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Girls, Horses & Art ~ Confidence & Self-Compassion Intensive

A beautiful partnership of Horses, Art & Nature!

Equine Gestalt Coach Chantel Schmidt, and Art Therapist Nikki Featherstone, combine their services to offer this one-day intensive for teen girls looking to build self-confidence and self-compassion!

Horses are an ethereal and yet, grounded animal. They model how to be incredibly powerful and intensely sensitive, all at the same time. They provide an innate healing presence, that allows others to experience new ways of being in relationship to the horses and community, as well as to themselves.

Art making is a powerful experience on its own. Creation energy is innate to all beings, and using that energy helps build connections between internal experiences and the outside world. It also builds capacity to express internal material that has no language, allowing cathartic release and insight into emotions and behaviours.

Having the opportunity to engage in these rich ways of being in the world, while surrounded by 80 acres of beautiful Nature, adds a powerful layer to the connection your teen shall experience. Getting out of our minds and sinking into our bodies, while we experience the world through our multitude of senses, brings a centered and deep grounding that so many teens are searching for.

Your teen will move through the day learning about herself, about her place in her ‘herd’ community, and about her unique, beautiful Spirit. She will leave the day with physical, lasting artworks that will not only be a part of her experience but will bridge the insights and healing to her every-day life after the intensive.

*This is not a riding program, No horse experience necessary
* No art experience or technique necessary

Who: Teens who identify as female, ages 13 to 19 yrs **

** if we get a group of interested girls who are younger than 13 (10-12 yrs or so) we are open to creating an intensive for them on the Sunday, so please inquire!

Date: Saturday, August 18th,2018

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Investment: $125 +GST per participant
* Includes all Art and other materials needed for the day; PLEASE pack a lunch

** There is a minimum of 7 needed to run the Intensive.