What It’s All About
At Champneys we understand that pregnancy can be a stressful time with lots of conflicting advice and information. To help combat this uncertainty, we have partnered with expert KG hypnobirthing teacher, Terri Irvin to develop a bespoke 2 day hypnobirthing break designed for parents that want a safe, controlled and calm birth for mum and baby. We aim to leave you feeling relaxed, revived, informed and empowered. Ready to progress confidently in your pregnancy as you approach the birth of your baby.
During a TIME KGHypnobirthing break you will enjoy expert led workshops to help you understand how anatomy and physiology play key roles in birth. You’ll learn powerful techniques such as meditation, visualisation and mindfulness which together form the basis of hypnobirthing. Following the course, you will have access to Terri’s ongoing support services as well as recordings, literature and online resources for continued practise at home.
Outside of the classes you will have plenty of time to enjoy full use of the grounds and spa facilities as well as our delicious dining options.
Champneys is the perfect environment for you to relax, bond with your bump and birthing partner and make the most of expert support from birthing professionals, all delivered in our luxury spa setting.
The TIME Hypnobirthing retreat at Champneys has been created to help you to really care for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing at a life-changing time. We understand time is precious for new parents so this course has been designed to be the only ante-natal preparation class you will need whilst spending quality time with each other.
Wellness Starts In The Womb
Begin your journey to an empowered pregnancy and birth with Champneys. You are in safe hands.
Terri Irvin is the owner and founder of ‘TIME: Bump & Beyond’, a company that prides itself on furnishing expectant parents with the knowledge and tools for a calm, controlled and healthy birth.
Terri’s career has taken her across all avenues within the spa and wellness industry. Taking a leap from spa management, Terri gained experience as an International Skincare & Treatment Trainer, travelling from Moscow to New York, Dubai and Delhi, working with 5* Spas refining her expertise, not only in understanding the importance of the customer experience, but also the products and ingredients that define and compliment relaxation & skin health.
However, it wasn’t until Terri’s own pregnancy with her daughter that the truly transformational point in her professional and personal life began. Hypnobirthing throughout her pregnancy had a profound effect on Terri and she discovered that support, although available, wasn’t targeted or personalised. Information was lacking on birth-care and the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind during this time. It rapidly became clear that the benefits of supporting parents right from conception delivers rewards and benefits far exceeding anyone’s expectations. Terri’s emphatic passion for wellness had a new focus and she trained extensively across the topic of pregnancy, wellness and childbirth and is a fully qualified practitioner of Gold Standard KGHypnobirthing.
Terri’s vast knowledge of Spa, combined with her passion to promote safer, healthier pregnancies and births, have to lead her to campaign for a spa reform where the largest enterprise focusing on health, wellbeing and recreation, strips wellness right back to its core and focuses on how…”Wellness Starts in the Womb”.
Terri says: “Research has shown that the physical and mental wellbeing of the mother during pregnancy is directly linked to the health and development of the baby. My vision is to introduce the ethos and establishment of health from the womb, encouraging parents to the Spa environment during pregnancy in order to combine physical and mental health relief. This will assist in reducing the need for medical intervention during birth, help avoid conditions born of stress, whilst also removing anxiety, doubt and misinformation, through positive support and health recommendations."
My husband and I completed the hypnobirthing course in preparation for the birth of our second child. We went into the course not anticipating that we would learn a huge amount particularly as this was our second child. In fact, we were very wrong. We were able to go through our first birth story and understand how the birth went the way it did and how hypnobirthing could have helped us. This really helped my husband to understand why I was so keen to have a home birth and do hypnobirthing.
Terri’s support after the course was also incredible, she went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed and was always on hand to chat through any concerns we had.
The birth itself was also an amazing experience. The home delivery was everything we wanted it to be and I managed to reach full dilation using hypnobirthing. Gas and air gave me a little boost to bring him into the world but the classes and practising all the scripts and visualisations undoubtedly helped me to remain calm and relaxed throughout. The midwives were really impressed and found it hard to judge when I was having a contraction as I was so calm.
In summary, I would wholeheartedly recommend Terri. Her support and words of encouragement meant that second time round it was a magical experience for our little family.
– Lucy Farrell (Sept 2019)
We attended Terri's hypnobirthing course and it was amazing. I didn't know what to expect, as I didn't know much about this technique for birth. It gave us all of the tools and techniques we need to have our baby in the best way for mum, baby and me. It was really useful to find out things that the hospitals and professionals don't tell you and gave us so much information and questions to ask to make our birth a positive experience for our new family.
The relaxation techniques and meditations are really relaxing for mum and opened the birthing process up to me to feel more involved in the weeks leading up to the birth, so mum isn't left to feel like she's on her own. The course is really relaxed and we didn't feel any problems with asking any questions we had for Terri. Thank you so much and we can't recommend this course enough to new parents to be
– Anthony & India (August 2019)
2 days, 1 nights’ accommodation
● Arrival at 2pm. The programme starts at 3pm and includes a twilight relaxation script session in
● Introductions and Welcome by Terri Irvin + welcome pack
● A healthy buffet lunch, three-course dinner and a healthy buffet breakfast
● Unlimited use of spa facilities
● Champneys Pregnancy Massage (50 mins) for one
● Champneys Massage (50 mins) for partner if attending
● Up to 20 different classes per day
● Bespoke 12-hour antenatal hypnobirthing, wellness and relaxation course
● Ask the expert sessions
● Relaxation and therapeutic practices to help you prepare for birth
● Audio and literature to take home and work with until the birth of your baby
● Ongoing support on your return home
If you find the retreat you were looking for is sold out or your preferred room type is not available, please email CER@champneys.com and include the title and date of the retreat you would like to book. Alternatively please call us on 0843 5611 943. We often have reserved spaces available which do not appear on the website.
There is a minimum number of people required for the break to run. Breaks will be cancelled if numbers are insufficient 2 weeks before the start of the break.