The ELEA Women’s workshop I attended was life changing. Yes, I know, an easily thrown about phrase, but I’m telling it how it is. The workshop was the catalyst for a whole lot of much needed change and I have been able to continue forward and build on that change. In the year since participating in the workshop I have changed jobs, begun studying for a new career, ended a toxic relationship, been on my own (and loving it) for 8 months, regained my health, lost 10 kilos, painted my house, tamed the jungle that my garden had become, strengthened the somewhat compromised bond I had with my children and had a whole lot of fun and interesting experiences. I can’t tell you exactly how ELEA works. I can tell you that for me being in that safe, supported space with Emily and the horses enabled me to really understand and integrate ‘congruence’ into my life. I know now that when something doesn’t feel right it isn’t and if you don’t respond to that you become stuck. There are still challenges, that’s what life is about, but I am so much better equipped to handle them and not have them ‘cripple’ me – which is literally what they did previously when I was in such a state from stress that I could barely walk. I had problems with ankles, knees, hips, back, neck and a frozen shoulder. Now I work out and run 5kms several times per week! I would urge any one to take the opportunity to experience an ELEA workshop, what have you got to lose apart from stress, discomfort, fear, incongruence etc. You may not see the dramatic changes I made in a year, we are all different, all at different stages of our journey but I’m certain you will make discoveries and have an amazing experience.