The Freedom Series

Informed by the science of mind-body healing and inspired by nature, The Freedom Series will explore our potential to move from our habitual reactions towards expanded awareness and embodied presence.  This course will introduce you to skills to strengthen mind and body for more stability, clarity and freedom.  The series is offered as a small group therapeutic program divided into two 6-week workshops, and concludes with a 2-day farm retreat.  The work is progressive and is recommended to be taken in the order offered below.

Release Beginning September 12th 2019 and January 19th, 2020
Power and Presence Beginning April 23rd, 2020
Wild Heart Retreat  May 2020

For more information and registration details: CLICK HERE

 


 

Therapeutic Yoga – Private Session 

A privates session is the best way to gain personal insight for your own path towards mind-body wellness.  We begin with a postural assessment and conversation about your desired outcomes.    Sessions will consist of experiential learning, home practice and follow up.

Sessions are held in the barn loft and can be schedule weekdays from 9am-3pm or Tuesday/Thursday evenings.

Each 1.5 hours private session:  $80 or 3 sessions for $220.  Email or call for appointment.  brenda@naturesgatefarm.com or 612-839-1194.


 

Yoga for Equestrians:

6 Weeks, Tuesdays 7-8:15pm begins March 24th

All human movement is a dance between the needs for both stability and mobility, the body-mind has to trust its stability before it allows mobility. Simply noticing your body’s perceptions is a primary skill for riders.” -Mary Wanless

Yoga for Equestrians will introduce you to practices in Yoga, Somatics and mindfulness to improve strength, stability, balance, focus and awareness.

Hanna Somatics is a system of bodywork that assesses a person’s subconscious tensions and then retrains the nervous system to provide easier and more efficient posture and movement. Retraining happens by building body awareness and accessing neuromuscular pathways that have been lost to habitual holding. With gentle muscular contraction and release, the nervous system remembers how to let go of hidden tension. Ease, strength and stability arises within optimal alignment.

Yoga is the art and science of uniting all aspects of our self to be fully present. Practices helps us become aware of our habitual reactions in mind, body and breath.  Relaxed, focused attention help us align with our own inner qualities of power and peace found in full presence. Centered in our natural alignment, we become a stable partner and responsive rider.  This ability to find stability and connection is the foundation for healthy and rewarding relationships.

This class is appropriate for all persons new to yoga and horse as well as seasoned yogis and equestrians.  Movement will consist of gentle Hanna Somatics exercises as well as slow flowing yoga postures.

In addition to practices, we will explore the science of mind-body connection and develop a basic understanding of interpersonal neurobiology, shedding light on the mystery of “feel” and opening our minds and hearts to what may be possible in our equine partnership.

Recommended books: The New Anatomy of Rider Connection by Mary Wanless and Somatics by Thomas Hanna

Cost:  $90.  For more information or to register contact: Brenda Linn HERE or call/text 612-839-1194