Tell Me Your Story - Retreat

Each of us is a collection of experiences, when we slow down and draw awareness to these moments we can connect deeply to where we have been. This process allows us to bridge the energy we consciously choose to bring forward.

Join us for a 2 1/2 day retreat at Soulful Prairies where you will have the opportunity to discover your personal story through creative expression. We will connect with ourselves and each other through art, experiences with the horses, mindfulness practices, group time and journaling.

Risa, a self-named Creative Connection Coordinator, will guide you in the process of creating your very own voice/story stick.

Linda, an equine gestaltist, will guide us to finding our inner voice and personal rhythm in the grace of the intuitive horses.

As we reveal ourselves through art we can become deeply in tune to the expression held within our stories and the intricate details that have brought us to be who we are. This process helps transcend beliefs that hold us to any negative thoughts from our past and opens space for shifts in perspective and new and vibrant energy to unfold.

Stroll the property, enjoy the fairy forest, angel wings and visit with the various four legged farm residents. Wrap yourself in a blanket and enjoy a rocking chair on the  porch with a cup of tea and connected conversation. Get inspired by the fresh country air and the beauty of this magical landscape.

Your retreat includes:

  • Heavy appetizers Friday evening, three healthy meals on Saturday, breakfast and a working lunch on Sunday
  • Two nights of lodging
  • Guidance and all materials for creating your story stick
  • Equine Gestalt experiences to bring heightened awareness to your story
  • Gong and meditation with the horses
  • Yoga Saturday morning
  • Leisure time to enjoy and wander the property

When: Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Registration and Check In Friday, April 29th from 6:00 - 7:00 followed by heavy appetizers

Check out Sunday, May 1st 2:00pm

An itinerary will be provided at check-in. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. 

Cost: Early bird price $975 from Feb 1st - 14th. Regular pricing $1150
Minimum 8 Maximum 12

*Participants must be 21 and over

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Linda Bruce and Risa Heidt are both graduates from the Gestalt Practitioner program and value connecting people through the stories of their lives.

Linda, Gestaltist and owner of Soulful Prairies strongly values the seeking of truth and answers to create a full life for oneself. This never-ending process has brought her to a place of combining her social work, counseling, Equine Gestalt Coaching, life and horse experience together. Her passion is bringing humans and horses together to create an environment of discovery while finding the healing powers that exist within each of us.
Following brain surgery, Risa wasn't physically well enough to leave her home. Diving into creativity she began hand painting talking sticks and embellishing them with words, symbols, and items that held valuable meaning to her and the Voice and Story stick was born. Immersing in this creative practice proved to be an exercise in mindfulness, which became a deeply healing process.
With a love for travel, Risa has traveled to 19 countries and 48 states, hearing hundreds of stories from different cultures and communities. Risa has been influenced by native cultures and has incorporated them into her life and creative projects.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Fees 40% of Registration Fee if more than 30 days from Retreat, 100% of Registration Fee if less than 30 days from Retreat

"Had a fantastic time last night with Linda Bruce for horse therapy, meditation and gong mediation. Charlie and Keebler were so sweet!
I will definitely be returning for more "food for my soul"! The rainbow was magical!  ~ Jacque S