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Cambodia Cooking Vacation With Focus on Menopause

Menopause is one of the great transitions women face during their lifetime. You will probably experience some physical and psychological changes with more or less intensity but beyond them, you are definitely transitioning into a life of purpose, deep connection with yourself, spiritual exploration with a sense of authority, courage, and wisdom. Join Claudia to peel off the onion, chop off your fears, sieve your thoughts, stir your emotions, marinate your desires, sautee your talents, add your juiciness, and garnish your life with your true potential

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Claudia Victoria
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  • Cook, eat and introspect surrounded by nature
  • Individual coaching and workshops to step into your menopause with confidence
  • Learn emotional self-regulating techniques for the menopausal years
  • Awaken your senses through chocolate-tasting
  • Learn the life-changing techniques of mindful eating
  • Discover the benefits of mindful movement practices
  • Receive coaching on health and wholeness
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Traditional Khmer wooden house

You will enjoy a traditional wooden house with tropical trees and culinary herbs garden, lotus pond. There are three different areas for meditation / relaxation and your room in wooden floor with AC and a tub or shower.


Sacred Space for Menopause

The transition into menopause invites you to cocoon, increasing your time to rest and restore, to allow you to tune into your inner being and discover by yourself the way you want to live the years ahead.

This transition is part of a mystery, an alchemical journey…Cooking allows you to connect with that mystery, the mystery of life, to make alchemy with the ingredients and your hands, to rest in the flow and relax into just being. The kitchen gives you the choice to enter the path -wherever you feel comfortable- of complete self-acceptance, resting in the confidence that only the wise woman inside can provide.

Your kitchen is not simply a place for food preparation. It’s a sacred space, a sanctuary for self-discovery and communion.

Claudia is here to show you how the kitchen transforms into a place of healing. You will cook, meditate, get insights, and wander around the Cambodian lands and ancient temples.

This vacation offers a blend of culinary therapy alongside, mindfulness-based coaching, meditation, neuro-psycho-spirituality, and the healing power of nature.

Why a 1-on-1 Immersion?

This unique one-on-one immersion is an opportunity to deep dive together into a journey of transformation, where we build a woman-to-woman relationship to tap into our inner wisdom and create a safe and intimate space where you can listen to your inner voice to get clarity and vision.

You will learn bespoke techniques to self-regulate yourself in moments of hesitation, doubt, and uncertainty, which are very common states during the transition into menopause.

A personalized immersion helps you to work at a physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, creative, and spiritual energetic level to experience your wholeness with tools designed for you at your unique rhythm.


  • Discover how the alchemical process of menopause mirrors what happens in the kitchen
  • Visit local markets to select fresh, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients, while immersing yourself in the Cambodian culture.
  • Engage in hands-on cooking lessons, where you’ll master the art of preparing wholesome, delicious plant-based meals infused with the essence of mindfulness.
  • Walking meditation session within the sacred temple grounds of Angkor Wat to deepen your mindfulness practice.
  • Engage fully your senses to savor the present moment

Sample schedule

Every day will have a range of different activities. This is for your guidance.

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Morning routines for wholeness
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Movement
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Mindful cooking
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Rest
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Workshop or activity outside
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Coaching session
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Supper
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Mindfulness meditation

Included excursions

  • Walking meditation at Angkor Wat Temple Complex (entrance ticket to complex included)
  • Chocolate tasting: Visit to chocolate factory and tasting experience
  • Visit to farmer's market


Claudia Victoria Martinez


Rice paddy fields in the Cambodian countryside

This retreat is located in a farmer's village, surrounded by paddy fields, vegetable farms, and a slow-paced life. The quietness and peace of the area make it special for meditation and mindful walking.

It is also close to an organic vegetable market, where the program sources all the food for the meals, and also have the opportunity to visit during your stay.

Every day, in the open landscape you will enjoy sun gazing morning and evening, clear sky, and moon bathing.

The airport is located 25 minutes taxi ride and the Angkor Wat Complex is 20 minutes taxi ride far from Shojin Kitchen.

The serene surroundings of the rice fields, the slow pace of the inhabitants of the village, and the grounding energy of the Angkor Wat temples frame your time in the kitchen, the coaching sessions, the silent moments, and the self-care activities that Claudia will curate especially for you.


The package includes plant-based meals (locally sourced), morning and afternoon teas, and snacks. You will also experience hands-on cooking sessions (mindful cooking).

The wholesome and plant-based meals and preparation styles integrate the commonalities of Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macrobiotics, and the Western approach to nutrition.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All plant-based meals (locally sourced), morning and afternoon teas, snacks
  • Hands-on cooking sessions (mindful cooking)
  • Farmer’s market visit
  • Daily guided mindfulness meditation sessions
  • 3 workshops (nutrition during menopause, mindful eating, emotional self-regulating techniques)
  • 2 extra cooking workshops (fermentation, spice blending)
  • Mindful movement sessions
  • 3 Menopause coaching sessions
  • 1 visit to a chocolate factory and chocolate-tasting
  • 1 day-pass to Angkor Wat Complex for walking meditation

What's not included

  • Activities not included in the program
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Siem Reap–Angkor International Airport (SAI) or Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). Airport transfer is not provided. However, Claudia can help you coordinate your pick-up to bring you to the venue.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
6 days / 5 nights
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Due to the level of personalization of this retreat and the preparation required, Claudia runs this retreat only from November to February and July to August each year. Once you book your place and after confirmation with Tripaneer, you will have a call to coordinate food allergies and understand your expectations about cooking, mindfulness practice, and menopause awareness. This allows Claudia to tailor a bespoke retreat for you.

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