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Connecting with horses: mindfulness, yoga and horsemanship retreat

21 June - 26 June

€720

On this unique 5 day retreat, we look at how to can use mindfulness of body,  breath and mind to communicate effectively with horses. This course is suitable for people with no previous experience with horses as well as those who are more comfortable around these wonderfully sensitive animals and want to deepen their relationship with them.
This is an intensive retreat which involves 5 hours of yoga and mindfulness practice every day, as well as a lot of time spent outdoors with the horses, and for this reason, a good level of physical fitness is recommended.

The course

The course starts on in the evening of Friday 21st of June with dinner followed by an introductory talk and a short meditation and finishes in the morning of Wednesday 26th of June after breakfast.
Each day starts with two hours of breath awareness and  mindful movement, followed by a healthy brunch.
In the early afternoon, we spend sometimes outdoors with the farm’s horses. In these afternoon sessions, we look at how horses communicate with each another, and learn how to use yoga and mindfulness techniques to connect with them more effectively.
In the late afternoon, we meet for another indoor session in which we explore the Sati yoga approach to breathwork, which combines mindfulness of breathing practices from the Buddhist tradition and classical pranayama (yogic breathing) techniques, and we look at how this approach can be used to communicate more effectively with horses.

The cost of the course is 720 euros. A 360 euros deposit is payable by Paypal or Bank transfer at the time of  booking.

Proceed with booking

 

  • 5 nights accommodation (sharing in twin rooms) Single rooms limited availability (€20 supplement per night)
  • All meals (delicious organic vegetarian food, most vegetables grown on our farm)
  • Eight yoga classes
  • Five meditation sessions
  • Four afternoon sessions with the horses
Friday evening
5.15 pm Leave Roonagh pier*
around 6.00 pm Arrive at the farm
6.30 pm Dinner followed by introductory talk
8.30 am Introduction to sitting meditation

Saturday to Tuesday
8.30 am Meditation / breath awareness
9.00 am Mindful movement
11.00 pm Brunch
12.00 pm Karma yoga or free time for hill walking, reading, relaxing
2.30 pm Afternoon session with the horses
4.30 pm Walking meditation
5.00 pm Afternoon breathwork class
6.30 pm Dinner
8.30 am Sitting meditation

Wednesday
8.30 am Breakfast
9.30 Depart centre for 10.00 am ferry*

*times of ferries may change as they are weather dependent

Details

Start:
21 June
End:
26 June
Cost:
€720
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Organizer

Christophe Mouze
Phone:
087.2621832
Email:
christophe@ecofarm.ie