TOGETHER with Mindaway Retreats, we are very proud to offer you THE EQUESTRIAN MINDAWAY RETREAT. The Equestrian Mindaway Retreat is a place of rejuvenation – whether you are an experienced rider or just hold a place for horses in your heart, we have the right experience for you. The Equestrian Mindaway is a retreat for rebirth and recreation, where you turn dreams into plans.
The Equestrian Mindaway England is located in the English countryside in the County of Kent, one hour south from the centre of London. We take you through a daily schedule designed by professional therapists and trainers – specific to each visitor or team.
The routine includes:
Yoga. Yoga is a great practices for all equine enthusiasts, because it combines breathing, core strength, body alignment, balance and coordination. It is an efficient way to increase self-awareness of body and mind – which is essential for a good rider. It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in – this practice can be adaptable for your individual needs.
Horse riding. Work with Dressage rider and trainer Linnea Aarflot. Your riding experience is tailor-made with your experience and goals in mind. Linnea can teach anything from the basics for the beginner, to an advanced school master for the experienced dressage rider. Whatever level you’re on, your lesson will be focused around your particular needs and interests.
Organic & locally produced food. We support organic quality food, produced by local farms.
Meditation/Mindfulness A daily meditation calms the mind, allowing you to think and act more clearly in every aspect of your life. We work with recognised yoga and meditation teacher Vivienne Freeman. Vivienne had a career as a prima ballerina and has been a qualified British Wheel of Yoga and mindfulness teacher for over 12 years. She has many years’ experience working with athletes, dancers and riders. She helps riders identify their physical and mental strengths and weaknesses, in order to break through barriers and step up to the next level.
Time for yourself. Spending time in a relaxed atmosphere creates the space needed to release stress and negativity. Whether you choose to spend time in the stable, in the nearby country side visiting English castles, or just in meditation at Starborough Manor – some ”time with yourself” will have it’s place on your daily schedule.
Companies can book a pre-planned package including a guide for group exercises and team building. Individuals, friends and families can book therapeutic sessions for personal or professional growth. This is not included in the basic schedule.
| Next available date: April 22-24 (FULL) & May 6-8 (FULL) |
Price £295 includes riding dressage horses Saturday + Sunday, individual coaching for all activities – Yoga/Pilates, Mindfulness/Meditation, boarding for your horse, as well as a theory session about mindful riding and performance.
£70 per night, per person, for 2 people sharing one room, or £95 single occupancy, per night, at Starborough Manor is paid separately. This includes breakfast and complimentary afternoon tea.
For lunch and dinner we have top quality, organic restaurants close by as well as the option to eat in at Starborough Manor.
For more information and booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
”Thank you for the lovely retreat! I really enjoyed it. It made me more aware in how your body, energy etc effects on how your horse moves, reacts and feels. Linnea really (re)opened my eyes and renewed my eagerness to learn more.. how your horse is supposed to feel when riding, connecting the right way and sending your own energy to the horse. I’ve learned so much in just two days.. I can’t imagine how much I would learn when I would spend more time!
I feel challenged to ride better and train my horse the good way, so he can be the best he can, when he’s feeling at his best. Not being stressed, or not carrying himself the way he is supposed to.
I literally can’t wait to come back and learn more from Linnéa, because I know there is so much that I don’t know! Sending you love with all my heart.”
– Laure Notte, dressage rider, Belgium.
”I’m so grateful for this retreat. I came with an open mind, without knowledge of what to find – and I went home overwhelmed. I got so inspired to practise to get better where I need to. I will continue with more yoga and I’m happy to relocate me fire for horse riding and dressage. I will definitely continue this work at home! Thank you! ”
– Marita from Sweden.
”A big thank you to all of you for the most enjoyable weekend!! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and wish you the best of luck for your future retreats, I am sure this will be a great success!!”
– Caroline from London.