Autumn is an ideal time for a retreat as the days draw in and nature invites us to turn our attention inwards. This weekend offers space to unwind and reconnect with your inner source of being in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The program will support the nurturing of ourselves through yoga, both empowering and restorative, including a special evening sequence for improved sleep.

Also exploring and enjoying food and diet – and its impact on our experience of the menopause. All the food and recipes on the retreat will have been be carefully selected to be especially beneficial for women at this time of their lives.

At Bala Brook we are surrounded by nature and there will be opportunities to explore the atmospheric landscape of Dartmoor or you can choose to relax, be still and soak in the innate peace of this special place.

Women’s Retreat – The Menopause – Yoga and Nutrition

Yoga Lucie’s teaching is influenced by different strands of Hatha Yoga to create a session that builds strength and flexibility in a graceful way – blending posture work and relaxation in a harmonising wholeness with emphasis on mindfulness – opening up to the innate joy and peace at the source of our being. Having taught regular classes, one to one sessions and workshops in south Devon since 2002 she has also led numerous much appreciated retreats at Bala Brook.

All levels are welcome but to benefit most it is advisable to have some basic experience of yoga.


Food Polly, our cook, has been looking into how a change in diet can be influential during the – sometimes challenging – time of menopause and continues to research the subject.

Polly cooks regularly at Bala Brook and some recent quotes include “The food worked really well, it was delicious”; “I felt really nurtured”; “Thanks for your delicious food and heartfelt presence on the retreat”.

Cost includes accommodation, all meals, refreshments and tuition, £240-£285

Early bird booking before 1 May – £25 discount.

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