Discover the magic of Yoga with Horses

Zwalm, United States

Experience hosted by Deauke

90 mins, Hosted in English and Dutch
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Your experience will start with a meet and greet with myself and my 'crew': the horse Luke, a beautiful Friesian and Black Inspiration aka Spietje [S-Peach-a], a miniature horse with a big personality.

We will then stretch and warm up with a 30 minute yoga flow outdoors. Next, we will get set up for the Horse & Yoga session, starting with grounding next to the horse. Depending on your comfort level (and respecting the horse's state of mind, which eventually you will learn is actually mirroring your own state of mind), you will then be guided into a slow and mindful flow of yoga inspired poses on the back of the horse, with focus on breath and awareness.

We will end the session with a mini photoshoot so you have a wonderful memory to take with you. We will debrief your Horse & Yoga experience, while enjoying an 'aperitif' (a glass of wine) and some healthy snacks.
Other things to note:
No horse or yoga experience necessary. We will be barefoot and outdoors. Wear layers. Be prepared for yourself and your outfit to get a bit dirty (dust, mud, horse hair). Laid back atmosphere. No horse riding involved.
Your experience will start with a meet and greet with myself and my 'crew': the horse Luke, a beautiful Friesian and Black Inspiration aka Spietje [S-Peach-a], a miniature horse with a big personality.

We will then stretch and warm up with a 30 minute yoga flow outdoors. Next, we will get set up for the Horse & Yoga session, starting with grounding next to the horse. Depending on your comfort level (and respecting the horse's state of…

What's included

  • Food
    nuts, trail mix or fruit
  • Drinks
    1 glass of wine pp (18+)
    water
  • Equipment
    yoga mat or towel, a bucket with water and soap to wash your feet afterward...

Meet your host, Deauke

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
After having lived in the USA for over 6 years where I started up my Coaching business focusing on mental health and physical strength, I was ready to bring back to Europe all I had learned and all the programs I had created. I absolutely love sharing my passion for a 'happyhealthy' lifestyle with others, coaching people and bringing awareness about the power of the horse and of nature. My American friends and clients call me The Badass Belgian, because of my go getter attitude and drive, and for always taking the road less traveled. Not the easiest one, but for sure the most exciting one!

I received my Equine Om Instructor Certification training (Horse and Yoga) in 2017 in Saint Augustine, FL.
After having lived in the USA for over 6 years where I started up my Coaching business focusing on mental health and physical strength, I was ready to bring back to Europe all I had learned and all the programs I had created. I absolutely love sharing my passion for a 'happyhealthy' lifestyle with others, coaching people and bringing awareness about the power of the horse and of nature. My American friends and clients call me The Badass Belgian, because of my go getter attitude and drive, and fo…
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Where you'll be

We will be outdoors, barefoot on the grass (if you want), in the horses' pasture with a few big beautiful trees. The pasture is located in one of the most beautiful villages of Flanders.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Maren
June 2019
Deauke is a fabulous host, very warm and welcoming :) It’s a beautiful space and she was very knowledgeable. It was really great to try something new, and learn so much. Excited to go back!
Jenny
June 2019
This was truly a unique experience. I’ve been practicing yoga for many years, have my 200 hour yoga teacher certification, and I’ve studied in India. This definitely was more about the practice of pranayama/breath awareness than a vinyasa flow class...and Deauke is very upfront about that. She provides a safe place to experience a connection with a horse and nature that was truly unique and wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even if, or maybe especially, if you’ve never done yoga. Plus, Deauke treated me as a guest rather than a student and that just added to the experience and made it very personalized.
Allison
October 2018
10 stars, what a unique, amazing experience to learn from Deauke and her horses! It is a beautiful, soul engrossing thing she is doing at Barn Sante, and yoga with horses is only one experience. There are hardly words to describe the experience itself, but I loved the way Deauke coached us through the day, focusing on awareness and what can be learned from combining the practice of yoga with horsemanship. I want to take all my horse-loving and yoga-loving friends back, and do it over and over again!
Sylvia
September 2018
Deauke offers one of the most introspective experiences that one could imagine. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to your experience. We also met Indy and did our yoga with Luke. These creatures and their environment offer you a chance to enjoy an experience that brings you so close to nature, and allow you to reflect on your mind and spirit with true intention. I would highly recommend this experience, I really can’t say enough positive things about Deauke and her crew!
Rachel
August 2018
Horse yoga was fantastic! It was such a calm, relaxing time spent with the horses. The ranch is a little piece of heaven outside of Chicago!
Becca
August 2018
One word - AMAZING! I ended up booking this as a surprise for my partner as a gift for our anniversary. I was looking for something a bit more intimate than the ordinary “fancy dinner” and his was exactly what I was hoping for and more. It provide a perfect amount of interaction mixed with silence and tranquility. I believe that everyone’s experiences won Deauke’s beautiful property with her animals is made to be unique to that individual, but if you come with an open heart and mind, I guarantee you will be much more than satisfied when leaving. One of the most unique experiences I’ve had the please of being a part of. 10/10 would highly recommend if you are looking to dig deep into an extremely mindful and spiritual journey❤️

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

sun protection if temps are high

wear active wear in layers if temps are low