Dr Sohère Roked's 'Happy Hormones' 4-Night Autumn Retreat in Collaboration with Sust! Health

13th-17th October 2023, North Devon

By popular demand!...Join Dr Sohère and the Sust! team for this 4-night 'Happy Hormones' health retreat in North Devon this Autumn, 13th-17th October 2023.

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!

This retreat is perfect for anyone wanting to take a healthy mini break, to focus on their health, and meet fun and interesting new people.

What's Included...

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!!

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.


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.

Nutritious Food

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 Sohère 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 Sohère during the group sessions is conducive to learning, sharing, and asking questions.

The opportunity to have a private consultation package with Dr Sohère 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 Sohère that will take place a few weeks before the start of the retreat.

During this call, Dr Sohère 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 Sohère 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.


You will stay in the luxurious boutique Woodlands guesthouse overlooking the beautiful West Lyn Valley in Exmoor, a perfect place to retreat. Woodlands is a 4.5 star rated fully licenced bed and breakfast with 6 boutique rooms owned and operated by Steve and Lesley and is the perfect place to stay to explore the many delights that Exmoor, Lynton and Lynmouth has to offer.  

Spectacular coastal hikes in one of the UK’s most inspiring walking regions are accessible from the doorstep. Guests can experience the breath-taking scenery of Devon’s South Coast Path and allow our professional hiking guides to lead you on a nature journey exploring the diverse wildlife of the region, encompassing rivers, waterfalls, forests, moorlands and ocean cliffs.


Luxury Twin or King Room at Woodlands Guesthouse - Ensuite Bathroom

  • Twin or Double share £850 per person
  • Single occupancy £1,550
  • 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
  • 1 Room Available

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 Room Available

Standard Twin or Double Room at Pine Lodge Guesthouse - Ensuite Bathroom 

  • Twin or Double share: £695 per person
  • Single occupancy: £1,240
  • Perfect for friends wishing to share or couples
  • 2 Rooms 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.
  • 1 Room Available

Meet the Sust! Team

Dr Sohère
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. 

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.

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.

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 Sohère and can’t wait to share her passion for movement and nutrition during this exciting event.

Example Daily Programme

8-8.45am: Body Sculpt
8.45-9.30am: Yoga flow
10.30am: Breakfast
11.15-12.15pm: 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.

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 Sohère.
  • Cold Water 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 Sohère. * Additional cost
  • Optional pre-retreat hormone testing. * Additional cost


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.

'Happy Hormone's Retreat

13th-17th October 2023

North Devon

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