Horses are highly social and empathic animals who have served alongside humankind for centuries.
In today’s world of expanding consciousness horses are being recognized, in the field of Equine Assisted Learning, as valued teachers, guides and healers for their role in facilitating deep inward journeys for those seeking personal discovery and development.
Horses are often referred to as a mirror – mirroring back to us those subtler, perhaps unconscious parts of our self that keep us stuck, and inviting us to connect more deeply with our body and intuition.
As an animal who is naturally preyed upon in the wild, horses have developed a highly sophisticated ability to sense emotional energy as a means of survival. Picking up on subtle body language and incongruency, they provide immediate and authentic feedback in response to our emotions and intentions.
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.
Krista and her herd are the envoys from the spirit world. They create an environment where we keep meeting the most important person in our lives – ourselves. This self is sometimes obvious, full of joy and light and then other times hidden away. Krista and her herd are the light path to these hidden parts that so often need healing. If you want powerful change in your life- attend an event. You will never be the same.
If you want a magical place to unwind and recharge, Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats is the place to go. I have been here 2 days and it feels like 2 weeks. The property, horses and Krista create and hold a safe place where I can simply have some time to be nurtured and nourished – in body, mind and spirit. I love it here.
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.
Krista is amazing. She is a wonderful listener and appears to be focussed on whatever you
are talking about, all the while absorbing the key phrases, the trigger points, and making
the connections you haven’t made yourself. She has a very kind and gentle way of guiding
you to your own Ah ha! moments.
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.
I was honoured to be a part of the first Spirit Horse Wisdom Retreat at Wisteria Acres. The three days spent with Krista, April, the Herd, and a small group of other seekers was an unforgettable journey into the heart of Spirit, both individually and collectively. We were left with the memory of creating a synergy of peace, the vibrations of which will extend over time. It continues to lead to personal revelations.
Krista’s gentle, calm, and heartfelt nature belies the depth of her ability to probe to the very heart of an issue and expose the protective layers we have built around our wounds. I believe all of us came away feeling lighter in Spirit and with greater clarity. I would recommend a Spirit Horse Wisdom Retreat to anyone who wants to explore the evolution of their own consciousness and its effect on the rest of the planet.
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.
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!”
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!
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.
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.
Wow; Scott and I (Hillary) both had the most MAGICAL experience in the meditation circle. Thank you for holding the space for all of us to feel safe, grounded and inspired (which I am)! Cassi’s (and ALL the girls) energy along with the whole experience was beyond moving on every level.
I have always been extremely analytical, particularly with regard to my own soul journey. Working with Krista and the horses at Wisteria, I was constantly surprised and amazed at the insights that came from a place that was not rational or analytical at all, but simply a well of spirit. There is something there that takes you off “autopilot” and lets you finally listen to what you’ve been trying to tell yourself. Can’t wait to be there again!
One of the many things I enjoy about you, Krista, is your unique combination of wisdom and humility.
I returned to Wisteria Acres on a 5-day semi-private retreat with a friend. From previous experience at Wisteria, I knew this was a place where I could feel safe and explore where I was at in my life. After many recent losses, cancer treatment and a major move in my residence, I was questioning much in my life and had become anxious & depressed.
Krista is warm & welcoming and her passion and guidance as a facilitator with the herd is inspirational. With her guidance and Cassi and Rayne’s energy, I was able to connect back to my heart and begin to heal.
Thank you for organizing a Gong session and a massage. All of our time there just flowed so beautifully. Almost like we had all sat down together to plan this week and said “now that is just perfect“! This 5-day retreat gave me the time to relax, share, reconnect with a friend and myself and laugh a lot.
Thank you Krista and thank you to my friend Rebecca who joined me on the retreat. It was magical!
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
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!
Working with Krista and the herd was a powerful experience that cannot be justified by words. Big chunks of energy were moved and insights came to me gently. These beautiful horses held space for me and held me in their safety. Krista and her herd are doing sacred work on this earth. Many Many thanks.
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.
My 1-on-1 sessions at Wisteria Acres with Krista and the herd were unforgettable.
When Krista’s calm, kind and wise energy joins the herd’s quiet magnificence, something magical happens. The strength and knowing you had forgotten exists within you bubbles up and you start getting a glimpse of what life can be with the best version of you in it.
I feel very fortunate that Krista and the herd are only an hour’s drive away from my home and I’ll definitely be back for more retreats and sessions. But I believe a Wisteria Acres experience would be well worth planning a special trip for.
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
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.
Wisteria Acres is a piece of heaven in Fort Langley. I was fortunate enough to spend five days and four nights at a semi-private retreat at Wisteria Acres with my good friend Jan.
Wisdom, insight, support and gentleness is abundant with equine facilitator, Krista Brown and her amazing herd. My work with the horses was in one word “profound”. Being a semi-private retreat the five days at Wisteria unfolded to meet our needs. Krista assisted us in organizing a private Gong / Sound Healing as well as massages which completed the blissful week.
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.
I’m not sure I have ever felt so safe so quickly. Krista you have such a natural and amazing ability to hold space for big emotions without being scared or overwhelmed and being completely non-judgemental. What a gift!
I think the most special experience was being able to show up fully as myself in all my messiness and it was all held with such gentleness, compassion, and safety. I felt so safe to really explore my emotions and be completely honest and ask questions because I knew that it was all welcome.
Partnering with horses invites us into the present moment in full awareness of all that we are and all that we aspire to be.
Furthermore, studies conducted by the HeartMath Institute in California, USA highlight the physiological benefits of being with horses, namely reduced stress levels, lowered blood pressure and an optimal state known as ‘heart coherence’ where the heart, mind and emotions are aligned in a perfect state of harmony.
*All processes are conducted from the ground. No riding. No prior horse experience necessary.
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