EQUESTRIAN RETREATS

 

WE’RE VERY excited to offer a day full of equine passion, peace and performance for both you and your four legged partner through THE EQUESTRIAN YOGA RETREAT. For a full day you work with recognised yoga and meditation teacher Sarah Campbell Lloyd & renown dressage rider and trainer Linnea Aarflot. Whether you are a performing competition rider or just wish to keep your horse happy and healthy, this is a special (and we’d even say important) experience. The Equestrian Retreat is a day for rebirth and recreation, where we soften what doesn’t serve being tense, we strengthen what doesn’t serve being weak, which bakes it possible to turn (equine) dreams into plans. In order to bond with your horse and to ride with passion, peace, and higher performance you need to know both yourself and your horse on a deeper level. We take care of both parts with mindful methods during The Equestrian Yoga Retreat.

 


 
THE EQUESTRIAN RETREAT UK & ANYWHERE
Wherever your horses are we will get there, & our routine includes:
 

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 with dressage rider and trainer Linnea Aarflot. Your dressage training is tailor-made based on your experience and goals. Linnea teaches all levels from the basics for the beginner just looking for happy health, to advanced dressage for the experienced rider or school master who wants to perform. Whatever level you’re on, your lesson will be focused towards your particular needs and interests.

Organic & locally produced food. We support organic quality food, produced by local farms and will a breakfast smoothie after the morning yoga, lunch after the first riding session and afternoon tea with nibbles after the second riding, before the closing meditation.

Meditation/Mindfulness A daily meditation calms the mind, allowing you to think and act more clearly in every aspect of your life – and riding. We work with recognised yoga and meditation teacher Sarah Campbell Lloyd. Sarah is the founder of Yard Yoga, south of London, and has many years experience working with athletes, dancers and riders. She helps us identify physical and mental strengths and weaknesses, in order to break through barriers and step up to the next level.

| Available dates from June 2019 | 

Minimum 4 maximum 10 combinations.
To book
The Equestrian Retreat at your yard please email linnea@the-equestrian.net or go to www.yardyoga.co.uk.
All levels welcome!

Price £250 includes morning yoga, riding lesson before and after lunch, organic breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and a afternoon mindfulness session, individual coaching for all activities, as well as a theory session about sustainable dressage and the horse’s education. Does not include cost of travel. 

We also offer team building and leadership days for corporate organisations. Groups of friends and families can book a day for personal or professional growth.
Please enquire for more info.

 


 

 


THE EQUESTRIAN RETREAT – SWEDEN

In Sweden we work at the Jumping with the stars stable ‘AP Ridutveckling’, just outside Stockholm, & our routine includes:


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.
In Sweden we work with yoga teacher (and excellent dressage rider & trainer) Anna Persson Wallberg through yin yoga.

Horse riding with dressage rider and trainer Linnea Aarflot. Your dressage training at AP Ridutveckling will be focused around the rider’s seat, the horse’s frame, mindful performance riding & sustainable dressage education.
Linnea teaches all levels from the basics for the beginner just looking for happy health, to advanced dressage for the experienced competition rider or school master who wants to perform.

Organic & locally produced food. We support organic quality food, produced by local farms and will provide lunch after the morning yoga, and afternoon tea with nibbles after the riding.

Meditation/Mindfulness A daily meditation calms the mind, allowing you to think and act more clearly in every aspect of your life – and your riding. Our meditative session helps us identify where we can strengthen, and where we benefit from softening, so we can feel, ride and live better.

| Available dates 2019: September 21, October 19, November 16 |

Minimum 4 maximum 10 combinations.
To book
The Equestrian Retreat at your yard please email linnea@the-equestrian.net or go to AP-Ridutveckling.se
All levels welcome!

Price SEK 1950 includes morning yoga, riding lesson before and after lunch, organic breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and a afternoon mindfulness session, individual coaching for all activities, as well as a theory session about sustainable dressage and the horse’s education.



THE EQUESTRIAN YOGA RETREAT – AFRICA

5 nights at our eco lodge in Morocco.


 October 17-22 2019.  
In collaboration with Yard Yoga.

Join us on a retreat of a life time to unwind and recharge. Far more than a vacation, a retreat offers you the time to yourself, to rest, heal, reflect, and renew on a physical and emotional level.  

Our time will be spent waking up in the Moroccan desert with the sea just outside the door. A short walk to your morning yoga practice, delicious local vegetarian food served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, free time to walk along the beach, read books and connect with friends and ending the day with another yoga practice. On two of the days, we will offer a horse safari through the beautiful desert. If the sea calls you more then there is the option to surf instead.  Our intention on this retreat is to help you to feel rested, connected and free through listening deeply to the needs of your physical body and your inner life. 


Sarah Campbell-Lloyd will guide you through morning and evening yoga and meditations to explore and connect you to yourself. 

Linnea Aarflot will take you on a horse safari for 2 session to connect with the many things horses can offer us and teach us about ourselves, and to explore the stunning desert scenery from a different point of view.
We take a step away from the dressage arena and focus more on our selves and our (horsey) relationships.

The Morocco retreat includes:
Transfer from the airport on the 17th.
5 nights stay at our eco lodge in the middle of the dessert, next to the ocean, about 2 hours outside Agadir. 
All activities and routines: yoga, horse riding (or surfing if preferred) two of the days, guided meditations and mindfulness practices. As well as 5 star organically grown, local and vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea with snack and dinner).
All activities are guided and facilitated by recognised yoga and mindfulness teacher Sarah Campbell Lloyd from Yard Yoga, and Linnea Aarflot.
Transfer to Agadir airport October 22.

Price £1450 includes all nights stay, transfer, food and activities.
To book your spot please go to: Yard Yoga 

(if you haven’t used mindbodyonline before you’ll have to create a account).
5 of 10 spots are booked up.

 


TESTIMONIALS

”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 huge thank you for allowing me to get off the carousel and giving me the chance to learn how to actually ride. I really, really appreciate it!

– Nicola from London.

”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.