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The first menopause retreat of its kind

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 “Whatever our menopause experiences, sharing them without embarrassment ushers in relief, laughter and lightness ...and Kaliyoga is leading the way“ - Georgina Hewes

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The science is in

How you look after yourself during the menopause can have a profound impact on how you experience symptoms

Healthy adrenal glands release small amounts of estrogen and progesterone. Beginning in the perimenopause, our adrenals are designed to take over for the ovaries and ease the way through the transition to menopause. 

But if our adrenals are worn out, there's a very good chance that the menopause journey will be bumpy and include symptoms such as insomnia, reduced sex drive and that tired-yet-wired feeling. 

During our menopause retreats in southern Spain, we gently guide your body back towards a state of equilibrium. Yoga, breathing and mindful meditation practices to help you manage hot flushes, night sweats, stress, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, irritability and low mood.

Food to support the menopause

A great deal of research and testing shows that hormonal health – from teenagers to mid-life women and beyond – can be helped by balancing blood sugar and supporting the adrenal glands. So, throughout this week we will be offering you a diet of delicious slow-burning nourishment that achieves precisely that.

Yoga to Support the Menopause

According to NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and the British Medical Society (BMS), yoga and mindful meditation can help alleviate some menopause symptoms, which is why GPs and other health practitioners are recommending that women practice yoga for the menopause.

Lelly will guide you through yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindful meditation practices designed to alleviate your symptoms and give you a better menopause experience.  

Your week

Sunday

Arrival from 2pm 5:30pm - yoga Mocktails & supper

10:00 – 11:00am  

  • group 1 - Yoga Session with Holly Warren  
  • group 2 - Life & Clarity Coaching Workshop with Gill Kirkham  
  • group 3 - Health, Wellness & Diet Talk from Ellie of Elspeth's Kitchen & Get Norty Puds  
  • group 4 - Hair & Skincare Talk from Tabitha James Kraan of Tabitha James Kraan Organic Haircare & Tanya Hawkes from Therapi Honey Skincare.


11:20 - 12:20  

All 4 groups rotated (as above but with different people)

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch provided by Elspeth’s Kitchen, followed by talk on the benefits of going on a Menopause Retreat, from Jonathan & Rosie Miles, founders of Kaliyoga and Holly Warren, Yoga Teacher and Mentorship Leader at Kaliyoga, with input from previous guests Laura Ludlow, founder of discovHer and Jane Dowling, menopause advocate and founder of Meno&Me.

3:00 - 4pm

All groups rotated, as in morning

4:15 - 5pm

Afternoon tea (with lovely cakes provided by Get Norty)

5pm

Depart with goody bag in hand

Restorative Treatments

Our exceptionally gifted massage and therapy team is available every day for a wonderfully nurturing experience that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.  

We offer a range of treatments to help bring balance to your body and mind; from Thai yoga massage to increase your mobility, craniosacral therapy to release tension, reflexology to nurture and balance your energy system and deep tissue massage to iron out those knots. 

“The landscape alone is reason to visit Kaliyoga, as the Alpujarra region is famous for its waterfalls, gorges, moorish villages and shaded valleys.”

"My time at Kaliyoga was one of the best weeks of my life."

Jane Dowling, Menopause Advocate. Meno&Me

"My time at Kaliyoga was one of the best weeks of my life."

Jane Dowling, Menopause Advocate. Meno&Me

our team of experts

Lelly, Yoga Teacher

Lelly initially trained as a yoga teacher 20 years ago with the Sivananda school in India and has also studied Dynamic Yoga Method with Godfrey Devereux and Insight and Yin yogas with with Sarah Powers. Her practice regulates breathing, reduces stress and balances the endocrine and nervous system.

Lelly knew little of the impact of perimenopausal symptoms until she entered the phaser herself at age 48. As well as seeking advice for her diet, Lelly set about focusing on postures that could help - ones which inform the Kaliyoga menopause retreat's classes. 

Lelly focuses on body parts relevant to the menopause: the kidneys, because they’re connected to the adrenals that work with stress and anxiety, and hip stretches designed to help the gallbladder, practising forward bends that have a cooling and calming effect through stretching the back of the neck and applying acupressure to the thyroid.  

Lelly
Becs

Rebecca Jones, Nutritional Therapist

A great deal of research and testing shows that hormonal health can be helped by balancing blood sugar and supporting the adrenal glands. Becs works to design menus full of delicious, slow-burning nourishment that achieves precisely that.  

We use intelligent nutrition by mixing complete protein with high-quality fats in combination with wholesome vegetables to help reduce hot flushing, balance your energy and support your sleep. Herbal helpers also can play a role in restoring balance and nourishing the body.

Becs spends time with each guest to learn about her existing habits and to suggest delicious modifications to help ease hormonal symptoms. 

Amanda Norris, Chef

Amanda's aim is to make your retreat an inspirational taste sensation. Alongside preparing the three main meals of the day, Amanda hosts various workshops including a fermentation class which will give you the fundamentals for good gut health. Amanda will be on hand for any questions you may have.  

Amanda
Aranza

Arantza Puente

Yoga teacher and Thai Yoga Practitioner, Arantza was raised in the Basque region of Spain and has traveled the world. 

She is a graduate of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Kerala and studied yoga with BKS Iyengar and Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux. Her vinyasa yoga classes are invigorating and powerful, delivered with no-nonsense simplicity and down-to-earth Zen wisdom.

Jane Aldred, Guest Experience Manager

Jane will ensure you'll get the most out of your retreat. Famous for her warm welcome, you are in good hands from the moment you arrive at Kaliyoga. Jane is a psychotherapist, offering extra support to guests who require it. She is also a practicing Tibetan Buddhist under the guidance of Lama Chime Rinpoche.

Jane
Rosie & Jonji

Rosie & Jonji Miles

In 2002, founders Rosie and Jonji Miles travelled to Spain in search of a beautiful location their first yoga retreat They fell in love with the Alpujarra region. The climate and picturesque mountain views provided an ideal atmosphere for experiencing ‘sat cit ananda’ – truth wisdom love. A few years ago Rosie sensed a need for a retreat focused on supporting women going through the emotional and physical changes brought about by the menopause. What started as a single specialised retreat has expanded to four retreats annually! Rosie & Jonji travel between their home near Bath and Kaliyoga retreats in Spain and Italy,

Infectious Warmth

More important than food and yoga and beautiful scenery is the care and warmth that you'll feel at Kaliyoga. Because nothing is more restorative than kindness.

Infectious Warmth

More important than food and yoga and beautiful scenery is the care and warmth that you'll feel at Kaliyoga. Because nothing is more restorative than kindness.

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We hope you join us! 

There's an explosion of information being produced currently on the menopause. Women are beginning to search, to open up and ask questions, without embarrassment or shame. It is our collaboration, sharing, learning and open discussion that will turn the word menopause from "taboo" to "topical" and (even "trendy"!) We think the time has come to talk (and laugh!) about the menopause. We hope you think so too!!

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Kaliyoga

Kaliyoga were listed in the Guardian in Jan 2019 as one of the "top 10 life changing retreats worldwide". We offer a variety of six night yoga and wellness retreats throughout the year from our permanent sites in Andalucia, Spain and Puglia, Italy. 

Our mission is provide the most loving yoga teachers, the most intuitive therapists, the most nutritious food and the most open hearted staff.  

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Any Questions?

Our 2019 six night Menopause retreats begin on these dates: 26 May, 1 September, 6 October

Our closest airport is Málaga, served by most international airports. We’re happy to arrange transport if you prefer not to rent a car.  

Our nourishing food is vegetarian, gluten free locally sourced and organic whenever possible (we promise you’ll find it delicious and you won’t go hungry!). We’re more than happy accommodate vegans as well as any food allergies. Just let us know in your booking form.  

Do contact Louise (louise@kaliyoga.com), our manager at Kaliyoga Spain, with any questions. We’re happy to help!


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