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Animal Mindfulness Training

A Five-day Residential Retreat with Sarah Bowen, Amanda Ree, & Judy Ramsey


Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY

JUNE 23-28, 2024

We do not journey alone! 68% of US households include an animal family member. Our actions affect them, and they affect us. How can we strengthen the bond? How do we prepare for the joy of a new animal companion, the confusion of messy health decisions, and the devastation of death or loss?


Beyond home, how do we extend compassion to the 8.7 million other species we share this interdependent planet with? As animal lovers, what does our sacred activism look like on behalf of those “without a human voice”?

Join animal care professionals & wellness advocates for this transformative 5-day retreat at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. You'll gain invaluable takeaways:


  • Attain insight into the spiritual lives of animals.

  • Discover mindfulness practices that create harmonious bonds, boost relaxation, and reduce negative emotions.

  • Practice interspecies coping strategies to tackle compassion fatigue. 

  • Learn to use holistic modalities like Ayurveda and Chakras for animal-focused healing.

  • Experience shamanic journeying as a conscious connection to animal wisdom.

  • Reflect and grow from your stories of animal love and loss.

  • Try unique methods of animal communication, enhancing your ability to explore the world through an animal’s perspective.


SARAH BOWEN an animal chaplain educator, award-winning author of Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice For Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Healing The Planet, & columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine on interspecies living. Read full bio

AMANDA REE a certified animal chaplain and holistic educator devoted to expanding animal & human wellness. Founder of, an oasis of education, products, and services providing canine companions with Ayurveda-inspired care to achieve whole-being balance. Read full bio

JUDY LIU RAMSEY a shamanic teacher, professional animal communicator, and interspecies counselor with over 40 years of experience in counseling, teaching, and mentorship who supports people to become still and open to receive what animals have to offer. Read full bio

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