Our Footprints of 2015

2015 was a very fulfilled year. Many Kindred Spirits came to visit as teachers, students, guests and volunteers. Exceptional people from different walks of life, at different stages on their path through life. Their stories of hardship, trials, lost loves, pain and disease were songs of life of how they were challenged, how they overcame and saw light to carry them through. I am grateful and feel blessed that these women & men came to us here and trusted us, and I hope through their experience here that it has added to their knowledge and given them more tools on how to find harmony with life and rediscover their inner child and love of Life. 

January started with Linda Salinas's Clinic of Carolyn Resnick's Waterhole Rituals. Carolyn's Resnick's Methods are, for me, one of the best ways to find that special connection with your horse and create a deep and trusting bond. Linda was an exceptional instructor, teacher and guide. Her love of life & horses, her dedication, her smiles and knowledge were a gift given to us that week. Thank you Linda and thank you Nancy Zintsmaster for hosting this clinic in your truly lovely place by the volcano and a special thanks to your endearing & special horses.

Linda Salinas with Luce

Linda Salinas with Luce

Eve Newton with Willy

Eve Newton with Willy

Terry Newton with Apache

Terry Newton with Apache

A fun February with a "Yoga in Harmony with Horses" Corinne Aulakh as our Yoga teacher with students & guests. Yoga with horses, yoga on the beach, yoga in the water, upside down and bonfires with singing, all food for the soul!

6 Yogis

6 Yogis

Yoga on the beach  

Yoga on the beach

 

Yoga in the water

Yoga in the water

peaceful Bliss

peaceful Bliss

Sea Yogis, mermaids & Horse

Sea Yogis, mermaids & Horse

Jungle nights & bonfires

Jungle nights & bonfires

Moments from our Yoga Teacher Training Course in May. Corinne Aulakh was our teacher and our students from all over the world!

Happiness is........YTT at Kindred Spirits!

Happiness is........

Happiness is........

Another Yoga in Harmony with Horses Retreat with guests all the way from Australia and what a blast of fun they were, Loved Mary's enthousiasm! Having mother & daughter here together was really nice to see, something we all need to do more often!

Meditation with guests & volunteers

Meditation with guests & volunteers

Mary on top of the world

Mary on top of the world

Stacey Warner, Equine Therapist, comes to Costa Rica for the 1st time. What a soul searching experience it was as women unravelled themselves and opened their hearts to the horses. I was honoured by both horses & women alike.

Equine Therapist Stacey Warner & guests

Equine Therapist Stacey Warner & guests

fun times!

fun times!

freedom is...

freedom is...

August brought Magnus into our lives. A big Lusitano stallion with a big and gentle heart.

Magnus a big gentle soul Lusitano stallion from Portugal.

Magnus a big gentle soul Lusitano stallion from Portugal.

Then came Javier Perez Breton, a professional rider and trainer from the Royal Classical School of Spanish Horses in Jerez, Spain. What a pleasure and honour to have him with us for this clinic.

Javier Breton schooling Brego a previously abused Iberian horse

Javier Breton schooling Brego a previously abused Iberian horse

Javier Breton Perez leading Magnus on his 1st sea experience!

Javier Breton Perez leading Magnus on his 1st sea experience!

September brings flat blue seas & wide flat beaches, perfect for another Yoga in Harmony with Horses. Monica & Olivia from the UK joined us for this retreat. Monica shared with us her experience as a Massage therapist and helped heal some of our aches and pains, while Olivia with her charm and spiritual awareness gave good grounding advice to many of us:)

Monica with Anya

Monica with Anya

September also brought a Full Blood Moon!

a full moon ride was a must!

the moon's energies were making us a little crazy

the moon's energies were making us a little crazy

October YTT with new students, brought new friendships as they shared their Yoga practice and developed their skills & knowledge together.

new friendhsips

new friendhsips

after yoga beach class, a swim in the turquoise waters of the National Park of Cahuita

after yoga beach class, a swim in the turquoise waters of the National Park of Cahuita

A Mandala created by the students with coloured grains of rice

A Mandala created by the students with coloured grains of rice

Erica, who was part of the Equine Yoga  Program received her certification

October also brought Anna Ullenius from Sweden, a coach in Equine Theraphy, who uses her experience as a certified Access Consciousness facilitator together with her professional experience as a Dressage rider & trainer and horse communicator to help people understand their life's desire and path. 

Anna Ullenius with Anya, 2 healers understanding one another.

Anna Ullenius with Anya, 2 healers understanding one another.

The horse mirrors what we try to hide from others and even ourselves.

The horse mirrors what we try to hide from others and even ourselves.

The healing begins when we release what needs to be let go and the horse supports us in this moment.

The healing begins when we release what needs to be let go and the horse supports us in this moment.

"I am here, in this moment, with you." says horse to the man.

"I am here, in this moment, with you." says horse to the man.

In November Irum Naqvi came to visit bringing with her a friend. As a many years Certified Professional Yoga Teacher Trainer, this was her first experience with Yoga & Horses. In May 2016 Irum will be coming to give a YTT course at Kindred Spirits.

Irum Naqvi with Shad

Irum Naqvi with Shad

Heart Chakra to Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra to Heart Chakra

2015 has finished its course, the light it shone upon us fades, but the experiences, the memories and the friendships made from kindred spirits coming together, does not.  I give thanks to these wonderful spirits and to Mother Earth. Let the light shine onwards into 2016!


There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. ~Rumi





 

 

 

 

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