Holistic, ethical training and coaching for horse and rider. My classical, academic and competition Professional Dressage rider/trainer. Capable of training from foal to Inter II, currently training my two homebreds to Grand Prix.
Competing at Inter I and soon to reach our goal! All achieved by love and attention to detail with lots of motivation and dedication!
Operating as usual
Always worth remembering the horse as a ‘whole’.
🤔Sorry I’ve not posted for a while-life has been busy and little adventures have been had amongst lots of teaching, therapy and one to one yoga.
Today felt like a blessing-some really inspiring lessons this morning (inspiring for clients and myself).
And a quick schooling session on Little G as I call her, let me realise she is improving well whilst also teaching me more in depth feels within my classical training education, especially some specifics I learnt from @isadannecerclepluvinel whilst I lived in France. 🙏🏼
I’m now ensconced in deepest Dorset with special people and horses, for an exciting weekend teaching, feeling and experiencing….aka growing!!! 💫
Take time to stop and smell the roses. Today it helped me put a lot of my worries into perspective.
Diverting the brain from a “worry loop” anyway you can gives the emotional part of the brain to settle and calm. Rational thinking can then get a word in!!
Thank you Queen Lillibet. ♥️ 🖤 🤍
Having just listened to an article on about UK hosts having difficulties with their Ukrainian guests, to the point of regarding them ungrateful, I felt compelled to look at the issue through the lens. The HG ethos being that, satisfying or meeting one’s emotional needs is what keeps us mentally and emotionally balanced.
Those emotional needs being;
• Attention-giving and receiving
• Meaning-work, family, friends, groups, spirituality
• Community-family groups, friendship groups, village and sports groups
• Privacy-time alone you process
• Intimacy-close friend, partner, pet, plant
• Security-home, financial, work, relationships
• Status-respect within societies/groups
• Control-Autonomy over life choices
• Achievement-Being stretched and challenged
Now let’s imagine these needs if we were an individual, recently displaced from their war torn home and country, possibly leaving behind loved ones including pets and places.
Attention=He/she could feel their not able to give attention due to their shock. They could feel they’re receiving too much or not enough.
Meaning=Whatever meaning they once has had likely been destroyed or left behind
Community=They’re likely to have been left behind with worrying consequences, faced now with building anew in a unfamiliar country/culture and system
Privacy=likely no chance of any since before the war began. Once some arrives, it can be conflictingly fearful as well as necessary
Intimacy=linked to trust-who can they trust now?
Security=He/she has lost their job and home and country. Possibly people too. Now reliant on a system and culture they know nothing of. This can be incredibly destabilising to all other needs
Status=no longer belonging to their country, town, career is enough to flatten anyones confidence and self belief
Control=what control/what life choices?
Achievement=some personality types will feel accomplished having survived and got to safety and no doubt learnt much along the way. Others will feel a failure, dejected and wishing they could have done more to save friends/country.
Movement/Sleep=being physical needs relating to the mind body link they will be very out of balance either way impacting all other needs.
All considered there’s also the likelihood of trauma both past and present which leaves a residue upon one’s behavioural patterns (which may or may not have been healthy before) which can lead to some -possibly perceived as odd by others- coping mechanisms.
When one considers a these areas, it’s not surprising some hosts have had difficulties with their guests’ behaviours. However, with some understanding (and the right help), what a difference those hosts reactions could be!
Exercise for all and for many reasons….
Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | TED What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuk...
🦄 No wonder they have such an impact on our mental and emotional health….equally, no wonder why they are affected by our own mental and emotional health.
Noticing this can really be a game changer. Take care of you, take care of your horse.
If you are in the equine industry and feel “something is not quite right” with how you feel or think, or your life is not quite matching the effort you’re putting in, or em perhaps you know there’s trauma/fears that need dealing with, then feel free to make contact. My understanding of the industry as well as my psychotherapeutic knowledge can assist you towards the life you hope for.
For Horse and Human understanding.
This shot sums up the weekends clinic down in beautiful Somerset. 🌅
Once again some fab horse work, yoga and discussion.
I’ll be near Wells in Somerset for approx 6 days in September. I will be able to offer psychological education & therapy, yoga, and dressage education to combinations - young horse to high level, rehabilitation, groundwork & ridden, classical based, amateur, leisure and professional.
Looking forward to it already! 🧠🐴🧘♀️
How often do you feel you need it? Do you ignore the impulse? Do you think “rest is for wimps”? Do you know how beneficial it is? As a woman who has a cycle (or no longer does), do you feel the need for rest at certain times of the month, and do you force through it or listen and adhere?
For many years I forced through and actively ignored the fact that as a woman I needed rest at certain times of the month. My body severely punished me for it both physically and mentally.
I’ve now been listening for around six years and my physical, mental and emotional health has improved ten fold. I now accept I am a woman and am different to men, however that does not lessen me. My needs ebb and flow with the month. By listening to the ebb and flow I’ve discovered too that I no longer get so bored with life or feel the need to be a high achiever to warrant others’ acceptance.
It’s worth noting here too, that feelings of hunger can give us the same symptoms as chronic anxiety….so imagine, what would the ignored signal of requiring rest month after month do to our bodies and minds??
Caring for yourself means you’re acting from a clearer headspace too.
Shared from @iamannikanicole 🙏🏼💫🙏🏼
This popped into my head yesterday!
I feel, that it could help humans to therefore accept their own nature. A vital step towards self acceptance, healing or change when and where it is needed. 💚💙💚
Absolutely immense week-end in Wales at wild woman retreat.
Teaching My gift of yoga to such a beautiful and honourable bunch of women…all thoroughly wild. It was heavenly to be part of such female acceptance, acknowledgement, safety, and healing. Aho to the sisterhood 🙌
I am honoured to have been both a participant and a facilitator-at the last minute!
Profound change really can occur when we do not strive.
Very fitting that the Lionesses should bring home the UEFA cup too 🦁🏆 tonight!
Wild women can rock!
Science shows us that feeling into our heart is just as important as utilising our brains.
Let your body be sensory 💫 and allow your to emotions inform you, then let your brain 🧠 be managerial but nothing more.
Give your brain too much importance and it’ll take you down a dark and misleading road of anxiety, depression, confusion, procrastination, fear and ultimately a loss of joy for what this amazing life is and can be….
We are not just our brains! 🧠
Our heart ❤️ is big factor in how we feel within social situations.
The electromagnetic field of a human heart extends 3-4feet outside our body, thus we will feel what another person is feeling, in terms of their emotional state.
Recognising this can help us start to clarify which feelings are our own.
This knowledge can go a long way to ensuring that in decision making processes we make sure we focus on our own feelings, not those that are exuding from another.
Learning to be congruent (to ourselves and others) will make for smoother relationships. Clear communication that is based on individual needs at the time enables a safe navigation process towards resolution for all parties involved.
✨Equine Gratitude Post✨
So pleased with this girl, or should I say Lady, at 18years old!
I don’t get a huge amount of time for her while helping clients and training the little Luso I have on loan.
With no need or desire to compete, I can play with Diva and focus on maintaining her physical and mental health for as long as she will allow me.
Why am I so grateful?? Well, she just gets better and better with age! She’s like a fine Madeira wine-still with some fruitiness!!
Today she gave me fabulous pirouettes in walk and led into the best Piaffe she’s given me-without impromptu Lavade and on the aid! All given within the first 15mins of the session, so we finished there!
I’m still feeling my through -as we all are really - using the notes I made back in France 3 years ago, and the resounding voices of my trainers Isa Danne and Olivier Puls that still ring in my head!
I’m very lucky to still have this girl - a homebred - who was once nearly sold from under me, so I could just burst when she honours me with her power and grace. She’s croup high in her confirmation so for her Piaffe is especially tough but it’s keeping her strong and supple, and it goes to show with the right foundation horses can continue to enhance themselves.
Love her! 🥰♥️🦄
|Monday||9am - 8pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 8pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 8pm|
|Thursday||9am - 8pm|
|Friday||9am - 8pm|
|Saturday||9am - 8pm|
Personal training.. Ladies only bootcamps.. Mother and child sessions.. Pilates.. Postural correctio
Personal trainer and fitness instructor covering Aylesbury and surrounding areas. Based at Aqua Vale
305FITUK is a health and fitness business for your Mind and Body. All my work will be completely bespoke to individual wants and needs across 3 key growth areas: - Physical fitness & exercise - Nutrition - Mindset and habits
Personal Training to suit you! Sessions are flexible to fit into your lifestyle and cater for your
14x World Champion 5x European champion Multiple English and British Kickboxing mat sport’s champion and SportKickboxing Coach for WKA national mats sports England � Over 30 years competition experience and coaching experience.
Welcome beautiful beings! I'm a self belief & mindset coach for womxn. I am here support and guide
Head Coach: MISSION ABC - Online Fitness Accountability Programme Through Fun, Flexible and Fresh
Tony Montalbano is a two time British champion & World champion in natural Bodybuilding. He ran & owned BODY FLEX GYM from 1995 to 2020. He does one to one training & works in the TV/film industry on the side. http://www.youtube.com/user/fullmonty71
“What does it take to create and keep developing a joyous, enriching, delicious and authentic rela
•1:1 Personal Training •Group Personal Training •Bootcamps •Boxing for fitness classes (Bo
Ideas. Answers. Reality. Providing peace of mind, creating more time to do the things you prefer doi
ProStart is based in a private gym in Aylesbury. We specialise in personal training, small group training and nutrition habits to help men and women 30+ surpass their health and fitness goals