Equine Guided Discovery Retreat
The gift of horses is that they bring us into the present moment. It is in the spaciousness of the present, that a deeper understanding comes into view. Some people call this deeper understanding insight, wisdom, a knowing, or truth. We have more clarity in the present. We feel more connection, and trust in ourselves and life. We often find the answers we have been looking for, and know the next step we need to take.
Horses have this keen ability to reflect what back the parts of our self that we cannot see. They reflect back our blind spots. Yet horses, by their nature, are forgiving. They have no judgments about who is in front of them. They just want to know who you are. They will listen to you when you are being authentic and true. And when you are not being true to yourself? Well… they call you on your horse sh**!
What shows up when you are around horses, will inevitably show up, and is most often where you are getting stuck, in your daily life.
In this 2-day retreat, we’ll use horses as our guide to…
- Listen to what wants to awaken inside of us.
- Help us see where we are stuck.
- Teach us how to move forward.
- Mirror back the energy that we send out.
- Let go of the story and doubt that hold us back.
- Discover the infinite potential that comes from the present moment.
Horses exist with us and communicate with us in many ways. If we allow ourselves to become still enough to notice, we are bound to see something anew.
*No prior experience with horses is necessary. There is no horse riding involved.
- Up to two follow up coaching calls – To support your implementation of the insights you discovered during the program. *Must be scheduled in 2019.
- One follow up group coaching zoom call hosted by Brad and Julie.
- Access to preferential rates on 3-month or 6-month individual coaching plans – Many people find that after attending an equine guided coaching retreat that they are ready to invest in an individualized coaching program. As transformational coaches, both Julie and Brad are offering preferential coaching rates to retreat attendees as long as they start up their coaching program within 2 months of completing the equine retreat.
Note: This is the inaugural event at Oak Lea Ranch and we are offering this retreat at a reduced rate.
We will be offering this program again in spring of 2020. If you are interested in attending next spring, we woud be happy to add you to the waitlist. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “spring retreats”. Thank you
Room & Board & Travel Information: Please bring your own picnic lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Snacks & refreshments will be provided on both days. This is a non-residential program. Once you register, we will send you a list of recommended places to stay in the Kelseyville area. Most can be found on Airbnb. If you are flying in, the closest airports are Santa Rosa and Sacramento.
If you are ready to sign up, register here. Or contact us with further questions using the form below.
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“When Brad is facilitating with the horses, he is in his element: calm, confident, curious. He is fully present, and trusts that people will get what they need. He is not efforting and is a strong yet gentle guide. I have seen so many people walk away from conversations with him as if they have let go of a huge weight they were carrying around for much too long. It is really quite beautiful.”
“Julie is an articulate, powerful coach, who excels at hearing the quiet voice of wisdom underneath the story that people tell about their lives. Her kind and curious nature allows her clients to dive deep while she holds an impactful, non-judgemental space for them. She has this amazing ability to help folks see the bigger picture, get out of their own way, take the next step, and move forward.”
“Brad Gallup is a top notch and superior professional at Save A Warrior, “SAW”. He makes everyone feel honored and safe in doing our work. His knowledge of the need to address, his capacity to process, mourn and grieve multigenerational trauma is unparalleled in this space of healing. Despite the gravity of “SAW’s” work, Brad ensures we also have fun, while always ensuring everyone’s safe in the training environment. He is fully competent and brings an unparalleled integrity and character to our work. Brad is clearly one of the best as what he does. A true healing experience for all involved.”
~ Ronald “Jake” Clark, Founder Save A Warrior
“I love working with Julie! I feel clear and calm after talking to her. Julie gives more than just tools for life – she introduces a subtle but profound way of thinking that has cleared my anxiety, lightened the load of personal thought, and disarmed my internal storms. This is work that sticks. It is truly transformative!”
~ Becca Dean, Bandaloop Dancer
“Brad Gallup is an honest, grounded and compassionate coach. He is masterful at creating a sacred, respectful space for his clients and listens deeply without judgment. He draws from years of experience as a warrior. Through his dedication to leadership development and empowerment, he knows when to allow space and time, and when to invite his clients into forward motion with new perspectives and action. I highly recommend Brad Gallup.”
~ Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi, Founder SkyHorse Equine Guided Coaching
Julie has an intuitive sense on how to push me to see the barriers in my life and gives me concrete tools to realize how I want to live. The ways that I have transformed and made important changes in my life regarding my career, relationships and awareness of myself wouldn’t have happened without her guidance (or with such grace). Thank you for sharing your gift with the world!”
~ Serian Strauss
“I’ve been a professional Firefighter/ Paramedic for 18 years. After an on the job injury and a bad divorce I found myself extremely suicidal. My alcoholism was at an all time high and my life was unmanageable. Equine Therapy has been an essential part of my journey of healing. Brad Gallup facilitated my time spent with these spiritual, beautiful animals. I can hardly put into words my experience in the round pen with the horse while facilitated by Brad. His wisdom far exceeded any expectations I had and helped me process and grieve trauma. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with me which is a direct result for the life I have today.”
~ Matt Fiorenza, Firefighter/Paramedic, Anaheim CA
“Julie has been my co-pilot on some of the major philosophical discussions of the last few years and a key player in my ‘great awakening’ of 2018. Julie is an amazing life coach and has been a defining figure in my human journey. Our meetings go too fast, but they always leave me in a place of deep gratitude, wonder, and learning.”
~ Jeff Tang, Clif Bar