About Us

Lisa Walters

Lisa has over 40 years experience with horses.  She has competed in many equestrian disciplines and has been a student of dressage for the past 30 years. Lisa helped develop and implement the Equine Facilitated Learning Internship program for Adventures In Awareness and is part of the Adventures In Awareness internship faculty. Lisa is founder and director of the EquuSatori Center in Sebastopol CA. where she facilitates and hosts Equine Facilitated Learning programs. Lisa has played an integral role in current scientific studies examining the horse/human connection. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in Business and Interpersonal Communications and has started and developed several businesses. Lisa co-founded and served on the Board of Directors for Burst.com, a digital media delivery company in Northern California. She also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Humane Society in Mendocino, California.  She is a graduate of the three-year program at the School for Enlightenment and Healing in San Diego, CA. And is currently on the Board of Directors for the EponaQuest Foundation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ______________________________________________________________________

Barbara RectorBarbara Kathleen Rector, MA

Barbara Kathleen Rector is the originator of the Adventures In Awareness programs. Barbara brings the expertise of over 25 years working in therapeutic riding to her teaching with the AIA/EEL institute. She is a co-founder of TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Inc.).

In 1990, Barbara obtained her Masters of Art with an emphasis in Spiritual Psychology from the College of Holy Names in Oakland, California. While at the Institute of Culture and Creation Centered Spirituality, she worked as an intake counselor and group facilitator at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon, CA. She completed her thesis and worked as manager for the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) in Woodside, CA. She is a 1965 Graduate of The University of Arizona, with bachelors’ degrees in Philosophy and English. In the early 1990s, Barbara co-founded FETE, Medicine Horse, in Flagstaff, Arizona and developed and coordinated Sierra Tucson’s Integrated Riding Resource Program. While training the hospital staff in her equine-facilitated experiential process work, she developed the Adventures in Awareness program. She currently resides in Tucson Arizona. She can be contacted through her web-site www.adventuresinawareness.net.


Ann giving Reiki

Dr. Ann Baldwin, PhD

Is a Research Professor of Physiology and Psychology at the www.mind-body-science.com of Arizona and is Director of “Mind-Body-Science.”  She is also a Reiki Master, a Level I/II Re-connective Healer and a one-on-one HeartMath Practitioner.  She received her PhD in Physiology from Imperial College, University of London and her MSc in Radiation Physics from the University of London. In her research she is currently developing methods to evaluate the capabilities of energy healing practitioners and is using biofeedback techniques to help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their memory and fine motor skills. Dr. Baldwin has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a member of several review panels for National Institutes of Health. Among her most significant achievements, she received a grant from NIH in 2003 to study the effects of energy healing on animals, and achieved statistically significant results, which were published in 2006 and 2008.