Nourish, Move, Release, Relax
Sophies Women’s Wellness Retreat is designed to heal, forgive and harmonise the past. To release physically, mentally and emotionally; experiencing a body and soul connection like never before
We all have blockages, struggles and layers of conditioning that need letting go of. You are invited to connect into yourself on a much deeper level through the daily workshops and practices. To gain a greater knowledge and understanding of your true purpose, passions and desires.
Gift yourself this time to feel at peace with yourself.
What you can expect:
Self love workshops- manifesting, visualising, intention setting & trigger release.
Movement practices- yoga (traditional and non traditional), dancing & mindful walks.
Breath work & meditations.
Sound healing & yoga nidra.
Wholesome, nourishing foods, drinks and elixirs.
All food and drink is lovingly prepared by our private chef, fresh, organic and plant based, and locally sourced where possible.
You will leave feeling inspired, empowered, connected & clear… full of love & energy.
“Sophie’s retreats are the best investment you will make. I felt like I could be 100% ME. I am leaving with a whole new lease of life.”
22nd – 28th September 2019
INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT?
6 nights full board at Garderes le Manoir de la Source, with delicious vegetarian inspired healing foods.
Daily Self Love workshops.
Daily Ayurveda treatments.
Daily guided holistic walks, practising mindfulness.
Daily movement practice.
Daily Meditation Class.
Optional demonstrations and talks on holistic health and wellbeing practices and principles, including anti-ageing techniques and regimes.
A TYPICAL RETREAT DAY
Juices / teas
Meditation and movement
Free time / Massage / 1:2:1 Coaching
Evening ceremonies / circles / relaxations.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change.
TO QUALIFY FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE PRICE BOOK BY 31.03.19
Double room ensuite (2 people sharing)
Double room ensuite (single occupancy)
Twin room ensuite (2 people sharing)
Double room shared bathroom (single occupancy)
Twin room shared bathroom (2 people sharing)
Air fares. Nearest airports are Toulouse and Lourdes / Tarbes.
Airport transfers (can be arranged with Sophie).
Additional onsite massage or holistic treatments. These can be arranged with prior notice.
Travel insurance. We strongly recommend purchasing insurance in case of illness, injury, personal or family emergencies etc.
Garderes is a fabulous place where you will be truly cared for. The Manoir is beautifully decorated as one would expect from Kathryn, who takes every small detail into consideration. The surrounding area in the Gers is breathtaking, with private forests and rolling hillsides. You will certainly find very little anywhere that will give you what Garderes offers its guests.You will love this place and the wonderful hosts for sure.
Linda Bretherton – author and Ayurvedic Master UK
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I come on this retreat? This is so much more than a yoga retreat. This is for women that want to transform, and shift the way you are living to something beyond your wildest dreams. You are investing in YOU!
What is Sound Healing? Using sound with instruments to access the bodies energy frequencies to help restore balance to the body.
What is Yoda Nidra? Also known as sleep meditation. The ultimate relaxation technique. The practice is done lying down with support, sound of a soft voice and some calming music and maybe instruments.
What is a Cocao Ceremony? Cocao is a powerful plant medicine with many health benefits. Cocao is a heart opener that paves the way for transformation. A popular ritual performed in the yoga community.
What is Womb Connection? Meditation and movement to connect to your creative energy source.
What clothing shall I bring? You’ll need comfortable clothing to move freely in, casual clothing for the workshops, swimwear, walking shoes, something warm for the evening. A few outfits that you feel like a total goddess in! Pj’s. Also bring a notepad or journal.
Do I need any prior experience? No experience is needed what so ever. All women are welcome who want growth. Sophie will make you feel at home and guide you through everything.
YOUR HOSTS AND TEACHERS
Sophie Wild – Self Love and Wellness Coach
Sophie is a certified health coach, yoga teacher and has a BA in events management. She is a Holistic Birth mentor and Self Love coach. Sophie is on a global mission to help thousands of women fall madly in love with themselves and have the most positive and empowered pregnancy & birth experience.
She hosts women’s circles, workshops and retreats, and coaches groups and private clients. Find out more about Sophie on her Facebook page and on Instagram.
Sadie Pickering – Holistic Therapist and Healer
Sadie will be offering full body massages as well as Skin-Soul Rhythm Of Beauty Seasonal Alignments and Facials, illustrating the importance of balance, self-love and how our daily rituals root the soul. From a young age she was drawn to crystals and always loved giving friends and family massages, training to Reiki level 2 when she was 17 years old. During her years as an actress, Sadie suffered from hormonal imbalances which caused severe acne, this was the spark to lead Sadie to learn more and which inevitably to continue her training, allowing her to help others.
“I will be using award winning flower and plant medicine products which integrate the earth, fire, water and spirit of each season and creates a space for true nourishment, beauty and awakening.”
“Sadie has always had healing hands.” Anna Friel
Kathryn Plowright has often been described as a pioneer in complementary medicine and holistic therapies, and the woman responsible for bringing these alternative healing approaches onto the high street and into the public consciousness over a quarter of a century ago.
Coming from a corporate background in PR Kathryn was struck down with a devastating illness from which conventional medicine gave her no chance of recovery. Kathryn decided to ‘find her own path’ out of ill health through nature and its boundless healing properties. The result was her inception over 25 years ago of The Medicine Shop & Clinic, a collaboration of complementary medicine and therapies under one roof. Kathryn fast became a leading authority on the subject, touring the world, giving countless interviews on radio and TV, and writing for newspapers and magazines, promoting the benefits of holistic healthcare.
I have dedicated my life’s work to Complementary Medicine and therapies, having embraced Naturopathy and trained in Homeopathy, Herbal medicine, Kinesiology, Reiki, Aromatherapy, holistic Nutrition, EFT, Reflexology, Bach Flower Therapy, Colour therapy, and Crystal healing. On this journey I discovered the path to health, vitality and happiness, through personal growth both emotionally and spiritually.
As a Master Energy Practitioner I have designed this retreat, in order to share the contents of my ‘tool box’ and help you develop the skills and knowledge you require to heal your body, your mind and your life, in a safe and gentle way with no harmful side effects, but with mindfulness and gratitude.
Kathryn Plowright is the owner of Garderes.