Study & Heal with the Horses In-Depth
(online and in-person)
Online Equine-Assisted Healing
I offer online horse-assisted healing and study through my online course "Meeting Horses on the Mat: An Initiation into the Wisdom of the Herd/Heard"
I am passionate about making your longing to connect with horses a reality. I make healing with horses accessible and affordable.
Follow me on Instagram and get ongoing coaching with me on how to deepen and expand what you have learned in the course, ask questions, as well as receive new, current meditation videos to keep receiving the sacred communication from the horses. Keep your relationship going, keep healing, and keep receiving support. This is designed to be affordable and accessible so that you can succeed in making your longing to connect with horses a reality.
Meeting Horses on the Mat: A Yoga Initiation into the Wisdom of the Herd/Heard, $222
This self-paced online course is designed to help you connect to the healing wisdom of horses from where ever you are in the world. If this price is not accessible to you I have a few partial scholarships to offer - please email email@example.com with PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line to see if a partial scholarship is available.
Buy the course 1 time, have it for life. This course introduces you to REAL horses and teaches you how to connect with them through meditation from wherever you are in the world. If you are struggling with pain, overwhelming feelings, anxiety, depression, trauma or PTSD - building a relationship with horses in this way can provide support, relief and hope. If you are longing to develop your spirituality, the horses have so much to teach. If you are feeling isolated and desiring connection - come be with me and the amazing horses in my community! We want you here with us.
If the course's price ($222) is too high for you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a partial scholarship.
1:1 In-person Healing with Horses
I offer sliding scale ongoing 1:1 mindfulness-based healing with horses for people struggling with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, trauma or other overwhelming feelings. Sessions sliding scale between $22-$222 a session in North Brookfield, MA. For MA residents, to learn more and inquire about in-person work, please click the button above to read more and fill out the form or click this link: https://form.jotform.com/EmbodiedLeadership/coaching
What is Equine-Assisted Healing?
The word Equine means: a horse / relating to horses. Equine-Assisted Healing is a way of collaborating with horses that focuses on learning from and with them to deepen and empower our awareness of ourselves as embodied, energetic and relational beings of nature.
My Equine-Assisted Healing approach is trauma-informed and rooted in yoga. I recognize racial, economic, ecological and other social injustices to be rooted in the trauma that naturally results when the sacredness of our relationships to our bodies, to one other and to the earth is disrupted due to colonialism and domination-based paradigms. We work with in collaboration with the horses to directly reconnect the body and the community to that sacredness. Equine-supported self-inquiry, meditation, mantra, and pranayama (breath work) offer us a social justice leadership approach that attends to the embodied and spiritual trauma from which injustice is perpetuated. It also provides an educational and healing space for relating to the body, the energy of emotion and the somatic unconscious.
I am an apprentice of Brooke Sullivan and The Wild Temple and have completed their 500hr Yoga Teacher Training. I work with Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga from the Himalayan Sage Tradition. Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga is an ancient science of perceiving, understanding and awakening vitality, subtle energy, and the power of nature.
"Tantra is a pretty vague word and a lot of people have different associations to it, but Tantra is a science of energy. It's a really beautiful complete life science that studies the nature of energy and power in nature and how we can work with these powers for our healing and our connection into the world. And even for helping heal our planet and helping us and our planet evolve." Brooke Sullivan, Director of The Wild Temple
More about Equine-Assisted Process
The way I approach Equine-Assisted Coaching at the Embodied Leadership Project exists within a relatively new field of equine practice that is aimed less at what we can teach the horse and more on what we can learn from the horse as a leader and wisdom keeper in their own right. This equine field is referred to by several different names depending on who the equine specialist is and where they trained such as: Equine Assisted Practice/Learning (EAP/L), Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), or Equine Assisted Growth and Development (EAGD).
Diedre West, owner of Healing with Horse Collective, speaks beautifully about this work:
“There is a distinction to be made here: equine specialists working in the realms of EAP/L see horses as the guides or sources of wisdom rather than as the learners in client interactions. Rather than their ability to be ridden or their athleticism being the focus, horses’ ways of being, seeing, and processing, and engaging with the world opens sources of wisdom and enlightenment about our inner selves, our relational dynamics, and all those forces that make us yearn, change, transform, and do things we would not otherwise do (whether creative, destructive, or genius) if we were truly logical, exclusively conscious beings.
That focus on horse as a sentient being full of wisdoms we do not have, distinguishes the goals for working with horses in this field from most every other equine field out there, including natural horsemanship and most liberty training. This is a profound shift about which practitioners find there is an onion-peeling sort of learning to get to the heart of, not just for our clients but for ourselves and our practice/facilitation.”