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Equine & Soul

Connection Retreat

Middleton Beach Huts, SA
20 - 22 October 2023 , Middleton

Increased self-awareness through the powerful connection between horses and humans


Are you tired of the relentless demands of your busy professional life, leaving you feeling drained and disconnected from your own essence? Do you long to rekindle the deep connection with yourself that has been buried beneath layers of stress and responsibilities?

Welcome to an incredible opportunity that will change your life, providing a break from the chaotic world and empowering you to uncover your true purpose and potential. 

Imagine a weekend getaway like no other, where Equine Facilitated Learning, yoga, mindfulness, and sound healing come together to create an uplifting experience. Get ready to embark on a journey that will awaken your inner self and lift your spirit. 

Picture yourself in luxury at the beautiful Middleton Beach Huts in South Australia. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature, you'll find peace and rejuvenation for your mind, body, and soul. Let the ocean breeze and the sound of waves wash away your concerns as you embrace the healing power of this tranquil retreat. 

But that's not all. We offer you an extraordinary opportunity to extend this transformative experience beyond the weekend. In addition to the retreat, you can enrol in our exclusive 10-week group mentoring program, designed to help you integrate the insights and skills gained during the retreat into your daily life and work. Through virtual mentoring sessions, you'll receive support, guidance, and accountability, ensuring your continued growth and success long after the retreat ends. 

Immerse yourself in the world of Equine Facilitated Learning, guided by Ashley. You'll witness firsthand how these majestic creatures can become your partners on the path to personal growth. Discover the unique ability of horses to unlock your hidden potential, enhance your life skills, and cultivate self-awareness. 

Join us on this exceptional journey towards self-discovery and fulfillment. Experience a retreat that transcends the ordinary and leaves you yearning for more. Don't miss this opportunity to reclaim your true self and live a life aligned with your deepest desires. 

Sign up now and embark on a life-changing adventure with Equine & Soul Connection Retreat. Your transformative experience awaits.


Equine Facilitated Learning

Discover a groundbreaking approach to personal growth, emotional healing, and self-discovery with Equine Facilitated Learning. This transformative practice utilizes the intuitive wisdom of horses to serve as powerful guides and mirrors, reflecting our inner thoughts, emotions, and behaviours with astonishing accuracy. Through a series of carefully designed exercises conducted on the ground, you will engage in a unique and profound interaction with these magnificent creatures. As you navigate the activities, you'll gain a deep understanding of yourself, uncover hidden patterns, and gain valuable insights into your communication style, leadership qualities, and relationship dynamics. Equine Facilitated Learning offers a dynamic and experiential way to enhance life skills, boost emotional resilience, and foster personal transformation that goes beyond traditional methods. Join our team of experienced facilitators and these extraordinary equine partners on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, and discover the remarkable potential within you.

Middleton Beach Huts

Escape to the beautifully crafted Middleton Beach Huts, nestled on private grounds in the Fleurieu Peninsula - just an hour's drive from Adelaide. Immerse yourself in a quaint village-like atmosphere and enjoy the unique charm of this destination, all while being just a short stroll away from the beach. Bask in the warm sun and take in the lush coastal gardens that create the perfect setting for a luxurious weekend of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connecting with others. Who knows, you may even leave with some new friends.


I attended the Equine and Soul Connection Retreat on 28-20 October 2022. It was a very peaceful and joyful experience. I enjoyed all the meditations, the sound bath, eating the yummy and nourishing food and staying at the gorgeous Beach Huts in Middleton. It was wonderful to experience the connection with a horse in the Equine Facilitated Learning Session. 

The retreat was a great opportunity to unplug from my day to day routine and just be with nature and a lovely group of likeminded souls.
Thank you, Alice, for facilitating a beautiful retreat!

– MICHELLE STANTON, Co-Founder & CEO, Zone Culture

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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.

What is included in this luxurious leadership & well-being retreat? 

Experience the positive effects of mindfulness with our guided sessions.

Join us for a full-day Equine Facilitated Learning workshop where you can connect with Ashley and her herd.

Find inner peace with a sound healing session that will take you on a journey of relaxation.

Unwind and let go with two yoga and mindfulness sessions by Hill Street Yoga.

Enjoy three days of nourishing food prepared with passion and creativity by Sarah from Real Food Life.

Stay at Middleton Beach Huts, charming self-contained huts with unique and rustic decor. Immerse yourself in nature and indulge your senses in the village-style atmosphere within walking distance of the beach. The sun-drenched trees and lush coastal gardens create a luxurious and relaxing environment for rest, rejuvenation, and connections.


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."


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. 



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


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!

Preliminary Retreat Weekend Itinerary


Friday, 20 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 & Heather

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, 21 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 Heather

​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, 22 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. 

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". Information about the 10-week transformational program can be found further below.

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.

If you would like to join us with a friend or a partner, please contact Alice directly to discuss accommodation and pricing for dual occupancy. 

Don't wait too long otherwise, you’ll miss out!
A minimum deposit of $550 will secure your spot. Payment plan options are provided. 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.*

Coogee | Cottesloe  
Brighton |Noosa SOLD

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 unless double occupancy is requested. 

$2,380.00 Retreat only
$550 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

$3,630.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$550 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 


Henley SOLD

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 unless double occupancy is requested. 

$2,430.00 Retreat only
$575 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

$3,680.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$575 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

Coolum  | Portsea | SOLD

One queen bed, ensuite bathroom & kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge & kettle. As an extra treat, these huts have a spa ensuite overlooking your very own private rear courtyard.

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

Occupancy 1 x guest per hut unless double occupancy is requested. 

$2,490.00 Retreat only
$605 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

$3,740.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$605 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

Scarborough  SOLD

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 unless double occupancy is requested. 

$2,590.00 Retreat only
$660 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

$3,840.00 Retreat incl. 10-week program
$660 deposit due now, remaining amount can be paid on payment plan. 

hey there!

I'm Alice


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 people to be their authentic selves again.



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

10-week transformational program

Join us at the Middleton Beach Huts for the luxurious Equine & Soul well-being retreat, and take your experience to the next level with our 10-week transformational group mentoring program.

Many guests leave our retreats feeling inspired to continue their inner work and transformational journey in a safe group environment, which is why we've curated an exclusive mentoring program for those who have joined us at this retreat. 

After the retreat, we'll help you deepen the knowledge you've gained and incorporate these tools into your daily life.

Our virtual group mentoring program offers additional support from Ashley and me because we understand that questions may arise once you're back in the real world. If you're interested, you can continue to deepen your knowledge during our virtual group mentoring sessions beyond the retreat weekend.


In the beginning, Alice will assist you in gaining a clear understanding of your true self. This will involve a 10-week process that will establish a solid foundation for building a stronger relationship with yourself. You will have the opportunity to unlock any hidden potential by exploring the profound connection between horses and humans, as well as utilizing tools such as Human Design.


As part of the program, you'll have the chance to connect with people who share your interests and enjoy a rejuvenating retreat weekend. Being part of a community of like-minded individuals can help you make progress more quickly. Additionally, you'll discover how to give yourself permission to explore and develop your unique talents and abilities. By practising rituals, you can reconnect with yourself on a deeper level and appreciate the importance of prioritizing your own needs. We'll work together to replace limiting beliefs with empowering ones and cultivate a positive mindset.


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 people. 


10-week Program outline

Upon sign-up - Welcome and alignment call 

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

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

20 - 22 October 2023

Middleton Beach Huts Retreat - Horse & Soul Connection 

Wednesday, 01 November 2023

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

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

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

27 November - 01 December 2023

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*



"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!"


How it works:

  • The program & retreat are limited to 11 participants 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, 11th October at 5.30 pm Sydney time and occur 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.