Our Director

Marie Olivier is the Director of Life Principles for Transformation and the Owner of the Equistria Lifestyle Retreat in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where she hosts most of her Equine Assisted Processes and Programs.

About the director

“As the eternal student of life, I believe knowledge alone is meaningless until you practise and live it!” –Marie Olivier

Marie is a qualified Horse Behaviour Specialist and SANEF instructor with 20 years of experience in the field of Therapeutic Riding. She also qualified as a EUGALA Horse Specialist and was the EAPISA representative of the Free State Branch for 5 years. With 12 years’ experience in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, she worked alongside psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, life coaches, teachers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists at Equistria Therapeutic Development Centre, with her special herd of horses. As a collaborator and external partner of the University of the Free State, she received the Vice-Rector’s Award for Community Engagement in recognition of outstanding service, commitment and excellence in the field of community engagement during 2015.

Her focus shifted in 2013 when she became a Reiki Master of the Usui and Tibetan system of natural healing as well as Jikiden Reiki, specialising in Energetic Distant Healing and with a B.Sc. Agric degree in Agro-Meteorology, she decided to explore the quantum physics behind energetic medicine. As a qualified Law of Attraction Practitioner, Master Life Coach and Journey Practitioner she is now pursuing a PhD in Mind-based Integrative Medicine, with a focus on quantum psychology. She is involved in Advanced Spiritual Enlightenment classes and is in the process of simplifying and demystifying the field of quantum physics, in the form of illustrative books.

Marie lives in a state of awe and inspiration as she continuously explores and experience the simplicity, and supportive guidance, she finds in her Equine Assisted Processes, with the world of quantum mechanics and the truths of the universal principles of life, as foundation. She loves to share the processes and resources she found on her journey of transformation and growth, which opened up the magic of synchronistic flow and a world of pure potential.

Marie believes it is part of her life purpose to bring energies of change and understanding, of the powerful potential and choices that we have in every moment, for the higher good of all. She uses equine assisted processes, quantum mechanics, and cellular healing processes, in combination with the awareness of the universal principles of life, as an integrative approach to assist people.

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