A menopause day retreat: restore your wellbeing in just one dayAug 25, 2023
If you're new to the concept of menopause wellness retreats or have only ever experienced residential retreats in the past, understandably you might have reservations about a single day retreat. So, the question is: can you feel the benefits in just one day?
In a fast-paced world where time is a luxury we can't afford, the concept of a day’s menopause wellness retreat might seem too brief to have any substantial impact on your wellbeing. However, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that even within the confines of a single day, these retreats possess the transformative potential to bring about meaningful shifts and significantly enhance your experience and perception of menopause.
What is a wellness retreat?
This is typically defined as 'an escape or withdrawal' from everyday life. It essentially provides the opportunity to step back from your chaotic routines, slow down, relax, unwind, and invest in yourself and your wellbeing.
What is a menopause wellness retreat?
For starters, you only share the experience with women who are on the same menopause journey as yourself. Plus, the content of the retreat is specifically crafted to educate about menopause so you can learn new tools and techniques to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health during this life-changing phase.
A menopause wellness retreat is more than just a yoga retreat. A single day would typically include yoga, meditation, indoor / outdoor group activities, sound baths, and workshops. They are designed to hit the reset button for both mind and body and can be just as powerful as a longer residential retreat when designed with intention. So, let's take a look at the magic that can unfold in just one day:
Immerse yourself in a day of wellness:
Without distractions, a day retreat allows you to fully immerse yourself in a range of activities carefully crafted around a central theme. Whether it's a day dedicated to setting visionary goals, embracing wellness in menopause, re-wiring your mindset, or learning new ways to find yourself in menopause, just one day can lead to profound and lasting changes.
A day of tangible takeaways:
The condensed nature of a day retreat can lead to powerful takeaways. You’re more likely to retain and implement the insights, techniques, and practices that you’ve learned since the retreat's teachings are fresh in your mind. The workshops in particular can help you emerge with a renewed sense of purpose, a clearer perspective, and a toolkit of techniques to help better manage your menopause long after the retreat has ended.
Enjoy a day's quick recharge:
If you’re like most women, finding time for self-care in menopause can be challenging in a fast-paced world, so finding time to invest in a residential retreat may be simply too much to ask. However, a day retreat offers a rapid recharge if you’ve limited availability due to work, family, or other commitments.
Dip your toe into wellness retreats:
if you’re completely new to wellness retreats, a day experience will provide you with a gentle introduction to their power and benefits. It will allow you to dip your toes into the world of wellness without committing to a longer, more time-consuming residential retreat.
Rediscover your spark during a day retreat:
Sometimes, all it takes is a single day of immersion in positive and nurturing experience with other like-minded women to reignite your motivation and enthusiasm for the challenges that you may be facing at this stage of life.
Julie Ann Garrido teaching yoga at one of her Menopause Wellness Retreats
A booster shot for your self-care:
If you’re already familiar with wellness retreats, a day retreat is almost like a booster shot to your self-care and wellbeing routines. It can help reinforce your healthy habits, reinvigorate your home yoga practice or kick-start your yoga if you're a yoga beginner, and introduce new dimensions to your self-care regimes.
A day retreat means minimal disruption:
Balancing self-care with daily responsibilities can be challenging, but a single day helps minimise the disruption to your work and home routines whilst still delivering powerful benefits. This makes it easier for you to prioritise your wellbeing without having to take extensive time away.
A day retreat is effective and affordable:
Without doubt, this type of retreat is far more cost-effective than a longer residential retreat that will involve accommodation and may even require overseas travel. The affordability also makes wellness experiences accessible to a broader range of participants.
Enjoy a more intimate setting at a day retreat:
A typical day usually offers a more intimate setting than larger residential retreats that tend to more focused on glamorous locations. An intimate setting provides more opportunities to bond with other women who. Like you, are seeking a dose of wellness on their menopause journey.
Julie Ann Garrido pictured centre leading a group of ladies on a country walk at one of her Menopause Wellness Retreats
Don't eat into your holiday allowance:
One day also means that you don't have to eat into all of your precious holiday allowance to enjoy a dose of self-care. In fact, many of them tend to fall at weekends making them extremely convenient. This means there's less guilt to carry around when you do take time for yourself and there’s more time for your family holidays.
In a world where time is a precious commodity, the idea of investing a full day in yourself might seem like a luxury. However, your menopause journey deserves the care and attention that a day’s wellness retreat can offer, and nothing less.
As the saying goes, "Investing time in yourself is the only safe investment that will give you maximum return throughout life." So, if you've been contemplating the idea of a menopause wellness retreat, please don't underestimate the potential of a day retreat to boost your wellbeing in menopause. It could be just the catalyst you need to make positive changes to your menopause journey and transformation that extends far beyond its duration.
Oh, and one more thing….no suitcase or passport required!
PS If you're still unsure about the benefits of a day retreat, find out what's stopping you.
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Meet your Menopause Retreat leader:
Julie Ann Garrido first qualified as a yoga teacher following her own experience in menopause. Unhappy with a medical approach to menopause, she turned to yoga to alleviate her struggles, and at the age of 53, she found the natural solution she'd been searching for. Realising the power of yoga in helping alleviate menopause symptoms, she became a certified menopause yoga teacher (one of only 600 worldwide) and now specialises in helping menopausal women take their first steps on the mat by creating an effective home yoga practice courtesy of online yoga for women that provide accessible and affordable, beginner-friendly menopause yoga.
Being an avid fan of yoga retreats herself, Julie soon rolled out her very own wellness retreats for menopause so that women could step off the hamster's wheel of symptoms to rest, recharge, and rediscover themselves. Today, via her UK and European retreats, she brings together women from all over the globe to bond, learn, and laugh, and to leave the misery of menopause behind.
“Nothing makes me happier than seeing the transformation that occurs at my menopause retreats. It really is like waving a magic wand."
~ Julie Ann Garrido