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Nature Mindfulness with Animal Wisdom

Rated 4.57 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Yeovil, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Claire

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

All outdoors and plenty of space. We'll start with basic chat about horse behaviour, then some relaxing Nature based Mindfulness, tuning into all of your senses, feeling more in the present moment and more connected with your authentic self.
Being around the ponies is wonderful as they are sentient beings, connecting to us as we wander around them. You will enjoy this whole activity behind the fencing to ensure Safe & Well practice (Behind fence-line currently, this ensures 1m distance between people is easily managed). Breathe in the fresh air. There's plenty to enjoy, observe and notice in our tranquil paddocks, surrounded by the beauty of birds, wildlife, trees, and the fresh elements of weather, which are all good for the soul. The Mindfulness experience continues, as we walk, engage our senses and observe the ponies and donkey with birds of our countryside singing brightly around us. I will be right there too, ensuring you have a unique experience as you connect with the magical energy of all creatures and the universe. We will rest at the log circle for reflective time. These equine supported activities in nature help us de-stress, are reviving and healing. Horses reflect back to us subtle insights of our inner emotions and characteristics, they offer us these insights as a gift, which adds to the magical, authentic experience.
All outdoors and plenty of space. We'll start with basic chat about horse behaviour, then some relaxing Nature based Mindfulness, tuning into all of your senses, feeling more in the present moment and more connected with your authentic self.
Being around the ponies is wonderful as they are sentient beings, connecting to us as we wander around them. You will enjoy this whole activity behind the fencing to ensure Safe & Well practice (Behind…

Claire's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water, a variety of soft drinks and juice will be provided.
  • Equipment
    Handwash, paper towels, sanitiser gel
From ₹3,465
/ person

Meet your host, Claire

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
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I'm an experienced therapist, I also work with horses for equine-assisted therapy. One of my most memorable experiences was a personal journey, learning horsemanship skills whilst working with amazing horses in the hills surrounding the rainforest in Costa Rica. I'm passionate about being outside, in nature with animals and especially horses and all the comfort, healing and joy they can offer us, just by being around them. The wise people of ancient ways and indigenous tribes people are where I draw inspiration. The Celtic values, beliefs and Folklore offer themes that I truly enjoy guiding people with, in a magical journey of mindfulness and relaxation in nature. I share the wisdom of oracle cards, with Nature, Celtic and Horse Wisdom as my favourites, along with Medicine Wheel meditation and contemplation at the log circle.
I'm an experienced therapist, I also work with horses for equine-assisted therapy. One of my most memorable experiences was a personal journey, learning horsemanship skills whilst working with amazing horses in the hills surrounding the rainforest in Costa Rica. I'm passionate about being outside, in nature with animals and especially horses and all the comfort, healing and joy they can offer us, just by being around them. The wise people of ancient ways and indigenous tribes people are where…
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Where you'll be

Starting with introductions around the 'meet & greet' large stable, then moving to the paddocks for guided wandering and to observe the animals, amongst wild grasses, hedgerows and trees. Tranquil countryside holds the space of our rustic retreat. Rainy days don't stop us, it's refreshing to embrace the elements or keep dry under the stable porch, whilst noticing all in nature around. The stable has open doors both ends and moveable chairs.

Rated 4.57 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Fanny
October 2020
Is a really lovely spot and experience was a great tester for those wanting to explore this topic further. Animals were gorgeous and Claire was a great host
Siobhan
October 2020
A really lovely experience. Claire was super accommodating when I managed to get lost twice! Little touches like tea and biscuits waiting on arrival made me feel at home and Claire's knowledge and experience meant she was able to personalise the morning for me. I left feeling like a new woman!
A really lovely experience. Claire was super accommodating when I managed to get lost twice! Little touches like tea and biscuits waiting on arrival made me feel at home and Claire…
Mandy
September 2020
This was a truly wonderful experience of connected with the natural surroundings and the beautiful animals. I felt very comfortable with and welcomed by Claire who is very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this experience, it will leave you very relaxed and calm.
This was a truly wonderful experience of connected with the natural surroundings and the beautiful animals. I felt very comfortable with and welcomed by Claire who is very knowledg…
Sarah
August 2020
A very unique and peaceful experience. Claire was willing to tailor the morning to us, making sure we felt welcomed and comfortable. The animals were very friendly, and it was a great opportunity to wind down and relax in nature. The retreat is calm and tranquil, with doves, horses and a donkey. A booking you won’t regret making.
A very unique and peaceful experience. Claire was willing to tailor the morning to us, making sure we felt welcomed and comfortable. The animals were very friendly, and it was a gr…
Elle
November 2019
Claire provided us with something unique and special for the morning. She shared techniques on mindfulness that we could take away with us. Great activity!
Pamela
November 2019
It takes a while for most of us to slow down and be mindful. Not so with Claire, who has an ease with which she guides you to a more relaxed mindset because she herself is completely present for her guests. Claire is lovely and I cherished my mindfulness experience with her and the beloved animal friends - from the precious pony and donkey to her lovely horse, Summer, and even the doves. She provided an incredibly thoughtful, relaxing environment, enabling me to let go of my work week and truly be present with her precious animals. Not only did she provide this experience but she went above and beyond, giving me the full experience despite GPS causing my late arrival. Thank you, Claire, Sydney, and all of the rest of the precious beings for a wonderful day!
It takes a while for most of us to slow down and be mindful. Not so with Claire, who has an ease with which she guides you to a more relaxed mindset because she herself is complete…

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    Cancellation policy

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    Government ID

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Arrive 10.50 at my home, The Paddock, then follow me to field in your car, just minutes away. My mobile will be given on booking, so if you're late, ring to follow instructions to field. Our field toilet is of camping standard: natural wood shavings which are biodegradable and a natural deodorizer

    What to bring

    Warm and waterproof clothing and hat

    Personal dietary requirements for snacks