HORSE POWER - 7 days Equine-Assisted Therapy, Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Gozo, Malta

  • Pachamama Studio Pachamama Studio
  • Triq Ta Ghonqa, Xagħra, Malta
  • Mar 12 - 18, 2018 (7 days)
  • €750 to €1300 10% discount (special offer)

About us

This retreat offers memorable experiences and equips you with the skills you need to be fully present and at peace with yourself in your day to day life. Its focus is on emotional growth and learning, enhancing relationships and awareness of the present moment. 

The beautiful setting of the island of Gozo provides a peaceful and unspoiled backdrop for this transformative six night retreat.

Horses' ability to read human emotion and their inherent honesty is perhaps why we look to them in difficult times. They provide mirrors of our emotions, ways of communicating and challenges we face in relationships and other aspects of our lives. Horses also teach us how to experience the serenity of the present moment and are known to provide scope for profound emotional processing and behavioral change. Used to help with a variety of issues from addiction to low self-esteem or post-traumatic stress disorder equine-assisted therapy has become a transformative tool for people seeking to work with deeper layers of their own minds and bodily memory. No riding experience is necessary and you won't be required to ride the horse at all. 

The heart-opening equine programme will enable you to:

  • Introduce yourself to and interact with horses
  • Participate in unique experiences and workshops designed around your specific needs and those of the group
  • Become more aware of your social and emotional patterns
  • Gain insight into some of your current or past places of 'stuckness'
  • Develop skills in problem-solving, teamwork and creative thinking
  • Experience increase in your confidence and self-esteem
  • Form a bond with a particular horse if you wish to
  • Explore your learning with the group or individual facilitators


Monday 12th March to 18th March 2018

The retreat includes:

  • 6 nights of quality accommodation with en suite bathrooms in beautiful typical Gozitan house of character
  • 3 x Daily delicious and healthy vegetarian meal
  • 3 Consecutive days with equine-assisted therap
  • Daily Yoga session
  • Meditation
  • Guided walks in natur
  • Trips to hidden sites around the islan
  • Ancient Fire Ceremonies (Agnihotra Havan)

What's not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Transfer from and to Malta International Airport (MLA)
  • Massages and treatment sessions

Retreat Fee

  • Shared twin room with en suite bathroom  €750
  • Private single room with en suite bathroom  €890
  • Private DELUXE single room with en suite bathroom and bath tube €990
  • Private DELUXE double room with en suite bathroom and bath tube  € 1,300 designed specially for couple
  • One reduced place at €500 is available to a person willing to offer extra support in the preparation of meals, helping to organise the workshop space, or taking professional pictures during the retreat


This retreat will take place in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on the island of Gozo in the village of Xaghra. Gozo, which means 'joy', is a little spit of land sitting in the Mediterranean Sea with unique rocky coastal landscape, waters so crystal-clear and the sky so bright blue that you’ll have to rub your eyes to believe what you are seeing. Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and is an ideal destination for those who treasure a slow, relaxed rhythm of life and cherish unspoilt countryside and being close to the sea. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside. The beauty of surrounding nature all around create an ambience of complete peace.

Optional Activity
120 min of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui massage – at €95 – please book your space at the time of reserving your place


  • To secure your place please settle the deposit of 35% of the total price
  • In the event that you need to cancel your place, please let us know as soon as possible
  • Deposits are non-refundable, however, your place is transferable. 
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival
  • Participants are expected to arrange their own flights and travel/health insurance.

 Please contact Dorota for bank details at

"Be the change you would like to see in the world"

Event Highlights

  • *Equine-assisted Therapies (3 consecutive days)
  • *Daily yoga sessions
  • *Guided meditations
  • *Amazing sacred ceremonies
  • *6 nights all inclusive accommodation
  • *Empowering walks and trips into the nature

Venue Highlights

Included excursions:

*Ramla Bay
*Salt Pans
*Victoria with Citadel
*Wind Temple
*Dwejra with Fungus Rock
*Ta' Pinu Sanctuary
*Ta' Cenc Cliffs with Singing Stone


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio


Day 1 - Arrival
Before 18:00 Arrival
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Sharing circle / introduction

Day 2 to 4
07:30 Yoga practice
09:00 Breakfast on the farm
11:00 Equine therapy
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Equine therapy
16:00 Free time
18:00 Cooking and dinner
20:30 Opening sacred ceremony

Day 5
07:30 Yoga practice
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Visiting the capital of Gozo - Victoria
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Visiting sacred sites
16:00 Free time
18:00 Cooking and dinner
20:30 Meditation and/or sharing circle

Day 6
07:30 Yoga practice
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Visiting sacred sites
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Free time
16:00 Closing Sacred Fire Ceremony
18:00 Cooking and dinner
20:30 Closing sharing circle

Day 7 - Departure
07:30 Morning mindful movement (yoga, pilates, dance)
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Closing circle

Opportunity to leave at any time and stay extra nights after the retreat. Please ask about possibilities of extra nights to Pachamama Studio, when making a reservation.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian


You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with grains, fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. If you have special dietary requirements please get in touch to Pachamama Studio, when making a reservation.


The villa is a farmhouse built of the local Maltese limestone, which has been renovated and kept in old-modern style, offering comfort, charm, and relaxation. Set on 2 floors with 4 en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and living room overlooking the private pool area.

Two rooms have a queen bed and en-suite bathroom, two other rooms have 2 single beds each with en-suite bathroom. Downstairs is an extra bathroom. And also a therapy room, where you can book your treatment.

The farmhouse has an outdoor terrace with fantastic views of Ramla Valley, Malsarforn Bay, and Zebbuq Village.


Arrival by airplane
Fly to Malta International Airport (MLA). There is a direct bus X1 (€2) that will take you from the airport directly to the Gozo Ferry Terminal. The journey by bus takes over an hour and you will enjoy some nice views of Malta on the way. It takes 20 minutes to cross to Gozo. You only pay for the ferry when you leave the island (€4.65).

We can also organise a transfer from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around €25. Please let us know your flight details and exact arrival time.

You will be collected from the ferry terminal in Gozo and taken to the retreat venue.

Tags: emotional intelligence equine-assisted therapy fire ceremonies horses meditation nature sharing circles therapy yoga

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