Whispers From The Herd

Experiencing the Sacred Wisdom Within

Whispers From The Herd


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Ground yourself deeper into the freedom your soul is yearning for. Feel the powerful energy of the Freedom Reigns herd on the lush, green, hills of this 3,800-acre horse sanctuary in San Juan Bautista, California. This retreat is an opportunity to rebalance and reconnect with yourself as you observe hundreds of horses in their natural surroundings. Work alongside Linda, the wild horses, and this breathtaking land to find and unleash the freedom within.

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The Property

Freedom Reigns is a 3,800 acre horse sanctuary in San Juan Bautista, California. The sanctuary provides the natural habitat for the rescued horses to choose their friends and companions, and to naturally graze and roam.


Turn in for the night in a gorgeous, traditional tepee under the California night sky, double occupancy.


Delicious, gourmet vegetarian meals from Friday  dinner to Sunday lunch provided by a local chef. 

Other details

Experience with horses is not necessary and no riding is involved.

Maximum attendance, 8 women.

Guests 21 years or older welcome.


Retreat Price:

Cancellation Policy:

- 25% of total retreat cost is non-refundable

- 25% of total retreat cost refundable 75 days or more before retreat

- Unfortunately, no refunds can be made less than 75 days before retreat

new perspectives

Guests will leave the sanctuary inspired by the herd and expansive landscape.  You will be connected to a new sense of personal freedom and an awareness of your internal voice.

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The Experience


~ Late afternoon arrival

~ Settle in and meet other guests

~ Welcome bundle

~ Outdoor fireside dinner

~ Circle up


~ Guided imagery on the deck in the pasture

~ Gestalt experiences with the Freedom Reigns horses

~ Tour of the vast pastures and rolling hills

~ Evening bonfire

~ Circle up


~ Guided imagery on the deck in the pasture

~ Picnic lunch with the herds

~ Journal reflection amid nature and the horses

~ Circle up

~ Final reflection 

~ Remembrance gift

Freedom Reigns Horse Sanctuary is located 40 minutes west of Monterey and an hour north of Big Sur, California.  Extend your trip and explore the pacific coast and the scenic views of Highway 1.

Meet your facilitator(s)

Linda Bruce

Linda owns and runs Soulful Prairies. As an Equine Gestalt Practitioner, her passion is bringing humans and horses together to create an environment of self-discovery. When she is not seeing clients, she offers other healing services to the visitors at Soulful Prairies. Learn more about Linda here!

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This picture I took of a stormy night at Soulful Prairies represents the experiences we have here. You open doors in our minds to expose the storm. I am so grateful to have found you and Soulful Prairies.

Whether you’re looking for solitude or connection, Linda’s retreats truly feed the soul. I have attended several,, and each time I return home renewed with a deeper understanding and acceptance of self. Linda has the rare ability to hold non-judgmental space for the complexity we experience as human beings in this world. Everyone deserves the chance to be seen and to touch into the freedom possible when we can look at ourselves and others with compassion and grace. These retreats offer that and more; I highly recommend them.

I had no idea of what to expect for this retreat but had I - they would have been blown out of the water. The space was full of learning and growth. I could not be more grateful for the experience!

A true slice of heaven... the space and vibe of Freedom Reigns and the guidance of Linda. A perfect match! A calming joy.

Linda has the ability to be soft and compassionate. She has an awareness of when a client needs to be moved and when to be still and quiet. This all creates a incredible sense of safety.