The Sessions

"Between the Ears" is an experiential retreat giving women the opportunity to renew their perspective and restore their souls. Take time for yourself, away from the rush and pressures of everyday life. Rest, immerse yourself in the herd, be pampered, and see the world from between the years of the horse. Sessions are held on the beautiful Three Horse Ranch in Wernersville, PA.

The phrase "between the ears" is often spoken in discussions about what's actually happening in your mind, your brain, the literal space between your ears where we hold our perspectives on the world. Our perspectives drive our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors on a daily basis, whether we have full awareness or the perspective is unclear. 

During this retreat, you will:

  • Explore what your purpose is and the vision you have for your life
  • Reconnect to your authentic self
  • Become empowered to leave behind self-doubt and shatter limiting beliefs
  • Rediscover yourself and your passion
  • ​Find clarity to pursue your goals and dreams
  • Experience the healing power of being seen for all of who you are by a horse
  • Unplug, rest, and have fun with like-minded women

We also know the transformative power of looking at the world from between the ears of a horse! Horses have an intuitive wisdom in how they do life: they live in the present moment, with an awareness of self, herd, and environment that empowers them to confidently take the next step. Working with horses allows us to slow down and live in the moment with them. They show us how to live authentically and unapologetically.

The historic South Mountain Inn and Three Horse Ranch

Sessions are facilitated by trauma-informed professional therapists and staff of Take Heart.  Each therapist has at least a Master's Degree in Counseling or a related field. They are each licensed by the state, or working towards it.  All therapists are certified or working towards certification from the Natural Lifemanship Institute that provides evidence-based and trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy. Their professional training and experience sets this retreat apart from others. Not only will you have a weekend full of restoration and fun- it is also facilitated by professionals using evidence-based techniques.

Our therapists are dedicated to helping others find hope and healing through working with horses. They are caring and compassionate and will meet you where you are at. 

Our goal is for women to experience the peace and freedom that comes with living in the present, gain confidence to make empowered choices about her future, and embody authenticity to make meaningful connections in her life. We know first-hand the powerful healing that working with horses can bring, and we desire to share that with everyone. As women, we know the pressures and expectations the world places on us.  This retreat will give you a break from these pressures and equip you with the tools to take back your life.

Session Schedule for the weekend:

Thursday, September 28th "Intro to the Weekend":

  • 3-5pm check in at the South Mountain Inn. Receive your welcome gift basket and take some time destress at the beautiful inn.
  • 5-8pm Meet & Greet and Introduction to the weekend over dinner at Three Horse Ranch. 

Friday, September 29th "Reconnecting with Yourself":

  • Breakfast at South Mountain Inn with optional journal and meditation time.
  • 9am-noon: "Join the Herd" Through mindfulness exercises, get in touch with yourself and your emotions. Connect with the horse that will be your partner throughout the weekend.
  • Lunch at Three Horse Ranch
  • 1-5pm: "Hold Your Space" Work with your chosen horse on communication, assertiveness, boundaries, and connection.
  • Dinner at Three Horse Ranch
  • Sunset Yoga in the herd run by a trauma-informed facilitator.

​Saturday, September 30th "Overcome":

  • Breakfast at South Mountain Inn with optional journal and meditation time
  • 9am-noon:"Buck off, Shame!" Call out and shatter limiting beliefs that have been holding you back.
  • Lunch at Three Horse Ranch
  • 1pm-4pm: "Addressing the Roadblocks" Learn how to address and overcome the roadblocks in your life
  • Early Dinner at Three Horse Ranch
  • 5-7pm: Sunset Ride. After an intense day, you deserve a nice ride around our beautiful ranch at sunset. Relax and enjoy an evening of looking between the ears of your horse.
  • End the day with fellowship around a campfire. Watch the sun go down and the stars come out as you laugh and process with the women that you have come to call friends.

Sunday, October 1st "Transition Back to Life":

  • Breakfast at South Mountain Inn and check out
  • 9:30am-noon: "Transition Back to Life" You learned a lot this weekend, now its time to take what you experienced and apply it to your everyday life.
  • Wrap up and send off lunch.​

Pricing includes

  • Breakfast at the Inn Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Lunch at Three Horse Ranch Friday Saturday, Sunday
  • Dinner at Three Horse Ranch Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • ​Refreshments and snacks available throughout the weekend
  • Personalized Retreat Journal
  • Self-care gift basket
  • 2 full days, 2 partial days of hands-on therapeutic experiences and work with the horses facilitated by professional therapists
  • 3 nights at The South Mountain Inn
  • And an unforgettable experience!

Early Bird Special (Before June 1st):

$2,795 for a shared room/bathroom at South Mountain Inn

$3,095 for an individual room/bathroom at South Mountain Inn

Registration after June 1st

$3,195 for a shared room/bathroom at South Mountain Inn

$3,495 for an individual room/bathroom at South Mountain Inn

A comfortable maximum of 2 women per room in the shared rooms. No more than 3 women will share one bathroom. Limited individual rooms are available and are first come first served with completed registration.

Optional Add-ons:

Pre-retreat group session on Thursday from 1-3pm: $200

Join us before checking in to the South Mountain Inn for a pre-retreat group session. Get a jumpstart on your healing journey this weekend.

Pre-retreat or Post-retreat individual session (limited availability): $145

Want individual time with one of our therapists before or after the retreat? Schedule a one-hour session for just you. Get a jumpstart on the weekend, or dive deeper afterwards with what you learned from the weekend and how to take it home with you.

For more information and to register, email

For your convenience, we have 3 payment options:

  • Payments can be made via mailed check (information in registration packet).
  • Secure and convenient check out through PayPal (Convenience and processing fee added. You may have trouble viewing the PayPal option on a mobile device). Registration must also be completed separately. 
  • Schedule a time to call and make a credit card payment over the phone (credit card processing fee added). Registration must also be completed separately.

We want to make sure you are set up for the experience you desire this weekend. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our executive assistant, Nicole at or 717-205-9949 who can walk you through the registration process and ensure you are set up for the weekend. 

Cancel before August 1st for a 50% refund.

Cancellations after August 1st will not be eligible for a refund.

Ready to change your life?

This retreat is for the woman who...

Rest and relax at the historic South Mountain Inn, just 7 minutes from Three Horse Ranch. The inn sits on seven wooded acres with sweeping views of the surrounding valley and distant mountains. The Inn provides a peaceful and refreshing atmosphere to process the day.

You will be pampered with a self-care gift basket upon arrival. Wake up each morning to a specially prepared breakfast in our private dining space. 

Shared or individual rooms available (limited individual rooms available for an additional fee).

You will spend most of your time at our beautiful, 52-acre Three Horse Ranch. Set aside from the rush of life, it is an oasis of peace and serenity. Rolling hills, sprawling pastures with 27 horses peacefully grazing. It truly is a place of healing. Sunsets are breathtaking and the stars shine bright at night.

Is tired of hiding and making herself small for the world

Wants to live authentically and unashamedly

Is ready to shatter limiting beliefs

Is looking for peace, restoration, and not having to take care of anyone else for a weekend

Wants to get her spark back

Wants to reconnect with her heart, purpose, and passion

Wants to experience an adventure and make new friends

Is looking for the courage to take her next step

Wants to have the space to reconnect with herself, with others, and with God​

Is ready to step outside of her comfort zone and learn how to OVERCOME what has been holding her back

Retreat Pricing

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Hope. Healing. Horses.