An intimate retreat limited to 9 women, held on a private 163 acre ranch, the Equus Soul Retreat is a magical experience that will leave you rejuvenated, inspired and with a deeper experience of freedom, community, connection, expansion and clarity.
The Equus Soul Retreat is an intimate, magical, experiential retreat to re-connect with your truth, the wonder of nature, the fulfillment of community and the inspiration of being part of something bigger than ourselves. Bring your whole life in and come out with a deeper experience of peace, joy, gratitude and velocity in the areas of life that matter most to you.
Through nature, cultivating stillness, horses, community, inquiry, creative expression, spiritual guidance, nourishing meals and luxurious spaces, you will have the opportunity to transform the limiting perceptions and social pressures that keep you stuck, tap into your powerful intuition, see the perfection of your life, trust the unfolding and tap into a new, unforeseen, limitless future you couldn't have predicted.
The Equus Soul Retreat is for those designing a life of true freedom, aliveness and contribution.
"Compassion, insights, wisdom and the ability to shift perspective created freedom and possibility for me, for which I remain so grateful."
Optional Sunday stay. You'll be contacted after you register with details
"For me, the biggest epiphany happened at the closing of the weekend - a big swirling set of datapoints coming together in one crystal clear moment - and I shed so much baggage in that instant."
"The experience of the retreat brought about a momentous shift in my thinking and empowered me to make a major positive shift in my life. I highly recommend giving yourself this gift. It goes far beyond taking a few days off and bonding with other likeminded women. You'll discover parts of yourself that you may have forgotten. Just go. "
One of my greatest joys is collaboration and engaging in conversations that free the spirit and give new life to the soul.
For the last 26 years, I've been a student and leader of transformational work and continue to learn what I teach. I believe in sharing from the heart, being authentic, having a good sense of humor and leading through the art of storytelling.
I've had the honor of being a staff member and coach for Landmark Education Corporation and a Senior Workshop Leader and Trainer for PAX Programs/Alison Armstrong for 11 years.
Having led over 150 live weekend courses, as well as creating and leading retreats, tele-courses and leadership programs, I've gained a tremendous love and understanding for what it is to be human and the shifts in perspective that set us free!
With a vision to empower women to honor themselves, discover their personal truth and lead joyful, soul fueled lives, I founded Shine Life Design.
I live in Park City, Utah with my husband, two sons and our fur baby.
"The coaching at the retreat has really shifted my perspective in every area of my life. I'm noticing things now that don't fit for me any longer and I'm loving my re-invented self and clarity. It’s very liberating! "
Inspired to create and hold space for all things healing, TJ is the co-owner of Apache Springs Ranch. She is a Master Equus Facilitator, and a Certified Martha Beck life coach. She is a certified Yoga teacher, and a certified Massage Therapist. TJ splits her time between beautiful Vancouver, BC and the rugged high desert of Sonoita, Arizona and is a wife and a mother of three great kids. Her practice has now expanded to include Post Traumatic Growth with Veterans and their families. She also works one on one with individuals, and is host to a multitude of practitioners involved in the healing arts.
Igniting Play and Creative Expression through Art
I am a champion for creativity on every level. I founded Mining the Magic with the strong belief that we, as human beings, are wired to create. I am intrigued by the creative spirit within each of us, that unfettered joy of making something…anything.
Embracing our creativity challenges us, puts us in a place of the unknown, expands our understanding, opens our hearts, asks us to be courageous and to trust in the process. Every piece of creative endeavor is a new beginning, a new possibility.
I began my art journey by creating black and white photos that I hand tinted, printed, framed and sold in the wholesale market, including Restoration Hardware and Eddie Bauer Homestore. It became a very successful business which I loved until I didn’t. It became familiar and known, the opposite of what creativity offers, the magic in the unknown! After 12 years, I left the business and began my search to understand and embrace the creative process.
During the creative sessions, I encourage trusting the process and embracing mystery over mastery. Like a metaphor for life; we practice playing and engaging with the art from a place of curiosity, courage and compassion.
Clearing Energetic Blocks and Providing Clarity and Navigation through Meditation, Yoga and Individual Readings
While I've been in touch with aspects of my healing gifts my whole life, I ignored them for as long as possible in an attempt to pursue a "normal" life. In that pursuit I spent eight and a half years enlisted in the United States Air Force, and used my GI Bill to receive my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, operated/owned a family business and raised three girls.
Stepping into my gifts felt vulnerable, but not honoring who I really am, was creating discomfort and dis-ease in my life. I was also clear that I could use my gifts to help others let go of negative energy held within their body and move forward in bettering their lives.
I now work as a healer, yoga teacher, medium and spirituality coach. Throughout the retreat I facilitate meditation and yoga to practice stillness as well as clear old energy. I provide individual readings, to bring clarity and insight to each woman's vision.
"The chart breaking down decision making was a game changer in my life. My experience at the retreat was transformative spiritually, emotionally and pragmatically. I took away so many tools and strategies to help me in my short term and long term decision making, thereby redefining and refining my path and goals. It was more valuable than I could have ever imagined."
Apache Springs Ranch has been created to provide the ultimate, world class experience.
All meals are custom designed, plant based and prepared for the Shine, Equus Soul Retreat, by the three Harris sisters who own local Harris Farms in Sonoita.
The Main Ranch House is an elegant and lovingly restored example of classic Southern Arizona lifestyle and is the centerpiece and gathering place of Apache Springs Ranch. The ranch house is 4500 square feet with 4 bedrooms with ensuites and a large living area with fireplace, pool table, full kitchen and dining areas. A large concrete and tiled hot tub was constructed in 2015 and encourages comfortable stargazing.
Ranch House Private Room / Private Bathroom - Tuition: $4950
Ranch House Shared Room and Private Bath - Tuition for 2 guests: $8900
Tom Gardner Cabin is the original cabin of the Arizona pioneer who established the ranch in 1871 and has been expanded to be much larger than the original. It is now 1550 square feet and has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, kitchen, living areas and a lovely covered patio.
Private Room / Private bath - Tuition: $4950
Reserve Entire 2 Private Room / 2 Full Bath Cabin - Tuition for 2 guests: $8900 ($4450 each guest)
Ranch House Casita is a cozy 850 sq. ft. guesthouse has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchenette and a small living room. The master bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds.
Ranch House Casita Private King / Shared Bath - $4450
Ranch House Casita Shared Room / Shared Bath - Tuition: $3950
The Guest Wing is a recently renovated 6,000 square foot center with six private bedrooms. Each rustic, beautifully restored private stable room offers a Queen iron bed, luxurious linens, a writing desk, and a large picture window either with a mountain view or a view of the cottonwood trees and barn.
The rooms share a spacious living area with comfy sofas, dining/conference table, cozy kitchen, fridge, microwave and sink, along with 3 full bathrooms with showers.
Guest Wing Suites Private Room / Shared Bathroom - Tuition: $3950.