retreats and workshops

Retreats and Workshops

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Featured Event

"Going Forward" Grief Rituals with Horse as Guide and Teacher

Date: Event Postponed

Come and spend the day in the beautiful Tierra Blanca canyon of Dove Creek Ranch in Canyon, Texas and experience the beauty of nature that surrounds and soothes your soul. This day will provide a gentle space for meeting, releasing, and transforming your grief in a small community of others who are on this journey, all through the empathic, reflective nature of horses.

We will all adhere to the COVID precautions: this will be held in a large outdoor arena, we will be able to properly social distance, and we are limiting this group to 8 people.

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Animal Totems

Discovering Your New Song of Self Empowerment

Aura, Chakras, and Energy Field Management for Health and Wellness - Open to Men and Women

Location:  TBA

**This Event has been postponed - We will advise you of a new date shortly.**

Price: 

$425 - includes materials, food, and lodging in community bunkroom. (Upgraded lodging is available at an additional cost)

$400 - No lodging, includes food and materials


The Human Energy Field, the Aura, is an energy field that surrounds human beings. It is a field of electromagnetic energy that extends out from the body in a bubble or egg shape, made up of layers of energy that emanate out from your chakras (energy vortices).

Your aura is a barrier of energy between you and the rest of the world. When it is healthy it gives you a sense of security, insulating you from the energies around you. With a healthy aura, you have clear boundaries and can tell the difference between your own needs and emotions and those of others. When it is unhealthy you can feel anxious, attacked, like the energy of everyone around you is bearing down on you. You tend to take on the emotions and problems of other people. A healthy aura is key to feeling emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy. In this workshop you will learn tools and techniques for protection and strength of your auric field.

We will also explore and attune to the energy field of horses who have highly sensitive energy fields. You will have an opportunity to be in their quantum field as you practice the technique of aura massage.

Experience this 2 1/2 day workshop in the lovely canyon of Dove Creek Ranch in the panhandle of Texas.  Dove Creek Ranch and Equine Rescue is a place teeming with animals both domestic and wild - from horses and barnyard animals to coyotes and red tailed hawks, enjoy the harmony of the natural world. Leaving the city behind, you find yourself in a wonderfully relaxing and healing oasis on the High Plains; nestled in the awe-inspiring Tierra Blanca Canyon, just south of Amarillo, TX and 20 miles west of the 2nd largest canyon in America, Palo Duro Canyon.

Dove Creek Ranch is family owned and operated ranch that has been treasured by the Higgins family since 1993, as well as home to Dove Creek Equine Rescue, a non-profit (501c3), . Laurie Higgins-Kerley and her husband Greg appreciate the beauty of our Texas Panhandle and are committed to rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming the animals while taking conscientious care of the land. 

Cancellation Policy

There is a $150 fee per person for admin expenses that is non refundable, this includes deposits paid. Within 10 days of the event a $250 per person is non refundable.

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Grief Ritual Work shop

"Going Forward"

Grief Rituals with Horse as Guide and Teacher

Event Postponed

Location:  Dove Creek Ranch Indoor Arena , Canyon, Texas 

Price: $125/person


A one-day experiential workshop where you will transform your grief through the compassionate reflective nature of horses. This workshop is held at Dove Creek Ranch where the belief is" all beings deserve a safe place to heal - Dove Creek is that place." Teeming with wildlife while a herd of horses roams on the grassy plains, you can breathe deeper and relax like never before. Laurie’s grief journey taught her many valuable lessons about life, loss, love, and ultimately joy, when she lost her husband of 25 years and father of their four children in 2008. Grief can truly be a pathway to joy if we can understand it better, connect to others who are grieving, and know that we WILL come out of the dark tunnel that often seems endless.

Come and spend the day in the beautiful Tierra Blanca canyon of Dove Creek Ranch in Canyon, Texas and experience the beauty of nature that surrounds and soothes your soul. This day will provide a gentle space for meeting, releasing, and transforming your grief in a small community of others who are on this journey, all through the empathic, reflective nature of horses.

We will all adhere to the COVID precautions: this will be held in a large outdoor arena, we will be able to properly social distance, and we are limiting this group to 8 people.


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Shakti Queen event

Shakti Queen – Spiritual Warrior Queen

**This Event has been postponed - We will advise you of a new date shortly.**

Location: TBA

How would it feel to be totally immersed, doing something fun that completely delights your spirit? Like being mesmerized by clouds, or the ocean or just running free through the trees with tons of energy…. Trust me, that little girl is alive in you; all she needs is a chance to play, to be in nature and to touch spirit. Amara Charles and Shyena Venice deliver a potent retreat where you will wake up that part of you that is dying to have more fun, raise your vibration, nourish yourself in deep and joyful sisterhood ceremony and much more. 

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Medicine Naming Ceremonial Weekend

Medicine Naming Ceremonial Weekend

**This Event has been postponed - We will advise you of a new date shortly.**

Location: TBA 

Join us for an immersive exploration into the ancient wisdom of Medicine Wheel teachings and ceremony to receive a Spirit Name. This weekend is designed to connect you with your own inner wisdom and spiritual self through a journey of community talking stick, ceremony on the sacred canyon land of Dove Creek Ranch, ancient knowledge and techniques of our ancestors that will inspire evolutionary growth going forward in your life. Camping allowed. More to come soon! 


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Dance Your Dream Awake  event

Dance Your Dream Awake through the Heart of the Horse, Women’s Retreat

**This Event has been postponed - We will advise you of a new date shortly.**

Location: TBA

Walk the Wheel of Life and let our horses guide you on a journey of self-discovery in the ancient canyon land of Dove Creek Ranch. Discover new insights and solutions for your life during this experiential journey that combines the teachings of the medicine wheel, ceremony, yoga and equine facilitated learning and coaching.

Are you feeling stuck, stagnant, or confused?
Are old patterns stopping you from reaching your life’s purpose?
Are you lost in a life transition and in need of new direction?

If you are looking for a new adventure and have a desire to immerse in nature as well as meet other interesting women, come join us for a life-transforming journey! In this unique retreat and workshop Laurie and other facilitators will weave Medicine Wheel teachings, techniques, and ceremonies, Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching with the amazing horses at Dove Creek, yoga and meditation, mandala art, community talking stick, animal totems, drum journeys, hiking, and more…to help you transform and awaken your Dream!
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Animal Totems  event

Animal Totems - Open to Men and Women

Date: TBA

Location: Santa Fe at the Temple of Dreams (More to come)


Based on medicine wheel teachings and Sun Bear’s Earth Astrology, each animal carries a gift or medicine, also called a “giveaway” which assists humans in raising awareness of the gifts or medicines we each carry within our own being. During this weekend, As you travel around the wheel, you will learn about your own personal animal totem, plant, and mineral associated with your birthday, and at the same time you will connect more with your other relations on the earth. Learning about and connecting to your animal totem will assist you in stepping out of your conditioned behaviors and beliefs you hold about who you are and illuminate your innate characteristics, creating more alignment with your naturalness. More to come soon!

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