NOW Programme

The Nature of Wisdom (NOW)

NOW programmes are advanced personal development workshops.

Are you ready to fall in love with life and embrace your life’s purpose? 

 Facilitated by Carol Roush

A Shamanic Practitioner and Mentor

Eponaquest Advanced Instructor and Eponaquest Senior Faculty

NOW programmes meet the prerequisites for application to the Eponaquest Apprenticeship

 for those who wish to study with Linda Kohanov to become EFL Instructors

Co-Facilitated by Eponaquest Advanced  Instructor Rosie Withey

at Treetops Farm near Bruton in Somerset, UK


This two-part advanced intensive program is an in-depth exploration of the Way of the Horse as a profound journey of self-discovery and transformation.

With horses as your inspiration and guides, you will learn skills for increasing self-awareness, learning to hear your inner guidance, accessing inner peace, and developing an approach to life that enables you to live deeply and awaken to your life’s purpose.

A maximum of ten (10) carefully chosen individuals will meet for a week on two occasions, with reading assignments and conference calls in-between weeks.

There is an application process for this programme (see below).

Prior to acceptance in the program, applicants are encouraged to attend an introductory level Epona Approach workshop.


The NOW program was created to help you turn on your flashlight!

The programme will offer experiences in the following areas:

  • Distinguishing False Self from Authentic Self Beliefs and Behaviours
  • Advanced Reflective Round Pen Work
  • Energy Boundary Work
  • Active Round Pen Work
  • Mindfulness Practices including meditation, drumming, and shamanic journeying
  • Intuitive Communication
  • Horse Dancing
  • Consensual Leadership Techniques
  • Reflective Riding
  • Creating Authentic Community and Sacred Space of Possibilities




August 11th – August 16th – Week 1
October 1st – October 6th – Week 2

Cost:  £ 2,800

Payment Schedule:  £935 Deposit with Registration; £935 due 1st July 2015; £930 due 1st August 2015

For Early Registration discounted fee of £2,300 – if full payment made by June 1st 2015

Application and Selection Process

Please take the time to thoughtfully answer the following questions and email your application as an attached Microsoft Word document to

You can also call Rosie on 07775 594 294 (mobile) or 01761 453 168 (home) if you have questions about the programme or the application process.

All applicants will receive email notification as to whether or not they passed the paper-screening phase. Phone interviews for those passing will then be scheduled. The application process will continue until the programme is full and a waiting list is established.


Application Content

Date of application and your name, address, phone number, and email address.

What was your initial experience with Eponaquest? Indicate nature of experience (workshop, private sessions, or an intensive), the name(s) of facilitator(s) and of workshop(s), and dates.

How has your initial experience with Eponaquest influenced your life?

Which of the Eponaquest concepts or activities were difficult to integrate when you returned home? For example, the concept of emotion as information, authentic community building skills, and the false self/authentic self metaphor.

Which of the concepts were most useful?

What area of interest appeals to you most during the NOW program?

A significant emphasis in the NOW program will be on building authentic interspecies communities. Do you feel ready to participate in an intensive group experience which will require you to be able to sit with uncomfortable emotions, identify your own triggers, and hold the sacred space of possibility for others to allow them to move through their own process?

Describe the role that intuitive insights and/or shamanic states of consciousness play in your life.

Do you have an idea or a desire to integrate this experience with your career or life’s work?

Please send your completed application in word format to Rosie by email at 


Discover more about the NOW programme

In the end, what horses know is that everything changes…constantly. They teach us to be mindful of the present moment, free of preoccupation and judgment.

We heal the past by being in the present and this also frees the future.

It is then that we are automatically imbued with lightheartedness; it is then that we can step far enough from our old survival beliefs and behaviors to make room for a sense of humor, self-acceptance, and loving kindness that are at the core of our authentic selves.

It is from this connected place within that we discover the true nature of who we are, create authentic relationships, and live in peace.

In the safe and congruent environment of NOW you will have the opportunity to explore what feels emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually expansive for you and become truly awake to your life’s purpose!


The overall theme of the programme is beautifully described by Sue Monk Kidd in her book

When the Heart Waits:

“Is it possible, I asked myself, that I am being summoned

 from some deep and holy place within?

 Am I being asked to enter a passage in the Spiritual life,

the journey from false self to true self?

Am I being asked to dismantle old masks and patterns

 and unfold a deeper, more authentic self, the one I intended to be?

 Am I being compelled to disturb my inner universe

 in quest of the undiscovered being who clamors from within?”


In response to those questions, The NOW programme will focus on teaching you how to take new tools and expanded self-awareness back into your life, family, relationships, and community.

You will learn how to be more authentic, set healthy boundaries, and actually live from a larger perspective of who you are and what’s possible for you.

You will learn how to apply Eponaquest principles to everyday life: congruency over conformity, authenticity over perfection, and adaptability and inquisitiveness over methodology.


In an excerpt from her book in progress titled “Who Am I Without my StoryCarol Roush writes

“Our inner guidance began gently nudging us along in the direction of our life’s purpose almost from birth.  What you were attracted to, inspired by, and interested in, as a child, contained the seeds of what you intended for your life.

We basically spend the first 20 years primarily surviving, the second 20 years exploring life, accumulating tools, and clarifying life purpose, and then the third 20 years is to be spent actually doing what we each came here intending to do.

When we are unconsciously engaged in this process, as many of us are, it is like feeling our way through a dark tunnel filled with obstacles that we keep running into.

We intuitively keep pushing ourselves forward because we have an inner knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel and we are meant to bask and thrive in that light.

Now imagine this journey with full aware consciousness.  It would be like realizing you are carrying a back pack full of tools and that one of those tools is a million candle power flash light.

Now those same obstacles are navigated and the path to your life’s purpose is illuminated clearly.

With this clarity comes inspiration; new ideas fire your imagination and you relish each step along your path.”


For more about the NOW Programme and Carol Roush, please Visit Carol’s website >>>


If you are interested in becoming an Eponaquest approved facilitator, the qualifying requirements are set out Here >>>