Wellness Retreats

Wellness Retreats

Our Wellness Retreats are unmounted, equine-facilitated and nature-based wellness programs using the tranquility of the living-farm environment for respite and renewal. These half-day retreats will help participants gather their thoughts, make space to relax, and take positive steps for themselves in the structure of a supportive group, led by nationally trained, credentialed facilitators in this modality.

Retreat activities can include:

  • Ground-based activities, including unmounted work in the round pen, leading exercises, herd observation and grooming. Focus on being present
    and mindful of the contact and sensory communication with the horse.
  • Unstructured time in nature for reflection, meditation and trail walks. Observe wild turkey, deer, nesting birds and hawks, or sit with sheep grazing
    in the pasture.
  • Yoga focused on stretching, core strength and stress reduction.
  • Facilitated group debrief time.


Timeframe: 9am-1pm or 12-4pm
Cost: $2500 per agency for up to 10 people
Includes a boxed lunch.
Retreat packages can be customized for smaller or larger groups and for shorter or longer durations.


All workshops focus on the human/horse interaction and not on acquiring or practicing horsemanship skills. There is no horseback riding in the workshops. All activities are conducted on the ground.

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For more information, contact the office at 207-985-0374, or email your inquiry to info@carlisleacademymaine.com.