Personal Retreats

Transformation and empowerment through shamanic healing with horses

This offering is a daylong immersion into shamanic healing supported by horses and surrounded by mountains, rivers, forests, and lakes.

Shamanism is the ancient tradition of our Ancestors who looked to Nature as their spiritual teacher. It is a living wisdom without doctrine that allows us to build inner resources and access sacred guidance. Shamanic healing is a means to reach the source of an issue in spirit and to release the pattern of pain and suffering. It is a path for reclaiming your power and for restoring joy and meaning to your life.

In Equine Guided Personal Growth, horses join the healing process. They are amazing teachers in human development, emotional healing, and spiritual growth. They teach us critical life skills, including managing emotions, navigating change, setting boundaries, and speaking our truth.

Your personal retreat is from 10 am until 5 pm and the package is completely customizable. Here is an example of what your day could look like:

We meet at 10 am and drive together to the private horse farm at the river to sit with the horses during our initial conversation, then move into a shamanic healing ceremony supported by the horses, followed by an equine guided session during which you interact one-on-one with a horse for further insight.

We break for lunch from about 12:30-2 pm so you have time to process the experience, write some notes, and nourish your body.

In the afternoon, we go on a short hike to one of the most stunning yet remote waterfalls for a Water ritual of surrender & forgiveness, an Earth ritual of grounding & planting seeds, or an Air ritual of breath & connection. For a Fire ritual of releasing & transformation, we would meet in Ulrike’s backyard.

We conclude the day with an embodiment practice and you can choose either a therapeutic Yoga session at the lake or a soothing massage.


Bundled into a personal retreat package your investment is only $350 for a full day of healing, transformation, and empowerment.


Personal retreats are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Some weekends on request.

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Group Retreats

The Shamanic World Tree - Directions, Elements, and Lower Chakras

This shamanic workshop is a four-part series on the four directions of the Medicine Wheel, the four classical elements and their corresponding aspects, and the Chakra system of the Shamanic World Tree:

These are the basics of living well and all four classes must be taken together in order. Good journeying skills and a working relationship with your Power Animal are required. Please take the workshop Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying, if you are new to journeying.

The Saturday is theory and shamanic practice at Ulrike's sanctuary in Hope. The Sunday is spent with the horses to practice and deepen the experience through Equine Guided Personal Growth exercises, a fun-filled day of experiential learning on a private horse farm at the river surrounded by mountains.

$920 for the complete series of four weekends

Workshop location is Hope where those travelling will find many overnight options to choose from: motels and Airbnb for every budget, as well as camping.

More workshops and retreats are planned for the summer 2018. Please check back later or contact us to be added to our distribution list for our monthly updates on upcoming workshops and events.