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Life-Is-Art™ is an organization dedicated to the study and research of best practices in the field of equine-facilitated learning (EFL), to advance theoretically sound practice models and promote an ethical relationship to horses. EFL, as defined by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl), provides content “developed and organized by credentialed practitioners with the primary intent to facilitate personal growth and development of life skills through equine interactions” (2012, www.pathintl.org). Our mission is threefold:
(1) to promote the welfare of the domesticated horse through education and research
(2) to promote experiential, complex, ecology-based education/counseling platforms
(3) to foster greater understanding and ethical relationships between humans and non-human others
Founded as a collaborative project, we integrate various professionals of like-mind, who are committed to scholarship and to healing the relationship between man and the natural world. To learn more about EFL, read article in The Yellow Sheet
Dulce García is the Founder of Life-Is-Art™. She holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her dissertation is a scientific and spiritual exploration of the horse-human relationship. Dulce has dedicated the last 15 years to the study and research of the transformative potential of horse-facilitated activities.
Dulce is certified as an Advanced EFL facilitator through Epona Equestrian Services. She studied in Tucson, AZ with Linda Kohanov, EFL pioneer and author of The Tao of Equus and Riding Between the Worlds. Dulce has held various clinics in Arizona and New Mexico since 2005. She also earned an MBA from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management and has held leadership positions in industry and academe. This is a link to Dulce's published works and other unpublished research material