Workshops

Workshop Offerings Include:

• Massage your Dog for Bonding & Relaxation

In this hands-on-dog workshop, we’ll de-stress together as we go over: canine communication, basic anatomy & physiology, benefits of massage, when to and when not to massage, how to prepare the setting, yourself, and your dog for massage, then learn 4 basic massage strokes for calming, and…practice on your canine companions! Participants will come away with workshop outline and a resource list for materials in massage, music, and healing with companion animals. 3-4 hrs.

next date: Sunday May 15, 2011  Creede Community Center, Creede, Colorado

• Canine Massage in a Shelter Setting

In this hands-on-dog workshop, we’ll de-stress together as we go over: canine communication, basic anatomy & physiology, benefits of massage, when to and when not to massage, how to prepare the setting, yourself, and your dog for massage, then learn 4 basic massage strokes for calming, and…practice on your canine companions! Participants will come away with workshop outline and a resource list for materials in massage, music, and healing with companion animals. 3-4 hrs.

• Ritual with Companion Animals

In this people-only workshop, we’ll explore the richness of ritual as practiced in various indigenous and traditional practices around the world and discuss how we can honor our own values, traditions, hopes, beliefs, and relationships by marking the major transitions of life with ritual.  The group will address ritual for four major transitions: welcoming into family; celebration of life(birthday for the living and memorial for the dead); healing; honoring life and death in memoriam. 2 hrs.

• Easy Toy & Treat Making

Learn to make easy 100% human-grade treats you can eat with your dog (free of all major allergens), and the no-sew Bark for Peace! Toss-n-Tug™ from 100% recycled/reclaimed wool.  Everything is safe for the whole family, and lots of fun! 2 hrs.

Workshop rates are dependent upon number of registrants and time/travel fees.  I would be delighted to work with you to bring a workshop to your community. To schedule a workshop:

Email: relaxyourdog@gmail.com
Phone: 303-957-8695