Queensland’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is launching Mastering Menopause, a special 4 day women’s retreat that navigates the hormonal journey of fertility to menopause and beyond. The first retreat will be held from 18 – 22 August 2024 and helmed by leading holistic medical doctor and women’s health expert, Dr Karen Coates. She will be joined by Vanessa Gray Lyndon, an Australian leader in natural skincare and Naturopath, Katlyn Martin.

Karen Coates is a trail blazer in preventative health strategies and says there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to managing Menopause; ‘We all experience different symptoms and respond to different solutions in our own ways. This retreat is an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and connect through the educational seminars, daily walks and array of recreational activities.

Attendees will be empowered through current, science-backed expert information and armed with a roadmap for their health journey as common misconceptions of perimenopause and menopause are debunked, they hear how to anticipate and manage the challenges associated with this phase of life, and they discover the non-negotiable lifestyle interventions for a smoother transition. Dr Karen will also discuss the role genetics plays during this pivotal period and helpful strategies for maintaining psychological wellbeing.

Unique inclusions for this retreat will include a women’s tea circle, intimate session with Vanessa Gray Lyndon and yoga for menopause, which features restorative and supportive poses to reduce stress and provide symptomatic relief.

ully inclusive packages for the Mastering Menopause Retreat start from $2,640 per person twin share and include accommodation, specialty seminars, all scheduled activities, 100% organic meals and snacks and selected spa treatments. The retreat aims to support and direct each guest’s journey and will commence with a personal women’s hormonal health questionnaire at Orientation.

For further information on Gwinganna’s Mastering Menopause retreat and upcoming dates, please visit www.gwinganna.com        


Media information:

Dr. Karen Coates, Women’s Health and Preventative Health Care Strategist, Speaker, Medical Practitioner  

Dr Karen Coates is a medical doctor and a visionary in the field of women’s hormonal health and longevity medicine. She has over 35 years in clinical practice, expertise in integrative medicine, conducted extensive research and is a highly sought-after expert in longevity medicine and nutrition. She co-authored "How to Be Well - A Handbook for Women" with Sharon Kolkka, which provides valuable insights and guidance for women seeking optimal health. Dr Coates is the founding Medical Advisor for Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat and passionate about empowering individuals to take control of their own health.  

Katlyn Martin, Naturopath, Herbalist, Personal trainer 

Katlyn Martin is the Retreat Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat and possesses an extensive, global 25-year background in the health and fitness industry. She is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, and Personal Trainer with specialist qualifications in rehabilitation and sports medicine. Her focal point lies in exploring the interplay between the environment and the body's biochemistry.  

Vanessa Gray Lyndon, Founder of Award-Winning brands Metamorphosis and Vanessa Megan 

Vanessa Gray Lyndon is considered an Australian pioneer and leader in certified organic skincare. She launched Metamorphosis, a menopausal skincare range in 2023, which is aimed at returning skin to its true foundation and empowering women during this unique phase of life. 

About Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat 

Gwinganna is a leading, uniquely Australian, wellness destination created to inspire the desire to live a healthier life. Located in south-east Queensland’s scenic hinterland on over 160 hectares, it offers a wide variety of fully inclusive programs from two to seven nights. Packages include accommodation, range of activities, selected spa and wellness therapies, delicious organic cuisine, wellness seminars and the use of its extensive facilities, including the Spa Sanctuary, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Winner – Best Eco Spa 2023 and Best Wellness Retreat 2023, Spa & Wellness Awards 

Winner – Best Luxury Eco Spa 2023 and Best Luxury Spa Retreat 2023 (Australia and Oceania), World Luxury Spa Awards, plus Best Global Eco Spa 2012 to 2021      

Winner – World’s Best Eco Spa 2022 and 2020, World Spa Awards 

Winner – Best Wellness Spa or Resort 2023, Luxury Travel Gold List Awards  


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