The Equine-imity Lifemanship Program
Experience Mind-Body Renewal in the Company of Horses...
Programs for Youths 12-18, Adults & Families.
No previous horse or riding experience necessary
Do you suffer from stress-induced headaches, stomach aches or insomnia?
Do you feel a disconnect between your work, family or social life and who you are or wish to be?
Are you in transition or at a crossroads where thinking, talking and worrying has failed to create clear solutions?
The Equine-imity program is about learning and experiencing stress reduction and emotional self-regulation in the company of horses. There are times in life where the mind and body feels disconnected from one another. This wellness program offers mind-body rejuvenation and reconnection through physical interaction with horses. It provides an approach that uses the wisdom of the body and the intuition, as taught by horses, to create health, wholeness and balance in life. Horses restore the strength, coordination, grace, flexibility and joy we may lose at times.
In these sessions, you will experience body-mind wholeness through spending time in a natural herd in an open space where you will be able to touch, lead, groom, and, optionally, sit on a horse. The Lifemanship Program combines the principles of safe, conventional horse handling with techniques from yoga, tai chi, dance, and other healing arts. It includes practices from equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy, equine-guided psychospiritual development, natural horsemanship, and sports medicine while not being overly strenuous on the body.
More about Equine-imity
Equine-imity was developed in 2013 and continues to be run by Dr. Beverely Kane at Stanford University. The program teaches the art of just being and the art of doing slowly and mindfully through the practice of Qigong. Medical Tai Chi-Qigong is used to treat heart disease, diabetes, arthritis pain and mental illness. It has also proven especially effective in cancer therapy.
Horses often understand our energy better than we do
What to Expect:
Equine-imity Lifemanship Programs are group sessions intended for physically-abled* youth (ages 12-18), adults or families who wish to become reinvigorated by association with the power, grace, and majesty of the horse.
The program consists of a 4-phase plan, starting with somatic and mindfulness exercises on the ground and optionally proceeding to mounted work, sitting still and at a walk.
Each program includes a total of 4 sessions; 3 x 1.5hr group sessions, 1 x 2hr group session (with optional riding).
As a special promotion, we are including a private session valued at $125 for each participant at no extra cost. (*to be booked separately from the program schedule*)
Program Fee: $325 +HST per participant
Families of 4 or more: $1200 +HST
Winter Session Dates:
Youth Program - Mondays @ 11AM beginning Jan 31
Adult Program - Fridays @ 11AM beginning Feb 4
Family Program - Saturdays @ 11AM beginning Feb 5
*Significantly disabled persons can more appropriately benefit from therapeutic riding or hippotherapy programs.