Our Horse Wisdom Yoga®Certified TeachersAlumni

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

The following list of Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified Teachers have obtained their certifications on the transformational adventure of experiential learning, self discovery and creative expression.  This experience has deeply enhanced their understanding and embodiment of the ancestral wisdom of Horses and ancient practice of Yoga. They bring this heart centered experience with them to the studios, farms and classrooms where they share their Yoga, with or without the Horses physically present.

 

The following individuals bring their learning to you from the space of the Heart and are part of a tight knit community, rich in wisdom and support!

Here, our Alumni share their unique offerings with you!!

 

We invite you to find a Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified Teacher near you! 

My name is Karen Hedges:

In everything that we do in life, there needs to be an intention. In all that I do, it is with the intention to help people focus on finding a path that brings them closer to their true self. Horses facilitate this discovery, to unearth what is important to the person, for whom they are holding space. The sessions with the horse are designed to unearth a way of communicating, a way of strengthening the relationship with the horse, which in turn can be taken away and applied in all aspects of life.

I am a teacher, a contemplative end of life care practitioner, and a yoga instructor, and it has always been my philosophy that the most important emphasis is not the final task or assignment.  The focus is on the learning, the process, and discoveries that surface about who you are. It is about the space you occupy in this life, during this journey, the transformation that occurs as confidence and knowledge are given and received, and those are the focus of all programs and workshops.

My horse, Pete, and I have been together for six years, and during those years I have learned more about myself, about relationships with others, and it has transformed the way I interact with family and friends. He and I have shared the most magical moments that only served to demonstrate the capacity of the horse’s heart and capacity to heal.

My daughter had been very ill, and it was impossible to get a firm diagnosis. It was heart wrenching to watch her month after months, struggling to walk because of dizziness, feeling nauseous, spending her days lying on the couch from morning til night. After months she finally began to feel more like herself, and I was finally able to go to the barn to see Pete, whom I felt was much neglected.

While in the arena with Pete, a woman approached and asked me how my daughter was doing; the stress of the past months welled up inside me; I fell into her arms crying. All of a sudden, there was Pete, pushing his way in between the woman and I, putting his head across my chest to rest on my shoulder. I could feel him consoling me, telling me it would be ok.

There are so many instances where Pete and I have communicated on a level I never thought possible. We have shared so many moments that have only deepened our relationship. Pete feels of me, he knows every emotion I feel, and when he speaks to me and I hear him, I can see how much it means to him.

As this journey and my knowledge continues, I am not wishing to enter another person’s lived experience, or change that person. My intent is to listen to what others have to say, to hold the space that allows for growth and transformation.

I would like to offer you the experience to join with the horse, to feel that amazing, magical connection that no other creature can offer, that in turn provides a glimpse into the depth of your own soul.

I can be reached via email at tempest322@gmail.com

Port Perry, Ontario

KAREN HEDGES

Jeannette begins her sessions from a Holistic approach that focuses on the entire body and mind. Spiritually focused yoga designed for the general adult population at the beginner level to intermediate level, with a special focus on facilitating self healing for her clients through restorative yoga practice and Thai Yoga Massage.

 

Compassionate touch is a powerful tool and through Jeannette’s education she feels confident providing treatments that bring a feeling of bliss on all levels of body, mind and soul. With the encouragement of always the possibility of sharing the magic of a Horse Wisdom Yoga session to connect from within.

 

Self-care and self-discovery, is an on going process for Jeannette. She feels there is always something to learn. Her passion is found in empowering others to take control of their health by providing them with holistic healing modalities and tools they need to feel great every day. Each treatment is completely individual and is guided by intuition and every client deepens her love for her practice. She feels so blessed to have a community of people that she feels privileged to

be working with.

 

Jeannette’s ultimate goal for her clients is to provide an opportunity for them to create a connection to the possibility of feeling and seeing life from a different perspective.

Maybe to experience ……a slight shift from within; to feel kindness, compassion and love for themselves and others.

 

Jeannette can be reached at jjohnstone373@gmail.com

She can be found on Instagram @vallariyogathai

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

JEANNETTE JOHNSTONE

Nadene Orsatti is a lifelong intuitive and empath, she has always had a connection to nature, animals, spirit and is continuing gaining knowledge to deepen her connection with life.

She has acquired gifts and knowledge along the way and has had a transformative journey that she is now sharing with others. She will inspire to you find the gifts of your own soul, self authentication, to guide you to grow, and live life with passion, vibrancy, vitality and purpose. Nadene teaches others how to nurture and nourish their own souls.

She is a RHN, (Registered Holistic Nutritionist), Spiritual Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, a certified Horse Wisdom Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, healer, mentor and is a facilitator of energy in working with the Matrix, intuitive development, and meditation.

She is an artist, a Herbalist, and uses herbs with teas, essential oils and salts. She also has her Sacred Medicine path.

Nadene is here to help you to nurture your soul, to guide you to your own personal gifts, your authentic power, your own inner wisdom, and joy.

Nourishing your Soul, Nadene invites you to Roots & Wings

647 293 7770

Schomberg, Ontario

NADENE ORSATTI

Molly has had a passion for yoga since she took her first class in 2010. She has always felt a deep connection to nature and animals and is a health and wellness enthusiast.

 

She aspires to help people connect to their inner healer and as a horse lover, has found a deep therapeutic connection between yoga and horses, bringing their insight into her classes.

 

Her and her horse friend, Ghost, are working together to bring forth their own Horse Wisdom Yoga sessions in the near future. Molly also runs a small business, along with her mother and sister, they craft unique jewelry all made from semi precious stones.

 

She has taken her Reiki Level 1 and most recently completed her 200 Hour Horse Wisdom Yoga Teacher Training. She will be offering classes and workshops in the Bluffs/Beaches area of Toronto coming in 2019.

 

Contact:

Instagram - @molly.bigloveyoga

Instagram - @biglovelittlestones

Email -  mollywmedvick@gmail.com

Toronto, Ontario

MOLLY MEDVICK-WALTON

Rosalin has had a love of the outdoors, nature and “all creatures great and small” from the time she was a very young girl. She would often ride her bicycle exploring the forests and streams close to her home in Toronto near the Don Valley, Wilket Creek and Sunnybrook Park, home of Central Don Stables.  As a young teen Ros was introduced to horses and has been blessed by their beauty, gentleness and spirit ever since.

When her daughter was two years old, she and her husband decided to leave the bustling Yonge and Eglinton area of Toronto to move to Caledon to be closer to family and raise their child. The green space provided ample opportunity for hiking, biking and riding the trails and meadows and explore the forests of this beautiful area only 50 mins from downtown Toronto.

At the same time Ros had been building her massage therapy and wellness practice in the heart of the Bay-Yorkville community. Fast forward almost three decades, she is still running her practice and clinic with a very loyal clientele, returning to Toronto most days of the week.

Along with Massage Therapy and Deep Tissue Release, Ros’s  passion also includes more subtle bodywork techniques like Craniosacral Therapy/Somato Emotional Release [Upledger Institute], Reiki I & II, Aromatherapy including Raindrop Technique and special individual blending of essential oils for emotional, physical and restorative balance, and last but not least, LaStone Massage (the original Hot Stone Massage).

 

Most recently Ros has completed her Horse Wisdom Yoga Certified Teacher Training with Fotini Chandrika Walton on her beautiful farm with her amazing herd of horses and welcoming yoga studio.

Over the last 15 years Ros has moved from a clinical treatment style of massage therapy to cultivating more of a holistic mind, body and spirit integrated style of bodywork that still specializes in the therapeutic applications of massage therapy but brings in a much deeper level of self awareness and wellness and therefore self healing to her clients.

Now with the completion of her Horse Wisdom Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour program, Ros has enhanced her own yoga practice and is now able to incorporate her teachings to her clients with greater expertise which will allow them to further enhance their own wellness, in mind, body and spirit.

The “horses are our willing partners and guide us in the transformation of “doing” yoga to “being” yoga. These majestic creatures lead us to a heart centered practice that is congruent and coherent to our true self and all of nature which is the ultimate intention of the ancient practice of yoga. Unity among all that is.” Fotini Chandrika Walton, Founder of Horse Wisdom Yoga.

 

Rosalin is honoured and blessed by all the horses that have touched her life over the many years and who will continue to touch her life and fill her soul with light, laughter, (sometimes tears), and deep joy and gratitude.

Ros is available for appointments on her farm in a home based practice located minutes from the quaint village of Palgrave in the rolling Hills of the Headwaters and Oak Ridges Moraine.

Available by Appointment only please:

Horse Wisdom Yoga:  One on one or small group sessions

Reiki Sessions and Chakra Balancing

Craniosacral Therapy

Aromatherapy / Raindrop Technique

Massage Therapy /Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release 

                                                                                                            

 Contact info: rpeacock@live.ca

                                                                                                                     416-509-4374

Palgrave, Ontario

ROSALIN PEACOCK

As long as Lorie can remember she has been connected with animals, nature and people. Lorie excelled at verbal communication as she was skilled at covering up her learning disability. This meant Lorie grew into an expert at connecting with people by reading their energy, what they were not saying with words. She fine-tuned this innate ability into a 25 year career as a major gift fundraiser.

A car accident in 2010 which left Lorie physically unharmed but emotionally paralyzed in her bed lead to a diagnoses of “complex PTSD” from a double trauma suffered in the fall of 1999 when she lost her husband and father within a 2 months of each other weeks after the birth of her second child.  At that time having small children to care for Lorie did not have time to grieve the losses and kept going, like the energizer bunny. The accident and diagnosis forced Lorie to take a mental health leave and begin healing.

Lorie’s healing journey has included many kinds of therapies from psychotherapy to art therapy. In the end it was her spiritual awakening while on vacation in Thailand, which lead to honing mediation, yoga and connection to spirit through animals and nature that has provided the most healing.

Since her awaking Lorie has become a trained Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (energy healer), is a graduate of the Intuition and Psychic Development Advanced program at Toronto Psychic Services and has taken many courses including Crystal Healing, Animal Communication, Oracle Card Reading and different forms of expressive arts from painting to poetry.

Last spring her journey led her to become a certified Horse Wisdom Yoga Teacher and Facilitator. During her training and culminating projects Lorie honed her own style of trauma sensitive yoga that she named, Goddess Yoga; Awakening the Goddess Within”, a combination of visualization, Yin and Nia Yoga with a little Lorie Goddess thrown in. In tandem to this Lorie discovered the power of her expressive arts busts and has plans to offer classes in both Goddess Yoga and Expressive Arts Healing Busts.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Lorie’s classes or to book a private coaching session Lorie can be reached at lorie.ruth.avery@gmail.com a website is underdevelopment.

Bracebridge, Ontario

LORIE AVERY

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