Events, Workshops, and Retreats

2016

UNITED STATES

Creative Awakenings with the Wisdom of the Herd- A MEETUP Group
Monthly Gatherings in Sebastopol, California
Begins:
Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Creative Awakenings (CA) monthly gathering, weaves the alchemy of creativity and the wisdom of herd with Eponaquest teachings, to support on-going personal development + creativity!  Learn more  + Register here

 


New Moon EnVision Gatherings @ Unfold Studio
Cotati, California

Begins:
Thursday, March 10, 2016 –SOLD OUT!  Click here to be put on the interest list
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Creative Awakenings: EnVision the Life of Your Dreams Through Art with artist and author Sheri Gaynor at Unfold Studio! New Moons offer us a sacred time to seed dreams for new beginnings. What if during this time you had a way to unlock the door to your heart and allow yourself to explore hopes and dreams that you would like to manifest in the month ahead?

Gather with a creative tribe of like-minded hearts and feel the energy and power that comes with holding a group intention. Join transformational life coach, artist and author Sheri Gaynor for this fun and inspiring monthly gathering as she teaches you simple tools and techniques to create a personal Book of Dreams visual journal. Learn More + Register here.


 

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.

 PRIVATE RETREAT AWAKENINGS & LOVE NOTES
IMG_20150529_152936Kathy Beckwith
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Creative Awakenings Private Equine Experience
May 2015
Awakening…

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.  

 


285432_2036612509873_7563067_nVicki Rose
Santa Cruz, California

Creative Awakenings Private Equine Experience
August 2015
I participated in a 2-day private workshop with Sheri in the Summer of 2015.  Earlier in the year, I had experienced a huge career shift that affected all areas of my life.  I felt emotionally, financially, and spiritually bankrupt and needed help in figuring out where to go next.  From the very beginning, Sheri was a professional and compassionate advocate for me and my soul’s work.  From the ease of her online reservation system, to the thought provoking Welcome Packet she emailed me, to the beautiful binder she puts together and gave me upon arrival, it is evident  that Sheri loves what she does and strives hard to give you all the tools you need to find your way.  The binder is filled with a description of all the exercises she leads you through during her work, as well as several lovely poems that are inspiring and relevant to the deep work she provides.During my workshop, Sheri was able to elicit from me the stories I tell myself that keep me stuck.By helping me let go of my limiting beliefs, she helped me start to create a vision for the kind of business I really want.She also helped me walk through the grief of many recent losses, which allowed me to realize that these losses were actually the most precious of gifts for creating real change in my life.At the end of the workshop, during our follow up email, she invited me to engage in a creative activity to embody the revelations I had during my work with her.  I did it, and guess what??  After doing this, I cannot tell you all of the amazing opportunities that have shown up in my life in service to my dream.The alchemy of the soul’s work that I did with Sheri is truly miraculous to witness. I feel inspired, courageous, and excited to start moving in the direction of my dreams….an Equine Wellness Center in my town where horses help heal people’s hearts! Thank you Sheri for helping me let go of all the things that were holding me back!!

Are You Ready To Awaken To Your Own Possibilities?

Please say hello and let me know how I can support you.


UNITED KINGDOM (UK)

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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