Llamas and Mindfulness Weekends for Families

What can llamas teach us about Mindfulness? A HUGE amount!
And it is fun to get to know these beautiful animals while developing your own Mindfulness practice.


Princess Periwinkle, 1 week old


Friday afternoon/evening

Arrive after 4pm. Welcome to Shady Rill, short walk around the farm and introduction to the llamas.


10 – 11:30 Paying attention like a llama – practices to learn this. Moving around a llama – mindful movement practices. Eating like a llama – mindful eating.

11:30 – 12:00 Walk a llama on a lead around Shady Rill Farm.

14:00 – 15:30 Emotions of a llama – Mindfulness of feelings.  Needs of a llama / Needs of a human – Mindful Self-Compassion. This session is done using games, art and craft.

15:30 – 16:15 Llama feeding.


10:30 – 11:30 Llama communication – Observations and Requests. Some revision of llama attention, llama movement, llama eating, emotions and needs.

11:30 – 12:15 Walk to the Rainforest.

Cost: $1000

Included in the Cost:

  • 2 nights accommodation,
  • Over 5 hours of instruction in Llamas and Mindfulness for your family,
  • 3 guided walks on the property,
  • Opportunity to feed and handle llamas


  • Guided meditations to take home for continued practice,
  • One set Feelings and Needs Cards for Kids.

Accommodation includes main bedroom (queen bed) with ensuite, second bedroom with 2 king single beds, main bathroom, kitchen, living space where instruction will be given.

If you would like to share the weekend with another family, the cost will be $1800 for both families.


Please email Kara with suggested dates – kara@ed21c.com

More pictures of Shady Rill Llama Farm: http://shadyrill.wordpress.com/

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