ADULT PROGRAMS

HEARTS & HORSES YOGA

1st Wednesday of Month

Hearts & Horses Yoga is an opportunity for women to come together to build body, mind, and soul alongside a gentle giant who will reward you just for being you.

 

We will ground ourselves in a short time of meditation, engage in some fun and enlightening yoga exercises —with a special focus on the back, hips, and core, and connect over tea. Join us for all the down dog and horse nuzzles you can handle!

This is a beginner’s course; no yoga or horse experience is necessary.  All activities are unmounted ~ horses will be at liberty in the arena.

Please contact us for additional information and upcoming events.

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SERENIBE CIRCLE WOMEN'S GROUP

Last Thursday of Month

Come BE filled with Serenity

 

Our SereniBE Circle is an opportunity for women to come together on a regular basis and share joys and disappointments in a safe environment. Attend when your schedule permits.

Spending time in the powerful presence of horses allows us to see things in a different light. Awareness is the key to moving forward, and the combination of women and horses can do just that!

This is the perfect way to step away the busyness of life to relax, refresh, and refuel with other women. This is an evening to take a deep breath, sit with women without judgment and open your hearts. 

We will talk, laugh, cry, share hopes and dreams, accomplishments and struggles and connect. Horses will be part of our evening – sometimes fireside, sometimes beneath the stars.

Whether you’re looking to find new perspectives or better connect to yourself and others SereniBE Circle is the place for you!

Each circle will end with a fifteen-minute drum experience
The drum brings the balancing of energy and helps integrate changes within. At the end of each evening you will have the opportunity to relax and align the tones that brings you a sense of peace and rejuvenation.

 

You will walk away inspired, encouraged, and ignited with a new fire as you set out to tackle the rest of your week.  

 

What to wear:
We will be outside in the arena. It is not heated, so please dress in layers so you will be comfortable. You will also need closed toed shoes.

Please contact us for additional information and upcoming events.

 

Equine Facilitated Learning

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Contact Us for Upcoming Classes

This EFL workshop teaches participants how to manage the negative effects of too much stress in their lives.  This course focuses on our emotional, mental, spiritual, social and physical  approach to stress management.

 

Through EFL activities students will learn:

  • Part 1 – Identify how much stress they are experiencing in their life and find ways to manage their stress

  • Part 2 – Identify their style for coping with stress and change

  • Part 3 – Identify how resilient they are in times of stress and change

  • Part 4 – Identify strengths and weaknesses in how they manage their time and learn more effective methods of time management

Details:

4 consecutive weeks, 2 hours each class. Total of 8 EFL hours

Please contact us for additional information and upcoming events.

RED ROAD

Contact Us for workshop dates

This workshop facilitates personal recovery as one journeys down the Red Road of healing from emotional trauma and stressful life situations. This course focuses on building our emotional, mental, spiritual, social and physical well-being.

 

Combined with personal instruction and the insights of horses, students will learn:

  • Recognize triggers and gain self-regulation.

  • Acknowledge role in healing, personal empowerment (creative visioning, grounding, and discovering exercises through personal journaling).

  • Forgiveness

  • Cleansing of guilt, shame and blame

  • Trust

  • Resilience

  • Spiritual and emotional healing

Details:

3 month course, 2 hours twice a month.  Total of 12 EFL hours

Please contact us for additional information and upcoming events.

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UNBRIDLED HOPE Mentor Horsemanship Program

Enrollment is OPEN see sign up details below

 

Unbridled HOPE is our mentor horsemanship program. This program helps participants build life skills through equine facilitated learning (EFL) activities. Students in the program meet with a trained, committed mentor and horse for 24 EFLM hours over 6 months and work through a customized Individual Development Plan (IDP). Mentors are under the supervision of an EAGALA certified  Equine Specialist and Mental Health Specialist in Equine Assisted Learning.

Students participate in EFL activities, horsemanship, rhythmic riding, stable management, and equine care while building life skills in areas  of emotional awareness, healthy relationships, independence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and responsibility.

Unbridled HOPE’s Program Fees
$750.00 if paid in full or 6 monthly payments of $160.00  (save $210 when you pay in full)
*10% discount for each additional sibling

Sign Up 
If you are interested in participating, please download the Unbridled HOPE Program Application and return.  

Please mail application to:

HOPE TRC
P.O. Box 242
Rochester, IL 62563

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed and you will receive additional information within 1-3 business days.

 

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Contact Kimber at 217-816-8802 or kwatkins@findinghoperiding.org to schedule an enrollment appointment.  

Student Scholarships
Thanks to our generous supporters, this year HOPE is able to underwrite session fees from the normal price of $75/EFL hour reflecting in the already offset cost! We have a Sponsorship Application that can be filled out if the remaining fee would create a financial hardship for the family. With questions, contact kwatkins@findinghoperiding.org We look forward to hearing from you!