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Co-Founders Lynsey Gaffan and Jen Shackleton

Wellness Warriors is a retreat experience created by Lynsey Gaffan and Jen Shackleton in which a team of like-minded therapists, creatives, instructors and professionals come together to create a truly memorable wellness experience for their guests.

Lynsey is a qualified Level 3 Pilates instructor and ETM, Body Pump, Body Vive, Body Step Instructor. After many years of group training, she now runs her own Pilates business in Saffron Walden where she lives with her husband and two teenage boys.

Jen is an Accredited EFT & NLP Practitioner; experienced school leader and teacher; Level 2 ETM, POUND, PiYO & U13, Family & Adult Clubbercise instructor and mum. She runs her wellness and fitness business Peace-within alongside her teaching commitments at Thaxted Primary School. 

Our Wellness Team

Nat Ellis - NATYOGA


Nat has a 200hr yoga teaching diploma from Camyoga, a level 2 fitness instructor certification, is a qualified Burlexercise instructor and an advanced Reiki practitioner. As well as being a mum to three teenagers she also runs her yoga and holistic therapy business offering group and private sessions in Saffron Walden.

Jana Robinson - The Emerald Lounge


Jana has a Diploma in Interior Design, many years of experience in creating and developing beautiful spaces for private clients, and in 2019 she launched The Emerald Lounge  In her workshops she inspires with her knowledge and enthusiasm of all things colour and texture, empowering clients to make full use of both to enhance their wellbeing and mood. Jana lives in Saffron Walden with her husband and two teenage boys.

Dr Bella Smith - The Digital GP


Dr Bella Smith MMBS BMedSci (first) MRCP MRCGP (Merit) FSRH, otherwise known as 'The Digital GP', provides free, honest medical information to busy women through her website and social media blogs. GP Advisor for The Eve Appeal, Bella is a regular guest on radio and TV and works as a GP in Woodbridge, where she lives with her husband and two children.