Show me a horse and it will tell you my truth.
It is often said that horses are like mirrors. I find this to be true as they do reflect our energy and truest emotions. However, I'd take it even further if I had the words to express their magical ways. What I can say is that animals in general, but specifically horses, have an uncanny ability of reading a person, mirroring their energy, and pulling out of us what we bury deep.
So put a horse in front of me and you will quickly learn a lot about me. They amplify what lies beneath. A wonderful feeling on a good day, not so great on a rough day. However, the beauty is in the journey and willingness to let someone bring those things out of us.
My yoga practice started with a rescue horse named Bella. She panicked under saddle and resorted to bucking. After many falls, frustration, and tears. I gave up and decided to get a different horse for riding. The new horse was named Gaviota and she helped me rebuild my confidence from my experiences with Bella. While riding Gaviota one day, I was feeling great about our partnership and decided to stand on the top of the saddle. It was an exhilarating experience to trust an animal so much and to know it was reciprocated. I loved the energetic connection, the physical control of my deliberate movements, and reading her body. The seed had been planted.
The concept didn't root and take off until later when I decided to approach Bella in a different way. Approaching her as a yogi instead of a rider. I wanted nothing from her, there was no goal or expectation. I wanted to give her a warmth, connection, and peace. In return, she has become one of my most trusted yoga partners.
To anyone considering the practice of yoga with horses, I'd recommend showing up with no expectations. Let the horse tell you about your truth. Get lost in the sweet connection, whether you are on the ground or balancing in the air. It's not about the poses or eye-catching photos. This practice is about the potential between horse and human through a conversation of yoga.
Are you ready for the horse's truth?
What does a Horse and Yoga Integration session look like?
Each session is unique! It is an individualized journey navigated by the mood of the horse to the energy of the student and everything in between. No yoga or horse handling experience needed. I'm here to assist in navigation, teach, provide modifications, and of course, encourage safety. I hope to inspire a love for horses, yoga and to have fun!
The typical flow of a session will start with energy centering and a yoga warm up. Next, we will connect with the horse through acupressure, equine chakras, energy meridians, massage, and yoga poses on the ground. If and when appropriate, the student will mount up bareback for more connecting and poses. Lastly, a cool down sequence and reflection.
Also offered, Equine Energy & Bodywork Sessions for people who are curious or passionate about connecting with animals, energy work, and equine massage. Whether you are a horse owner or not, these sessions are interesting, fun, and relaxing. Take the knowledge back home to your horse or just soak up the experience for yourself!
Pricing & Packages
Introductory Class: $25 Per Student (group of 2-4 for 1 hour)
Introductory Class with Local Travel: $35 Per student (minimum of 2 students for 1 hour)
Private Session: $50 (1.5 hours) SUMMER SPECIAL- 3 SESSIONS FOR $100
Private Session with Local Travel: $65 (1.5 hours) SUMMER SPECIAL- 2 SESSIONS FOR $100
Class Pass: $100 (5 classes)
Private Session Package: $200 (5 sessions)
Private Session with Local Travel Package: $250 (5 sessions)
Equine Energy & Bodywork: $25 (1 hour of zen on the ground only, no yoga on the horse's back)
Equine Energy & Bodywork with Local Travel: $45 (1 hour)
*Sessions must be serviced within 6 months from date of purchase.