Yoga & Horses Mini-Retreats

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation in our beautiful outdoor pavilion, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony!

Facilitated by: Shannon Knapp, MBSR trained, and Katie Hadden, RYT 200hr.

Highlights include:

  • Yoga sessions in 3-season pavilion, on 110-acre farm
  • Mindfulness meditation sessions, both at the pavilion and in the presence of horses
  • Equine-Assisted Learning experiential activities with multiple horses
  • Grooming and give-back time with our rescued horse herd
  • Time walking our 150' outdoor labyrinth

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level yoga and meditation practitioners.

Yoga & Horses Mini-Retreats are available on select Saturday afternoons, for $75/person. Groups are limited to no more than 10 persons. 

Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice.
Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $35 to cover administrative fees.
With less one week notice, no refund is available.

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"This was an amazing experience! Shannon’s mindfulness reminders and discussion about the potential of this being a 50-50 relationship and to ask/listen to your horse combined with Katie’s lead with the yoga was such a great balance. The level at which I felt joined with the horse was an experience beyond words. My heart continues to overflow with the love shared  during that experience and I have the utmost respect for the work that is happening with the horses and people lucky enough to find their way to Horse Sense of the Carolinas!" — Troi

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"Overall, this experience was enjoyable, relaxing, and validating.  It has not been the norm for me to go to something new without feeling some nervousness about what to expect or what if I do something wrong, don't know how to do it, etc.  It was such a relaxing time and a learning time for me. I just love opportunities to be with horses, like-minded people, and learn new ways to be present in all aspects of my life. During my time there, I had some personal, peaceful, experiences that will stay with me always. Thank you!" —Beth
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Katie Hadden is a Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 and currently teaches in the community at Asheville Community Yoga and through her practice, Harmony Way Yoga. Katie incorporates all aspects of yoga into her practices blending the physical postures with mindful practices, breathing exercises, and awareness of living a yoga lifestyle. She has been a lifelong horse lover and began teaching riding lessons in 2002. She then became CHA and PATH certified and spent 8 years teaching therapeutic horseback riding lessons before leaving that to return to graduate school. Equine yoga is a natural combination of her background with horses and yoga and offers an opportunity for meaningful connection and support for your mind, body, and soul. She finds joy being a mom, tending the earth in her garden, exploring the natural world, and spending time with friends and family. Her creative and artistic spirit provides hobbies she enjoys including pottery, photography, playing violin, sewing, and crafts and also brings laughter and fun to her world. She enjoys spending time in community and is honored to share yoga with you!