Hi,

I’m Krista,

lead mare at
Wisteria Acres.

A life-long truth-seeker with an unquenchable thirst for meaning; DEEP MEANING.

With an unwavering commitment to my own spiritual and healing journey I discovered the wisdom of horses at midlife (you can read about my journey in this #1 best-selling book). A discovery that would set my life on a whole new trajectory and birth a vision I hadn’t even been aware my soul was carrying.

A vision of a safe space for people to gather, away from the daily distractions of their busy lives, and completely immerse themselves in the deeper callings of their soul. A place where we can come together and lay bare the frailties of our shared human experience in support of one another on this journey through life.

Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats was born in 2010. A tranquil retreat center set amongst old growth trees and expansive pasture land where our herd of horses welcome and guide those on their own personal path of self-discovery.

Where we welcome yogis, sound healers, meditation teachers and other healers who wish to share their unique light with the world (check out our events page).

I am a certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator (Chiron’s Way – 2009), certified Professional Life & Leadership Coach (Erickson International – 2015) and best-selling author with an infinite respect for fellow journeyers who choose to endure the sometimes sharp pains of self-discovery over the dull pain of unconsciousness. It is my greatest passion to guide and empower the lives of my clients through deep soul work.

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Hi,

I’m Krista,

lead mare at
Wisteria Acres.

A life-long truth-seeker with an unquenchable thirst for meaning; DEEP MEANING.

With an unwavering commitment to my own spiritual and healing journey I discovered the wisdom of horses at midlife (you can read about my journey in this #1 best-selling book). A discovery that would set my life on a whole new trajectory and birth a vision I hadn’t even been aware my soul was carrying.

A vision of a safe space for people to gather, away from the daily distractions of their busy lives, and completely immerse themselves in the deeper callings of their soul. A place where we can come together and lay bare the frailties of our shared human experience in support of one another on this journey through life.

Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats was born in 2010. A tranquil retreat center set amongst old growth trees and expansive pasture land where our herd of horses welcome and guide those on their own personal path of self-discovery.

Where we welcome yogis, sound healers, meditation teachers and other healers who wish to share their unique light with the world (check out our events page).

I am a certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator (Chiron’s Way – 2009), certified Professional Life & Leadership Coach (Erickson International – 2015) and best-selling author with an infinite respect for fellow journeyers who choose to endure the sometimes sharp pains of self-discovery over the dull pain of unconsciousness. It is my greatest passion to guide and empower the lives of my clients through deep soul work.

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Partnering with horses naturally draws us into a right-brained intuitive, body-centered state where we can gain a full kinesthetic learning experience. Blocked or stuck emotional energy is released as new insights settle deep into your being.

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RETREATS

Feel yourself surrounded and supported by the natural world as you join with our herd of horses, feeling your body and mind begin to slow and find its natural rhythm. We call this space “horse time”. Where the pressures and demands of linear time fade and your awareness deepens into the present moment.

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I was feeling totally “joy-less”. My life was in transition while being hemmed by responsibility. I am still amazed at the ability to work with Krista and the herd; to overcome a fear of horses; to connect with the horses; to be congruent. Gaining an understanding of their reaction to me and mine to them unleashed blocked layers of energy and emotion. Talking with Krista, rapid fire understandings would emerge. All in all, when I think about this experience, a huge smile starts at my toes and envelops my whole body. Thank you

JUDY C., VANCOUVER, BC

THANK YOU!!! I am remembering every moment, and today I am aglow with the beautiful feelings of all that I experienced yesterday. I am in awe as to what an empowering and enlightening experience it was. As I reflect back on what I received from Romeo, the message was simple, so loud and clear…I must remember to put the joy back into my heart and life. And Cassi, I am so humbled and filled with such overwhelming love and gratitude for how she guided me to that life-changing experience. It was indeed the start of a new beginning!

KIM H., SURREY, BC

It was life changing to experience the telepathic messages that were so specific for each person involved in a healing session. I was very moved at how effortlessly the horses communicated their insights and how gently and respectfully they offered their wisdom. Having a human facilitator as translator was priceless; Krista is a gift.

DAWN WHYTE, SAANICH, BC

Thank you Krista for providing such a wonderful place for growth and exploration! My experience with Cricket was magical and heart opening. Krista was an expert, in decoding gestures given by the horse. The compassion that Krista demonstrates is heartfelt and genuine. I highly recommend a one-on-one session. It will change your life! I am, forever changed.

CHRIS ANTRIM, DELTA, BC

I was feeling very stuck, uninspired, needing a change in occupation and found the idea of horse therapy intriguing. I was also drawn to how natural the entire process is: horses, nature and the outdoors. I had some anxiety the first day, which lasted about half the session and it never returned. I contribute this to both Krista and Cricket. Both are strong, beautiful beings who hold an incredibly stable space. Undoubtedly, this experience exceeded all my expectations!”

KARA SCHWANDT, DELTA, BC

I appreciated how relaxed the sessions felt in terms of time, and how you took the time to stay with me and what I was experiencing. I never felt rushed or pressured to finish up. I liked how the activity for the session was determined by where I was at and what I was needing. I appreciated the insight you had during the pre-horse part of the session. The questions you asked were effective in getting me to dig deeper into healthy discomfort. You have a very strong intuitive sense of the messages the horses were giving me. After returning home, I would reflect on the messages and I would see how they made sense for what I was going through in my life.

TAWNY NYE, NEW WESTMINSTER

On my way home to Gabriola and wanted to thank you from all of my heart for what you gave to me. It was the comfort of a safe place, the love received from your horses, all the while being embraced with your guidance. You are extremely gifted, much appreciated and very much loved.

RHONDA BRUCE, GABRIOLA ISLAND, BC

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot believe how zen-like I feel. My break- through came because of the superb guidance and patience that you had given me. This has been the hardest work I have ever done with the biggest reward. Your sacred place provided the peace and calm that led to discovery of self for me. I appreciate the gifts that you have been given and am blessed to have received what you lovingly share. And the herd of beauties in the barn offer such amazing intuitive messages to anyone who asks

BETTY PROVIS, CHILLIWACK, BC

To say the least the two and a half days that I spent at Wisteria were amazing. The group dynamics were profound and I found them so enlightening/rewarding/supportive. My work with Cricket was truly surreal. I still have to shake my head to believe that she showed me how to truly feel what I honestly needed to feel. That time with her in the corral will stay in my heart forever.

REBECCA CHAPMAN, VANCOUVER, BC

The retreat was amazing! I can’t explain it any other way! I feel that a part of me has been transformed. I am feeling empowered, enlightened and grounded. Wisteria Acres is tranquil, beauty at it finest, an absolute piece of heaven on earth.

I can not say enough about our moments spent with the horses. I never knew how intuitive horses can be. Looking into the eyes of the horses, it was like looking into their soul, and like they were looking into my soul. They understand me probably more than I understand me. I came away with so much more than I had expected or had even hoped. It was truly AMAZING! It changed my life!

NICOLE PEPPARD, LEDUC, AB

Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful, safe sacred healing space. The whole weekend felt so good and transformational, it felt so easy to open up and to go deep and feel & heal. Krista has such a warm and beautiful Spirit able to hold such a safe space for transformation and healing where it’s just easy to be open and courageous. I truly feel like I know my gifts now, more than I did before and I am inspired to step into my Souls purpose.

LARISSA JAALA, SQUAMISH, BC

Thank you so much for yesterday!   You are a brilliant Guide, in every situation, with every person. With your guidance and direction, leading Cricket in the arena was the first time I understood – really understood! – how powerful thoughts are. How quickly I can align with my own power and how quickly I can fall out of it. It was the first time I actually experienced my own power. I will never forget it. I am in awe, absolute awe! Such deep gratitude to you and all of your herd.

CHERYL F., LANGLEY, BC

Krista has a depth of soul, connection of passion and the will to manifest her destiny. She’s a rare combination of spirituality and groundedness.

GILLY THOMAS, WORKING WITH WELLNESS, KELOWNA, BC

One of the many things I enjoy about you, Krista, is your unique combination of wisdom and humility.

ANNE K, OREGON, USA

I love the way that you hold space for me wherever I’m at, and help me to reframe things when I start to get off track. You bring such heart to all that you do, that I feel you provide a safe container for me to go deep into emotional blocks and explore new territory. I have deep gratitude for all that you have done to facilitate me fully exploring my vision. You are gifted at what you do, and anyone who works with you will be very blessed. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

DENISE CUNNINGHAM, VANCOUVER, BC

Meet My Team

Our equine partners are an integral part of life at our retreat center, Wisteria Acres. Whether they are providing a peaceful backdrop to quiet moments of reflection, teaching us simple life lessons, or guiding individuals on their own inward journey, they are all valued for their special contributions.

CRICKET

Our wise sage.

Cricket is a 18 year old Quarter Horse mare whose calm and steadfast ways offer a grounding presence to the herd and our space.

Cricket is a gentle and masterful teacher. A perfectly timed nicker or a deep soulful gaze from her big brown eyes lets you know that it is safe to show up fully and authentically in this space. And with a nudge of her nose she will remind you to “let go and let’s go!” You’ve wasted enough time on those outdated belief systems. It’s time to blaze a new trail!

ROMEO

Dubbed the “Mr. Ed” of Wisteria Acres.

Romeo is an 16 year old, Paint, gelding whose shenanigans keep us all entertained. His bright and impish eyes gleam a mischievousness that is both heart-warming and challenging. He’s spirited, he’s playful and he loves to push the boundaries of life …and invites you to do the same!

Romeo’s big presence commands your attention all the while inviting you to look beyond your fears to the well-spring of strength and courage that is yours to tap into in any moment, in any situation.

RAYNE

Our matriarch.

Rayne is a 22 year old Quarter Horse mare and ruler of the roost.

A somewhat serious girl, Rayne reminds us of the importance of taking a stand for our self and the life we wish to create. It takes courage and commitment, and the willingness to forge new ground as we align our outer world with our inner soul’s desire.

CASSI

The heart of our herd and sacred space holder.

Cassi is a 14 year old Paint mare whose sweet and tender soul captures the heart of so many who come to Wisteria Acres.

She embodies a sweet innocence with a very tender heart. Cassi reminds us of the need to be vulnerable during these changing times and to always be gentle with yourself as you’re learning to navigate these new trails. Always lead with your heart.

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