Grief Retreat

Connecting with Nature and Animals for Respite and Renewal

Grief Retreat - connect with nature for respite and renewal
nourish your body
nourish your soul in nature

Grief  Retreat

 Connecting with Nature and Animals for
Respite and Renewal

​​August 20 at 4:00p.m. through August 23 at 11:00a.m., 2019 
connect with our intuitive horses
find relaxation with a massage
cow cuddling
spend time on our trails
connect with others
heal with our horses
Grief can be overwhelming and exhausting. Taking care of yourself may be the last thing on your mind, but nourishing your mind, body and soul is so  important during this difficult time. Increasing self-compassion and self-care helps in dealing with painful emotions. We want you to feel welcome whether you grief the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a traumatic loss or any other significant loss. 

At Mountain Horse Farm, we created this retreat across 4 days, to offer respite and renewal through connecting with nature and animals. Find this  respite and renewal in the beautiful natural setting of our farm and in spending time with intuitive horses and cows. The energy and beauty of the farm is something truly special. Large fields filled with wildflowers, easy trails to walk, beautiful horses, cows and wildlife and rolling hills all around us.  

The benefits of massage therapy are extensive. Not only from a purely physical perspective, but the psychological and spiritual advantages are proven numerous. Massage often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection, giving you a beautiful foundation in which to receive all this retreat is ready to offer. Our signature massage, using pressure points and essential oils, specifically designed for people that go through grief, is included in your retreat, as well as a workshop about juices and raw foods to learn more about nourishing your body.

And our horses and cows.... Such intuitive animals that don't need words to understand how you are feeling. But if you like to talk ..... you will find that they are very good listeners ... not understanding your words but recognizing the emotions behind it. Horses and cows don't judge, and you can tell them anything without feeling embarrassed or feeling that maybe they don't want to hear this .... they won't mind .... they will be there with you sharing your emotions and giving comfort. Their presence will soothe and relax.
Sit with them... breathe with them.... move with them.... connect with them.

The retreat is facilitated by Tina Albright-Menna, a licensed mental health counselor and Suzanne Vullers, an Eagala certified equine specialist. You will come together with other men and women that are going through grief and loss, creating this wonderful opportunity for 'relating’ and knowing someone truly does understand and has been where you’ve been, you will be supported, cared for, heard and seen at this retreat. Sharing your feelings with other participants or the facilitators is something we leave entirely up to you.  
You will not need any previous experience with horses and cows, and you will interact with them while you are on the ground.  We are not riding horses.

The retreat while mindfully planned will include plenty of time for quiet self-care time.  You have our respect for your individual needs and the power of being still and alone.

​This three-night, all-inclusive retreat, includes the inspirational program across four days, your accommodations, spending time with the horses & cows, a 60 minutes massage, a workshop about juicing and raw foods, evening activities like bonfires, and all gourmet meals starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last morning. For sleeping, you have your choice of elegant rooms with fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs, to glamping in tipis.  

Private accommodations for retreat guests only, no other guests will be staying during these days and the maximum number of participants is 10. You will be required to sign a waiver.​​
beautiful surroundings
  1. juicing & raw foods
  2. cow cuddling
  3. cow cuddling
  4. let our horses comfort you
  5. respite in nature
  6. amazing property with walking trails
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​​Tina Albright-Menna MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with education and experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, Community Integration Counseling, and Addictions Counseling. She believes in the power of a therapeutic alliance where respect, trust, and empathy provide the environment and opportunity for healing.​​
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​​Suzanne Vullers is a life long horse lover. She is passionate about letting horses live a life as natural as possible. Suzanne is EAGALA certified and offers horse experience sessions with her horses for personal growth, learning, wellness and relaxation.​​

Price: $1,100 + costs for your room or tipi.
Call or email us to make your reservation or book online.

Deposit & final payment: To hold your spot, we will ask for payment of a deposit of $550.00. The balance is due two months  before the retreat.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations that are made at least 2 months in advance will receive a full refund minus a $100.00 cancellation fee. Regretfully we can not give refunds past the cancellation deadline. The only exception we can make is that we will refund 80% of your deposit in case we can rebook your spot with another participant.

Mountain Horse Farm
Where Relaxation comes Naturally