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EQUINE MINDFULNESS RETREAT: Happiness is this Moment

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Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre

3188 Eramosa–Milton Townline

Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0

Canada

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Mud and Lotus Wellness and Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre would like to invite you to a very unique one day Equine Mindfulness Retreat: Happiness is this Moment!

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”


- Thich Nhat Hanh

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Are you looking to nourish your well-being, resilience and reconnect with your happiness and the many delights that life has to offer? If you are, then this is the event for you!

We will spend a day together at the beautiful Sierra Acres engaging in a variety of Equine assisted, Mindfulness and Compassion based practices focused on promoting our well-being, feelings of joy, happiness and delight. Mindfulness allows us to pay attention to what is going on inside of us and around us in the here and now. Nature and animals provide a wonderful opportunity to be fully present, to slow down, to pay attention and connect deeply. Participants will learn ways of attending to their own needs in a kind and caring way within a supportive and nurturing environment. Our time together will be supported by facilitated interactions with the animals that live on the farm in particular the family of horses.


In equine assisted learning, there is a focus on wellness, taking a holistic approach to improvement in physical, social, emotional and cognitive functioning. As prey animals, horses are tuned to their environment and must be able to respond in an instant to changes and inconsistencies in order to stay alive. Their ability to scan humans and find our inconsistencies is truly amazing. Horses mirror our energy patterns and blind spots; behaviours that can stop us from moving forward in life or from moving into our own authentic self. Horses show us that to be effective in our daily lives, we must un-mask any internal frustrations and conflicts that may be preventing us from moving forward. Combining the practice of Mindfulness with the deep teachings that horses offer provides a truly unique opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves and the world around us.


This one day Equine Mindfulness retreat will be an interactive and experiential event to engage your senses. Everyone is welcome, whether you have been practicing for years or are just beginning your journey with Mindfulness and Compassion.


LOCATION:

This retreat will take place in beautiful Rockwood at Sierra Acres Learning Centre, a rural farm setting that is home to horses, goats, cats and dogs. Sierra Acres is a 20 acre farm which is divided almost in half, offering green paddocks for summer grazing, and a wooded lot to the south. In the forested area there are a number of tree species- Sugar Maple, White Ash, Elm and Beech. As you continue further, there are wetlands which are seasonally covered with shallow water. Wild Ginger and White Trilliums are plentiful as are pileated woodpeckers, chickadees, bluejays, nuthatches, wrens and finches, robins and cardinals, crows, turkey vultures, geese, and cedar waxwings. You will also find peaceful areas to simply sit, listen and be.


PARKING:

  • Will be available on site


PLEASE NOTE:

  • To move forward with the event a minimum of 6 participants will be required. In the event of low registration, those already registered will be notified via email and offered a full refund by Nov. 16

  • This event will move forward regardless of the weather as indoor space for practice and interaction with the horses is available

  • All activities with horses will occur on the ground and there will be no riding. No horse experience is required

  • Participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability that will be provided to them prior to the event

  • Pictures will be taken at the event for promotional purposes. If you have any concerns about this please speak with the facilitators


We look forward to practicing with you!

Mud & Lotus Wellness and Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre

For more information about Mud & Lotus Wellness please visit our website www.mudandlotuswellness.ca

For more information about Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre please visit www.sierracres.ca

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Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Learning Centre

3188 Eramosa–Milton Townline

Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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