DRAWN TO HORSES
Workshops for Personal Growth, Development & Inspiration
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other” ~ Mother Theresa
Drawn to Horses workshops are for people who want to learn more about themselves while in the company of horses. When you see horses, your heart skips a beat whether you’ve grown up with them or admired them from afar. There is a reason for this; an innate resonance that happens while in the company of horses.
Many of the Drawn to Horses workshops incorporate creativity and the expressive arts. They are a natural fit. Horses have inspired artists throughout the ages and in turn, those of us who look upon their art are captivated by the beauty and majesty therein. The cave drawings in Lascaux, Leonardo’s sculptures, and the finger paintings that adorn kindergarten classrooms, created by little girls who dream of being a horse.
What we share here at Chiron’s Way is a new way of looking at horses, through programs that pay homage to the master artist in each horse. Instead of the painted, they are now the painters, transforming the at times worn canvas of the human spirit into glowing masterpieces, alive with the colours of connection and joy.
She Walks with Horses:
A Group Mentorship Program for Women
Dante writes - In the middle of the road of my life, I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost.
She Walks With Horses is a group mentorship program for women who are ready to find - redefine - remember - and honour - their WAY. To be their own path maker after taking the road more traveled ... the one that motherhood, sisterhood and/or livelihood may have lead them on.
In addition to Sandra and each other, your way finding companions will be horses - the Chiron's Way herd in fact - masters at helping women discover, and orient, toward their own north star.
She Walks With Horses is open to 8 path makers and this year, it will take the form of a weekend workshop instead of a series of weekly gatherings.
No horse, art or path making experience is required. It's a promise.
"You make the path by walking - By walking you make the path..."
She Walks With Horses
~ equine guided empowerment ~ expressive arts ~ heart coherency ~
~ way finding & path making with the herd ~
Location: Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge
Dates: July 2020 Dates TBA
Investment: $440 + gst before June 20
$550 + gst thereafter
Time: 10-5 each day with a follow-up group call before the end of July
Seeing Beyond the Lens
A Weekend of Equine Arts & Photography
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Wayne Dyer
Are you feeling called to express yourself, your heart and your spirit, through images, be they photographs or art - or both?
In a beautiful setting that opens us up to expanding perspectives, you will:
- connect with the world of horses and the bounty of imagery they evoke
- dive deep into your intuition
- experience the "art of stillness" (Wu Wei) in the company of horses
- practice self-reflection and creative expression
- learn ways of seeing differently
Seeing Beyond The Lens focuses on developing different points of view, ones that bring more colour and light to your photographs and the beautiful art you create from them.
Your guides for this weekend will be:
Renowned photographer and equestrian, Sue Ratcliffe
Expressive artist and art therapist, Sandra Wallin
The Chiron's Way Herd
Sue will help you download your favourite images then Sandra and the herd will help guide as you create and express what you “see” through a choice of mediums.
The interplay between your photos and your art becomes fluid as one flows into the other.
This workshop is open to all levels of photographers and artists.
All digital cameras are welcome.
Though this is not an instructional photography workshop, basic camera support will be available if needed however, the intention of the workshop is to COME AS YOU ARE.
Location: Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, BC
Investment: $500 + gst with Buddy OR by July 3
$600 + gst thereafter
Dates: April 27-29, 2019 SOLD OUT
2ND DATES ADDED August 3-4, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 5:00
A materials list will be forwarded upon registration.
Discovery and Transformation in the Field
"Your vision will become clear when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
Is there a goal you've been working toward that remains stubbornly out of reach?
A career change, a health challenge or perhaps simply finding more peace and space within an already full life?
The Vision Horse calls you to draw upon all of your senses, to break free from limits of belief, experience and even fear in order to move beyond previously established thresholds.
This is an opportunity to un-fix your identity! To evaluate the places in which your vision has become stuck, then do the heart work required to embody a new form.
Are you ready for TRANS-FORM-ATION?? It awaits you IN THE FIELD!
CLICK on the PDF button to see what you will receive during this Transformational Immersion, including an intimate class size of 6, a follow up herd integration call and an original work of art created for each participant by renowned artist, Kim McElroy,
Date: June 29, 2019
Investment US: $1500 US/SPRING SPECIAL $750 US before June 1
Investment CDN: $1997 CDN/SPRING SPECIAL $997 before June 1
Location: Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, BC
Facilitated by: Sandra Wallin and Kim McElroy
* If you prefer to pay in US funds, please email Sandra.
If in Canadian, use the Sign Me Up link.
Turning Inward to Open Outward
The Medicine Horse
In this beautiful experiential workshop, Sandra and the Chiron's Way herd, invite you to walk with them around an ancient circle - a medicine wheel - to gather your teachings from the Four Directions.
To commemorate your walk, you will create a personal horse talisman, as guided by the herd and the land, and inspired by the amazing Medicine Horses of renowned artist, and horse sister, Cal Peacock.
Afterward, you'll spend time with your Medicine Horse. Within the bond of this relationship, you will integrate the lessons and the gifts the horses have shared with you, in a language that goes deeper than words.
To close the weekend, within the circle you have co-created with the horses and each other, Sandra will share the powerful Healing Song of White Horse she was gifted by her Cree mentor, elder and friend.
THE MEDICINE HORSE
~ equine-guided activities ~ expressive arts ~ indigenous teachings ~ community ~
~ kinship and fun ~
Date 1: July 29-30, 2019
Date 2: September 21-22, 2019 Private Group - FULL
Location: Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, CANADA
Time: 10:00 – 5:00
Tuition: $440 + tax by June 29
$550 + tax thereafter
Black Elk Says:
The Grandfathers began to sing,
announcing the riders of the different quarters...
They will appear.
May you behold them.
A horse-nation will appear.
A thunder-being nation will appear.
They will appear.