Be More Dog Workshop 22nd September 10-3pm
Be More Dog Retreat Sunday 22nd Sept 10-3pm (Scania and Nicky)
An introduction to the five senses and a celebration of everything dog!
This is a retreat day designed especially for you and your dog. Set
within a beautiful retreat in the New Forest nr Christchurch, we will
explore our connection with our dog and open up to our five senses
Dogs help us with anxiety, PTSD, trauma, illness, pain, anger. Let us give
back to them a blissful retreat experience. By learning how to be more in
tune with our animal senses we can help our dogs come back to balance and
alignment with their most happy selves. While their humans relax too!
Let us shower our dog with 1-1 time, therapies and soothing sounds from
the Dog Gong.
A celebration of everything dog!
With Scania Price: Dog Gong Sound Therapist and Human Psychotherapist and Nicky Crowe Dog Behaviourist and Canine Therapist.
Make time for a retreat day designed especially for you and your dog. Set within a beautiful retreat in the New Forest nr Christchurch, we will explore our connection with our dog, what it means to be more dog and how we can improve our lives and relationships through the learnings from a dog/wolf way of life. We will open up to our five senses and learn the techniques of “second attention” that the wolf and the lion have mastered. The ability to be in the present moment and the awareness of everything around us while being in a relaxed state. Dogs help us with anxiety, PTSD, trauma, illness, pain, anger. Let us give back to them a blissful retreat experience. By learning how to be more in tune with our animal senses we can help our dogs come back to balance and alignment with their most happy selves.
Let us shower our dog with 1-1 time, therapies and soothing sounds from the Dog Gong.
Location: The Retreat New Forest, (aka Eastclose Hotel), Hinton nr New Forest
Cost: £75 Early Bird tickets £55 (available till the 31st August if still in stock)
Places are limited so please make sure to book your spot.
There are spaces for well behaved dogs who are well practised at settling quietly in public spaces
BUT DO NOT WORRY IF YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR DOG
as you will be learning techniques to take home to them for relaxation time together. These practices are very special and will help to further deepen the beautiful bond that you have with your dog.
The Day schedule:
9:45am We will start by arriving a little earlier for a play and a social sniff around in the beautiful grounds of The Retreat New Forest before settling into the space with the soothing sounds of Scania’s gongs.
10-11:00 Introduction and soothing Gong Bath with breath technique
11-11:30 Canine Body Scanning and Bodywork techniques
11:30 Dog walk and opening to the five senses (this is a meditation walk similar to the Japanese art of Forest Bathing)
12:30/1pm LUNCH (please bring a packed lunch for you and your dog)
1:30-2:30 an afternoon of taster therapies for your dog with Canine Therapist and Behaviourist Nicky Crowe
Introduction to canine self-selection of natural medicine
Canine massage techniques
2:30 – 3pm relaxing back into Sound Therapy with the magical Scania and incorporating the five senses and breath work
3pm Finish and say goodbye to all your new human and doggy friends.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring a packed lunch for you and your dog. Something comfy to lay on for both you and your dog, perhaps a yoga mat (double up if you get cold), pillow, blanket for your dog as well as you and water. Bring a collar as well as a harness if you usually use a harness for the massage section.
We will also spend some time honouring our beautiful dogs in the Nepalese tradition of Kukur Tihar
GUIDELINES FOR BRINGING YOUR DOG:
The venue is dog friendly to well socialised, quiet dogs and dogs who are public place toilet trained. If your dog struggles in group settings or public places to remain calm, quiet and friendly with humans and other dogs; then you may need some help beforehand to acclimatise your dog to these surroundings.
Do not worry if you cannot bring your dog as what you learn you can take home to them. This is how the workshop is designed
Nicky offers an 8 point program to helping your dog attend group settings. We would not want to bring a dog to a setting that could potentially make them feel worse. Contact Nicky to help you if you need this programme for your dog.