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.

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, Dr. Sharon Forrest along with Sandra Wallin 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 take with you on 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, Dr. Sharon, 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 ~ kinship & creativity ~

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"Stand no longer

at the entrance to my cave,
 

for healing waits not there".
 

- Chiron

Date:          September 18-19,  2021

Location:  Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, CANADA
Time:         10:00 – 5:00 each day (2 days)    
Tuition:     $444 + tax 

SMALL Class Size so do Register Early.

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 - one of the horses from the Chiron's Way herd... 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:          July 30-31,  2021

Location:  Chiron's Way in Maple Ridge, CANADA
Time:         10:00 – 4:00 each day (2 days)    
Tuition:     $440  + tax Early Bird

                    $500  + tax Regular

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.

BEHOLD!