Come join us for a two part retreat of mindfulness on the farm! Participants will enjoy some mindfulness based activities incorporating various forms of creative expression. This includes mindful movement, awareness of breath, writing expression, planting and color expression.
Please bring your own camping chair for use during seated mindfulness practice and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, with sturdy closed toed shoes, appropriate for the weather as we will be outdoors. Please also bring a towel for mindfulness practice on the ground.
Spots are very limited, pre-register now so you don’t miss out!
***Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is LIMITED!***
*This is NOT group therapy… this IS group learning and group fun!
*This is an adult event.
**Farm based retreats are not therapy or support groups or meant to be a substitute for therapy; this is an opportunity for people regardless of background to come together to explore new ways to incorporate mindfulness based activities in a sensory rich environment. It is an opportunity to learn, and grow together, as well as have some time to relax, de-stress, and have fun on the farm!
Meet your hosts:
Maggi Aebi, E-RYT
I am a 500 hr Certified Yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga as a vocation for 15 years.
I am a Warriors At Ease Certified Teacher having studied and taught Yoga for trauma in Military Communities specific to PTSD and Anxiety. Founder and former owner of Yoga On Mars Studio and the Non Profit Healing For Heroes Hearts providing yoga to the Butler VA weekly for three years as well as working with Wounded Warriors Project and Team Red White Blue.
I am currently on staff with the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh as a Yoga Teacher for students with the 200 and 500 hr programs for certification. I am a survivor of trauma myself and have learned to manage my anxiety with yoga and breath work as well as a daily practice of meditation.
Sandy Booth, MA, NCC, LPC, CCTP/Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
Sandy is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Counseling Professional with over 23 years of mental health experience. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is trained in EMDR, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Natural Lifemanship. Sandy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Equestrian instruction certification from Houghton College. She gained her Master degree from Waynesburg University. She joins in partnerships with horses to empower people to find their own restorative healing and rebuild the life they wish to live. She specializes in trauma, addictions, personality disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship issues, life adjustments and depression.