“In just 7 months, the work we have done with Circle Up has already strengthened our team, created safety, and given us a structure that encourages self care, vulnerability, and authenticity. It is also currently helping us to better identify developmental goals and roles that each staff member is best suited for."
MAGGIE MERRITT, STEINBERG INSTITUTE
Head Cowgirl, Owner
Host your next group retreat at Take a Chance Ranch
Our custom group retreats focus on personal development, healthy relationships, artistic expression, spiritual growth, and learning through a deep connection with nature and animals.
In addition to our signature horse experience, Circle Up uses other nature-based experiences and activities with animals, including sheepherding, nature meditation, falconry, primitive skills, writing and art, and mindful hiking.
Some of our retreat topics include:
Presence and Power for Women
Men’s Fire Circle
Creativity and Flow: Writing, Meditation, and Horses
Retreats are hosted at Take a Chance Ranch in Morgan Hill, California. We also have preferred locations on the California coast, the mountains of Idaho, Colorado, and Michigan. To plan your next retreat, please inquire here or book a consultation via the form below.
Choose Your Adventure
What Circle Up offers is different from other team-building exercises, and is also based on the way a horse lives and works. No conference rooms. No binders. No powerpoint slides. No blah blah blah.
Circle Up gathered together our group and turned us into a team! The Circle Up team (humans and horses) took our newly re-configured group—made up of people from three different countries—and gave us the opportunity to get to know each other in a completely unique way.
LAUREN PFEIFFER, ADOBE INC.
In over 35 years in Human Resources, having attended countless training sessions, I had never experienced the emotional response like the one engendered by this program. Every individual considered the program and the investment by our organization as having the highest value of any program they had ever attended.
ROBERT MCQUADE, VP HUMAN RESOURCES
Getting real-time feedback is a rare gift, and yet it's the biggest opportunity to learn about ourselves and grow. Circle Up’s program delivers just that, through the eyes of a partner who acts with total honesty and vulnerability, and without their own ego or agenda — the perfect mirror: a horse!
AMY J., GOOGLE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM
Circle Up experiences are inspiring and challenging. And a whole lot of fun. Beth's approach informs and empowers participants. She teaches and models leadership as authenticity, and cultivates a deep respect for the unique capacity of each individual member of the herd.
EILEEN ELROD, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
People spend lifetimes attempting to connect with themselves. One horse. One Pen. Immediate self-connection needed in order to put the horse at ease. Talk about centering. Wow!
There is nothing quite like having the privilege of working through one-on-one executive coaching with Beth Anstandig. There is an immense opportunity for personal and professional growth for anyone who chooses to embrace it.
VICTORIA CONKLIN, VICE PRESIDENT – LENDING, AMERICAN AGCREDIT
In just 7 months, the work we have done with Circle Up has already strengthened our team, created safety, and given us a structure that encourages self care, vulnerability, and authenticity. It is also currently helping us to better identify developmental goals and roles that each staff member is best suited for.
MAGGIE MERRITT, STEINBERG INSTITUTE
I watched the wonderful replay with Beth Anstandig about personal and professional boundaries, she is incredible. Beth mentioned how she helps her child learn about emotions/feelings and techniques to be self-reliant. She has such great wisdom to share, and I could certainly use some help with emotions and raising two boys.
KAHILLA PARTICIPANT, RESILIENT AND BRILLIANT