Equine Journey


This innovative workshop will engage your mind, body and spirit through Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL). Horses are our teachers and co-instructors. These sensitive and intuitive animals respond to positive and negative changes in our body language and behavior. In turn, they mirror and reflect our emotions and energy. Learn more about your nonverbal cues, unconscious behavior patterns, and how you present yourself to others. Your actions are more powerful than your words. Join us to develop your trust and intuition as you discover new pathways and possibilities in your life.

Workshop Includes:

  • Full day equine experience
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Journal and course material
  • Round trip transportation from hotel to Bay Harbor Equestrian Club
  • $40 credit towards spa services at The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor 

Cost is $295 per person.

Space is limited:

Reserve your place today by contacting The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor, 231.439.4046.

Make it a weekend adventure!

Relax and revive at the luxurious Inn at Bay
Harbor by calling 800.462.6963. Spa and hotel packages are available, log onto The Inn at Bay Harbor website.


This workshop does not require previous horse experience or knowledge.  All horse activities are experienced from the ground with our facilitators to preserve the safety and integrity of the horse and participant.  The workshops will be held at the world-class Bay Harbor Equestrian Club and offers top notch indoor and outdoor arenas perfect for any season.   Appropriate attire is recommended (no open toe shoes please).  Do bring layers of clothing to remain comfortable throughout the day both indoors and outdoors.  We encourage all participants to be comfortable and open to new experiences to benefit from this amazing workshop.

Please visit the Equine Experience page for more information.


Meet our Instructors:

Maryellen Werstine is a certified FEEL facilitator, founder of Equispirit Horse Farm, and has over 20 years of experience working with horses.  Maryellen's skills cover a broad spectrum of studies.  She is an avid rider, horse owner and has always felt deeply connected to horses.  Currently in the health and wellness field, Maryellen is a nationally certified massage therapist with over 10 years of experience.  Maryellen's passion for horses and love of working with people create a unique center for healing and personal growth. Learn more about Maryellen at www.equispirithorsefarm.com.



Erin Halloran is a certified FEEL facilitator and founder of Healing Horse Sanctuary.  She is also owner and creator of Simply Skin, a highly recognized holistic skin care center located in Plymouth, Michigan.  Erin has been inspired to combine her lifetime of experience in a wide variety of equine disciplines, with her working knowledge of the healing arts. Through Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning, she provides healing and empowerment to individuals seeking life enrichment though the wisdom of the horse. Learn more about Erin at www.healinghorsesanctuary.com.  



Read about the Equine Journey in the New York Times

"The workshops were wonderful.  It is an experience that I believe would benefit anyone."- Kathy

"Truly amazing.” - Cindy  

“Exceeded all expectations” – Sean

"An uplifting experience.  It assisted me in recognizing my true self.” - Sarah

Equine Journey is pleased to have received the Editor's Choice Award by Michigan Meetings + Events for "Most Unique Teambuilding Program."

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