Mindfulness means paying attention to what is happening right now, in this moment, rather than dwelling on past events or anticipating something that may or may not take place in the future. It is nonjudgmental awareness of your present experience. For most of us, mindfulness does not come naturally. Yet, it is a skill we can learn. Mindfulness techniques help us discern what our bodies and minds most need in the present, providing us in-sight to better care for ourselves.
Horses, due to their unique animal nature, can be mirrors for our inner selves. Acting as breathing, thinking, living, biofeedback interpreters, horses allow for a truthful, non-judgmental reflection of how we feel in the moment. Through their awareness of subtle body language, heightened instinctual senses, and focus on the present, horses are excellent teachers of mindful-ness, spirituality and self-care.
When working with the animals, we ask that you wear closed-toe shoes and if possible, no dangling jewelry.
Vowed members of the Wesleyan Contemplative Order, individual Band members, and guests are welcome to attend the retreat.
Cost: Vowed members: FREE; Band members and guests: $10.
REGISTER: Lisa Marion / firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-234-8122
- Space is limited to 24.
- Deadline to register: September 1, 2018.
- Location: Home (and barn) of Lisa and Todd Marion - 122 Walnut Hill Court, Mooresville, NC 28115