As our way to say to the U.S. Military Veterans "Thank you for your service" Military Veterans and their familes are invited to be our guests without fee to all our events.
Have you been hearing the call of the wild?
Have you been dreaming and awakening to inner knowing?
Gather your deep feminine instinct, free horse spirit, wildish and wolfish nature and love of the natural world. We will follow the trails through the forest uncovering our natural primitive self step by step. Gathering in a tribal circle we will share care and wisdom. The river calls us to be heard, the earth longs for our footsteps to hold the souls of our feet, the trees and rocks have secrets to tell us, the fire holds healing warmth for our bones and the wind inspiration for our spirit.
Moving with the rhythm of timelessness and ceremonial space, listening deeply within we will create the energetic field to support each other’s wisdom and instinctual natures. Connecting through nature to your wilderness spirit, inner nature and natural being.
The land is about 80 acres and is surrounded by 500 acres of Geauga Park land and the Geauga Rookery. The Chagrin River wanders along and through the forest of the east boundary offering beautiful places to dwell by the water and to splash about on warm days. The west boundary is guarded by a Hemlock forest and old Canadian Glacial Rock and ledge formations and millions of 1.1 billion year old quartz pebbles...hence the name Pebble Ledge. On the north boundary is a three acre natural bog with amazing lily pads, water birds, turtles and many other primordial critters of the bog. The south boundary is living space for people and horses. The 20 acre rolling pasture is home to the herd of 7 remarkable horses and one courageous zebra, which live freely, joyfully and at peace.
We have a campsite in the forest above the beautiful ancient grandfather and grandmother ledges. Many sacred and ceremonial sites have revealed themselves and welcome us to learn from them.
Registration: Open to a circle of 25 women. To register for your place in the circle or for more information contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitated by Jackie Stevenson (Spirit of Leadership)
& Herb Stevenson (Cleveland Consulting Group)
Prepare to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.
Surrounded by the majestic Montana wilderness, the living system of nature, free-spirited horses and the collective wisdom of community, you can expand your capacity to inspire your visions to emerge.
Discovering the spirit of the wild we regain the passion of our wild-at-heart human spirit. Exploring the majestic wilderness around us and within us we discover more of the beauty and majesty of humanity.
In indigenous culture the wilderness is called "the place where life begins." The wilderness embodies and reveals insights to help us move beyond our habitual thought, limiting perceptions, and behavior patterns. It is the place where fear of the future and a deeper lived experience of authenticity and presencing exists.
As we experience nature, an increased awareness to our own inner world of personal existence expands to a new form of connection to our self, others, and the environment surrounding us.
Experiences in the wilderness challenge us sufficiently to disorient what is familiar and to enable breakthrough thinking. Nature in this sense is the ultimate teacher of living systems. As part of that living system, we can learn to see beyond individual parts to the beauty, patterns, and complexity of the whole.
We will draw from and incorporate SoL principles - one of which is aligning with nature - as well as practices and learning tools developed by Peter Senge, Arawana Hayashi, Otto Scharmer.
Integrating daily practices of meditation, reflection, journaling, movement and stillness, we will rebalance our inner world to be more in harmony with our outer world. Through community wisdom gatherings, alone time, coaching, and dialogue circles we will explore our inner self from deep within. We will grant ourselves permission to relax, revitalize, and have fun.
Inquiring of ourselves and each other we will challenge ourselves to ask,” What is my/our calling and purpose? How can we live with meaning and balance?" We will surface the questions that we don’t yet know to ask and bring forth our visions.
Preparing ourselves to make a positive difference with the wisdom of the collective as a guide by reconnecting with our inner knowing, our primal instincts, and our natural compassion.
Learning to live in harmonious community, as horses have lived in herds for 60 million years, is to experience the energy of holism. Horses have thrived by:
In the quiet presence of horses, we can learn to listen deeply to ourselves and to others - responding to our world more courageously, compassionately and consciously. Horses offer us the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively through body language, emotional intelligence and common "sense"-ability. We learn to pay more attention to non-verbal communication and to our relationship to “herds” through physical, social and relational space.
Your home for the program, Blacktail Ranch, is comfortable guest ranch located on 8,000 acres of wilderness in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the base of the continental divide. You will be surrounded by mountains, fields and forest with a pristine river running through and a herd of horses running free. The land is sacred and rich in archeological sites including an extensive five-mile bear cave system dating back to the last ice age, an ancient sun wheel, and medicine wheel that will inform our quest for answers.
The Ranch can accommodate 25 guests who will be the exclusive guests for the entire stay. Accommodations include single and shared individual cabins, a common house to be shared by several people, and a main lodge comprised of individual and shared rooms. Once you register for the program you will be contacted to arrange lodging. Lodging is first come first served.
Room rates vary from $175 to $225 per night depending on single or double occupancy, cabin or ranch house, and include three healthy meals daily. You may choose to rent a car or transportation can be arranged for you from Great Falls airport at a cost of $100 each way. The ranch is approximately 75 minutes away from the airport.
Cleveland Clinic, VitaMix, Erikson Manufacturing, Cleveland Public School System, Case Western Reserve University, and others.
Cost of Attendance
- For SoL North America Members (save $300.00)
- Business: $4295*
- Non-profit: $3995*
- Business: $4595*
- Non-profit: $4295*
*Excludes lodging & transportation. See Lodging and Transportation Section above.
Register by April 30th to receive a $200 early registration discount! Discounts will be automatically applied during registration.
Join us on a journey to strengthen our individual and collective capacity to live authentically in the present and move with grace, power and spirit towards a meaningful and thriving future.
You are invited to join an intimate circle of like-spirited women leaders to advance toward the best possible future - for you and for others by tapping into your inner knowing and strengthening your purposeful actions and living your destiny.
Surrounded by the beauty and wisdom of nature and engaging with free spirited horses, we deepen our personal mastery by connecting with our inner knowing, authentic primal instincts, natural compassion and wilderness spirit.
Collectively we will bring our attention to our leadership presence through embodied intelligence, emotional resonance, cognitive agility and spiritual awakening. We will invite answers to our most important personal and professional life questions. It will provide us with a deeper awareness of ourselves and what is really going on, allowing us to develop our authentic leadership presence.
This Retreat is a Time for us to:
For generations horses have carried us physically upon their backs - taking us further and carrying us faster than we could travel alone. Today in unique partnership with humans, horses can guide you to find your way of being, relating and leading within the challenging terrain of your work world.
Start: Monday 17th October 2016 (circa 3pm)
End: Thursday 20th October 2016 (circa 2pm)
Pebble Ledge Ranch Retreat
9796 Cedar Rd
Novelty, OH 44072
Nearest Airport: Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland Ohio (CLE)
From & To Airport: once we know all your flight details we can inform you of the most efficient arrangements
From B&B to the Ranch: we will cater for this/collect and return you all each day.
Accommodation (not included in Programme Fee):
Red Maple Inn, Burton, Ohio - www.redmapleinn.com/
We have booked rooms in advance. These will be held from October 16th - 20th (once you know which dates you require we can adjust) –please contact Jackie to co-ordinate room bookings.
Agreed Rate: They are working on a good group rate for us of c $139.00 per night (weeknights)-$159.00 per night. (Fri/Sat/Sun) which includes a yummy breakfast
Prices are as follows:
“The time and space that opened up on this retreat had a customized yet collective brilliance to it. We seemed suspended in another place where the trees and horses and wild women spoke to us, whispering or shouting or stomping messages that were exactly what I needed to hear. The balance between individual and collective time was spot on. The ease into the depth, although frustrating for me at the time, in retrospect was wise and well managed. I came with several intentions and questions, and left with the answers and so much more. Tess and Jackie know how to create a powerful learning and transformation space in beautiful partnership with the horses and Mother Nature. If you are looking for a space to be held as a woman on your journey, to be met where you are and taken farther than you though you’d go, sign up now!” - Cari Caldwell
“The time at the retreat was one of those rare occasions where I really got to stop, reflect and spend time on me. The environment and the way the days were structured providing a feeling of complete safety to do and be who I needed to be and led me through a wonderful journey of exploration. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is journeying to find their true soul purpose.” - Tracey Gray
“I didn’t know what to expect, but was amazed with the whole experience! The variety and flow of the activities created such a powerful and deeply enriching experience. I felt we were all held in a safe container to be so vulnerable and authentic and we were able to experience, explore, and share the deepest parts of ourselves”. - Lisa Kim
We look forward to journeying with you...
Jackie & Tess
Partner with our gentle hearted horses and zebra within the beauty of nature for a day of personal discovery.
There is no riding the focus is on relationship - the work with the horse takes place on the ground. No Horse experience is necessary.
Time: 9:30 - 3:00
Group size: Up to 14 participants with our team of 7 horses and a zebra
Location: Pebble Ledge Ranch, Novelty, Ohio 44072
For Registration or info e-mail email@example.com or call 440-338-1752 .
Visit Personal or Professional Retreats at Pebble Ledge Ranch to learn more.