Customize Your Experience
Soulful Prairies has partnered with some talented people who round out and enhance the services we already offer. We hope that with our help, you can create your own customized event that is exactly what you envisioned. If you have a need for services that we don’t currently have on our list, we are happy to work with you.
If you are interested in customizing your event with one or more of our options, please contact Linda at 847-366-6743.
~ Customized Horse Experience ~Linda Bruce And Her Herd
This option offers a wide variety of directions you could go in. Learning the basics about horses and energy is almost always part of an experience like this. The opportunities to explore the intuitive nature of horses is endless. From spending time with them in the pastures to working with them one-on-one in the indoor arena we can create a multitude of choices based on your groups needs. Some themes over the years have included; team building, trusting and finding our own inner wisdom, inner care and finding joy. This can be done with different sized groups all the way to one-on-one.
~ Gong ~Gong Treatment
Come experience this ancient healing method. Gong bath therapy has been used for holistic sound healing longer than any other instrument. Everything has a vibration and gong baths are thought to help in the mental, physical and spiritual realms by adjusting and shifting cellular vibration within our bodies. You will have time to get comfortable in either a chair that lays back or on a mat on the ground. Most people choose to close their eyes and sometimes cover themselves with a blanket but there are no rules. These treatments can be done for varying lengths of time, with or without horses present.
~ Photographers ~Nancy Merkling Productions
~ Gourmet Catering ~Dave’s Specialty Foods
At Dave’s Specialty Foods, awesome food is standard and service is always with a smile! Chef-owner Dave Esau has been in the gourmet restaurant business for 32 years ( he still retains his high energy! ) and brings his experience to your catered event. Lively Kitchens, Inc. Lively Kitchens, Inc. is a catering service for gatherings of 10-30 guests. We specialize in preparing the most fresh and seasonal foods with an emphasis on vegetarian or vegan foods.
~ Cooking Demonstrations ~Chef Dave
Local chef, Dave Esau, teaches cooking classes on the farm! Joyce Lande of Lively Kitchens
Joyce is local chef. She teaches cooking classes and caters at Soulful Prairies. Beginning March 1, 2021, Joyce will be teaching a Zoom cooking class - Culinary Creations - each month.
This is another opportunity to sit back and relax and let your body take you where you need to go. These meditations can be customized around a theme or focus of an event or retreat. (examples would include; self care, trusting your intuition or self worth) The basis of the meditation is to create a frame work for your mind to see and find answers on its own. These meditations can be done with or without horses and the length varies from five to fifteen minutes.
This can take anywhere from a half hour to forty five minutes. We can meander all the way up to the front gates where the gardens are, stop to visit the beehives and the angel wing building for a great photo op and then head back to the main section where all the buildings are. The history of the property and all the steps and ups and downs we have gone through developing our dream is a fun and interesting way to start the day.
Find restoration through the healing hands of Jen Wilder.
~ Yoga ~Katie O'Shaughnessy
You would like time for meetings with your group, but you also want to pamper them and show your appreciation. After everyone arrives we begin in the morning with a farm tour which is followed by an hour yoga class. The group then has a two hour meeting and then breaks for lunch. A healthy salad and soup option has been catered. After a leisurely lunch the group takes a hike around the property and then joins Linda for a two hour horse connection experience in the barn. The group has another two hour private meeting time and then the day is concluded with meditation and a gong experience.
"This is a beautiful place.! We did our first ever retreat for our residents here and it was a fantastic venue. Linda was so helpful
in accommodating our various needs. We enjoyed delicious fresh salads and were able to accomplish so much but be so "zen" while doing it.
She even helped us get a yoga instructor to instruct a morning class outdoors to get our day going!" ~ Seetal A