intensive retreat

A retreat is an intense period of time for personal reflection and growth. Giving ourselves time to reflect and heal can be a powerful way to process the things that have happened or that are happening in our lives. By paying attention to messages we receive while in retreat we pave the way for greater healing and transformation; and the gifts of insight and clarity can be used in all aspects of our lives.



Corporate Program

Today's fast-paced world and technology has introduced a barrage of distractions that has resulted in a disconnect. In the process of electronically connecting to the rest of the world, we have disconnected from our natural intuition, body cues and spiritual path. Re-awakening your connection to nature activates, stimulates and revives your creativity, resulting in new ideas and thinking outside-the-box. Hochoka Retreat Center corporate retreats are specifically designed to improve teamwork, jump-start creative juices, create clarity and increase focus.


To provide greater access to our "Inner Being and Knowings" and to ground our experiences, our retreat features the Healing With Horses Program; or Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFEL)

Adult Program

Horses help facilitate healing because they have an innate and profound ability to know what a person needs to heal, whether it is a for an emotional block, a repetitive behavior, or even a physical problem.


Healing with Horses teaches people to use the emotional body as a source of intelligence, as opposed to using our mental capacities.


Hochoka Retreat Center offers a retreat in a beautiful setting that is private, safe, and sacred, providing a person time and space to venture inward for healing.

During your time at Hochoka Retreat Center you will have the opportunity to:


  • Clear blocked issues/emotions which can be expressed in a safe environment and allow for more emotional freedom
  • Uncover and move through patterns that undermine our growth and effectiveness
  • Help you learn to better accomplish tasks, create clarity, and build personal confidence and self esteem
  • Detect and discover intimacy, boundaries, strength, emotions, and intuition
  • Reinforce relationships
  • Enhance listening and communication skills
  • Develop trust, patience, and responsibility





Children's Program

The Children's Program has developed into a Mystery School. A lot of children are born different - they have a special gift or intuition that is locked in.  Hochoka's Mystery School helps them uncover their own special gift and unlock their potential.


In fact, the purpose of Mystery School is to assist children and teens to unlock their potential.


The Mystery School helps children get in touch with their whole self; their physical self, their mental self, their and emotional self. The learning facilitated at Hochoka's Mystery School is decidedly different than the traditional kind of learning in school systems.  The learning here is a tactile experience; the learning is done actively, using the whole body - the emotional body, the physical body, the mental body, and the spiritual body.


Children lying on ground


We work with children who have behavioral issues and are failing in the school system.  We also work with home schooled children and/or children who are born with developmental disabilities. The focus is task and goal oriented, aligned with each particular child's life purpose.


Learning is facilitated at Hochoka Retreat Center by "doing;" not by reading a book and taking a test.  This form of learning significantly helps to reveal a child's strength and weaknesses and releases emotional blocks, which facilitates self-understanding, psychological and emotional health.


Our modern society has grown to where most our output is of a mental capacity this leads us cut off from the emotional aspect of our being, which after time could result in confusion frustration and anxiety.  This inevitably leads to disease, dysfunction or even a breakdown of some kind. The Healing with Horses program teaches children here to use the emotional body as a source of intelligence.  Children at Hochoka Retreat Center have to solve problems by themselves, sometimes doing simple things which can reveal an emotional block.

How to Register:

  • Pay through pay-pal
  • Call to schedule an appointment
  • Fill out our Client Application
  • Mail or email the completed application  forms per the instructions in the forms.

Cost: A deposit is required, depending on length of stay.  Please call for amount.


$250.00 per day (retreat program)

$150 half-day rate

$75 hourly rate

$75.00 for overnight accommodation at Hochoka (includes lunch)

$30.00 per night tent/camp (includes lunch)


We offer sliding scale fee for services on a sliding scale based on income. We also offer gratis services for (low-income) families. Please call for more information.


Hochoka is a 501 (c)(3) public, non-profit educational and charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID Number: 81-4849017. Determination letter number: 26053660002056



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