At Vanora, we provide Eagala Equine-Assisted experiences and office-based counselling. The Eagala Equine-Assisted experiences are 100% on the ground, there is no horse riding involved and no need to have any previous involvement or knowledge of horses. We are qualified professionals with years of mental health and equine experience and offer a holistic approach to therapy for individuals, couples and groups. 

The types of therapy we provide can help to address: trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, addictions, eating disorders, and other mental health and behavioral concerns, as well as educational objectives like working with business groups and leaders, schools, and other growth and learning needs.

At Vanora, we provide Eagala Equine-Assisted Therapy, Equine-Assisted Learning and office-based counselling

Eagala Equine-Assisted Therapy- The Eagala Model is a distinctive experiential framework designed to allow clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship. 

Eagala Equine-Assisted Learning- can be designed for one-off session for individuals or groups who wish to focus on a specific agenda/ goal such as team-building- ideal for corporate work, sports groups etc.

Office-based Counselling- our office is based in Dunedin. Sybill and Esther are qualified therapists and can both provide this form of therapy.

Vanora is located in Waikouaiti, 30 minutes north of Dunedin, New Zealand. We are situated in the countryside, amongst farmland and surrounded by pockets of native bush which attracts the native birds like the Tui and Bell birds and the very friendly Fantails. 
For many when they come to the land, they acknowledge the peacefulness and the nature.

  "I had the opportunity to go out and spend some time with the herd. To say it was therapeutic is an understatement. What Sybill and Esther are offering is a profound, confronting yet gentle experience of meeting yourself.    I had a moment with a small black horse that was unforgettable and that no counselling session could ever offer me. Thank you so much for the healing that was given to me .    I highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to spend some time finding themselves in a unique, non judgmental way"  (Vanora experience, 2017).

"I had the opportunity to go out and spend some time with the herd. To say it was therapeutic is an understatement. What Sybill and Esther are offering is a profound, confronting yet gentle experience of meeting yourself.

I had a moment with a small black horse that was unforgettable and that no counselling session could ever offer me. Thank you so much for the healing that was given to me .

I highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to spend some time finding themselves in a unique, non judgmental way" (Vanora experience, 2017).