The Soulful Entrepreneur: Ranch Edition
2019 WORKSHOP DATE:
ASHCROFT BC: Sunday, May 12th - Friday, May 17th 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 1, 2019
Get clear and rooted in your purpose. Connect with your soul and let the horses lead the way. Level up your leadership skills.
Applications are now open. 25 spots. 25 entrepreneurs looking to do things differently.
The Soulful Entrepreneur Workshop: Ranch Edition is not your average retreat.
Setting a crystal clear vision for you life and legacy
Experiential exercises with your horse to explore mindfulness, our intuitive communication and empowerment throughout the week
How to make decisions from your soul and trust your intuition
Your road map to explore, test + implement new business and leadership concepts
Get clear on the problem and unique solution in your market
How to clear subconscious roadblocks and move past fears and doubt
Step-by-step guide for levelling up your leadership skills
Channeled divine wisdom about where we are and where the ef' we're going. #leadingedgeshit
Concrete and specific avenues to expand your reach and impact
Learn how to stay on your divine path and know when you are not
Breathwork: Breathwork is a two stage pranayama technique that provides a deep emotional release creating mental clarity and spiritual awareness. An embodied, active meditation allows you to use your own energy to receive intuitive messages, release suppressed trauma in the body.
You zoom out of the city cause it's Monday and there is no traffic, past the sprawl and through a canyon thick with tall old cedars. A loud strong river emerges and follows you as you climb. You might have a half-smirk as you head away from the grind for the five whole days you have carved out to focus on you. On the other side you emerge to big sky. High hills. Expansive grassland, even desert and ancient geological formations called hoodoos.
You roll up the windy gravel road to ranch. You can hear horses whiney and quiet chatter. You can smell sagebrush and apple blossoms in the orchard. We gather in a circle for introductions, storytelling and we get heard. We burn sage and walk thru the lush grass in our bare feet and leave the hustle behind (rosé in hand?).
We share a nourishing meal and deep conversation before sinking into to bed for sleep in the quiet… and it's just the beginning. We lay in fields and are guided through deep transformative mediations. We move our bodies however they need to move. We get bold and declare new visions we haven't dared to speak out loud. We get down to business. We burn the excuses. We’re on sacred ground and we are lighting rockets of intention. We saddle and we surrender to the lessons our horses have in store for us.
As purpose driven leaders carving out the time to create the strategy, honing our tools and expanding our capacity is crucial to our growth. Deeply rooting in nature, learning how to listen and unplugging is going to expand that capacity infinitely. No more trial-by-fire only. We are getting intentional about aligning our souls and our businesses.
We will help you to become more efficient and effective, tap into your intuition, highest purpose and harness exactly how to move past doubt and into a game plan to create your biggest visions.
We're spending 5 days getting unstuck, absorbing tools we'll use for life and making massive personal breakthroughs to reshape our leadership through the new divine feminine paradigm.
Ef' the hustle, we're moving from the grind to aligned and eradicating the old rusty epidemic of 'the struggle’ to align with others who share the vision and our core values.
The Soulful Entrepreneur Workshop kicks off in the afternoon Sunday May 12th and wraps up mid-day Friday, May 17th. After group introductions we’ll enjoy the sunset over the lush pastures and set sacred intentions over a fire after a group dinner. Our mornings are slow but purposeful with guided meditation as we ease into the 'work'. Most mornings will be welcomed with our horses as we saddle up and move more deeply into our leadership and intuition.
Every day we'll be creating symmetry with spiritual practices and straight-up business smarts to form your personal roadmap for success. We’ll be creating clear visions, setting big actionable goals and harnessing leadership tools. You’ll be given practical ways to communicate with your soul, trust your intuition and embody your higher self. We’re going deep in workshop material with some soulful breaks with movement, crafting and horsemanship skills to keep the creativity flowing. Balance is key so you'll have some free time, but Bree and I will be providing as much as we can to activate your genius and align you with your biggest visions. Friday we close with a morning practice and a date with nature and final impactful intentions.
Detailed daily itinerary will be included in the welcome package upon registration.
horse riding and other activities
You don’t have to ride every day. You can choose to rest by the pool or nap or walk or do whatever you want (there may even be massages available - stay tuned!) Usually a few people hang back on most rides. However, a big benefit of the retreat is working through those fears.
If you are nervous about riding, you’ll be put with a very docile and well behaved horse because you are a beginner. These horses know what they are doing and we’re put in groups depending on our level of experience with horses.
Bree Melanson - spiritual medium + soul trainer
Bree is a celebrated psychic and medium making her mark on the all-things-esoteric world. She’s putting the ‘chic’ in psy-chic and making it more accessible to everyone; sharing spiritual straight-talk and direct channeled messages from light beings on how to unfold potential, individually and collectively.
Bree’s wide audience ranges from lawyers to artists, celebrities to psychologists, personal coaches, and even other psychics. She supports purpose driven individuals who are ready to dive deep into self discovery get to the root of their constraints and, ultimately, lead with their soul so they can live full, expressed, expansive lives.
The common thread? They’re all people who know they can create the highest version of themselves and need a little know-how and support to create the abundance and joy that is innate and available to us all. Her approach is fresh, contemporary, real and raw, assisting us in lifting the veil between worlds and demystifying the mystical.
Jacqueline jennings - Entrepreneur coach + Business consultant
I spent over a decade looking after, supporting and enabling high-profile executives. Honestly, I had mistaken the feeling of validation for a sense of passion and fulfillment. In 2012 another umpteenth layer of the onion was shed and I was able to get to heart of the matter - my purpose. My purpose is to elevate entrepreneurs, connect them to their True North and help them play big and do good. I have developed a way of working that combines the results driven structure of a public company approach with the "fail fast" and experimentation friendly model of the startup world. And then I've added a good sprinkle of soulful heart-centricity.
Today my strength lies in seeing the individual strengths and unique "light" in those I work with and in getting entrepreneurs to a place of crystal clear vision, deeply rooted purpose, and specific plan of action.
Having spent so long working with industry leading companies like Aritzia and Lululemon (hint: Entrepreneurship is a core value at both) and running point on programming and coaching for a startup accelerator, I believe that entrepreneurship is the solution to many of our societies most pressing issues.
the guest teachers.
Carolyn Anne Budgell (BA, ERYT 200, Kula 75, Prenatal)
Carolyn teaches vinyasa yoga and meditation from a realistic, down-to-earth and lighthearted perspective in Vancouver, BC. Carolyn fell into yoga in 1999, while living the ski bum dream in Whistler. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as an international teacher located in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and share insights toward discovering the calm and confidence within.
Carolyn’s past career was outdoors, in environmental restoration. Since completing her first 200 hour YTT in 2008, she has an extensive CV: trainings in Vinyasa, Restorative & Prenatal, a contributing writer for My Yoga Online and Halfmoon Yoga, filming videos with lululemon and Mala Collective, a presenter at Wanderlust Whistler Festivals, Bloom Festival and Pacific Northwest Yoga Conference, as an educator for international Teacher Trainings with Lila Vinyasa School of Yoga & Semperviva Yoga and guiding students through the mind blowing practice of just being while in silent meditation intensives.
Carolyn passionately encourages others to discover that it’s never too late to breathe deeply, to grow and to change.
Stay connected to all of her events at www.carolynannebudgell.com
Miranda Capelle, conscious horse communicatOR
Miranda found her passion for horses at 10. She studied and showed in dressage as a youth until at 14 she discovered natural/relational horsemanship under the mentorship of Josh Nichol. Along with managing barns, training horses and teaching riders, Miranda has had experience assisting in Equine Facilitated Wellness workshops which focus on the transformational aspect of the horse/human relationship. Through her personal process as well as her involvement in the Equine Facilitated Wellness field, she has discovered the profound learning and personal growth possible through connection with horses.
As well as her deep study of the horse/human relationship, Miranda pursued extensive spiritual teachings with Maa Parvathi Nandanath and Carlos De Leon. These teachings included Tibetan Buddhism, Tantric Shaivism, Taoism, Shamanic practices and various meditation techniques from these different traditions. She also studied White Crane Kung Fu and Chi Kung and has completed a yoga teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul Institute in Nashik, India.
Her lifelong journey in equine and spiritual practices have led Miranda to the awareness that the two are inexplicably connected and that horses offer us a unique potential for a deeper understanding and awareness of ourselves.
Accommodation: 5 nights/5 days at luxury resort ranch accommodations, hours outside of Vancouver BC.
All Meals: Down-home country meals, vegetarian/ vegan diets can be accomodated, snacks, tea and coffee so you're nourished and sustained for transformation
Spiritual Morning Ritual Starter Kit.
Riding: Daily adventure horseback riding in a combination of morning and afternoon rides. Wranglers provide instruction on the rides. Includes boots.
Morning rituals and group mediations led by masterful teachers.
Live channeling, group energetic clearings and psychic tools
Group coaching, small group work + concrete support to growing your entrepreneurial project.
In depth clarity around personal vision, goals and priorities.
Practical tools for business planning and growth strategy.
Accessing intuition through experiential exercises with horses.
Condensed intuitive lessons in moving past limitation + into your soulful self.
Optional evening activities: learn to dance the two-step, rodeo roping lessons, wildcrafting and medicinal plant instruction.
Cost Share Accommodation (2 guests per room): $3082 CAD plus GST / $2589 USD.
Cost Private Room: $3582 CAD plus GST / $3007 USD.
Deposit: $1500 CAD / $1210 USD. Balance is due January 15, 2019.
Notes: the cost does not included transportation to Sundance Guest Ranch and gratuities for ranch staff.
Our workshop is situated on a full service guest ranch located in Ashcroft BC, 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver BC, 2.5 hours from Kelowna Airport or 1.5 hours from Kamloops Airport (regional).
For international guests flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR), you can rent a vehicle and drive to Ashcroft BC. Or book regional flight to Kelowna or Kamloops Airport and then rent a vehicle.
Car-pooling: Once you register we will be adding everyone to a Facebook Group where you can coordinate a car-pool with another guest.