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Sentient Communication Retreat

April 18 - April 19


     Sentient Communication Retreat

Cultivate a Mindful, Heart-Centered Awareness for Personal Well-being Professional Success and Social Transformation                                                                       pastedGraphic.png

                  April 18-19, 2020 Brenham, Texas    

Come relax among the oaks as you learn the art of Sentient Communication with horses. This innovative experiential learning workshop brings together the latest research on mind-body science and the healing power of the human-animal bond with specific techniques for reducing stress, enhancing health, and cultivating meaningful, mutually supportive relationships with people and animals. 

The two day-workshop highlights key principles and a sequence of experiential learning activities designed to exercise what Linda Kohanov calls Sentient Communication™.  Linda developed this process through 20 years of distilling experiences, leading workshops, researching/writing 5 books and collaborating with professionals in multiple fields.

What is Sentient Communication?

 “Sentient Communication shows us how to elevate instinctual impulses and physiological processes to a language combining purposeful changes in breathing and heart rate, with a finely tuned awareness of emotional cues, body posture shifts, energetic awareness, and intuitive insights that we learn to consciously respond to rather than unconsciously react to.” (Kohanov, 2017).

Why Horses

Horses are highly attuned to nonverbal communication.  They have the capacity to help us to look deeply within ourselves, understand emotion as information, connect with each other in way that feels natural and authentic (SR). They can help people learn to communicate and respond beyond the limitations of words. This process is best learned through experience and horses are natural teachers.

Benefits of Sentient Communication

Sentient Communication skills will help you change the conversation and dynamic with your horse and in your human relationships to a more mindful, heart-centered partnership.  It teaches skills to calm and regulate your nervous system and be more present and balanced during times of stress and disconnection in yourself or those around you.  It helps reduce performance anxiety and supports the capacity for flexibility, resiliency and well-being.


Lynne Silver, Sarah Janosik and Shelley Rosenberg are Advanced Eponaquest Facilitators and Certified in Sentient Communication. Shelley is also founder of the International Equine Summit. They bring together their extensive backgrounds working with people and horses to create an optimal environment for mindful, heart-centered personal and professional transformation.  For information visit: www.myhorsesmyhealer.com  or www.EquineAssistedLearningCenter.com


 $425 if paid in full by 3/20/20 and $475 after 3/20/20.  $100 deposit will reserve a spot.                          Space is limited to 8 participants.


The retreat will be held on the scenic and serene Old Oaks Ranch outside of Brenham, Texas, Old Oaks Ranch is a 360-acre working cattle ranch in the gorgeous rolling hills of the Brazos River Valley of southeast Texas.  On the ranch, you’ll be surrounded by century-old live oak trees, picturesque lakes, colorful wildflowers, beautiful woods, and abundant wildlife.


Lodging is available for $50 per night double occupancy.  There may be a few single rooms available for an extra charge. Meals are available  at the ranch for continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday$10/day, lunch Saturday and Sunday $16 day, dinner Saturday evening $20 catered by Brandy Gibbs, FineHomeDining.com. You can also bring some of your own food/snacks.


Arrive between 5 and 6:00 pm Friday evening to relax and settle into your cabin.  We will have light snacks and introductions at 7:30 pm.  The workshop will start 9:00am Saturday and go through Sunday 4:30 pm,

For more information contact:

  Lynne Silver 512-657-4901, lsilver1900@gmail.com   Sarah Janosik, 512-507-5705, sarah@relatecenter.com or Shelley Rosenberg, 520-419-6467, DressageCenter@theriver.com 

                                                                                Photo by Nicole/Equine Art


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Shelley Rosenberg


Old Oaks Ranch
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