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.








“a rare talent and is a true healer”

Spent the most beautiful morning with Katherine at the Wenny this morning. My son had just been diagnosed with epilepsy and I was keen to introduce him to horse therapy as well as meditation so this seemed perfect. The whole process was beautifully thought out and delivered. First we played some games with animals to acclimate and were then introduced to the horses to begin the meditation. Throughout Katherine was so amazing, gentle and intuitive with my son, explaining everything and really connecting with him. My son describes Eddie (my horse) as kind and peaceful. In my opinion Katherine has a rare talent and is a true healer. I fully recommend and experience. We will be back.
Reviewed by Suzee - 2021
“a profound and healing experience”

Thank you so much, Katherine, for our session. The physical environment was lovely. But more than that you created a psychological space/ time for me that was helpful. The strong and gentle presence of the horses together with your care, skill, empathy, support and guidance held me safely and enabled me to have a profound and healing experience. Very best wishes.
Reviewed by Lynn - 2021
“What a fabulous experience”

What a fabulous experience. It was definitely an eye opener to try something like this. Katherine was extremely welcoming and I felt totally at ease in her presence (and the horses!). This is such a beautiful place with even more beautiful beasts! Magical. Thank you.
Reviewed by Leaa - 2021
“The experience was so profound”

Greetings Katherine! I cannot thank you and your beautiful animals enough for today. The experience was so profound for each of us in different ways. Keep doing what you do- the world needs to be educated!!! Sending much love, wholesome vibrations and gratitude sparkles your way.
Reviewed by Ondray - 2021
“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 hours, runs every Weds, Fri, and every other Sat at 1pm. Private groups can be arranged subject to availability.
1 person £80
2 or more people £45pp


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Why not include a Discounted Add-On* to this activity booking?

* Add-Ons are complimentary additions to a Main Booking, typically, these additional activities are carried out on the same day. Add-Ons are a shorter version of the same activity displayed on this website, they are meant to further your day's enjoyment. We can apply a great discount to Add-Ons, enabling you to get the most out of your day, so, why not treat yourself to a full day of rewilding with Full Circle!

Add-Ons:

Cacao Ceremony (2ppl min)£20pp
Massage£50pp
Guided Meditation (2ppl min)£10pp
Yoga£20pp
Axe Throwing (2ppl min)£25pp
Breath Work and Wild Swimming (2ppl min)£20pp
Ghyll Scrambling (2ppl min)£25pp
Tree Climbing (2ppl min)£25pp

* All activities are subject to availability.





Full Circle Wellness   Book today by clicking the 'Book Online' link above and confirm your session on Meditate with Horses
Alternatively, contact Katherine & Ben for more info:
E-mail katherinebeaumont76@gmail.com  Call  015394 31213  or  07557 768 047






Frequently Asked Questions



THE EXPERIENCE

What is the minimum age range

The minimum age for a participant is 5 for all activities except Packhorse Picnic (then it is 8) and Wild Woman Nature Retreat (then it is 14 unaccompanied). Children under 5 may come along if you think it is suitable, they can attend free of charge.

Do you need to be fit

You need to be reasonably agile and fit to take part in Guided Walks and Packhorse Picnic. However, we will support the people who are not used to hiking, climbing, balancing or yoga etc. (we take regular rests and adjust accordingly for beginners). Please call or email us and ask, we do our very best to include everyone.

Will I be safe

All our experiences take place outdoors, and when required, practice safe social distancing. All our facilitators are trained in first aid and carry first aid kits.  We never go up into the hills without a trained facilitator and we keep the groups small and intimate so that we can keep a careful eye on everybody taking part. Training and mindful regard is at the heart of everything we do.

Whats the maximum group size

Maximuim of 10 participants for any Full Circle Experiences and Wellness sessions.

What should I wear/bring

For outdoor activities:

  • Comfortable and warm clothing and lots of layers.
  • Waterproofs just incase.
  • Sensible walking boots or trainers.
  • Your swimming costume and towel if the event requires it.
  • A small rucksack with refreshments.





SITE FACILITIES

Were are the toilets

There are toilets at Rydal Hall and public toilets in Rothay Park in Ambleside.





YOUR BOOKING

Can I book a private group session

Yes, all activities are available to book for private groups.

Do I need to book in advance

Booking a Experiences / Wellness session in advance of your Lake District holiday booking is essential, as our activities sell out very quickly.

Can I book at the site

Yes, you can e-mail us from your Full Circle Holiday on katherinebeaumont76@gmail.com, also, if you are staying elsewhere you may book with us.

What if there is adverse weather conditions

Adverse weather is defined by our own risk assessment.  An outdoor activity may be cancelled due to the unlikely event of adverse weather, no refunds will issued in this case and Full Circle Holidays Ltd cannot be held liable for any further damages.

What if I need to cancel

If you desire to cancel your Experience or Wellness session:

  • 28 days in advance of the event date, A full refund is retrievable.
  • 5 days or less than of the event date, no refund is given.
  • Within 28 and 6 days of the event date, only your deposit is retrievable.
An Experience / Wellness session can be rescheduled or transferred up to 5 days in advance of the event date.  The deposit ammount may be transferred and used against any of our accommodation units.

What if I need to change the time of the experience

Contact us and we will try our best to accommodate your preferred time.

Can I book accommodation and how

Please see our accommodation section on this website to book a yurt or cabin. Also, ask us about availability in The Hermitage where we have a holiday flat.

Where can I park

If you have booked one of our cabins or yurts then you will already have free parking.  You will also find parking in Rydal at Pelter Bridge and White Moss car park if you get there nice and early.  Miller Bridge car park at Ambleside has also been extended so get there nice and early and you should have no trouble parking there.  Its just a short walk then to our meeting point.  If the groups are small and located at The Hermitage then, there may be free parking on enquiry at The Hermitage.

Can I arrive by public transport

Public transport is the best way to travel to avoid parking blues and to do your bit for our beloved planet and countryside.  The bus will drop you right outside Rydal Hall or in Ambleside to walk to the meeting point.  Rydal is a lovely 1 mile walk from Ambleside.

Can I buy a gift voucher

There are 'Book Online' buttons on this website to take you through to buy a gift voucher.  Gift vouchers for our Experiences and Wellness session or even a glamping retreat will make wonderful unique gift for loved ones.

Can I bring a dog along

It is posible to bring along a dog, but please confirm this with Kathering before booking.





THE LOCAL AREA

Where can I get food

For the Packhorse Picnic, Adventure and Wellness Day and the Forage and Feast, we will provide delicious and healthy food and snacks, you will be very satisfied.  Bringing your own packed food is ideal but there are plenty of amazing places to eat in Ambleside and Grasmere, though, we recommend that you prebook any restaurant.  There is a teashop at Rydal Hall that sells food and there is also The Badger Bar Pub and Restaurant at Rydal.

What else can I do in the area

Rydal is an amazing place where you can while away hours enjoying waterfalls, the lake, caves, woods and hills. You can also spend time in Grasmere and Ambleside, just a short walk or bus ride away and enjoy the unique shops, cafes and tourist attractions and walks.











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
Calm Dogs Trust Training
Guided Walks
Forage and Feast
Massage
Yoga
Breath Work and Wild Swimming
Axe Throwing
Cacao Ceremony
Peregrine Falcon Connection
Wildlings - School Holiday Activities
Campervan Touring Around The Lake District
Cabin Glamping Accommodation
Yurt Glamping Accommodation
Wild Woman Nature Retreat




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