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Creative Awakenings Retreats

Within your heartbeat hides a summons…What is calling you?

The 1 to 1 Custom Creative Awakening Equine Experience

We begin with an inquiry. What is calling you?

As we move into the field of dreams, we begin to live into the question, not seeking answers per say, but allowing the alchemical process of creativity and horses to unfold and inform.

Through encounters with the herd, meaningful conversation, expressive arts, writing and mindfulness practices, Sheri’s Creative Awakenings process expands, giving you the confidence you need, to reach for and live the life of your dreams!

Imagine a co-creative week in the gorgeous landscape of Northern California working one-to one with Sheri. The Creative Awakenings DreamQuest Immersion™ offers you six hours a day of custom, intensive, transformational coaching, to support you moving past your percieved blocks, awakening to your true authenticity and discovering the life you are truly meant to be living.

In this beautiful environment, we’ll weave the alchemy of creativity, with the wisdom of horses, to master the Eponaquest* 4-point method of emotional agility. Using Sheri’s book Creative Awakenings, as our guidebook, you’ll be supported to uncover, discover and EnVISION your true hearts longing.

Are you ready to dance with your life and live your heart desire?

This retreat/workshop is appropriate for all levels, never-ever’s to expert. If you’re new to horses, or even timid about the idea, never fear! This is a fantastic opportunity to  partner with a horse, in a safe and nurturing environment, experiencing the wisdom of the herd, through an energetic and spiritual connection. In doing so, you will deepen your relationship to your authentic self, build confidence, improve communication, enhance natural leadership skills and reconnect with your true nature and your intuitive knowing.Experience the gift of horse as muse, guide and mentor. Replenish and immerse yourSELF in the beauty for your surroundings with horses, delicious cuisine, and lovely accommodations. Groups bookings are welcome. Please inquire.
*This retreat qualifies as an Eponaquest WorldWide Introductory workshop, allowing you to enroll in future advanced level workshops with Linda Kohanov.
IMG_20150529_152936Kathy Beckwith
Las Cruces, New Mexico
My Creative Awakenings Equine Experience
May 2015
I signed up for a custom week-long Creative Awakenings Equine Experience retreat with horses and Creative Awakenings founder, Sheri Gaynor.   I had high hopes, yet no expectations, of its experience or outcome.  I was in a space of transition in my life.  I felt a lot of loss and uncertainty before me after losing my husband, of 27 years, to cancer.  
Horses have always been a source of beauty and light to me.  The combination of their strength and grace leaves me in awe.  I never expected to learn more about myself as I engaged with the equine realm.  Sheri’s guidance was masterful as my experience with Dreamweaver “Sunday” evolved. 
This experience was created very personally for me.  And I drew from it exactly what I needed at the time and still draw from it today.I am reminded always to look within, to use and feel my emotions as information and create wholeness from them, rather than engage them into misguided reaction.  To really function through uncertainty, that constantly moving ground we call LIFE, instead of hiding from it or masking it, is a challenge.
It takes courage and fortitude.
I have come to be able to face the naked truth that is my own. 
Make friends with it.
Be in compassionate relation to it.   

And Dreamweaver Sunday, the four-legged, long nosed, and long tailed, intuitive creature with MUSCLE, taught me that changing direction isn’t always easy, but it is OK and often necessary.  

Consistency. Patience.  Endurance.  Humor.  Trust.  

 You can’t kid a horse, and a horse won’t even let you lie to yourself.   In the presence of a horse you have to be aware. You have to leave the games on the table when you walk into that ring.  

Life is much better when you can learn to navigate the journey IN YOUR BODY. I have downloaded in my BEING, this experience, and things that I couldn’t have understood any other way.  

I am a visual, tactile, experiential learner…Sheri and Sunday took me to a place of healing I couldn’t have achieved in traditional therapy.

Love and gratitude is all I can convey for this gift.  Wherever you are on the journey, nature will guide you.  And so it is.  


garden and bio pics 024Creative Awakenings 
With Approved Creative Awakenings Facilitator (ACAF)
Contact: Polly Burns

Do these questions resonate with you? 
Where am I in life?….Where would I like to be?….How do I get there?

11224316_871729129529477_7748273513069400000_nWhat if you could unlatch the doors to your heart and allow yourself to explore hopes and dreams that you haven’t visited for a very long time, or never realised were there?CREATIVE AWAKENINGS is the key to opening those doors. Using hands on techniques and in the company of like-minded seekers, you can gain inspiration and insight into how you can live your dreams with the support and guidance of Approved Creative Awakenings (ACAF) facilitator, Polly Burns.This half day taster session is open to all but please be aware that places are limited. Not artistic ability required! All materials provided.
To book contact Polly : polly at paton-brown dot co dot uk