Introductory Workshops: International

These workshops are facilitated by Eponaquest Instructors. They cover the basic philosophy and methods of the Eponaquest Approach™ to Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning, as described below.

Participation in one of these workshops is a prerequisite for individuals wishing to do advanced work at the Epona Center, and is also required prior to acceptance into the Eponaquest Apprenticeship Program. See workshop listings below and corresponding websites for details.

These workshops include the basic philosophies, skills and activities required to prepare an individual for advanced work:

  • Using emotion as information
  • Accessing a more authentic, creative presence
  • Recognizing and moving beyond conditioned behaviors and thought patterns
  • Setting Boundaries: establishing and maintaining clear and consistent personal space
  • Body Scan: using the body as a sensing device
  • Hands-on activities with horses as guides
  • Developing essential skills for building Authentic Community

Specialty workshops and individually designed intensive study programs are also offered by Eponaquest Instructors (prior to 2013 known as Eponaquest Approved Instructors) and are listed on their individual websites, that appear at Specialty workshops may be 2 to 5 or more days long and cover areas such as advanced equestrian skills, heart/horse connections, leadership studies, managing life transitions, shamanic studies, mother/daughter bonding, eating disorders, trauma recovery and energy work.

All workshops listed below are introductory workshops.  They are offered by Eponaquest Instructors, the only persons authorized to use the Eponaquest Approach™ in facilitating Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFEL) programs. Those individuals using the EFP (Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy) designation with their qualifications on this website are trained, licensed and qualified therapists as required by the laws governing the regions where they work and are professionally responsible for their choice in using this designation. Those who are trained in other fields related to EFEL are also identified. The following code explains abbreviations:

  • AI – Advanced Instructor (Prior to 2013 known as AAI – Advanced Approved Instructor)
  • EFP – Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
  • EIP – Epona Instructor Partner
  • NARHA – North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
  • EFMHA – Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association
  • CEFIP – Certified Equine Facilitated Interaction Professionals, in Mental Health or Education
  • POH – Trained Instructor of the Power of the Herd Leadership Program

Journey with Horses

Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2014 at Auckland, Helensville, New Zealand

Auckland, Helensville, New Zealand

Rosemary Wyndham Jones, RFI, NHS Trainer, EAGALA (ES) Facilitator,  Certified Neuro Linquistic Programming Practitioner +64(0)9-420-2040

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Dare to Live

Oct 29 to Oct 31, 2014 at Sussex, UK

Sussex, UK

Sun Tui, AI, EFP +44 (0) 1342 850330

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Horse Connection Workshop

Nov 1 to Nov 2, 2014 at Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada

Wendy Golding 905-936-4450

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Designing Destiny – an Enpowerment Workshop for Women, Taught by Horses

Nov 1 to Nov 2, 2014 at Kimberley BC, Canada

Kimberley BC, Canada

Martina Danzer, BEd, Prof. Art Therapist BCATA, Usui Reiki Master, POH 250-388-8161

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Pathways with Horses

Nov 1 to Nov 2, 2014 at Clevedon, Auckland, New Zealand

Clevedon, Auckland, New Zealand

Kathy Marx, RFI, EAGALA (ES) Facilitator, Parelli Level 2 Jane Weggery, RFI, B.Counselor, BSW, SWRB, ANZASW Member, EAGALA (MH) +6421465033

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Dare to Live

Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2014 at Sussex, UK

Sussex, UK

Sun Tui, AI, EFP +44 (0) 1342 850330

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Make It Happen

Nov 8 to Nov 9, 2014 at Bath & N.E. Somerset UK

Bath & N.E. Somerset UK

Rosie Withey, AI, BHSII Riding Coach +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Accessing the Power of Your Intuition

Nov 22 to Nov 23, 2014 at Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Ben Skerrett, RFI, Diploma of Counselling, Natural Horsemanship Clinician +61413072922

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A Holiday Vacation with an Eponaquest Education

Dec 28, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Nancy Coyne, MD, Psychiatrist, AI, POH Shelley Rosenberg AI, RFI, POH, Eponaquest Senior Faculty Deborah Draves Legg, RFI, Registered Nurse 1-888-828-9245

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