Survive and thrive through menopause: A two day retreat

Published: 17th January 2020

Dr Rebecca Lewis, GP with special interest in menopause here at Newson Health and Lucy Holtom, our resident yoga instructor will both be providing their services at the Secret Warriors two day retreat - 'Survive and Thrive through Menopause' - on 17th and 18th March 2020.

Secret Warriors is a West Midlands business, founded by banking duo Lisa Webb and Ange Terry, specialising in retreats for professional women. This is their first dedicated menopause event.

The peri-menopause and menopause can be a tricky time for many women – anxiety, low mood, hot flushes, brain fog – can all feel overwhelming. But, with the right lifestyle changes, it is possible to have a positive experience.

Secret Warriors have joined forces with incredible experts in the menopause field to create a two day escape taking place on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March 2020 in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds including:

  • Talks from leading GPs and specialists in the menopause
  • Talks on nutrition, cooking demonstrations and professionally prepared, tailored meals
  • Overnight accommodation in double or shared rooms, each with own en-suite
  • Other relaxation aides including well-woman yoga and hot-tub

Our speakers include:

Dr Rebecca Lewis, MBBS FRCA DRCOG MRCGP, Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre
A practising GP and member of Dr Louise Newson’s leading UK Menopause clinic, Rebecca gives lectures and writes articles on the Menopause and is passionate about improving understanding through education and accurate evidence-based medical information.

Izabella Natrins BSc PSYCH Dip NLC (IHS) FNTP
A qualified nutrition and lifestyle medicine health coach, certified digestive health practitioner, nutritional chef, author and speaker, Izabella is passionate about real, whole food – from soil to plate – to restore energy, vitality and create true health.

Lucy Holtom, Living Your Yoga
With 25 years’ yoga experience gained from around the globe, Lucy’s teachings include Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, yoga Nidra and yoga for women’s health. Working alongside Menopause expert Dr Louise Newson, Lucy continues to explore how different yogic practices can support women at different stages of their lives.

To find out more about the Secret Warriors and this enlightening menopause retreat, take a look at this article published in Birmingham Business Magazine.

To book your place, click here.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at