Have you ever said, “She is my journey horse?” The horse that came into your life and changed everything for you. The one that needed so much help and support, you had to learn new ways and resist those who told you differently. And in the process, you found that you had changed. Maybe you became softer and more considerate. Maybe you became tougher and more assertive. Whatever happened, it was due to that horse at that time. You will always be grateful that she arrived when she did. She was just what you needed to move you on.
On this weekend, we explore the journey horse in our lives. Led by a highly experienced and empathic tutor, Maggie Roux, we explore our life’s journey through identifying archetypes which have most relevance to us. These are the roles and characters that we and others adopt as we live our life stories. Each archetype has its strengths and its weaknesses and its appropriate and inappropriate uses. Unused archetypes are like treasures buried inside of us, waiting to be discovered.
For example, maybe the Creator archetype is currently very active for you. You have been restless for a while and felt you needed change but couldn’t choose a direction. This will be reflected in your personal profile and Maggie will work with you to find how to support your dreams and make them a reality.
Our journey horses are usually with us at major changes in our lives. Maybe you had to give up your journey horse when you moved home and are still sad for your
loss. Maybe you always dreamed of having a horse and finally got yours when the kids left home. The journey you’ve been on since has changed your life. Or perhaps you know that this is the last
horse you’ll own, and you’d like to reflect on what that has meant to you and how to add that into your life legacy.
Along with this reflection, you can choose one of our Centre horses to go with on a mini weekend journey. Simply looking at your choice will tell a lot about your stage in life: challenging
yourself; relaxing yourself; looking for fun and play or looking for simple connected companionship. You choose the activity you do with your horse and simply explore and experience that new
This is a weekend for people who are interested in the role of their horses in our lives. It’s a reflective weekend, facilitated by sessions beside the cosy fire. Maggie uses the medium of film to explore the archetypes to help you to understand the meaning of your personal profile. In particular, she explores life stages in the story of Rhiannon, a Celtic horse goddess. We connect our own stories with hers and discover the wisdom we’ve learnt in connecting with our own Journey Horses.
The weekend can be deeply healing, as you are looked after with good food and a beautiful environment. You spend time chilling out with your chosen horse. Then enjoy good company while you explore the deeper side of yourself.
A great way to end the year and get yourself in mental and emotional shape for the New Year.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Arrival: from 2pm 13th December
Tuition Days: 14, 15 December
Departure: 12pm 16th December
Not Included: Flights, travel costs etc to the Centre (except transfers from Granada Airport and Loja bus station), Compulsory Travel Insurance.
Maggie was a Principal Lecturer in Media Studies at Leeds University for over 30 years. She specialised in using popular culture, especially film, to help therapists, medics and religious ministers to be more effective in their work. She had a deep interest in mythology of all cultures and how the same mythological themes are present in all human societies. She taught courses such as Myth, Meaning and Movies and Screening Spiritualities for students to understand how these mythological themes and characters play out again and again.
She was also a Personal Development Tutor and used the work of Caroline Meiss and Carol Pearson for her personal growth work with students.
From Malaga Airport:
ALSA bus company runs buses from Malaga Airport and Malaga Bus Station:
You can buy tickets on line: it’s best to book in advance to be certain of a seat.
- then search for buses from Malaga to Loja.
There is also an ALSA ticket office directly outside Malaga airport arrivals. (Be aware that not all buses leave from and terminate at the airport – there are more frequent buses from the bus station).
We will meet you at Loja by arrangement. Please confirm your arrival time with us.
Our preferred pick up time is 16:00 at Loja and we would ask you to organise your travel accordingly. We can arrange alternative pick up times but - as you may appreciate – courses are busy and staff and transport availability limited.
Similarly, for drop off for your return flight from Malaga, the first bus leaves Loja at 8:40 (arriving Malaga Airport at 10:30) so you will need to arrange your flights to suit. Check ALSA website for all journeys – times subject to change.
Should you wish to travel from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station, there is a regular shuttle bus that leaves from directly outside arrivals (3 euro). Frequency – approx. 15-20mins - leaves from a blue stand (autobus aeropuerto).
Similarly, at Malaga Bus station the airport bus leaves from blue stand at right angles to main bus stands. There is a left luggage facility at Malaga Bus Station.
Transfers from Granada Airport.
Granada is the nearest airport to Cacin and is 40 minutes by car. We can meet your flight.
You should book flights to ensure arrival in Granada between 15:00 and 18:00 on the start date for the course.
We will accommodate alternative pickups by arrangement if this proves difficult.
Both airports have car rental. We can put you in touch with other course participants - with their permission – so you can co-ordinate car hire share if you wish.