Christine Matthews Shares about Her ROTH Internship

Internship at ROTH

 

When Anna and Vin initially suggested I return to Colorado to do a 3 month internship at the ROTH Ranch after completing HHC, my first thought was what a wonderful opportunity it would be to learn so much more.  My second thought was “F$%&!  Me?  An intern?  They must have either had too much Costa Rican sun, got the wrong person, or forgotten that I’d only just managed to overcome my fear around horses enough to get a halter on – well, half on – without desperately seeking the nearest fence to vault over – or perhaps crawl under would be more apt!  Of course, they hadn’t and my time with them has been wonderful.

The goal was to have more handling experience, and to become more familiar with the day-to-day running of a horse ranch: feeding, pasture management, fencing, being present for equine professional visits (farrier, chiropractor… etc.) and, of course, getting to know the horses, their needs and understanding the dynamics of the herd a little more.  My greatest challenges were fear, of which I still had a sizeable amount, and the belief in myself that I could actually achieve what was required in an internship, particularly the physical requirements.  I developed a very effective stalling strategy when doubt or fear crept in called “I can’t!”  Anna, thankfully, had an even more effective counter-strategy called “Yes, you can!”  She was right!!  I could!

Honey and I

I have learned so much and as it is with the most valuable kind of learning, this has been on many levels.  I also know there is much more to learn.  My fear has diminished greatly in comparison to what it was and without it getting in the way so much I have been able to experience the joy of “being” with the herd and “seeing” them in a way I wasn’t able to before.  I feel great gratitude for this, for what the horses have shown me about myself, and for the healing this has brought.  Great gratitude, too, goes to Anna and Vin for the bestowing of their knowledge, their unwavering support, and the amazingly good humor shown as a strange Kiwi/Brit blundered about within their lives and all over their property!  Even more gratitude goes to the universe for instigating everything and for keeping everyone, human, equine and canine, alive and intact, while that blundering went on!!!  It has been ……………amazing!

Photo Credit: Lacey Knight

Testimonials from the Reiki Weekend at Reach Out Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado

Reiki weekend Dec 3 2016.jpg

What one can expect to find at Anna’s Reiki classes is a group of kind and caring individuals, all of whom are dedicated to healing arts and learning about energy and how it can be utilized.  In the testimonials below you can discover why Anna is a highly-sought-after healer and teacher.

LeeAnn B. of Parker, CO: Another life-changing day!  Anna is a gifted teacher who has the ability to draw out each participant and their innate ability – sometimes many times, despite their skepticism and doubt.

Julie J. of Sandy, OR: Reiki I and II was an amazing adventure into the world of spirit and energy.  Under Anna’s expert mastery and true open heart, this was a magical experience well worth the effort to be in Colorado in December.

Beth V. of Richfield, MN: Anna’s Reiki training is unique in her integration of the animals, especially Reiki guides.  The mediations are relaxing, yet grounding, opening up the space for the Reiki guides to come in as well as knowing ourselves better as a result.

Heather H. of CO Springs, CO:  I am not sure words can express my experience.  I know I waited to do Reiki, but I also knew it couldn’t be with just anyone.  It’s a sacred space and Anna honors that.  I knew when I met Anna that I wanted her to be my teacher.

Melanie L. of Longmont, CO: I am so glad that I took Reiki with Anna.  The environment and the safe space she creates opens participation and allows a deep sharing that is safe and sacred.  The timing for this class could not have been better and I leave this class forever changed for the best!

Trisha H. of Powell, WY: What an amazing journey and transformation that has occurred during this last few days.  My destiny has become much clearer.  My life is centered with meaning, peacefulness, and calmness.  Thank you!!

Betty B. of Centennial, CO:  Taking Reiki I and II was a way to honor my heritage.  It was also a beautiful energy healing technique to compliment other energy healing modalities.  Thank you, Anna, for your teaching style.  Have loved every minute!

Safia K. of Marrakech, Morocco: Getting the attunement and the knowledge or Reiki during these 2 days was very special.  I feel like everyone should do it because it is a privilege to administer healing and it makes us grow, which is to me the purpose in this life.

Linda Q. of Avon, CO: Not exactly sure what just happened.  Very interesting!

Lacey K. of Franktown, CO:  Just to exist within Anna’s presence is a healing and enlightening experience.  All information and wisdom shared, whether Reiki for people or Reiki for horses, is invaluable and pertinent to each individual in the moment.  No one comes out with exactly the same experience because Anna is that good at individualization and intuiting where we can grow and learn, and she provides us the people, atmosphere, and horses to help achieve that.  It’s always an amazing journey of discovery, wherever that journey may take us.  Reiki I, II, and Reiki for Horses is an excellent start to our understanding of healing energy in the world, how we can utilize it in our own lives and the lives of our animals, and how we can responsibly utilize it in the lives of those in need around us.

Christine M. of Massey/Auckland, New Zealand: Absolutely f&%$#!* amazing experience! Really looking forward to more!

Keep an eye on our events calendar for next year’s journey into the healing arts and join us to discover the magic for yourself!

2017 Events and Appearances