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Muslima of Wisdom Retreat

Embracing the menopause with faith and knowledge

Oct 23rd-26th 2023

Taking place in Buckinghamshire, U.K., come and join us on our therapeutic four-day retreat where we 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!

Early bird discount of 10% is now available!



Set in the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside, St. Katherine's is a dedicated retreat centre, mostly hosting prayer and meditation retreats. It is comfortable and homely with a fascinating history. 

Simple but tasty meals are made at St. Katherines which are all halal. 

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There are five group therapy sessions around specific menopause issues and a personal 1:1 session with our qualified therapists. 

About the Retreat

Spiritually reconnect

To spiritually reconnect, we have Islamic meditation at different times in the day as well as group or private prayers as well as dhikr and Maulid. There is also time for quiet reflection at the beautiful retreat centre.


Workshops & classes

We have some great workshops and classes: Rasheeqa from Hedge Herbs who 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!

The Venue

The retreat takes place in the historic house of St. Katherine's Parmoor. 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!


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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. 

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.


Saffia Abalos

Saffia has been an integral part of our retreats in Spain and is joining us for this menopause retreat. Saffia is a qualified Mizan therapist and an outstanding masseur. 

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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


Twin room - £695 (per person)

Single room - £785 

Double room - £849

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.

Prices include:

  • Four days, three nights accommodation

  • 1:1 personal therapy session

  • Group insight therapeutic sessions 

  • Art Activities

  • Group prayers

  • Meditation

  • Workshop on womb health with Saffia, Mizan specialist

  • Natural herbs and medicine workshops to support the menopause journey

  • Yoga

  • Dhikr & Maulid 

  • Halal meals 

  • Nature walks

  • Massages are also available on request. 

Early bird discount of 10% is now available!

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Alhumdulillah, with the blessings of Allah


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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.

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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.

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You emerge a different person. Definitely worth every woman to experience at least once in their life. Brilliant at accomodating people experiencing any difficulty.