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Our Sacred Connection With Animals

  • Unity Farm Sanctuary 17 Unity Lane Sherborn, MA 01770 (map)

One Kindred Paw Workshop with Dawn Casteel-Lorick at Unity Farm Sanctuary

© Courtesy of Unity Farm Sanctuary

© Courtesy of Unity Farm Sanctuary

Our Sacred Connection with Animals is a One Kindred Paw workshop for exploring our relationship with nature and animals, specifically for cultivating a deeper awareness of our connection to our unseen kindred animal family in the wild. Led by animal healer and wildlife advocate Dawn Casteel-Lorick, the program will help participants develop tools to reconcile with nature and rediscover their bond with other animals as a vital and integral part of who they are. 

The workshop will begin with a short talk by Dawn at the sanctuary’s main house and proceed with a guided walking meditation on the sanctuary’s surrounding wildlife property, followed by journaling in nature and deep listening exercises at the sanctuary’s tree-house until 12:30pm. There will then be a lunch break followed by a short discussion and a mindfulness walk and healing circle ending at 2:00pm. 

Participants will have the option to take a sanctuary tour from 2:00pm-3:00pm to meet the inspiring animals of Unity Farm Sanctuary. 

Workshop Requirements
Participants must be able to walk for extended periods of time and be comfortable being outdoors in the woods. The workshop will involve a light hike on mostly cleared but unpaved walking paths that will include uneven terrain with some inclines. Participants should bring a bagged lunch, water, and snack. We request that no animal products be included.

The suggested workshop fee is $35 per person or “pay what you can.”

Gracie, ©One Kindred Paw

Gracie, ©One Kindred Paw

Tickets and Registration
This is an intensive workshop for no more than seven people, so space is limited. There are no tickets and no pre-payment, but interested participants must reserve a space in advance to attend. The registration deadline is October 10

Please register by emailing Ellie at or Dawn at

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is for human animals only - NO DOGS and NO PETS. Although we love companion animals, they are not allowed at this event for the well-being of other animals living at the sanctuary.


About Dawn Casteel-Lorick
Dawn Casteel-Lorick is an intuitive healer, interspecies communicator, reiki master, and advocate for animals. She is the creator of One Kindred Paw, programs for transforming our relationships with other animals.

About Unity Farm Sanctuary
Unity Farm Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit farm animal sanctuary whose mission is to provide a safe and loving lifelong home for farm animals, offer the public unique educational programs, and promote a culture of kindness and connection.