Retreats

Retreats provide an opportunity to step off the fast track of corporate life, to:

  • Pause and reflect on what’s happened – the successes, the challenges & the insights
  • Reflect on who you’ve become
  • Check that you’re still heading in the ‘right direction’
  • Ensure you’re paying attention to what’s important
  • Be assured that if you have strayed off course, that you can find a way to get back on ‘your path’.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to stop DOING, and JUST BE.
We partner with fellow systemic facilitators across the globe to offer enchanting, provocative retreats where a safe container is built from the moment you sign up – we absolutely believe that the space we are in together, matters. Our retreats take place in Cleveland Ohio (US) and Jordan.

Pause and reflect
on what’s happened –
the successes,
the challenges &
the insights

Our next retreat in Jordan is currently scheduled for November 2021 – see photos & details below. Depending on Covid19, we will review the situation at the end of July 2021 and decide if this will proceed OR be moved into 2022.

Horse Soul Desert Retreat

Friday 5th Nov – Monday 8th November 2021


Investment: 1.850 USD per person
Single supplement: 145 USD

Included

  • All transfers described in the program.
  • Three nights accommodation in a private Bedouin Camp.
  • Four day guidance & coaching by Tess, Jackie and Sandra.
  • Daily yoga & guided meditations.
  • Two mornings equine assisted coaching with 4 horses.
  • 1 hr camel ride and dinner on a surprise location.
  • Sharing circle and ceremonies.
  • Full board basis including tea. Excluding water, coffee and soft drinks.

Not Included

  • Flights, Transfers from the airport (Aqaba or Amman) to Wadi Rum.
  • Visa for Jordan & Entry tickets (see jordanpass.jo).
  • Personal expenses, drinks, travel insurance & Tips.
  • Optional activities like Thai massage, Jeep tour or horse ride.

Join us in the serenity of the Jordanian desert for this unique retreat experience, designed to re-awaken your Spirit of Adventure.

Over the course of the four days, we will invite you to quieten down the busy mind and engage with the expansiveness of the desert. You can expect a rich, deep and diverse experience that takes care of the mind, body, heart and soul – this includes systemic horse coaching, gathering in circles to reflect and share, shamanic rituals, yoga and meditative walks in the desert. This unique integration of practices are in service of enabling you to truly listen to, and inquire into what is calling you forward – what is your next adventure?

Day to day program

Day 1: 5th November – Connect

Expected arrival time at 1 pm for lunch buffet at Sun City Camp. After lunch we move to our private Bedouin camp where we will have time to ground, settle, open and expand our awareness for the next 4 days. This first afternoon we will hold an opening ceremony, explore the area on a meditative walk, set our intentions and share in circle around the fire. Dinner buffet and overnight in your tented room or under the stars.

Day 2: 6th November – Honour

We start the day with some yoga to tune in to our current state of being. After breakfast we have a short transfer to meet the horses for intuitive and systemic reflections regarding our history & family: Which beliefs, patterns and relationships are supporting us and which do we need to alter or release in order to fully step into our authentic and empowered truths.

Day 3: 7th November – Awaken

We start our day with a flowing & playful yoga session attuning us for the day in which we focus on our emergent Self: what wishes to manifest through us? The constellations of this morning invite us to sensing into our own wisdom and power. A short transfer will take us back to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon we have time to wander, reflect, meditate and creatively express our gained insights. Story telling around the fire, dinner & overnight at the camp

Day 4: 8th November – Adventure

At sunrise we activate our energy with some creative yoga: feel how your energie wants to blossom into movement. After breakfast we gather for a meditative walk: what is it what we take from this desert experience? What do we need to keep our adventure spirit soaring high and free? We gather for ceremony to thank the land, the stars, spirit, the horses and each other for holding space for us. We will have lunch at Sun City Camp. After which we say our goodbyes.


Retreat Hosts

Tess

Tess Cope - UK
The Transformation Agency

Tess (O’Kane) Cope is the founder of The Transformation Agency – an organisation that has been generated from a real passion of enabling clients to harness their Highest Potential. She believes that by working in the context of the wider systemic forces, facilitating REAL conversations, and enabling the highest potential, a more sustainable platform for higher performance is established.

Tess’ has a broad business background that spans various sectors and includes Global & Board level responsibility. She has ‘walked the talk’ with commercial roles before finding her passion in the people agenda with leadership roles in HR with specific responsibility for Leadership Development. The core offering of The Transformation Agency spans the area of Culture & Values, Leadership Development (via Executive Coaching & leadership Retreats) and Leadership Team Facilitation. Tess has worked with clients across the UK, Europe, Middle East and the US and brings a leading-edge systemic approach to unlock the highest potential. This systemic approach, experience & expertise is being called upon to train consulting & coaching practitioners across the UK and beyond in 2019.


Jackie

Jackie Stevenson - US
Spirit of Leadership

Jackie Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC providing coaching, leadership and team building training and seminars for corporations and not- for-profit. Jackie teaches at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Executive Development Program, the School of Applied Social Sciences and the ICF Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Coaching Program. She is on the Weatherhead School of Management coaching staff and is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) She is founder of Wolf Creek Women’s Wilderness program and the Spirit of Leadership Experiential Learning with Horses certificate program.Jackie’s work is unique to each client. The coaching process is grounded in well accepted practices and focuses on a strength based systemic approach of “what’s working” and “what needs to change” perspective. Incorporated in her coaching is the development of embodied leadership presence focusing on body language and the alignment of mission, goals and action. Jackie specializes in unique coaching sessions and leadership and team building retreats through experiential learning with horses and nature.


Sandra

Sandra Jelly - NL
Pink Spirit Jordan

Sandra is an artist, designer, social entrepreneur, yogi and equine assisted coach who founded Pink Spirit Jordan and hosts retreats in the desert of Jordan. Her talent is to inspire others with her joy, energy and courage for life. To listen to the heart whisper and putting all talents at work to align Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul and to manifest dreams, individually and in community. Trusting the universe, her spirit and her horses to guide others on that same path on which we find peace, balance and fulfillment.