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Winter Retreat:

Snowshoe & Menopause Wellness

18 - 21 January 2024

Based in a beautiful luxury chalet in Essert Romand, on the outskirts of Morzine in the French Alps
 

Helping you to move mindfully through Menopause:

 A bespoke Menopause wellness retreat combined with snowshoeing in the fresh mountain air, we will be based in a beautiful chalet in Essert Romand, on the outskirts of Morzine in the French Alps
 

Where ever you are on this journey, this bespoke three-night retreat in the majestic French Alps is for women to take a pause and reflect on their current and past life chapters, to be able to learn, share and connect with others, to experience relaxation, exhilaration and rejuvenation whilst envisioning new perspectives.

 

Navigating this phase of life can often be overwhelming and dim our sense of thinking but this retreat will enable you to explore your inner self, set and achieve goals, and ultimately become the person you aspire to be.

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Throughout the retreat there will be:

 

  • A daily snowshoe experience led by Vivien – learn how to snowshoe or refine your technique.  We will use the snowshoes to discover quiet walking paths where we can walk and chat about our experiences with the menopause whilst understanding the benefits of being in a natural environment and how this can positively impact our wellbeing.  Our snowshoe walk locations will vary and will also include menopause coaching sessions, a meditation session and a fun fondue lunch that we will make ourselves.

 

  • Coaching sessions led by Jayne - Informal gatherings of sharing experiences in a safe space with others experiencing the same journey: The opportunity for interactive sessions on what is the menopause journey, how menopause impacts on your life, relationships, and work, and what can we do to manage this phase better. We will also discuss healthy foods, healthy bones, and the impact of cortisol in menopause: Identify how menopause impacts on your life and how self and group coaching can help you to work out how to positively move forward: The opportunity to examine your own resilience and find a path that is right for you to take forward.

 

  • Yoga Sessions led by Katie  - 2 group yoga sessions throughout your stay including a bespoke bedtime sleep session!

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Day 1 Arrival day: Arrive between 14h00 and 16h00, explore the chalet and meet the rest of the guests.  There will be a welcome  introductory session then enjoy our evening welcome meal followed by an evening coaching session.

 

Days 2 to 4 - each day we will combine a series of hiking or snowshoeing sessions in the mountains with Menopause wellness sessions both indoors and in the mountains.

One day we will take fondue ingredients with us and make our very own fondue in the snow!

 

Departure after brunch on day 4

 

Our food will be vegetarian and vegan in origin and will be provided by the fantastic Tamsin & Michelle from Bon App

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The Cost:  

€ 867 including accommodation (10 places available)

€POA NOT including accommodation (2 places available)

What is included:

- 3.5 full days menopause specific coaching in the French Mountains by a specialist menopause coach

- A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you on beautiful snowshoe walks

- A qualified yoga teacher 

- A shared room (maximum 2 per room) in the luxury Chalet Clocher with it's own garden and hot tub. 

There will be a maximum of 10 guests staying in the chalet

(although we have space for 2 local people to join) 

- All food on the retreat - a light breakfast, brunch, afternoon snacks, 3 course evening meal

- Yoga Mats if required

- Snowshoes and walking poles

- Transport to the start and from the end of each snowshoe

- A fondue in the mountains one lunchtime

 

What is not included:

Flights or travel to and from the accommodation at the start and end of the retreat.

Our nearest airport is Geneva - just 1 hour 20 mins away. 

We recommend that you book a professional and reliable airport transfer service such as: Skiidy Gonzales, Taxi Morzine, Getaway Vans or A2Ski
 

Please email Vivien to enquire or reserve your place. 

We will send you the booking link as soon as it is available with our package tour operator

Meet Your Hosts

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Vivien

An experienced Mountain Leader and International Mountain Leader, Vivien lives and works in the French Alps with her husband and Border Collie where she shares her passion and enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors with anyone that will listen.  In summer she is a hiking guide and in winter, a snowshoe guide.  

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Jayne

A 55 year old ‘peri menopausal’ early retiree from the NHS after 36 years working with patients and relatives who are in their palliative and dying phase of their lives. Using all her experiences and qualifying as a menopause and wellbeing coach she offers women who may feel overwhelmed with this phase of life the opportunity to reflect on their health and life goals, identify their priorities and work out how to achieve them,  Alongside this, Jayne is married to Neil, loves life and everything it brings, enjoys the outdoors, and spends her time between the Lake District in the UK and St Jean d’Aulps, France

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