A Retreat for Women wishing to regain your vital Female energy and unique 'Womaness' by introducing and integrating Holistic principals into your daily lives.


Hormone imbalances can disrupt our lives and prove difficult to navigate at the best of times.  Whether it be stress, thinning hair, weight gain, anxiety, mood changes, depression or fatigue, every woman needs support during these uncomfortable transitions. Each woman is unique and although we share many common symptoms, some mild and others debilitating, they all take their toll mentally, physically and emotionally.


On this AMAZING ‘Divine Woman’s Retreat’, you will relax, move, eat and learn how to transcend debilitating hormone imbalances.

We will teach you how to use Natural remedies and Therapies to support your symptoms, helping to retain your femininity, maintain your youthful appearance, quell anxiety and depression, reduce weight gain, and transcend fatigue and inertia.

This Retreat will empower you to tackle new chapters in your life with courage and enthusiasm.  On this Retreat we will show you how to slow down the physical signs of ageing, by tailoring each delegate's programme through the use of cutting edge technology, alongside a qualified Naturopath who specialises in hormone support.  She will identify your particular hormonal imbalances and then provide solutions through the use of specifically chosen therapies, treatments and exercises to fulfil your individual requirements.

Expect to leave this Retreat with:

A more defined sense of who you are;

A renewed invigorated appetite for life and love;

A rejuvenated appearance that will enable you to hold back the years.

The tools you need to adapt to a healthy positive life ahead.


You will be learning Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, specifically targeting anti-ageing and youthfulness. Each day we will be practising:


  • Mindfulness walking and breathing in ‘positive ions’ from nature to increase oxygenation of the blood for cell renewal.

  • Meditation for deeper purpose and positive manifestation.

  • Nutrition for anti aging skin regeneration from the inside out.

  • Facial Yoga (natural facelift) for decreasing lines and wrinkles.

  • Kundalini Yoga for mind body and inner spiritual growth.

  • There will also be Massage, Reiki healing, and Reflexology available on site at an additional extra cost.


This specialist Retreat focuses on

  • Hormone balancing

  • Detoxification

  •  Eradicating pathogens

  •  Rebalancing of good flora in the gut 

  • Supporting and increasing immune function

  •  Addressing nutrient deficiencies

  • Dietary changes and life style adjustments where necessary.

  • Naturopath Janet Nagel will be giving lectures on hormone imbalances focusing on Menopause, PMT, Stress, Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression, as well as pre- and post Menopause, to assist those ladies to regain their confidence, stability, youth and vitality to better enjoy and even relish the Golden Years. Each delegate is treated as per their individual needs.




Away from the stress and pressure of everyday life, you will be able to experience living ‘in the moment’. As your body relaxes and your mind clears, you will be more aware of sights, sounds, smells and how you feel. In this mindful state you will be more receptive to transformation through Yoga, Meditation, Mindful Walks, and Nutrition focusing on rejuvenation at a cellular level. Through these techniques you will be better equipped to navigate yourself through the next 5 years of your life maximising your wellness and ensuring longevity and health into retirement.



May 26 - June  1st   2019 -      FULL

July 1st  - July 8th  2019   - FULL  - Taking bookings for 2020



  • 6 nights full board at Garderes le Manoir de la Source, with delicious vegetarian inspired healing foods.

  • A 2 hour health assessment for each delegate using the BodySonic Magnetic Resonance Scanner.

  • Nutritional advice and information on the most effective natural remedies suited to you.

  • Daily guided holistic walks, practising mindfulness.

  • Daily onsite Yoga classes.

  • Daily Meditation Class.

  • Optional demonstrations and talks on holistic health and wellbeing practices and principles, including anti-ageing techniques and regimes.





Health assessment with Naturopath Janet Nagel

Lunch: Holistic locally sourced nutritious food.

Relaxation for contemplative solo exploration to absorb the wisdom of this magical retreat.


Dinner: Nutritious healing foods for cellular repair and restoration.

Optional talk or demonstration on Holistic lifestyle practices.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change.








£1,725 pp

£2,495 pp

£1,725 pp

£1,995 pp


£1,350 pp



  • Air fares. Nearest airports are Toulouse and Lourdes / Tarbes/Bordeaux

  • Airport transfers (we can provide contact details of car hire and taxis)

  • 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



What is a BodySonic Magnetic Resonance Scanner? It is a non invasive piece of technology that measures your resistance to substances and pathogens, and can detect blockages within the body and its systems. It uses frequency scanning to trace hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, allergies, all pathogens, to identify parasites, funguses, bacteria and viral infections, heavy metal toxicity, health of all the organs, such cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal, liver, lung and kidney function, brain response, bone density, blood sugar, cholesterol and body fat, and immune function to name a few. Treatments for certain ailments, such as difficult to eradicate viruses, parasites and MRI bacterial infections, digestive and autoimmune issues which can then be treated by the Bioresonance machine to enhance performance.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purifiy the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and nondenominational.
Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
What is Meditation? 
Meditation in Kundalini Yoga contains specific, practical tools that carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra (chanting), mudra (hand position), and focus. The range and variety of meditation techniques in the Kundalini Yoga tradition is truly extraordinary. Yogi Bhajan passed on hundreds of meditations tailored to specific applications. There are meditations that reduce stress, work on addictions, increase vitality, and clear chakras, to name a few. While there exist many, many styles and approaches to meditation, what sets this approach to meditation apart is its precision, effectiveness, and practicality.
What is Facial Yoga?
Facial Yoga tones facial and neck muscles while maintaining a relaxed look. Essentially, facial yoga is a form of exercise, which means it tones and tightens your face. As you exercise these muscles, you're drawing blood, oxygen and extra circulation to this delicate skin, which can stimulate collagen production and emulates youth.
What sort of clothing do I need to bring? Comfortable clothes for meditation and yoga, some walking shoes, swimming costume, loose fitting clothes for very hot weather, and a jumper or cardigan for cooler evenings.
What level of Yoga will I be expected to do? Classes will encompass all levels of Yoga.






Janet Nagel - Naturopath and Wellness Practioner
Janet Nagel is a South African registered Health Practitioner, practising (since 2000), from the Bhealthy clinics in the Western Cape.
Janet studied Naturopathic Analysis and Iridology at the College of Natural Medicine in Brisbane, Australia up until 1999. She also graduated in Herbal Medicine from Oxford College UK. Since then she has studied Live Blood Analysis, using a microscope attached to a screen to view and show clients blood irregularities. She also uses the BodySonic MRA Scan to assess numerous health conditions and problems.
Janet opened health shops in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Plettenberg Bay, Stellenbosch and now three Bhealthy shops since 2008, currently operating in Somerset West, Paarl and Table View South Africa. She specialises in Herbal Medicine, Live Blood Analysis, Bioresonance Health Scanning, Iridology and nutrition.
Janet’s mission is to educate the public in taking control of their own health through diet, lifestyle, good supplementation and herbal remedies with access to reliable information and advice. Her focus is on treating the cause of the illness / ailment as opposed to treating symptoms. She is a regular contributor for journals and publications, articles and newsletters, giving cutting edge information on new products and procedures in Complementary Health and natural medicines. She will also be lecturing and practicing at health retreats in France and Greece during 2019. Janet has brought up her family on only natural medicines, good foods and lots of love and has been passionate about natural health, since her own experiences with health issues at 18 years of age.



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.