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Welcome to this extraordinary and magical land and my beautiful retreat centre

This is the area where Mary Magdalene and Jeshua lived in the South West of France. The land here is filled with their loving energies and is also a huge portal of light. Astaria Woods lives here all year round. She runs a retreat centre at the foothills of the famous Mount Bugarach offering transformational tours facilitated by her deep connection with this sacred land, and 25 years experience of the healing arts.

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Mary Madgalene Caves

 Meditation to bring forth The Magdalene, Sanander and the Sacred Mountain Bugarach  

The land of the mountain Bugarach, is a large portal of light and the place where Mary Magdalene and Jeshua used to live. In simple terms the land that emits love. This is my gift to  be able to transmit these powerful but loving energies which help clear through old patterns and bring you more into alignment with the real you, your divine essence.

Next event: March 10th at 700 pm-7.45pm BST (London)    Cost:10 Euros

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A Journey Home
The Sacred Land of Jesua & Magdalene

        with Dance & Sound
   Intimate Group Maximum 9 people

3th  September – 9th  September 2022

Astaria Woods & Eleana Oceanheart

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In Southern France, in a region called the Aude, is a very special place. It was home to Jesua and Magdalene who lived here, performing their healings and ceremonies. The land here in imbibed with their love and highly energetic, containing many portals of light. This is the setting for our weeks retreat, 'A Journey Home – The Sacred Land of Jesua & Magdalene'.


Astaria Woods and Eleana Oceanheart will be co-facilitating this event at Astaria's retreat centre opposite the famous Bugarach Mountain. As well as visiting the sacred sites of the area, and connecting with the energies  Eleana will be offering conscious dance both on the land and in the centre. Astaria will be working with intuitive sound to enhance the experience and accelerate the healing process. 

Together as a group of up to 9 people, hosts included we will be connecting with the sacred ceremonies of this area, bringing them alive through dance and sound.


This is an unique opportunity to deeply immerse yourself in the energies of this magical land and powerfully return home to who you truly are.


Download PDF's below for more information and bookings.



 Organised Retreats taking place at Centre


  • Maximum 4 people

  • Breakfast and Evening Meal

  • Your own bedroom

  • Trips to sacred places in the immediate area

  • Time for integration and relaxation

  • An evening of sound and so much more.....

  • Transport to and from Carcassonne Airport/Train Station 

  • Contact me for more information and price

Bespoke Retreats for Individuals

These retreats are tailored to the individuals needs; max 3 days and it is essential that your bring your own transport

  • Coaching Sessions to help with your life path

  • Healing Sessions

  • Half day trips to the sacred sites

  • Shamanic Sessions with the drum and voice

  • Breakfast and evening meal if required

  • Contact me for more information and price

How Astaria works

Astaria Woods offers a unique retreat experience. She holds a loving, grounded space in which to experience this powerful, magical land. Not only will you be visiting the sacred sites, you will also be encouraged to connect deeply with the high vibrational, energies, assisting you to make huge and permanent shifts in your life.

Astaria works with her highly attuned intuition; there is no set agenda. This allows for greater freedom and flexibility. Her groups are small offering a deeper and more intimate experience.

The centre is a place for creating intuitive sound through musical instruments and voice. Sound is a powerful medium for shifting energies and is one of Astaria's passions. You may be invited to join her in one of her musical evenings.

Join Astaria for a magical, life-changing experience.

Also Offering

   One Day Tour - Maximum 4

   Available to people not staying at the centre

   €150 for a group for 5 hours


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Rennes le Bains

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Energy Vortex by Lake
Energy Vortex by Lake

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Rennes le Bains

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How would it feel to be more your true, authentic self, to have greater joy?

Can you imagine yourself being free of anxieties, old behavioural patterns?

How would it feel to let yourself not be in control?

This in itself brings freedom.

Would you like to feel healthy and to have your body start to regenerate?

I can help you with all these things and so much more.

We are now in a new paradigm where things have speeded up to such an extent that it no longer takes years to clear our old patterns, traumas etc, it is immensely quick and can often be dealt with in one or two sessions.

One Hour Session with Astaria Woods 

80 Euros - Sessions take place on Zoom or in my home

I offer a free 10 minutes session for people 

who have not worked with me before to see if we are complementary for each other.




It was a wonderful week with Astaria.The life in her beautiful stone house directly at the foot of the mountain Bugarach.It was very comfortable.


Astaria made music with wonderful instruments I feel that her heart is totally connected to them.

Everyone had a transformational healing from Astaria.

We were also alot in the silent nature.We swam in the lakes and the river with the thermal waters..


Our visit to the caves of the Magdalene and the other sacred sites touched me deeeply and has impowered me to trust in my life.Thank you for this healing week

September 2019

Monika Jeitler    Austria



About three years ago I came to this sacred area and visited Fountains des Amours where Mary Magdalene was reputed to have baptised people.I lay back on the rock there and was immediately transported to a dream that I had had in my early thirties, of a place with waterfalls and pristine water. At the time I had no idea where this place was.This is the place of my dream. I am here to let people experience these high frequencies of light.

Now I live in a beautiful house opposite the sacred mountain Bugarach which is a huge portal of light. 

I love to take people out into nature to connect with the beauty, the wildness, the elements and the beloved Magdalene energies and other beings of light that are connected with the land here. It brings you back into your expansive self.

My passion is to help people move from pain and repetitive patterns to a more joyful life where you feel really alive and want to get up in the morning! 

I have been on my own deep healing journey for many years.It is a journey of wanting to be free to become completely me, my true authentic self free of the pain of the past.

Due to my own past I am able to help people who have experienced abuse.It is possible to move forward from this, to release the trauma.It no longer needs to be a life sentence.

I help activate the divine feminine.

The shamanic instruments are very much part of my work along with the voice as I find it truly connects people to an ancient part of themselves and they become alive. It is also a very effective way to clear stuck energies.

I have always been a highly intuitive person ever since I can remember and as a young child wise beyond my years.When I was in my twenties I was working as a chef and I began to become obsessed with my hands, my hands were trying to tell me something. A friend suggested that I sign up to learn massage and from there I never looked back.I realised that I had been given this healing ability and the universe wanted me to use it to help others. 

I have been working as a healer for 27 years and have been facilitating groups for 17 years in the UK. I always feel deeply privileged to work with each person, after all we are all aspects of the divine in a human body all needing help along the way.



1998     Reiki levels 1 and 2 

1996     1 year Shiatsu course – Devon school

2002     West Country Spiritual Healing

2004     Hazel Ravens European college of Vibrational Medicine

                      (Crystals and Sound)       

2004     Ashian Belsey’s Four Body Healing System

2007     Diploma in Hypnotherapy Institute of Natural Therapy

2008     Teaching certificate in Relax Kids Marneta Viegas London

2009     Reiki Masters with Karen Withers



I have a spacious recently renovated farmhouse in a hamlet a couple of miles out of the village Bugarach. It is quiet with a small wood and land to explore.

I have 4 bedrooms, two double rooms and a shared bathroom. One single room and one room with a double bed and a single bed in it also with another shared bathroom.

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The Back of the House

 Kitchen Diner

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Bedroom for 2 people

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 Double Bedroom

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Music and Meditation room

I have a beautiful cat that lives with me so this

tour is not suitable for anyone allergic to cats.


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