Navigating the Perimenopause & Menopause with Yoga & Nutrition
Saturday, 8th October 2022 / Cucumber Fields, Hertfordshire
Perimenopause and menopause come at such a busy time adding pressure and stress to daily life. Apart from the physical symptoms, we can feel an increased lack of confidence, feelings of anxiety, and overwhelm. Our lifestyle choices can make a huge difference to these feelings with both yoga practice and good nutrition proven to alleviate physical and mental symptoms.
Why Join The Retreat?
This day retreat is focused around on symptom management with practical tools and tips for you to take home. We’ll provide a peaceful space and a full programme of healing practices and tips. Hormones are hugely influenced by the foods we eat. You’ll learn what the most important changes mean and how to eat for your hormones. We will also provide a delicious plant-based lunch.
You’ll enjoy a full schedule of yoga, meditation, nutrition workshops, and beautiful Crystal sound baths in the company of like-minded women.
ABOUT THE YOGA PRACTICE:
De-stressing is critical to balancing the hormones that affect our moods, energy levels and sleep patterns and the meditative nature of yoga is a powerful tool in calming our psychological state. Our stress (adrenal) glands come under enormous pressure as we age and due to the stressful nature of many of our lives and dysfunction in this area is a strong contributing factor to a number of symptoms ranging from energy issues to anxiety. Yoga can help us manage these symptoms and help us regulate our energy and emotions. Yoga can help us slow down ageing!
Overall, yoga provides a myriad of benefits when it comes to managing hormones and energy levels that will be shared with you during this retreat.
You don’t need to have had any previous yoga or meditation experience to benefit from the programme.
Jess, as your Yoga teacher, will make sure you have the individual support you need.teaches yoga classes, workshops and leads retreats all across the world. She is very experienced, having taught for over 14 years and has found it to be an empowering, transformational and supportive practice and is passionate about sharing the tools that support her, with others. Meditation is a key part of the retreat and you will leave with the tools you need to practice at home. The classes are designed with female hormone health in mind and through breathing, postures and meditation, yoga provides a therapeutic tool in the management of female hormone-related symptoms. There are plenty of options for those who want either a stronger class or a more restful one and complete beginners are most welcome too.
As well as having a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating programme the retreat will also be educational and empowering. It will help us demystify our hormones, openly address the difficulties that can arise for women as we age. When we understand what is going on with our body and mind we can take action to change it. This retreat will provide you with the knowledge and the tools to manage your symptoms more effectively and move through the changes with more grace and ease.
At our last retreat, we explored the symptoms as a group, shared experiences and tips and went home armed with new information. The guests enjoyed the informal nature of the workshops and felt better informed in terms of what was happening with their bodies. We explored topics most important to the health of women.
All the classes are designed to directly benefit hormones, educate us around hormones or discuss managing symptoms. What ever stage or age you are at, you will benefit hugely, not only from deep relaxation, the yoga and meditation but also from the information you take home with you.
ABOUT THE FOOD and NUTRITION
What we eat and drink really is crucial for happy hormones. Our hormones play a part in the health of our hair, skin, libido, weight, muscle tone, and much more besides! As fluctuations happen, it’s important to make sure our nutrient intake is optimal and that we are mindful of the less favourable lifestyle choices we may make.
We are delighted to have Kirstan Horn as our retreat chef!
Kirstan acquired his passion for food from his early travels through South East Asia, Australia & India. He honed his skills in the restaurants of London working with such chefs as Peter Gordon at the Sugar Club and Adrián Benobas on the 1st Floor. He is currently head of product development at The Chapel & Swan Smokery who supplies some of the country’s top eateries & hotels. Kirstan does regular pop-up events in Cambridge with chef Maoz Alonim as well as catering for retreats where he specialises in making healthy but delicious vegetarian dishes and will be working closely with Charlotte to provide a delicious, healthy, and nourishing menu! The food was, without a doubt, a key highlight of our retreat.
The food was 5 star! Amazing variety’ – Angela, May 202
‘Oh my god! The food was beyond! Every mouthful delicious’ –Susie, May 2021
‘The food was outstanding. Service was brilliant too’ -Katy, May 2021
‘The food, snacks and smoothies were exceptional, can’t fault any of it – delicious! Can’t wait for the recipes!’ -Sophie, Nov 2021
Jess Horn, 500hr Certified ISHTA Yoga Teacher
Jess teaches classes, workshops and leads retreats across the world, a yoga teacher trainer and teachers mentor.
She has been practicing for over 20 years and has found it to be an empowering, transformational and supportive practice and is passionate about sharing the tools that support her, with others. She is particularly interested in teaching meditation, movement and mindfulness which she feel’s is so necessary to help deal with the challenges of modern living.
Jess has found that her practice has evolved over time and supported her through life’s inevitable changes and the changes that we as women go through with age. She is incredibly excited to share the tools and practices that have helped her in this women’s retreat.
Jess has been featured several times in Yoga Magazine, OM magazine and collaborates regularly with YogaMatters.
Charlotte Schilcher, Registered Nutritional Therapist
After 20 years of having a bit too much fun in the music industry, I decided to retrain in Nutritional Therapy. Throughout my 20s and 30s, I had experienced a number of health challenges. These ranged from mental health issues, hormonal symptoms, skin disturbances and perimenopausal symptoms starting in my early 40s.
They deeply affected my quality of life and conventional medicine offered limited solutions. I began to approach these issues holistically and after much research, I was able to bring my body and mind into balance through changes in my diet and lifestyle choices. This was extremely empowering. I felt in control of my health and that is a good feeling. Experiencing the benefits diet and exercise first hand left me compelled to share this knowledge and help others.
I’m really looking forward to helping you manage your hormones. I will give you the information and tools you need to maintain good health and happiness in your daily life.
“This retreat has me energized, relaxed, and more confident to make good choices going forward”
–Rachel, May 2022
“A wonderful experience. Can’t recommend it highly enough – energising and enlightening. Jess and Charlotte are perfect hosts – thank you!” –Vicky, May 2022
“It was my first retreat and I am sure not my last. It is a great gift to myself. It’s a beginning of discovering the connection between my body, soul and the universe! Looking after myself. Loved every minute”
–Lena, Nov 2021
“Everything you would want from a retreat-a chance to take some time to recharge and relax whilst learn about how to better deal with challenges we face as women. All in the capable hands of Jess and Charlotte who make it such an enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!”
–Louise, May 2022
“Relaxing and peaceful break in a beautiful location. Jess is an excellent yoga instructor, able to provide adaptations for all levels. There was a good mix of practice, breath work, and meditation. Charlotte’s sessions on nutrition were interesting and informative offering a wide array of strategies for dealing with menopausal symptoms”
–Jan, May 2022