What is Equine Assisted Learning?
Offering life skills development and team building programs plus women's “Authentic You” workshops through equine assisted learning (EAL).
Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience with horses. More specifically, Equine Assisted Learning is a results driven, effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises and find themselves learning valuable life skills in a fun, safe and exciting atmosphere while working with horses. Equine Assisted Learning has proven to be effective, powerful, positive, educational and creative. Centaur Wellness utilizes the programs from Equine Connections which emphasizes its Internationally recognized BuildingBlock™ curriculum of facilitating life skills through positively reinforced interaction with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self confidence through validated hands-on experiences. Current research has found this experiential form of learning to be very effective; often resulting in immediate results.
By interacting with horses, our participants will learn how to take empowered action, try new behaviours and connect with their passionate selves.
Horses require leadership and clear answers; are always honest and do not judge. Horses divulge interpersonal dynamics and quickly reveal every persons hidden talents and potential growth points. The changes they will experience are immediate, as horses live in the moment.
Learn more about the horses used in our programs and workshops.
"Who would have thought I’d learn teamwork, leadership tips and communication styles
through a horse named Rocky? Well it happened in a session with Dorothy Turek from Centaur
Dorothy is a down to earth, straight up facilitator, who guided us through the theory behind
Equine Assisted Learning. Dorothy then handed the ropes to me and my partner, Darla Zuk.
With Rocky in between us, we learned how to communicate with and through Rocky and
confirmed for ourselves, we are a great team whether we are guiding a horse or collaborating
and building our businesses.
These sessions with Centaur Wellness would be highly beneficial for teams, families and a great
experience for a group of friends.
Thank you for the experience Dorothy."
- Shauna Madsen, Creative Developer - Madsen Avenue
"I went into the Equine Assisted Learning program with "zero" horse experience. With the guidance and support of skilled facilitators, the horses led me through the learning process. Empowered - confident - aware - communication - courageous - inspired ... are only some of the words to describe this enlightening opportunity!"
- Sarah H., Edmonton AB
"Participating in the Equine Assisted Learning program was beyond amazing! It was life changing. It is difficult to summarize the experience in words - I learnt so much about myself and others!"
- Joanne, Edmonton AB