Yoga and Horses - One Day escape

Friday 26th November 2021 
at Meliá Desert Palm Dubai

A full day of relaxation, yoga and coaching with horses

On Friday 26th November 2021, spend your day among the friendly herd of horses to unplug and reconnect with your true self.

What is included

Full day at the green lush Desert Palm Resort from 8.30am to 6pm with:

  • Horse Guided Empowerment® session
  • Embodiment Coaching 
  • Horse Guided Yoga® and group meditation session
  • Yoga Nidra session 
  • Meditative walk in nature with horses
  • Coffee break and healthy lunch at Epicure restaurant
  • Special rate of 100 AED for pool and gym access

Full package including yoga, coaching in Horse Guided Empowerment, activities with the horses, snacks, lunch and drinks: 

1,699 AED pP

Yoga: Peace, awareness, presence and truthfulness

You will experience yoga in 2 different ways:

In the Horse Guided Yoga in the morning you will tap into the innate equine qualities of calmness, awareness and authenticity by sharing time and space with the herd of horses. Yogic tools like breathing, meditation and physical postures combined with the powerful presence of the horses will leave you mentally and energetically refreshed. 

The Yoga Nidra session takes place after lunch. This simple practice requires to just lie down comfortably on your back while the instructor will guide inwards. It restores mind, body and soul to their natural function and awaken a seventh sense that allows us to feel no separation, wholeness and tranquility. It's the perfect boost to prepare for the afternoon activities.

For both the above, no previous experience with yoga or horses is required.

Coaching: Inner strength and equine guidance

In the afternoon we will access the intuitive competence of the horses through a revolutionary coaching method known as Horse Guided Empowerment®.

We all tend to have some areas we struggle with, we all have some limiting beliefs that are blocking us to show up fully in life or we might feel stuck and stagnant. Whatever is your personal area of development, the horses offer us solutions that we could not see by ourselves. You will be amazed at the honest, non-judging and powerful feedback these gentle animals can provide leading you into most unexpected a-ha moments. 

Achieving your dream is easier when a horse is by your side.

Your facilitators

Monica Kubik
Horse guided Educator

Monica Kubik is passionate about helping humans learn and develop through interactions with horses.

Certified in the internationally recognized HorseDream method as well as in Horse guided Empowerment®, she works with corporate teams, mothers, teenagers and other individuals seeking answers.

Her calm, positive attitude in combination with her knowledge about horses and passion to empower people makes any session with her unique, in depth and life changing.

Read more about her experience and services on her website

Enrica Andreetto
Equine Yoga Instructor

Enrica Andreetto was born and raised in Italy.

After quitting her draining job in advertising, she completed her first yoga teacher training in India and embarked on a self discovery journey through Latin America. In Costa Rica she found a way to merge her two passions: yoga and horses. She attended an equine yoga teacher program that showed her the healing power of true connection. She then became a certified Horse Guided Empowerment®️ facilitator. 

She keeps a strong regular meditation practice to guide her everyday actions. Currently based in Dubai, Enrica runs regular yoga and meditation classes, horse yoga classes, workshops and retreats. 

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The location - Meliá Desert Palm

Dubai’s best kept secret:

Set in over 160 acres of lush greenery the Desert Palm Estate encompasses the boutique 5 star Melia Desert Palm hotel, riding stables, a therapy stable, a polo club and 85 residential villas.

At only 20 km from Dubai’s centre, you may find yourself in serenity and sophistication.
Desert Palm is a true arabian oasis, infused with Latin American / Spanish vibes where relaxation meets elegance. 

Make the most out of this special day and add a night in one of the 39 rooms after the retreat - contact us for special rates if you would like to extend your stay!

About the Equestrian Association for People of Determination (EAPD)

For this retreat we have exclusive access to the friendly herds of EAPD, and use part of the fee to generate revenue to keep their project going. 
Founded in 1998 under the directorship of Satish Seemar and Ali Albwardy (CEO), the Equestrian Association for People of Determination was born. They have been assisting children with a variety of physical and developmental issues, including autism, Cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and Spina bifida. EAPD uses horse riding combined with therapeutic riding to achieve a variety of goals to help children develop their physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities allowing them to focus on their abilities and not the disabilities.

The Corona crisis has hit them hard with many of the schools not being able to send the children for their usual classes.
New healing modalities like our regular yoga sessions, corporate leadership training, one on one empowerment sessions and our daycations help to generate some income. 

If you know of any sponsors who could be interested in supporting this much needed project further, please get in touch with them at