Our Founder, of Europe’s only dedicated retreats for menopausal women Dee Gardner, recognised that the topic of menopause is not one often talked about, and certainly not a topic that is taught in schools, even though it forms a huge part of a women’s biology, with more than a third of life is lived post menopause!
Other women’s health subjects like periods, pregnancy and breast cancer are now thankfully common place, and we all seem at ease discussing such matters. However, there is sadly still a taboo surrounding the menopause. And so Dee’s quest began during her own Peri-Menopause to enable women to take a break from their daily lives, and spend a few days in the company of experts, new friends, like-minded women in a safe, comfortable environment, where the subject matter knows no bounds.
She has built an excellent team around her, and women from all walks of life, backgrounds and skill sets have bought licenses which enables them to become part of the Fountain family, and run retreats throughout the UK, Ireland, Spain & France. The growth of the business has been incredible, and the feedback to date has been so rewarding. Fountain continues to go from ‘strength to strength’ as it embarks on its worldwide expansion, throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the US during 2019/2020.
Our breaks offer 1, 2, 3 & 5 Day Retreats, and include support & guidance from experts within the world of Psychology, Nutrition, Yoga, Nursing and more. Enabling friendships or as we prefer to call it ‘sisterhood’ of other women, gaining a better understanding of the biology, physiology as well as psychology in a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment.
Dee has always inspired people, and has long held the belief that if you understand how your mind works, then you can take care of your body. Our retreats look at all aspects of life, and living better with menopause. With 1 in every 7 of us now living until we are 100, it is time to look at our health more seriously longer term.
Our retreats include food and beverages, in lovely surroundings. Perhaps bring your menopausal best friend or sister? Twin rooms are available at some venues.