Richmond Hill, On L4E 1A2
905 737 4945
Michele is a director of Healing Horses Stable, located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The focus is on human and horse interaction with personal development for people of all ages with a special interest in working with youth. As a young girl she spent many hours in the barn with the horses and is grateful for all the love and gentleness they gave her.
She is a native born Torontonian, yet has spent many years of her life living in other countries and cultures. As a young girl she lived in West Africa, as a teen she lived in France and in her early adulthood she spent time living and exploring different parts of the world. This movement through different cultures and countries gave Michele the opportunity to become aware of peoples natural rhythms. She has always found people to be fascinating and perplexing in their reaction and behaviours to different situations. What made one person react with joy and the other person react with anger in the same situation. She remembers as a young girl sitting in the local market observing two women arguing over who was going to set out their goods where. She watched in fascination as the exchange went from high loud energized arguing with spikes of energy fling in all direction to laughter and friendly banter of gentle flowing rhythms of energy and the centering to be in a place to sell their goods. This in itself was fun to watch but what really stuck with her is when she went back to the market the next week guess what? These two ladies were dancing the same dance of who was going to set up where.
With the desire to understand human behaviour and our ability to repeat patterns over and over again she started her studies. She has a B.A. in Sociology with an understudy in psychology and is a Registered Massage Therapist. Michele then branched out into the alternative healing arts. She has studied and graduated from schools of Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ethiric Healing, Acupuncture, is a Reiki Master, yoga teacher and a meditation instructor. She informally studied different religious doctrines from Christianity to Native teachings to help her in her understanding of human nature. Through her training and studies with the Buddhist monks she has found her desire to walk in balance and flow on the middle path, to bring body, mind and soul into a place of peace and balance with ebb and flow. To keep this balance in her life she hikes in the forest with her dog, reads, swims and loves to spend time in the barn with the horses.
It is through time spent with the horses and being in their magnificence that led her to Horse Spirit Connections and the Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) program. Michele is excited about bring the FEEL program into her life and work, as it is a gentle, caring, healing modality that allows people to find their balance and healing through the power and wisdom of the horse.