We invite you to come, share and release any negative feelings, feel the power of peace in nature by joining us at the Peace Sanctuary. Here you can experience the serenity and power of nature by walking our trails, riding in the Spirit Coach, and participating in our weekly events.
The Healing Circle, is hosted each Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. The Healing CIrcle is for individuals who want to connect with the Healing Power of Nature in a meeting format, situated around a fire.
Our Mindfulness in Recovery group enhances any twelve-step program and meets each Thursday at 6 PM at the Shawnee Senior Center. 401 N. Bell Shawnee, OK
Forest Therapy Walks
The Spirit Coach, a one-of-a-kind horse-drawn carriage, is a way to connect with nature both at the Sanctuary and at community events. We offer free rides to the community, including young people in the foster system, and homeless children.
We are currently in the process of adapting one of our
carriages to be wheelchair-accessible, which will allow people of all abilities not only to ride in the carriage safely but help drive the horses.
Rides in our Spirit Coach, sponsored by community organizations and businesses in Shawnee are happening frequently. Follow us on Facebook to learn about upcoming dates.
Video by Daniel Shaughnessy.
Our team of Belgian Draft horses, Thunder and Dreamer, gently, calmly, and easily take us thru the woods, around Bowser’s Area, by the Buffalos, or down country roads at the Peace Sanctuary. Awakening our spirit and inviting new perspectives on the joys of life, peace in our quietness, and healing our worries. The Spirit Coach is an awesome replica stagecoach, seats 4 adults or 6 kids inside, 3 adults on the rear boot, and an additional 2 up top to help drive the team. Outfitted with old-style lanterns, safety lights in the back, and atmospheric lights inside. The Coach can also be decorated to fit your theme, or with graphics promoting your company, product, or cause.
For this refreshing experience at your event, we can bring the Spirit Coach to your location, sharing with your guests, friends, and family. The Coach is also available for display advertising at your location.
We take safety precautions and have trained staff, to keep all comfortable. We are fully insured to protect hosts and promoters of events. The Carriage Service has been created to support the Peace Sanctuary in our effort to help others who may be in a disturbance filled life. We want to help by experiencing peace by way of powerful encounters with our natural beings, such as riding in the Spirit Coach and connecting with the horses, where we are literally relying on them.
We are so grateful to our sponsors for Spirit Coach rides in Shawnee: Gateway Prevention and Recovery Inc., First United Bank, Cale Horton Farrier Service, Safe Events for Families Shawnee, and Doggie Spot.
If you, your business or organization would like to sponsor rides, you’ll find us every third Friday at the Shawnee Block pARTy. You can contact us or visit the donation page.