Wisdom of four-legged mindfulness

Tess Wixted

What can horses teach us about presence? Find out in Mindfulness and Horses, an experiential Continuing Studies course with Mary Rostad and Oriane Lee Johnston at Mary's Farm and Sanctuary near Goldstream Park.

Take a step away from your day-to-day busyness and slowdown into horsetime. Horses live in the present, moment by moment. In their company we experience the fluidity of our own mind states, emotions, body sensations and energy. In their “field” of consciousness we move into a natural presence and peace beyond our everyday cognitive awareness. Experience breathing and body meditations, quiet reflection with the herd, interactive, safe and comfortable time with the horses, and a deepened sense of your authentic, disarmed self. Everyone welcome.

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 and Saturday, May 24, 2014
Times: Friday 7-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $295 + applicable taxes
For more information and to register, contact Continuing Studies ext. 2513.
Photo credit: Horses via Wikimedia Commons