Equine Retreats

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Three Retreat Options

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1. Weekend Retreat

Join us in beautiful Central Oregon for an immersive weekend. Scroll down to save your spot now!

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2. Destination Retreat

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We can facilitate one of our retreats and/or train your staff/volunteers. Scroll down for our topics and application. 

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Option 1:

Weekend Immersion Retreat

Explore and FEEL attunement with horses

When is the last time you did something for yourself, just because you knew it would be wonderful?

Give yourself the gift of self discovery, guided by horses!

This retreat is all about enjoying the presence of horses in a supportive environment, surrounded by your mentors, community, and of course, horses!

You do not need ANY horse experience to join this retreat. We host horse curious beginners to people with over 3 decades of horse experience.

Join us, Victoria and Josh Williams, the creators of My Horse Journey, and a herd of horse teachers to explore hands-one experiences with horses.

The Foundations Of Equine Attunement Retreat will fill up your heart, and provide rest for your spirit.

If you are looking to give yourself the gift of horse medicine, this retreat is designed for you to experience the presence and healing power of horses, in person.

During this immersive weekend, you'll have the opportunity to learn practical and simple exercises.

  • Specific mindfulness practices to awaken your inner horse magnet
  • Introspective journaling¬†unveils your deepest dreams
  • Practical exercises to reveal and removes blocks and stuck points
  • Master safe, attuned horse handling skills
  • Practice hands-on¬†simple bodywork and groundwork¬†routines
  • Learn the subtle nuances of expert horsemanship

Small groups, never more than 8 people, so you'll get lots of hands-on opportunities and space for reflection. 

These weekend retreats are hosted at the awe inspiring Journey Ranch in beautiful Central Oregon, with an airport 30 minutes away and lots of great lodging options close by. 

We begin the weekend with a Community Feast and Ranch Tour Friday Night.

Saturday and Sunday are filled with horse time, journaling, nature based activities, meditation, breath work, visualization, circle discussions, and 1-1 horse partnership activities. 

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Option 2:

Half Day Retreat

Equine Guided Wellness

Join us at the Journey Ranch outside Madras, Oregon for a half day immersion with horses!

Experience the Healing and Rejuvenating experience of being in the presence of horses. 

Limited to just 4 participants, you'll get hands-on time with horses in a safe & supportive environment.

This is a non-riding based experience.

We begin in a circle discussion with journaling prompts, guided mindfulness practice, and lots of tea and snacks! Then we'll observe the herd of horses, followed by a safety discussion. You'll get 1-1 hands on time with a horse.

Please review the FAQ's below, and reach out with questions!

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Welcome to The Journey Ranch

Inspirational

Sweeping views of 100's of miles of the grand Cascades Mountains. This photo is from the ranch.

Comfortable 

Shady, covered outdoor eating and socializing area, and a heated old west style tack room ensure comfort. 

Beautiful

Private ranch is quite, peaceful, and contemplative with stunning sunsets over wild horse country.

Traveling? You'll LOVE Central Oregon!

The hype is real, Central Oregon couldn't be a better spot for your equine guided retreat experience.

Airports are Close

Redmond airport (RDM) is a mere 30 minutes away, Portland (PDX) is a scenic 2 hour drive away!

Great Lodging

Check out 'The Bunkhouse' in Madras, OR, only 10 minutes from the ranch! 'Lake Simtustus Resort' is close too!

Visit Bend

Enjoy world class nature, hiking, biking, mountains, microbrew, food, lodging, & more just an hour up the road!

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Hi there, Victoria & Josh Here!

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." - Mark Van Doren

At My Horse Journey, we believe horses open doors to greater joy and deeper connections. Embracing the art, science, and mysticism of horsemanship, our goal is to guide you to moments of profound realization and deeper bonds with horses.

Our Journey Together:
  • A Lifetime of Learning: Combined, we've spent over 50 years diving deep into horsemanship, bodywork, and mindfulness. It‚Äôs been a journey of constant learning and refining what we know and how we teach.
  • 70,000 Hours and Counting: That's how long we've spent teaching people and horses.
Our Story

My Horse Journey emerged from our own transformative life experiences, including overcoming enormous challenges and living off grid with our free-ranging herd. These experiences brought us to a pivotal realization: attunement with horses is intertwined with personal growth and self discovery.

Your Guides on This Journey:
  • Victoria: Bringing 25 years of professional experience, including an apprenticeship in a world champion reined/cow horse program, Victoria has not only trained and ridden national and world champions but also has a wealth of experience in horsemanship instruction, and equine therapy co-facilitation.Currently, she is expanding her horizons by studying for a Masters in Social Work at Portland State University.

  • Josh: With over 25 years of mindfulness teaching, professional bodywork, and expertise in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Exercise Science, he has crafted a unique approach to Equine BodyWork and mindfulness trainings for equestrians. When not working in My Horse Journey, you can find Josh pursuing his passion of Indian Classical Music.¬†

We're huge fans of epic tales and adventures ‚Äď think Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Spiderman. These stories, where heroes 'Answer the Calling' to embark on journeys of self-discovery and unearth deep truths from within, resonate, and mirror the transformative journeys we facilitate in our programs.¬† We believe every student is the hero of their own story, uncovering truths and growing along the way!

Join Us on This Adventure

We can't wait to be a part of your journey with horses.

And remember, ‚ÄėMay the Horse be with You!‚Äô

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We post our Video Podcasts on our Blog site too!

A Guided Journey of Attunement: Holistic Equine Bodywork

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Thriving In Your Next Chapter

Equine Guided Therapy with Laura Forest, LCSW and CEO of Discovery with horses, and Victoria Williams, creator of My Horse Journey!

Weekend Immersion: Discovery With Horses

 Investment: $1500

Unleash your most authentic, powerful self through a weekend of deep, reflective exploration with horses as your guides. Learn to let go of the limited beliefs, old survival patterns, and lingering fears that have blocked you from living the life you want.

This rich experiential workshop blends creative activities with horses, small group sharing, ritual, and nature based activities. Give yourself the gift of stepping into 'horse-time', unplug, breath deeply, and slow down.   

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Podcast

Learn more about Laura, one of your retreat hosts and CEO of Discovery With Horses where she is interviewed by Victoria (your other retreat host) & Josh Williams on 'The Herd is Calling' Podcast! 

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Limited to only 5 participants

Don't miss your spot, register today! We keep retreats small so that everyone gets lots of attention.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds must be requested 4 weeks prior to scheduled workshop.¬†
  • 50% refunds must be requested 2 weeks prior to scheduled workshop.
  • ‚Äč$100 deposit on workshops is non-refundable, but can be applied to other workshops within 14 days of workshop start date.
  • All refunds must be in writing and submitted via email.
  • If you cannot attend a workshop after the refund period, you can opt to take another workshop within one year or find someone to take your place. These situations must be requested and approved via email.
  • Please understand that injury & illness do not automatically disqualify you from our cancellation policy. Considerations are given for family or personal emergencies and are evaluated one case at a time.
  • We have the right to cancel programs with inadequate enrollment.¬† In this case, all monies will be fully refunded.

Weekend Immersion Featuring Guest Jacob Holmer! 

Discover the Power of Body Awareness and Mindfulness Through Yogic Practices and Horses!

Investment: $1500

If you're looking to truly understand and connect with horses, then embracing embodiment practices is the key to becoming a true horse magnet.

If you are looking for new perspectives on yoga and embodiment as a yoga practitioner, teacher, or for your personal growth, you'll love this offering. 

Join us, Victoria and Josh Williams, the creators of My Horse Journey, as we wholeheartedly introduce our esteemed guest, Jacob Holmer. Together, we will delve into the profound depths of this essential aspect of Holistic Partnership.

PS> Jacob is one the kindest, warmest, sweetest, most grounded and authentic people we have had the privilege to get to know!

You do not need any experience with yoga, OR horses, OR any advanced understanding of any of these principles going into the immersion. This is an all levels, beginner friendly, supportive and experiential retreat. 

During this immersive weekend, you'll have the opportunity to learn practical and simple exercises you'll be able to continue using long after the weekend immersion, that will enhance your embodiment experience with horses for a lifetime.

Jacob will draw from his extensive experience in both the yogic and equestrian arts to show you techniques that will revolutionize the way you feel your body.

For anyone interested in connecting with horses, this will greatly impact your ability to naturally relate to and communicate with horses.

The event will take place on Friday and Saturday at our home ranch in Madras, OR, followed by Sunday private lessons at Ghost Rock Ranch in Bend, OR.

Private lessons are going to be led by our special guest Jacob, and supported by Victoria and Josh!

(limited school horses¬†are available for anyone who doesn't have a horse, or can't haul their horse, email: [email protected]¬†before booking to inquire)

Here's a breakdown of the weekend's schedule:

Friday, July 28th: 5PM till sunset: Community Feast 

Saturday: 10AM-5PM: Engaging Discussions and Experiential Practices

  • Yogic Based Breathwork

  • Body Awareness Activities

  • Interactive Demonstration with¬†Victoria's Horses

  • Engaging Discussion Circles

Sunday: 10AM till done: Private Experiential Horse time in Bend!

You're welcome to attend the full day on Sunday, or you can reserve a spot for your private experience.

Jacob Holmer brings a wealth of experience to this event. Currently serving as an apprentice and assistant trainer at Barbier Farms under the guidance of Maestri Dominique Barbier, Deborah Barbier, and lead trainer Lauren Schultz, Jacob has also been influenced by the teachings of renowned horsemen Ray Hunt and traditional Dressage.

But more than his impressive accolades, Jacob's warm and amazing vibes, along with his passion for teaching and his deep love for horses, make him an exceptional instructor. He is also an experienced Yoga teacher, and he will be sharing how yogic philosophy has profoundly shaped his horsemanship journey, and how you can use these ancient practices on your own journey!

We initially met Jacob at the Barbier Farms symposium in Healdsburg, CA, during the summer of '22, where he was featured as a rider. We're absolutely delighted to have reconnected with him. Jacob's mentor, Dominique, is a true living legend and a beacon in the horsemanship world. He is one of our personal heroes!

Join us for this transformative weekend, where you'll gain invaluable insights and experiences that will forever change your relationship with your body, horses, and the world around you!

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Podcast

Learn more about our special guest Jacob on the podcast we recorded! This one we JUST did, and we talk about THIS retreat. 

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Podcast

Learn more about our special guest Jacob on the podcast we recorded!

Check it out!

Limited to only 8 participants

Don't miss you spot, register today! We keep our immersions small so that everyone gets lots of attention.

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Saturday Attunement Immersion Through Equine BodyWork

1-day investment: $750

At the heart of this transformative experience lies the profound connection between humans and horses. Discover the immense power of attunement as it nurtures the well-being of both horse and human. 

BodyWork, a true gift to the horse, is one of the best ways we can give back to them in a profound and meaningful way. Join Victoria & Josh as they unveil the secrets to approaching horses with grace and wisdom.

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Limited to only 10 participants

Don't miss you spot, register today! We keep our immersions small so that everyone gets lots of attention.

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Transformations From Our Friends

 
 
 
 

"I feel like I have found the mentors and partnership I have been seeking forever to help guide my love and passion for horses."

Barb Cass, Owner Parent-Coach Professionals

"This Journey is a horsemanship/humanship program that is like no other!"

Laura Forest, LCSW, CEO Discovery With Horses

"It was an epiphany that the techniques I learned to make me a herd leader with my horse instantly transferred to my life as a whole!"

Rebecca Walker Sands, PhD, College Professor

"I highly recommend it! It was a very rich learning experience and the cohort offered a great environment with other eager learning, horse loving riders."

Mya Falk, Ranch Manager Bend Barley Beef

 

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