Equine-imity—Stress Reduction In the Company of Horses

Thursday, May 4, 2017

4:00 pm

Webb Ranch, 2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

Do you wonder what it means to be “healthy as a horse”? This 4-week course uses the horse-human relationship to enhance our ability to relax, breathe, learn to self-regulate our emotions, and to apply other stress relief techniques. Horses help us develop these skills through their magnificent strength, grace and reading of body language. They teach us to use all our senses, plus breath and movement, to release stress, heal, and invigorate the body. Using techniques from yoga, tai chi, and qigong, you will learn to ground, center, and relax by touching and breathing with horses. Horse-assisted somatic or “of the body” learning, in combination with daily practices offered in class will help you establish a lasting and healthy integration of your physical movements and senses with your intellect, emotions, and intuition. The course includes 4 class sessions plus 1 private session. No horse experience needed.

Instructor: Instructor: Beverley Kane, MD, is a Family Medicine physician and equine-assisted learning specialist on the faculty of Stanford Medical School. Dr. Kane will be assisted by Kaitlin Medeiros, a Therapeutic Horsemanship Instructor with extensive experience teaching child and adult able-bodied and special needs populations.

When:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where:
Webb Ranch, 2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley
Admission:

Registration for this 4-wk class will begin on 3/21 via HIP Homepage

Course Fee: $320 (STAP/EA funds: yes)

Class code: srph-01

Tags:

Class Health / Wellness 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
(650) 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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