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Sat, Feb 10


Rein Shadow Farm

Winter Journey to Wellness

Experience a day filled with Connection, Tranquility, and Transformation. Adult Mini Retreat

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Winter Journey to Wellness
Winter Journey to Wellness

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Rein Shadow Farm, Greenbank, WA 98253, USA

About the event

Elevate your winter with a transformative experience that promises rejuvenation, insight, and authentic connections. Experience profound self-discovery and growth in this full day workshop. Embrace the serenity and the transformative power horses can provide to mind, body, and spirit. Under the guidance of wellness professionals, subject experts and horses, you’ll explore how to trust your instincts, mindfully approach challenges and open your heart to new possibilities.

Enjoy guided sessions on heart centered self-discovery, resiliency, and connection in a warm cozy classroom, along with equine facilitated interactions. *The times spent with the horses are ground based, there is no riding,

Secure your spot now for this carefully curated blend of experiences and a supportive environment where you can explore new ideas and shed the burdens that no longer serve you. You will leave with a renewed sense of awareness, alignment, and empowerment.

Workshop Pricing and Details:

Saturday February 10th, 2024

9 am- 5 pm

Location: Greenbank, WA on Whidbey Island

Price: $325 with early bird discount,

             $375 after January 31st.

Includes nourishing snacks, warm beverages, and a hearty lunch.*

Connect with us to find out more and reserve your spot. nwheartsunitedefs@gmail.comor call 425-610-7432. 

*special diets accommodated if requested by January 31st


- Tranquil surroundings and serene ambiance of Whidbey Island, WA.

- Embrace the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals

- Guided sessions on heart centered self-discovery, resiliency, and connection.

- Gentle ground-based equine facilitated interactions for growth and self-exploration.

- Engaging workshop focusing on mental health, horses and empowerment.

- An opportunity to deepen your connection with body, mind, and spirit

- Explore new ways to trust your instincts and align with your purpose

- Immerse yourself in self-care, growth, and introspection

- Limited availability, so book your spot early to secure your place in this transformative experience

Embrace the chance to recharge and unwind. Join us for a workshop filled with not only relaxation and rejuvenation but also meaningful insights and personal transformation.

Meet Your Facilitators

Amy Schilder, LMHCA, MS, ES, Founder, Director

Amy founded NW Hearts United in 2015. She has 25 years in art and equine experiential educational programming. She has been a leader in the field of equine facilitated services since 2007 with a combination of experience in nonprofit management and in providing equine-facilitated methods for growth, learning and therapy.  Amy is certified by the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL), the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).  She earned her Masters in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2022.  Currently Amy lives in Deming, WA and runs individual and group programs throughout the region.

Cathie Vincent, M Psych,

Cathie started her career with equine facilitated services at the Therapeutic Riding Center in Maryland. There she worked with children and youth with disabilities in the center’s equine riding program. She was also in charge of training the teen volunteers both in riding and horsemanship. It was this experience that led Cathie to pursue a master’s degree in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her masters thesis looked at why women in their middle years were connecting with horses even though many had never ridden in their youth. She is also certified in Equine Guided Education. Cathie has also worked in the field of Environmental Education. Working at both The National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Seattle Aquarium she connected people with the environment. She ran programs such as trips to study and swim with dolphins, whale watching and exploring the natural wonders of the forest to the sea. Her field work includes a month-long program assisting researchers in understanding how dolphins understand language at the University of Hawaii, as well as studying the wild Mongolian horse in the Netherlands before their reintroduction back into Mongolia. Currently Cathie lives on Whidbey Island with her two horses, Nica and Monty.

Connie Lloyd, PT, CFP

Connie graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in physical therapy and is a Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. Her passion is in prevention of physical dysfunction and in maintaining function as we age. She treats with a focus on posture training, movement re-education, and relaxation training. It has been her experience that when persons experience pain, injury, or stress, associated emotions are often not addressed. Connie is certified in Heart Math & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and incorporates her knowledge with her practice and equine facilitated servicess.

I was passionate about horses as a young girI, and as an adult chased a dream of having horses again.  Her lifelong dream of partnering with horses has been realized on her Whidbey Island horse farm, Rein Shadow. Her life has been enriched by the interactions with her small herd of horses. Research, particularly Heart Math, has shown that the horse/human connection is mutually beneficial. “It is my personal & professional goal to facilitate an experience for anyone curious about learning with these intelligent, sensitive animals”.

Nicki Evans, ES, EAGALA Certified

From her decades of experience working with adults and children in stressful and often traumatic circumstances, Nicki has gained a profound understanding of the innate wisdom and healing potential in every person. Nicki’s strong love of horses led her to discover the transformative power and unique ability of horses to help one discover answers to life’s challenges. She maintains EAGALA certification as an Equine Specialist to help clients experience "horse power” for themselves. Nicki knows and has directly benefitted from the transformative power of being with horses. She feels blessed to be a part of the Whidbey Island community and to give back in this unique and special way.


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