&Breathe’s Menopause retreat eases you through another big life change.

13-19 June 2020


  • Stylish and luxury accommodation in the beautiful Manoir La Croix de La Jugie;

  • Full board (three delicious meals and a snack per day) including drinks and wine with dinner;

  • Three daily fitness class, tailored to menopausal and individual needs;

  • Pre-exercise consultation; postural, core and pelvic floor analysis and personal training session per guest;

  • Focus on form, strength and flexibility through cardio, pilates and core workouts;

  • One to one time with your hosts and trainers for personal advice;

  • Mindfulness sessions;

  • Cooking demonstrations;

  • Hikes/walks in the surrounding areas;

  • One super relaxing massage (more available);

  • Use of the estate facilities including heated pool, ping pong, bikes, billiard room and more;

  • Free time to enjoy the surrounding area, explore the estate or relax and read a book with no demands on your time;

  • &Breathe resources and goodies;

  • Transfers to the Manoir can be organised for you (supplement) or you can hire a car to make the most of your time in the area.

In more detail...

From award-winning family wellbeing company, &Breathe, comes the very first menopause-focused wellbeing retreat, designed specifically to improve the health and fitness of women going through this life change. Our experts will guide you through the week so you come out the other side feeling stronger, relaxed and confident - ready to take on the beast!  Our the &Breathe Menopause retreat focuses on three strands, Fit, Food, Feel, all of which make life a little easier to deal with in their own way.

Plus you'll enjoy the amazing, peaceful house and estate of La Jugie and the rolling hills of Nouvelle Aquitaine, which is a tonic in itself.  And we have wine.


Exercise sessions and workouts are tailored to everyone's stage, taking into account menopause experience and age, birth and motherhood stories, long-standing injuries and career demands.  We'll strengthen the core, pelvic floor and work on posture with focus on proper form to ensure you're feeling strong and healthy for the future.


You'll be nourished and energised with delicious, healthy food (which also happens to be pretty easy to re-create at home) to help brightness to your everyday routine and even out those hormonal swings. We include all food and drink on retreats, even a spot of wine with dinner.


Hormones have a lot to answer for and the menopause is a tricky time for most people.  As well as physical symptoms (hello hot sweats), the forgetfulness, mood swings and more cause a mental toll too.   We'll give you the chance to bond with fellow guests over your amazing, confusing and irritating shared experiences.

example day

The schedule will vary from day to day, but an example day might look like this:

  • 8am breakfast

  • 9.30am mindfulness

  • 10-12 fitness classes x 2

  • 12.30pm lunch

  • afternoon: massages scheduled

  • afternoon: free time / cooking demonstration / hike / expert Q&A

  • 4pm snack

  • 4.30-6pm fitness class

  • 7pm dinner & drinks

We have plenty of recommendations for those who wish to explore the surrounding areas.  Extra treatments can be arranged through the week.


The gorgeous Manoir La Croix de La Jugie is our venue for this relaxing and revitalising Menopause retreat.  As a rambling family home, it has everything you need to feel at home as well as being the perfect setting for fitness and relaxation. Read more >>


Travel to France is not included. Our nearest airport is Limoges Bellegarde (35 minutes drive), or Brive Dordogne (60 minutes drive). Bordeaux is also a great option. You can also drive or get the train from the UK. Please see our Travel page for more information.

upcoming dates

13-19 June 2020

£1000 per person for a shared triple ensuite | £1500 per person for a shared double/twin ensuite | £2500 per person for a double ensuite for one person
Rates for non-participating friends (female/identifying as female) sharing room.

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