We work with evidence-based results to ensure sustainable outcomes.

I have been struggling with my business and the lockdown hit me hard, both financially and emotionally. I have lost me edge, second guessing myself. Fear of failure was starting to overwhelm me. I did not know if I should call it quits, give up or to keep fighting. Worse of all I did not really know I was feeling all this.
I came to retreat with an open mind, and I had time to kill as my businesses was closed. What could I lose?

The profiling helped me to better understand as to how I am wired, what makes me tick and what makes me feel down. Through the process of meditation and the sessions with the horses, I came to realise to forgive myself my pass failings, to not be so hard on myself and what is real obstacles and what is perceived obstacles.

I’ve changed my outlook from very negative to positive during the journey and I have much more drive and energy.

This has already paid off, as my businesses opened in May and the turnover was more than last year April and May combined.

I have also realised that my family is the most important thing, and spend more time with my boys and less time worrying. I am a much nicer person to be around.

W Brand

Business Owner, Outdoor Men

Marie’s sessions are practical, life-changing and invigorating. Her integration of theoretical principles and the practical sessions is excellent in terms of keeping the energy of flow and the flow of energy perfectly matched. When interacting with the horses in a neutral and non-threatening environment, Marie uses her natural gift of presence and awareness to observe the “unfolding of personal stories.”

She dares one to confront your assumptions about life and living in a refreshing, creative and very practical way. I highly recommend attending her sessions/workshops, whether you attend for business (teamwork), personal (growth) or therapeutic (horses are marvellous creatures) reasons, you are bound to be challenged, surprised and invigorated by uncovering the limitlessness of your unleashed potential. A 5-Star experience!

Igno van Niekerk

Author, Lecturer and Leadership Trainer

Before the retreat I was unmotivated and disheartened with regards to my body and overall purpose in life. With a sceptical attitude I arrived at the retreat, not realising how it would impact my life.

I have a new understanding of life and I now wake up in the morning with excitement. I have never been so energised in my life.

C Olivier

Retreat Guest

Thanks, so much Marie to you and your team for hosting us at your retreat. You have introduced us to new meanings and new depths of what we are and what we can become. Your team left me revitalized and energized. I feel ready to take on anything.


Riaan L

Retreat Guest

I had heard about equine assisted activities before and how children with disabilities can gain from it. Then I experienced it myself through these sessions. My emotions were clearly elaborated and all I had to do, was think why the horses reacted in certain ways and how it applied and played out in my life. It was very refreshing and humbling. I was blown away every time.

Woodlands Nurture


 What an insightful experience! I got to know myself on a level which I never knew I could, to help me become one with myself.

My mindset has changed on life and I am able to project my feelings and face my fears with a positive outcome.

Every experience in my life will help me reach my goals, nothing is impossible. To interact with the Horses, was the most amazing experience, challenging at times, but amazing.

Thank you Marie for this experience and I will recommend anyone to become part of this journey.

R Swarts

Retreat Guest

I just want to say that I have gone through a lot of therapy in my life, but today I can honestly testify that the break-through I experienced with Marie, finally freed me from all the negative experiences with my mom. Now I can only think of all the beautiful moments we shared.

M de Milander

Retreat Guest, Lector at University of the Free State

The “Life Purpose from Essence” programs shed light on past and present experiences and brings along excitement for the future. It created an awareness in me of my reactions when the pressure is on and motivated me to find better ways to manage myself and my relationships. I have learnt valuable lessons about connection, push energies, inspired actions and the power of intent (just to mention a few). I enjoy the benefits of my new perspectives and what I’ve learnt every day.

I really enjoyed Marie’s openness and honesty and appreciated her professional guidance, as well as those of her excellent horse-team. I strongly recommend this course for anyone who feels stuck but knows inherently there is much more to life than what meets the eye.

A van Niekerk

Retreat Guest

I had the time of my life at this retreat. So much so, I completed the retreat at 4 different occasions.

The horses really helped me getting clarity in both my personal life and business life. I learned to trust the universe and living my fullest potential effortless. This truly is a life changing experience. I would definitely recommend it. Thanks Marie.

Jaco-Louw Wolmarans

Retreat Guest

When arriving a wonderful warm and friendly atmosphere awaited me. Marie has the ability to let every person feel safe and secure and this leads to people sharing their ideas and their feelings more openly. In a world where people tend to focus on their own ego the whole time, her guidance was refreshing. Marie allowed us to share our experiences without judgement and the course opened up a new world for me. I felt so excited about the possibilities and I immediately wanted to start experimenting with the new concepts. The application of these concepts work and I changed my whole attitude towards life. The way my lookout at life changed had a wonderful effect on myself but this also spilled over to my family, friends and colleagues. I know myself better now. I understand the areas in my life that created stress. I can cope with stress better, because I know now how to direct my thoughts to a better situation for myself as well
as the people around me.

I enjoyed the sessions with the horses much more than I expected. I must admit I was a bit scared of horses, but the whole experience I had with choosing a horse and the “obstacles” we had to overcome together had a wonderful symbolical meaning to me that I will carry with me forever. The notes I received from Marie is now on top of my desk in my office and I frequently study them in order to “stay in shape”. I strongly recommend this “journey” with Marie to every person who cares enough to find their place in the universe in order to make life better for themselves and those around you. May many more people be blessed in the insight of this “journey” with Marie.

L Gropp

Retreat Guest

I was impressed by the way the horses clearly showed what was going on in my life. The combination of clean observations, simple questions and the powerful, non-judgemental interactions with the horses lead to amazing insights and solutions.

School Teacher


I just want to give a testimonial to Marie Olivier for the amazing retreat we did in the beginning of May 2020. With this week of self-discovery and digging deeper into what my true passion in life is and what will make me happy, I discovered that I thought I was happy in the environment I was working in because I did something I love, but realized that there is more in life that I’m missing out on. I found that I had a deep burning desire to have a healthier life with my husband and my two boys, who means the world to me. With this in mind, I decided to go out into the world and discover what I really want to do in life. Yes, in the beginning it was very scary, and frustrating and self-doubt of wondering what did I do? How can I, without anything else in place just leave all stability behind and find myself nowhere. But today I can stand up and say for the first time in my life, I feel energized in the mornings, with a feeling of ‘I cannot wait for the day to start’. No snoozing of alarms in the mornings, as I am awake before the alarm goes off (or well 90% off the time). I am happy, I feel good about myself, and I can see a huge change in my relationship with my hubby, but also with my kids. This was the best thing I did for myself. And because I’m happy everyone in the household is happier. Thank you again Marie for giving me that extra nudge to go out there and start something new. Something for me…

A Loots

Retreat Guest, Five months after the retreat

I have done this retreat 5 times now….and it never disappoints. I love every single process. It is really great to experience positive shifts in my life after each retreat. Well done.

Highly recommend

Jaco W

Retreat Guest

What to expect

Benefits of the Retreats

  • Awareness 80% 80%
  • Guidance 75% 75%
  • Inspirational 95% 95%
  • Transformational 85% 85%

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