Friday 23rd February 2024 from 9am - 3.30pm
Join Katherine Dillon & Becca Mclachlan at Little Acorn Farm for a uniquely different day, immersing yourself in the healing qualities of nature, animal therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and a delicious healthy plant-based lunch.
Press pause for the day and treat yourself to some special me time and fill your heart and soul with love and self-nurture.
Little Acorn Farm is a beautiful venue set in a stunning area of Northamptonshire, offering peace, tranquility and a chance to breathe in space, time and emerge feeling energised, more prepared for the challenges of daily life.
9am – 9.15am – Registration
9.15am – 9.45am – Introduction to the day & Green Goddess Juice
9.45am – 10.45am – Morning Vinyasa Yoga focusing on releasing tension in the upper back and shoulders with Becca.
10.45am – 11am – Break – Herbal Tea & Water.
11am – 12.15pm – Equa Therapy where you will discover the psychological benefits of spending time with horses and the tranquil nature they encourage within you with Katherine
12.15pm – 1.15pm – Delicious healthy plant-based lunch.
1.15pm – 2.15pm – “Silent walk” surrounded by nature concluding with meditation & mindfulness to help soothe mental stress and calm your mind with Katherine.
2.15pm – 3.15pm – Gentle afternoon yoga practice focusing on releasing tension in the lower back and hips, whilst soothing the central nervous system and promoting a sense of inner calm with Becca
This is a Small Group Day Retreat with limited spaces available, all bookings are non-refundable.
Katherine, a Counsellor, Coach and Equine Practitioner of over thirty years, is the founder of The Seeds of Change an organisation focusing on positive mental health for young people.
More recently she has developed her work to offer “EquaTherapy” …..Adult Programmes, workshops and rural retreats to groups and individual clients who wish to focus on their own well being in order to bring about a healthier and more sustainable “Life balance”.
What is Equa Therapy? – Equa Therapy is an approach that Katherine developed through life experiences, training, and opportunities which have all led her along a pathway to a more fulfilling way of life. Using Horses as a metaphorical insight for positive interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and greater resilience, helping to support the individual in the life challenges that face them.
Through simple task orientated, practical exercises, participants are able to explore, problem solve, improve and understand the importance of sound communication skills and confirm the relevance of rapport in building and maintaining relationships. This learning, in turn, will help to improve self-confidence, greater resilience, and empowerment for self…. “Unleashing the power within you”
It has long been recognised that humans seem to be drawn to the gentle healing powers of horses. Horses seem to instinctively see you for who you really are, helping you live more authentically. There are striking similarities between horses and people like us they are social beings whose herd dynamics are so similar to the family system.
As a sophisticated herd animal, horses immediately begin building relationships with people as members of their herd.
Their emotional and physical needs mirror ours, there is a natural synergy between the species, and having survived on the planet for millions of years, adapting and developing their survival skills, unlike us, they do not seem to have lost their ability to sense and respond accordingly to positive and negative emotions.
Research has shown that horses can help to keep us healthy, promoting physical, occupational and emotional growth.
They can help lower blood pressure, heart rate, reduce stress and lessen symptoms of anxiety and depression. Improve overall fitness and enable us to create some “Breathing Space” in which to reflect on the importance of time out for self and to reorganise our life priorities in order to live a calmer and more fulfilling, balanced and sustainable life……They are in fact our best Therapists!
Yoga practice – Both sessions will be held inside in the lodge, the morning class will be uplifting vinyasa and the afternoon session a slower gentler pace. Both classes are open level and suitable for active beginners.
What to bring and what to wear – Mats & props are provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in freely for yoga practice and suitable clothing and footwear for walking across the fields.
The venue – Little Acorn Farm, Newland Rd, Walgrave, Northampton, NN6 9PZ