Susan and Stina team up to make the Sahaja Clinic an unforgettable experience!

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Susan and Patches
Susan and Patches

We are excited to announce the Sahaja 2015 Clinic in St. Vincent. Stina and Susan will host the clinic on the beautiful island of St. Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean. We are in the process of developing the program that will focus on how to connect with horses from the ground and from the saddle. “Sahaja” means “natural, simple, spontaneous and easy in Sanskrit, one of the 22 listed languages in India. ”Sahaja” also means “born with.” You can learn to speak with horses; it is in fact very easy, you know it already, you were born with this ability. All you need to do is to remember. The clinic is limited to 10 participants and the accommodation is at The Richmond Vale Nature and Hiking Center. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island nation in the Eastern Caribbean. Our population is 110,000 and our main income is derived from tourism, farming and fishing. We are located at the end of the road on the main island of St. Vincent surrounded by an incredible beautiful environment, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the La Soufriere volcano and the rainforest. The five day clinic will include the following elements: Three Days – Learn to connect with horses at liberty. Energetic principles, body language, knowing the rhythms of the horse, are all part of understanding how to come into relationship with a horse on a deeper level. We will work with a set of exercises building the bond, trust, respect, willingness, attentiveness and connection from the ground. Through the exercises you will learn how to dance with horses and create a willing and respectful partner. Two Days – The transition from liberty training to riding. Topics will cover hoof trim, nutrition, tack for the horse and rider. How to start a horse under saddle. We will also look at the horse’s anatomy and how to decide whether a horse is suitable for riding and what kind of riding. We will work with exercises especially for the rider to be able to connect with the horse in the saddle. We will discuss elements like riders’ musculature, various exercises to improve strength, coordination and balance from the ground and from the saddle. The focus is on developing the classical dressage seat. We will also go through each participants’ situation and background and map out a possible training program to use upon return from the clinic. During the 5 days you will get to know our herd of six former wild horses who are really good teachers. The cost of the 5 day clinic with food and accommodation is US$ 1950,- If you register and pay before 1st of October the early bird special is 1650,-. Other offerings like a night swim, yoga, mediation, drumming night will be added for those who wish to use the early mornings and evenings as well.


How to get to St. Vincent British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from London Gatwick to Barbados. Condor flies from Frankfurt to Barbados. American Airlines and United Airlines fly to Trinidad. Air Canada fly from Toronto to Barbados. From Barbados or Trinidad you fly with LIAT to St. Vincent. Dates & Times: Monday 7th of till Friday 12th of December Cost: US$ 1950,- Location: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Eastern Caribbean. Accommodations: Richmond Vale Nature and Hiking Center How to get to St Vincent: Fly to Barbados or Trinidad with BA, Conor, Virgin, American Airlines or United Airlines. Fly with LIAT to St. Vincent. Visit Susan’s website and learn more about her work with horses; http://www.orthohorse.info/ For more info and enrolment contact: stina@richmondvale.org


Instructor Susan Smith is a member of the Independent Liberty Trainers Network, combining her background in Liberty Training, Equine Ortho-Bionomy & Equine Positional Release bodywork and endurance riding into an exciting offering. Her company Horses at Liberty Foundation Training embodies a way to interact with horses as one of the herd, in a cooperative way so that horses want to connect up and find joy with humans.

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