Do you want to connect with horses as a way to reconnect with life?
Perhaps somewhere along the busyness of life, you’ve lost your inner sense of play. That spark that connected you to nature, to freedom, to your true self. You no longer know what would truly make you happy. And deep down you have a longing to deepen your connection with horses because you miss that inner sense of peace, love and joy you know only horses can bring. Luxury retreats with horses can sooth the soul. Fill in the form below to arrange time to talk and find out more.
Horses are powerful authentic beings and we use them as a wonderful coaching tool to reflect back insights to our current reality. They provide unbiased feedback that we simply can’t ignore. And through them, we learn to reconnect to ourselves again.
This retreat on the most beautiful, luxurious island of Mustique in the Caribbean combines coaching with the most stunningly beautiful horses you’ll ever meet.
You’ll not only get a chance to have coaching on horseback as we ride on the trails and beaches (nothing like that rhythmical feeling for relaxing the mind and getting insights) but you’ll have group coaching sessions with them too. They will act as one of your guides and through them you are going to gain insight into your current behaviour, what’s stopping you and how to move beyond it.
The wonderful thing about horses is that they can’t lie. They won’t pretend to be your friend. How they respond to you is a direct indication of how you respond to life. How they connect with you in this moment, is a direct reflection of how connected you are to yourself. When you resist, you’ll see in them. When you try to hide or play small, they will reflect that too.
And the best part? As you change moment by moment, they will respond differently and you’ll get immediate feedback on when your heart is open and when your heart is closed. When you shift your perspective, their response to you will change and you will know when you’ve made that shift. It’s undeniable and through the horses, the evidence will be clear.
That’s the power of working with nature and working directly with horses. You can’t analyse or think or manipulate your way through a problem. You have to go inwards and feel it. You have to shift it from within if you want something new and different to show up in your life. Hence why coaching with horses is such a profound grounding and heart opening process.
In addition to the coaching sessions with the horses, you’ll have individual coaching so you’ll have time to address any private issues that are on your mind. Healing comes in many forms. You may need to heal from the stress in your life, or heal something from the past so you can move on and create anew.
Or you may need to heal an issue that you are currently dealing with or heal the frustration you feel about life. This retreat is to bring you back to yourself, to nurture you and to reconnect with life and that in itself is a healing.
For the retreat we want you to set an intention about what you personally want to focus this magical time on so we can help you get the most out of this experience. This retreat is all about you and everything will be set up to help you reconnect with what is truly important in your life and work out how you can go home and live it.
But it’s not all work and no play. There will be plenty of fun playtime to take the both horses and yourself for a swim at the beach and to spend time in the beautiful gardens of the villa just relaxing and having that all-important quiet time. You’ll have plenty of time to sit by the pool and our wonderful in-house chef will make sure you are nurtured with delicious food the whole time you are there.
I’ve been around horses since I was three years old and when I was a child I felt my happiest when I was with them. That deep love and appreciation has continued to this day and I love the connection I feel when I with them. In my coaching and individual retreat work I also love helping people discover what will help them connect with their heart and work out how they can create a life full of passion and joy. The idea of bringing these two passions together is so exciting and so I’ve chosen to run this retreat with Lizzie because I know that with our joint passions we will be able to create a magical life changing experience for you.
Liz Saint is an Equine Specialist and Life Coach. She studied to become a British Horse Society Instructor at Fulmer Equestrian Centre and has spent the last 35 years working with horses in luxury locations around the world. In 2013 she qualified as an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) Equine Specialist and since has then has been using horses as healing and coaching tool for personal transformations. She’s passionate about working with horses in the process of unlocking the human heart.
How does it work?
We’ll have a discovery call to chat about what is going on for you right now and see if the retreat is the right for you. You’ll also get the opportunity to ask me any question you may have about the retreat, the horses, the island – the whole thing! Please note that you do need to have had some riding experience to join us but if it’s been a (long) while and you feel rusty don’t let that put you off as it is gentle riding terrain.
You have two options to come on retreat. You can either arrange an individual retreat on dates to suit you. These individual retreats can be between 3 and 5 days long – your choice. Or you can join one of the two group retreats that are organised during the year.
If you’d like to arrange a time to talk you can email me now or call me on +44 (0) 203 239 6155
Your day will look like this:
8.00 – 8.30 Yoga in the garden
8.40 – 9.30 Breakfast on the terrace
9.30 – 11.30 Horse riding (trails/beach/swimming the horses)
1:00 – 2.00 Lunch (either at the villa or picnic on the beach)
2.00 – 4.00 Individual coaching or swimming or resting
4.00 – 5.30 Equine assisted coaching session
6.30 – 7.30 Evening drinks on the terrace
Some evenings we will have the opportunity to go out to some of the activities on the island. There is the Tuesday night island cocktail party (bring your party frock) or on Wednesday there is a mile long guided snorkel swim. On the Friday night our villa staff (butler, chef, maid and gardener) have the evening off so we will end our trip with a celebratory fun happy hour at the Cotton House beach bar.
If you book an individual retreat we will discuss the different options for accommodation when booking. For the group retreat spaces are limited to 6 guests in one of the two villas we are looking at. You will have your own ensuite room and every meal (including wine at dinner) is included in the price. The only additional money you’ll need is for tips and any extras you want outside the villa – there’s a great ice-cream shop just down the road! We get around the island in two four-seater ‘mules’ which are open air buggies owned by each villa.
The next group retreats are from the 2nd – 9th December 2017.
If you are interested in an individual retreat I can give you all the pricing options when we speak.
For the group retreat at this time the price guide (depending on which villa we book and conversion rates at the time of booking) is between €7600 – €8500 per person for everything excluding flights.
Follow on coaching is available after your retreat to support you to unfurl any new ideas or plans you leave the island with and we can discuss this at the end of the week.
Couples Healing with Horses retreats on the island are also available if you would prefer dedicated time to yourself.
- “In less than two days (on retreat) with Jessica she helped me understand my needs and values and I learned that happiness, for me, is having those needs met and living and working in a way that is aligned with my values. In my decades on this planet, I had not learned these basic truths about myself. She took less than two days to get me there.” E.W. Non Executive Director, UK
- I simply cannot recommend this wise, wise woman highly enough! ... the retreat was easily in the top five of the BEST experiences of my life - from my heart! Highly recommended for anyone at a crossroads, in serious pain or experiencing a hard wake-up call. She will guide you to make sense of it all and get back on the joyful road of life! H.R. Author
- Liz and the horses coached me out of the dark and into the light...I’ll always be grateful for the hours I spent with Liz and the herd, a remarkable turning point in my life M.B.G New York
- Coaching on horses is something different and exciting. I quickly put my trust in Liz and her horses, and learnt a lot about my self on the rides. Both the horses and Liz help you get in touch with your inner self - very astonishing! J.N. Denmark