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 http://eponaquest.com/approved-instructors/. 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

Eponaquest Introductory

May 24 to May 25, 2014 — Shropshire, United Kingdom (near Telford & Shrewsbury)

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Discovering Your Other 90%

April 26 to April 27, 2014 — Wettswil-ZH, Switzerland

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Riding with Joy

April 26 to April 27, 2014 — Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

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Dare to Live Military Program

April 28 to April 30, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Ride into Your True Potential

May 2 to May 5, 2014 — Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

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Discover Your Inner Self

May 3 to May 4, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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Dare to Live Military Program

May 7 to May 9, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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My Body, My Wisdom

May 9 to May 11, 2014 — Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

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Transitions

May 9 to May 11, 2014 — Shropshire, United Kingdom (near Telford & Shrewsbury)

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Make it Happen

May 13 to May 14, 2014 — Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

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Seeking the Centaur

May 23 to May 25, 2014 — Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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The Path to Your Heart's Desire

May 23 to May 25, 2014 — Dorsten (near Essen), NRW, Germany

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The Magical Herd (workshop in French)

May 24 to May 25, 2014 — Issoudun, Québec, Canada

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Working Partnerships

May 29 to May 30, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Dare to Live Military Program

June 4 to June 6, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Discovering Your Other 90%

June 7 to June 8, 2014 — Bad Zurzach-AG, Switzerland

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Ignite Change

June 26 to June 27, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Dare to Live Military Program

July 9 to July 11, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Discover Your Inner Self

July 12 to July 13, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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Strength-Gain-Experience-Discover: Learn from and with Horses

July 18 to July 20, 2014 — Dorsten (near Essen), NRW, Germany

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Heart Connection Workshop

July 19 to July 20, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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The Way of the Horse: Eponaquest Foundations Workshop

July 19 to July 20, 2014 — Vancouver (Maple Ridge), British Columbia, Canada

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Way of the Horse: The Eponaquest Approach

July 26 to July 27, 2014 — Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (on Vancouver Island, Canada)

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Integral Leadership

July 31 to August 1, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Dare to Live Military Program

August 6 to August 8, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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The Magical Herd (workshop in French)

August 9 to August 10, 2014 — Issoudun, Québec, Canada

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Horse Medicine Workshop

August 15 to August 17, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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The Silent Leader

August 16 to August 17, 2014 — Shropshire, United Kingdom (near Telford & Shrewsbury)

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A Spa Vacation with an Eponaquest Education

August 19 to August 28, 2014 — Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Dare to Live Military Program

September 17 to September 19, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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The Path to Your Heart's Desire

September 26 to September 28, 2014 — Dorsten (near Essen), NRW, Germany

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Discover Your Inner Self

September 27 to September 28, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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The Magical Herd (workshop in French)

September 27 to September 28, 2014 — Issoudun, Québec, Canada

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Horse Medicine Workshop

October 3 to October 5, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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Eat Pray Ride Eponaquest Riding Workshop

October 3 to October 11, 2014 — Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Opening the Door to Your Sexuality

October 13 to October 18, 2014 — Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Dare to Live Military Program

October 29 to October 31, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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Horse Connection Workshop

November 1 to November 2, 2014 — Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

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Dare to Live Military Program

November 5 to November 7, 2014 — Sussex, United Kingdom

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A Holiday Vacation with an Eponaquest Education

December 28 to January 3, 2015 — Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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