Meditate with Horses

Meditate with Horses

As seen on BBC and ITV, Meditate with Horses is the brain child of Katherine Beaumont who has come up with an enchanting way to connect with animals and nature through relaxation and meditation techniques.

“left feeling relaxed and at peace”

A wonderful experience. Katherine certainly knows her stuff and made us feel at ease amongst the beautiful horses. We left feeling relaxed and at peace. We can certainly recommend it to others and would be happy to try the packhorse experience another time.
Reviewed by Katja - September, 2020
“Calm, relaxing & a beautiful experience”

The most amazing 2 hours in the middle of the country surrounded by nature & 2 beautiful horses. Calm, relaxing & a beautiful experience being able to combine 2 lovely things together - relaxation & horses. Incredible connection with these beautiful animals & Katherine was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. Would highly recommend & will be back!
Reviewed by Scott - August, 2020
“just go for it and be open minded”

I absolutely loved this very simple and sensational experience and want to do it all again! It would be a great thing to do with a group you know eg team or family / friends or... in my case, strangers. Katherine is quite possibly the most accessible meditation practitioner and explains this in the best way (no bs**** approach) - I have gained a fair bit of insight of self and surroundings and work I can do from here. Don't hesitate - just go for it and be open minded
Reviewed by Caroline - September, 2020

The physical benefit from meditating with horses?
Lower cortisol levels, improved immune system, improved brain function, improved digestive system, a boost in serotonin levels and oxcytocin. Heart rates and blood pressure decrease. How does this work? When meditating, the body undergoes a structural change, in fact, MRI images show a complete change in the brainís different departments, changes that relax the body. When meditating, beta waves, produced when information is being processed, decrease, and are replaced by alpha waves, which are associated with total brain coherence. The frontal and parietal lobes, which deal with reasoning, planning, and processing sensory information, slow down. And without a glut of incoming stimuli, the nervous system is able to rest, resulting in relaxation and improved functioning in the entire body.

Why horses?
Horses are fantastic barometers for our meditation practice. If we are peaceful, they are peaceful. If we are fearful, they too are fearful, and so on. The co-regulation of the central nervous system is critical for all mammals. The stronger, more coherent, oscillating system will entertain the weaker, more chaotic one. In other words, the more powerful, regulated nervous system of a healthy horse causes our central nervous systems to sync with theirs and brings us into a state of intense well being. Horses are profoundly relationship orientated; they live for the herd. While connecting with a horse we can experience relationships without being concerned with the mental agenda or emotional baggage from another person. Horses are only interested in our true essence and so we can be validated and appreciated for who we truly are and not our achievements our looks or our roles in society. This is why horse therapy is especially good for teenagers and children with anxiety; the bond with a horse can be the purest form of love you will ever know.

The Method
A typical session would start with a lesson in safety and horse psychology and then some grooming so we can bond with the horses in the same way that they do. Next some exercises to help you feel still and relaxed. Once we are still, we wait for the horses to respond. The horses normally get very sleepy and affectionate and choose to be very close to you. Sometimes they like to lie down and have a sleep or they may just want to touch you in some way. At this point, we deepen our mediation and come into a state of bliss, clarity or euphoria.
Often, I do a guided meditation or make some intentional physical connections with the horses, such as a heart connection. Sometimes, especially with young people, we play games with the horses, asking them to follow us around obstacles or complete challenges. We are playful and absorbed, we find our inner children.

2 hour session
Up to 4 people £75
Larger Groups £20pp

Full Circle Yurts and Cabins   Book your group on Meditate with Horses
Contact Katherine & Ben:  |  08435 235 026

Full Circle Activities

During your stay, why not treat yourself to a Full Circle adventure 'Experience' or a 'Wellness' session?
(also available to none-residents)

Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day
The Happy Ape
Meditate with Horses
Meditation and Breath Work in Nature
Riverside Hot Tub and Sauna
Guided Walks
Foraging and Cookout Adventure

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