The Body Retreat

The Body Retreat

Women Only Weight Loss & Wellbeing Retreats

Juls Abernethy

Juls had a varied professional career, from Catering & Hospitality Management to HR and Training Director. It was during her HR career that Juls developed a real interest in self-improvement techniques in particular the relationships between thoughts and behaviours and habit formation and this lead to her studying Neuro Linguistic Programming to Master level. It was then that Juls decided that she wanted to use her behaviour coaching skills in a holistic way and began training as a Hypnotherapist at the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and now specialises in women’s well being, weight management, stress and Sleep.

Having suffered from Burnout Juls is passionate about helping other women recognise the signs and symptoms and understand how they can help themselves to better manage stress in their daily lives.

Juls follows the strict codes of ethics of the National Guild of Hypnotists and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis which includes client confidentiality and ensures that she continues to develop professionally.

As well as managing the behaviour programme for The Body Retreat Juls began to develop her skill and training in food and nutrition and has trained at one of the UK’s leading cookery schools and has participated in the Nutrition Forum at the University of West London and now oversees the kitchens on retreat.

In her free time Juls loves to be outdoors especially cold water swimming.

Julie Brealy

The Body Retreat Julie Brealy

After a successful 20 year career as a semi -pro sportswoman, Julie decided to channel her passion for fitness to help others who wanted to achieve but didn’t know how to start.

Julie is a certified Stenght and Conditionng Coach, Level 4 Personal Trainer, Level 4 Master Kettlebell Trainer, Running & Sports coach and Weight Management & Obesity Specialist and premier designer of some of the top weight loss bootcamps in the UK.

Julie has work and studied health and fitness for over 20 years and what sets Julie apart from other trainers is her down to earth attitude and incredible techniques to inspire everyone she works with to reach goals they never thought possible.

Believing in total body fitness Julie’s programmes are not one hit wonders as she believes in working with you to ensure that you see and feel results quickly while at the same time building a strong foundation for your future health.

Julie’s personal passion for fitness has seen her seek out the best national and international coaches and trainers to continually develop her own skills and knowledge and these are passed on to you though her dynamic and creative style of training.

Julie has completed 3 ultra marathons, 10 marathons and over thirty half marathons around the world.


Kate Delmar Morgan at The Body Retreat

Kate graduated with a first class honours degree in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster and is fully registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy, the Nutritional Therapy Council and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Kate specialises in working with people who have high levels of stress, She runs clinics in west London focusing on weight loss and sports performance. Kate’s approach is friendly, practical,calm and she provides realistic recommendations. Above all her first priority is to inspire people to make more healthful food choices and be interested in food and the part it plays in health.

Kate enjoys outdoor events including triathlons, running and trekking.

Dr Miranda Bevis

Dr Miranda Bevis at The Body Retreat

Dr Miranda was introduced to Mindfulness 10 years ago, and her experience of it has been immensely positive, both personally and professionally: It is a powerful life enhancing approach, together with being a safe and effective therapeutic tool. Dr Miranda has been teaching the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course for four years to both groups and individuals.

Her other qualifications include a BSc in Physiology, a Medical Degree (MB BS) from St Bartholomew’s Hospital. While working part-time as a GP, she gained a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, and became a BACP accredited counsellor in 2005. In 2001, Dr Miranda gave up medicine to concentrate on counselling, and to further her studies into Yoga, which she has been practicing since 2005. Dr Miranda is also an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner.


Devon born and bred, Sharon lives in the South Hams, just outside of Modbury,  with husband, Andy, and two dogs, Colin and Bill.
After working for nearly 40 years for a large corporate company, leading on learning and Development, and more recently HR, Sharon was delighted to be able to retire early and spend time doing the things shes loves, like sewing ( Sharon makes our gift bags) and walking – although obviously not at the same time !
Sharon helps Julie with client correspondence and Juls with social media admin, Sharon alsos supports our Body Breakthrough clients on and off retreat, inspiring them with her own weight loss journey.