We at Oak Creek Apple Company view wellness as a full and vibrant palette of opportunities to optimize all aspects of health- body, mind and spirit. Through our Wellness Workshops and Retreats we help you delve deeply into various principles and protocols which support and grow your knowledge base experientially.
One of our programs is called "Life is an Art", where artmaking and spending time with the horses are used to explore inner landscapes that might otherwise be too difficult or confusing to navigate. We came to realize that there were significant numbers of people who would love to participate in these dynamic workshops but found themselves limited by lack of funds, and that's how our charitable arm,
Pearl's Promise, was born. https://oakcreekapplecompany.com/pearls-promise
The founder of Life is an Art and Pearl's Promise, Penny Pennell, says this:
Pearl’s Promise was named after the daughter of our town’s namesake, Sedona Schnebly. Tragically, little Pearl died in a horseback riding accident when she was just 5 years old, and I have always imagined that had she lived, little Pearl would have grown into a remarkable woman who would have helped shape her mother’s town with beauty and grace. It is my hope that through Life is an Art and Pearl’s Promise we can give voice to what might have been Pearl’s legacy here in Sedona.
Coming to Sedona in the fall of 1984, I fell in love with the quiet beauty and spiritual nature of this land. Art and horses have always provided an expressive outlet for the spiritual dynamic around which my life revolves; meditative, metaphorical, and inspirational, and their therapeutic gifts have helped me through many challenges with an abundance of inspiration, grace and spirit. I like to push past the boundaries of the physical world and access unlimited treasures in the spirit waiting to be pulled into our lives.
I have been fortunate to have been employed as an Activities Therapist in some of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare facilities, and I now enjoy using the skills I’ve acquired to help others find hope and purpose through art and equine therapy. I am passionate about facilitating these therapeutic activities to help others explore their destiny and develop new skills for improving and navigating life. I lead groups and individual clients into deeper levels of awareness, mindfulness, relaxation, and behavior modification through the program I have developed called "Life is an Art" . My motto for Life is an Art is “give your soul a voice and your spirit wings”, and this is my hope for all who experience it.
Proceeds from the sale of our art and workshops go to support Pearl's Promise, the charitable arm of
Life is an Art, which provides free and low-cost counseling and wellness services to those in need.
Thank you for your support!
...I have been fortunate to have been employed as an Activities Therapist in some of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare facilities, and I now enjoy using the skills I’ve acquired to help others find hope and purpose through art and equine therapy.