Embracing the menopause with faith and knowledge
Monday Oct 23rd- Wednesday 25th 2023
St. Katherine's Parmoor
Parmoor Ln, Frieth, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6NN
Come and join us on our therapeutic three-day retreat where we find healing and explore the challenges faced by women entering and living through the menopause.
During the retreat, there will be time to explore emotional issues with therapeutic group sessions with Jumana and Yasmin as well as physical symptoms with Mizan therapist, Saffia, Herbal knowledge from Rasheeqa of Hedge Herbs as well as HRT & effective alternatives advice from a Muslim G.P..
There will be space to connect to our inner wisdom and spirituality, to enjoy the years ahead with new energy, joy and focus, entering into another phase of spiritual energy and wisdom inshAllah.
There will be lots of fun with the other sisters with drumming, nasheeds, and dhikr!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Health & Hormones
Rasheeqa from Hedge Herbs, an expert in herbal medicine will guide you how to make your own intuitive medicines.
Saffia Albalos, a specialised Mizan therapist will lead a workshop around womb self-care and will offer Mizan massages.
We will also have inshaAllah, an expert GP to discuss peri and post menopause symptoms and treatment.
Zahrah Aweleh will be leading Yoga classes throughout the retreat to balance body and mind.
Cherie, an amazing bellydancer will lead a class one evening for a fun evening for a workout that is great for the hips!
Connect with other sisters
This retreat is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other sisters going through the same thing. Through the workshops and group thereapy and social time, sisters can have a deeply enriching and fun time with other like-minded sisters.
About the Retreat
Taking place at the beautiful Centre for Cultural and Spiritual Advancement, we will have plenty of opprtiunity to spiritually reconnect with Islamic meditation, group or private prayers as well as dhikr and Maulid. There is also time for quiet reflection at the beautiful retreat venue.
The menopause can be an emotionally diffacult time, with ups and downs and increased anxiety. To help manage, heal and prepare ourselves for the emotional challenges, there are group therapy sessions around specific menopause issues and a personal 1:1 session available to book with our qualified therapists.
The retreat takes place in the historic house of St. Katherine's Parmoor in Buckinghamshire. This house has an interesting history and is owned by the Sue Ryder fellowship. It is a dedicated retreat centre for prayerful groups and has a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere.
It is set in beautiful grounds, ancient trees and it's own resident peacock!
You can choose from three types of rooms:
Twin room with en suite wc & shower.
Double bed in double room with en suite wc & shower.
Single room with sink and shared bathroom. Disabled access.
Massages and treatments available on the retreat
We have a range of massages and therapy available to book on the retreat.
Mizan hour session with Saffia- specialist abdominal and womb massage
Full body massage, head and shoulders or reflexology with Karina from Serenity Wellbeing
1:1 Therapy session with Hana, Yasmin or Jumana
Meet The Team
Yasmin is the retreat organiser and is an integrative arts therapist. She also teaches Tai Chi and Meditation
Jumana is an intregrative arts therapist and professional storyteller.
Hana is a professional artist and has been given ijaza for Islamic healing.
From only £450 per person
Single bed in twin room with en suite £450
Double room with en suite £580
Single room with sink £510
Payment plans are available to spread the cost.
We also may be able to offer concessions. Please follow the concession link in the FAQs page.
Group insight therapeutic sessions
Two nights accommodation
Halal breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tea, coffee and refreshments
Workshop on womb health with Saffia, Mizan specialist
Natural herbs and medicine workshops to support the menopause journey
Dhikr & Maulid
Mizan & normal massages are also available on request.
1:1 Therapy sessions available
Lifts to and from your accommodation
Have any questions?
Alhumdulillah, with the blessings of Allah
WHAT SISTERS SAID ABOUT THE LAST RETREAT
It was a perfect combination of spiritual, intellectual, social and physical nourishment. We learned, shared, cared and laughed in equal measure although we'd never met before. We met around a very specific topic, the menopause, and this made our bond immediate and very strong. I highly recommend this retreat.
A great place to learn about the menopause in a holistic and spiritual way and share your worries and problems. A beneficial time of self discovery and self acceptance with like minded sisters. Structured well with lots of activities to suit all.
You emerge a different person. Definitely worth every woman to experience at least once in their life. Brilliant at accomodating people experiencing any difficulty.