News & Events

Anam Cara’s first priority with events at this time, due to COVID-19, is your safety and the safety of our team. Because of this, most of our events have been postponed to later dates. Check back with us or follow us on Facebook for the latest news regarding our events.
Stay Healthy! 

An Evening with Loved Ones 
Dustin Lyvers

We are sorry to say in this event has been cancelled, and refunds will be getting back to people shortly. We will let you know when it can be rescheduled! Visit us on Facebook and shoot us a message if you have any questions or concerns.

Back by Popular demand!! Join Dusten, “The Fabulous Medium” as he does an open gallery style reading at Transitions Equestrian Center! Group Readings are a great way to connect with friends in both the physical and non-physical. This event is $25 a seat and proceeds will be donated to Anam Cara, a local nonprofit providing equine-assisted counseling services!! Make sure to thank Melissa Ashcraft, the owner of Transitions for her hard work and selfless action as she continues to contribute to her community in such a fun and positive way! The date of the event is Saturday March 14th from 5-7 CST, which is 6pm-8pm EST. Space is limited. Be sure to RSVP to secure your seat! Tickets can be purchased here:

For more information on Dusten, visit:

Anam Cara Herd Meditation

Sun. April 19, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Space is limited for this Donation-based event, so please be sure to RSVP:

Meditation with Horses

Do you long to take time for yourself during the week to breathe deeply and unwind? Horses embody presence and peacefulness. Immerse yourself in nature and the healing energy of horses. … No experience with horses or meditation is necessary.

Suggested donation: $5 – $30

Join Anam Cara on March 15th at 10:00 AM CST for a Herd Meditation. Event is contigent on the weather, so RSVP ensures we can contact you in the event the event must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Pause for a moment, and take time from your busy life to be guided through deep breaths, slowing down enough to notice the gentle rhythm of the horses’ breath and gentle heart.

Allow yourself to be infused with a powerful sense of well-being, releasing healing endorphins and feel good hormones which improve the nervous system, hormonal balance, and immune-system response.

Horses hearts are five times the size of ours, and research shows that they emit an electromagnetic field that can influence our heart, causing a more coherent heartbeat.

When you are in a coherent state, your thoughts and emotions are balanced, and you experience ease and inner harmony. So as we share space with horses in our meditations, we are only beginning to understand the healing that may be taking place.

Please dress for the weather , wear close-toed shoes, and bring your own portable/camping chair, water bottle, journal and whatever you need to be comfortable.

Herd Meditation

• Meet & greet at Anam Cara 4298 E 1000 North, LaPorte IN 46350
• Walk out to join the herd for a partly guided meditation
• Shift into a silent walking meditation with the herd
• Come back together to share our experiences
• Brief closing meditation

A tremendous Shout Out to Ulla Frederiksen at the Sundance Center, for sharing this concept/awareness with us!!

For more information about the great woman who inspired us all:
Ren Hurst:
Stormy May:
Healing with Horse Collective:

You can also join the closed Facebook group, Anam Cara’s Herd Meditation for more discussion.

AHA – Art & Horse Assisted Healing Workshop

We apologize for the inconvience, but as of right now AHA will be moved to a later date – we will let you know as soon as possible when that will be! 

Tickets available at 

$125 All art supplies and horses provided.
Bring your own lunch (water & snacks provided)
Minimum 3 participants. If the weather necessitates a cancellation, payments will be refunded.

Facilitated by Stacey Garcelon M.Ed. NCC & the Anam Cara team with trauma-informed practices, Eagala model principles, and collective decades of mental health, horse & art experience.

10:00 – 10:00 am: Participant arrival time, welcome, housekeeping, introductions, gathering themes to be used throughout the workshop.

10:30 – 11:00 am: Trauma education: what is trauma? How does it affect the mind & body and what can we do to heal and empower ourselves following trauma.

11:00 – 11:15 am: Comfort break/snacks/water

11:15 – 12:30 pm: Art & Horses: create/express goals for individual trauma healing, then join the horses in a facilitated session to deepen insight and awareness of this goal.

1:00: LUNCH with discussion about empowerment: what does it mean?

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Horses & Art: explore empowerment with the herd, then return to the art to see if anything needs to change or create a new piece based on insights and awareness from horse experiences.

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Sharing/Closure

Trauma-informed principles:

1. Safety
2. Trust worthiness and transparency
3. Peer support
4. Collaboration and mutuality
5. Empowerment, voice and choice
6. Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

Eagala Model:
1. Team approach (mental health professional, equine specialist & horses)
2. Ground based (no riding or horsemanship needed)
3. Solution oriented (participants find their own solution)
4. Ethics (we are governed by professional ethics)

a HUGE SHOUT OUT and with a depth of gratitude to Melissa Ashcraft, owner of Transitions Equestrian Center for the use of this beautiful space and horses, and to Ulla Frederiksen, MA, LLP & Jenny Atlee, MA, of the Sundance Center in Fennville MI who first pioneered this workshop, and enthusiastically encouraged us to share with you the healing power of AHA!

Summer Solstice – Mind, Body, Spirit Festival 

Sat. June 20, 2020
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Join us for our first Summer Solstice – Mind, Body, Spirit Festival!

Anam Cara Stables – Healing with Horses and Conscious Michiana have teamed up to offer you an afternoon of activities which support holistic living for the entire family.

Herd Meditation
Ecstatic Dance
Food Trucks

Cost: $5 (All proceeds support Anam Cara Stables)
Located at Anam Cara
4928 E 1000 N
LaPorte IN, 46350 

Are you interested in being a vender or volunteer? Visit for details. All questions should be emailed to

Local Stable Uses Horses to Help Clients Work Through Problems

WSBT visited Anam Cara to discuss its horse therapy programs. Watch the video and Learn More.

New Nonprofit Offers Therapy Through Interaction with Horses

Read coverage of Anam Cara programs at What’s New LaPorte?

Anam Cara Stables Offers Horse-Assisted Therapy Programs

Read coverage of Anam Cara programs at LaPorte Herald Argus

LaPorte Nonprofit Anam Cara Stables Offers Horse-Based Counseling

Read more at South Bend Tribune

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Address: 4298 E 1000 N La Porte, IN 46350

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