True Belonging Workshop

A Journey to Radical Self-Acceptance

April 27-29, 2018 | Kierson Farm, Flemington, New Jersey

Is the feeling of not doing enough and not being enough fueling a sense of shame in your life, work or relationships?
Do you feel disconnected from your true nature? Or that you don’t truly belong anywhere?

True BelongingYou’re invited to join world-renowned Equus Coach Koelle Simpson, as she models how to create a vibrant world of belonging where we return to our natural state of creativity, vitality, and well-being and recognize that we are always already enough.

A Personal Invitation from Koelle:

I recently worked with a client who felt like he just wasn’t doing enough to serve considering all that was happening in the world around him.

“Everywhere I turn people are fighting. Our political environment is a wreck. The planet seems to be shouting at us with one major climate issue after the next. My colleagues at work don’t trust each other. I’m so exhausted that my romantic partnership is starting to fall apart. On top of it all, my mother is dying. I feel like in every area of my life I’m simply not doing enough. I feel like I’m failing.”

My client is not alone in his struggle. I’ve heard this same dialogue from so many of my clients and friends lately. The feelings of not doing enough and of not being enough can cause us to drown in a sea of shame and guilt. In order to cope, we learn to adopt the persona that best enables us to fit into our broken world, yet inside we feel lonely and disconnected. Not only do we fear we’re not enough, we also feel like we don’t truly belong anywhere.

Animals in nature, especially horses, have been remarkably consistent in their message to me: if you want to change the world, slow down and look inward. Work on transforming your inner landscape with compassion and genuine self-acceptance. The impact of this will far exceed your wildest imagination!

I certainly didn’t believe this at first, but after fifteen years of teaching this remarkable Equus Coaching work, I have come to trust that it is indeed enough. And I know deeply that we are enough too.

Horses have shown me that the path to transformation we’re all desperately seeking centers around some key practices:

  • Grounding ourselves in the present moment and getting in touch with our own needs
  • Being willing to recognize and honor our own boundaries
  • Doing the inner work to arrive at genuine self-acceptance
  • Discovering what we need to feel safe so we can release our judgments and become curious
  • Learning to focus on the quality of our connections

I invite you to join me for this weekend retreat to experience these practices and uncover our true belonging. Together, we will explore how the wisdom of horses can offer a profound model for how to improve our relationship with ourselves, our patterns, and the world around us.

When we experience genuine self-acceptance and belonging, our vitality, creativity, and well-being return naturally and the world around us is radically transformed.  

During our time together, you will:

  • Return to your natural state of vitality, creativity, and well-being
  • Experience what it feels like to know that you are always already enough
  • Learn how to identify your energetic patterns and transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you
  • Connect with a supportive community from a state of curiosity, abundance, and joy
  • Discover true belonging

Workshop Agenda

Day 1:  Welcome & Intentions | Friday, April 27th

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Welcome, introductions, and the sharing of personal intentions

Day 2: Self-Awareness & Self-Acceptance | Saturday, April 28th

  • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm | Experience interactions with horses that will offer powerful insights into the relationship you’re having with yourself
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Lunch provided, along with laughter and sharing of stories
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | An individual session with a horse to further your self-awareness and genuine self-acceptance

Day 3: A New State of Being | Sunday, April 29th

  • 9:30 am – 1:00 pm | An individual session with a horse to allow you time to play with implementing a new state of being and receive feedback from your four legged teacher
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Lunch provided, along with laughter and sharing of stories
  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | A group communication exercise, in partnership with horses. This last exercise is designed to help you work through your roadblocks and patterns of self-doubt that can arise when working alongside others.


Details & Registration

Workshop Location

  • This workshop will take place at Kierson Farm and Riding Academy in scenic Flemington, New Jersey.
  • Workshop times and dates are:
    • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Friday, April 27
    • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday, April 28
    • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sunday, April 29

Workshop Pricing

  • $1,950 to attend this weekend workshop with Koelle Simpson, and includes lunch at Kierson Farm and Riding Academy on April 28 & 29
  • Save $400 each off the usual price when you attend with a friend. Simply choose the “Bring a Friend” option in checkout (then enter your friend’s name when prompted) to attend this workshop for only $1,550 each.

Transportation, accommodations, breakfasts and dinners are not included. However, we will email you recommendations upon registration.


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Cancellation Policy

Due to the costly non-refundable nature of reserving venues for various events, and the limited spaces available in workshops, a cancellation made 30 days or less from the dates of an event is non-refundable. Fifty percent of the event fee will be refunded for a cancellation made between 60 to 31 days prior to a scheduled event. Any cancellation made 61 days prior to a scheduled event is fully refundable minus an administrative processing fee.

About Koelle Simpson 

Koelle Simpson is a world-renowned life coach, horse whisperer, and leader of the Equus Coaching Movement. After experiencing early childhood trauma, horses became an important part of her journey to rebuilding a sense of trust in herself and the world around her. The safety, honesty, and wisdom she witnessed in these powerful four-legged teachers offered a profound roadmap to reconnect with her own inner wisdom.

In 2006, Koelle founded the Koelle Institute out of a desire to share her life-transforming insights with others. The Institute has evolved into a remarkable community of highly skilled Equus Coaches dedicated to facilitating transformative encounters with horses. She works with individuals and institutions around the world.








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