A Women's Wellbeing Retreat
Master your Hormonal wellbeing at this Luxurious countryside retreat from Tues 18th - Fri 21st May 2021 .
Spend 4 days at The Lodges, a beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse in Sussex, just an hour away from central London. Take some time just for you, get away from everything and indulge in some deep rest, delicious and nutritious food, all whilst learning and educating yourself about how best to look after yourself and nourish your body. Enjoy the company of other women and relax at this beautiful country hotel.
The lodges and farmhouse afford breathtaking views over the peaceful landscape. The rooms are spacious, cosy and perfect to relax and unwind. The accommodation is spread across the grounds and houses and barns for our retreat activities, a farmhouse, and several luxury lodges. A year-round heated outdoor pool is also available, as well as a Jacuzzi.
The focus of this retreat is your
. You may think menopause applies only to women in their 50s but the peri-menopausal can begin many years prior, even as young as 35. Some women are aware that changes in mood, energy, and temperature are down to these fluctuations but there are less obvious signs such as changes in weight, heart palpitations, brain fog and joint pain that are also associated with unhappy hormones. These symptoms are often missed as being caused by hormone fluctuations.
'I came back from Charlotte & Jess' retreat feeling 10 years younger!' Tash, Ibiza, 2018
The purpose of this retreat is to demystify our hormones, openly address the difficulties that seem relentless at times; understand what is going on with our body and mind and what you can do to change it. We have carefully formulated this 4-day retreat with a powerful combination of classes and workshops: daily yoga, Relaxation sessions, country walks, meditation, and nutritional information, alongside wonderfully tasty and healthy meals, to equip you with the tools you need to manage hormonal changes.
You can do it, and importantly, you are not alone! Its often seen as a time of shame or something we need to keep quiet about, that we will need to suffer through, but it doesn’t need to be that way!
Yoga provides a myriad of benefits when it comes to managing hormones and energy levels for both pre and post-menopause. De-stressing is critical to balancing the hormones that affect our moods, and energy and the meditative nature of yoga is a powerful tool in calming our psychological state.
Our stress (adrenal) glands come under enormous pressure at this time and dysfunction in this area is a strong contributing factor to a number of symptoms ranging from energy issues to anxiety. Yoga helps manage these symptoms as well as those pesky hot flushes that can be so debilitating.
Jess is a very experienced teacher and is skilful at teaching groups, whilst at the same time making sure people have the individual support they need. You don’t need to have had any previous yoga or meditation experience to benefit from the programme.
Meditation is a key tool to aid stress reduction and the benefits of this ancient practice are now backed with modern science. It shows the positive effects on the stress pathways in the brain. Meditation will be a key part of the retreat and you will have the tools you need to continue a practice at home. A guided practice takes place both in the mornings and in the evenings and we know from feedback on how deeply relaxing and beneficial this is.
What we eat and drink really is crucial for happy hormones. Our hormones play a part in the health of our hair, skin, libido, weight, muscle tone and much more besides! As fluctuations happen, it’s important to make sure our nutrient intake is optimal and that we are mindful of the less favourable lifestyle choices we may make. We are delighted to have Kirstan Horn as our retreat chef. Kirstan got his passion for food from his early travels through South East Asia, Australia & India. He honed his skills in the restaurants of London working with such chefs as Peter Gordon at the Sugar Club and Adrián Benobas at 1st Floor. He is currently head of product development at The Chapel & Swan Smokery who supply some of the countries top eateries & hotels. Kirstan does regular pop up events in Cambridge with chef Maoz Alonim as well as catering for retreats where he specialises in making healthy but delicious vegetarian dishes.and will be working closely with Charlotte to provide a delicious, healthy and nourishing menu!
'Charlotte was really approachable, friendly and professional. The changes to my diet and lifestyle were realistic, simple and achievable.' Lucy, December 2019
What we eat and drink really is crucial for happy hormones. Our hormones play a part in the health of our hair, skin, libido, weight, muscle tone and much more besides! As fluctuations happen, it’s important to make sure our nutrient intake is optimal and that we are mindful of the less favourable lifestyle choices we may make. We are delighted to have Ally Scotty Beattie to prepare our meals for us. Ally is an experienced retreat chef having worked all over the world and also at sea! on luxury yachts and will be working closely with Charlotte to provide a delicious, healthy and nourishing menu!Knowledge is power and understanding what is going on in your body, and how to manage changes is empowering and puts you in control. This retreat will provide you with the knowledge and the tools to manage your symptoms more effectively and if you start looking after yourself now to move through the changes with more grace and ease.
We will provide a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment in good company at the beautiful Lodge New House Farm in Sussex.
See you there,
Charlotte & Jess x
Accommodation Prices range from £495 to £650. Twins and Single Ensuites available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Non-refundable, and cancellation charges will apply:
90 days or more before: Deposit only
60-90 days before: 75% of retreat cost unless we can fill your place
Less than 60 days before: 100% of retreat cost unless we can fill your place
In the event of the retreat being cancelled due to Covid lockdown or government policy, we will offer a credit to a future retreat within the next 18 months or a full refund to be issued at such time that the venue returns the deposit to the organisers. Otherwise, the retreat will only be cancelled in individual cases on failure to pay the balance due by 18th April 2021.
If you are unwell or have any symptoms please do not attend the retreat. If you personally cannot attend due to a positive Covid result we can make arrangements on an individual basis to provide you credit to a future retreat upon proof of a positive test.
Disclaimer: Clients make a booking on the express understanding that Charlotte Schilcher and Jess Horn Yoga and their assistants will not be held liable in any way whatsoever for any loss, injury, inconvenience, or adverse circumstance experienced during the retreat.
Charlotte Schilcher Registered Nutritional Therapist
After 20 years of having a bit too much fun in the music industry, I decided to retrain in Nutritional Therapy. Throughout my 20s and 30s, I had experienced a number of health challenges. These ranged from mental health issues, hormonal symptoms, skin disturbances and perimenopausal symptoms starting in my early 40s.
They deeply affected my quality of life and conventional medicine offered limited solutions. I began to approach these issues holistically and after much research, I was able to bring my body and mind into balance through changes in my diet and lifestyle choices. This was extremely empowering. I felt in control of my health and that is a good feeling. Experiencing the benefits diet and exercise first hand left me compelled to share this knowledge and help others.
I'm really looking forward to helping you manage your hormones. I will give you the information and tools you need to maintain good health and happiness in your daily life.