The Epona International Study Centre is a multi-disciplinary
educational facility where humans, horses and other animals are
supported in co-creating a new way of being, one that emphasizes
authenticity, collaboration, and experimentation. The emphasis is on
learning how to thrive rather than simply survive.
This centre of excellence is in the USA and is located at the historic
Apache Springs Ranch in Sonoita, Arizona. It has been the dream and
ultimate goal of Linda Kohanov to create a wellness retreat centre for
horses and humans where professionals in various relevant disciplines
could collaborate, share ideas, experiment with new training and
healing modalities, learn from each other, and support each other in
stretching the boundaries of animal and human conscious.
Linda is an author, speaker, riding instructor and horse trainer who
has become an internationally- recognized innovator in the field of
Equine Experiential Learning and a respected writer on the subject of
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Her book The
Tao of Equus: A Woman's
Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse
was selected as one of the Top Ten Religion and Spirituality books of
2001 by Amazon.com. Her second book, Riding
between the Worlds:
Expanding Our Potential through the Way of the Horse
was published in 2003.
To find out more about the Epona Centre, visit their web site at
Barry Ingram, M.A.
Kathleen is a Tucson-based counsellor, lecturer and educator in the
field of Equine-Facilitated Therapy and Experiential Learning, Kathleen
is dedicated to helping individuals and groups move beyond limiting
patterns of thought and behaviour, assisting in them in the discovery
of possibilities to resolve conflict, develop competency and find
Kathleen brings over 25 years of experience in the counselling field,
non-profit services, and marketing and communications in the health
care industry to Epona.
Kathleen and Linda began working together and creating workshops and
individual intensives in 1998 and incorporating their talents and
expertise to develop an innovative and creative healing modality
employing the horses as equal partners.
To find out more about Kathleen, visit her web site at