The Coming Home Project is a collection of classes and multi-day workshops focused on exploring and improving relationships with self, others and nature through Relational Horsemanship and Relational Rewilding. 'Coming Home' is the feeling of belonging and soul comfort that people have expressed as a result of engaging in these primary satisfaction experiences. Humans' relationship with Animals and Nature is ancient, primal, necessary - and endangered. Restoring this relationship is foundational to personal, community and global health. Join us in rewilding your perceptions, heart and actions while learning skills and having fun. Classes or workshops may individually or collectively include:
*Relational Horsemanship: By improving the level of contact and presence with yourself, others, the environment and your horse, you become more aware of how all beings respond to your intentions and behaviors. We learn about creating openings that cultivate intimacy and receptivity, and improve breathe and body awareness. Leading from a place of trust and compassion, one finds a soft power within themselves and a reflective, healing friend in their horse. This new way of being transforms all relationships. Beginners to advanced horsemen and women will learn new ways of handling and riding that deepens their relationship with horses.
*Animal Tracking: Everyone is a tracker, and everyone leaves a track. Learning to track is fun and is a sacred responsibility. It gives you the ability to enter the lives and homes of animals. It also reawakens senses and quiet's the human mind. Come learn the foundations of this ancient Art and Science of noticing and interpreting tracks, sign and landscape.
*World of Plants and Wild Edibles: Strengthen your knowledge of and relationship with your local flora. Learn basic plant identification, human uses of specific plants and experience the connection medicine they have to offer.
*Relational Dogmanship: The relationship of bonding and co-existence between humans and dogs is tens of thousands of years old and still evolving. And there is no denying that dogs make us better people. Regardless of our state of mind, the sight and tail wag of a dog generates smiles and a light heart. They reflect the best of us as well as our own discouraging tendencies. We owe it to these unconditionally loving and forgiving companions to learn more about who they are and what they need from us to live a balanced and healthy life.
Our 2017 Relational Rewilding and Horsemanship group is full. If you would like us to facilitate one of these programs at your site, call, email or reach out to us through the Contact page. Classes and workshops facilitated by Duey Freeman, Kimberly Beck and other guest leaders.
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'Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there ... ' Rumi