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Chiron's Way Workshop

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.

Upcoming Workshops

While Sandra is immersed in her doctoral studies, there will be fewer workshops on offer, however please check back for updates.

The Journey Horse - coming this fall

Tuning In
Harmonizing Body, Mind and Nature

This unique experience combines the grounding elements of nature, the intuitive presence of horses, the richness of story and the immersive power of sound.

We'll be listening with more than our ears, engaging with horses and the land to foster a conversation with presence. These intuitive creatures and the serene environment foster states of mindfulness, essential precursors to deep listening and authentic connection.

The day continues with a melodic sound journey whose instrumentation will help you to tune in to, and integrate, the insights gained throughout the day. 

Finally, we will guide you in expressing the wisdom you've uncovered using your voice and the written word. Through guided exercises, you'll find new ways to articulate your inner truths, creating a powerful bridge between your internal experiences and external expression.

 

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.

 

~ Karl A. Menninger

Date:          September 8, 2024

Location:  Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, CANADA
Time:         12:00 noon – 5:00    
Tuition:     $222 + tax

Offered by Sandra, Ivy, Matthew and the horses.

 Class size is limited.

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Chiron's Way
 Lessons & Gifts from the Wounded Healer

Everything that happens serves a purpose.

 

The teachings from the mythological centaur Chiron, known as the wounded healer, are perhaps more timely than ever, given what we are currently experiencing as, what he might call, a collective wound.

 

In this beautiful experiential weekend, Sandra and the Chiron's Way herd, invite you to journey with them into the Healing Sanctuary of the Centaur's Cave to...
 

  • mine the wisdom in the depths of our wounds,

  • find beauty in the places we've been broken,

  • discover the purpose of the bumps and jostles we've encountered while making our way in the world,

  • embody peace and serenity while in the company of horses

  • create a healing-horse talisman to honour your journey

 

By working through and finding these strengths, every life we touch benefits by example. This is true heroism and one of the wounded healer’s greatest gifts.

 

The wound is the place the light enters us.

~ Rumi

Chiron was the teacher of heroes and the father of alternative medicine. The first ecologist, his lessons help us integrate the qualities of the horse; a connection to the earth, the somatic, the instinctual, and the powerful subconscious ~ and the qualities of the human; the conscious mind, the intellect, creative innovation and thought.

 

Chiron shows us how to become an integrated and total being, bridging instinct and intellect with intuition so we can become far more than the sum of our parts.  

He asks us to say yes to the mysterious and at times painful places within ourselves so we can embark upon a journey of authentic metamorphosis.

Are you ready to say YES to Chiron's invitation?  

 

If so, Sandra and the horses look forward to welcoming you to a powerful weekend of discovery and transformation.

 

CHIRON'S WAY

~ healing with horses ~ energy medicine ~ belief alchemy ~

~ metamorphosis ~ intuitive arts & creativity ~

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"Wait no longer

at the entrance to my cave,
 

for healing waits not there".
 

- Chiron

Date:          June 22-23, 2024

Location:  Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, CANADA
Time:         10:00 – 4:00 each day   
Tuition:     $550 + tax by June 1/$595 + tax after

Class size is limited.

BE-ing Herd
Listening & Learning with The Council of Horses

Join us for an immersive and transformative workshop in which you'll deepen your connection to the natural world and learn to communicate with animals in

a profound and new way.

 

Led by Cindy Rackley, renowned animal communicator, and Sandra Wallin, ecopsychologist and horse listener, this unique compilation of experiences will teach you another way to listen, and help you attune to a language that goes deeper than words.

Workshop Highlights:

  • learn and practice the foundational principles of animal communication

  • discover your innate ability to connect with the natural world through telepathy and presence

  • discover the ancient art of hippomancy while receiving guidance from The Council of Horses (Sandra’s new wisdom deck), some who still reside in the hills at Return to Freedom

  • create a wild horse talisman to carry with you as you integrate and embody their teachings 

  • harmonize with the land and the Return to Freedom herds during a Wild Horse Walk

This transformative weekend will improve your communication skills, deepen your connection to the Earth, and provide personal guidance through intuitive practices. Reserve your spot today and begin your journey towards a deeper,

more connected way of BE-ing in the world.

Date:         October 12-13, 2024

Location:  Return to Freedom in Lompoc, CA
Time:         10:00 – 5:00'ish each day   
Tuition:     $650 USD

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Meet Sutter, a larger than life stallion whose heart enfolded everyone he met. I painted this after meeting him at Return to Freedom, so in some small way, our hearts would always be together.

Sutter, along with his wise counsel, is one of the wisdom keepers in The Council of Horses Oracle. His card is entitled The Ambassador. 

Proceeds from this workshop go toward Return to Freedom's tireless and noble work providing solace and safety 

for the horses and burrows who live there and advocacy for those who don't.

Being Herd
Tuning In
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