Transformational Tourism is Here

The Mane Intent

“Transformational travel is here, motivated by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development, and a deeper communion with nature and culture,” shared Nancy Arsenault of the Tourism Café. Nancy was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Tourism Organization 8 annual meeting earlier this year.

We welcomed Nancy’s invitation to complement her presentation,  sharing our stories about transformational experiences offered to Kawartha Northumberland visitors. We are also grateful for RTO8’s recent profile of The Mane Intent in their Fall, 2019 newsletter. Read the story here.

We’ve also benefited from Nancy’s expertise in tourism product development thanks to funding provided through our local RTO’s Tourism Partner Program. With her guidance, we gained a deeper appreciation for the way The Mane Intent inspires transformation and unforgettable journeys with our equine-inspired wellness experiences. Learn more here.

“Transformational travel is any travel experience that empowers people to make meaningful, lasting changes in their life. Ultimately, it’s a new philosophy of travel that connects travellers to their truest self and to others, cultivating a sense of purpose and belonging,” according to the Transformational Travel Council.

There are four key elements that define the transformational traveller or #HeroMode, according to Nancy:

  • H – Travelling with HEART – Courage, love, humility, compassion and empathy for self and others.
  • E – Seeking ENGAGEMENT with and in the people, places, cultures and experiences
  • R – Having the RESOLVE to work through the challenges that every journey provides
  • O – Leaving your heart, mind, and soul OPEN to the unknown within every journey.

That’s the kind of travel experience The Mane Intent strives to deliver. Our offering is not an equestrian experience. There is no riding. It is a wellness offering that unfolds uniquely with each individual who steps into a relationship with one of our horses. Horses have the power to change who you are. In a natural response to our nervous systems, horses present us with biofeedback that is authentic, real and in the moment.

The essence of the experience is the unique connection between horse and human. They invite a deeper understanding of what our hearts truly desire. They evoke a human response that is unexpected, spontaneous, surprising and genuine. In that moment, the gate of possibility opens and the path to healing or greater self-awareness begins. For some, it’s transformational.

If you are ready for your own transformational journey or give the gift of experience, give us a call at 705-295-6618 to book your experience today.

The Mane Intent is located in Peterborough County near Rice Lake — just a 90 minute drive northeast of Toronto. Close to Peterborough, Port Hope, Campbellford or Cobourg, an extensive variety of accommodations, restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites and shopping are available to enrichen your visit.

About the Author: Jennifer Garland is the Owner/Program Director of The Mane Intent, offering Health and Wellness Workshops and Individual and Team Effectiveness Coaching. Jennifer’s intent is to bring horses, donkeys and humans together to explore new possibilities and find new meaning in lived experience. Learn more about Jennifer’s professional experience, lectures, awards and publications here

Book your experience today: 705-295-6618