Sep 20 2024 - Sep 22 2024

Heart Expansion with Horses

Heal and Expand Your Heart

Heal and expand your heart with horses at this very special retreat.

Free yourself and find your wilder side – back to nature.


For centuries horses have been by our side:  working fields with us, fighting wars alongside us, taking us everywhere we need to go, playing sports, running races and admired for their grace and beauty. Now we can experience them showing up as the powerful healers they are in countless therapeutic capacities all over the globe. 


This weekend you will experience the power of the horse and empower yourself to heal, transform or simply open more deeply into a loving heart space with the support of a small herd of healing horses. 


No riding takes place and no experience is necessary. This is a deep self exploration through yoga, mediation and time spent sharing loving space with these majestic beings. 


Horses have long been a representation of a wilder and freer side of ourselves.

Free yourself, release yourself into nature, into the power of horses and into a beautiful, unforgettable experience.


Friday, Sept 20
3 - 5 pm
Arrive and settle in to your cabin
5 pm
Opening Circle
6 pm
7:30 pm
Grounding Meditation
Saturday, Sept 21
7:30 am
Gentle Somatic Embodiment class & meditation
9:00 am
10:15 am
Walk to field for horse time - free liberty horse meditation, learning how to mindfully approach and engage, mindful connection through touch and presence.
Lunch and free time time for integration - book a massage or hike the forest
3 - 5 pm
Back to the horses - mindful leadership and collaboration
5:30 pm
Restorative Yoga & Sound
Sunday, Sept 22
8:00 am
Somatic Embodiment - movement class & meditation
9 am
Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
Gratitude - time with the horses
12 pm
Closing circle
Stay as long as you wish and depart at your leisure

Meet Your Facilitator

Holly Sanders

Holly is a Certified Integrative Somatic Practitioner (ISPC), a Mindfulness Coach, a Horse Medicine Leadership Facilitator and a Conscious Horse Woman. Holly is a lifelong student of many modalities that guide both humans and horses to wellbeing of mind, body and spirit. She combines these modalities to create powerful experiences that bring us back home to our inner wisdom and empower us to expand our consciousness and realize the innate gifts and purpose we all hold within us. Holly has found the joy in empowering horses to reawaken their inherent spirit and wisdom. In doing so, she has come to understand that through empowering the horse, we inadvertently learn to empower ourselves as well. This is where she finds her purpose.

Book Your Retreat

Friday September 20
Sunday September 22
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Tuition Rates are per person

Tuition includes all meals, classes, access to the horses and the accommodation you choose.  Space is limited to 10 participants

Shared – $685 + HST (up to 4 share a cabin)
Semi-private $795 + HST (2 people share a room)
Private $925 + HST (a room all to yourself)

Some cabins have 2 rooms.

For answers to questions or help to register please connect with us at 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]


Shared - Cabin will be shared with up to 3 other guests of the same gender. If you are booking for just yourself, depending on the retreat, we will match you with other guests of the same gender.

Semi-private - Cabin will be shared with the 1 other person you are registering with. If booking alone, we will try to match you with someone of the same gender.

Private - Cabin for one person, not sharing with others.

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Welcome to Sugar Ridge! It is our mission to provide a space for you to be nourished in body, mind and soul. From completely silent to dip your toe, testing mindfulness, we have what you’re looking for!

20th September: Heart Expansion with Horses