By the end of 2025, it’s estimated that approximately 1.1 billion women worldwide will either be experiencing or have already been through menopause. With a figure like this, it’s no wonder the wellness industry has decided to shine a spotlight on bespoke programs for mature women. Enter menopause retreats.
Specifically created to support women going through this phase of life and led by fitness specialists, nutritionists, and physicians, they offer a safe and nurturing space where midlife ladies can share their experiences and receive a range of treatments and therapies that are designed to help balance the mind, body, and nervous system.
Some retreats offer nutritional guidance and herbal remedies, focusing on managing symptoms through diet and nutrition, while others are more structured around physical rehabilitation, personal development, stress management, and exercise classes to alleviate discomfort and regain control over their bodies. From medical diagnostic analysis, Ayurvedic massage and phytotherapy to emotional release, breathwork and sharing circles, there is something for everyone.
One of the most valuable aspects of these menopause retreats is the connection that you will make with other women who are going through the same experience. Of course, no one thinks that by going on a menopause retreat you would come back and not have symptoms anymore (this phase can last years) but it’s going to teach you strategies for how to manage this stage of life better.
Here are some of the top menopause retreats to book now for starting 2024 on the right foot. Be aware of the fact they might be expensive, so why not add them to your Santa’s list?
Top menopause retreats to unlock your potential
There is no cure for the loss of estrogen that comes with perimenopause/menopause, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) remains the tried-and-tested medical treatment, but these retreats want to provide more alternatives. Ultimately, the decision to attend a menopause retreat is a personal one and depends on your individual needs and preferences.
UK | Metabolic Health Menopause Retreats
A one-week women’s wellness retreat (from the 22nd to the 28th of January 2024) designed to inform, empower and support women who are experiencing debilitating symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause, to approach this life stage with confidence and positivity in the beautiful Combe Grove (Bath). Working with leading medical and nutritional experts, including Dr Campbell Murdoch, renowned for his work in the field of metabolic health, this retreat has been specifically formulated to address the five roots of Metabolic Health: nutrition, movement, sleep, mindset, and environment. Recommended for women who want to reset and take space/time for themselves in a flourishing and calm environment and are experiencing debilitating symptoms such as mood swings, body composition changes, hormonal imbalances, anxieties, and aches. Sessions include a comprehensive health check, a varied daily programme of workshops, talks, and activities tailored to personal health goals, and workshops with experts such as Dr Rebekah Gibbons, a board member for the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.
Prices start at $3500 per person.
Scheduled from the 11th to the 19th of February 2024, it will set you up to discover the transformative power of menopause. Led by Teresa Isabel Dias, a renowned Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) and experienced Pharmacist, this retreat offers a unique blend of science-based education, coaching sessions, wellness practices, and social connection to navigate every stage of menopause. From daily yoga practices to traditional Balinese healing ceremonies, including a holy bath at Tirta Empul and stops at serene beaches (Pemuteran, Sanur), you will be entranced by Bali’s natural calming spirit that continues to lure people from all over the world seeking a deeper connection. Classes will cover a range of topics including stress management, nutrition, body awareness, sexual wellbeing and Hormone Therapies.
Prices start at $2,579 per person.
Spain | The Retreat by Enaiya
A transformative experience dedicated to empowering women to understand the profound physical, emotional and mental changes which occur from perimenopause to menopause. The retreat, hosted at award-winning boutique hotel MasQI The Energy House, in Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, will take place from the 25th to the 28th of April 2024 and will bring together a collective of experts giving workshops and masterclasses in the field of women’s health, to equip women with invaluable tools to control their well-being. Expect different types of yoga classes throughout the retreat, plus sound healing meditation practice with crystals. The space also includes an outdoor swimming pool, various chill-out areas, a reading room and ten beautifully styled bedrooms of varying sizes. There is also a massage house offering therapies that fuse ancient treatments such as traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda with innovative techniques such as kinesiology. Masterclasses and workshops include macrobiotic nutrition and self-care practices, too.
Prices start at $1,606 per person
Uk | 7-day Menopause Retreat in Dorset
Organised by the Body Retreat team founded by Julie Brealy and Juls Abernethy and exclusively run by women for women, this retreat will be set in the magnificent region of Dorset from the 31st of May to the 7th of June 2024. Meant to support yourself into, through and beyond Menopause, it will cover all aspects of Women’s Health as they approach or navigate through this stage of life. From taking a natural approach to understanding HRT, and how to eat and move, you’ll be supported by a broad range of well-being experts. Classes include group behaviour, hypnotherapy and nutrition workshops, complimentary body treatment, welcome pack and Goody Bag, recipes and meal plan, exercise at home workouts and follow-up communication.
Prices start at $ 3,517 per person
France | &Breathe’s Menopause retreat
From award-winning family wellbeing company, &Breathe, comes the very first menopause-focused wellbeing retreat, designed specifically to improve the health and fitness of women going through this life change. Set in the peaceful house and estate of La Jugie and the rolling hills of Nouvelle Aquitaine, it will take place from the 13th to the 16th of June 2024. Expect three daily fitness classes, tailored to menopausal and individual needs, mindfulness sessions; cooking demonstrations, and hikes/walks in the surrounding areas.
Prices start at $730 per person
Italy | Glow & Flow In Your Second Half Menopause Retreat
Italian medical-wellness resort Preidlhof in South Tyrol has ongoing six-day menopause retreats, where guests experience a menu of diagnostic (from heart to sleep analysis) and ancient treatments to increase energy and treat the myriad of physical and emotional challenges. Sessions aim at tackling the intense psychological challenges of menopause such as psycho-emotional stress using various methods including Voice coaching, (that teaches women to unleash their voice to release emotions), transformational dance and bodywork concepts designed to unblock emotions. Engaging classes and exceptional therapists guide a mindset shift to focus on the pleasure of being alive and of being a woman, helping to define one’s path with a special, healing, spiritual touch. Retreats run from February to September.
Prices start at $ 2,1020 per person
Multiple Locations | Me Time Away Menopause Retreats
Meant to provide nourishing spaces for you to heal and grow, with a focus on sustainability, safety and serenity, the Me Time Away Menopause Retreats offer carefully curated healing programmes and are all about switching off, getting away from it all and connecting to your body. Whether the Swiss Alps, a Mediterranean beach or the peaceful English countryside, their selection of menopause retreats is sure to help you unwind and heal from within. Some of the premier menopause retreats are held at wellness resorts or menopause centres around the world including Preidelhof in Italy, Ananda in the Himalayas and Marbella on Spain’s Costa Del Sol. The first one, called Menopause Glow & Flow, is in Liberia in Costa Rica from the 12th to the 21th of June 2024.
Prices may vary depending on season or location.