Private and Custom Retreat Experiences
Are you seeking a space of retreat to hear the whispers of your soul and the calling of your life?
Nestled in a picturesque valley of 80 acres lies our beautiful retreat ranch and home to a herd of 27 masterful horse teachers.
Our private retreat experiences take place on our ranch in a stunning valley that gives inspiring views and a rejuvenating backdrop to a powerful and transformative retreat.
There comes times in our journey when we require a space to retreat.
To listen, to hear, and receive guidance on what is next in our path. Where healing, transformation and wisdom can find their way to us so we can feel more confident and clear on what life is and our soul is leading us.
Epona Rise retreats take place at our stunning 80-acre facility just north of Kamloops, British Columbia. Our herd consists of 27 horses who roam the property as close as possible to a wild state. The highlight of a retreat at Epona Rise is a facilitated interaction with our herd, which many have testified has been a healing and empowering experience.
Humans are accustomed to living with limitations, and controlled structures, where experience is manipulated according to one’s need. Horses operate on instinct, moving with the rhythms of the moment, following their internal desires to eat, move and rest. In the company of horses. we learn how to read the space of the moment, trust our instincts, and come back to a natural state of being that is often impossible for us to cultivate in our day-to-day world. At Epona Rise retreats, we step into the horses’ world, where there’s no agenda, manipulation or ego. We let the horses dictate the flow, because they are masters at reading space and energy, and they reflect our own energy back to us.
We can often feel stuck trying to find solutions to problems, but coming up against dead ends over and over again, uncertain as to how to free ourselves from dysfunctional behaviour patterns. When we step into the horses’ world, they act as a mirror of our unconscious energy and we suddenly see the impact of how we are in the world. Horses don’t care if they offend. The have no agenda or attachment to how an experience will unfold, or how you respond to them. They simply mirror your energy, respond to how you are showing up, with exactly the energy that you are bringing. By witnessing their mirroring, we are suddenly able to see where our disconnect is and a new way of being, that is more aligned to our authenticity, is revealed.
When we are afraid to show ourselves to others, to be seen in our vulnerabilities, our interactions with the herd can be liberating, because we know we won't be judged. When we allow ourselves to be seen, we are giving ourselves an opportunity for change. Clarity is found there, wisdom acknowledged, and a new path illuminated for us. If you are at a place in your life where purpose calls to you but clarity eludes you, where you find yourself trapped in fear and self-limiting beliefs, our retreats will open a space for self discovery and illumination.
If you see yourself as a leader and are looking for a courageous way to claim how you want to lead in their world; if you’re a woman seeking clarity in your life’s purpose; if you’re an entrepreneur wanting to find out why something isn’t working and the inspiration to continue on your path to build a heart-centered business,
our retreats are for you.
Private retreats are perfect for:
people seeking a custom-curated experience that caters to their individual needs.
busy professionals seeking a time-out from work-related stress.
women seeking to live with purpose or to get help navigating a transition.
entrepreneurs and visionaries who are feeling waylaid and paralyzed as they look towards the next leap in their growth and leadership.
coaches and facilitators who are seeking a space that enables self-reflection and renewal.
Epona Rise retreats take place at our beautiful ranch located just north of Kamloops, British Columbia. Participants are accommodated in one of eight rustic cabins and have complete access to our magnificent main lodge and access to 80 acres of inspiring landscape. Our retreats are catered to individual needs, and include facilitated time with the herd, and space for self-reflection.
Retreat participants have the option of having a fully catered experience, or can choose the self-catering option. Custom-designed retreats can last anywhere between two to seven days, and range from $1,500 CDN to $7,500 CDN, based on the amount of facilitation and sessions you require and the length of your stay.
A retreat is a sacred investment in your personal growth, and we would be honored to create an experience for you.
To inquire about creating a retreat please fill out an application below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need previous horse experience to attend a retreat?
No. All of the facilitated interactions with the horses are done on the ground, so no riding experience is necessary.
Do I need to be a horse person to attend a retreat?
No. Horses are a medium of personal growth and reflection, and you need not be a horse person to receive the benefits of the herd experience.
What If I am allergic to horses?
The equine experience is probably not the best fit for you.
Where do the retreats take place?
All of our retreats take place at Epona Rise Retreat Centre, just north of Kamloops, British Columbia. If you are flying, we will shuttle you to the ranch and back.