UNLOCK THE SUCCESS, LOVE AND LIFE YOU’RE CRAVING BY REVEALING THE MOST GENUINE VERSION OF YOU.
A WELLNESS RETREAT FOR WOMEN.
You take care of those around you.
You make sure the details are looked after.
You’re always there, making sure the needs of your family and friends are met.
You work hard to never let anyone down, but feel like you still do.
You say yes far too often.
You hear how others describe you and think to yourself “That’s not really me”.
When was the last time you said, “I’m going to do what’s best for me”?
Where are you on your priority list?
No horse experience is necessary prior to attending our retreat! Whether you’re an experienced rider or have never been near a horse, your success with this program is entirely up to you. All the work is done is from the ground, at no point will we be riding (unless you want to add a riding lesson). This provides the best opportunity for each equine partner to teach in their natural environment. Because everyone learns in their own unique way, our program has been designed to incorporate the different styles of learning. Our programs utilize visual, auditory, verbal, physical, logical, and social tools.
WHY WORK WITH HORSES?
Horses are some of the greatest teachers we could ask for. They are intuitive, honest beings that reflect us right back, like a mirror. In a horse’s world, the rules are clear, easy to understand and dealt with swiftly when challenged.
We aren’t always aware of all the ways we’re communicating. Much of our body language and how we present our self to the world is unspoken. Horses are beautifully gifted at seeing you just as you are and reacting to exactly how you show up. They are completely non-judgemental. They simply react to what is in front of them. The wonderful thing about this is that the results are immediate. You may approach your equine partner to have them turn away from you one moment, but by adjusting your approach, their reaction may be entirely different in the next attempt. They hold no preconceived ideas and are open and honest. Before a horse can trust you, they require strong leadership and clear communication. Your equine partner will help guide you through challenges and obstacles to reach success and your authentic self. You will learn how your feelings and behaviours may be affecting much more in your life and relationships than you’re aware of.
WHAT LESSONS CAN YOU EXPECT OUT OF THIS JOURNEY?
Every single person’s experience in life is different and as such, we know that your experience with this program may not be the same as the person standing next you. We are here to hold space for your growth, whatever that may mean to you, and help you make the most of the lessons your equine partner is trying to teach you.
Here are some of the lessons you may find:
What you say to yourself on the inside needs to match your outward actions.
You cannot force something into movement.
When you look back, you prevent movement forward.
You are responsible for your actions.
You are capable of great creativity and innovation.
You have an inner leader.
Patience is important.
It’s not the end goal, but how you get there that matters.
How to work with others, and a 1200 pound partner.
To be courageous.
To be an effective communicator.
To work in a team.
To be a leader.
To be accountable.
To trust, not only yourself but others.
2 days at the EmPower U Equine Learning Center in Nipawin, Saskatchewan
10 guests max
Step out of your comfort zone and instead, become comfortable and confident in your own abilities. No matter the environment or challenges facing you.
SWAG BAG WELCOME PACKAGE
GROUP CARD READING SESSION
AUTHENTIC YOU EQUINE WORKSHOP
MINDSET AND MOTIVATION WORKSHOP
MINDFUL LIVING WORKSHOP
SOUND THERAPY WITH HORSES
GUIDED YOGA SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE
NOURISHING COUNTRY MEALS AND SNACKS
GLAMPING ON SITE FOR THOSE WHO CHOOSE
WHO ARE WE?
CO-FOUNDER OF EMPOWER U EQUINE
Helping people has always been a priority for Shannon, and she couldn’t think of a better way to do that than through partnering people with horses. Horses have gotten Shannon through some of the most difficult times in her life, and she is excited for others to experience the power of the horse
CO-FOUNDER OF EMPOWER U EQUINE
Barbie has always had a passion for horses and helping people. Growing up in a loving home with a sister, who lives with special needs, is what drove her passion to help people and she has dedicated her life to doing just that. Barbie longs to inspire others through working with horses
Born and raised in Carrot River, Saskatchewan Shirley has a passion for helping people and has committed her life to just that. As a retired Continuing Care Aide, Shirley spent her career taking care of those who need it most. Her desire to learn more and be able to do more to help people led her to become a Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist which she practices today. Her commitment to helping people and volunteering allowed her to travel to Guatemala on medical missions to assist local people in need of help.
As a life-long learner, Shirley completed her first Yoga training in 2011 and has continued to follow her passion for the practice of travelling as far as Minnesota to deepen her knowledge. She is the Founder of ReNew You Yoga which focuses on providing a space for people of all abilities to learn about the benefits of Yoga. She believes that Yoga is for everyone and everybody and her ability to connect with each person is a gift she gives each participant. In her spare time, you will find Shirley walking her dog Jax and sewing teddy bears out of fur coats.
Camille is a light force that has a soul you instantly connect with. Born and raised in Saskatchewan and calling Zenon Park her home, those who are fortunate to hold space with Camille feel her passion and energy for helping others. In 2007, Camille set out to carve a path as a Natural Therapist. Realizing that people need help along their journey, she immersed herself in learning to be able to realize her dream of helping those around her on a deeper level.
As the Founder of Heel N Hands, Camille's training includes Reflexology, Ayurvedic Massage, Reiki, Dowsing, EFT, BioGenesis, Red Light Therapy and Oracle Cards. Utilizing her intuition and energy techniques her goal is to help each person find their authentic self by providing a safe, loving and joyful space based on truth for the highest and greatest good of everyone involved.
In her spare time, you will find Camille with her horses where she enjoys taking part in Cowboy Mounted Shooting events as well as riding with the Outback Drill Riders, helping manage her family farm and taking care of her family!
AUTHOR, BODYTALK PRACTITIONER & MINDFULNESS EDUCATOR
Laura Lawrence is the founder of MindBody Balance, a movement offering wellness and self-care solutions for all ages and stages of life. After a major life pivot in 2013, she left her job as a Science teacher and embarked on a new career path steeped in conscious living and self-awareness inspired by her own healing journey. As a BodyTalk Practitioner and Mental Wellness Advocate in rural Saskatchewan, Laura’s clients appreciate her authenticity, vulnerability and empathy, as she guides them to feel more balanced, lighter and free through their own healing journeys.
Drawing on her educator roots, Laura provides creative, self-empowering solutions specific to youth and families by offering a proactive approach to minimize the impact of stress and anxiety on their bodies and minds. Being immersed in consciousness work led her back to teaching and leading, sharing mindfulness practices and self-care tools with people of all ages through the Mindfulness Workshops, Classes & Retreats she’s developed.
INVESTMENTS, ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION
Experience the inner peace that comes with eliminating distraction. This is an investment in YOU and a commitment to honour your authentic self. We are privileged to hold space for you and help guide you on your journey.
The total investment in yourself is $750.
A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to book your spot. The remainder is due within 30 days of the retreat. Deposits and all questions can be sent to EmPoweruequine@gmail.com or by contacting us at 306-768-8484.
Location & Accommodations Available:
We are located outside of the town of Nipawin, Saskatchewan. You will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the prairies where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the calm, quiet stillness that can only come from leaving the hectic city behind. Minimal light pollution means clear night skies filled with breathtaking stars.
While we strongly encourage you to stay on-site in order to get the full experience of what we have planned for you, we understand that you may have other needs for your accommodations. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can point you in the direction of other accommodations that may better suit your needs.
Glamping or Camping – No additional cost
Bring a camper or pitch a tent to immerse yourself in the full experience
Full washroom facilities on site which include an indoor shower
Accommodations are available in Nipawin just a five-minute drive from the ranch at the Northern Greens Resort (www.northerngreens.sk.ca) where you can expect free continental breakfast and free wireless high-speed internet access.
If you want to enjoy the beauty of our local lake, just a short 10-minute drive from the ranch is The Shorebird Inn (www.shorebird.com) located in the resort village of Tobin Lake.
Please note, offsite accommodations and transportation to and from the centre are not included. If you require transportation, we will be happy to assist you in making arrangements. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have created this experience for YOU and will do our best to support your needs and experience however we can.
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