A retreat to find inner strength, empowerment and a unique connection to horses
*Conscious riding retreat*
9 to 15 October 2023
Another unique FeelQuest Retreat experience - women only! This retreat is for you:
if you love freedom
if you want to find your inner power and authentic voice
if you love horses and are seeking that special connection with these noble animals
You don't need to be an experienced rider - we work in a very soft, conscious way so you can overcome any fears you may have
"This retreat has been so impactful that I am now describing my life as "before / after Georgia". It is very difficult to describe the magnitude of the experience in words. The enormous amount of self discovery, conquering of fears, being empowered to take control of my life again are some of the many outcomes of the retreat, inspired by the magnificent horses and the beauty of nature as well as the two amazing facilitators Monica and Maria. I think everyone should have this experience at least once in their life!" Carina, November 2021
Are the horses calling you, but in a different way? Was your initial dream to be with horses different than what you experienced in reality? Come with us to Georgia to spend time from the ground and the saddle with a herd of over 80 free roaming horses... In a combination of coaching, meditation, sound healing and respectful interactions with the horses both from the ground as well as riding, you will find out what you are capable of and can be your authentic self.
We will show you how to find the unique, soft connection with the horses where both you and the horses simply are. Where you are you. And the horse can be the horse. A connection of two species to support each other, to grow together, to fly together...
Learn how horses are in their most natural state, and how easy it can be to connect with them. Work with our team and a herd of over 80 horses in the plains of Georgia to overcome all barriers and fences, feel carried and supported in being who you are meant to be and return back home with the energy and confidence to live your life with joy and happiness.
Where? Vashlovani National Park, 4 hours from Tbilisi airport
When? 9 to 15 October 2023
Who? Any woman who is seeking authentic connection - to the horses, to yourself and to those around you. Get reassurance about what is right for you, who you truly are, and with the support of the horses step forward confidently after this one week journey!
How much? 2,590 USD including full coaching program, daily horse back riding, accommodation, sightseeing, food and drinks - limited to 7 participants only. Flights separate.
Please note for 2023 we are fully booked.
Next years dates are 7-13 October 2024
What to expect
Experience Georgian hospitality, dive into a journey of self-empowerment and self-growth, and let the space inside you be filled with strength and confidence...
A week in nature, in a small group of likeminded people, with deep personal inner work together with the horses. Be ready to work on yourself and discover who you really are and what you are capable of. Get away from crowded cities, declutter your thoughts and emotions, and return to your own inner nature and strength.
With a mix of Horse guided Empowerment® coaching sessions, conscious riding, meditations in nature, nature walks and shared experiences - this trip will allow you to confidently take the next steps in your career or life.
Think horses, more horses, and vast plains... no fences, no borders.... A place where you can truly free your inner wisdom, be 100% authentic, wild and real.
Who should join?
The trip is open to any women who needs this space and freedom to breathe, and take clear steps from a place of inner calmness. Women who love horses, and seek to connect with them in an honest, kind and respectful way. Let the horses help you overcome any fears or anxieties that are keeping you stuck in life. Break with old patterns and traumas and be open to fully embrace a new you. Spread your wings and fly...
How can I get there?
You can fly to Tbilisi, Georgia where we will meet and start the journey together.
After a night in the city we are being transported to Sosos farm in Vashlovani Nationalpark where we will stay to work with the horses and then return to Tbilisi.
Travel to Georgia is relatively easy when coming from the United Arab Emirates as well as most other countries. For the full regulations, and all up to date travel restrictions, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
What is included?
Our trip includes
pickup transfer to and back from your Tbilisi hotel to the farm
Vashlovani Nationalpark National Park entrance fee
2 nights in Tbilisi Hotel (3 star hotel in the old town) with breakfast and dinner on first and last night
Visit to local female carpet workshop as well as Sighnaghi winetown
Traditional Georgian Supra (feast)
Herd of more than 80 horses with daily horse riding option (you decide how often and how long you want to ride!)
Daily guided interactions, coaching and therapy with the horse herd to make sure you reach your personal goals for the journey
Ideally you should have some previous horse riding experience, but you don't need to be a confident rider! This is the perfect place for those who are nervous, had negative experiences or just slowly want to return to the saddle in a conscious, soft and respectful way, without anything being forced
International flights to and from Georgia/ Tbilisi Airport
Sightseeing in Tbilisi
Private expenses, additional snacks
Insurance - please ensure you have good international health coverage. We are going to be in nature, away from civilization, and every participant needs to take responsibility for their own safety and health
Arrival in Tbilisi (choose between 2 flights a day from Dubai). Of course you are welcome to arrive earlier and explore Georgia's capital on your own
Possibility to wander around in Tbilisi and check out the main sights (Old town, Mtatsminda, old fortress, Sioni Church, Gorgasali statute etc.)
7pm - Start of our journey: Welcome circle and private dinner
Transfer from Tbilisi (pick up at the hotel) around 9 am
Drive to small Kachetian town of Dedoplistskaro, reflecting on the past and future of our journey
Visit to local female carpet workshop in Dedoplistskaro with lunch - support local handicraft traditions
Transfer to Sosos farm in Vashlovani Nationalpark
Getting settled at Sosos farm
Welcome meditation and greeting of the horses
Setting intentions for the retreat
Becoming part of the herd
Getting to know ourselves and the horses
Welcome dinner and overnight stay in Sosos Guesthouse
Morning meditation followed by breakfast
First gentle horse ride - who am I? How do I feel? How do the horses see me?
Lunch and free time
Afternoon: Coaching with the horses from the ground in combination with embodiment coaching to understand more about who I am and what I want to achieve. What is stopping me from achieving my dreams?
Morning meditation followed by breakfast
Full day horse ride to Pantishara viewpoint where we will have picnic lunch and a creativity session. If you feel it is too long you can always opt to drive back by car. We can also split in two groups depending on riders confidence level.
Taking action towards my new goals
Lunch and free time
Afternoon: Feel the new You to move forward in life
Last day at Sosos farm, farewell dinner – traditional Georgian Supra
Morning meditation followed by breakfast
Last ride around the farm to say good bye to the horses and the plains of Vashlovani
Transfer back to Tbilisi with a visit to Sighnaghi winetown on
We will use this visit to slowly regress to civilization and reflect on how to integrate our new learnings into our old life
For everything mentioned above, the price is 2,590 USD in shared room accommodation at the farm, single occupancy during the first and last night in Tbilisi.
In order to confirm your participation, we will require a downpayment of 50%, as well as the remaining 50% one month prior to the retreat. Kindly note that spaces are very limited and it is important for us to have the right people in the group.
We will talk you through the program and will ask you question to get a better understanding of the reasons you are seeking help for. If we feel you are a right match, we will email you the payment link.
The retreat will be led by Monica Kubik and Maria Ollero. This is their third time facilitating the retreat in Georgia together.
Monica Kubik is a true expat, born a German national, yet raised in different countries of Latin America. After her studies of economics she moved to Dubai in 2006, where she transformed her passion to help humans learn and develop through interactions with horses into her lifestyle.
Certified in the internationally recognized HorseDream method as well as in Horse guided Empowerment®, she works with corporate teams as well as a variety of individual clients seeking answers.
Maria, originally from Menorca, lives in Dubai since more than 7 years .
Maria started her journey into Reiki for self-healing after being diagnosed with a rare self-immune symptom. Reiki not only helped her to recover but to become a better version of herself and to onboard a life-changing healing journey.
Through her passion for horses and motivation on continuous learning, she also graduated as a practitioner of Horse Guided Empowerment®.
She is determined to help others awake for a happier life through her experience and embracing alternative therapies and methods.
Georgia is relatively easy to travel to. It is a multicultural epicenter at the old crossroads of the Silk Road, where east and west, Europe and Asia meet. Most nationalities do not require a visa to travel to Georgia and Georgians are generally very open to foreign cultures. The exact requirements for travel can be found here on the official government website).
All our coaching are based on interacting with a herd of horses - not only one horse. Georgia and the herd from Soso Shetidzes offer exactly that: a true herd of happy horses who will guide you to find your own happiness.
More than 100 Tushetian horses of all ages live together freely in a herd the way their ancestors have done it before. Born and raised on meadows, they have never seen a stable and are able to roam around as much as they want to.
All year around the horses are kept in freedom. One can state that this is truly a horse's paradise. The wellbeing of his horses is crucial for Soso - which makes this the perfect location for our FeelQuest Journey, to focus on your wellbeing, your happiness and your freedom.
Read this article to understand why we have selected Georgia as a location for our FeelQuest retreats: From October till May Soso and his horses live at the entrance of Vashlovani Nationalpark, where he offers a farm stay. The park entrance is just 2km away and the surroundings are steppe-like and the perfect place to free your mind. Freedom, space and natural horse keeping in alignment with local traditions and lifestyle are at the core of this journey.