Pony Mindfulness Sessions

What is it?

Here at Calvert Stables, we are harnessing the power of our ponies to launch a series of mindfulness sessions. Over the last 18 years, Stables Manager, Henri Carew has seen the positive influence of horses and ponies time and time again – particularly the calming effect they can have on people and how it can improve wellbeing.  It is well known that practising mindfulness is a fantastic way to relieve stress and anxiety, encourage good quality sleep and unclutter our busy minds among a whole host of other benefits. Practising mindfulness while connecting with ponies is an experience that can greatly enhance those benefits as their gentle, therapeutic presence promotes a feeling of peace and tranquillity

What’s included?

Each session will run as follows:

  • We will begin with a restful seated meditation, while the ponies interact.
  • We will then slowly walk around them, gradually making a connection by beginning to touch, stroke and groom.
  • This wonderfully relaxing experience will close with a soothing breathing meditation.
  • No previous horse experience is necessary and no horse riding is involved.
  • All ages welcome but under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

 The sessions will be delivered by qualified mindfulness teacher Fedella Marsden.

Having incorporated mindfulness into her Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong practice, in 2015 Fedella Marsden began formal training with the Mindfulness Association. She followed a three-year programme of mindfulness, compassion and insight courses and also successfully completed their teacher training programme. She is an approved tutor for the Mindfulness Association’s 8-week Mindfulness Based Living and Compassion Based Living Courses and also runs meditation and relaxation retreat days. Fedella keeps a daily practice of mindfulness meditation and often attends training courses and meditation retreats. She has seen how mindfulness has made life changing benefits for herself and her students.

Upcoming Equine Weekends and Events

April

202426apr(apr 26)4:00 pm28(apr 28)1:00 pmHorse Carriage Driving WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person Course Full

May

202417may(may 17)4:00 pm19(may 19)1:00 pmHorse Riding WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

June

202413jun10:30 am12:00 pmPony Mindfulness SessionGentle and therapeutic, promoting a sense of peace and tranquillityPrice per Person £40

202414jun(jun 14)4:00 pm16(jun 16)1:00 pmHorse Carriage Driving WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person Course Full

August

202416aug(aug 16)4:00 pm18(aug 18)1:00 pmHorse Carriage Driving WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

October

202425oct(oct 25)4:00 pm27(oct 27)1:00 pmHorse Riding WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

November

202415nov(nov 15)4:00 pm17(nov 17)1:00 pmHorse Riding WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

202429nov01decChristmas Horse Riding WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

December

202429nov01decChristmas Horse Riding WeekendPerfect for horse lovers of all agesPrice per Person £275

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October

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November

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December

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