MINDFULNESS RETREAT WITH HORSES

Embark on a mindful journey with horses

 

Exploring Mindfulness with Horses

is a playful, experiential workshop designed to help people discover a deeper connection with mindfulness practice no matter whether they are new to the practice or an advanced mindfulness practitioner.

Mindfulness practices have been touted as beneficial for many things such as reducing stress, managing anxiety, fostering clarity, deepening personal relationships, contributing significantly to both physical and mental health and improving personal performance in both work and sports.

Why horses?

Even though humans speak thousands of words every day, many of us fail to realize how much we communicate with non-verbal cues. Unlike us, horses are prey animals, so they rely on their feelings, body language and intuition to survive. This makes it possible for them to pick up on our slightest gestures, physiological responses (muscle tension and heart rate), conscious and subconscious energy states.

Since horses are so attuned to our energetic messages, they can provide us with transparent, immediate, and non-judgmental feedback on how we’re relating to ourselves, each other and our environment.   And by bringing these hidden truths to the surface, horses can help us become more mindful.

The focus of the workshop is to enhance understanding of mindfulness and increase self-awareness through group discussions and working with and connecting with horses.

All the work with the horses will be “on the ground”, which means that there will be no riding.

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn