'Meet others authentically at the depth that you have already met yourself'
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the depth of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual closeness and connection with other humans and horses whilst enjoying a playful amalgamation of relational activities that whisper to your heart. Together with the horses as your intimate partners and guides who will help you identify and let go of any limiting thoughts, feelings and spiritual blockages that are effecting you and the deepening of intimacy within your relationships. A transformative journey of healing and self-discovery to unlock your true self, in full acceptance of your truth and become more aligned to the relationship you have with yourself and others.
Once you have settled into the beautiful surroundings of Amara Valley and the safe container that it offers you will begin your journey of relational transformation. Your very essence and quality of life is based upon the relationship you have with yourself and how you relate with others. The same is true for any well established herd of horses which makes them your perfect mentors. They will be your companion and coach during your interactions, and will offer you an honest, non-judgemental mirror of reflection to any limiting mental, emotional, physical and spiritual blocks that are effecting the deepening of intimacy within yourself and your relationships. 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 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 the weekend.
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
Improve subtle communication skills
Learn to resolve conflict
Increase self awareness
Process parts of your past that are effecting your present
Improve your relationships
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
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 stimulate your personal growth and deepen your intimate connections 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 Intimacy & Relationships
11.00 - 11.30 Tea & Coffee
11.30 - 13.00 Intimacy & Relationship group exercises
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.15 - 17.00 Introduction & Inner Alignment Session with horses
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 Session with horses
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Inner Alignment Session with horses
16.00 - 17.30 Closing ceremony