‘HAPPY HORMONES’ 4-NIGHT AUTUMN RETREAT- WITH DR SOHERE!

By popular demand!...Join Dr Sohere and the Sust! team for this 4-night 'Happy Hormones' health retreat in North Devon this Autumn. We have an incredible retreat programme in store for you....hiking, yoga, Pilates, resistance training, cold water immersion, a mouth-watering menu....plus expert talks focused on hormone health!
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Date:
13th-17th October 2023
Location:
Lynton, Devon, UK
Accommodation:
Guest House
Length of Retreat:
4 nights
Retreat Code:

HH-OCT23

Your hosts:

Sohere, Natalie, Lesley, Steve,

Cost:

£850 for a Luxury twin ensuite

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Sust! Health is thrilled to welcome back Doctor Sohere to deliver yet another of our signature ‘Happy Hormones’ retreats North Devon. This unique retreat combines a medical AND holistic approach to personalised hormone balancing.

Dr Sohere will immerse us into the complex and fascinating world of hormones through a series of expert talks that will take place over the weekend. In addition, the opportunity to order hormone tests and book a private consultation during the retreat is a fabulous opportunity for anyone who wishes to take the guesswork out and identify any potential areas of hormone imbalance. These tests can then be reviewed during the one-on-one consultation, providing a personalised roadmap to hormone balance through nutrition, supplements and body-identical hormone support.

Following the Fit, Flow, Fuel structure offered at Sust!, the daily programme includes informative hormone talks, beautiful hikes within Exmoor National Park, resistance-band training, vinyasa yoga, pilates, restorative yoga, and cold water dipping.

This retreat will take place at Woodlands Guesthouse from Friday 13th October to Tuesday 17th October. Woodlands is an imposing Victorian guesthouse overlooking the West Lyn Valley situated a short stroll away from the village of Lynton. There is an onsite Infrared Sauna and hot-tub, and each room has an ensuite bathroom, providing a peaceful haven to retreat and relax.

DOCTOR SOHERE

Dr Sohère is a GP with a specialist interest in Integrative Medicine and hormone health. Based in Knightsbridge, she has been prescribing bio and body identical hormones for many years and sees hormone balance as the foundation of health. Her popular wellness programmes focused on hormone health have helped to empower her clients to understand the interplay between hormone balance and lifestyle. She is a strong advocate of taking your health into your own hands and using knowledge combined with a healthy lifestyle to nurture and create health. Dr Sohere is truly an expert in the field of hormone balance and a passionate advocate of diet and lifestyle strategies to optimise hormone health. You can learn more about Dr Sohere at www.drsohereroked.co.uk

NATALIE

Natalie is a yoga, pilates, and fitness instructor based in North Devon and the owner and founder of Sust! Health Retreats. She has enjoyed an extensive career in the health retreat industry both as a teacher and manager and she is dedicated to motivate, inspire, and educate people through unique and exceptional health retreat programmes based within Exmoor National Park.

Natalie will be hosting this event alongside Dr Sohere and can’t wait to share her passion for movement and nutrition during this exciting event.

LESLEY

Lesley is a qualified cold water therapist and educator. Her passion for cold water dipping has lead her to research deeply into the topic and she enjoys sharing this knowledge and personally coaching small groups in and around Exmoor National Park at her favourite wild swim spots. Lesley is also a Nordic Walking instructor, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness teacher.

STEVE

Steve is a chef and the owner of Woodlands Guesthouse. You will find him beavering away in the kitchen for days prior to the retreat simmering bone broth, slow-cooking stews and soups, dehydrating nuts, seeds and crackers, and sourcing the very best produce from UK farms that form the basis of the SUST! food ethos. 

HIKING

October is a wonderful time to visit North Devon and enjoy the specular Autumn colours within Exmoor National Park at this time of year. We have some magnificent guided hikes in store for you that take in the best of the South West Coast Path and National Trust hiking trails. Hikes will typically be 3-4 hours long (they are worth it!) and between 5-9 miles depending on the option you choose. 

Wooded valleys
Tea break!

FITNESS AND YOGA

The morning classes are all about getting your muscles pumping and your body moving. Resistance training (the fun way) using mini-resistance bands (and good music!) will prime your muscles and your metabolism for the rest of the day. Dynamic yoga or Pilates will follow afterwards to further awaken, strengthen, and stretch the body…the perfect way to work up an appetite for a protein-packed, hormone-balancing brunch 😉 Other classes on offer throughout the weekend include mini-rebounding and dance.

After a day of classes, hiking, cold water dipping, and nutrition talks, the day will draw to a close with a restorative yoga class to facilitate profound relaxation, restorative stretching and deep rest.

Pilates flow
Restorative Yoga

COLD WATER IMMERSION

Cold water immersion in secret swim spots along the North Devon Coast will take your breath away (in the best possible way). Nature is at the heart of the Sust! experience so if you are a lover of rivers and the sea, and you are open-minded about trying cold water immersion, then this weekend provides a brilliant opportunity for beginners and seasoned cold dippers alike, to reap the many benefits of this practice in a supportive and safe environment. Be warned….you might become addicted!!

FUEL

Prepare to have your socks blown off with a nutrient-packed, seasonal menu showcasing local Devon produce. The Sust! menu proudly provides quality dietary protein to stabilise blood sugar and facilitate muscle synthesis. Ethically sourced seafood, meat, eggs and dairy will feature in most meals, but plant-based eaters will be not be disappointed as our Vegetarian menu is equally satisfying and delicious. Punchy and informative nutritional talks, quizzes and practical demonstrations impart simple, take-home tips and knowledge that you can implement right away at home.

HORMONE TALKS AND CONSULTATIONS

Dr Sohere will give daily talks covering the basics of hormone health. We will learn the signs of symptoms of hormone imbalance and how to bring hormones back into balance through diet, lifestyle, supplements and bio identical HRT. The friendly, supportive environment created by Dr Sohere during the group sessions is conducive to learning, sharing, and asking questions.

The opportunity to have a private consultation package with Dr Sohere before, and during, the retreat, will be available as an additional add-on cost of £400. Included in this package is a virtual, pre-retreat call with Dr Sohere that will take place a few weeks before the start of the retreat. During this call, Dr Sohere will advise on any optional hormone testing that you might wish to order to identify any areas of hormone imbalance (recommended tests include blood tests, the Dutch test, adrenal testing**) Following this, an additional private consultation with Dr Sohere during the retreat will be arranged where hormone tests can be reviewed (if applicable) and personal hormone-balancing strategies discussed. Guests are welcome to bring the results of any previous testing that they have had done, and these can also be reviewed during your consultation.

**Please note that any hormone tests will be charged extra and ordered through a specialist lab.

TRAVEL

Travel direct in your own car and park onsite, or if you prefer to take the train, Woodlands Guesthouse is a 40 minute taxi ride from Barnstaple Station, or 75 minute taxi ride from Tiverton Parkway. We do our best to connect guests travelling by train to facilitate taxi-sharing.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Woodlands Guesthouse or nearby Pine Lodge Guesthouse
  • 3 x 6-9 mile guided hikes in Exmoor National Park (short options available)
  • 2 x nutritious meals a day using local Farm produce.
  • Hiking snacks, fruit, tea station and coffee pod machine
  • Daily resistance training with the mini-bands
  • Daily yoga flow and restorative yoga classes
  • Pilates, mini-rebounding, and dance class.
  • Daily hormone talks with Dr Sohere
  • Cold Dipping Immersion talk and 1 x practical session per day in the river or sea.
  • Use of onsite Infrared Sauna and hot-tub
  • Optional private consultation with Dr Sohere * Additional cost
  • Optional pre-retreat hormone testing* Additional cost

EXAMPLE DAILY PROGRAMME

  • 8-8.45am Body Sculpt
  • 8.45-9.30am: Yoga flow
  • 10.30: Breakfast
  • 11.15-12.15: Hormone Talk
  • 12.30-4pm: Hike and wild swim.
  • 4-5pm: Restorative Yoga
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7-8pm Hormone Talk
  • 8-9pm: Evening saunas/ hot tub

The retreat begins on Friday at 3pm (arrivals from 2pm) and will kick off straight away! The programme runs until 11am on Monday morning 🙂

COST

Luxury Twin or King Room at Woodlands Guesthouse- Ensuite Bathroom

  • Twin or Double share £850 per person
  • Single occupancy £1550
  • Perfect for friends or couples
  • **3 ROOMS AVAILABLE***

Standard Small Double Room at Woodland Guesthouse -Ensuite Bathroom

  • Double share: £595 per person
  • Single occupancy: £895
  • Perfect for a couple or someone wishing to have a room to themselves
  • ***SOLD OUT***

Standard Medium Double Room at Woodland Guesthouse -Ensuite Bathroom

  • Double share: £645 per person
  • Single occupancy: £995
  • Perfect for a couple or someone wishing to have a room to themselves
  • ***1 AVAILABLE***

Standard Twin or Double Room at PINE LODGE GUESTHOUSE- Ensuite Bathroom

  • Twin or Double share: £695 per person
  • Single occupancy: £1240
  • Perfect for friends wishing to share or couples
  • Pine Lodge Guesthouse is a 3 minute stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse
  • ***1 AVAILABLE****

King room at PINE LODGE GUESTHOUSE with lounge and ensuite Bathroom

  • Double share: £745 per person
  • Single occupancy: £1290
  • Perfect for couples or someone wanting a large bed to themselves
  • Pine Lodge Guesthouse is a 3 minute stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse
  • ***1 AVAILABLE****

JOIN US!!

This weekend retreat caters for ALL ages and ALL fitness levels! This is also a retreat that is completely open to men too!! Please do not feel intimidated by the amount of exercise. All activities are optional! 

If you are curious to understand more about hormone health and be inspired by all things health, then don’t hesitate to join us on this fabulous health retreat guaranteed to leave you energised, educated nourished and HAPPY!

Get your Hormones Sust!!