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Functional Health Day Retreat - Master Your Hormones Naturally

Wednesday 6th February 2019 | 10.00am - 16:30pm | Hawthbush Farm

If you are a woman who struggles with fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, mood swings, poor sleep or hot flushes; if you feel betrayed by your body and long to feel like yourself again, this Day Retreat is just for you.

In a Functional Medicine approach to health care there are four fundamental "pillars of health"  that all need to be in balance to achieve optimal wellness. The pillars are:

  • 1)The Gut & microbiome 
  • 2)The Hormones: thyroid,adrenal, sex hormones  
  • 3)The Immune System autoimmunity,inflammation & pain 
  • 4)The CardioMetabolic System:insulin resistance, dyslipidemia & endothelium health

Over the course of the year I will run a Functional Day Retreat focusing on each pillar of health to help you achieve optimal wellness. I have put together these day retreats to make this information accessible  to more folk than those just working with me on a 1:1 basis on my consultation packages. You can choose to do all four or just a couple, and in any order.

In this retreat we take a deep dive into understanding and overcoming the root causes of hormonal imbalances.

I look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you.

In health,

Tanya x


Hosted and curated by Tanya Borowski, a fully Certified IFM Practitioner with a specialist interest in women's health. Tanya is a global speaker at conferences on functional gastrointestinal & hormone health and is at the forefront of new research in this area.

Tanya talking to retreat attendees

Over the course of the day, Tanya will present her in-depth knowledge and up to date research to cover the key functional roles of the endocrine (hormonal) system. You’ll learn how lifestyle & environmental factors can distrust this delicate system and lead to symptoms. You will learn how to work on these factors, be given many tools through combining nutritional, lifestyle and supplemental advice to better optimise your overall hormonal health.

This dynamic and innovative Day Retreat is set at Hawthbush Farm, in beautiful East Sussex. Masterclasses, workshops and cooking demos take place in a beautiful open plan kitchen setting and the studio of a cosy converted barn. You’ll also enjoy a delicious hormone balancing lunch.

This event has been created by Tanya to be able to deliver her knowledge and clinical insights within a small group setting for participants to get the most out of the day, as such has been limited to 25 attendees.

Your Day Retreat Includes:

  • Masterclass: Understanding The Major Hormones & Overcoming Root Causes Of Imbalance by Tanya Borowski
  • A mindfulness and yoga-based practicum workshop by Emma Massingham
  • 'The Hormonal Harmony’ practical seminar and cookery demonstration by Tanya Borowski & Lucie Hawkes of Wild Alchemy
  • Liver cleansing drinks and a hormone balancing lunch by Wild Alchemy Foods
  • Q&A sessions following each masterclass, workshop & seminar
  • Your takeaway Hormone 'Reset' toolkit written by Tanya (includes Recipe Book and Food Plan)
  • Transfers to and from Lewes train station(at selected times)
  • A tote bag full of health and wellbeing goodies from Tanya’s Health and Wellbeing Store


Learn: What is hormonal balance?

Hormones are chemical messengers that relay information and instructions to our cells and organs, Hormones give us energy, keep us happy, help us sleep, keep us warm, control hunger and satiety; regulate our periods; control menopausal symptoms - allowing a graceful transition, and of course, contribute to conception and pregnancy.

Hormonal balance then refers to the way that these process, when all in harmony promote optimal health and wellbeing! When hormonal balance is poor, well being is most likely compromised.

The main hormones we will be covering in the Masterclass include oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, the main reproductive hormones; cortisol and adrenaline, the stress hormones; the thyroid hormones, which are responsible for energy and metabolism; and melatonin, our major sleep hormone.


The Hormone Harmony Workshop - is a practical and seminar based session after lunch in the beautiful kitchen. We will discuss and showcase practical ways to balance blood sugar, detoxify excess hormones and demo recipes and menus that you can easily integrate into a family and busy lifestyle. If you’ve chosen to run the Comprehensive Hormone Profile then references to all results will be made in this session to help you target information to your results.

Our Pop up store with:

  • High-grade supplements specifically for hormones - options will be discussed as they relate to your individual presentation, test results (if you’ve taken them) and needs;
  • Organic skin care free of any nasty hormone disruptors; and
  • Makeup artist showcasing her cruelty-free and organic makeup range (it’s gorgeous!) again, free of nasty hormone-disrupting parabens.


The mind and body during a pre-lunch 45-minute mindfulness and yoga-based practicum by Emma Massingham

With liver cleansing drinks, snacks and delicious lunch by Wild Alchemy

Leave with a Tote bag full of health and wellbeing goodies from Tanya’s Health and Wellbeing Store and your Hormone Reset toolkit (toolkit includes recipe book and food plan).



Hawthbush Farm
Gun Hill
East Sussex
TN21 0JY 
Hawthbush Farm is a 140-acre organic farm in the heart of East Sussex. The buildings have been beautifully converted and whitewashed in organic clay paints with stripped floorboards and large French doors, immersing you in the Sussex countryside. Hawthbush has it's very own spring water source, drawn from 100ft below the organic land, to provide water for everything on the farm. We will be running transfers to and from Lewes station, a 20-minute drive. 

Book now

Early Bird £225 (ends 31st December 2018) Full Price £250

Please book online or call 01273 479011 with any queries.

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat, taking only 25 persons, we expect the slots to be reserved quickly so would recommend that you book now to avoid disappointment.