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

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 ben@funhorsetraining.com +61413072922

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Journey with Horses – A Professional Development Workshop

Nov 22 to Nov 23, 2014 at Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

Jane Weggery, RFI, Counsellor and Registered Social Worker, EAGALA Practitioner (MH) & Renee Keenan, RFI, EAGALA Practitioner, Counsellor weggers@xtra.co.nz or rmk65@live.com www.horsepoweraotearoa.co.nz 027 222 3899 or 027 601 5929

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A Journey to Self: Deepening Your Intuitive Process Facilitated by Horses

Dec 6 to Dec 7, 2014 at Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

Jane Weggery, RFI, Counsellor and Registered Social Worker, Eagala Practitioner (MH) and Renee Keenan, RFI, Eagala Practitoner, Counsellor weggers@xtra.co.nz or rmk65@live.com www.horsepoweraotearoa.co.nz 027 222 3899 or 027 601 5929

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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 leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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Eponaquest Rejuvenation Riding Vacation

Feb 1 to Feb 8, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Nancy Coyne, MD, Psychiatrist, AI, POH and Shelley Rosenberg AI, RFI, POH, Eponaquest Senior Faculty and Deborah Draves Legg AI, RFI, Registered Nurse leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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Family Vacation with an Eponaquest Education

Mar 22 to Mar 28, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Deborah Draves Legg, AI, RFI, Registered Nurse leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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A Spa Vacation with an Eponaquest Education

Aug 19 to Aug 25, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Shelley Rosenberg AI, RFI, POH, Eponaquest Senior Faculty and Deborah Draves Legg AI, RFI, Registered Nurse Special Guest Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Phd, author of When the Horses Whisper-The Wisdom of Wise and Sentient Beings leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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Eat Pray Ride Eponaquest Workshop and Trek

Sep 21 to Oct 1, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Shelley Rosenberg, AI, RFI, POH, Eponaquest Senior Faculty and Deborah Draves Legg, AI, RFI, Registered Nurse leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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Building Authentic Relationships (Part 1)

Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2015 at Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Nancy Coyne, MD, Psychiatrist, AI, POH and Shelley Rosenberg AI, RFI, POH, Eponaquest Senior Faculty and Deborah Draves Legg, AI, RFI, Registered Nurse leavesandlizards@gmail.com www.leavesandlizards.com 1-888-828-9245

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