Wellbeing Wednesdays (Returning in 2023!)

Join us for 75 minutes of nature immersion at the farm! We offer Sunrise Sessions and Mindful "Happy Hour" Fireside sessions - all incorporating meaningful time with our rescued donkey herd and energy healing from our resident Reiki master Kristin Ellen.

In our AM Sunrise Sessions, we awaken & mindfully move our way through the pasture for an intimate connection experience with the donkeys as the day begins.. We then ground our hearts & bodies with warm cacao, light intuitive movement, mindful meditation, and energy healing from a condensed Reiki session. The morning is washed down with raw, organic cold-pressed juice to nourish your soul as you take the zen with you for your day!

In our PM Mindful "Happy Hour" Fireside sessions, we wind down for the day with mindful movement and zen in the pasture for an intimate connection experience with the donkeys for the golden hour. We'll make our way to the crackling campfire to enjoy a calming beverage (if desired), fireside meditation, and energy healing from a condensed fireside Reiki session as we head off into the twilight to close out the evening.

If you aren’t comfortable interacting with the animals, no problem! You can still enjoy our natural farm setting from a distance, and we are happy to accommodate! 

These experiences are designed to be elevated, intimate, and meaningful, and are intentionally created for small groups. The investment for our group sessions is $99 per person, per session

Private sessions and customized experiences are also available (email info@zendonkeyfarms.com to inquire) or book a private session HERE.

Why Well-being Wednesday?
Feeling a little over-programmed, overwhelmed, or just a little off? Get your zen on at the farm where we’ll facilitate a slow-down and make space for some mid-week zen, featuring our rescued donkeys! ZDF’s Well-being Wednesdays are for anyone who loves nature, a mindful connection to animals, and embraces or seeks a healthy and mindful lifestyle. We’ll gather each week to heal, nourish, grow, connect, move, and play together (with the donkeys) in nature. Join us in our peaceful sanctuary for meaningful connection, mind/body energy work, and good vibes!

What to Bring
Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket, closed toed shoes for the barnyard, and water (we encourage you to leave your phone behind and truly be present with the donkeys)! We invite you to bring a journal if that's your thing, and be sure to dress for the weather as our experiences are facilitated outdoors.

When and Where?
On our farm near Lone Jack, MO (address will be shared with confirmed guests)
Sunrise Session 7:30am-8:45am
Mindful happy hour 5:30pm-6:45pm

Intrigued and want to learn more? Keep reading…
While we choose to gather here on Wednesdays to practice rituals for well-being, well-being is not confined to one day of the week or a moment in time, but is a longitudinal journey that evolves and grows as we experience life. It’s part of being human to go through many seasons of healing. We learn to embrace all the ups and downs and find different modalities, experiences, and remedies that work for our unique bodies, minds, and hearts. At Zen Donkey, we believe animals (specifically rescued Donkeys) are uniquely healing beings that can greatly enhance the lives of humans. When their presence is combined with intuitive movement, energy healing, and plant-based foods, in a setting inspired by nature, the experience as a whole can be deeply rewarding, healing, and joyful.

Everyone has pain and trauma in some form, despite the individual’s journey.  Over the last few years with Covid coming into the picture, we've all gone through a collective trauma that has forced many of us to reset and reevaluate our relationships with ourselves, with others, with nature, and whatever higher purpose or being we may choose to embrace as individuals.

Donkeys have a unique grounding and zen quality about them that we seek to tap more into. From their deeply soulful eyes to their attentive ears, soft bodies, and sturdy hooves, they radiate a special energy that’s hard to describe until it’s experienced in person.

Combining free-form connection, mindful touch, intuitive movement, Reiki energy healing, Montessori-like enrichment activities, and un-tethered interaction in a natural setting, donkeys and humans come together in a mutually healing experience to enrich body, mind, spirit, and heart.

We’re delighted to feature our own ZDF team member and Reiki practitioner Kristin Ellen to facilitate the energy experience alongside Zen Donkey’s founder Kate Barker.

While we always leave space for free-form connection and play, ZDx embraces a few key elements across our experiences with the donkeys: HEAL, NOURISH, GROW, CONNECT, MOVE, PLAY

Here at Zen Donkey, the well-being of the human and the animal are equally as important, and we take great care to ensure the experience is positive for both. We are not a petting zoo or entertainment venue, but rather a peaceful sanctuary for humans and animals to connect and heal together, and we can’t wait to facilitate memorable and impactful experiences for more supporters in the KC area!

Email info@zendonkeyfarms.com with any questions, or to inquire about private sessions!

Why Reiki?
Receiving Reiki is a beautiful download of love and compassion for all participants, directly helping to remove any blockages that exist in your energy field, and creating the profound benefits of: 

    • Deep relaxation through nervous system regulation
    • Ease in physical pain or tension 
    • Invite emotional cleansing and balance restoration 
    • Enhanced physical healing after injury or surgery
    • Improvement in quality of life, and a greater sense of connection to your true & authentic self

48-hour cancellation policy: Due to the time and expense required to host our experiences, we do not offer exchanges or refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of an experience. If you are unable to make your reservation and do not provide 48 hours  notice, we kindly suggest that you donate your ticket value to our nonprofit. If you're unable to join an experience last minute due to illness or other unforeseen hardship, please contact us at info@zendonkeyfarms.com and we will help however we can. By purchasing this experience, you agree to complete a farm liability waiver.

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