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Marie has the natural ability to understand and feel what her participants are experiencing. She is able to meet their needs effectively, offering tools and wisdom to better navigate their physical, emotional and mental challenges and aid in enhancing their strengths. With an open and inquisitive mind, she is able to hold space as required, to help each participant transform into better versions of themselves.

This is an incredible, often thought-provoking, internal journey into discovering the blocks and potentials that are locked within each individual. Marie offers a comfortable, safe and neutral environment to explore, confront and embrace the multifaceted nature of who we are and how we relate to ourselves, others and the world, with all of its intricate layers.

Marie has put together an all–encompassing and multi-dimensional program, with a clear guide and purpose for how to go about facing your internal challenges! Learning to connect with your true self! Building stronger healthier relationships and attuning to a path destined for your ultimate life!

Find your bliss and discover your power and embrace the journey, it’s all yours to dream and play with! This retreat offers endless opportunities to grow and experience a new way of life, co-created between you and Source.

Keenha P. Beilis

Wellness Counsellor

The ABSA management team experienced significant positive shifts after the Equine Assisted Corporate Program.

Team Member


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

To say this testimonial took me forever to compile would be an understatement! I still don’t think I have the words to convey my experience with Marie and her family (I include the horses, donkey, chickens, and cat) not sure if the wasp should be included!!

I was met with excitement for my journey and the changes that would occur throughout the time I was there. I loved that everything presented was fact based/scientific based for my 6 mind. Through the horses I learnt to quieten my mind, trust In my myself and the process and let things happen as they should….I’m still dumb founded by this experience and find it very difficult to convey to someone without being teased As the horse whisperer Which it felt like… I left this retreat empowered, educated, and motivated to make the changes I need in my life to fulfill my life purpose. To Marie and her family, I will forever be grateful for the lessons learned and the warmth I received.

Shereen Govender

Retreat Guest

The Equine Assisted Program was so powerful that some members of the team realised they are not doing the company or themselves justice by staying in a comfort zone.

Team Member


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

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

Marie, offer integrated and practical individual and team engagements. The equine-assisted-processes allow real-time learning. She is brilliant in facilitating learning in a non-judgmental way.

Hendrik Crafford

CFP® Certified Integral Coach®

Marie has an incredible gift to see people for who they are before they even know their potential. Having a session or retreat with her is an absolute must!

Nicky van der Walt

NLP Life Coach | Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

I have known Marie since 2007. In the years we have collaborated on projects, I have witnessed her tenacity, courage, and passion. She has overcome setbacks (personal and professional) with a single-minded focus on her goals. Striving for excellence with compassion and curiosity. Pushing boundaries with faith and hope, she is the ideal person to journey in our never-ending quest for personal growth and development. I am proud to be her friend and colleague and recommend her to you as an authentic guide and companion in your personal development journey.

Herman Veitch

Part-Time Instructor, Knowledge Management at Syracuse University - College for Professional Studies Author of Thinking about thinking

Marie adapts her style of communication to suit her audience and she beautifully integrates the expression of knowledge with experiential practices, which allows each person to take from the course what will most propel their individual journey, without taking away from the groups objective / experience.

Yaroni Wilken

Conscious Business Leadership Coach

From my direct experience with the horses at Equistria, with Marie Olivier the horses have shown me my blind-spots such as my inability to ask for help, unhealthy beliefs about life, that I have to put in a lot of effort to succeed as well as unsupportive patterns. I recommend Equine assisted therapy as part of integrative healing and personal development


M.Sc. Medical Science (Stellenbosch) and Journey Practitioner

For me the power of the Equine Assisted Processes lies in the fact that a space is created, where I am allowed to form my own opinions or conclusions based on my interaction with the horses and the open-ended questions that were being asked. This process is genuinely as close to a true reflection of life as I have ever experienced.

Team Member


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

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 did the Equistria Wellness retreat for the second time and again, it was life changing! I went with a different goal this time and I got confirmation about my choices and deeper insights and answers about my essence and the current situation I am dealing with.

I have more confidence with regards to how I handle people and situation. It is easier to place the people in my life and handle each person from a place of presence without compromising myself.

I realized that you will get something new every time you attend this retreat, with tools to handle new situations better, may it be big life decisions, marital issues or just how to understand and handle your family or colleagues better.

The best about it is how you learn more about yourself every time. You just grow more and more. When you replace, why is this happening to me, with what is this trying to show me: Everything shifts!

I am looking forward to seeing what I learn the next time!

Gertie M

Retreat Guest

Your method works! I was just looking for something on Pinterest and when I saw the keywords, I compiled at your Retreat, I realized suddenly everything has happened that I have put into my life movie. My health is better, I have a closet full of new clothes. With regards to my education career, I am being send to Singapore and Canada for my research and I am busy redoing my kitchen.

Best of all I have found the love of my life. Everything we did at your workshop happened/manifested!

Thank you so much!

M de Milander

Retreat Guest, Lector at University of the Free State

I attended the Equistria Retreat with my psychiatrist and psychologist’s approval. I had struggle with bi-polar and alcoholism for years and was open to try something different. I experienced a lack of acknowledgement at my work and were struggling with past traumas. A few months later I relapsed due to a broken relationship and contacted Marie for advice. It was easy to discuss options and decide what will support me best, as I experienced the different approaches and tools during the retreat. I was desperate to stay sober for 3 days, to be able to take the anti-booze pills and did 2 journey processes with her. Here is my feedback afterwards:

Hi Marie, I am sober for 14 days now without any pills! Taking it day by day. My doctor is a little concerned about my great mood!

Hello Marie, I was at the doctor today, she took me off my antidepression pills, but I still use a mood stabilizer. My classes are starting again, and I am excited to start the year.

Hi Marie, the University identified 2 of my articles which they want to publicize in the media! I have so many blessings currently! So grateful!

Hi Marie, I have received great news! I was asked to be a guest speaker in Singapore at the world pediatric conference!

Hi Marie, I would like you to meet my new partner!


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