'Heal and transform whilst being guided by the masters of the mirror'
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the magic of horses through a playful amalgamation of relational connections that whisper to your heart. This most popular retreat is an invitation to those who love nature, horses, yoga, meditation, song and dance. It is an opportunity to connect and communicate on a deep subtle level with horses and learn more about yourself as they help guide you towards meeting your truest, most intimate inner self.
Once you have settled into the beautiful surroundings of Amara Valley and the safe container that it offers you will begin your journey to meet a true reflection of yourself. This holistic retreat is experiential learning and highly specialised in combining spirituality and psychology. The foundation is your time spent with our horses, who will act as your companion and coach. During your interactions, they will offer you a mirror of reflection to your pre-programmed mental, emotional, and physical aspects. Adam, a specialised in horse behaviour and spiritual mentor will help you interpret the reflections and support you to re-align them with your innate nature and your true spiritual self, so that you can live life more freely from the heart space of who you truly are. The first evening we will gather for an opening ceremony of introductions, followed by Kirtan to help you fully arrive in the space and to allow your nervous system to relax, which will gift you the best opportunity to become receptive for a weekend of experiential learning and discovery. The morning yoga and meditation classes are facilitated to enable you to connect and become aware of your body and emotions through observing them with your mind which will help you establish your own unique starting point and prepare you for the Inner Alignment sessions with our horses. There will be an ecstatic dance to enhance your observation and awareness, create more connectivity within the group and help you release any unwanted feelings and emotions that have surfaced during your time with the horses. The retreat will conclude with a gathering and sharing circle to support the integration of what you have discovered during your time with the horses.
No experience with horses, yoga or meditation is required, however, if you are experienced, this retreat will gift you the opportunity to deepen your practice and gain more awareness of yourself. There will be additional support offered from the highly experienced therapists that reside at Amara Valley.
Besides an inspiring retreat, guests will enjoy the nature and countryside of Catalunia and sample the delicious and healthy vegetarian meals from the Amara Kitchen.
We look forward to welcoming you!
How horses connect us back to ourselves
Horses respond to the energy and environment around them which makes them exceptionally skilled at identifying and reflecting the parts of us we suppress or deny. Like saying we feel ‘fine’ when in truth we feel something different. One reason horses are so adept at reading us is because as a prey animal their survival depends on reading their environment, including us, to check for danger. When we bring horses into a facilitated situation, they will respond to whatever we are energetically presenting and give us immediate non-verbal feedback about ourselves.
Interact with horses whilst immersed in beautiful surroundings
Engage and connect deeper with yourself and others
Become more present and grounded
Become more aware of your emotions and feelings
Change negative emotions, thought patterns and behaviours
Improve physical health
Learn how to manage difficult emotions in a healthy way
Gain confidence, self-worth and soul purpose
Listen to and trust your intuition through connecting more deeply to yourself
Enjoy an amazing vegetarian diet that will leave you nourished and content
Supported by highly experienced teachers
Indulge in the additional alternative therapies offered
What Makes This Retreat Special
Inner Alignment with horses is a holistic, experiential and highly specialised form of therapy that combines spirituality and psychology. Your facilitator Adam Shereston is a specialist in communication and horse behaviour and can accurately translate the horses response and messages to you. He is also an incredible spiritual mentor and has spent over a decade navigating his own inner self! The horses are your companion and will act as your personal coach, together forming a great team to support you as you navigate your way through your pre-programmed mental, emotional, and physical aspects and help you re-align them with your innate nature and your true spiritual self, stimulating your personal growth and deepen the connection you have with yourself, others and life itself.
16.00 - 18.00 Check in
18.15 - 19.30 Introduction & Opening ceremony
19.30 - 20.30 Dinner
21.00 - 22.00 Kirtan
07.00 - 08.00 Yoga & morning meditation
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 - 11.00 Introduction to Inner Alignment with Horses
11.00 - 11.30 Tea & Coffee
11.30 - 13.00 Observation and awareness group exercises
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.15 - 17.00 Inner Alignment Horse Session
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
21.00 - 22.30 Ecstatic Dance
07.30 - 08.30 Yoga and morning meditation
08.30 - 09.30 Breakfast
10.00 - 12.30 Inner Alignment Horse Session
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Inner Alignment Horse Session
16.00 - 17.30 Closing ceremony