A significant part of our mission is dedicated to collaborative equine facilitated workshops. Our main focus of the workshops is returning veterans. Workshops use an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.
Workshops range from 1 to 2 days and focus on equine facilitated learning (EFL) to teach new skills in the areas of mindfulness, personal empowerment, daily coping skills and emotional release.
The take away has far reaching applications that are linked to increased success at work and at home. We focus on tools to use in daily life to cope more effectively with environmental and emotional stress.
Horse experience is not required and all activities are ground only (no riding) in a safe setting. Trained and experienced facilitators and horse handlers assist with the workshop activities.
Call 716-866-5274 for more information and to register for a workshop.
Wise Warrior Yoga
Wisdom Farm proudly hosts Wise Warrior Yoga at the farm. The first session was held on August 19, 2022 with WNY Heroes, yoga instructor Christine from Satya Yoga and Savannah, a sound healer. Christine has specific training in working with those who have served in the military. Our hope is that we can help improve mobility, reduce pain naturally and provide some relaxation for our veterans who so deserve it!
Since our first session, we have been holding weekly yoga sessions (weather permitting), by the pond and in Katrina's Barn. The horses are always nearby and the beautiful sights and sounds provided by nature are all around.
To make the experience more immersive for our veterans, Nancy Harrington Proulx, from Equine Essence, has attended a few of our morning sessions to add in an intro to our Equine Facilitated Learning workshops. And having sound healer Savannah join us has been so fun to experience! As the healing sounds began, our horses start heading closer and closer to the group.
Many thanks to Nancy Harrington Proulx, our veterans, our great Wisdom Farm team, our horses and especially to Marco of the Chip Charitable Foundation for supporting our veterans' initiatives!! The generous support of The Chip Family Foundation enables us to offer these collaborative workshops at no charge to our veterans.
If you or someone you know is a Veteran who would like to attend a Wise Warrior Yoga session, please call 716-866-5274.