Holistic Health Connections in collaboration with Dovecot Farm presents...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 ~ 10am - 4pm
The Mindful Self-Care Retreat at Dovecot Farm

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The date is set.

The platform is ready.

We look forward to welcoming our retreaters

on a wonderfully mindful day at Dovecot Farm,

the private equestrian retreat.

Experience this fully programmed 6-hour mindful self-care retreat to relax, rejuvenate, and reset your energy.

Simply BE in the present.

Simply BE in the present.


Just one day, for you and your self-care.


Experience each individual moment as it arises with exquisite awareness. Bathe yourself in non-judgment, kindness, and compassion. Immerse yourself in a setting so beautiful it effortlessly soothes your soul. 

How would it feel to connect more with your herd?


The herd awaits your arrival.


We will spend the day amongst a herd of four horses and two donkeys. Through a variety of experiences and exercises, each equestrian team member will provide insights to our human connections, plus how we communicate and lead in relation to each other.

Let the day unfold.


Practicing non-judgment with kindness and compassion, give yourself permission to join us and learn how you relate to others. From there, open yourself to deeply understand and appreciate how you show up in the herd of humanity.

This is your chance to spend a day exploring, growing, evolving, and expanding who you are, what you feel, and where you want your human experience to go.

Give yourself the gift of replenishment

You serve others every day. Today let yourself be served.

Saturday, May 11th, 10am - 4pm

Dovecot Farm

Loxahatchee Groves, FL


"I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life's challenges. I also integrate resilience and mindfulness techniques providing a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving."

Designed and hosted by Holistic Health Connections Charter Member, Sarah Palmer, the Mindful Self-Care Retreat will be a day to soothe all your senses.

Enter the farm through its welcoming gate and enter another world.

Professional Life Coach and Equine Facilitated Learning Specialist, Sarah Palmer, brings a long history and special brand of experience to her retreats.

This experience—called equine-facilitated learning—offers a serene space for personal development, team building, and much needed time in nature.

Restoration and nourishment of the mind, body, and spirit is the purpose of the day. 


You meet the other 29 retreaters in the farmhouse where we begin the day with an opening poem and sound chime.

Then, you learn how horses can heal, and how they add value to humans as teachers, guides, and coaches. By observing and assessing the herd you learn how to tap into your true potential through mindfulness, journaling, meditation, Qi Gong and T'ai Chi exercises.


For lunch, relax in the Dovecot farmhouse with wraparound views of the equestrian retreat, trees, and wildlife. The barn is a lovely open-plan space for hanging out with the horses.


This program includes reflective time with the horses, and also with yourself.


At the end of the day, there will be a closing workshop prayer.

-- Sarah Palmer, Founder, Dovecot Farm

The Mindful Self-Care Retreat is designed as a gentle program to lead you through moments that reduce stress, release tension, reconnect you to yourself, others, and the world, and remind you that outside of how you serve every day there awaits a world ready to serve you.


Through a slow-paced process you will experience:

HEARTMATH so that you learn to use a simple, powerful, science-based technique to use your heart as a source of intelligence to create a sense of calm and in-the-moment presence that reduces such emotions as frustration, irritation, anxiety, or anger.

MINDFULNESS to help you achieve a state of present moment awareness while you calmly acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations so that you reclaim control over your daily experience.

BREATHWORK that introduces you to simple practices in which the conscious control of your breathing influences your mental, emotional, and physical experience of calm and relaxation.

SILENT MEDITATION offers time for you to focus inward as you train your attention and awareness to achieve a calm, stable, and mentally clear state.

JOURNALING to give yourself time and a process to be in connection and communication with your deeper self so that you release emotion, create a positive frame of mind, and invite yourself to create a sense of thoughtfully structured well-being.

COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP training teaches you how to focus on what's best for an individual or a team through a willingness to be kind, thoughtful, and aware.

T'AI CHI to integrate your mind and body, control movements and breathing, generate internal energy and mindfulness, plus cultivate the life energy in you to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. 


QI GONG to give your body some gentle exercise through repeated movements that stretch the body, increase fluid movement, and build awareness of how your body moves through space.


TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS to soothe your senses, restore normal, vibratory frequencies to out-of-harmony parts of the mind, body, and soul, and entrain your experience for healing and meditation.

HERD DYNAMICS observation will introduce you to a new way of focusing on heart-centered authenticity, congruence with your emotions, and interaction from a place of clam, peace, awareness, and mindfulness.

COACHING to lead you through a day of self-exploration designed to improve internal connection, clarity, transformation, and takeaway practices so that you can extend the peace of this retreat into your daily life.

DISC ASSESSMENT offers a personalized behavior evaluation that centers on four difference personality traits (dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness) so that you understand how you interact with others and can utilize this knowledge to improve communication, leadership, and productivity.


LUNCH IN THE FARMHOUSE offers another gentle component of self-care while you nourish your body in the serene setting of the lodge overlooking the pond and fountain.


Sarah and her horses are wonderful. On this lovely farm there is a beautiful state-of-the- art stable, a home where Sarah holds her classes, and a separate newly built Airbnb. Sarah is a compassionate world traveler. She imparts her wisdom through the horses and meditation. I recommend a visit. I know I will be back.


Beautiful experience that I would encourage all folks to love yourself and go.


The entire conversation around Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching provided a totally new dimension of assessing personal awareness, mindfulness and tools that are transferable to any space.


We're bringing together three diverse facilitators to deepen your experience and create a process that allows you to explore, examine, and transform who you are in ways that last long after the retreat ends.


Sarah palmer


In addition to being a professional Life Coach, Sarah brings to the world an emerging experiential form of coaching - Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching. She integrates resilience and mindfulness techniques to provide a highly-personalized program. With compassion and understanding, she works with clients to build on strengths and attain personal growth. Sarah is a Certified DISC Coach, certified in Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching, and a HeartMath Building Resilience Coach.

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Best-selling and award-nominated author, inspirational speaker, coach, and Trauma Recovery Specialist, Michele leads clients, families, groups, and audiences through the process of creating mind/body safety, resolving trauma-based emotions (including grief, shame, guilt, loss, sadness, anger, and fear) and constructing a stable, successful, productive, and meaningful identity. She is a Certified Professional Coach, Consulting Hypnotist, and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,



In business for 40 years with a focus on financial services and now on holistic and metaphysical services. Founder of Universal Qi Gong and Tai Chi Institute LLC and the founder of the Holisitic and Metaphsical Expo of the Palm Beaches LLC. Retreats are available for groups wanting to go off grid and focus on bringing balance back into their lives using the ancient techniques of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Martial Arts. Ed is a graduate of the School of International Service of the American University, Washington, D. C. 

Your Hosts


Dovecot Farm is a $2mm private farm dedicated to providing personalized retreats for individuals and corporations who value education, collaboration, and transformation.

Holistic Health Connections is a professional, membership-based organization committed to educating consumers about holistic health options, supporting the business growth of holistic health professionals, and unifying the holistic health community in Palm Beach County.

The cost of such an in-depth retreat at a high-end, private property would normally be $500+ per person (especially with the included complimentary DISC Assessment offered in this program).

However, we're bringing you these three seasoned professionals, the herd, the deluxe location, wide-ranging program, DISC, and catered lunch for much, much less.


Everyone is welcome!







Ready to give yourself the gift of time, nature, inner focus, and rejuvenation?


(Seating is limited to 30 participants.)

All sales are final.


For more information contact:

Michele Rosenthal, HHC Founder​