In a beautiful environment, surrounded by a small group of women who feel the same, and with the help of the horses, we will show you the power and beauty you have within.
Each of us is unique in her own way. And for the horses, your way is the only right way.
They accept us exactly for who we are, and the more authentic we are, the more they connect with us.
Riding is possible on this trip, but optional - the real connection happens eye to eye level.
The retreat takes place at Kidoti Villas, in the north of Zanzibar, approx. 1:15 hrs from the airport. These villas are exclusively rented for our group. There is a variety of rooms - double rooms, single rooms with king size bed, some with ensuite bathroom, some with a shared bathrooms. We also have common living areas, terrace, balcony, our own private garden and a swimming pool. A private chef will make sure we eat healthy, local food, cooked to your taste and keeping in mind any special dietary requirements. From the garden we overlook the lovely horses of Zanzibar Horse Club.
Wednesday 31st May
Meet in Stone Town
Start of the journey: 7pm Welcome Dinner and meet and greet
Prior to that: Arrival at your own time and exploring the city
Thursday 1st June
Transfer for the group from Stone Town to Kidoti Villas in the north of the island where we will be staying in our own private villas adjacent to the horse paddocks in full privacy
Lunch / sightseeing on the way
First session with horses in the evening at the beautiful Kidoti Villas, our home for the next 4 days
Dinner prepared by our private chef on the terrace of our villas
Reflective intention setting session coaching
Friday 2nd June
Heart opening Yoga session
Healthy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the horses grazing
Group Session with the horses to get a better understanding of how I enter relationships
Lunch and free time for guided journaling and reflecting
Afternoon session with the horses -
Embodiment coaching to become clearer and set goals
Joint private dinner at our villas and sharing circle
Saturday 3rd June
Yin and Yang Yoga session
Healthy Breakfast prepared by our private chef
Transfer to Z Hotel for a beach day
Swimming with the horses in the crystal clear sea (also possible for non-riders)
Alternatively: beach ride (at extra charge)
Individual debrief of your own personality report with private coaching
Loving kindness meditation
Private dinner back on the terrace of Kidoti Villas
Sunday 4th June
Morning: Private coaching sessions with the horses
Lunch and break time
Energizing Breath Work
Afternoon: Breakthrough session with the horses - embracing the change
Final joint dinner in our private garden
Burn and Release ceremony
Monday 5th June
Restorative Yoga session
Last breakfast together
Last morning with the horses, summarizing and integrating our learnings
Saying good bye to the herd, group photo
Transfer to airport or optional to other resort if you want to extend your stay
Price for the retreat:
3,930 USD in single room or 3,330 USD in shared double room
Early bird if booked before 27th February: 3,590 USD in single room and 2,990 USD in shared double room
5 nights accommodation / 6 days program
Full board meals by private chef in our villa - any special requests can easily be managed!
Full coaching program and personal support by 2 female certified coaches
Yoga sessions by certified instructor
Swimming with horses and all other coaching sessions with horses - no prior horse experience needed for this
Does not include:
International flights to Zanzibar
Insurance: Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in case of any medical emergencies
Alcoholic beverages / souvenirs / personal expenses
Horse riding - can be booked on request for experienced riders
Are you curious to know more? Fill out this form and schedule a call with us to find out more and see if this journey is for you! We look forward to supporting you!
Monica and Natascha
Your facilitators on this retreat:
Monica Kubik Horse guided facilitator and Embodiment Coach
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, executives 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 and her work on www.feel-quest.com
Tash Enriquez Life Coach, Yoga Teacher and Horse guided Empowerment Practitioner
Tash Enriquez has moved and changed people’s life’s for over 15 years. After a degree in Fitness Management, she added a wide variety of group fitness classes to her repertoire, became a certified Rehab Trainer, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Pilates Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Science and Medicine and is an ICF certified Life Coach. Tash has worked with recreational as well as professional athletes and people from many nationalities and backgrounds. She is a Corporate Coach, individual coach, speaker and seminarist based in Abu Dhabi.
Tash is passionate about empowering individuals to be in charge of their own path to an improved lifestyle and goal setting. You can find out more about her work and experience on www.created-coaching.com
Our philosophy on working with horses
The horses are our trainings partners in this work. It is therefore crucial for us to only collaborate with locations where the horses are treated ethically, are happy and healthy, and get to spend as much time as possible outside and in herds.
In Horse guided Empowerment®, everything is based on free choice - both for the client and the horse.
Either side forms the process, and each party is allowed to go into an activity as deeply as they want to.
If you are nervous, we will not push you into anything you don't want to do. And equally, also the horse gets to say "no".
If they don't want to participate in any of the exercises, we never force them, but rather are curious to find out the "why". Listening and observing all their reactions is crucial to the work and is what makes the sessions so powerful.
Everything these intuitive animals do has a reason. By exploring the reason, we can tap into their innate wisdom and use that to find out more about ourselves as people. Horses don't care about your job title, your nationality, your background or your culture. They only care about the person who is standing in front of them in this right moment, and will react to you and your emotions in a non-biased way. They form the process, and we are very grateful for their participation and feedback.
Feeding is not allowed in the sessions as it would be distracting, and equally, punishment is also not up for discussion.