Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Modern Menopause – Debunking the myths & stigma by empowering women

July 3, 2023

Menopause is a complicated, confusing overwhelming and outright terrifying and it’s inevitable. By 2025, 1billion women will be in some stage of menopause – that’s 1 in 8 people on the plane.

My guests today are Jan Scott and Diana Phillips from Windrose Retreats, two energising and exciting trailblazers who are helping women worldwide live Menopause Out Loud and by providing a safe haven with their Retreats. In this episode we will be looking at modern menopause and debunking the myths and stigma by empowering women with fact-based knowledge and tools to take charge of the change.

I love these two vibrant women and we had so much fun during the interview.

During the interview we discussed:

  • Jan and Diana’s individual stories and how they came to establish the Windrose Retreats
  • Why Modern Menopause?
  • The symptoms of Menopause
  • The Retreat program and it’s focus on natural remedies and chinese medicine.
  • Their connection with the New Pause Summit hosted by Naiomi Watts

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Meet the Windrose Retreats Founders

Windrose Retreats Jan Scott and Diana Phillips



Jan is a E-RYT 300 Hatha Yoga certified instructor teaching weekly classes in Los Angeles, leads healing retreats around the world and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance. She has completed over 3000 hours of training in Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Bathing, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Japji, the Sutras, and studies of ancient wisdoms and holistic modalities. She has studied intensively with Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hahn, David Whyte, Sharon Salzberg, Rosita Arvigo, Judith Hansen-Lasater, Tias Little, and is a certified Frank Natale Trance Dance leader.

Diana is E-RYT 200HR Yoga Alliance certified, 100HR YTT Women’s Health, a Level 3 Reiki master, a member of Yoga Alliance and an avid student of Ayurveda. She’s passionate about the yamas and niyamas. She has studied with Deep Kumar, Vijeth Kumar, Kimberly Utama, Byron De Marse, Rachel Ellery, Bex Tryer, Jasmine Danino, and Anouk Penholdz. She’s also an excellent tree-climber and has won countless cannonball competitions.

Connect with Jan & Diana

Windrose Retreats –  www.windroseworld.com
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Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 5, 2023 at 04:06

    Jan and Diana are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing them with us!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 7, 2023 at 09:58

      I loved interviewing these energetic and fun women, Donna. x

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