Next Session: Saturday, May 14, 2016

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$125 US per person or peso equivalent. Pay here. (Paypal)

Contact Marti to reserve your spot!

A magical experience awaits! (Art by ©happyart.com)
A magical experience awaits! (Art by ©happyart.com)

Mythic and magical, creating in the company of horses can be a life enhancing, evenlife changing experience.

As truly natural beings, horses can be the perfect coach to help you describe your own highest purpose. When I turned 50 I was having a difficult time connecting some of my dreams with realistic outcomes. A horse told me:

“Highest Purpose Found in Truest Nature.”

This was then I reintegrated animals and art back into my life in a big way.

The Paint Paints - ©Marti McGinnis
The Paint Paints – ©Marti McGinnis

In this full day workshop (9am – 4:30p) you will have an opportunity to interact with horses at liberty (this means they’re untied and free to move about as they wish, but continually monitored for your safety) and otherwise that will offer new ways for you to experience their inherent intuitive wisdom to help you gain your own unique insights.

This experiential learning will create situations that are directed by your own intentions.

Together we will describe the breakthroughs you’d like to set in motion and then see how these create a learning situation tailored just for you through the connective process of your interplay with the equines present.

Each participant will have a chance to be with the horses and the group will informally process the experience through discussion.

After lunch we will further examine the issues  raised by applying any new information into a related “Creative Consideration” art project you will keep.

You will be picked up in an Art Car in Centro, driven to “Perrito Paraiso” 6 miles south of SMA. All snacks and lunch provided. After, you’ll be driven back to town with your art piece, handouts and all the new information the experience inspired.

  • 9:00 Pick Up in an Art Car at the bull at Belles Artes
  • 9:30 Arrive in Cabras
  • 10:00 Discussion and guided meditation
  • 10:30 Taking in the natural world
  • 11:00 – 1:00 Interacting with the horses
  • 1:15 Processing and discussion
  • 1:30 Lunch (organic, all-natural and/or local)
  • 2:00 – 3:30 Creative Consideration – Art project
  • 3:45 Photo session with horses and art
  • 4:00 Goodbye
  • 4:30 Back at Belles Artes
Experience the Wonder of Equine Intuition
Experience the Wonder of Equine Intuition

Friendly dogs will be available.

The home equine ambassador may join us for the art project.


What to Expect

Perrito Paraiso is our little ranchito up the hill from a charming village on the outskirts of San Miguel (Juan Xito – Cabras – about 6 miles from the Jardin on the road to Celaya). It has a super casual feel.

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Be prepared to feel welcomed completely as yourself here. We live a simple life up on the side of this extinct volcano. We tend to choose the esoteric in the offerings of nature in the now, over upscale material fittings, this will be obvious when you get here. Ours is a casual existence that I think you’ll find relaxing. My husband, a native Kentuckian, keeps us awash in projects that have a whiff of the hillbilly, you’ll see evidence of that. YeeHaw!

Whether you’re sitting under the front arbor gazing at the Allende Reservoir in the distance taking in the whoosh of hummingbirds overhead or swinging from a mesquite tree in a hammock chair in the presence of horses munching hay, your choices for finding a peaceful spot to process the day’s events are varied and tuned perfectly to sooth your soul.

QuantumJoys is about Animal Assisted Inspiration from any source; domesticated or wild volunteers, through direct interaction or proximity. What matters is what you make of these experiences. Time will be given allowing you the space you need to tune in – ‘listen’ with every fiber of your being. There are no wrong interpretations. Make notes. Do drawings. Or simply be present.

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The workshop begins the moment you arise that morning. If you had a dream you believe relates to the day ahead, consider it part of the day’s information!

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What To Wear

  • Play clothes. Clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dusty or a wee bit bit dog pawed if you’re their type.
  • Wear shoes you can walk in a rocky field or sandy arena comfortably in. No sandals please.
  • We interact with the horses outside, no matter the weather, so outfit yourself appropriately.
  • Part of the time we will be in the full sun, so wear your sun screen and a hat if you’re so inclined!

What To Bring

  • A note, pad or sketchbook
  • Something to write with

Your Cell Phone

  • Should be in airplane mode during the main sessions
  • Yes! Take photos with it of your experience! Or hand it to someone who can for you.

Privacy

  • Please do not take or post photos of fellow participants without their permission.
  • If you do have permission to take and/or post please add the tag#QuantumJoys
  • Do feel encouraged to post photos of the day’s activities as they pertain to your own experiences – hand your camera over to someone to memorialize your experience if you like.
  • We all agree to respect each others’ privacy and will maintain a sacred respect maintaining a dignified response for anyone else’s exposed reactions. That said, you are encouraged to share your own experiences as far and as wide as you care to.

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What Will Be Provided

  • Rides in an Art Car from and back to Centro (Bellas Artes, by the bull sculpture)
  • Filtered Water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch – vegetarian,  gluten free, organic, all-natural or locally sourced.
  • All materials for the art project
  • A photo op with your project and the horse of your choice

About Our Time With the Horses

  • This workshop is NOT about horsemanship.
  • Is IS about connecting with the amazing intuitive abilities all equines naturally hold.
  • Whether you have had a lot of exposure to equines or none, the interplay this experience encourages between you and the equines is not about riding them or controlling them in any way.
  • One of the most amazing equine learning situations I ever heard of involved a champion reiner (western style performance horse riding) who could not for the life of him accomplish THE simplest task he was assigned with a horse until several sessions had passed – whereas the rest of his family, including an inexperienced toddler made progress within minutes. It should be noted this dude was high falutin’ and helicoptered the family into the ranch for these weekly sessions. He thought he knew everything there was to know about horses – but he was simply unable to accomplish the simplest of tasks with them until he let go of some old beliefs about horses as potential partners and messengers. As soon as he got out of his own way did he ever make a come-around!
  • This workshop is about allowing these amazingly intuitive, powerful creatures the opportunity to share an experience with you in each their own inimitable way.
  • Horses have a highly attuned sensory capability that reacts to nuances in human behavior as invisible to us as our unspoken intentions.
  • When partnered with you and a fun task horses tend to embody a metaphor you assign them which when coupled with their amazingly intuitive behavior can offer you brand new interpretations of elements of your own life path and experience.
  • This workshop is also about allowing yourself space to mindfully attend to the influences of other animals including those who freely occupy our spaces – birds, insects, plants….

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Safety

HORSES: As workshop steward, part of my job is to interpret the behaviors the horses demonstrate to help you understand how they are reacting to you. In this way I am also able to keep you safe in case a situation is developing in which a horse may exhibit a strong reaction, to you or another horse in your vicinity that may jeopardize your personal space – before this happens I will step in as seamlessly as possible to let the situation get back to bringing you helpful information. For this reason you will see me hovering near you and the equines during your time with them.

EMOTIONS: Our time together can be described as creative coaching, from the animals, from your own interpretations and from the each other. This is not psychotherapy. If we head into deep waters for you, the discussion will be steered back up to the surface, but as soon as you can you should make notes so you can further pursue interpretations and processing with those more qualified to better guide you.

SAFE SPACE: We will begin by creating a circle of safety for all the day holds for each of us and will mindfully disband when the workshop is officially over.

Waiver

A waiver will be sent several days for you to review and a copy will be ready for you to sign when you arrive. (review here)

Next Session: Saturday, May 14, 2016

$125 US per person or peso equivalent. Pay here. (Paypal)

Contact Marti to reserve your spot!

Hang Out with this Funny Mini
Hang Out with this Funny Mini