Yoga & Horses Retreat

You’re invited…

on an adventure into the world of yoga and horses!

Both the path of yoga and interactions with horses teach us valuable lessons about ourselves. These can guide us in healing and provide the clarity and courage necessary to create lives we love. Experience this magical mix with experts in women’s empowerment, Marsha Ferrick and Julie Norman, during this intimate self-care retreat. Join us for a wondrous weekend of:

*Equine Collaborated Coaching   

*Gentle yoga, meditation & nature experiences 

*Self-Expression Sessions utilizing art, writing, play & more

All of this in a beautiful Southwestern setting! 

When: Friday Nov.10-Sunday Nov.12, 2017

Where: Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Investment: $1550 Includes all sessions & lodging PLUS 4 Coaching Calls

Two calls leading up to the retreat (Sept & Oct) to get you acquainted with your guides and your group and to identify what you’d most like to work on with the herd. Two calls in the months following (Dec & Jan) to help integrate the learning into your daily life. Date and times for calls TBA with registration.

What: The retreat begins Friday evening with a gathering to meet everyone in person. Get settled into the awesome energy of the land and engage in sacred ceremony to lay the foundation for the weekend’s work and play.

Saturday starts with sunrise yoga. Julie’s gentle guidance takes us through mindful movements and breath work to uncover layers of tension in the body, mind, and heart that unconsciously sabotage our lives. Learn to listen to the wisdom of this tension as a teacher and prepare to offer it up to the horses for healing. 

“Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” 

-Jason Crandell

After breakfast enjoy a walking meditation that draws the natural world into your journey as a source of support. During and after lunch there’ll be time to rest, reflect and enjoy the resort before heading out to meet the herd.

“Every horse has something to teach. Every human has something to learn.”


Marsha and her horses will help you build upon the self-discovery from your yoga practice transforming tension into intelligent action along our life path. Horses help humans dissolve fear, develop confidence, and overcome barriers that limit our ability to communicate effectively thereby creating meaningful relationships with ourselves and others.

No horse experience is necessary. We will not be riding and there’s no need to touch the horses but you certainly can if you like. You will always be safeSaturday concludes with dinner, a sacred sharing circle and Yoga Nidra, a deeply restorative form of meditation, under the desert moon.

Sunday morning brings us back together with the horses for a chance to step more fully into our authentic power. Learn to lead your life from love and trust instead of fear and worry. Embody confidence that’s grounded in the knowing that you are worthy, whole and capable. We’ll return to the resort for our final yoga and self-expression sessions. A detailed schedule will be provided a few weeks before the event. 

Does this experience call to you?

We hope so! We’ve seen the amazing changes people can make by blending the path of yoga and the wisdom of horses together. We’ve experienced it in our own lives and with numerous clients. You’ll go home transformed, not because there’s anything wrong with you, but because you’ve released what weighs you down and stands in the way of how awesome you already are. And remember, you get to keep working with us after the retreat!

Ready to do something BIG for yourself? Join us!

Due to the highly personalized nature of this retreat, spaces are limited. Don’t hesitate to sign up now or connect with us to answer any questions.

How: Register now with a down payment of $450* to secure your spot. Two more payments of $550 will be billed in Aug. and Sept. OR pay in full to receive a $100 discount. 

Book your flight to Phoenix, AZ to arrive Friday Nov. 10 and depart Sunday Nov. 12.* Check in is 4pm, check out is 12pm. Retreat begins Friday at 6pm and ends at 11am Sunday. *NOTE: All rooms are private and you can add additional nights 3 days before and/or following the retreat. If you are interested in a longer stay let us know and we can connect you to our representative.

Yoga with Horses

*Due to limited space, payments are non-refundable unless we can fill your spot which we would do our best to accomplish.

Have some questions? Book a call with Julie for help. E-mail HERE to schedule 

Dr. Marsha Ferrick is a Board Certified Professional Life Coach, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and an expert in equine and human behavior. Dr. Ferrick completed her Board Certification instruction through the Institute of Life Coach Training. She earned her PhD from Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA and has more than 20 years experience in the field of psychology. In addition she has more than 40 years experience in the equine industry as a trainer, instructor, and breeder including more than 8 years as the dressage instructor at Lake Erie College. Her experience and education make her uniquely trained to provide Professional Life Coaching, Psychological Healing, and Equine Collaborated Coaching. Marsha is an author of more than eight self-help workbooks.

Julie Norman is an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and holds a B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Akron. Julie has extensive experience guiding women in self-empowerment as both a dietitian and yoga teacher in the fields of eating disorders treatment and wellness for the past 20 years. She offers her skills through private coaching, classes, workshops and retreats both in person and on-line through her signature program Body Karma Healing. Julie is the author of Poems from the Path of Peace Vol. 1 and the BKH Foundations e-Course. She blogs for Recovery Warriors and volunteers extensively. Horses helped Julie recover from her own eating disorder and trauma experiences and continue to be a source of inspiration in her daily life.