Yoga and Natural Horsemanship Retreat
August 18 @ 5:00 pm - August 23 @ 2:00 pm| €1250
6 night/5 day yoga and horsemanship reatreat
August 18-23, 2019
On this transformative five day course, you will be invited to create deeper connections, with yourself and horses. No experience of yoga or horse riding is necessary.
Yoga is about the connection, or union, of body, mind and spirit through meditation, breathing (pranayama) and physical postures (asana). You will learn how to connect with horses and reconnect with yourself; rediscover your breath, energy and increase self-awareness and become less reactive.
Yoga classes will compliment the horsemanship with a combination of deep Yin/Restorative stretches and warming Vinyasa flows to open the body and joints in a nurturing way, as well as pranayama (breathwork) and meditation to turn inward, focusing on living in the present moment and to improve concentration.
Put what you have learned on the mat into practice in the horsemanship sessions. Similarly, we can learn a lot through our interactions with horses – how to cultivate our awareness and be present and communicate clearly. Use the breathwork and feel the connection deepen as you calm and centre yourself in the presence of the horse.
Erika first began practicing yoga over a decade ago and has continued to practice several styles of yoga while travelling and living in different countries. She decided to deepen her personal practice and undertook a yoga teacher training with an emphasis on Vinyasa Flow.
Erika offers a warm, welcoming and non-competitive environment and is passionate about making yoga accessible to everybody.
Students can expect a mindful, flowing practice with an emphasis on alignment and breath. Her aim is that students of all levels leave her class feeling challenged yet refreshed and relaxed.
Erika is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (200RYT)
Course cost is 1250 Euro and includes 6 nights full board shared accommodation, 2 daily yoga classes, horsemanship and trekking, guided walks, outdoor hot tub session and taxi to and from Loughrea.
Live in the area and want to participate but don’t need accommodation? No problem – just ask us for rates!