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These testimonials, as well as the photos in our Gallery, include people from around the country who have come by to work and play with our horses. From NYC to Chicago, North Carolina, Ohio and Colorado, these wonderful people are a great blessing in our lives (horse and human) and we hope we have been in theirs!
It would take three years of good leadership coaching to achieve what just happened in three hours with you and the horses.
– Donna M
Lisa and Dan, through Espíritu, offer an opportunity for individuals and groups to have an up-close-and-personal experience with a horse that teaches them about their own way of being and showing up in the world, and supports them in discovering other ways of showing up that may be much more closely aligned with their deeper, more authentic self. In short, the experience offers a safe space within which people can let down their guard, step into their hearts, and discover the power that resides therein.
– Paula B
Lisa and Dan, together with their teaching horses, Mesa and Regalo, and the rest of the herd are a tremendous team. They are finely tuned in to the people who come to be with them and deeply respectful. We all came together to share what we’ve experienced in the time together. I gained a deeper felt sense of my own gifts because the experience was grounded in fierce and gentle energetic presence, trust and wisdom of the whole team.
– Carolyn T
As a person who has traveled the globe seeking answers to life’s most compelling questions, I have uncovered only a few tools and practices that have immediate, significant, and profound impact on my personal development. Coaching with horses is one of those things. The coaching, leadership, and deep caring skills of Lisa and Dan, blended with the powerful authenticity available through their horse companions, Mesa and Regalo, is a brilliant and masterful combination that allows for insights deeper than one can imagine. If you are looking for the doorway into a deeper conversation about who you are, then this work is for you, and these four amazing souls are exceptional at being the guides for that journey.
– Tomi Lama, Coach, Consultant, and Author, What’s Your Superpower? And The Purpose Guide.
I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for the beauty, power and grace of these magnificent creatures. But when it came to their capacity to speak wisdom to me, I was a skeptic. Looking back, I now realize their ‘work’ with me began even before I arrived through a gnawing sense that I would be unable to go through the motions; I feared my own doubt would prevail.
What unfolded when I was inside the round pen with my horse amazed me. Dreams that I had been pushing to the background came up. I was surprised by the depth and clarity of what was evoked in me. I left convinced that I needed to take those dreams more seriously. I also left with a sense of wonder that showed up in the form of two questions: “What just happened?” and “How did they know that?” My initial skepticism had been replaced with amazement at the ability of horses to communicate with me and my newly discovered ability to “hear’ them!
– Stephanie M
My experience with Dan, Lisa, and their coaching horses, Mesa and Regalo was unique and enlightening. The session helped me focus on being in the moment, tuning into my body, and the empowerment that comes with looking inward. I believe this experience has guided me in my personal and professional development, and I recommend anyone with an open mind to open their heart to explore this opportunity.
I have had very little exposure to large animals before being invited by Dan and Lisa to meet their beautiful horses, Mesa and Regalo. When I entered the Espíritu arena for the first time I was feeling a bit of trepidation. Within moments Dan and Lisa’s calming presence allowed me to relax and open my heart to what was about to unfold. After meeting Mesa and Regalo it became intuitively evident that Regalo would be working with me this day.
Dan did a beautiful job preparing me for the experience and providing me with essential safety tips to be aware of. I entered the ring with Regalo and gradually established a trusting connection with him. Before I knew it Regalo began to communicate with me intuitively, informing me that we would be exploring the art of listening. I was already ‘hearing’ him, but without my ears. He guided me in listening to the sounds of nature around us using my ears to hear the physical sounds. He then invited me to drop my awareness into my heart, awakening a whole new capacity to listen more deeply and to hear both the sound and the quality of the energy the sound was traveling on. I was learning how to listen with my whole being.
This deepened capacity to listen has forever changed the depth with which I am able to connect with, hear and feel the world around me. It has enriched my relationship with the people I am blessed to love and serve. I am forever grateful to Lisa, Dan, Mesa and Regalo for this experience and look forward to my next coaching session.
– Jim Anderson, Evergreen, CO