Driving out of Sydney, as you climb into the greater Blue Mountains landscape, you disconnect from the urban shapes and sights of the city. As you descend into the Wolgan Valley your cellphone disconnects from its networks. As you pass through the gate the escarpment envelopes you on all sides and you are met by families of eastern grey kangaroo and by your guides for this long weekend, our herd of horses. They gallop towards you, neighing a greeting and invite you into the wilderness of the Wolgan Valley; inviting the wildness inside of you to plug into the wildness all around you. To refuel. To restore balance. To amplify your goals. To accelerate into your one wild and precious life.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver
Welcome! Welcome to four days of TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching horse play immersed in the wild, breathtaking beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains region and cocooned in exquisite luxury at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort.
TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching is a unique learning experience with horses that combines world-class life coaching with the timeless wisdom of the natural world. It is a rare opportunity for you to receive clear, direct feedback in a communication exchange with a horse from the ground in order to gain a visceral awareness of the type of patterns that play out in all of your human relationships and in your everyday life. With a 1.000+ pound, highly sensitive animal that cannot be coaxed or coerced, both positive and negative communication patterns very quickly become apparent! A horse’s direct and honest feedback will deepen your understanding of yourself and, with self-awareness, self-mastery becomes possible. You will explore your distinctive leadership blueprint, your communication style and your most creative, innovative self when you see yourself through the eyes of a horse. Our herd will playfully share with you the ancient wisdom of the natural world, guiding you back home to your self-empowered brilliance and helping you to accelerate your life with horsepower.
Kelly Eide, a Master Equus Facilitator, will be your guide, in partnership with our herd of horses. Kelly believes that when you connect with nature, you connect with your own true nature. Kelly will hold space and facilitate a profound, transformational, personal experience for you by blending her corporate career experience with the embodied experience of deep trust, respect and discernment horses have taught her. She will be joined by a second Master Equus Facilitator to ensure ample personal attention for each guest. Together, we will become a high-performing herd, honoring and valuing each individual’s gifts and unique contributions. Welcome to the herd.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a unique, ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Sydney located within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains Region. Set on its own private 7,000-acre, carbon-neutral, nature reserve, the resort combines One&Only ultra-luxury style with a quintessentially Australian bush experience with conservation at its heart.
At Wolgan Valley, the ancient Wollemi Pines are protected, horses live in herds amongst families of eastern grey kangaroo and wombats thrive and may even step out to say hello. As the humans steward this land supporting nature to flourish, nature in turn supports the humans. That’s what you can expect during your stay; a powerful sense of the peace of nature surrounding you, calling to the peace, balance and harmony that lies within us all. Healthy locally sourced meals, a luxurious villa, integrated into the landscape and every amenity offered and need anticipated is what you can expect. We imagine you’ll return at the end of each expansive day to curl up in front of your fireplace or float in your private heated pool reflecting on your experience. You’ll be supported in every conceivable way and build practices to support yourself upon your return to daily life.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I'll meet you there.” ~ Rumi
The TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching experience will take place July 27-30 and again November 30–December 3, 2017.
Barring the little surprises that we are keeping to ourselves to delight you, this experience includes:
- Four days, three nights luxurious accommodation in a private or shared villa and gourmet meals in the award winning Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort. Each villa has its own fireplace, veranda view of the escarpment and a heated private pool
- Twice-a-day Equus and nature-based coaching activities
- Equus Coaching Sessions in a supportive group setting with Master Equus Facilitator Kelly Eide & second Master Equus Facilitator TBD (Depending on size of group)
- Videography of your Equus Coaching sessions for you to see yourself through their eyes and experience the wisdom of the horses again and again
- Private Coaching Session and Video Review to make meaning of the wisdom of horses and take it back into your daily life
- A personalized daily practice that you can always use to reconnect you to your own true nature
- Evening fire circles to debrief the day, enjoy a meal and share stories
- A Sundowners & Signature Wildlife tour
- A choice of spa treatment at the Timeless Spa or a signature trail ride through the Wolgan Valley Wilderness
The TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching experience will take place July 27-30 and again November 30–December 3. The TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching experience is priced in Australian dollars at$6,485 per person double occupancy or $9,300 single occupancy. Space is limited to a maximum 12 guests for this experience depending on occupancy requests.