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10 - 12 March 2017 - Transitions: A Creative Workshop on the Journey through Menopause with Anne Par

Updated: Mar 8, 2020

A mindful, creative workshop empowering women to celebrate the journey of change as they enter the third act of their lives.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware” Martin Buber

“I write to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see, and what it means” Joan Didion

Benefits of the retreat

If you feel that your life is out of balance, this retreat can offer you strategies that go beyond mere coping. You will learn about potential medical solutions and you will be introduced to transformative mindful and creative techniques.

During this Retreat you can expect explorations of the journey of change, through:

  1. Medical education about menopause and the treatment options

  2. Creative workshops in “writing the moment”

  3. Mindful meditation

  4. Mindful walking

  5. Group feedback and discussion

Comments from previous participants

Many thanks for the most wonderful weekend. I so appreciated the time spent together as we laughed, cried, ate, learned more about ourselves and got over our fears. It really was the most outstanding retreat

The menopause workshop I attended at Temenos has enabled me to view menopause as a positive transition to the next age of my womanhood. Through the workshop I celebrated the journey I have been on so far in my life … It was a renewing, revitalising and rewarding experience. I highly recommend it.

Facilitated by:

Dr Anne Pargiter, MBChB, BSc. Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioner

Emerita Prof Wendy Woodward, teacher of creative writing at UWC for nineteen years, published poet.

Retreat to be held at Temenos 10-12 March 2017

R4500 includes single accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, all retreat activities. R4150 shared accommodation

Stay Sunday 12 March FREE!

To make a reservation please contact Temenos at +27 23 625 1871 or

For more information contact Wendy on or Anne on

The retreat will begin at 6pm on Friday 10 March and end just before lunch on Sunday 12 March.

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