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Write with the Herd Writer's Workshop

Animals

Write with the Herd Writer's Workshop

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Animals

Write with the Herd Writer's Workshop

Animals

Write with the Herd Writer's Workshop

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is your call to adventure! Our ranch is nestled in the mountains above Napa Valley, dappled with oaks and redwoods. As you drive up the winding narrow roads, take in the fragrance of trees and notice the terraced vineyards along your journey. When you arrive, we’ll have light refreshments on the deck and you can tell me about your expectations, emotions, goals, or fears in regards to horses and writing. This conversation will help me choose the writing prompts. We will walk down to meet the horses, let them come to us (which they will!) and begin our writers workshop. I call this writing with the herd experience, "Meet me at the Gate" because you will be inspired to write while here, and what you take away on your own may be your call to new adventures. Science has proven that the physical act of writing with pen and paper exercises different learning pathways in the brain than writing on your laptop. I will guide you through at least 3 writing prompts as well as equine guided activities from the ground. Would you like to halter and lead the horse, bathe, walk through obstacles together, or practice activities at liberty? These are all possible! To close our session we will return the horse to his paddock or pasture, then relax with more refreshments and a final writing prompt, focusing on the peaceful heart-to-heart connection that was established today.
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Your host

Learn more about Wendee

Wendee

I have taught kindergarten through high school and my favorite subjects to teach are the Language Arts and Mindfulness. I taught High School English for over two decades! I’m a member of Napa Valley Writers and participate in workshops and writers groups. I’m trained in Kathleen Prasad’s Let Animals Lead® Animal Reiki Source method of Reiki with Animals, and also teach the Mindful Schools Curriculum. Mustang Yogi, adopted from the BLM in 2003 is now twenty years old, and has helped me earn my US Dressage Federation Bronze Medal. He’s my heart horse and dance partner in showing Musical Freestyles at competitions as well as exhibitions. I have taken clinics from Linda Tellington Jones, Manolo Mendez, and mentees of the late classical dressage master Miguel Tavora. Welcome to the sanctuary of the stable and pasture.

What's included

Food
Organic fruit, nuts, and bakery treats will be set out. Notify me in advance of your visit regarding allergies.
Drinks

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Where you'll be

Join me at Brioso Vineyard Stables on Mount Veeder. We are located off of a steep, winding road, at 2,680 feet. Our area is known for grapes grown on volcanic hillsides. All three of our horses have faced and overcome emotional and physical challenges. Meet gorgeous black Pura Raza Espanola Andalusian (PRE) youngster Brioso, Bay Mustang Yogi, our wise leader, and welcome the newcomer buckskin Lusitano, Arteiro.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Guests should come prepared with favorite pens, journal, closed toed shoes, comfortable practical clothing for outdoor activities, hat, sunglasses, allergy meds, sunscreen, favorite essential oils

More tips

The energy here is safe, supportive. All are welcome in this writing space. If you do not have your own favorite journal to bring along, I'll provide some composition booklets, pens, and pencils. If you feel you'd prefer to write on your laptop or tablet, that's just fine too. Wifi is limited.
Wendee
Write with the Herd Writer's Workshop
5 reviews
From $45/person
5 reviews
From $45/person