WED. AUGUST 30th: 5 pm - 7:30 pm
The monthly Lakeshore Networking event will be held at Red Horse Center in Fennville! Local business folks from the lakeshore and beyond, gathering to connect and get to know one another. Refreshments provided! Please consider making a donation at the welcome table to help with event expenses! Thank you!
FIRST FRIDAYS | 4 pm to 6 pm | October 6th
Come experience the beauty of nature, the peace of meditation, and the resonance of a herd of horses. Herd Meditations offer peace and quiet, fresh air, and some time to slow things down with a supportive herd of horses. The herd meditation welcomes a small group of people, gathering together with optional introductions followed by a brief, calming meditative exercise. Participants are then invited to join the herd at their own pace and at whatever distance feels comfortable. As we regather, short reflections are shared. No horse experience is required.
Cheryl, an author and social worker (MSW) will share insights from her personal story and two books on moving from surviving to thriving. Book sales and signings are available.
Horse-Human relationship coach, Reiki certified, author, blogger, teacher, speaker, and all-around horse professional, Cheryl brings a unique approach and over 25 years of professional experience to helping horses and the humans that love them. Through her long and varied career with horses, she has trained and shown multiple breeds and disciplines, foaled hundreds of mares over a 10-year stretch as a horse midwife, worked as an assistant to an equine veterinarian, and in the field of equine-assisted therapy and learning.
Author of the award-winning memoir, "Follow Me, Friend" a true story about her struggle with undiagnosed PTSD and the healing power of the special connection she has with her mare, Farletta, and the newly released sequel "I've Never Been to Me" about her search for purpose and how Farletta showed her the way. Cheryl's other creative endeavors include her blog, Peace Horse Journey, drawing, painting horse models, and writing training manuals for equine-assisted therapy facilitators.
We are now scheduling Personal THRIVE STORY retreats. If the pandemic years have left you lost, grieving, burnt out or languishing, let art, nature and horses guide you towards thriving again. Your thrive story retreat is co-facilitated by two experienced, trauma-informed and ARCH certified professionals, and we will hold space for your story to unfold in a safe and non-judgmental way. As part of our effort to provide equitable access to programs and community wellness, prices for a 2.5 hour personal retreat range from $275 to $375. Ask about our 1/2 day and 2 day retreats for groups.
Join a welcoming community during this in-person training retreat, Saturday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 in Fennville, Michigan, to learn and experience a powerful approach with the ARCH framework of facilitation – changing lives through story and horses. Certification: This training retreat qualifies for the hands-on requirement for the certification application with the ARCH Professional Designation. Fees range from $550 - $750. Please visit event link to review itinerary, membership discounts and prerequisites.
Women's Horse Guided Retreat "In the Presence of Magic" | October 15 - 20 at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.
A heart-healing, life changing retreat guided by horses, nature, and ourselves in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Facilitated by Anne Altvater, Ulla Frederiksen, an amazing herd of horses, and the breath-taking land that Sylvan Dale calls home.
Let yourself deeply rest in your love of horses and nature in this retreat for women with all levels of horse experience. COST: $3500. limited to 10 women Includes all retreat activities plus: * private lodging in charming cabins on the river * three daily delicious meals with gluten-free and vegetarian options * yoga, meditation, campfires * guidance from the Sylvan Dale Ranch wranglers
Feb 8 - Mar 15 : Wednesdays 5 pm - 6:30 pm
The principles of trauma-informed care are a paradigm shift for the care of self and others; professionally and personally. Understanding how to implement these principles can positively influence your interactions and your ability to support clients and collaborators. Discover how to apply these insights within many professional roles, including health care, education & teachers, community support organizations, and leaders of all kinds.
Potential takeaways and skills explored include:
Fostering a positive, nurturing work environment
Empower an intentional organizational/company culture
Enhance collaboration and creativity
Contribute to a healthy, resilient sense of well-being in yourself, and your groups.
Variable Pricing from $100 to $300
WED MAY 7 - 12 | Women’s Horse-guided Retreat
A heart healing, life-changing retreat, guided by horses, nature, and ourselves in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Facilitated by Anne Altvater, Ulla Frederiksen, an amazing herd of horses, and the breathtaking land that Sylvan Dale Ranch calls home.Anne and Ulla in partnership with horses and nature invite you to creatively explore new ways to live an intentional and purposeful life filled with wonderment and joy.
Let yourself deeply rest and your love of horses and nature in this retreat for women, with all levels of horse experience. We are united by our love of horses and our desire to know them and ourselves more deeply.
COST : $3500. limited to 10 women Includes all retreat activities plus shared or private lodging in charming cabins on the river three daily delicious meals with GF & VG options yoga, meditation, campfires guidance from the Sylvandale Ranch wranglers To register: https://insightequinetherapy.com/events Transportation to Colorado, and to the ranch are not included.