Welcome, HOLISTIC EQUITATION is a Caring, NON-RIDING Equine Therapy Centre that also offers

Clay/Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Sound Healing and Shamanic Drumming
 
Our focus is on helping you find more peace in your life, being mindful, improving relationships, reduce stress and increasing joy and happiness, whilst honouring both you and our horses to assist in building capacity in all areas of your life.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. OPEN MON-FRI. NDIS friendly. Established in 2006
We offer 1-3 hour sessions, family sessions, in-house respite, group sessions and workshops

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HEALING WITH HORSES

Equine Therapy

Experience the Transformational, Healing Energy and Wisdom of Horses.

Equine Therapy is now a proven method of therapy that is known to assist people dealing with emotional and physical trauma. The premise of equine therapy is that interacting with a horse under the supervision of a professional can complement traditional treatments to best support ones recovery. Like dogs, and dolphins, horses are keenly tuned into peoples thoughts and emotions. Interacting with Horses helps the participant build confidence, improve their social capacity, create more resilience and bring about a sense of peace and calm.

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REST, RESTORE, REJUVENATE

In House Respite

Reclaim your inner self and rejuvenate depleted energy levels as you immerse in the tranquil setting and Grand Manor Home at Holistic Equitation. We are set on a luxurious 20 acres, surrounded by sacred trees, watering holes and an encapsulating mountain view. Our in-house respite packages are tailored to your requirements and include wholesome home cooked meals, equine therapy, cuddles with furries, mindfulness activities, art therapy, sound healing, heart felt conversations, walks around the garden and if you like, swimming in our expansive 2 acre spring fed dam. Our large rooms have the most comfortable beds and you have your own bathroom. There are multiple rooms to retreat to including a large screen movie room.

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FIND YOUR INNER BLISS

Equine Assisted Art Therapy

Jo and Emma are qualified NEUROGRAPHICA Specialists, and Emilie is a transpersonal art therapist. Our Team have an extensive history and many years experience in multiple modalties along with lived experience.

Why art therapy? When words are not enough, we turn to images, colours and symbols to tell our stories. In telling our stories through art, we can find a path to healing, recovery, and transformation. Emotional distress may be calmed by relieving the energy and emotions onto a canvas or any art medium. Art is a mindful and meditative process that helps us grow as human beings, keeping us rooted and in touch with our inner self, instilling peace and patience. It relieves anxiety and depression and helps to calm a busy mind. When art is combined with the presence of our horses, our creativity is expanded as we access deeper parts of ourselves.

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HORSE-OM

Shamanic Drumming with Horses

Whether you're looking to reduce stress, boost creativity, or build social connections, shamanic drumming can be a powerful tool to help you achieve your goals. 

Many tribes used drums in ceremonies and celebrations to call Spirits and help people directly connect with the Spiritual World. 

Drumming creates a powerful state of presence, which takes you out of processing the past or worrying about the future (and out of your stress response) and brings you instead into a state of freedom within the present moment, where everything is possible. Easy meditation.

Either one on one or in a circle, come and enjoy a Shamanic Drumming session with our beautiful human and furry facilitators.

 

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FINDING THE GENEROUS PRESENT MOMENT

Mindfulness sessions with horses

Studies suggest that focusing on the present can have a positive impact on health and well-being. Mindfulness-based treatments have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. There's also evidence that mindfulness can lower blood pressure and improve sleep. It may even help people cope with pain.

Jo studied a Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness and then created her own style of finding the present moment with animals, aptly named the Pillar of Peace.


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LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING

Corporate & Group Workshops

Our team at Holistic Equitation are very experienced at running workshops, groups, team building and tribal gatherings.

We tailor workshops and events for groups based on the needs and desired outcomes.

Our programs include art therapy, clay therapy, equine therapy, mindfulness activities, sound healing, drumming, team building, boundaries and more. Jo has also been a guest speaker and teacher at many international and local events.

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Namastneigh: My soul honours your soul. I honour the love, light, beauty, truth and kindness within you because it is also within me. In sharing these things there is no distance and no difference between us. We are the same. We are one.

 

HORSE-OM

Sound Healing

Given that everything has a vibrational frequency, including ourselves, it makes sense that sound frequencies impact our bodies. In fact, it is an archetypal language, instinctively recognised by every cell in our body. That's why certain types of music often bring about specific types of emotions. Sound healing, which is an ancient healing practice, uses tonal frequencies to bring the body into a state of vibrational balance, healing and harmony.

Sound healing works by activating the parasympathetic nervous system – the opposite of the stress flight or fight response, it slows down your breath rate, your heart rate and even your brainwaves, putting you into an almost trance-like state.

Jo has witnessed some of the most profound healing and esoteric experiences in her clients after a sound healing. 

Jo is a certified Sound Healing Practitioner, specialising in Gongs.

 

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Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly.