Join us in the presence of our horses to practice yoga poses.This session will help strengthen your joints and lengthen your muscles, while finding balance within. Please feel free to wear your comfy clothes (no need for special yoga apparel), closed toe shoes, yoga mat and beach towel or any props you would like. Please bring a mask to wear during our greeting and set up. Your yoga mat will be laid down atop the beach towel in a spot of your choosing in the pasture. The horses’ calm presence will enhance your yoga practice as you develop physical strength and body awareness, while pranayama (breathing techniques), help you to focus and still your mind, opening up more space for deeper understanding and intuition.
Who: All horse, nature and yoga lovers welcome! The wonderful Mary Alice Johnson, RYI 500, will be your yoga instructor.
What: This will be a calming experience with our horses in their peaceful setting. The yoga practice is 45 minutes long and will end with 30 minutes walking with the horses as they graze or enjoying the woodland trails that surround the pasture.
Where: On your beach towel and yoga mat in the pasture of Forest Meadow Ranch, 6870 Long Lake Road in Berrien Springs. We are the third and final property on the 1/2 mile drive.
When: Sundays, April 18 and 25 at 1-2:15 pm. (If needed due to weather, cancelations will be posted the morning of the session on the Forest Meadow Ranch Instagram and Facebook pages). Please arrive early to sign our waiver, pay and find the perfect spot in the pasture.
How Much: Each class is $25 per person or $20 if you bring a friend. Cash accepted or Venmo @Leah-Alsbro. Call Leah at (269) 421-1818 to reserve your spot today!
We will resume Midweek Meditation with the Horses in the Spring of 2021.
Hosted at Forest Meadow Ranch, Berrien Springs
Cash accepted or venmo@Leah-Alsbro
Facilitated by Lynn Wilson (MH), Leah Alsbro (Eagala Certified Equine Specialist), and the beautiful horses.
Join us in a guided meditation and mindfulness walk with the horses to help alleviate the stress. Our hope is that this will provide peace and a time to connect with nature. Being in the pasture lends itself to social distancing, but we will take all precautions with proper sanitation.
* Please arrive a few minutes before 6 PM.
*Wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing for the pasture
*Camp chairs will be provided but you can bring your own
* Brief introductions of hosts and attendees will take place
* Guided meditation led by Lynn and the horses
* Mindfulness walk with the herd
* Optional sharing of individual experiences
Please r.s.v.p. by calling 269-421-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
This will be a beautiful time to relax with the horses and others in the pasture. The horses will be free to graze among us in the large pasture while we sit and watch. Our group will be able to social distance but still close enough to listen to Lynn lead the guided mediation. Towards the end of each session, you will have the option to walk near or introduce yourself to the horses. There is no riding involved. Our ranch is nestled 1/2 mile off the road in the middle of a pine and hardwood forest. It’s very private and boasts amazing bird song and Michigan wildlife. We hope you will treat yourself to this experience.