Equine Assisted Mindfulness

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Date(s) - May/19/2012
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Sage Horse at Chataway Farm

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DAVE SMITH of the Mind Body Awareness Project, MBA Trainer and Mindfulness Teacher

BECKY BAUER, MS, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Founding Director of the Sage Horse Center for Equine Assisted Learning

Spend the day among green pastures and beautiful equines to learn more about mindfulness and the ability to tune in to the present moment and quiet the mind. Horses are constantly attuned to their environment and their behavior is based on the moment. Engaging in activities with horses allows for self-reflection, body awareness and the alignment of mind, body and spirit.

Mindfulness training with horses will allow you to get out of your head and in touch with your core and bring more clarity to your daily life. 

Participants will learn and experience:

 • Mindfulness of breath and body sensations.

• The power of the present moment.

• Basic principles of mindfulness meditation.

• Practices and exercises to develop emotional awareness.

Participants will leave with:

• A small toolkit of practices that they can integrate into their daily lives to develop self-care, stress reduction and inner clarity.

• An understanding of emotional intelligence (EI) and learn basic skills to better identify, access and manage their emotions.

No riding is involved and no horse experience is necessary.


Saturday, May 19th

9am – 5pm

The Sage Horse Center for Equine Assisted Learning in Leiper’s Fork, TN

$125, An organic lunch will be provided by Joe Naturals

Limited space.

Sponsored by Integrative Life Center.  Click Here to register.

Dave Smith
Program Director and Head Trainer
Mind Body Awareness Project: Nashville Office

Dave is the Program Director and Head Facilitator of MBA’s programs in the Nashville area. Dave has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1993. He began his practice at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre MA. For the past 3 years Dave has worked one-on-one with teens struggling with alcohol and drug abuse; he has also been volunteering and teaching mindfulness and emotional intelligence retreats for teens for the last 5 years. Dave has graduated from a training program to teach mindfulness meditation taught by author, teacher and counselor Noah Levine at Against the Stream Meditation Society in LA. Dave uses a wide range of mindfulness techniques and emotional intelligence exercises to “meet” people wherever they are at. Dave is committed to bring mindfulness practice into any facility or program that will allow him to do so. Dave also writes, records and performs live music throughout Nashville TN.