Awaken Your Inner Wisdom with Horses

A Women’s Retreat

Costa Rica

“Horse was hippos to the Greeks, whose mythological gods lived among equally immortal steeds. And the Latin Equus became almost emblematic of Rome’s imperial power. Why has the horse evoked such deep, emotional, and spiritual sentiments? Because he can carry us physically and spiritually into uncharted territory, beyond our everyday worries and distractions. The horse is a symbol of transcendence.”
~ from Zen Mind Zen Horse by Allan J. Hamilton, MD


This retreat is about learning to live as our True, Authentic Selves!  As women, we are often socialized to please others, reject our intuitions and have poor boundaries.  We may have a life that looks good on the outside, but on the inside, we feel out of alignment.  We have shut off parts of ourselves to get along in the world and this no longer feels authentic.  The truth is that we are POWERFUL beings, more powerful than we can even imagine.  On this magical equine retreat, we will learn from the horses what it means to come from true authenticity in life.  Together, we will explore our inner worlds in a compassionate way, and begin to integrate all the parts of ourselves.  Only then can we live from a place of wholeness.  From a place of wholeness, we can fully express our unique gifts and live with clarity and aligned purpose.


  • How to feel safe in your body and begin to listen to her wisdom
  • How to create harmony in your relationships
  • How to have clear and flexible boundaries, operating in alignment with your current situation and your current needs.
  • How to recognize when you’re operating from your Authentic Self, and if not, how to get back there
  • How to make decisions and choices from a connected, present place of inner knowing. 
  • How to come into a state of deep fulfillment in life by allowing and receiving the miracles life has to offer, rather than “doing” or “forcing” life.
  • How to find, through “feel”, the win-win in relationships
  • How to connect with nature and other beings from your BEING, not your mind
  • How to create a life of joy and miracles


Katherine Finley, Spiritual and Somatic Life Coach, has been working with horses since she was a child.  Growing up riding and showing, she came to know the magnificence that is the horse, and the amazing relationship that can be developed between horse and human.  Working for years as an equine therapist showed Katherine the potential for immense healing with these highly evolved beings. 

She has now found her highest joy in bringing herself as a spiritual and somatic coach to her work with horses.  Horses have been instrumental in Katherine’s journey of fully embodying her soul, and living from this aligned place.  She is so excited to create the container for your growth and expansion.  

She is trained in the Natural Lifemanship Method, has completed the Epona Ridge Facilitator Mentorship Program with Barbara Alexander and has done extensive work with the Carolyn Resnick Liberty Method.

Nancy Zintsmaster is co-founder of The Resnick Method of Horsemanship, Certified Instructor and Master Trainer in The Carolyn Resnick Method.

Nancy is a testament to the transformational power of The Resnick Method. Like many, she’d been naturally drawn to horses since childhood and sought their company every chance she got. But it wasn’t until she found Carolyn’s book, Naked Liberty,  that she understood the depth of connection she could aspire to have with them.

In Costa Rica, she found herself rescuing 5 horses in dire conditions and choosing the path of Liberty Training in The Resnick Method to gain their trust and respect. What began as an effort to save them, morphed into a journey of personal transformation and it became clear to her that these sentient beings had so much more to teach her than she had to teach them.

Finally, she connected with Carolyn herself and a life-changing partnership began. Carolyn was impressed with her natural gift with horses and moved by her palpable passion for Carolyn’s teachings. 

Nancy has since then become the biggest advocate for The Resnick Method, firm in her belief that all horse lovers should have the same opportunities she’s had to connect with horses. As Master Trainer in this method, she’s determined to travel worldwide to spread the word on this powerful and effective way to communicate with horses, to ensure a better treatment of horses, with greater rewards for horse-lovers. 



June 3-10, 2023.  The 3rd and 10th will be arrival and departure days.  The workshop will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday is a break day to enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer!  Relax with a massage, have fun ziplining, enjoy the water in a kayak, take a trail ride to a waterfall or hike on the volcano! 


El Castillo, Costa Rica

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Arenal.  With the Arenal Volcano in view, this location is exquisite.    


Cost is between $3895 and $4895, depending on lodging choice.  Retreat includes rides to and from the airport if needed, shared or personal lodging, 4 full days of experiential learning with horses, and breakfast and lunch on the days of the workshop. 10 % discount for locals and a 10% discount for registering with someone else, so tell your friends! 15% discount for early bird registration before March 15th!  

50% of the registration amount is required to reserve your spot.  The other 50% is to be paid by April 15. 

This will be an intimate retreat of only 6 women and will fill up fast, so register now!    


If this workshop calls to you, schedule a Discovery Call with Katherine HERE.  Or send her a message via WhatsApp at +1 828 231 3498 to schedule a call.  She can answer any questions, tell you how to make payment, and get you registered.  We can’t wait to hear from you!  

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