INTEGRATING MIND BODY AND HORSE
Making you the best equestrian from the inside out. Integrating yoga practices so that you can mentally and physically move freely with your horse.
Combining the body awareness and alignment of yoga, along with the fundamentals of riding, the Yoga For Equestrians session teaches riders how to be more aware of their own bodies in order to positively influence their horse. This is available to riders of all experience levels and disciplines, and previous knowledge of yoga is not necessary to understand the concepts and benefits.
During the one-hour session, the riders are taught to recognize their levels of balance, strength, and relaxation. Through breathwork, yoga postures and stretching exercises, areas of stiffness and weakness are identified, and riders are shown how they directly affect their ability to communicate with their horse:
> Yoga breathing techniques develop a harmonious rhythm with the horse
> Exercises focused on the core improve balance and control of the aids
> Yoga opens the hips to help achieve a deeper seat for greater stability in the saddle
> Yoga stretches and lengthens the quadriceps for improved leg contact, encouraging gentle communication and a suppled horse
> Yoga releases the chest, shoulders, and neck for fluid arms and hands, improving self-carriage and encouraging a fluid connection to the horse’s mouth
Not to mention it's a ton of fun! Join us to find out how yoga can improve your ride!
**This is a ground lesson, no horse needed.**
Pricing: $35 per rider
Discounts offered for groups of more than 10.
BODY ALIGNMENT SESSION
In this one on one session, using yoga and the knowledge of the body, we go into great detail about the seat and improving confidence. Any level, we travel.
$35 per student
We can come to your facility and do a group session. Our yoga sessions are designed specifically for the equestrian. We tailor the session to your needs and capabilities. If interested in a private, pricing is different.
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Combined all-day clinic. We start with a yoga class on the ground, then we saddle up and ride. Connecting the different techniques into the tack and have a lunch break where we speak about the importance of positivity and the mental aspect of the sport.
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PRIVATE YOGA SESSION
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Gabrielle is the owner/founder of GMD Training. After attending the University of Tampa, where she was the captain of the Equestrian team, she decided to pursue her passion and start training riders. She has always had a passion for horses since she first started riding at 4 years old.
Gabrielle has ridden on teams in Belgium and America. She specializes in riders’ body awareness in order to optimize their effectiveness, being an RYT 200 certified yoga instructor, continuing to be an RYT 500 in order to constantly benefit her students.
Riding from a young age, she was a very timid rider. She knew that horseback riding was the path she wanted to take so she pushed through it. In her adult years, she found very supportive trainers which completely changed the way she rode and her confidence; She decided that she would devote herself to educating and creating confident riders. She understands the importance of the riders’ mentality while riding which is why riders feel safe and supported.