Ayurveda's Natural Approach to Menopause

A 4-Week Online Wellness Program

Ayurveda's Natural Approach to Menopause

A 4-Week Online Wellness Program

Embrace Change with Confidence

Embark on a transformative journey of embracing the natural transitions of peri-menopause and menopause at our exclusive online Ayurveda program. If you find yourself on the brink of menopause, facing uncertainties or apprehensions, our retreat is tailored to provide the personalized care your body and mind deserve. Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, we recognize that each woman’s experience is unique.

During this transitional time of life, women often face a multitude of challenges, from insomnia and brain fog to fatigue, hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and a reduced sex drive. However, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach that helps alleviate these symptoms. It provides tools and practices to soothe and restore balance, empowering women to navigate with greater comfort and vitality.

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Holistic Approach

Our Ayurvedic experts seamlessly blend ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with modern wellness practices for a comprehensive experience.

Personalized Care

Our experienced practitioners tailor each aspect to your unique needs, ensuring a deeply enriching journey.

Empowerment Through Connection

Connect with like-minded women on a similar journey, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared experiences.

About the Program

Our retreat is crafted to cater to the specific needs and challenges of peri-menopause and menopause, fostering balance and harmony in every facet of your being. What sets us apart is the sense of community you’ll find—knowing that you’re not alone on this journey. Cultivating a sense of belonging and connectedness enhances well-being, promotes positivity about menopause, and may even alleviate menopausal and depressive symptoms. 

Weekly Pre-Recorded Education and Insights

Each week, access 2.5 hours of prerecorded lessons from experts on important Ayurveda and menopause topics.

Live Weekly Sessions

Lectures, cooking demos, experiential practices, and Q&A—Informative workshops in women’s health, Ayurveda, and holistic wellness where our experts share empowering insights, tips, and remedies.

Yoga & Meditation

Learn practices that harness the power of holistic practices to ease physical and emotional symptoms.

Ayurvedic Consultation

One-on-one personalized Ayurvedic consultation to address your unique needs during this profound life stage.

Resources

• Workbook & Quizzes
• Printables
• Recipes & Meal Plans

Private Online Community

Access to our member's-only community to stay connected with other program participants.

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Monthly Follow-Up Sessions

Monthly virtual follow-up sessions to ask questions, discuss your progress, and meet others who have taken the program.

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20% Future Discount

Save 20% on an all-inclusive in-person retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina.

By the end of the program, you will have

  • Rediscovered a sense of equilibrium
  • Rekindled your joy
  • Reconnected with your inner strength
  • Gained a deeper understanding of your body’s changes
  • Developed a personalized plan for optimal well-being during this phase of life
  • Embraced the transformative potential of this time in your life.

You deserve to sleep better, feel stronger, and thrive.  You deserve this retreat!

Course Content

Week 1

A. Intro to Ayurveda, Daily Routine (Dinacharya), & the Program | Kim Rossi
• Identifying your constitution and current state of imbalance.
B. What is happening with my hormones? | Suzanne Sifri
• Western Perspectives on Hormones/Biochemistry—What is Going on in Your Body?
• Western Paradigm & Ayurveda Translation
• Optimizing Digestive Health (Agni)

LIVE Session | Team
• Healing Foods (Kitchari) Cooking Demo
• Importance of Seasonal Cleansing

Week 2

A. Common Disorders of Dryness and Depletion (Vata) | Emma Landau

B. Resolving Vata Imbalances, with Diet, Lifestyle & Herbs
• Mood swings
• Scanty bleeding during menopause
• Insomnia
• Decreased concentration due to spaciness
• Dry skin & mucous membranes, including the vagina
• Constipation & irritable bowel
• Reduced libido
• Anxiety, fear, & worry
• Bone loss

LIVE Session | Team
• Self-Care Techniques for Deep Nourishment

Week 3

A. Common Disorders of Inflammation & Irritability (Pitta) | Suzanne Sifri

B. Resolving Pitta Imbalances, with Diet, Lifestyle & Herbs
• Hot flashes
• Heavy bleeding during perimenopause
• Skin rashes
• Anger, irritation, jealousy, criticism, & competitiveness
• High blood pressure & heart disease

LIVE Session | Team
• Yoga Practices to Soothe & Pacify Body, Mind, & Spirit

Week 4

A. Common Disorders of Congestion & Stagnation (Kapha) | Medha

B. Resolving Kapha Imbalances with Diet, Lifestyle & Herbs
• Weight gain (overweight)
• Fluid retention (edema)
• Depression, sadness, greed, & attachment
• Decreased concentration due to dullness
• High cholesterol
LIVE Session | Team

• Discussion: Eastern & Western approaches to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Program FAQs

All women, no matter what stage of life they are in.

Live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.

Our live sessions are hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android
    Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here.

Presenters

Kimberly Rossi is the Director of Wellness and Business Development at the Art of Living Retreat Center/Shankara Ayurveda Wellness, one of the top-rated wellness retreat centers in the US. She has over two decades of ayurvedic practice specializing in ayurvedic nutrition, weight balancing, cleansing, aging gracefully and naturally through menopause. She has studied with renowned Ayurvedic doctors in the west, and has co-lead women’s health workshops with Dr. Nisha Manikantan, Director of Sri Sri Ayurveda at the Art of Living in Bangalore, India.

Suzanne Sifri is an Ayurvedic practitioner with more than 3,700 hours of academic and clinical training through the California College of Ayurveda. She works individually with clients to treat both acute and chronic conditions in order to bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit. She is a passionate Ayurvedic educator and enjoys empowering others with accessible tools that practically and significantly improve the quality of daily life. Suzanne weaves the wisdom of Ayurveda and yoga together in her work and is a certified hatha and yin yoga instructor.

Bio Pics Medha Garud

Medha Garud is an experienced Ayurvedic consultant and has been extensively trained in Ayurveda at the International Art of Living Foundation’s Panchakarma Center and the Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital in Bangalore, India. Medha trained with the world-renowned Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Vasant Lad as well as leading Ayurvedic expert Dr Suhas Kshirsagar. She coordinates the Ayurveda and Panchakarma programs at Art of Living’s Shankara Ayurveda Wellness.

Emma Landau

Emma Landau is an Ayurvedic Clinician with more than 10 years of study and practice. She received her BSc from Cornell University and her training includes graduate-level studies under renowned ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad, BAMS. She is passionate about educating women of all ages and specializes in metabolic imbalances, menstrual disorders, hormone imbalances, postpartum care, and menopause.

Program Value, Cost, & Savings

Save over $2,000 with our special retreat package.
$ 750
  • Pre-recorded Sessions $1,000
  • Weekly Live Sessions $575
  • Workbook and Resources $150
  • Community Access $199
  • Monthly Follow-Up Sessions $600
  • In-Person Retreat Discount $300
  • One Ayurvedic Personal Consultation $175

Online Program FAQs

Retreat Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) until you access the course content in our eLearning platform. 
  • After you have accessed the content, a nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice before the start date of the program.  Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.
  • No credit or refund will be given if you cancel on or after the program start date, or if you do not show up or complete the program. No refund will be given if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Your program is hosted on Zoom. In order to participate, you will need one of the following:

  • Computer: Windows or Mac computer with speakers and a microphone. (Note: Webcams are recommended but not required.)
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android 
  • Phone: mobile, desk or landline.

You can find out more about using Zoom here. 

Once you register and reserve your spot, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to access the online sessions. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-392-6870.

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Program Dates

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  • Jul 6–Aug 3, 2024
  • Aug 3–Aug 31, 2024
  • Aug 31–Sep 28, 2024

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Weekend of Creativity Wellness Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Walk our beautiful labyrinth or hike one of our scenic nature trails and reconnect with your inner self.
  • Express your creativity and have some fun playing with and shaping clay in your pottery class.

AFTERNOON

  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class or get clever on the canvas in a painting class.
  • Unwind with a relaxing spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the steam room.

EVENING

  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Nourish your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Discover Ayurveda Solo Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Savor a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.
  • Rest, replenish and rejuvenate with Abhyanga therapy—a detoxifying warm oil Ayurveda massage that incorporates warm, aromatic oils, rhythmically massaged into your body, cleansing, relaxing, and re-energizing the body and mind.

AFTERNOON

  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • Connect with nature while hiking or walking one of our many breathtaking mountain trails.
  • Return to the spa for a Basti session to rejuvenate your joints! Stiff joints are bathed in warm medicated oil and massaged to deepen the therapeutic effects that increase lubrication and promote smooth flexibility and mobility.

EVENING

  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or kitchen.
  • Refuel your body with a tasty and healthy dinner.

Rejuvenating Bliss Solo Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
  • Sow a new level of calm and balance into your life with a Yoga or meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Cleanse your soul with a leisurely walk on one of our beautiful nature trails.

AFTERNOON

  • Nourish your body with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory with a cooking, painting, or pottery* class (*additional cost).
  • Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal and let our professional therapists do all the work while you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Unwind in the steam room.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of new and classic self-care and spiritual resources.
  • Grab a fresh, calming herbal tea and curl up with a good book in your cozy room.

Mother-Daughter Wellness Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Plan your special day over a delicious whole-foods breakfast.
  • Retreat into relaxation with a mother-daughter spa treatment. Choose from a warm oil massage, energizing facial, or rejuvenating Netra Tarpana treatment and let our professional therapists pamper you. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Recharge in the steam room.

AFTERNOON

  • Enjoy a decadent Mexican hot chocolate and reminisce in our cozy cafe.
  • Browse our shop for crystals, jewelry, scarves, and more.
  • Mingle with like-minded visitors over lunch in the Dining Hall.
  • Explore our captivating campus or head out on one of our guided mountain trail hikes.
  • Cook up something new together in our Ayurveda cooking class.
  • Self-reflect as you leisurely walk our beautiful labyrinth.

EVENING

  • Feed your body with a healthy dinner.
  • Take in the spectacular sunset or join the fireside concert.

Girlfriends Wellness Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING
  • Energize your mind, body, and spirit together with morning yoga or meditation class.
  • Catch up over a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  • Connect with nature and reminisce while hiking one of our many mountain trails.
AFTERNOON
  • Plan your afternoon over a nourishing lunch.
  • De-stress with a girlfriends spa treatment, like our relaxing signature massage, hydrating facial, or energizing Marma session, and let our therapists work their magic. (Additional spa treatments available here.)
  • Get creative and have fun in our painting studio or Ayurveda food kitchen.
  • Grab some delicious chai and relax in our cafe or take in the majestic views on our deck.
EVENING
  • Plenty of time for bonding during a dinner.
  • Visit our shop and grab some souvenirs, rejuvenating herbal supplements, and restorative health products from Shankara’s all-natural beauty line.
  • Dance and sing at Kirtan.

Couples Wellness Escape

(Sample Schedule)

MORNING

  • Gaze at the sunrise while filling your lungs with fresh mountain air and reminisce on the moments that connected you.
  • Bring a new level of calm and balance to your relationship with a Yoga or Meditation class.
  • Enjoy a delicious whole-foods breakfast together.
  • Walk or hike one of our beautiful nature trails and reconnect with each other, nature, and oneself.

AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
  • Make a new memory by taking a workshop or educational class, or create a new experience together with a pottery*, watercolor painting, or cooking class (*additional cost).
  • Reduce tension and stress with a couple’s or individual Ayurveda spa treatment. Choose from the widest selection of Ayurvedic therapies in the US for whole-body nourishment and renewal.
  • Unwind in the steam room together.

EVENING

  • Stop by our bookstore and explore our collection of self-care and spiritual resources or spend time reading in the cafe.