March 15- 17 Yoga and Menopause Retreat

A warm welcome to the Yoga and Menopause Weeken or Day (16th) Retreat for pre-, peri- and post-menopausal women

How beautiful our autumn season is, revealing the true colours, juice and fruitfulness of our life. Menopause is a wonderful opportunity to embrace change and vision how you want the next part of your life to be.

However, it can raise fears as you approach it. You will feel confused when in it and post-menopause there may be unresolved feelings. Read Fiona’s blog on transitioning into the next part of her life.

Yoga nidra is a very good tool for listening to your heart’s prayer and transforming to the next stage. On this retreat we’ll tune into the spring energy, new life and the spirit of transformation. This retreat builds on the menopause day in the autumn – read the feedback below.

Come to this lovely day or weekend retreat at Viveka Gardens with yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and yummy vegan food and sisterhood.  Two options:

Day retreat 10.15 for a 10.30 start on Saturday, finishing at 5.00 with two workshops and lunch

2-Night retreat arriving from 3pm on Friday and leaving around noon on Sunday. It may be possible to stay longer for a bespoke extra session of yoga or coaching (contact to discuss)

In the workshop:

  • how yoga practices can support menopause transformation
  • identifying changes you want to make and how to get there
  • sharing of information


10.15 arrival for…

10.30 opening circle then yoga class with short nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 walk on the land here: tap into mother earth or maybe sowing seeds

2.45 tea

3.00 Workshop and second nidra; next steps and closing circle

5.00 departure for day retreat women – weekend guests see schedule, right

Can’t make it this time? Check out other 2019 Retreats, including Yoga with food growing

Come to the tranquil and natural Viveka Gardens, tasteful and comfortable accommodation in 8.5 acres of gardens,

Accommodation is in simple single-sex dorm style accommodation with shared bathrooms in tasteful and comfortable converted cob barns. There is the Bliss Barn and the Santosha Loft.  Non-caffeinated teas and barley cup, as well as fruit are available all day.

Coaching and 1-1s with Fiona are possible after breakfast and after supper, and at the end of the retreat. If you are coming to yoga it is likely you are looking to make some changes in your life all round. Fiona is an experienced coach, Sankalpa Coaching.

Thank you Fiona for a very enlightening day. I learn a lot more about yoga than I expected to and will work towards to continuing development of my understanding of yoga practice. Although this was a menopause day I got more out of that just help with understanding menopause and the symptoms. It was a privilege to be able to share stories with the other women. I look forward to returning in the spring. Julie

Really lovely day. Not quite what I expected, but I really got a lot from the day, and plenty to think and reflect on… Lovely supportive group, sharing experiences was helpful and interesting. Caroline

I have really enjoyed the entire day! Liz

Another lovely, deeply nurturing day. Gentle yoga and wonderful yoga nidra practices. Enjoyable walk outside, spending tie in nature. Fiona guided us through our menopause experience and shared her wisdom. Highly enjoyable and recommended. Thank you…Ooh and gorgeous food again! Lou

The retreat was in a beautiful location, the yoga room was peaceful and the food throughout the day was tasty and nutritious! Fiona has a lovely voice and found myself relaxing deeply during the nidra sessions. The day was a great mix of discussions, yoga and lovely walk around the grounds. Thank you for a great day and for all the information about yoga and nutrition! Mary

Weekend Retreat Investment: £260 Day £50

booking form with payment options

Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all so bursaries are available for those on benefit. Please contact to discuss.


Arrival from 3pm
4.00 gentle yoga class
6.00 Supper
7.00 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
8.00 yoga nidra – deep relaxation
10pm lights out

7.30 breakfast and free time
10.15 Day Retreat Workshops (see above)
5.00 free time
6.30 supper
7.30 optional walk or group meditation
10pm lights out


7.00 optional group meditation and chanting
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 gentle yoga class
11.30 snack,closing meditation and departure
There is also the option to stay for a 1-1 session of yoga or coaching with Fiona

Getting here: contact page

Please continue reading retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs