4 September – 6 September 2020
Inspired by Pam’s book of the same name, the retreat will help you to fall under the magic which horses cast. Merging energetically with the herd in their natural landscape, you are able to completely switch off, return to yourself, and see the life challenges you face in a new light. Time to seek whatever healing it is you seek, in the most natural way possible. Whilst the group experience is shared the spiritual dialogue which occurs with the horses is private, so although this is a group experience there is space for one-to-one time and your own inner exploration.
We start at 10am on Day 1, and invite you to arrive sometime after 5pm the day before to allow you time to settle in (a meal is provided) On Day 3 we finish at 4pm in the afternoon and check out is 5pm. An additional night’s accommodation can be arranged, please ask when booking.
We structure the days according to the prevailing weather conditions, to make sure that you are working with the herd at a time which is most comfortable for you and them. We begin each day, after breakfast, with a shared meditation or mindfulness ‘moment’ before we proceed to integrate and work with the herd. From there the shape of the day emerges according to the needs of the group and involves both group and individual encounters with the horses. Activities may include meditations, play, reflection and creative time. ‘Activity’ might also be not doing anything at all, instead finding a peaceful place of ‘being’ amongst the calming energy of the herd at the heart of their home.
No experience of horses is required, and no riding is involved. You are encouraged to bring a journal, your art materials if you like to draw or favourite meditation blanket, yoga mat or similar if you have one! All accommodation is on a shared kitchen/shared bathroom basis although never more than two people sharing a bathroom.
In 2020 a maximum of three participants per group. We invite you to join in the community regime for the horse and human herd. For the horses this might include feeding, seasonal daily care required and paddock cleaning and for the human herd, laying table, clearing and washing dinner plates or picking produce from the vegetable beds.
To book a place please first check availability with Pam on firstname.lastname@example.org and then write a short letter of introduction – about no more than a page long – outlining what draws you to come on the retreat and saying a little about what you would like to gain. Once accepted onto the retreat you will need to pay in full via PayPal in order to confirm your place. This is refundable less a 10% administration fee should you cancel with more than four working weeks’ notice. In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled by us for any reason, full refund is given.
In double room: 925 Euros
Single room: 910 Euros
Price includes accommodation, delicious meals (vegetarian and gluten free), and 3 days’ facilitated retreat with horses. It does not include travel or transfer.
Pick-up and drop off is available from Le Mans or Evron, not included in prices shown. Estimate 60 Euros per transfer or Evron pick-up 20 Euros, payable directly to taxi.