An introduction to Polyvagal principles for therapists coaches, horse enthusiasts, and anyone seeking personal development.

The six hour workshop is conducted in two, three hour segments, over two days. June 2nd and June 9th (9:00am – 12:00pm, each day).


Participants must have completed Wisdom of the Horse: Workshop Series (Part 1) before being eligible to take this workshop.

Facilitated By:

Margie McDonald and Dr. Rebecca Bailey have worked together for thirty plus years in a variety of capacities, often incorporating horses, psychology, and communication skills. Margie is an esteemed horse trainer and human whisperer and Rebecca is a nationally recognized psychologist with a lifetime love of horses.

The Workshop:

Together, Rebecca and Margie’s experiences combine to present an introduction to Equine assisted communication. This informative and entertaining workshop is designed to give participants a foundational understanding of Polyvagal theory and equine assisted communication.

Bonus Workshop Items:

  • The JAYC Foundation Cards
  • Equine Connections: Polyvagal Principles: By Rebecca Bailey book
  • The JAYC Foundation T-Shirt
  • Light Refreshments by Chef Charles Holmes


The workshop will be conducted Wednesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 9th, 2021.


Northern California, contact us for additional details at:

How Much?

$675 per person

Payable by check, cash, or money order on the first day of the workshop.

The six hour workshop is conducted in two, three hour segments, over two days.

Day 1:

9:30am – 10:40am
Welcome and introduction to animal assisted therapy

10:40am – 11:30am
Equine assisted communication exercise

11:40am – 12:15pm
Brief introduction to Polyvagal theory

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Day 2:

9:30am – 10:30am
Check-in and more on Polyvagal theory and equine communication

10:30am – 11:15am
Peaceful space

11:15am – 11:45am
Equine assisted communication exercise

11:45am – 12:15pm
Questions and conundrums

12:15pm – 12:30pm
CFT and beyond


Covid-19 compliant face coverings are required at all times.

Contact Us

Space is extremely limited.

To sign up, email your contact information to: