BREATHING WITH THE HERD
Juuna Kastrup + Danielle Satya Parla
Alentejo, Portugal * Oct 6-11, 2023
Join me and Juuna Kastrup as we fall into stillness and the silence between breaths.
And in the presence of the herd, listen to that which is within you and asking for deeper healing.
This extraordinary 5 day, 4 night retreat at Arrabacinha Ranch in Alentejo invites you to move beyond words into the healing and wise space of your own breath and the herd of 13 (+ a baby colt).
Relax into simplicity, intimate connection of a small group, horselistening with Juuna, breath practices with Satya, and delicious meals as you re-treat in a vast 100 hectres of Alentejo beauty for 5 days.
Included in your stay: All meals, guidance and sessions with Juuna & myself and camping at the Ranch in your tent or van.
Sliding Scale : 700-900€
Onsite room: 10€/night (see pictures)
Off-site accommodation including daily drive to & from Ranch +25€/night
No experience with horses or breathwork is necessary, just a wish to meet yourself in the liminal spaces of your own being.
Space is limited to a small group
Will you join us?
Learn more and book:
Juuna : www.juunakastrup.com
Danielle Satya : www.spacetobreathe.ch
Why are Horses + Breathwork are a potent combination?
We know the power of breath to bring us into presence, regulate our nervous system, guide us to the wisdom of our heart, bring a deep sense of calmness and so much more.
And recent studies conducted by the Institute of Heart-Math provide a clue to explain the two-way ′′ healing ′′ that occurs when we're close to horses. According to researchers, the heart has an electromagnetic field larger than the brain: a magnetometer can measure the energy field of the heart that radiates from 2.4 meters to 3 meters around the human body.
While this is certainly significant, perhaps more impressive than the electromagnetic field projected by the heart of a horse is five times larger than that of a human being (imagine an electromagnetic sphere around the horse) and it can influence straight into our own heart rate.
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a ′′coherent′′ heart rate (heart rate pattern) that explains why we can ′′ feel better ′′ when we're close to them. Studies have found a coherent heart pattern or HRV to be a solid measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy-that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.
A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adapt to stressful situations very efficiently. Many times, we just need to be in the presence of horses to feel a sense of well-being and peace.
In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits by interacting with horses, including lower blood pressure and heart rate, higher beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters acting as pain suppressors), decreased stress levels, decreased feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, better social working; and greater feelings of empowerment, confidence, patience and self-efficacy. Not to mention, the deep healing that is experienced in the heart field of these magnificent beings.
Add breathwork and you are golden - inside and out ♡
Join me and my trusted health and wellness experts