Meeting Menopause

How do we bring menopause out of the shadows and raise awareness?


What can we do to get in touch with our innate wisdom?


How do we follow our own story when there is so much noise telling us what to be and how to feel?


This weekend retreat will use storytelling, simple physical practices and the power of the circle as a way to connect to each other and a deeper sense of self.


The retreat will be led by Fiona Bibby (Integral coach, facilitator and qualified yoga teacher) and Sarah Sutcliffe (Storyteller).

  • What Happens to us during menopause?


    Many of us find ourselves challenged and bewildered by both the psychological and physical changes that arrive with the approach of the menopause.


    We have a feeling that we don’t quite “fit” in our own skin anymore. And with a cultural backdrop that seems to have only negative things to say about the menopause this can be a lonely place to be.


    And yet menopause is a completely normal and healthy process of transition that effects every woman. It can be a dynamic gateway to exciting change; to a more authentic you.

“Menopause is an ending and a beginning, a time in which a woman deeply examines

who she is, what she has done and who she now wants to be.”

Alexandra Pope

  • What are we going to do?

    • Orient ourselves in our journey of the menopause
    • Create a space, to bring forth feminine values of connection, cooperation and compassion
    • Enquire into our inner landscape to find new possibilities and insights.
    • Experiment with different ways of knowing and learning to tap into what really matters to us.
    • Be empowered and inspired to remember, reclaim and to be the author of our own stories. Stories that have often been disowned or forgotten.
  • How are we going to do it?

    • Practice simple embodiment techniques that allow us to gain insights to ourselves.
    • Explore the traditional story “Seal Skin Soul Skin” (taken from Women Who Run with The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes); a story about a woman who has lost touch with her soul and her journey to reclaim it. This story will provide us with a framework to help us reconnect with who we really are.
    • Locate ourselves in the story and, using coaching and facilitation techniques, gain insight and self-awareness.
    • Activities and activations that touch on different aspects of what it is to be a woman going through menopause with the objective of finding what works for you.
  • Use the process of a circle (inspired by the women’s circle movement) to find meaning, connection healing and empowerment in order to enable our transformation.


Who is it for?

Women who want to explore more about menopause and what it can bring, whether you are in the middle of it, it is ahead of you or behind you.


For more about our guiding principles for all our work click here.


For more about the feminine at work project click here.


For facilitator profiles click here.



All enquiries

These events are booked on demand. If you have a group who would like to host the event please do contact us on the form below