First of all the preface is the retreat offers an individual and unique journey inviting each person to find their life path, hearts desires and true healing. It is designed to accommodate a daily schedule but is open to personal preference for each guest as to what they would like to explore.
We cater to special diets at the all-inclusive retreats. Liz will be present to help, guide and teach at all retreats. Upon arrival, the afternoon of the first day you will be offered either a room in the Guest House for smaller retreats or a choice of wall tent or Spirit Lodge accommodation for larger ones. We have four rooms in the Guest House for those who require a higher level of convenience or have health issues.
The first evening we will have a dinner and either orientation in the Guest House and or visit to the Spirit Lodge to pass the talking stick and meditation. You will get a manual with suggestions and exercises to do each day to guide you through your journey. Please bring a hard cover journal to keep track of the exercises and what appears for your unique experience.
Mornings, a buffet breakfast is available in the Guest House and then you have a leisurely ten-minute walk (or transportation if you are unable to walk that far) to the Barn House to appreciate the sacred surroundings and whatever will attract your notice.
We spend the mornings from 9:00 to lunch around the barn with the herd either meditating or healing with them (the horses are all at liberty in the large paddock and barn to approach or invite you to join them and miraculous healings often result from the higher vibrational energy of the herd) or learning horse language, connecting and communicating, or both depending on your interests. Those learning Equinistic Healing will be guided during that time to understand and experience the foundation. Liz will be available to help with all the horse related experiences and also helpers or co-facilitators.
We are often riding and training or doing ground play and will help you as well to practice liberty play and alternative riding with the horses or you can just watch and absorb. Liz and the other facilitators are always around for guidance.
After lunch at the Guest house we usually follow the Herd on the 320 acre sacred land or experience the sacred places, vortices and chakras, special trees and rock forms (and often run into the herd and are invited to join healing circles on the land in the horses special places). They have their own 'Spirit Lodges' and magic places in the hills and trees where they gather and are always inviting to guests.
After our walk you will have a couple of hours before dinner to journal, read, relax and complete your exercises in the manual.
We meet again at the Guest House for pre-dinner refreshments (wine and beer or spritzers provided), a free range and organic healthy and delicious dinner (often from our garden and the neighboring farms) and a sharing of the day and depending on the evening will either walk to find the herd or do a meditation and pass the talking stick in the Guest House or Spirit Lodge.
The last evening we have a sacred fire in the fire pit near the Spirit Lodge sending our wishes to spirit, drumming and singing. The herd quite often is present for this event. One of the benefits of staying in the wall tent/Spirit Lodge village is the Herd likes to visit, often sleeping in the nearby meadow and drinking in the lake and there are many magical moments found in proximity to the natural world and the animals.
The tent village is very comfortable with cabin-like wall tents, a Spirit Lodge and has two toilets, sinks and showers (we ask that you bring sleeping bags if possible to minimize laundry and conserve water).