Note: If you can not make this date, but are still interested in attending this workshop, please let Fay know.Youth Workshops

Youth Summer Horsemanship Camp

Join us for 3 days of personal discovery and learning through partnering with horses!

During our three days together, participants will learn more about themselves and gain insight about how to interact with and improve their understanding of the world of horses. A few of the camp's learning activities and experiences will be:

  • Arena Instruction/Games ( ie. pre-liberty training ground work activities, ground work through obstacle and gymkhana type activities)
  • Classroom Activities (ie. horse anatomy, breed, color and tack identification, explore how horses communicate to each other and humans, learn about various horse personalities and why it is important to know them for yourself, importance of setting clear boundaries)
  • Learning to care for the horse (ie. general horse care, stable management and grooming, recognizing various signs of stress/tension in a horse and how to help them release it, dowsing and muscle testing for your own and the horse's health)
  • Crafts and outdoor fun

This course may be of interest for:

  • Youth looking to connect with horses in a unique and meaningful way
  • Young horse enthusiasts who are or are wanting to take on more responsibilities for horse care, or are currently taking riding lessons, and want to learn more about horse behavior and safety
  • Young horse enthusiasts who may be interested in a career in the horse industry 
  • New horse owners, or those who are thinking of getting a horse and want to learn more about what is involved with caring for a horse

Date:                      Aug 14-16, 2018 (10am-4pm each day)  

Investment:            375.00

Please register by August 7, 2018

  • A non-refundable deposit of $85.00 will be required at time of registration. The remaining payment should be paid in full, 1 week prior to the date of the camp.
  • Note: there is no mounted time in this workshop

 

Adult Workshops

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. Below are a few topics we will cover:

  • 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)
  • Explore how horses communicate to each other and humans
  • Introduce ways we can receive information from the horses
  • Herd dynamic analysis and awareness
  • The importance and benefit of "knowing" your horses(s)
  • Various horse personalities and why it is important to know them for yourself and/or clients
  • Importance of setting clear boundaries while being mindful of the horse, human and situation
  • Recognizing various signs of stress/tension in a horse
  • 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

Dates:                  June 24, 2018 (9am-5pm)

Investment:         160.00 +gst  

Please register by June 17, 2018

  • A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be required at time of registration for the class. The remaining payment should be paid in full, 1 week prior to the date of the workshop. 

Note: This workshop can be applied to EFW-Can's 60 hrs of Equine cross-training certification requirement.

 

Day Retreats 

NEW-Discovering Your Authentic Self: A Women's Retreat

 Experience a day in nature and with horses combining mindfulness, yoga, and equine facilitated learning to connect to your authentic self. 

Our authentic self is always with us. We sometimes just stop hearing it because we are busy focusing outside of ourselves. When we make the time to be present with ourselves the truth emerges. Horses, yoga and mindfulness cultivate presence which allows your authentic self to emerge into your consciousness. 

The workshop will include mindful yoga sessions with Meghan Vornholt (www.meghanvornholt.com),  Equine Facilitated Learning sessions with Carrie Watson (www.whisperingequine.com), and a take home craft as a reminder of your experience and learning. 

All levels of yoga and horse experience welcome. 

Date:              July 8, 2018 (10am-4pm)               

Investment:    180.00 +gst  

(No previous horse or yoga experience required to attend this workshop. There is no mounted time during this workshop.)     

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be required at time of registration for the class. The remaining payment should be paid in full, 1 week prior to the date of the workshop. 

Please register by July 1, 2018.

 

Personal Development Workshops

Discovering Your Purposeful Path

Are you feeling off path or restless and looking for a change in some area of your life?, 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 22, 2018 (10am-4pm)               

Investment:    160.00 +gst  

Please register by July 15, 2018

(No previous horse experience required to attend this workshop)      

Note: This workshop can be applied to EFW-Can's  "personal development" certification requirement.

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be required at time of registration for the class. The remaining payment should be paid in full, 1 week prior to the date of the workshop. 


NEW-A Journey To Self Acceptance Through Partnering With Horses

Join the passionate workshop facilitators Fay Kazi -Tani (Health & Happiness by Fay) and Carrie Watson (Whispering Equine), as well as the healing herd of horses, for a morning of reflection, self awareness and self love. During the morning you will explore more about yourself through meditation, mindful movement and quality time with equine partners. (There is no previous horse experience required.)

Date: Aug 19, 2018
Time: 9am-1pm
Location:
Whispering Equine, De Winton, Ab
Investment: $85.00 +gst

To Register: Please contact Fay Kazi-Tani at healthandhappinessbyfay@gmail.com  

Note: If you can not make this date, but are still interested in attending this workshop, please let Fay know.


NEW-Learning To Embrace Your Body Through Partnering With Horses 

Fay Kazi-Tani (Health & Happiness by Fay ) and Carrie Watson (Whispering Equine), are excited to present this unique workshop experience together. In this workshop, you will experience a whole new way to connect with your body. During the morning you will be taken on a mindful journey which will allow you to deeply connect with your true essence and develop a deep compassion for yourself and inturn develop positive self body image. The self love practice will give you life long skills to embrace your body and listen to it's needs. By partnering with horses you will be able to reflect on how nurturing your energetic body allows you to embrace your physical body. (There is no previous horse experience required)

Date: Aug 26, 2018

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: Whispering Equine, De Winton, Ab

Investment: 85.00 +gst

To Register: Please contact Fay Kazi-Tani at healthandhappinessbyfay@gmail.com

Note: If you can not make this date, but are still interested in attending this workshop, please let Fay know.


New Moon Meditation With The Horses

Join us for a unique evening of self awareness and discovery about your life’s purpose through a guided meditation from Pamela Dais Nichol (or my "Angel Lady" as I like to refer to her) and the healing herd of horses at Whispering Equine.  August 11 brings a new moon and a cycle of new beginnings for each of us. It is a great night to gather in circle, while in the shared space of our equine guides as well as our angelic guides, to find awareness and wisdom about your life purpose or other aspects in your life you are needing support in.

Details:

Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 6-8:30pm
Investment: $35.00
Location:  Whispering Equine, De Winton, Ab

To register please email Carrie at whisperingequineinc@gmail.com

 

Equine Reiki Certification

Equine Reiki 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.

Date:                        TBA                                                                                                                                                                                         

Investment:            $275.00 +gst

  • A  $75.00 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of registration. The remaining amount should be paid by the date of the course.
  • 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.

Equine Reiki 2: Advanced

This course is designed to build on the concepts learned in the Equine Reiki Level 1 class. An introduction to  the Reiki symbols, the use of distance Reiki and 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 professional treatment of both human and equine clientele. Prerequisite: Equine Reiki 1: The Foundation

Date:                    May 18, 2108 (5-9pm) - May 19, 2018 (9am-5pm)                                                                    

Investment:          $275.00 + gst

  • A $75.00 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of registration. The remaining amount should be paid by the date of the course.

**For savings, at the time of initial registration, sign up for both Equine Reiki Level 1 & 2  for only $500.00 +gst

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

Courses facilitated by:      Heather Orton, Reiki Master/Teacher  (Heather Orton Wholistics)

                                              Carrie Watson, Reiki Master/Teacher, Equine Facilitated Wellness Instructor (Whispering Equine)

 

Introduction To Animal Communication Workshop

Do you ever wonder what animals are trying to say to you? If so, come join us for a day 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:                          TBA 

Investment:               

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

Introduction To The Pendulum and Muscle Testing Workshop- Level 1

Come learn more about the world of the pendulum and muscle testing! Join us for an evening of learning how to dowse, using a pendulum, and muscle test (sometimes referred to as Kinesiology), to help improve various areas of your life. During this hands on, fun and engaging class, you will learn to dowse and muscle test for yourself, another person and animals if you choose to! 

Learning to dowse and 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
-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 (dowsing only)
-improve communication with your pets
 

Date:                            July 18, 2018  (6:30-9pm)

Investment:                   $65.00 +gst

Please register by July 11, 2018

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

NEW- Level 2 Pendulum 


Join us to deepen your understanding and use of your pendulum and muscle testing tools already learned in the Level 1 class. During our time together we will review the introduction material and give you some practice time to feel connected with it all again. We will also look at how imbalances in the various body chakras, identified using the pendulum and muscles testing, can be used to help bring awareness to what aspects of ourselves, others or our pets (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) may need support and what the various options of support could be. By identifying and eventually addressing the "blocked layers" of the chakra, one will start to find relief and clarity in various areas of their lives. The body knows what it needs to heal and stay balanced, we just need to find a way to tune into that...and the pendulum is a great way to do that!! We will also look to introduce you to some of the spirit guides you have supporting you at this time. The pendulum is a helpful tool to be able to connect with your higher self and your various spirit guides to find guidance from them.

Prerequisite: Introduction To The Pendulum and Muscle Testing Level 1

Date: August 23, 2018 (6:30-9pm)

Investment: 65.00 +gst 

Please register by 16, 2018

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

Developing Your Intuition Workshop

Join us for an afternoon 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
-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

Through the various exercises, you will have plenty of time to practice and strengthen your connection with your intuition! 

Date:                              July 14, 2018 ( 12-3:30pm)

Investment:                   $75.00 +gst

​Please register by July 7, 2018

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 

Angel/Oracle Card Reading Class

In this two part, hands-on class, you will learn how to give card readings for yourself and others! In Part 1, 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 your life path and future. In this part, the focus will be on doing a card reading for yourself. In Part 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, laughter and love to all of those around you and into your life more, then this is a workshop for you.

Part 1:                            July 20, 2018 (6:30-9pm)

Part 2:                            August 17, 2018 (6:30-9pm)

Investment:                    $55.00/class +gst

Please register by July 13, 2108

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, please send Carrie an email for details about how this opportunity could work.

 


Introduction To Energetic Tension Release In A Horse

During this time together, you will learn how to identify tension in your horses body, a way to help release that for them, as well as how to identify how and when your 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. You are welcome to bring your own horse, or partner with one of ours. 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. (Note: the techniques learned here can be applied to other pets as well.)

Date:                 June 14, 2018  (6:30-8:30 pm)

Investment:     $45.00 +gst

​Please register by June 7, 2018

Note: If you have a group of people interested in an alternative date for this workshop, 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 a registration package including payment options will be sent out to you. (There are a limited number of spaces for a couple of the workshops.)