Auckland's Retreat & Horse Inspired Learning Centre

Immerse yourself in a dynamic and engaging learning environment that seamlessly integrates horses, wellness practices, mindfulness activities, and transformative education. Explore the profound realm of emotional intelligence through hands-on interactions with our equine partners, all within a secure and supportive setting.

Dune Lakes Retreat is a serene electromagnetic field quiet zone, providing a haven for those seeking solace from the hustle and bustle of city life. Amidst this tranquil setting, experience restful sleep, fostering a regenerative process that allows the body to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate. This sanctuary not only offers respite but also encourages exploration into alternative lifestyles.

At the core of our philosophy is holistic well-being, blending biomedical science, naturopathy, and the art of plant-based eating and fasting. Our Food Garden serves as an educational oasis, imparting the wisdom of cultivating sustenance on a small scale, fostering a deep connection to the earth.

Our commitment to living in harmony mirrors the essence of horses, embodying empathy, grace, and interconnectedness. While horses may not actively seek spiritual awareness, their presence serves as a guide to a profound soul space for those who attentively listen.

Horses lead us on an internal journey toward our multi-sensory selves, bridging the gap between the unconscious and conscious realms. Through this process, we unveil our authentic selves, accessing our innate power, resilience, and sovereignty.

In the pursuit of sanity in our world, nature and animals emerge as indispensable solutions. Horses, masters of effortless embodied awareness, prompt us to recognise that peace and freedom reside within – in the rhythm of our heartbeat, the flow of our breath, and the depth of our self-awareness.


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Path Of The Horse   

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Thank you for changing my life in such a gentle and receivable way.


Our weekend getaway was incredible….!!! We had fantastic friendly hosts, learnt amazing new skills, made new friends, all on a beautiful relaxed property.

Olwyn & Nadine

Prior to attending this course my horses walked all over me. I've had tonnes of lessons both here and in Australia and in a short number of hours I was taught the most valuable lessons. I felt safe and in control of the relationship with my horse, a first for me!"


Rosemary showed us are not a one-off fix but an on-going way of life for you and your horse to enjoy. You wouldn’t believe the change in my boy and ME! I was able to enjoy my baby again... I’m hooked!


In 30 years of teaching I can honestly say that this is the most powerful learning outside of the classroom I have ever observed children engage with.


My young horse, Praise, turned a big corner with her education and training during the Natural Horsemanship weekend at Dune Lakes Lodge. This was our first experience of riding 'bit less'. Praise seemed happy and relaxed without a bridle - and I certainly didn't have any difficulties with my communication with her.


I can’t thank Rosemary enough...the learning’s from spending time with horses translates into other areas of our lives. They have much to offer in teaching us about ourselves.


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470 Wilson Road
South Kaipara Head
Helensville 0874

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