Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Dancing with the Sacred, Dancing with Horses!

This workshop has been CANCELLED.

When: Saturday, September 16

Time: 9 am-12 pm

Where: Valhalla Hill Farm, 7840 Jug Street Rd., Alexandria, Ohio 43001

Co-facilitator: Kathy King Raedeke, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, Equine Specialist, M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Limited to 10 participants

 

 "Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves." It won't be too difficult to embrace the Holy in this stunningly beautiful, peace-filled place! Experience what it feels like to breathe in rhythm and move in inner and outer harmony while at liberty with the friendly and wise Icelandic and Nokota horses who freely roam the land. Learn how to embody the freedom and connection you were created for as you share sacred space and dance the dance of relationship one-on-one with a horse!

 

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

2017 Livin' on Horse Time & the Fine Art of Being

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 15!

"One of the best workshops I have ever taken for myself!" (Carrie)

"And you- what of your rushed and useful life? Imagine setting it all down-papers, plans, appointments, everything, leaving only a note: Gone to the fields to be lovely. Be back when I’m through with blooming."

There is a balm for the violence of busyness in your life- Beauty. What could be more beautiful and healing than horses and the woods in fall in Ohio?

"When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space."

Time is so precious, and there never seems to be enough of it.

Time for horses is not linear (except at dinner time!). It is that vaster, wordless space between spaces where time stands still and expands- all at the same time!

It takes time to feed and care for your soul. Being mindful with horses in nature can help us more easily access that sacred space within and reconnect with our own inner source of peace, power and freedom.

Come dive into Deep Time for 2 immersive days and one overnight of restorative, reflective, and embodied practices with rescued horses in nature!

Take a nap. Take a walk. Wander and ponder. Breathe. Stretch. Be.

The retreat will be held on 86 acres of beautiful pasture and forest at Circle P Ranch, the home of Circle P Sanctuary, a non-profit equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption center with meals, free time, and overnight accommodations at the peaceful, rustic 400 acre Lutheran Memorial Camp in Marengo, Ohio.

Four fabulous inter-generational soul care practitioners will guide and help you:

  • take a "forest bath" (Don't worry. It doesn't involve water- unless it rains!), star gaze, and plant in the dirt
  • practice ways to be still, connect, and listen deeply
  • discover your ability to receive and interpret the messages your body holds
  • explore slow-eating nourishing family-style meals
  • share your hearts desire and blissful breathing with a horse and mingle with the herd
  • enjoy a fire ceremony, eat smores, and slumber overnight in a secluded cottage in the woods with other busy (and tired!) women

All activities and experiences with the horses during the retreat are un-mounted (on the ground) in natural and barn settings.

Sessions throughout both days will engage the mind, body and spirit in creative and contemplative experiences that deepen self-knowledge.

Discover a New Whole Way of Being- and a new herd of soul friends!

"... witness to the world of a way of being that releases the bonds of compulsive doing and resists the violence that busyness can unleash on our bodies, our relationships, and our communities.” 

 

Meet your soul care practitioners for 2017:

Beckie Boger is an Equine Assisted Soul Care Practitioner, trained spiritual director, a certified Equine Specialist in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Learning and founder of Divine Equines. Horses are her favorite spiritual practice, so she loves partnering with them to help other women explore their own spirituality. A graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor degree in Special Music Education, she is also a professional musician and the owner of Noteworthy Music Studio where she offers music education, mentoring and coaching.

Beckie Boger is an Equine Assisted Soul Care Practitioner, trained spiritual director, a certified Equine Specialist in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Learning and founder of Divine Equines. Horses are her favorite spiritual practice, so she loves partnering with them to help other women explore their own spirituality. A graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor degree in Special Music Education, she is also a professional musician and the owner of Noteworthy Music Studio where she offers music education, mentoring and coaching.


Panna Flower. With a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and certification in a number of massage and energy modalities, Panna Flower brings a broad range of expertise to her years of teaching. She began teaching Yoga in 1969 as a way of saying “thank you” after Yoga helped her recover from a serious illness.  Kripalu certified, Panna has creatively adapted Yoga to serve the special needs of diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. In her semi-retirement Panna is a hospice volunteer working with bereaved families and continues teaching private Yoga classes. 

Her mission is to help each student listen with ears of acceptance to the messages of their own body, honoring and expanding into their unique potential.


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Debbie Chooljian is a lover of Nature and a mom of 3 amazing children who is certified in Reiki I & II and Psychic Intuition. She aligns her practice with releasing the mind and relaxing the body through natural resources to co-create harmony and healing. She wishes all creatures great and small blessings of peace & love.


Dottie Kluesener MA. Integrating the benefits of the horse-human relationship, Dottie has been facilitating individuals and groups for over ten years. Having studied with Linda Kohanov, Dottie is an Eponaquest Advanced Instructor and a Power of the Herd facilitator. She is also a certified Equine Specialist in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Learning. In recent years Dottie has incorporated her equine work into retreat settings that address conscious living and conscious aging.

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Jul
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Sound of the Speed of "Whoa": Listening to your Soul through Music, Movement, and Meditation- in the Presence of Horses!

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When: Saturday, July 29

Time: 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: Gilgal Farm, 2928 Eckert Rd. SE, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Co-facilitator: Robin Cummings, Healing Arts, LLC, LMT, Yoga instructor

Limited to 10 participants

 

These ancient hills are alive with the Music of the Spheres! Come away of a quiet summer evening to this peaceful place for a contemplative time of personal reflection and spiritual restoration. “Whoa” down in the humming, green world of Lilly and Beau, the incredibly resilient one-eyed horses, Music, a very expressive elder mare, Amarah, their sweet Arabian pasture mate, and the frisky barn cats. Learn how to listen to the rhythm of your soul from a deeper, more resonate well of Healing Gong Meditation, Sacred Sound Vocalizing, drumming and gentle yoga. Slowly walk the labyrinth, leisurely stretch and allow your body to unfold, and feel the musical vibrations lift your spirit. Then fan your burdens and desires into flames at the closing fire ceremony!

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Horse-centered Mosaic Mandala Memory Box
May
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Horse-centered Mosaic Mandala Memory Box

Horse-centered Mosaic Mandala Memory Box Workshop

Come horse around with beginner-friendly mandala-making... and horses! Learn why the circle is sacred in many cultures all over the world! Be inspired to create your very own one-of-a-kind paper mosaic mandala box keepsake that will hold your memories of this special afternoon at the barn! Allow your spirit to speak to you as you mingle with the horses and pause to choose a box in your favorite yummy color. Then mindfully, slowly, let the assortment of rich textures, shapes and patterns choose YOU as your heart and creativity unfolds in the presence of shaggy, gentle horses enjoying green spring grass under puffy blue skies.  

When: Saturday, May 20

Time: 12-2:30 pm

Where: Circle P Ranch, 2013 County Rd. 24, Marengo, Ohio 43334

Cost: $50. Includes all materials, light snacks and beverages

Limited to 10 participants

You MUST pre-register for all retreats and workshops!

Co-facilitator: Danielle Wolf, artist and horse enthusiast

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Apr
15
11:00am11:00am

Bearing With-ness: The Power of Horse-centered Community Building

2017 Divine Equines Horse-centered Soul Care Farm Tour: Workshop #2 of 4

When: Saturday, April 15

Time: 11 am- 2 pm

Where: Taco Bella Farm, 3231 Burnside Rd., Johnstown, Ohio

Co-facilitator: Dr. Anne Joliot, Ph. D., E.A.G.A.L.A. Certified Equine Specialist

Limited to 10 participants

 

 We will continue our wanderlust in the serene, wide-open spaces of this private oasis and PBJ Connections satellite facility with some insightful Equine Assisted Learning group team-building activities. Assisted by Heidi, a gentle giant Percheron mare, and her delightful yearling, Joy, as well as 2 laid back quarter horses, you will have time to center and re-connect with yourself before connecting with others to build new relationships. Discover how working together toward a common goal while playing together in the pasture and sand with horses (and hula hoops!) can help you experience and better understand your positive and negative patterns of relating in the "herds" in your life! 

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Jan
28
11:00am11:00am

How to Photograph Horses: Learning to See through the Eyes of your Heart

2017 Divine Equines Soul Care Farm Tour: Workshop #1 of 4

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 11 am-2 pm

Where: Circle P Ranch, 2013 County Road 24, Marengo, Ohio 43334

Co-facilitator: Danielle Wolf, equine photographer/artist

Limited to 8 participants

Registration closed

 

“The photographer who wants to observe something fresh has to be open to what happens rather than simply seek an image that is already in mind.” Bring you favorite device for taking pictures (and an SD card/chip for digital cameras), an open mind and heart, and discover a whole new way of seeing and being with horses! Learn how to take compelling portrait and motion shots of horses, savvy editing secrets and where to find free apps- and even play dress up for a take home photo of you and your favorite horse! Be sure and bring a sack lunch, too, for your "working" lunch with Danielle.

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Dec
30
4:30pm 4:30pm

A Sacred Blue Christmas

A Sacred Blue Christmas

Horse-centered Soul Care for the Givers of Soul Care (Private event)

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

4:30-6:30 pm

Come Rest& Reflect in the Presence of Horses! 

 

Take sanctuary in a stable filled with the sacred sights, sounds, and smells of fury, warm horses munching quietly on fragrant, green hay. (Cookies and cocoa included!)

 

Receive healing and peace through gently guided experiences of:

Centering Prayer

Mandala-making

Healing Touch

Walking Prayer

 

Divine Equines at Circle P Ranch

2013 County Rd. 24

Marengo, Ohio 43334

www.divineequines.com

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Oct
21
to Oct 22

Livin' on Horse Time & the Fine Art of Being

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Come rest, reflect, and play in the presence of horses!

Reconnect with the Wisdom of your Body through the Way of the Horse!  

This unique two day retreat will feature horse-centered experiences of: mindfulness, gentle yoga, art and music-making, group sharing, creative writing, Reiki, alone time, and more!

The retreat will take place over two days - Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 from 10am-5pm each day.  

The retreat will be held on 86 acres of beautiful farmland and forest at Circle P Ranch, the home of Circle P Sanctuary, a peaceful non-profit equine rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption center. 

All activities and experiences during the weekend are un-mounted (on the ground) in natural and barn settings, assisted by horses.  

Sessions throughout both days will engage the mind, body and spirit in creative practices and experiences that deepen self-knowledge.


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