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The Magick of Horses ~ Intimate Moments Captured by Robyn Louise of Our Time at Epona Rise


Feeling in my Essence ~ So grateful for this capture by Robyn of personal ecstacy


I shared a recap of our special Horses & Reiki retreat weekend at Epona Rise in British Columbia when I returned, but I just received the amazing captures of our intimate time with the horses from Robyn a couple of days ago.

I mentioned that I was so engaged in the weekend, I didn’t take photos of what was going on, but to our surprise, Robyn did.

Robyn was one of the beautiful souls that was part of our weekend retreat, but she just so happens to also be an amazing photographer.

On our off-time she was capturing shots of the horses that were incredible, but she also (without our knowing) was capturing photos of our time WITH the horses while we were working with them.

epona20It’s amazing that she was able to do this, as she, herself, was also engaged in working with them and received huge amounts of messages supportive for her journey.

But incredibly, her timing was impeccable to break away from her own work at just the precise moments to capture these special moments. She’s definitely a fellow multi-tasker extraordinaire 😉

So, I’d like to share the photos she took of all of us intimately sharing in powerful experiences with the horses.

These are so, so magickal, moving, and dear and provide an inside look at what this experience is like and what you, too, can share with the horses if it so calls to your heart.

These are very unique souls in horse bodies….masters at what they do.

epona2Robyn captured the essence of our time so beautifully and we each now have these lovely photo memories to remind us of our work done with them and the messages received.

And these moments were only the ones caught on camera on one of our days!

So you can imagine what happened the rest of the time and how rich, deep, and personally intimate the whole two days with the horses were – an experience that has changed all of us.

I want to thank Robyn dearly for the gift of who she is and for her beautiful artistry.

She is so masterful with a camera – a window of vision that extends from her heart and soul. 

If you’re looking for incredible photography in British Columbia and around the world, Robyn Louise Photography has a lot to offer.

Besides weddings, she’s an amazing Equine photographer (I got to see her work while we shared the weekend together), and can capture any special moments.

epona12Although Robyn has many special gifts, her love is photography. She is also an incredible horse communicator and has training in Equine Production and Breeding Management.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful and intimate captures from our weekend.epona611794617_10207607779098875_7428227991687355815_oepona3epona4eponaepona5epona7epona8epona11epona19epona9epona10epona13epona18epona17epona15epona23epona21epona24epona14epona25epona22

Our Magickal Weekend of Horses & Reiki Immersion at Epona Rise ~ The Beginning


Epona Rise Retreat Centre

The contrast of going from dramatically different energetic and literal experiential spaces to another is a constant in my life because of my travels and varied experiences. It is incredibly interesting, as well as potent. It feeds different parts of me and doesn’t present upheaval where it might have before, as I have learned to balance my energies, which allows me to more easily integrate into and embody a reflection of each environment – very Pisces-amorphous.

However, it CAN be quite shocking for some, which is why it is so important to take heed of your needs that call to be nourished and nurtured, as well as to keep balanced and aware of your energy.



Entrance to Epona Rise

The past few days I was immersed at the peaceful and magickal Epona Rise Retreat Centre in Ladner, BC and once again found myself in two very contrasting energies in a matter of hours, having my time in flight being my integration period before setting down in the city of Los Angeles where I immediately went out for lunch and did a bike ride through Venice and Santa Monica Beaches.

Talk about contrast!

My time there has been a huge reiteration of every single thing I’ve received over the last several months in messages. There were truly no surprises for me, although some things that had been in the background more than others showed up to be much more prominent when entering the sacred space with the horses. So there was a very rich depth of surrender into that even more…into myself that is.

And this is what you get to experience when entering into partnership with the masterful horses and the energy of Epona Rise with Hillary.


Epona Rise after some cleansing quick showers

It’s wonderful to receive that reiteration and confirmation, isn’t it? I truly believe we have all of the answers and that it’s simply about trusting that inner wisdom. I say simply, as that is the way it can be. We are the ones who get in our own way most of the time and make it challenging.

This was clearly one of the main underlying themes for the weekend’s retreat and each of the participants who courageously showed up to step into that.


Lunch time!

It’s always a beautiful unfolding to see how the people that come together for these intentful experiences always share the same underlying currents of energy being focused on, simply channeled in different ways, as to how that looks and shows up in each individual’s life.

What became clear, as we all ventured deeper with each other, was that trust, a deeper heart opening, and a courageous leap into brand new ways our life paths were going to evolve into, which meant literal moves for the majority, were the shared energetic focuses we’d be helping one another with and that would be supported by the horses.


The view from my room

I enjoyed being unplugged and fully “in” the energy the last few days, and didn’t feel called to take many photos either. The ones I DO share here, give you a glimpse of the energy of this space we shared, which is definitely a “magick” farm inhabited by Faeries, Unicorn, and mystical beings alike.


Magickal flowers!

The farm also sits under the path of Bald Eagles, some of which decided to nest across the street on a tall electrical tower, so we would see both adult and juvenile Eagles fly over, as well as were visited by Blue Heron, Cooper Hawk, Merlin, and many more of the Bird Spirit Tribe that would all show up at of course very synchronous and meaningful times.

This retreat weekend went through many shifts over the course of time, but the way it showed up in the end, was more than divinely aligned. As I mentioned to Hillary on our way to the airport upon my return home, when we step out of the way of how things “need” to look to us, we allow what is for the highest and greatest good to “be”.

We also discussed our similar ways of facilitating, which is about empowering others into creating their own facilitation. And this weekend was definitely one of those times, based on the powerful souls who were there, when I knew there was not a need for me to get too into details even with the Reiki training, because it was more about encouraging, reminding, and allowing others to take their own lead and to run with what they already have.

Sometimes just a little bit of energetic and literal mirroring of support is all that is needed to have those subtle, but life changing clicks and shifts take place within. Couple that with intent, specific souls coming together, and a time and place that has been sacredly created, and you have ingredients for magick at hand.

I have learned over time that balancing power is important, and this is something the horses, especially Shiva reiterated for me this weekend in my work with him, and that responsibility is about knowing when it’s appropriate to speak, when it’s appropriate to be silent, and when it’s appropriate to be lovingly firm, or take a place on the outside while still maintaining energetic connection. Personal power can be a gentle power and it is a knowingness embodied, rather than an outward action.

It also involves knowing, as a leader, how to shine your light in such a way that it enhances and draws out others’ lights and isn’t overpowering and blinding, but rather, radiates as a soft glow whose presence is known, without need to be known.


I arrived Thursday afternoon and because I got there first, Hillary and I had a chance to connect in the flesh for a bit, which was as beautiful and magickal as each of us knew it would be. Hillary is such an amazing soul and I love how we share the same approaches and outlooks, as well as loves and affinity for magick.

We met a couple of years ago online because of a blog article I wrote about the Narwhal – Unicorn of the Sea – a story we shared with the group this weekend.

I felt compelled to share a dream of mine publicly, along with their symbolism in this article and Hillary was searching online for Narwhal symbolism because of her own dream of them. She was then led to my article, which then prompted her to explore information about me some more and then was guided to write me a message from her heart without knowing the reason why to do that, only that she knew she felt guided to.

After I received her message, I explored her a bit through her website and feeling the words in her email, knew we shared a special connection and that we were meant to do something together. She responded in the same reflection and here we were this weekend in that space the magickal Narwhal created for us out of each of our vulnerabilities to share our truth out loud.

It was beautiful to have this personal time with her and the animals at the farm to anchor me in and get my own sacred experiences of connection with them.



I also got the opportunity to meet the two dogs that live there, Luca and Sidney, the eight sweet chickens that are all named after flowers – Lily, Foxglove, and Briar Rose were some that stood out for me, although they were all incredibly sweet – the eight Horse Masters that we would be working with that weekend – Navir, Tareena, and Athena immediately creating special connections from onset, and experiencing the many birds, energies, and Faeries of this realm.

Later in the weekend we all met Camille – or “Cat” as Hillary would call her. She is one of the feral cats she adopted and has made this home now too along with Pineapple – the other feral cat.


Nazir saying hi to Camille the “Cat”

bc26Being with these horses was like no other experience with horses that I’ve had in the physical.

bc29They are an extremely special herd and their consciousness is truly not able to be described….only experienced to know the depths of what that’s like.

bc30While horses carry a unique wisdom and medicine as a collective, like with any animals, there will always be some that are here to do the work on deeper levels than others.

bc60Hillary led me out to the horses – a sacred space one doesn’t enter into without presence and reverence. And that was incredibly special to meet each of them and to be greeted immediately with such warmth. Navir was my first welcome and quickly a bond with him was reunited that I will continue to carry with me, as Hillary has shared that he is meant to be my guide now that I can journey with, which is incredibly meaningful on many levels for me.

There was a great sense of reverence between us, like meeting an old friend, but also one that holds a shared respect and recognition of. He is the oldest of the herd and the mystic with great wisdom. He embodies and provides a direct link to the ancient horse collective consciousness and medicine. He’s both in this world, but not of it….journeying in and out often – reminded me much of some of my own animal companions, as well as yours truly. My time with him felt like long strolls with a dear friend, where I felt at home and reminded of who I am.

Out in the field I met the others including Tareena, the White Unicorn – and when I say that I literally mean she is a Unicorn. She came over and we shared a special hello. She had come to me in a meditation previous to my being there, so we had already created a bond. She welcomed me with a hug around my head, as she cupped hers to both sides of mine, one after another, with sweet embrace. Any time I spent with her put me right into my most magickal embodiment, where nothing else existed but a Faery playing with her Unicorn friend.

Oh the beauty and magnificence in that field…the field of dreams…reminding me of my childhood one of being with horses and living on a ranch, as horses were the most prominent component of my life visions, thoughts, and dreams daily in my childhood.


I shared a story with the women at dinner one night, as I was providing a similar experience to one of them as support. It was about my pre-teen years where there were a couple of years that I had terrible stomach issues that would hit me every night, due to my sensitivities and all that I energetically absorbed. So bad I couldn’t eat dinner without my mom feeding me by hand. And every night was horrendous stomach pains that brought me to the brink of purging, but never quite so, which is more horrible.

During those times it was the horses that I called upon and met in my peaceful pasture in my heart and mind that saw me through the night, along with my mom who stayed with me until I could sleep.


Gorgeous giant Sunflowers – my favorite!

Since horses do work so much with our personal power and solar plexus chakra energy, it is no wonder I instinctively called upon them to help me then, without consciously knowing why.


After acquainting and getting to know each of them briefly through experience and Hillary sharing their stories, we made our way back and there we met Athena who holds very powerful Divine Feminine Goddess energy. I had a lovely connection with her, as she nudged me with her head and I embraced hers with my hands in honor and celebration of the space we were meeting each other in, in our power.

I was grateful she was so connective from onset, venturing to me, as Hillary said she is the one horse that is very selective and will not come to people unless or until they meet her in the same energy.

She will not hold space, but asks of you to step into yours, which is exactly my own way and what I’ve shared with my students and clients about not meeting people in their stories, but standing in your own light on the other side of the bridge, so that they can see that reflection and choose to meet you there instead – the empowering way, rather than disempowering both people.

So to have this immediate connection with her was a beautiful mirroring of that embodiment.

And it was incredibly beautiful to later see one of the other women in our group – a dear friend of mine – having an amazing connection with her too, later, that was hugely healing and opening.

Special, sacred, intimate, and hugely opening experiences would continue throughout this weekend. It’s incredible what can take place in just a few days. And it was incredible to see people’s faces, body language, and dialogue shift, as well as the inspiration and openings expand.


Our days were filled with lots of conversation and connecting, Reiki training of levels 1 and 2 with practice and treatments for everyone, a couple of hours with the horses, integration time, healthy food, nature immersion, and Tarot readings sporadically, but mostly in the evenings after dinner until bedtime.

We started out with a small amount of Tarot decks, which continued to grow by the hour and day, as Hillary would feel guided to bring out more! Soon the whole coffee table was overflowing with amazingly magickal decks, as we explored messages with them all.


My perspective from where I was teaching Reiki

And every day was all about the outdoors and nature, as the only time we were indoors was for Tarot time at night, which would last through until 10:30 – 11:30 pm each day. A couple of the women were even camping on the grounds, which added to the experience.


Tent fun!

We always had lots of animals around us, including during Reiki training and attunements, which we did entirely outdoors on blankets and pillows spread on the lawn next to the free-roaming chickens and just on the other side of the horses’ realm so we could hear them.


Integration time after everyone’s first Initiation Attunement and Healing Attunements

This also allowed us to have many bird friends be a part of our day, with Eagles, Hawks, Merlin, Great Blue Heron, and more flying overhead and near us. Luca and Sidney especially enjoyed being part of Reiki time, laying and playing with us on the lawn.

It was truly wonderful, as all that good nature energy was perfect for grounding and balancing while we were raising our vibrations.


One of the yummy kombuchas that fueled my teaching

I even found another little feather during our first horse session, which ended up being from a Killdeer. It presented itself, as I was being led by the horses working with me at the time, which were Nazir and Honey.


My Killdeer feather alongside my Tibetan Quartz and Lapis Lazuli

bc34I even got the chance during our second day, to visit O.W.L. – The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, which is “dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds.”

bc32This was a gift made possible because one of Hillary’s amazing roommates works there and she offered to take anyone to go visit, which two of us were excited to do. It was a dream for me to be able to see some of my most favorite bird friends live and in person.

bc39bc35I am very connected to Hawks and Owls, so it was wonderful to see them up close and connect eye-to-eye.

bc44And I was giddy with delight that my favorite cosmic Owl was there – the Barn Owl. Her name is Alice.

I felt like I was in The Secret of NIMH when I witnessed one of the Great Gray Owls have his lunch, reminding me of the scene in the movie of the Great Horned Owl that did the same with a mouse. And directly after, seeing the Great Horned Owl himself in the enclosure next to them.

bc41Winston Churchowl, one of the Great Gray Owls, was truly an incredible connection. All I could see was a human behind a mask peering into my soul.

There was even a Hawk named Isis. 🙂

What an amazing gift to connect with all of these amazing bird beings, which included Bald Eagles, a Golden Eagle, Turkey Vultures, a variety of Hawks and Owls, Falcon…

bc36It felt important that I’d both connected with Horse and Bird Medicine for this journey and I know I will continue to integrate the energy and messages, as well as continue to connect with the souls that touched me so.

On our second horse session day I connected a lot with Tareena, Navir, Honey, and Shiva. Lots of energy was being moved, messages being given and reiterated, and mutual giving and receiving taking place, as I was also able to provide energy work for the horses that were in need and one that actually sought me out for it – Tareena.

She and I exchanged gifts, as I supported her where she needed it and she took me into my Faery essence and reminded me of my magick.

bc27Our beautiful, intimate group of women shared individual time with the horses, as well as group time where we’d share about our experiences and messages. This was always a way for us all to support one another, which went on throughout the weekend with all of our discussions. We were there to empower each other and it was a space where excuses for not shining your light, were brought to light.


I also had a lot of Faery connection time. When I first arrived, the last place Hillary showed me was a special circle of trees at the front of the property. She told me she has never been guided to take anyone there before, so I was feeling the sacred honor of this invitation from the Faeries that she was channeling.

It is a very special and magickal place creating a portal and dimensional doorway. I loved the energy and received chills right away.

And it was at the end of the weekend that I was invited again.

During the course of my work with the horses, through the Tarot cards, and more I kept receiving that my answers would come during my three month sabbatical. Important answers not only to how my life is evolving, but in terms of my soul’s journey in general.

Hillary asked me the last evening if I’d ventured back to the Faery tree realm again, which I hadn’t with all that we’d been doing. She made mention I should before I leave, as the Faeries have a gift they wanted to give me.

Since we went to bed late again, I decided to wake early and go out in the morning before she took me to the airport to catch my flight back home.

That night I did dream, however, that I went there. What I saw in the dream was a headpiece/crown sitting in a thicket of grass, left as a gift for me. It was lovely with threaded twigs, leaves, and metals of some sort.

Interesting because that evening I’d received a vision of a lovely Faery ring gift for Hillary in the Reiki session we did of Fire Opal.


The Faery Tree Realm

So the next morning I got ready and packed up and went out in the yard out front just around/before 6 am and entered the tree circle. Right as I neared, I immediately started singing a melody, as a song came through the sound resonance I do.


Amongst the Faeries

I stayed there about 20 minutes, standing between the two largest trees, as I closed my eyes to be and receive, as well as give my love in return.


The two trees I stood between

I received some messages and a Unicorn also came through. Then I was told to look down.

As I did, I saw a tiny moth at my toes and right next to it was a tiny dandelion, which was not growing from the ground, but was just sitting there already cut. It was only the very top, with just enough stem to hold between my fingertips, but it was very delicate and there were no others around like that. I saw one or two a little away, but they were on long stems still growing from the ground and were not perfect like this one.

This felt like a deliberate gift that had been picked by the Faeries for me. The message I received was that they wanted me to make wishes while I was there amidst the Faery trees in this portal and that they would grant them.

So I did…I wished for all the things that came to heart. And then I blew the dream seeds into the wind.

I gave them my song, and a promise. And they reminded me that I can now be the “not of this world” me fully.

It was lovely.

bc47After, I returned inside and felt guided to pull a card from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle Tarot deck and the card you see here is what I pulled as my message.

bc48The message was “crystal” clear reiteration in concluding summary of everything I’ve been receiving over the last few months, my reading I received in Sedona, the messages from the horses this weekend, and now the Faeries.

And so it is.


As I was the first to arrive to Epona Rise Retreat Centre this weekend, I was also the first to leave.

Hillary, Luca, and I jumped into the car and off we went to the airport. And the magick continued.

As we got on the highway we both saw a large bird sitting on the light post ahead. At first we thought Hawk, but realized how large this bird was and the shape of his body, as we approached…then knowing it was a Bald Eagle.

As we came close enough to “see” him, he literally lifted just his right wing and waved. Hillary said, “He’s waving to you!” I said, “He totally is!!! Oh my goodness that is too cool.”

Immediately after we saw two Hawks perched together, side by side, on another light post. I’ve never seen two together like that.

Then right after that a single Hawk on another light post.

I was grateful for their seeing me off.

And then, something white caught my eye to the right. There was a large white bird perched on a limb of a tree ahead. As we approached I was thinking maybe Heron or Egret, but realized the body of the bird was quite large and the tail that was hanging down below the limb was very long and full. I immediately thought white Peacock and it indeed looked like that, as we got closer.

Hillary hadn’t seen it, but I asked her if there were white Peacocks around. She said, “There could be. Or it was magick for you.” I said “Yes, or something showing up as a white Peacock to message me.” Maybe even a Unicorn in disguise I thought.

I was indeed meant to take the magick with me…and to know it will always be with me in increased amounts, as long as I stick to my promise and live the ecstasy of my heart’s essence.

A lot of energy was moved this weekend for everyone. All with general, shared themes, but each in individual ways.

And as always, when I work with a lot of energy I always find myself physically lighter. This happened again.

I’m excited to see what unfolds for everyone, as we each received so much and much has been presented for us to partner with.

For me, I know that much of that which has been put into motion already, will come to be shared when I return from my sabbatical.

I have received the clean slate confirmation from which to create from, and one that will unite both childhood dreams with soul essence as never before.

bc28I’m so grateful for Hillary inviting us into this sacred space, for each of the beautiful and powerful women that courageously showed up and said “yes” to their journey while saying “yes” to the collective shift they are assisting through that, for the horses partnering with us to mirror our personal mastery available to us, for all of the animal beings and spirit guides that reflected to us, for the Faeries and Spirit guides that supported the magick, and for our beautiful Earth Mother who nurtured us in her care throughout our experience.

It was a bitter sweet return home for me, but we all know in our hearts that this is just the beginning.

July’s Sacred Horses & Reiki Retreat is Around the Corner ~ Last Retreat of 2015!

Don’t forget our sacred summer retreat is coming up! This is the last retreat of 2015 being offered.

Not only is it a chance to soak in some powerful healing time for yourself while you get to experience intimate connection with amazing horses, but you will also come away being certified in Reiki Levels 1 & 2 with the ability to provide healing support to self and others on any level, whether in person or at a distance.

Horses & Reiki: Living With Vibrational Integrity – A Four Day Certification & Experiential Retreat in Ladner, BC at Epona Rise Retreat Centre

Thursday, July 9th – Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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Hillary Schneider and Tareena

This is a limited space event due to the intimate nature of the work with the horses. Just $300 holds your space and payment plans are still available.

Spaces are filling so be sure to place your deposit if you’d like to be a part of this special and intentional gathering.

We’re just 3 months away from what’s sure to be one of our most magickal experiences to date.


Because we’ll be teaming up with the amazing Horse Whisperer, Hillary Schneider, and her team of masterful horses.

Every journey always has surprises in store and are uniquely created to align with current energies and the souls that are brought together, and both Hillary and I are putting together more sacred experiences to share with you beyond the scope of these basics you can look forward to.

healing with horsesWhat you will experience during this retreat:

* Intimate exchanges with the horses

* Customized Reiki training to the nature of our weekend’s focuses, initiation attunements, and certification in Level 1 and 2

* Personal attention, time, and loving support by both Hillary and Tania

* Experience energy and learn self treatments, along with practicing with each other and the horses

* Become more self-aware, in touch with your intuition, and feel a greater sense of balance, personal truth, vulnerability, compassion, responsibility, freedom, and trust

* Individual energy healing and integrative sessions

* Sacred gatherings

* Retreat time in nature

To learn more and to register please visit:  

Horses & Reiki


I can’t begin to express what these sacred retreats and journeys truly have to offer, but if you want to get a taste of our last sacred journey in Peru, you can read about it here (there are two parts):

Nokan Inti Kani ~ I Am the Sun

Horses & Reiki: 11 More Days for Early Registration Discount to Join us at Epona Rise

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Image taken at Epona Rise capturing an intimate moment of connection


11 more days remain on early registration (receive $100 off) for our magickal retreat at Epona Rise, in July, partnering Horses and Reiki – two of my favorites!

If you’re planning to join, don’t forget to take advantage of this discount, as well as easy monthly payments, as low as $88/month if you hold your space by 11/11.

Remember that this is the last Reiki Retreat being offered, so if you’ve wanted to experience a full immersion partnering us with these amazing beings, Nature, and the nature of you, this will be one of the most unique and powerful opportunities to do so.

Due to the nature of this work, space is limited.

All details can be found here:


Don’t Forget 11/11’s Early Registration Savings for Our “Horses & Reiki” Retreat in British Columbia

Tania and wild mustangsThere’s less than a month remaining to receive early registration savings for July’s Retreat.

This includes receiving $100 off your registration, plus locking in some easy monthly payments.

Monthly payments will still be available after the early registration deadline, but extra savings on payments for under $100/month are an opportunity until 11/11 only with a deposit.

July 9th – 12th, 2015 “Horses & Reiki: Living with Vibrational Integrity” Four Day Certification & Experiential Retreat in British Columbia

This is the last Reiki Certification Retreat offered 

  • Receive the discount if you register by 11/11/14
  • Monthly payment options available starting at only $88/month if you register with a deposit this month of October
  • To register, just $300 deposit will hold you a space

You can stay with us on the Epona Rise grounds in a guest room, immerse in nature with onsite camping, or stay in a nearby B & B.

For all information, retreat pricing, and to register please visit:

Horses & Reiki: Living with Vibrational Integrity

Please direct all questions to

What Awaits You at Epona Rise – Easy Payments Starting this Month to Assist Anyone Called to Join

10547064_360088377487283_5442919975741436114_oThis is a beautiful share from Epona Rise’s Founder and your host/facilitator of July’s Retreat, Hillary Schneider, on what happens in the space of the horse:

“Long ago a seed was planted in my heart through the relationship and connection with horses that started when I was a little girl…Ever since I have been around horses I have known that there was something special about them. When I am around them I feel like I have come home, grounded in myself and deeply connected to who I really am at the core. That is what they do for people. They create space for us to be reminded of who we are and provide us with an access to that deep wisdom that exists inside of us. There is nothing that compares to the gentle encouragement to bear witness to our truths when we are with them – a mirror of purity they help us to see where we are blind, gain clarity on where we are meant to be, and give us the confidence to stand in who we are.”

You can join, Hillary, the Horses, and myself July 2015 for an unforgettable experience of “Living with Vibrational Integrity“.

10604672_360088184153969_5046724090943254295_oAll details and links to register can be found here:

Including how you can save $100 through 11/11, and take advantage of amazing payment plans starting as little as $84/month if you register this month of September.

Since 2015 is the last year to join a Reiki retreat, let alone a sacred journey I’ll be hosting, we’re making it easy for anyone to be a part of these experiences.

hillary and horsesTo secure your spot please visit the link to place a deposit.

If you have any questions, please direct them to risehorses epona rise

I hope you enjoy these photos from some of the time people have spent with the horses at Epona Rise, reflecting the kinds of experiences you can look forward to on this sacred retreat, as well as the magick that these amazing beings exude.10687537_360088334153954_1549798822768571171_o885907_360088370820617_2094548668780973897_o10608394_360088234153964_8091592889234784165_o

Magickal Moments with the Horses at Epona Rise Retreat Centre – A Glimpse at What’s in Store for You

horses epona riseHere are some amazingly beautiful moments captured at Epona Rise Retreat Centre a few days ago with the magnificent and masterful Horses you will have a chance to work intimately with during September’s Retreat with Hillary and I.

Horses so beautifully and transparently reflect our true vibration, which aids us in taking responsibility for ourselves. Working with both Horses and Reiki combined is a potent, mirroring way to be conscious, and take ownership, of your feelings, recognize the light within you, and live with vibrational integrity.

epona riseHere’s Hillary expressing her feelings from the experiences caught on camera that she shared here with me:

“We had a very magical day at the farm today with the horses…such a powerful space that they provide us to awaken us to our gifts and purpose in the world…we are really looking forward to partnering with Tania for this retreat in the space! I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty out of this world!! Here are some pictures from today!! Our herd is pretty amazing and masters at what they do!”

epona rise4To say that I’m excited for this retreat is an understatement and I’m grateful for Hillary’s sweet words, for opening her heart’s passionate service to us, and for the Horses who have welcomed me to share in partnering with them in service to others.

epona rise5In the photos you’ll see one of the amazing Horses, Tareena (above), who showed up in my meditation immediately when I was tuning in for guidance from them for this retreat’s inspiration. I was not aware of Hillary having a white Horse, nor that she was a she, but after I asked her about this, she shared in fact she did have a female white Horse and that she is in fact a magical Unicorn in disguise. 🙂

No wonder it is she that was the first to approach me, given both Hillary’s and my love for our enchanted Unicorns.

epona rise horses (2)I am excited to connect with her and the other masterful Horses in person in just a month from now. You can see their beauty, power, and majestic wisdom in these captures.


epona rise horses (3)We hope that you’ll join us for what is sure to be a memorable and powerful extended weekend July 9th – 12th, 2015 at the enchanted Epona Rise Retreat Centre in British Columbia for a Four-Day intimate journey of vibrational alignment through the partnering of Horses and Reiki.

epona rise horses (4)If you have been wanting to receive your Reiki certification training, this is sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is also the last opportunity to receive Reiki training this year in a retreat format that allows for full immersion and integration of the energy during your extended, nurtured stay.

There are limited spaces due to the nature of this intimate work with the Horses. So this is the perfect setting for those who prefer smaller groups and have a reverence for these magnificent beings.

Combining energy work and nature is a divine partnership of integrative balance that will leave you invigorated and inspired.

And there’s only 1 room available on the property grounds – we are also able to offer tenting onsite to anyone who’d like to enjoy the full nature experience of the outdoors on Epona Rise’s beautiful land or we can direct you to the B & B’s in town.

Tareena - Hillary's Horse

Horses & Reiki: Living With Vibrational Integrity ~ A Four Day Certification & Experiential Retreat

For full details and more photos please visit:

You can also register directly at this link and direct questions to if you need assistance. 

From Dream to Reality – 4 Day Equine & Energy Partnership for Healing, Clarity & Empowerment


The stunning and magickal setting of Epona Rise where we will share this journey together

Next July 9th – 12th, 2015 welcomes you to an opportunity to intimately connect with yourself in nature through exchanges with Horses and exploration of Reiki, including certifcation in Levels 1 and 2. You will also receive individual energy healing and integrative sessions in this idyllic and loving setting that welcomes you.

Hillary Schneider and I came together over a magickal dream about Narwhals. We both had dreamed of them and Hillary’s dream inspired a search that guided her to read about mine.

Alongside our love for horses, all animals, and bringing a return to harmony on Earth, we both also share a deep love for unicorns.

Narwhals are considered the “Unicorns of the Sea”, which make connecting through these enchanted creatures, that much more special. 

As Hillary shares, “Once upon a time I had a dream, this dream led to exploring the wide world of the internet where I found Tania Marie and her blog…following an urge I wrote to her, we connected and have been speaking about doing a workshop together ever since.”

Hillary and I are very excited about September’s offering at her magickal Epona Rise Retreat Centre, which will take us on a 4-Day intimate journey of vibrational alignment through the partnering of Horses and Reiki!

I’m inspired by Hillary and how she is truly “living” her dreams. I’ve loved her from the moment I read her first email to me over a year ago.

I’ve always wanted to work with horses and people in a broader way than simply my own experience, having been so changed by my physical interactions and my meditations with them. I have a very long soul history with horses and to be able to partner with them through Reiki – another love of mine – is a gift beyond words. And after my very special experience with the Wild Mustangs of Reno, I knew the Horses were speaking to their excitement and approval of this timely and aligned venture.

hillary's horse

One of Hillary’s beautiful horses – this horse actually came to me in meditation when I tuned in for the guidance on the offerings of this retreat ❤

Working with both the Horses and Reiki combined is a potent, mirroring way to be conscious, and take ownership, of your feelings, recognize the light within you, and live with vibrational integrity.

We are so lucky, as this is the first ever 4-Day retreat at Epona Rise in beautiful British Columbia, and what a blessing it is to share it with you.

There are limited spaces due to the nature of this intimate work with the Horses.

And there’s only 1 room available on the property grounds – we are also able to offer tenting onsite to anyone who’d like to enjoy the full nature experience of the outdoors on Hillary’s beautiful land, or we can direct you to the B & B’s in town.

So if you’re coming from out of town, please let us know as soon as possible, what arrangements you’re interested in, so we can help meet your needs.

For full details and to register, please visit:

Having just returned from another empowering and opening retreat I was hosting, I can’t share enough how these experiences positively transform people’s lives. The sparkle in their eyes, skip in their step, peaceful renewal their faces reflect, inspiration and hope they leave with, and the smiles that reflect their inner heart and soul light shining brighter, speak for themselves.

We welcome you to come join us or share this opportunity with others who you feel this would be perfect for. It is sure to be an enchanted, nurturing, and heart-opening experience.

Horses & Reiki: Living with Vibrational Integrity – A Four Day Certification & Experiential Retreat in Ladner, BC

Epona horse

This retreat has been cancelled due to personal circumstances that made it not possible for Hillary to host the weekend. We will let you know if and when new dates in the future become available. Thank you for your understanding.

I’m very excited to announce July 2015’s magickal retreat offering that partners my beautiful friend, Hillary Schneider, myself, and Hillary’s amazing horses, along with any of you dear souls that feel a heart calling to join.

We can’t wait to share this special and opening experience with you in the south of picturesque Ladner, British Columbia at Hillary’s stunning Epona Rise Retreat Centre – just 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport.

We and the horses look forward to lovingly supporting you and welcome the opportunity to partner in this guided experience of opening more into who you are.

Horses & Reiki: Living with Vibrational Integrity

~ A Four Day Certification & Experiential Retreat ~

Epona horsesHorses are bridge workers who support deeper connection to yourself and provide a way to walk through new doorways of experience with greater sense of what is within you. They so beautifully and transparently reflect your “real” vibrational frequency that is operating, which reveals the emotions and patterns you have pushed down and hidden away. Reiki also helps to draw your natural essence out, so that you can integrate and become more energetically flowing, without holding on to things and storing them away anymore. Working with both the horses and Reiki combined, is a potent, mirroring way to be conscious, and take ownership, of your feelings, recognize the light within you, and live with vibrational integrity.

Hillary horse healingWhat you will experience during this retreat:

* Intimate exchanges with the horses

* Customized Reiki training to the nature of our weekend’s focuses, initiation attunements, and certification in Level 1 and 2

* Personal attention and loving support by both Hillary and Tania

* Experience energy and learn self treatments, along with practicing with each other and the horses

* Become more self-aware, in touch with your intuition, and feel a greater sense of balance, personal truth, vulnerability, compassion, responsibility, freedom, and trust

* Individual energy healing and integrative sessions

* Retreat time in natureTania and wild mustangs

When: Thursday, July 9th – Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Price for the extended weekend: $1100 + 5% GST

Receive $100 off if you register by 11/11/14

* If you live in the U.S. please direct your registration requests to  or call 775-343-9244 and for those of you in Canada, please direct your registration requests to or call 778-874-4177

Due to the nature of this work, spaces are limited

You have the option to either pay the full amount now or hold your space with a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person.

If you choose to do the deposit, you also have the option of making monthly payments or waiting until 30 days before the retreat date (when the balance is due by), which is June 9th, to pay your balance in full.

If you choose the payment option, you can be joining us for as little as $95 a month if, for example, you were to place your deposit in the month of September and start your payments in October – June.

This retreat has been cancelled due to personal circumstances that made it not possible for Hillary to host the weekend. We will let you know if and when new dates in the future become available. Thank you for your understanding.

Hillary and the horses

Day schedules: 9:30 am – 5pm this will include a blend of 1/2 day workshops and 1/2 day experiential horse connecting, along with group bonding during the weekend to support your journey

What’s included: All training with both Hillary and Tania, guided work with the horses, manuals and certification in Reiki Levels 1 and 2, individual energy healing and integrative sessions, vegan snacks and lunches

What’s not included: Your overnight accommodations and flights (if needed), breakfasts and dinners

Epona Rise

Epona Rise Retreat Centre

Accommodations Available:

Tenting: If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors on her beautiful land, tenting is $11 a night on the property and provides you access to the bathrooms and kitchen.

B & B’s: There are a few B & B’s in town – all within 5-7 minutes drive of Epona Rise. These links will help with finding one that meets your needs: and

* Anyone staying on the property is welcome to use the kitchen to store and make food during your stay. 

Epona Rise Retreat

Epona Rise Retreat Centre

Epona Rise grounds

Epona Rise grounds

For more information about Epona Rise and working with Hillary and the horses please visit: Epona Rise Retreat Centre

For a glimpse at some of the magickal moments with the horses you can look forward to please visit: Magickal Moments with Epona Rise’s Horses

Hillary SchneiderHillary Schneider is the Founder and Creative Director of Epona Rise Retreat Centre, a manifestation of a lifelong dream of having a space that focused on the incredible experiences that can happen in partnership with the horses. A visionary and fierce advocate for the realization of dreams, Hillary is passionate in her facilitation of guiding others to step into who they were meant to be. Along with her many years and extensive background in working with horses, Hillary has also received intense and in-depth training in both the Co-active coaching and leadership model through the Coach Training Institute, and the equine experiential learning field through Horse Spirit Connections in the art of  FEEL.

Tania MarieTania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, experiential facilitator of workshops and retreats, author, visionary artist, and sacred tattoo designer. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania supports people globally to find inspiration and empowerment, and to live with more joy, love, and conscious awareness. Tania’s passionate devotion is to empower others into recognition of their wholeness, provide inspiration, nurture creative energy, support a return to natural harmony from the inside out, and cultivate courageous self-love to walk in the personal frequency that is unique to each individual.

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