New Retreat Coming this Fall!

Equus Retreat for Empowered Parents coming this Fall 2023 ~ Utah
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The Equus Retreat for Empowered Parents is a small, highly-personalized retreat for moms of teens wanting to have less stress, power struggles and exhaustion and more peace, connection and empowerment.

Through partnership with horses, inquiry and conscious parent coaching, you'll have the opportunity to transform limiting perceptions and social pressures of parenting, strengthen your powerful intuition, see your teen in a new light, have greater ease with boundaries, and equip yourself with the tools necessary to build greater trust and connection with your teen.


"A conscious parent is not one who seeks to fix or create the perfect child. The parent understands that this child has been called forth to raise the parent itself."

Dr. Shefali

Join us in this unique retreat opportunity to:

  • feel rejuvenated by breathtaking landscape, healing nature, nourishing farm-to-table meals, cozy accommodations and inspiring conversation
  • reconnect with your heart and soul through a shift in perspective, meditation, sound healing, breath work, community and transformational inquiry
  • connect with heart-centered, like-minded moms designing and living their most authentic, expressive parenting adventure
  • create the space to slow down, reflect and tune into your parenting vision 
  • have more freedom from the fear and guilt engrained in our culture
  • develop tools for greater peace, clarity and connection with your teen as well as collaborating to work through problems together
  • deepen your trust in yourself, your choices and your own unique parenting path
  • unlock the ability to create and maintain boundaries while building greater mutual respect
  • have fun, play, laugh, connect and experience the magic of the Empowered Moms Equus Retreat 

Empowered Moms Equus Retreat 

For moms of teens 12-18

Boulder, Utah 

Fall 2023

Begins at 5:00pm Thursday and Concludes at 1:00pm Sunday


Tuition includes:


  • Inquiry Sessions with Shine Life Design Founder, Jaime Myers.  Cultivate peace and stillness in your life, deepen your intuition, live from your personal truth and tune into your vision as a parent of teens.  Jaime is a compassionate and gentle leader who believes heart, humor and connection are the pathways to transformation. 
  • Empowered Conscious Parenting Sessions with Uniquely Wired Parenting Founder, Audrey Butters.  Learn new ways to see, understand and connect with your teen, and how to shift from power struggles to collaboration.  Audrey guides parents to new ways of being, parenting, and connecting through her compassion, humor and heart.
  • 1:1 Equus Sessions with Jaime Myers.  Horses have unique abilities to mirror behaviors, communicate non-verbally, and respond to subtle cues from humans. By working with the horses you'll obtain powerful personal insights and feedback to illuminate and transform your energy and limiting patterns of behavior, draw boundaries and build trust.  No previous horse experience is required, and all work takes place on the ground (no riding). 
  • Art Sessions with Artist, Laurie Eastwood.  Re-connect with your imagination, move from head to heart and re-ignite your creative genius. Laurie brings play to this art practice that is not only fun but helps integrate insights from the retreat.  
  • Sound Bowl Healing and Breath Session with Shelley and Billy. As a level two Wim Hof Instructor and Sound Bowl Goddess, Shelley brings a unique combination of breath work and sound vibration that bypasses the cognitive mind and speaks right to the soul. Billy brings humor and play with his gift of drumming and violin. This 2 hour session is profoundly healing at a cellular level and provides daily breath practices. 
  • Time to bask and be restored by nature at the expansive Boulder Mountain Ranch Property.  Since day one, responsible land management and sustainable practices have been at the core of Boulder Ranch's mission. They are committed to protecting resources that the beautiful landscape offers, and are always searching for new ways to conserve the land. Some of the projects they’ve completed are installing solar lights and a solar-powered shower, planting native seeds, and growing their own organic produce on property.  
  • 3 Nights Private Room. Cabin, Main House and Yurt Glamping options.
  • Healthy organic meals at Sweetwater Grill at Boulder Ranch.  Handcrafted farm-to-table and plant based meals by a Local Chef  
  • Enjoy access to the 163 acre ranch.  Return to stillness as you walk the property and connect with the sights and sounds of nature.
  • 2 virtual post-retreat group follow up calls with Jaime and Audrey for on the court coaching and integrating your insights and new tools from your retreat experience.

"I absolutely loved the Shine retreat I attended!! The environment was so supportive of the work I was there to do. The generosity and grace of the leadership and support and the camaraderie of the participants created exactly what I needed to grow. I'm still feeling the effects of being there. I notice a shift in the way I see myself and the way I see the world. I feel more peaceful and more grounded and solid. I'm getting more clarity about my vision and what is calling to me. I'm full of gratitude!"


Peace. Connection. Empowerment

Retreat Leaders and Contributors

Jaime Myers:

My greatest joy is engaging in expansive experiences and inquiry that free the spirit and give new life to the soul.  My art form is creating and holding space with essential ingredients for magic and deep transformation. 

At age 21 I was introduced to the world of personal growth and transformation and for the past 28 years, I've had the absolute privilege of being a staff member, coach, leadership trainer, workshop leader and program designer for visionary organizations.

As a Workshop Leader trained through Landmark Education, Alison Armstrong/PAX Programs, The Center for Equus Coaching as well as in The Work of Byron Katie, I've led over 200 live, in person workshops, 10 years of retreats and countless online programs and 1:1 coaching sessions.  

Tuning into the shift in consciousness upon us and with a vision of women being empowered to honor themselves, discover and align with their personal truth and lead joyful, soul-fueled lives, I founded Shine Life Design, LLC in 2013 and offer retreats, coaching and online courses.  

I live in the mountains of Utah with my husband of 20 years, Seth, and our two teenage sons.  As "unschoolers" we enjoy skiing, traveling and learning in life together - honoring the sovereign being in each of us.  

"My favorite part of the retreat was um, ALL of it. Our dear gentle leader, Jaime, wove each session together in a way that wasn't preachy, just perfect. I highly recommend this retreat!"

Lisa R.

Audrey Butters

Empowering parents for greater connection and collaboration

Parenting teens is hard! And it’s an important transitional time between childhood and adulthood that sets the stage for your relationship into adulthood. I guide overwhelmed, stressed-out parents by helping them understand their child's unique needs and their confusing, resistant behaviors. I help parents create a culture of empathy, support, and collaboration for everyone in the family unit. Through my coaching process, my parent clients learn new tools to cultivate deep connection with their teens while teaching them invaluable life skills!  
I am passionate about this work because I view parenthood as a deeply transformative time for the parent, allowing them to heal their wounds and get clear on their vision for their life and their family. By doing this transformative work, they create the opportunity for their children to show up in the world as their authentic selves. I believe there are no “bad” kids, and that kids do well when they can (parents too!). 

I live in Colorado with my husband, three kids (two are teens!), and two doodles. My best training has been parenting and homeschooling my kids, and I'm also a certified Transformational Parent Coach and certified ADHD/Executive Function Parent Coach.

Shelley Mehr

Wim Hof Breath and Sound Bowl Experience

It's simple and profound. Utilization of the breath and the awakening activation of alchemy crystal bowls, drums, and chimes serve you in your inner exploration of wholeness. My partner, Billy, and I guide you with intuition, presence, and wisdom through the myriad landscapes of inner knowing, including your connections with the cosmic realms, elemental nature, and the foundational Sacred geometries within you. You'll be supported to feel at ease, comfortable and able to go deep into your wholeness, where healing is a natural byproduct. In this vibration you will deeply rejuvenate on the cellular level, refine your nervous system, harmonize your inner vibratory world and activate your inner vision connected to your gentle loving heart, carving a pathway for your Creatorship/Soulful self to land. 

“Sound vibrations speak right into the soul, the body and bypasses the cognitive mind. When that happens a door opens. When you go through that door you will discover miracles and occurrences you’ve never imagined.”
- Tom Kenyon

Laurie Eastwood

Igniting Courage, Compassion and Curiosity

Hello.  I'm 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.


Accommodations and
Tuition Options

Please note: Due to the limited size, retreat registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event you are unable to attend your retreat, you may replace yourself.

Two Bedroom Cabin

Two Private Bedrooms With Full Private Bath.
Full kitchen, dining area, living room and deck.

Main Lodge Suite

This two-room suite located in the main lodge features a master bedroom with queen bed, an adjoining living room with a full-size sleeper sofa and dining table, and a bathroom with a shower. It also has a private deck with a patio table and chairs, a fan, and heat. Amenities include WIFI, a mini refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, water dispenser, microwave, and a charcoal grill on deck.

Private Room in Main Lodge

These cozy rooms are in the main lodge building with easy access to the great room and balcony overlooking the National Monument.
We have one Main Lodge Room left.
It has a queen bed with a private bathroom, air conditioner, heater, mini-fridge, and WiFi.
The great room has a coffee maker and water dispenser.

Luxury Glamping
Four traditional Mongolian
Hand Painted Yurts

These cozy, beautifully decorated accommodation is equipped with a queen bed, table and chairs, patio furniture, private bathroom and outdoor shower adjacent to the unit. Air conditioning and heater in unit.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


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