Wellness Center

Providing a holistic approach to wellbeing for adults with anxiety and depression through a five-day residential  program to develop personal skills and solutions for your individual needs with the power of horses.


Tranquil Acres Wellness Centre provides a safe space to explore and experience individual solutions for each person in a group setting. The professionals of Tranquil Acres Wellness Centre will provide tools to achieve an increase wellbeing in everyday life. Incorporating the horses into your journey of wellness deepens the learning on psychological, biological, and sociological levels.


Program Includes:


·      Daily Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (The TA Method)

·      Mind-Body Connections

·      Decision Making and Developing Alternatives

·      Benefits of Mindfulness

·      Developing Change

·      Exploring What Next and Moving Forward

·      Accommodations, Meals, and Transportation between Facilities

3 Step Application process

Step One

Complete an application form and submit to the staff at Tranquil Acres.

** Click tab below for the Application Form **

Step Two

Once application is completed and submitted Tranquil Acres will contact applicants for the interview (either in person or via technology). The interview will take approximately one hour.

Step Three

Tranquil Acres staff will notify applicant to complete the enrollment process.

Typical Week at the Wellness Centre

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FAQ's About the Wellness Center

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Your Wellness Center Facilitating Team

Kyle Bellehumeur, MACP, RP(Q)

Cetified Equine Specilaist - EAGALA Model

Kyle is a Registered Psychotherapist and licensed with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Kyle received his Masters degree Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University and his Bachelor of Science (General) with a focus of chemistry and biochemistry. 


Kyle has 6 years of experience as an equine specialist practicing the EAGALA model and has been recently dually certified as a mental health professional to include his mental health degree. He is currently building his private practice where he addresses a multitude of mental health struggles (i.e., anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, etc.). Kyle truly believes in working with his clients to help facilitate and drive change using the client’s solutions and self-awareness while incorporating and identifying their strengths. He has had first-hand experience of the natural helping power of horses and is excited to work with clients in an alternative environment to in-office therapy. 


Kyle has been on the Tranquil Acres team for over 6 years and is also the co-owner of Tranquil Acres Guest House. 


To connect with Kyle about the EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy or if you have any questions:


Ryan Theriault

Advanced Certified Equine Specialist - EAGALA Model

Ryan the founder and proprietor of Tranquil Acres has always been passionate about horses and started to ride as a young teenager. Even at this young age he developed a strong vision that he wanted to achieve; having an equestrian centre were he could help others. After 25 years of dreaming; this dream it has come true. 

His credentials include National Coaching Certification level 1 and 2 in theory and particle, Western Rider level 1, Situational Leadership training along with 11 years of managing and coaching others in day to day life situations. Ryan has also been taking part of EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association www.eagala.org) as a  Certified Equine Specialist since 2011 in this modality and completed his advanced certification in 2016.

His vision with this program is to help others reach their goals, overcome fear, help people cope with stress and uncomfortable situations.



OT Reg. (Ont.)

Elizabeth is a registered occupational therapist (OT) with a mental-health focused private practice in South Ottawa. She works with youth and adults with mental health issues and other conditions, such as chronic pain or cognitive impairments that impact their daily functioning at home, work, school, and in their community.

Elizabeth helps her clients with difficulties, such as getting quality sleep, exercising, handling stress, establishing routines, managing a household, completing paperwork, and resuming activities that provide meaning in life. As a community-based OT, Elizabeth usually meets her clients their home; this provides an opportunity to come up with practical solutions and strategies that will fit into her clients’ lifestyles.

For more information about Elizabeth and her OT services, visit www.elizabetheacrettOT.ca.


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