Equine & Soul

Connection Retreat
and Transformational Program

Middleton Beach Huts, SA
28 - 30 October 2022, Middleton

Activate untapped potential through the powerful connection between horses and humans

HORSES AND HUMANS HAVE BEEN IN CONVERSATION FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Imagine unplugging from the busyness of your life for one weekend, focusing on your well-being, inner connection, and higher self-awareness through the powerful connection between horses and humans.

Testimonial

Thank you so much Alice for your guidance and support during this program. I am so grateful for what I have learned about myself and also how this can help me build a successful business and life. You have a true gift of bringing out people's strengths and guiding them through all the crazy insecurities.

– MELISSA, BRISBANE

real results
WHO WE ARE IS HOW WE LEAD - BRENÉ BROWN

Do you want to gain clarity about your gifts and talents, re-establish or deepen the connection with yourself and open doors to living a life that honours your powerful potential? Are you ready to have a more powerful yet feminine presence in business and personal life?

Over the course of one weekend, we will be experiencing the positive impacts of the connection to ourselves through Equine Facilitated Learning, yoga, mindfulness and sound healing.

This luxurious Equine & Soul connection retreat at the Middleton Beach Huts offers the option to be combined with a powerful 10-week transformational group mentoring program. 

Following the retreat weekend, we will continue to deepen the knowledge gained, helping you to incorporate these tools into your work and everyday life as part of our virtual group mentoring sessions.

What is Equine Facilitated Learning?

In Equine Facilitated Learning, horses become our guides, helping you to enhance your life skills, improve your emotional fitness and increase self-awareness.

Ashley, our qualified facilitator, guides us through a series of exercises on the ground, allowing us to practice our communication and leadership skills.

Horses are not influenced by socio-demographic or corporate hierarchies and will honestly reflect our ability to lead with our behaviour and authenticity.

Why Horses?

Horses are prey animals and have been surviving in the wild for thousands of years. How? Horses have a heightened sense of awareness, including the sensing of body language, intention and arousal levels of those around them.

Horses have retained the ability to discern someone's true intention, knowing what another being is feeling on the inside, despite what may be showing on the outside.

How a horse responds to us can provide powerful feedback about emotions and behaviour, sometimes making the unconscious conscious. They do not judge what the other is feeling but see it as useful information to keep themselves safe.

Horses will always reflect back where our outer self and inner self are not aligned, allowing us to develop an awareness of the areas of our lives that are incongruent and causing inner conflict.

We can live authentically when our actions (our outer self) reflects our emotions and beliefs (our inner self).

Middleton Beach Huts

Take some time out at the stunningly designed Middleton Beach Huts, tucked away on private grounds on the Fleurieu Peninsula and a 1-hour scenic drive from Adelaide. You will experience a village-style atmosphere with charm like no other, all within walking distance to the beach. Indulge your senses in the sun-drenched trees and lush coastal gardens, which immediately set the ambience for a luxurious weekend of rest, rejuvenation and connections. You may even be making some new friends.

For me, personal and professional well-being go hand in hand! Whatever is going on at home can impact our work and vice versa. Focusing on recharging your batteries will positively impact all areas of your life and as Brené Brown says, “who we are is how we lead”. I have put my twist on it “who we are is how we show up”, and I prefer the version of me that is light, calm, clear and present.

10-week transformational program

This luxurious Equine & Soul well-being retreat at the Middleton Beach Huts offers the option to be combined with a powerful 10-week transformational group mentoring program.

Many of our guests leave our retreats wanting to continue the inner work and transformational journey in a safe group environment. This has inspired us to curate this deeply transformational mentoring program, exclusive to those women who have joined us at this retreat.

If you like, you can continue to deepen the knowledge you have gained, helping you to incorporate these tools into your work and everyday life during our virtual group mentoring sessions past the retreat weekend.

hey there!

I'm Alice Schaefer

PURPOSE POWERHOUSE & EMPOWERMENT MENTOR

For more than two decades, I have worked alongside healthcare workers and experienced first-hand how chasing a career, our lifestyle choices, social conditioning and always caring for others first can contribute to chronic illnesses, burnout, and forgetting who we are at our core.

My passion for human psychology, leadership, and purpose, combined with my knowledge in healthcare, got me onto the path of researching how to live in greater alignment. Over two years, I underwent multiple significant transformations, whilst cutting through the confusing self-help world.

Rather than continuing to apply band-aids, I have now set out on a mission to tackle the problem at the root cause. My goal is to help improve personal and professional well-being by assisting ambitious women to be their authentic selves again.

I can't wait to guide you.

What to expect: Sneak preview


With a passion for supporting small local businesses, we’ve carefully chosen to partner with people from the Fleurieu Peninsula region who’ll ensure your experience is unique and truly memorable.

ASHLEY BARNARD

Let accredited Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner Ashley and her herd welcome you to a world of greater awareness about ourselves. "When we take responsibility for ourselves and how we show up, we open doors to living life in a way that honours our powerful potential."

HILL STREET YOGA 

Let go, relax and unwind on a deeper level with Kellie’s Yoga & mindfulness practices. You’ll be treated to two sessions, catering for the novice to the practising yogi. 

 

MINDFULNESS

Let Suzannah take you on a journey of sound and total relaxation during one of our grounding sessions.

REAL FOOD LIFE

Enjoy three days of wholesome and nourishing food. Sarah finds joy in seeing people connect over a shared healthy meal. Her passion for meal creation makes her come alive—prepare your tastebuds for culinary delight!

Your gorgeous accommodation options

Beach Huts Middleton offers 12 charming self-contained iconic ‘Brighton Beach’ styled huts. The huts have their own, individual charm, some with rustic, unconventional pieces.

We invite you to relax and unwind on the deck of your self-contained beach hut and tune out to the sound of the birds and the waves of the nearby south coast surf.

It’s your retreat, so make it what you wish! Treat yourself to one of the spa ensuite huts, overlooking your very own private rear courtyard.


Price inclusions

Prices are displayed as "retreat only" and "retreat incl. 10-week program". The retreat cost includes all meals, wine (if you like) and activities, and depends on the accommodation type you choose. Tea and other refreshments will be available throughout the weekend. Dietary requirements will be catered for.

Check with your accountant or your workplace if this program can be claimed as a work-related training program.

 

Extremely limited availability!

Due to the nature of this program and the accommodation limit,
this program is limited to 11 guests.

Don't wait too long otherwise you’ll miss out!
A minimum deposit of $500 will secure your spot. Booking Terms & Conditions.

*If the Event is cancelled for any reason, including due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, you’ll receive a refund or credit for the booking price to put towards another one of our events that occurs within 12 months of your booked and cancelled Event.*

 
Noosa | Brighton | Coogee | Cottesloe

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom & kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle.

All have private front & rear decks and/or courtyards. Ideal for those wanting a cosy, relaxing weekend.

Occupancy 1 x guest per hut

$2,350.00 Retreat only
$550 deposit due now, balance due 14-days prior

$3,850.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$550 deposit due now, balance payable via 5x monthly instalments

 

Henley

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom & kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle.

Guests can enjoy their own private rear courtyard & deck with BBQ. Henley also overlooks the Village Green, tennis court & beautiful gardens.

Occupancy 1 x guest per hut

$2,375.00 Retreat only
$575 deposit due now, balance due 14-days prior

$3,875.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$575 deposit due now, balance payable via 5x monthly instalments

 
SOLD OUT!!!
Coolum | Mooloolaba | Portsea | Sorrento

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom & kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle.

All have private front & rear decks and/or courtyards. Ideal for those wanting a cosy, relaxing weekend.

Occupancy 1 x guest per hut

$2,490.00 Retreat only
$605 deposit due now, balance due 14-days prior

$3,990.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$605 deposit due now, balance payable via 5x monthly instalments

 
Torquay | Scarborough 

These family spa huts are the largest, offering two separate bedrooms and spa baths for some "relax" time.

One queen & one single bed and the other with two single beds. 

Guests can enjoy full kitchens with an oven, cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle and larger family fridge and private decks with a BBQ/Weber.

Occupancy 1 x guest per hut

$2,550.00 Retreat only
$660 deposit due now, balance due 14-days prior

$4,050.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$660 deposit due now, balance payable via 5x monthly instalments

Testimonial

My weekend away in beautiful Port Elliot could not have come at a more opportune time. Slightly burnt out and tempted daily by an almost irrepressible urge to tell my customers where to go, the lure of a weekend away in a glorious old estate in quirky Port Elliot was just the ticket.

– Annie, SA

real results

Preliminary Retreat Weekend Itinerary

 

Friday, 28 October

12:00 - 13:15 - Grounding Yoga practice by Hill Street Yoga in Port Elliot

From 13:15 - Drive to Middleton Beach Huts & check-in

14:00 - 15:00 - Welcome drinks & nibbles by Real Food Life in the courtyard

15:00-16:00 - Grounding & mindfulness at the beach with Alice & Suzannah

16:00 - 18:00 - Relax

From 18:15 - Pre-dinner drinks

From ​18:30 - Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine (if you like) 

 

Saturday, 29 October

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast 
Delicious breakfast in the courtyard by Real Food Life

09:00 Departure  
Drive to Equine Facilitated Learning Session

​09:30 - 10:15 Grounding & sound with Suzannah

​10:30 - 13:00 Equine Facilitated Session Part 1 with Ashley & the herd

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 
Nourishing lunch by Real Food Life 

13:45 - 16:30 Equine Facilitated Session Part 2 with Ashley & the herd

16:30 Departure  
Drive to Middleton Beach Huts

​16:30 - 18:00 Free time

18:00 Shared dinner by Real Food Life 

 

Sunday, 30 October

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 
Delicious breakfast in the courtyard by Real Food Life

09:00 - 10:00 - Tools & ideas to incorporate practices and knowledge into your daily schedule by Alice 

10:00 - 11:00 - Check-out

11:30 - 12:30 - Movement 
Energising Yoga practice by Hill Street Yoga

Perfect time of day to explore Port Elliot or enjoy the beach before going back home. 

10-week transformational program

This luxurious Equine & Soul well-being retreat at the Middleton Beach Huts offers the option to be combined with a powerful 10-week transformational group mentoring program, where we are taking your experience to a whole new level.

Following the retreat weekend, we will continue to deepen the knowledge you have gained, helping you to incorporate these tools into your work and everyday life. During our virtual group mentoring program you can get access to additional mentoring from Ashley and myself. Because let's face it, your questions will come up when you are back in the real world.

CLARITY

First, you will be gaining clarity on who you really are. Alice will guide you through a powerful 10-week process, laying the foundations to create a greater connection with yourself. Activate any untapped potential through the powerful connection between horses and humans and tools such as Human Design. 

CONNECTION

During the program, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women and bond over a retreat weekend. Being part of a like-minded community can propel you forward at a much quicker rate.

You will also learn how to give yourself permission to uncover and activate your gifts and talents. Through the power of rituals, you can re-establish a deep connection with yourself. You will learn and understand the value of putting yourself first. We will shift outdated beliefs and create a brand new empowering mindset.

EMPOWERMENT

You can expect to experience many shifts over the course of the 10 weeks, empowering you to step into an even greater alignment with who you wish to become. 

Give back to yourself, enjoy a weekend of well-being and luxury surrounded by a powerful community of like-minded women. 

 

10-week Program outline

Upon sign-up - Welcome and alignment call 

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

18:30-20:00 ACDT - Zoom Video Call: Introduction into Human Design

28 - 30 October 2022

Middleton Beach Huts Retreat - Horse & Soul Connection 

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

18:30-20:00 ACDT - Zoom Video Call: Q&A, mentoring, sharing of experiences to date

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

18:30-20:00 ACDT - Zoom Video Call: Q&A, mentoring, sharing of experiences to date

7-10 December 2022

1:1 - Zoom Video Call: 60-min 1:1 Zoom Video Call mentoring session

*all Zoom calls will be recorded and made available for an additional 30 days*

 

REAL RESULTS
GEMMA, SYDNEY

"This was the program I didn't know I needed. Alice's mentoring and coaching was so insightful, nourishing and healing. I've been provided insights and tools that I will carry forever. Thank you Alice!"

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

How it works:

  • The program & retreat are limited to 11 women only. 
  • Alignment calls can be scheduled, once you sign up to the program. You will receive an email with a link. 
  • Program calls are scheduled from Wednesday, 19th October at 5.30 pm Sydney time and take place every two weeks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does connecting with yourself mean?

Sitting with your emotions and learning to listen to them instead of numbing them.

Only once you connect with your emotions can you start listening to your intuition.

Getting to know your wants and needs so that you can communicate them and create healthy boundaries with those that are in your immediate circle.

Taking time to recharge and prioritising time for play.

Living up to your true potential, by clearly understanding your unique talents and by defining your interpretation of what success and happiness means.

Giving yourself permission to live a life that has been designed by and for you.