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

My Body, My Wisdom

Apr 24 to Apr 26, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey, AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Owning Your Authentic Power

May 2 to May 3, 2015 at Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Shelley Carr shelley@equinesoulconnection.com www.equinesoulconnection.com 07801 729528

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Discover Your Inner Self

May 30 to May 31, 2015 at Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Wendy Golding wendy@horsespiritconnections.com horsespiritconnections.com 905-936-4450

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Authenticity & Creativity

Jun 19 to Jun 21, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey, AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Discover Your Inner Self

Jun 20 to Jun 21, 2015 at Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Wendy Golding wendy@horsespiritconnections.com horsespiritconnections.com 905-936-4450

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Zone of Intuitive Knowing: Led by Kathleen Barry Ingram

Jun 22 to Jun 24, 2015 at Sussex, United Kingdom

Sussex, United Kingdom

Sun Tui, POH, AI, EFP suntui@me.com www.ifeal.me/courses/ +44 (0) 1982 770139

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Healthcare Professionals Program

Jun 27 to Jun 28, 2015 at Sussex, United Kingdom

Sussex, United Kingdom

Sun Tui, POH, AI, EFP suntui@me.com www.ifeal.me/courses/ +44 (0) 1982 770139

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Seeking the Centaur

Jul 10 to Jul 12, 2015 at Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Shelley Carr shelley@equinesoulconnection.com www.equinesoulconnection.com 07801 729528

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My Body, My Wisdom

Jul 17 to Jul 19, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey, AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Owning Your Authentic Power

Jul 25 to Jul 26, 2015 at Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Shelley Carr shelley@equinesoulconnection.com www.equinesoulconnection.com 07801 729528

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Authenticity & Creativity

Jul 31 to Aug 2, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Horse Medicine Workshop

Aug 7 to Aug 9, 2015 at Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Wendy Golding wendy@horsespiritconnections.com horsespiritconnections.com 905-936-4450

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Discover Your Inner Self

Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2015 at Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Wendy Golding wendy@horsespiritconnections.com horsespiritconnections.com 905-936-4450

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My Body, My Wisdom

Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey, AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Authenticity & Creativity

Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2015 at Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath & N.E. Somerset, United Kingdom

Rosie Withey, AAI, BHSII Riding Coach rosie@horsesasteachers.co.uk www.horsesasteachers.co.uk +44 (0) 7775 594294

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Horse Connection Workshop

Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2015 at Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Ontario, Canada (Toronto area)

Wendy Golding wendy@horsespiritconnections.com horsespiritconnections.com 905-936-4450

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