Wise Women Retreat – Female Health

This all-women retreat creates a safe space for sharing and healing.  We cover all areas of women’s sexual health from fertility, menstrual cycle to menopause, breast health and slowing the aging process using the food we eat, gentle exercise, breathwork and potent acupressure points.

Join us for the  weekend at the beautiful Bobbio Centre, Magheramore, Co Wicklow, surrounded by mountains and the sea.  The grounds are full of mature trees and paths that lead to a secluded beach perfect for a heart-expanding retreat to heal your female body, calm your mind and nourish your soul.

What’s included?

  • Conscious Cooking classes to understand the relationship between food, radiant sexual health and vitality
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Guided Chi Gong and meditation practices to nourish your elixir energy and maintain breast health
  • Learn Self Shiatsu and potent acupressure points to flow energy and develop “Yin”

In a simple nurturing weekend you can understand the clear connection between our emotions, the food we choose and how it directly affects our energy and health.

Feel Well, Feel Wise – in control of your life

There are only maximum 15 participants and the single rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. (5 left as of 03/03/2020)
Cost €395, includes all meals, cooking classes, tuition and accommodation
Amazing €50 discount each if you come with a friend, mother, daughter or another family member.

Contact joannefaulkner@live.ie or 00 353 +86 607 0432

visit https://joannefaulkner.ie/contact/ and request a full schedule including menu’s

What a wonderful mothers day gift !

Your host Joanne, author of Good Food: Better Sex, is Chairperson of the Shiatsu Society and a registered Shiatsu Practitioner who has a wealth of experience guiding retreats supporting women in developing self-care practices by understanding the connection between  how you feel and the food you choose.  For over 25 years she has worked by caring and supporting people making empowered choices to bring happiness, health and wellness into their lives.


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Featured Practitioner – Emer Mullarkey


My French friend’s mother commented that shiatsu was like acupuncture, but she found it a more nurturing and enjoyable experience like the sensation you would have after the deepest, warmest, longest, heartfelt hug you could ever imagine. She also commented that it felt like a very soulful form of therapy and that for her it was a deep, holistic experience that made her feel whole, strong and reconnected

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Featured Practitioner – Joanne Faulkner


As my talented and generous teacher, Josephine Lynch, explained the energetic properties of this salty paste in Chinese Medicine, I felt my kidneys relax. My spine softened and the muscles across my chest eased. My whole nervous system was calmer than it had been for weeks. It was at that moment I understood that food was more than just fuel, it was medicine. Using the five element system of Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine (see graphic below) I began to deepen my knowledge of the energetics of food.

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