Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences Designs a Special Women’s Retreat

PUBLISHED April 25, 2022 | updated April 25, 2022 02:57

Even though it is a natural stage in life, many women find it daunting to navigate changes in their hormones during perimenopause and menopause, and all that comes with it – hot flushes, mood swings, lack of sleep, brain fog, weight gain around the middle, anxiety and dwindling confidence. But help is at hand! Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is the first resort in the Maldives (and one of just a handful of resorts around the world) to have created a women’s perimenopause and menopause retreat. 

The aim is to help women take back control of their lives and feel better inside and out, whilst meeting with other women going through a similar situation, in the relaxing surroundings of the five-star Baa Atoll resort. 

The three Perimenopause/Menopause Retreats at Amilla Maldives Resort will run between June 23 to July 7, 2022. It will be led by renowned naturopath and wellness coach, Claire O’Sullivan. The five-day journey has been developed to give women the tools they need to adapt to the changes in their bodies in a healthy and positive way, enabling them to tune into themselves rather than fight nature. With these tools, they will address physical, emotional and lifestyle issues, improving their habits and renewing their energy.  

Amilla’s Sustainability and Wellness Mentor, Victoria Kruse, says: “Knowing what is happening within your own system leads to a deeper understanding of what works, and what doesn’t work for you, and allows to find ways to adapt to this natural biological process with more ease and balance. Being able to talk about what is happening with others was truly a key for my journey” 

Women joining the retreat will be able to explore natural ways to boost female hormones and manage menopausal symptoms through movement, nutrition and mindful activities including yoga, masterclass talks, dynamic meditation, Pranayama breathwork, Sufi Whirling Meditation, intuitive dance, workshops on eating right to protect your future-self (brain, heart, bones), thinking right to feed positive thoughts to your mind, and much more.  

The package includes five days of activities, one wellness drink daily, a one-on-one consultation with the coach, one Foot Reflexology (60 minute) session, one Intuitive Aroma Massage (60 mins), one Craniosacral Therapy, five personalized Sensora Light Therapy sessions and complimentary access to steam and sauna facilities at the private island resort’s Javvu Spa. Amilla’s in-house spa is an award-winning facility immersed in the jungle, while the resort’s delicious Wellness Your Way menus received the prestigious accolade of Wellness Cuisine of the Year in the Destination Deluxe Awards 2021. 

Besides learning about embracing the next phase of life, and feeling empowered, confident and comfortable with the changes, attendees will also be able to visit the world-famous Hanifaru Bay, just ten minutes from Amilla, within the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The retreat is taking place during manta season, when mantas and even some whale sharks aggregate at the horseshoe-shaped Hanifaru Bay in extraordinarily large numbers to feed on zooplankton. Hanifaru is one of the only places in the world where so many mantas and whale sharks aggregate in such unusually high numbers, which has led to international recognition and it being celebrated in major publications including National Geographic. 

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