The Forest Dweller Course  


Vanaprastha, the peri-menopause and menopause stage of life.  

No, your body is not betraying you!

Women are in an evolutionary mismatch.

A mismatch between our lifestyle and our biology. 

To feel supported, I’ve created a package of the course recordings and three one-on-one mentoring sessions


I’ve been in that stage for a few years now. In the beginning, my body changed dramatically; my hormones were all over the place, I gained weight, I had brain fog, I struggled with sleep and digestion, I lost a sense of purpose, and I didn’t feel like myself anymore. 

I hear the same experiences from many of my clients, who feel exhausted. 

Now that our pleasing hormone oestrogen is going down, we feel we have had enough of caring for others while neglecting our own needs; we want to slow down and visit our inner forest more frequently. If you feel that, know it will all pass. You are just going through initiation.


Join me on a three-session course to learn about the third stage of life- vanaprastha, the forest dweller, as they call it in the Vedic/yogic tradition. 

Feeling supported and seen is essential when things are ending, and you are still in the unknown, not yet clear about the next stage of your life, what the mystics call the ‘tempering’ process. You will also learn ways to align your lifestyle with lifeways and nourish yourself, your body, mind, and your soul to ensure you benefit from this stage while becoming a powerful force of wisdom.


Session 1, Lifestyle practices 

You will learn how to nourish your body and take care of your hormonal system so you feel and look well and avoid the imbalances women start to feel at this stage. We will cover nutrition, exercise and sleep patterns, weight loss, that can support you. 


Session 2 Mental practices 

It might feel at times like anxiety or depression, so it’s vital to understand your mental and biological needs. You will learn ways to understand yourself and your new needs, how to deepen your intimacy with the new version of you, and through that, receive the knowledge to find satisfaction again. 


Session 3, Spiritual practices 

As a form of initiation or the ‘dark night of the soul’, it’s important to go through it skilfully. I’ll share ideas for practices and meditations from mystical traditions to help you feel grounded. At the same time, you follow the calling to be more still and to feel held while you are unbecoming so that you can come out from the other side freer to be your true self, unapologetically. 


This course is for ALL women who want to understand more deeply the pre- and during-menopause stages of life. 

Package of course recordings and three one-on-one mentoring sessions £360 instead of £590 (save £230)

DM to arrange a free discovery call to ask any questions. Please email me:  

“Rina’s calm and containing presence has helped me through a very difficult time in my life.
She is so knowledgeable on multiple levels about menopause, life stages, healing and how to navigate this important stage of life. I am so grateful for the time I have spent with Rina and I feel so much better for it. 
Lucy Robertson-Rotchie, psychotherapist, London      
I loved the clarity and structure of the Forest Dweller course and how Rina presented it in a very fluid and accessible way. Our exercises/journaling gave us the space to go deeper, and splitting it over a few sessions gave us time to digest and reflect on what we covered. Rina has been generous with references, and we have so much to discover… all in good time! I really think this course is an essential support for anyone approaching this initiation and offers a template for other forms of initiations we may be going through.I look forward to integrating and sharing these precious seeds you’ve sown in me.  
Jite Brume, Yoga teacher, Iceland