We'll start with basic chat about horse behaviour and staying safe, then do some Mindfulness body awareness exercise, tuning into all of your senses, feeling more in the present moment and more connected with your authentic self. This is where horses function from, and they will guide us on how to be present in a natural and nurturing way. You can enjoy this whole activity behind a fence if you prefer, Mindfulness is embraced here too, with plenty to enjoy, observe and notice in our tranquil paddocks, surrounded by the beauty of birds, wildlife, trees, and the fresh elements of weather, which are all good for the soul. The Mindfulness experience continues, as you then have the choice to wander amongst the ponies and donkey, and I will be right there too, ensuring you have a unique experience observing them, sensing their energy and get hands on, stroking, brushing and leading these amazing animals around simple obstacles. Sense your own energy levels, use mindfulness skills and raise your own self-awareness to nourish your Wellbeing. These equine supported activities in nature help us de-stress and relax and are nurturing and healing. Horses reflect back to us subtle insights of our inner emotions and characteristics, they offer us these insights as a gift, which adds to the authentic healing experience.
I'm qualified in counselling and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. I spent an amazing week gaining horsemanship skills whilst working with horses in the hills surrounding the rainforest, in Costa Rica. I'm passionate about horses and all the comfort, healing and joy they can offer us, just by being around them. The people of ancient ways and indigenous tribes people were the wise ones whose beliefs I am drawn to personally, and just love to guide people with some of those themes, in a 'magical journey of mindfulness and relaxation in Nature'. I just love working outside, with the animals in Nature and sharing the benefits to Mind, Body and Spirit with all of our visitors.
Bottled water, a variety of soft drinks and juice will be provided.
Starting with introductions in the cosy Shepherd's Hut, then moving to the grass paddocks for Mindfulness. Observing free roaming horses, the native ponies and adorable donkey. Wander amongst them in natural surroundings for mindful energy connection, brushing and leading them around simple obstacles. Rainy days don't stop us, it's peaceful in the open-front hay-barn, embracing the elements, keeping dry whilst noticing all in nature around us.
Arrive 10.45 at my home, The Paddock, then follow me to field in your car, just minutes away. My mobile will be given on booking, so if your late, ring to follow instructions to field. Our field toilet is of camping standard: natural wood shavings which are biodegradable and a natural deodorizer.
Magical Mindfulness with Native Ponies