Gaia Gathering offers occupational certification retreats through our residential training programs at Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas, located in Minden, Nevada.
Residents of our occupational training retreats have private rooms in either the Chalet or Bunkhouse on our 30-acre equestrian facility. We offer nutritious meals, hands-on training, optional field trips, and ancillary activities for integration. Every participant has access to our resident therapist for emotional, mental, and spiritual support during their stay.
Host your event at Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas located in Minden, Nevada, 30 minutes east of Lake Tahoe on a 30-acre equestrian facility. We offer three separate houses for sleeping, four arenas, a 10-stall horse barn, a workshop room, multiple hammocks for meditation, and optional use of the obstacle course with the horses. We can sleep facilitators in the main house to accommodate sleeping for12 participants and 3 facilitators.
Or Host your event at Rancho Rico, 30 minutes south of Yerington, Nevada, on an 88-acre riverfront oasis. Our 1,200 sq ft. barn loft has an open floor plan, kitchen, bath, AC, heat, TV, and comfortably sleeps 8. The property is on 88 acres with a river for tubing and fishing. It boasts multiple entertaining areas including a stage, cabana with gas fire pit, outdoor spa with bathtub for 6, an old-time saloon, outdoor cooking area, French fountain, sweat lodge, tipi, event pavilion, a wet bar made from recycled wine bottles, swing set, hiking trails, multiple fire rings, campsites, and 3 RV hookups.
One of the houses we offer is called the Chalet. It has three bedrooms, 4 beds, a fully stocked kitchen, and two bathrooms, and is surrounded by 6 hammocks overlooking the pasture and Sierra Mountains. A wrap-around deck is perfect for serving meals, star gazing, and watching the horses.
The Bunkhouse is our second house. It has 6 beds with a fully stocked kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy Nevada’s rich history with nearby boomtowns, mines, hot springs, casinos, and all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.
Our workshop room in the barn accommodates up to 15 for presentations, introductions, or workshops.
Rancho Rico is located 30 minutes south of Yerington, Nevada, in a secluded river valley. The East Walker River snakes throughout the 88-acre property designed for large gatherings. We offer a barn loft with sleeping for 8 for smaller retreats, and campsites for camping events.