Welcome to Belos Cavalos2017-11-17T18:40:58+00:00

Belos Cavalos, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides a SAFE space where trauma survivors can heal and shine!

How Did It Begin?

Global Health Leader, Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo, founded this organization to honor, utilize, and promote the bond between horses and humans.  

Belos Cavalos provides no-cost trauma-informed equine experiential education programs in partnership with Valley of the Moon Children’s Center, serving at-risk youth, foster children and families in Sonoma County and beyond. Additionally, Belos Cavalos improves health and wellness, provides personal and group educational experiences, and further supports the arts and movement research through equine assisted programs.

Our equine partners act as mirrors of our emotions, reflecting our behaviors, attitudes and ideas. Horses are in the moment and they cannot lie. Thus, they recognize and reflect the incongruence between our behavior and emotion, without judgment, revealing our truths. Because horses are herd animals, living in groups much like humans, they provide valuable insight into group dynamics as well as each individuals roles within teams.

In order to successfully build relationships with horses, ourselves, and our team, we must adapt our behaviors to incorporate the essence of horse behavior, being present in each moment, being open and willing, and taking action and communicating from a place of authenticity, clarity, and intention.

The field of Equine Experiential Education and Therapy has progressed beyond horsemanship and into the realm of human development and healing through facilitated experiences with horses.

The key to doing this work in a conscious and responsible manner is to embrace the wisdom of discovery through experiencing.

Specialized practitioners in the fields of psychotherapy, health & wellness, education, law enforcement, and performing arts render services.

Meet our team>

We invite you to join us at Belos Cavalos where—with horses—we learn, heal, and awaken to limitless possibilities for our world, our communities, and ourselves.

What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

“We had a phenomenal day of corporate team-building and leadership training at the beautiful Belos Cavalos in the Valley of the Moon! Thank you Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo and her fantastic leadership training team.”

Walter W. Tom, MD FACS, Corporate Client

“Working with the Belos Cavalos team to co-create our Trauma informed experiential equine program has been remarkable and inspiring.  Being outside, on the farm with the horses and land, creates sanctuary for our children, youth and families to continue to learn, connect, grow and heal.   We are so blessed to have this partnership with Belos Cavalos, Dr. Belluzzo and her highly skilled equine team.”

“Until I attended Belos Cavalos’ personal development workshop, “Discovering Yourself Through Horses,” I had never imagined dancing with a horse. The whole experience made me feel blissfully alive. “
Brenda Richard, Private Pilot and Artist