The Great Pause

A weekend retreat for women experiencing menopause
Peri, Post and in between!

 15 - 18 July, 2022
Appleby House . Mapua . Nelson
$950 - $1100 
(Various accommodation options available)


  The Retreat

This retreat is for women who are experiencing any stage of menopause. 


The focus is on supporting the body, mind, and spirit to find creative and caring ways to be with this new stage of life. Sharing with other women makes the journey less lonely.

 Themes covered will be nutrition, physical changes, health issues, role in life and identity, sexuality and intimacy, societal pressures, creating supportive networks. The weekend will include a 30 minute massage, strengthening exercises for the joints, wholesome food (all dietary needs supported), nonviolent communication (NVC), sharing circles, humour and a whole lot of fun!



The Facilitators

 Irma, Anna and Jocelyn are all in menopause. Between them they have a wealth of facilitation experience which they have combined to create this event.



Primal Health Coach.

(CNVC, Cert PHC)



Somatic Practitioner,

Body-Based NVC Trainer.

(Cert CNVC, Bach.PSA, Dip.Tchg)



NVC Trainer,


(Cert CNVC, B.Ed, Dip.Tchg)


Divine venue ~ Divine food

Our venue

Check out our luxurious venue. It provides warmth and comfort so you can truly retreat!

Our food

Nutritious meals and snacks will be provided that support your body mind and meno-pause soul!


I am celebrating being part of such a rich retreat.

So full of connection, laughter, growth, nutrition and nurturing.

I'll be back!

Deb Hipperson

CNVC Trainer/Mediator, B.Ed, Dip.Tchg

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 I loved connecting with others, having fun, resting and reflecting in such a beautiful place with other wise women. The massage was also divine.

I am deeply nourished, my body thanks me.

Valerie Wycoff

Compassionate Communication Trainer, Singing/Movement (Feldenkrais Method®)


Book now

Only 15 places available!

Cost from: $950 

Deposit: $150 


Secure your place now!

Account NameIrma Jager

Account Number: 03 1354 0428332 01

Reference: Full name & 'Pause' 

Receipts available upon request.


+64 22 313 7451