Equine Yoga Teacher Program

Equine Yoga Teacher Program

from 900.00

Become a certified Yoga with Horses Teacher. With the full course completed, you will be able to share your knowledge to others. Offering classes to riders or to those in search of connection and self-discovery

The program consists of three levels that can be completed separately or all at once.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program teaches you to Know Thyself and bring you to a true connection with your horse.

 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

You will learn asanas/poses to build core body strength to enhance your riding, stretches to lengthen tightened muscles and balancing poses for balanced riding.

Pranayama, breath control and awareness to influence yours and your horses energies, emotions and physical movement.

Meditating skills to bring focus and clarity into your daily life and time spent with horses.

Practicing yoga with horses will help you to be in touch with your True Authentic Self, the real you, the one your horse inspires you to be.

 

WHAT YOU'LL COME AWAY WITH

Build leadership skills and confidence, bring awareness, focus, mindfulness and presence into your life, help you in relationships and guide you on your journey of Self Realization.

Practicing yoga with your horses helps to ground & root the peace and stillness within. It will help you to recognize your inner strength and remain connected with equanimity to whatever subtleties come forth whether they be physical, emotional or spiritual.

It will make you a better more confident and relaxed rider, a clear minded leader worthy of your horse’s respect and trust.

With the full course completed, you will be able to share your knowledge to others. Offering classes to riders or to those in search of connection and discovering themselves. 

 

PREREQUISITES

PLEASE COME WITH THE INTENTION OF BUILDING MEANINGFUL MEMORIES WITH ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU; FELLOW STUDENTS, TEACHERS, VOLUNTEERS AND HOSTS.

200h YTT Certification (Completed, in the process of being completed or going to be completed within one year of this program). The certificate for this program is given once both the 200h YTT (taken here or in another school) and our training are fully completed. 

Intermediate or advanced riding experience; comfortable in the presence of horses and handling them.

If you don't have enough experience, you can acquire it through our 1 Week Yoga in Harmony Horses Retreat or by applying for an Internship position.

 
 Liberty Training with Terry and Nahar.

Liberty Training with Terry and Nahar.

YOUR TEACHER

Terry Lillian Newton

E-200 RYT 500-RYT WITH YOGA ALLIANCE

Our lead trainer is Terry Lillian Newton. Terry is a natural born Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist. Having practiced yoga for over 20 years she is passionate about sharing her knowledge & experience with others. She furthermore incorporates alignmentpranayamabandhasmudras and meditation exercises in her sequences as well as discussions of chakras, vayus & koshas and in depth discussion on the subtle body energies, reflecting her expertise and training in all aspects of yoga theory and practice.

Careful attention is paid to her students’ needs and Terry’s speciality is in adapting her classes to her students, meeting them where they are emotionally, physically & spiritually. Terry’s positive and peaceful attitude towards life is clearly evident in the energy she expresses through her yoga practice on and off the mat & she is known to help her students enter each asana with calm determination, enabling them to hold the pose with grace and quiet breath.

Terry obtained her 200 hr YTT certification through her teacher Corinne Aulakh, whose exceptional experience has guided Terry in her teachings. Corinne’s first Yoga Teacher Training certification was obtained from Let it Go Yoga in Santa Barbara with prominent teachers Sue Anne and Jim Parsons. Corinne went on to train at Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in Chennai, India in Yoga Therapy and Instruction and has furthermore completed her 500 hours of training with Yogi Chetan Mahesh of Association of Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India. As of 2015 she is an E-200 RYT with Yoga Alliance and holds a registration of 500-RYT.

 Terry Newton, host and Yoga with Horses teacher, with Nahar, andalusian horse.

Terry Newton, host and Yoga with Horses teacher, with Nahar, andalusian horse.

Growing up with horses in Canada, she became an experienced rider and trainer, specializing in Natural Horsemanship and Liberty training. Through her experiences with horses and healing she became aware of the deep connection between horses and humans and how they can mutually heal and help one another. She began to incorporate horses into her yoga practice and went on to create Mindfulness Meditation with her herd of horses.

 

LEVELS

IN SUMMARY


LEVEL I

Know Thyself

Mission Statement

Know thyself;  find your authentic place of liberty so you can connect with your horse at his place of physical, emotional, and spiritual reality.  Sharing sacred space at liberty with your horse is the key to freeing yourself of attachments ( letting go) .  It is only in this space of your true authentic self that you can begin to evolve and forge a bond with your horse.

Goal

Experience and gain mastery over the tools of yogic self awareness in order to identify, connect and influence and be influenced by the energies of your horse.

 

    Objectives

    1. Experience yoga practices of breathing, physical postures, mantra chanting, meditation techniques on the yoga mat and with the horse
    2. Learn and demonstrate basic natural horsemanship skills and knowledge to ensure your horse is physically and emotionally healthy and happy
    3. Identify and influence your own energies and that of your horse in order to forge and enhance the connection between you both
    4. Experience how to just ‘be in the moment’
    5. Let go of fears and ego 
    6. Practice skills on the yoga mat and with the horse that you can take with you as you continue your journey of inner growth and wisdom
     

    LEVEL II

    Make the Connection

    Mission Statement

    Make the connection; forge and enhance your physical, emotional, and energetic bonds with your horse.  Increase your observational and listening skills in order to improve and grow in your equestrian pursuits and performance. Improve your physical conditioning and responses.

    Goal

    On the physical plane improve your riding skills through holistic yoga practices.  On the emotional and energetic planes enhance your sensitivity to identify and consciously influence  the directions and intensities of these energies through holistic yoga practices.  Increase your understanding of your horse’s physical, emotional, and energetic physiology and needs through holistic natural horsemanship  practices of therapeutically applied healing herbs, oils, clays and healing techniques.

    Objectives

    1. Practice a holistic yoga practice emphasizing the Five koshas in order to tone and balance the physical, emotional, and energetic bodies of the rider.
    2. Identify and engage the vayus in targeted holistic yoga sessions on the yoga mat and with horses
    3. Identify, understand, and engage the chakras in targeted yoga sessions on the yoga mat and with horses.
    4. Sound theory in a japa practice.  Identify the sounds and groups of sounds ( mantra) that engage targeted koshas, vayus, and chakras.
    5. Learn about the care of horses physical, energetic and emotional centers thru hands on, Essential Oils, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Bach Flowers, Linda Tellington TTouches
    6. Principles & basics of barefoot trimming
    7. Stretches for Rider & Horses
    8. How to clear our  Auras, Meridians & Chakras
    9. Preparation exercises for horses for Yoga classes & riding
     

    LEVEL III

    Holistic Natural Horsemanship & Yoga

    Mission Statement

    Holistic natural horsemanship is a unique approach to experience mutual respect and affection between rider and horse.  The guiding principles of yoga and natural horsemanship provide the experiential practices for both rider and horse to stretch their limits and reach their goals. 

    Goals

    Identify and develop your  equestrian goals following the path of the equestrian yogi and natural horsemanship practitioner.  Share this knowledge with others from a place of authenticity and personal integrity.

    Objectives

    1. Develop a personal yoga and meditation practice.
    2. Develop Core Strengthening Yoga classes for riders.
    3. Mounted Yoga Poses & Safety for Horse & Rider
    4. Identify, design, develop and implement yoga and meditation practices for others.
    5. Develop and improve skills of natural horsemanship
      1. Know thyself
      2. Make the connection
      3. Influence energies
      4. Natural and organic horse care
    6. Develop individual and group holistic yoga and natural horsemanship sessions
    7. How to evaluate students, guests, class
    8. Improve Balance through bareback riding and bitless riding skills
    9. Perform karma service
    10. Develop and evaluate holistic natural horsemanship programs according to the EYTP model.
     
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    ACCOMMODATIONS

    OPTIONAL*

    Depending on the number of applicants, you'll be welcomed to one of two houses: Howler's Cottage or Toucan's Cabina. Both count with private rooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen and views of the jungle. Please visit our accommodations page to read all the details on both.

     
     Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Crepes, with Guacamole, Hummus, Pico de Gallo, fresh onion and tossed Kale.

    Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Crepes, with Guacamole, Hummus, Pico de Gallo, fresh onion and tossed Kale.

    LUNCHES

    OPTIONAL*

    We strive to keep it as seasonalorganic, local and vegan as possible. We can also accommodate any food allergies you might have and/or a gluten-free diet.

    We all (volunteers, interns, guests and me) come together at the main house for lunches. Typical lunches include Gazpacho with a saladBuddha BowlsBurrito BowlsSummer RollsVegan Tacos, etc. Fresh ingredients will vary seasonally.

     

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

     

    Types of Plans / Packages

     

    Basic Plan

    Home Study Course.

    3 Days classes. (4 in Level III)

    Neighbor Plan

    Home Study Course.

    3 Days classes. (4 in Level III)

    4 nights lodging.

    Nourished Plan

    Home Study Course.

    3 Days classes. (4 in Level III)

    Lunches (except on 1 day off).

     

    No Worries Deluxe

    Home Study Course.

    4 nights lodging.

    3 Days classes. (4 in Level III)

    Lunches (except on 1 day off).

    PRICING

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