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Kat Winny

Kat is a life coach, equine facilitated trainer and wellness guru. Kat helps busy women get out of their heads and into their bodies, learning to reconnect with themselves to get the most out of their lives.


Kat trained with the Koelle Institute and offers truly unique personal transformation experiences using the wisdom and gentleness of horses.

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2019 Dates to be confirmed

This retreat will change your life.


Do you ever feel like you’re working so hard at “doing life” but never truly succeeding? Are you constantly adding more to your schedule, your to do list or your dreams?


“Living life” can be exhausting. We place endless demands on ourselves, strive always to be better, and continuously raise the stakes.


What would it feel like to “achieve” without having to put in so much effort all the time?

I have experienced the power that dedicating a weekend to yourself can have and I can't wait to share that with you. In our all too busy lives, especially as successful business women, mothers, and/or social butterflies, it’s hard to find some time for yourself.


Dedicating a whole weekend to just YOU can have an immensely powerful effect. Not only does it give you a chance reset and recharge your batteries, you come out feeling like a new version of yourself. Ready to take on the world in a way that feels right for you. You’ll get clear on what you want out of life and know what you can shed to make life easier for you.


With that in mind, I have created a truly unique weekend retreat, blending the transformative powers of both horses and one on one coaching. Throw in a beautiful Italian castle, a wonderful group of like-minded women and local Italian food, and you’ve got a weekend made in heaven.

What's included?

  • Your own private suite in a beautiful Italian castle, with views that make guests cry (fact!)

  • Fresh, organic meals using local, homegrown Italian ingredients (including olive oil made from the castle’s olives)

  • Two individual Equus coaching sessions (find out more here)

  • Daily, small group coaching sessions 

  • Transformation Workshop Series - focusing on understanding yourself, why you are where you are, and get clear on where you want to be

  • Two hour horseback ride around the Italian countryside

  • Daily sunset meditations

  • Digital detox (optional)

  • Use of swimming pool and all other castle facilities

  • Goodie bags full of healthy treats, products and gifts


All inclusive packages starting from Euro 997.

Where is it?

The retreat will be hosted at Castello di Ristonchi, Tuscany Italy.


This thousand year old castle has been recently renovated with love by Stefanie & Rasmus, who have created a community environment for like-minded individuals.


Like many of us, they longed for a simpler life surrounded by nature where they could focus on themselves and their families. That’s exactly what they’ve created in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany.


Surrounded by forest, the castle will give you a chance to get away from the stress and consumerism of daily life. To feel at peace at home in breathtaking surroundings.


You’ll stay amongst the other retreat guests in a private tower of the castle, hidden away and able to fully relax.  


Your suite is tastefully decorated in a traditional Italian style, with your own double bed and private bathroom. A goodie bag full of treats will welcome you on arrival.

Who's invited?

This retreat is for you if you feel one or more of the following:


  • looking for a place to switch off from the stress and strains of daily life

  • in need of some time for yourself

  • tired, exhausted or burnt-out

  • looking to transform one or more areas of your life

  • feeling stuck in a certain situation

  • intrigued to get know your own body better

  • Longing for some time in nature

  • have a passion for horses, personal transformation, or both!

What do I need to know?


We’ll send you suggested flights when you book your spot, or you can choose your own.


Flights run daily from Dubai to Bologna with Emirates.

Multiple flights run from airports across the UK and Europe to Bologna throughout the day.


Please note you will be responsible for booking your own flights.




Our welcome session and introductions will start at 4pm on Thursday. Please don’t worry if you’ll be arriving later - there will be plenty of time for you to meet everyone and get up to speed. If you're arriving late in the evening, we'll save a dinner plate for you! 


Activities will be scheduled over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please rest assured that there will also be plenty of time for you to relax in the sun, swim, read your book or go for walks in the beautiful castle grounds.


We will wrap up on Sunday evening, in time for anyone who needs to return for Monday morning. However, we’d love you to join us on Monday morning for individual consultations so that you can take the most out of the retreat before you head off home.




Sessions will be conducted by Kat. The Transformation Series will be group sessions, allowing us to share experiences, ideas and advice.


Equus sessions will be conducted individually, though you will have the opportunity to watch and share other guest’s sessions (provided both of you are happy to).


In your one on one sessions with Kat, you will gain a whole new perspective on life, pinpoint the reasons behind any difficulties in your life and set yourself up with a mindset to overcome these and get the most out of your life.


No prior experience with horses needed


There is no need for you to have any prior experience with horses, and it doesn’t even matter if you’re afraid of horses. No riding is required for the coaching sessions.


The cost of the Retreat is inclusive of everything listed above, all meals, your own bedroom suite in the castle, and use of all hotel facilities. 

Event terms and conditions can be found here.