Rites of Passage and Eponicity in Costa Rica are collaborating to create a ground-breaking and unique experience that combines the ancient teachings of the Medicine Wheel and the gentle, reflective nature of horses for an embodied journey towards wholeness. The Medicine Wheel provides a framework for understanding ourselves within the cycles of life. Equine Therapy reflects to us the quality of our presence and helps us practice embodying qualities like confidence, trust, patience and humility. Together over the course of 8 days we will take a deep, profound, embodied, joyful and enlightening journey towards greater authenticity and self-awareness.
No prior experience with horses is necessary.
Eponicity offers equine facilitated learning workshops where interaction between horses and people are designed to create experiential learning and development. The way horses sense, think and behave can help humans better understand and see themselves. Activities are uniquely designed, facilitated and de-briefed to deliver profound and powerful experiences. Having an embodied experience is a powerful way to bypass intellectual or behavioral blockages and create sustainable change.
The Medicine Wheel and Horses
Our journey to the South shield of the Medicine Wheel takes us to our childhood where we learned to play, see ourselves as individuals, become in touch with our human form/body. A well balanced horse knows how to play and evokes our playful and spontaneous childhood desires, helping individuals with childhood wounds to heal and finally feel safe playing.
Moving from the South, looking to the West we enter adolescence, we begin to develop our inner resources and find our uniqueness and sense of self. In the West we learn to feel our emotions and to release grief and loss. Horses help us uncover blocks within ourselves that hold us in the West, in our shadow and the dark places
Emerging from the resources we discover in our West, we enter the North Shield: our reasoning, our work ethic, our intellect and adulthood. A place where the rational ego may suppress our intuitive processes. Our North governs and keeps resources in balance. With the North and the horse we will explore how to balance our logic with our intuition.
Exploration of the East shield of the Medicine Wheel takes us to our spiritual doorway of birth and death. It is our union with the divine. It is Spring and Sunrise. The horse will show us the East by opening and awakening our intuitive senses, leading us into our spiritual connection to the energetic world around us.