Endings and Beginnings…Letting Go & Moving On Thru EFEL

December 27th-30th, 2023

This small women’s retreat is a unique opportunity to hone your writing skills as we use the land, the Earth and equines as inspiration. We will stay and work between beautiful Imagine Equus Farm and The Tryon Chalet where you will enjoy both quiet and space and also group interaction. Part of your days will be spend doing Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning as a way to open your mind to a different way of seeing, being and connecting. We will experiment with the place this takes us and our writing.

As with most of our retreats at Imagine Equus Farm, the timing of this retreat is very purposeful. We will look at and finish out the year past. We will also use this time to refresh and rejuvenate ourselves for the new year- thus Endings and Beginnings.

Join us for this unique Equine Experiential Learning Retreat held in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina.  We will be combining our days working first with the horses doing experiential work.  Then in the afternoons we will work with experienced writers and teachers doing exercises and looking at how the experiential work impacts ourselves and our writing.  Through the experiential work we will go deeper into ourselves tapping into our innate intuition.  This retreat is designed to be a canvass for your creative juices to flow.

Our focus will be endings and beginnings…This is a perfect opportunity to finish the year 2023 focusing on you and your own  desires.   We will close out unfinished business for the year and turn our intention to the new beginnings of 2024.

Endings and Beginnings is designed to dig deep into that which brings you passion and joy and to bring that out.  The work with the horses will all be ground work, so no riding experience is necessary.  We will however, be working closely with the horses, so closed toe shoes will be required.

As with all of our retreats at Imagine Equus Farm, there is a large emphasis in providing you with a peaceful oasis wherein you can let the rest of the world slide away and give yourself the gift of focus just on you.  The meals we share will be healthy, tasty and nourishing.  You will stay in beautifully designed and appointed tiny home cabins or in rooms at The Tryon Chalet where the focus is your comfort and a gorgeous setting.  We want you to have a place to relax, your mind to expand and your spirit to soar.

Day 1             Arrival and check in:   December 27th  1 pm

                      Welcome Meeting followed by Opening Dinner  5 pm

Day 2             Experiential Work with Equines  9:30- 12:30

                       Lunch 12:30-1:30

                       Writing Exercises  1:30- 4:30

Day 3              Experiential Work with Equines  9:30 – 12;30

                       Lunch  12;30-1:30

                      Writing Exercises  1:30-4;30

Day 4             Experiential Work with Equines  9:30-12:30

                      Lunch  12:30-1:30

                      Wrap Up   1:30- 3


Cost:  $1550 includes all materials, instruction, opening dinner, lunches, snacks, experiential work with the horses

All inclusive:  $2045 includes all of the above plus accommodations for 3 nights.


Imagine Equus Farm