Dream Catchers and Heart Desires — Creative Expressionadmin No Comments
Do you dare to dream? What’s your heart’s desire?
Our dreams can inspire us and fire up our creative spark. They have the power to shape you, empower you and make you happy. Dreams invite us to explore our full potential. You don’t just think a dream. You feel it in your body and in your heart.
In this unique one-day workshop – we will explore our dreams and heart desires. You will create your own traditional dream catcher and be guided by a gentle herd of horses as your step into a transformational journey of self-discovery, healing, personal growth and renewal.
Spend a day connecting with your heart, personal truths and life desires. The day will include a mixture of creative expression, self-reflective journaling and walking the medicine wheel with our horse guides. Horses are gifted and sensitive. As you journey together, exploring your heart’s desire, your horse partner will hold safe and welcoming space for you, while reflecting back to you the unspoken messages of your body presence.
Your personal experience will include:
- Creative Expression: Learning the story of the Dream Catcher and Asibikaashi or “Spider Woman” and creating your own traditional dream catcher from willow branches, beads and feathers. Traditional dream catchers are intended to protect people who are sleeping from negative, bad dreams while letting the positive, good dreams come through.
- Reflective-Journaling: Receive a personal journal and journaling prompts to explore your dreams and heart desires. The breathtaking beauty of this century farm with cottage gardens, green fields and woodlands offers the perfect space to reflect, enjoy the sounds of nature, and reconnect with your heart.
- Horse Guided Activities: You will participate in two horse-guided activities including walking a medic
ine wheel to reconnect you with four aspects of life balance and personal wellness: emotion, physical, mental and spiritual aspects. These are ground-based activities guided by a certified facilitator. No previous horse experience is required.
Your Investment: $180 per person plus HST – a $50 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Gathering is exclusively offered to 8 participants. Your investment includes snacks, all horse activities, program materials and art supplies. Participants to bring their own lunch.
Terms of payment: Cash, Cheque or E-transfer (No refunds)
Cancellation Policy: due to limited spaces available for this unique experience, the $50 deposit is non-refundable. Also, a cancellation made 21 days before or less from the dates of this workshop are non-refundable. If you pay in full, for any cancellation made more than 21 days before the workshop, 50% of the investment will be refunded. If you need to cancel for any reason, every effort will be made to apply any non-refunded amount to a future experience with the horses.
About Your Leaders:
Malinda Gray is an Aninishinaabe kwe who was born in Thunder Bay and raised on Leech Lake Reservation. She is currently in her second year at Trent University studying for a PhD in Indigenous Studies. She has a passion for traditional beading and craftwork, sharing her creations on Facebook as Beautiful Star Beads. Malinda loves teaching beadwork and other indigenous crafts at various Friendship Centres and at the University of Toronto. Malinda has a wonderful sense of humour and enjoys sharing her traditional knowledge through stories and craft.
Jennifer Garland is the Owner/Program Director of The Mane Intent Inc. Jennifer and her husband, Chris van den Berg, pursued a dream of owning a farm when their daughters left the nest with the purchase of Renegade Ridge Farm in 2011. Then a horse named Sunny walked into her life taking it into a new direction. Jennifer launched The Mane Intent Inc. in 2014, bringing with her 25 years in leadership, corporate communications, facilitation and change management. The Mane Intent Inc. offers wellness workshops, individual coaching, leadership development and team building working with horses as natural coaches. Jennifer is a firm believer that dreams come true when you open your heart to what’s possible.
To register: Contact Jennifer Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org