Get to grips with the menopause
It can be difficult to navigate the menopause, with hot flushes, mood swings, lack of sleep and other symptoms all taking their toll mentally and physically. But help is at hand, with an increasing number of retreats available to give you the tools you need to adapt to the change in a healthy and positive way. Browse our pick of tried and tested retreats below to find a programme to suit you.
The Arrigo Programme, Somerset
Stay in a private cottage cocooned from the stresses of everyday life to rest deeply, work through the menopause naturally and rebalance your life. Using a combination of speciality acupuncture, a full nutritional profile and a hormone consultancy, the expert team will help guide you through this key stage in life. Explore.
Running 19-26 Nov 2017 at their inspirational space in Spain, Kailyoga’s Change of Life retreat explores the physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause in a fresh light. You’ll learn how to re-balance your body with nourishing food, self-nurturing meditation, yoga classes, and healing treatments to inspire you. Explore.
Platinum Healing, Sussex
Set in peaceful countryside, Platinum’s menopause retreat is specifically designed to give you the tools you need to regain control of your mind and body. Combining a juice detox with yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more, you will leave with a better understanding of your self. The next retreat runs 22 Jan 2018. Explore.
The Raw Retreat, Cornwall
A private and bespoke health retreat offering health programmes tailored to anyone pre-menopausal or going through the menopause. Hosted by trusted nutritionist Beverley Bird, you will be offered a tailored diet to alleviate many symptoms and help prepare your body and mind for later life. Runs all year. Explore.
Rancho La Puerta, Mexico
This joyously uplifting retreat set in the foothills of the sacred Mount Kuchumaa in Mexico positively hums with healing energy. Throughout the year, specialist programmes run for those going through the menopause including Hormonal Harmony, Double Menopause, Dating Over 40 and Sex Ed for Grownups. Explore.
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
This haven of calm set in the Himalayan foothills in Uttarakhand helps guide women towards a better understanding of the physical and hormonal changes of the menopause using ayurveda, yoga, meditation and cleansing meals as well as advice on lifestyle. Open all year. Explore.