Online Retreats

Dr Margaretha Montagu’s Online Retreats

Become Your Best Self and Live Your Best Life, inspired and guided by a small herd of Friesian and Falabella Horses

Living with horses, 24/7, has taught me a lot over the last 17 years. I have learned that horses can heal us and make our lives easier, in just about every way we can imagine.

My little herd of Friesians and Falabellas have steadfastly stood by me while I went through one life-shattering crisis after another. Always by my side to help me pick up the pieces and support me while I desperately try to rebuild my life, ravaged by yet another drastically life-altering transition.

As long as I’m not too stingy with the carrots, of course.

During the last couple of years, as my sight continues to deteriorate, I have had to start limiting the number of residential retreats I host here in the south of France each year.

I find this incredibly frustrating because my horses and I have so much to share with our guests, and until recently I thought we could only do this if my guests were in the physical presence of my horses. Admittedly, that is still the most powerful way, but I have discovered another option, nearly as effective: I started experimenting with hosting online (or virtual) retreats, guided, inspired and supported by my horses.

This easy-to-access format has been hugely successful, especially in its hybrid form and so I started the Esprit Meraki Online Retreat Collection.

If you have always been attracted to horses, but can not attend a retreat here in person, or you have booked your Esprit Meraki onsite retreat but need some support right away, or even, you have been on an Esprit Meraki retreat and you want to prolong the benefits, you now have a choice selection of online horse-guided and inspired retreats that you can do at your own pace, in your own time, wherever it suits you.

The length, intensity and price range vary, so that there is something for everyone, from a free mini-retreat to my signature, in-depth, top-of-the-range, life-changing maxi-retreat. You get free access to my Journal Yourself Stressfree mini-retreat when you subscribe to my “Savoir Vivre Vignettes” newsletter.


Why does it make sense to do an online retreat?

  1. It’s convenient: One of the biggest advantages of an online retreat is that you can join the retreat from the comfort of your own home, wearing whatever you like, whenever you like, without the need to travel or take time off from work.
  2. It’s easily accessible: Online retreats provide access to teachers and training that may be difficult to access in person, especially if is located far away – in the sun-drenched south of France, in my case! This can be particularly useful for people living in remote areas or with limited mobility.
  3. It offers flexibility: Online retreats often offer greater flexibility in terms of pacing. You can choose to complete the retreat at your own pace and in your own time, and access it at 3 a.m. if you want!
  4. It’s MUCH less expensive: Online retreats can be more affordable than in-person retreats since there are no travel or accommodation expenses. This can make retreats more accessible to people who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
  5. Privacy: Some people may prefer the privacy and anonymity of an online retreat, as it allows them to focus solely on their personal practice without any external distractions or pressures.


Esprit Meraki Online Retreats

So far, the horses and I have created 4 online retreats and an online course:

The Your Heart’s Calling Retreat – Find Your Life Purpose Guided by Horses – gain clarity, direction, and fulfilment in your personal and professional life. Get immediate access

The Stress to Serenity Retreat inspired by a small harmonious herd in the sun-blessed south of France – discover effective techniques and strategies for managing stress, improving well-being, and enhancing overall quality of life. Get immediate access

The Guided Journey to Finding Closure after the Loss of a Horse Retreat – find support, guidance, and practical tools to navigate the complex emotions and challenges associated with the loss of a heart horse. Get immediate access

The Building Resilience – a Roadmap from Burnout to Breakthrough Retreat – use effective coping mechanisms, boundary-setting strategies, and self-care practices to prevent and recover from burnout, restoring balance in your personal and professional life. Get immediate access

The Mindfulness and Meditation with Horses Teacher Training Online Teacher Training: Teach Mindfulness and Meditation with Horses Get immediate access

All these retreats are available in hybrid format. A hybrid online retreat combines in-person online coaching with online learning. This means you can work through the retreat material at your own pace; in your own time, and add one or more one-on-one online coaching sessions at the end of the retreat.

More Information about the Retreat to ReConnect Online Retreats

If you subscribe to my “Savoir Vivre Vignettes” newsletter, you will be one of the first to know of each last-minute/early-bird/just-because-I-feel-like-it special offer on both my online and onsite retreats. When you subscribe, you will be able to download your free copy of my Best Ever Retreat Top Ten Tips Checklist – an extract from my book “How to Make Your Next Retreat Your Best Ever” as well as get free access to my Journal Yourself Stressfree mini-retreat!



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