness Centre. It was very calming and effortless. I felt I had learned some new self help skills to help me be still and calm. I was recovering from a debilitating virus and afterwards I was able to use the stimulating techniques to help clear my lungs affected by the viral infection. Thank you both to Helen and Gemma for such a lovely morning in a tranquil place. I look forward to attending another retreat experience.”


“Helen looks after me beautifully in terms of the monthly acupuncture sessions and I attended a two hour ‘pop-up’ at Harts Barn, led by Helen and Gemma. They made us all feel very relaxed and welcome. If I’m honest, some of the movements made me feel a little odd but Gemma was very good at letting us know that we were all feeling like pillocks and it really didn’t matter! I felt that the mixture of Qi Gong and yoga movements complimented each other really well, nothing strenuous but lots of really relaxing stuff. All in all, I came away feeling relaxed and comfortable and like I’d had a couple of hours of real ‘me time’, exactly what I was after! Thank you both”

“I was lucky enough to experience one of Helen’s Wellness experience mornings. Helen did an amazing job, I felt very comfortable, calm and peaceful. Helen’s love for health, wellness & Chinese Medicine is exceptional and I would highly recommend this mini retreat. Afterwards I felt so relaxed I couldn’t quite believe it was only a couple of hours or so – it felt like I’d taken a whole day off! Thank you Helen, I look forward to attending another pop-up retreat soon.”


Corporate Pop-Ups

“I would just like to say how well thought through and relevant the session you did for us was. You must have put a great deal of thought into making the most of hour for us. The atmosphere you created was amazing as it was in a board room. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and was inspired to do something with my girlfriends in the future. Thank you very much.” {Corporate Pop-Up Retreat}

“Thanks so much for coming into our office. Thoroughly enjoyed the session and it has taught me so much. I must admit that I did feel totally energised afterwards.  Looking forwards to the next one. Many thanks to you both.” {Corporate Pop-Up Retreat}