Adult and Pro-EFW Workshops

Pro-EFW Horsemanship Workshop

At Whispering Equine we hold the concept of horses being sentient beings, in high regard and base a lot of our teachings from that. One dictionary definition of sentient is; having the conscious power of perception by the senses. But what does that really mean and how does that apply to horses? To us, it means that horses experience feelings and emotions based on what they perceive and interpret from their herd members, their environment and the humans they are partnering with.

As horses cannot communicate their thoughts and feelings verbally through  "human talk", we as horsemen must learn and find different ways to listen to and interpret what the horses are attempting to express to us. By doing this, we open ourselves up to a whole new way of interacting, caring for and growing with our equine companions and partners.

During this 1-day workshop, we will explore various areas to help you improve your ability to listen to, understand and connect with horses, both as an owner and EFW facilitator. 

Below are a few topics we will cover:

  • Explore how horses communicate to each other and humans
  • Introduce ways we can receive information from the horses
  • Herd dynamic analysis and awareness
  • Various horse personalities and why it is important to know them for yourself and/or clients
  • Introduce the concept and importance of being grounded  and in the present moment, before interacting with a single horse or a herd of horses (especially as a rider or facilitator)
  • Learn ways to detect your current state and how to become grounded and in the moment
  • Introduce awareness of appropriate ways to approach, catch, lead and handle horses in a safe manner (ie. while in a field among other horses, going through gates, walking to and from different areas and in the barn/arena)
  • Importance of setting clear boundaries while being mindful of the horse, human and situation
  • Recognizing various signs of stress/tension in a horse, when a horse "tries" and various levels of pressure during training or ground work activities
  • Discuss, introduce and practice ways to help a horse release stress/tension (may include Acupressure, Ttouch and Masterson Method Massage techniques)
  • Introduction to pre-liberty training and other forms of ground work activities to build on your existing skill set and improve the connection and communication between you and your horse

Note: This workshop can be applied to Pro-EFW's equine cross-training certification requirement. Certification of attendance will be given at the end of the workshop. Many of the Horsemanship Checklist items will be introduced during our time together as well.

Date: July 8, 2023

Time: 10am-4:00pm

Investment: $190.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

 

The Art of Facilitation Workshop

Have you started or maybe even completed your Pro-EFW certification training and are looking for more support and practice with facilitating sessions? Or maybe you have wondered about offering group experiences, but are not sure what that could look like or how to run them? If so, then this workshop is for you!

During this one day workshop, we will explore more about the world of facilitation and how to be more effective in one on one, small group and full group settings. Participants will get an opportunity to develop and practice skills in a fun and safe environment through a variety of experiential activities. 

Some of the topics that will be introduced and explored further are:

  • Qualities of an effective facilitator
  • Communication styles
  • Various learning styles
  • Items to consider when facilitating inside with and without horses (ie. classroom, barn area, arena area)
  • Items to consider when facilitating outside with and without horses ( ie. Small paddock, round pen, larger paddock/pasture, outdoor arena)
  • Individual program/session planning time and support (apply learned items to your own practice)

Note: This workshop can be applied to Pro-EFW's cross-training certification requirement. Certification of attendance will be given at the end of the workshop. 

Date: August 27, 2023

Time: 10am-4:00pm

Investment: $190.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

 

Personal Development Workshop: Discovering Your Purposeful Path

Are you feeling off path or restless and looking for a change in some area of your life? If so, then come join our human and equine guides for some inspiration and direction. During our time together we will delve into reflection on who your true self is and help find a more meaningful and purposed filled path of life. Being in the presence of horses allows one to connect with their authentic self and reveal aspects of it that may have been hidden, but what is ready to be found and embraced. This could be the start of your new life's story...

Date: July 30, 2023

Time: 10am-4pm             

Investment: $190.00 +gst

(No previous horse experience required to attend this workshop)      

Note: This workshop can be applied to Pro-EFW's  personal development certification requirement. A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the workshop.

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Reiki Certification: Equine and Human

Usui Reiki Level 1: The Foundation 

This course is designed to introduce participants to the basic concepts of Level 1 Usui Reiki with an additional focus on equine healing. The material learned will allow an individual to practice Reiki on themselves, friends, family members and their equine companions.

Dates: August 20, 2023 

Time: 9am-5:30pm 

Investment: $275.00 +gst

Note: Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

  • If you (or a group of people) are interested in taking this course on a different day, please send us an email and we can look to set up a class based on availability.

Usui Reiki  Level 2: Advanced

This course is designed to build on the concepts learned in the Usui Reiki Level 1 class. An introduction to the Reiki symbols, the use of distance Reiki for both humans and equine, as well as intuitive development are just a few of the key concepts covered in this level.  At the end of this course, individuals will be certified as a practitioner in the Usui method of Reiki for the treatment of both human and equine clientele. Prerequisite: Usui Reiki Level 1: The Foundation

Dates: September 24, 2023

Time: 9am-5:30pm

Investment: $275.00 + gst

***SAVINGS: Sign up for both Equine Reiki Level 1 & 2  at the time of registation for only $525.00 +gst

  • Certificates will be awarded at the completion of each course.

Courses facilitated by: Carrie Watson, Reiki Master/Teacher, Equine Facilitated Wellness Professional 

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

NEW: Private Distant Reiki Training Classes (Done via Zoom) 

-Can't make the in-person training classes? No problem!, we can look to set up a private training via Zoom! These classes have been created to offer participants a way to be a learn how to offer Reiki to Humans and Equine if you are interested in that. For more information, please send Carrie an email at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com

 

Working With Energy Workshop Series:

Join us in these 8 workshops to learn more about the world of energy and how it can help you understand how to support both your and your horse's health and well being. More details on each workshop can be seen as you scroll below. 

  1. Introduction to the Pendulum
  2. Introduction to Muscle Testing
  3. Introduction to Animal Communication
  4. Introduction to Working with Intuition
  5. Introduction to Energetic Release in a Horse
  6. Introduction to Vibrational Medicine/Remedies 
  7. Introduction to Oracle Card readings Level 1 
  8. Introduction to Oracle Card readings Level 2

 

Introduction to the Pendulum

Come learn more about the world of the pendulum! Join us for an evening of learning, where we will discuss what dowsing is, how to dowse using a pendulum, and what you could use a pendulum for. During this hands on, fun and engaging class, you will learn to dowse for yourself, another person and animals if you choose to!

Learning to dowse can be helpful in many areas of your life. A few of them could be:

  • making a choice of any kind
  • determining what food and supplements are best for you and your pets
  • finding a cause of physical symptoms or reasons for certain behaviours
  • determining what is causing an allergic reaction
  • finding lost objects, people, pets
  • prospecting for water or oil 
  • improve communication with your pets

No previous experience required and there will be pendulums available for you to use and purchase if you are interested. 

Date:  September 13, 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $75.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

Introduction To Muscle Testing

Come learn more about the world of muscle testing! (also known as Kinesiology) Join us for an evening of learning, where we will discuss what muscle testing is, various ways to do it and what it may be helpful for. During this hands on, fun and engaging class, you will learn to muscle test for yourself, another person and animals if you choose to!

Learning to muscle test can be helpful in many areas of your life. A few of them could be:

  • making a choice of any kind
  • determining what food and supplements are best for you and your pets
  • determine how much and how long something needs to be taken (ie supplements for you or your pet)
  • finding a cause of physical symptoms or reasons for certain behaviours
  • determining what is causing an allergic reaction
  • improve communication with your pets

Date: September 27, 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $75.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

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Introduction To Animal Communication Workshop

Do you ever wonder what animals are trying to say to you? If so, come join us for an afternoon of discovering new ways to communicate with them! You will be introduced to various techniques to send and receive information they are wanting to share with you. Once you open your mind to experiencing this wonderful opportunity to connect with them, you will leave with a new understanding and appreciation for the animals in your life!

Date: October 15, 2023

Time: 10am-1pm

Investment: 95.00 +gst

Pre-requisite: Introduction to the Pendulum class ( If you can not attend or have missed the Introduction to the Pendulum class, you may book a private session to learn the material prior to attending this Introduction to Animal Communication workshop.)

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

Introduction To Working With Your Intution

Join us for an evening to explore and learn more about intuition! During our time together, you will learn about what intuition is, the benefits of using it in your life, how to work with and develop it, as well as what your strongest form of intuition may be.

Some of the benefits of developing and working with your intuition are:

  • helps us makes decisions
  • helps us solve problems
  • gives us more resources for information and answers
  • can give us more confidence and have an empowering effect
  • can give us better insight to others
  • can help us have better relationships
  • can help us be present in the moment
  • can lead us to greater objectivity and clearer perception
  • can lead us to be less reactive and anxious
  • can help us communicate with and understand animals more effectively

Date: October 18, 2023

Time: 6-8:30pm 

Investment: $85.00 +gst

​To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

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Introduction To Energetic Tension Release In A Horse

During this time together, you will learn how to identify tension in a horse's body, a way to help release that for them, as well as how to identify how and when a horse has released the tension, all while working with the body's energy meridians. This is something that we have started to include in our Equine Facilitated Learning programs, and it has proved to do wonders for the horse but also the individual providing the treatment! There is no previous experience required and anyone is capable of performing this helpful practice. There will be limited spaces for this class.

Another option to experience this type of class, would be to host a session at your own facility. Please email Carrie, if this is something that you would like to arrange.

Date: November 2, 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $75.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

This workshop can be applied to Pro-EFW's professional development certification requirement.

Introduction to Vibrational Medicine/Remedies

During our time together on this evening, we will discuss what vibrational medicine/rememdies are, how they work and introduce a variety of ways that an individual can apply them to themselves and their animals to support healing and wellbeing. Aromatherapy, crystal therapy, smudging, various sound healing tools are just a few of the vibrational medicine modalites that we will introduce. Participants will get to create one item to take home at the end of the night to start their new vibrational medicine journey right away!

Date: November 30, 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $75.00 +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

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Introduction to Oracle Card Reading

In this two part, hands-on class, you will learn how to do card readings for yourself and others! In Level1, you will learn about communicating with the angels/other spiritual guides, how to receive guidance from them through the cards and finding out what they want you to know about topics such as your life path, health, career, relationships and future endeavors. In this part, the focus will be on doing a card reading for yourself. In Level 2, the focus will be on doing readings for other people. By participating in both classes, you will develop a feel for which type of reading is your style and comfort. 

If you feel guided to bring more awareness, guidance, laughter and love to all of those around you and into your  own life more, then this is a workshop for you.

Level 1:  December 6, 2023  (6-8pm)

Level 2:  December 20, 2023 (6-8pm) (prerequisite Level 1)

Investment: $75.00/class +gst

To register, please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com with your interest. Full payment will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Thank you.

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop or would like to learn the material privately, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

If you would like to participate in any of these workshops, please send an email stating your interest to Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com and registration information including payment options will be sent out to you. (There are a limited number of spaces for a few of the workshops.)