Sensual Second Spring Retreats France and Spain
Embracing the second stage of a women's life with wisdom, knowledge and self-care.
“Woman is stronger in sex and constitution than man, as water is stronger than fire” Su Nu ~ Sexual Advisor to the Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti circa 2600 BCE
When it came to Taoist practices, women were viewed as having a more natural ability to connect with it and draw in the forces of nature, Heaven and Earth. It was said that a woman could reach enlightenment far quicker than a man.
The poet and mystic Sun Bu’er (12th century) took to Inner Alchemy Taoist practices at the ripe age of 51, after she had raised her three children and contributed to her community. She embraced these teachings as she transitioned through peri-menopause and menopause, which is viewed very positively in the Tao and was known as ‘the Second Spring’ - a time of real liberation for women.
In these modern times, women who follow the Taoist practice frequently report symptom free menopause, primarily because the practices focus on the production of sex hormones, recycling internal energy and emotional balance. For women who are in their reproductive years, they can experience pain-free periods, devoid of PMS after just a few weeks of practice. This is in stark contrast to our Western culture which sees pain during menstruation, PMS and hot flushes as normal and women are expected to soldier on.
Even though it is a natural stage in life, for many women the changing of hormones from a certain age is simply hell.....the unpleasant symptoms are often hard to live with!
We offer these retreats both in Spain and in rural France, at various times throughout the year. However, in 2022 we are located in France. 2023 we will be offering both venues.
This villa is set on a peak of the Piedras Blancas hills, between olive groves, almond groves and vineyards. The town is also the starting point of the Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin Route).
8 km to Plaza de España, where we will find the Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, constructed between the 16th and 17th centuries, which offers us a mix of styles in its design, with Arabic arches and a modernist lattice grille in the choir.
Rural South-West France:
This venue is based in the beautiful countryside of South-West France close to the vineyards of Bordeaux and Cognac.
This venue is a stunning stone Charentais house that is over 200 years old. Both double rooms and twin rooms are available for both venues.
What we offer:
- Comprehensive advice from our Menopause Expert
- Tailor-made plans for you as an individual because we are individuals
- Nourishing anti-inflammatory organic food that helps regulate symptoms
- Specifically designed yoga classes
- Deep healing self-massage instruction to re-connect with our sensual life force
- Breathing techniques to calm stress levels and help repair adrenal fatigue.
- Breathing and meditation techniques to wake and enhance sexual energy
- Tantric dance techniques to fire your body's dormant energy
- Cacao ceremony to honour our life force and sacred feminine energy
- Mantra and breathwork to aid deep sleep
- Plant-based eating plans and the power of herbs workshops
- Detoxing and juicing workshops
- Healing Yoga Nidra to enhance stress release and to also awaken our motivation for change
- Sacred practices to re-ignite your sensual energy
Our Healing Schedule
What does a normal day look like?
7.30 am Optional Morning De-tox Juice.
8.30 am Nourishing Organic Breakfast
9.30 am-11.30 am Menopause Health Talk and practical techniques, such as breast massage workshop.
12.00 pm Organic Plant-Based Lunch
1.30 pm Individual life and lifestyle coaching sessions, and workshops.
3.30 pm Yoga and pranayama
6.30 pm Dinner Served
8.00 pm Evening Meditation and Women's Circle
Dates: to be confirmed
Arrival: Arrive on the afternoon of the first day after 4 pm. The evening meal will be at 7 pm
Departure: Depart on the last day after breakfast.
Airport: Malaga airport is 37 km from the Villa. A shared taxi can be organized for the local price.
Poitier Airport is 57 km from the venue. Airport collection can be organised. Train service from Paris to Rufffec is another easy option, and train station collection can be organised.
The price above includes your accommodation, activities, and food.
What’s not included:
Travel costs and insurances.
Lunch on your day off.
Activities on your day off.