A horse care program where you get to spend time with a horse alone or with your family!
Spending time with horses is good for the soul! They help us get out of our head and detach from our anxious thoughts. Horses also teach us the importance of redirecting our attention and love outward!
When families come to spend time with the horses, they have the added benefit of strengthening their relationships!
Option A–Choosing to work with a horse alone: Clients are shown the ropes on how to care for a horse they would like to work with on their first visit, then are left on their own for their subsequent visits. Marianne will always be on location and available if needed.
Cost: Save with a package of 4 sessions for $140, which works out at $35/visit, or choose to pay as you go at $40/visit.
Option B-Choosing to have Marianne with you: Marianne is present with you or your family for the entire hour. She will help you with all activities and even propose some to help you have the just-right experience!
Cost: Save with a package of 4 sessions for $160, which works out to $40/visit, or choose to pay as you go at $45/visit.
Contact Marianne directly to schedule a session at email@example.com.
Did you know that our bodies can accumulate unhelpful static electricity and environmental charges in today’s modern high-tech world? Did you know that this excess accumulation could influence our well-being?
Equigrounding© is a practice developed by Marianne Disipio, which involves attempting to physically absorb the electrical frequencies of the Earth through direct tactile (skin) contact with horses. It is a semi-directed centering method where one attempts to find calm and clarity through passive interactions with horses. Horses help by inviting us to self-regulate with them through breathwork so we can be still enough to attempt to enter a meditative/contemplative state and connect with our intuition. Marianne’s horses also have a gift for scanning our physical bodies and doing readjustments through energy work on the chakra system, just like Reiki professionals!
Equigrounding© is inspired by Equinisity and rooted in the principles of Earthing TM. Earthing TM is based on the science that the ground is a source of negative electrons needed in today’s lifestyle to promote our well-being. Equigrounding© is also based on the classical Eastern theoretical principles of the chakra systems.
“Absorbing negative ions through the skin is believed to be helpful in equalizing energy levels, synchronizing hormonal cycles, and establishing proper physiological rhythms”. (Earthing website)
It is hypothesized that our equine friends can assist us in synchronizing our bodies with the Earth’s natural frequencies by serving as conduits. Un-shoed horses that live outside are naturally in electrical harmony. Their hooves are in constant direct contact with the Earth. Furthermore, as indicated in scientific literature, intimate interactions with horses involving touch, especially if relationship-based, provide the additional benefit of supporting emotional wellness, making this practice a powerful way to literally “ground” yourself physiologically and emotionally.
Equigrounding© is also an efficient way to introduce self-regulation for animal and nature lovers, so they can start practicing how to manage stress, emotions, and unhelpful thoughts in a very unique way!
SCHEDULE: Group sessions coming soon! Private sessions are all year round.
COST: Private sessions are $89 for 1 hour. Group session dates and pricing are to be announced soon.
Stay tuned for Feeling JOY Day Retreat!
Let’s get together and connect to our sense of joy in community! Did you know that a new study revealed that healthy relationships are the only thing we all need to be happy? Not food. Not exercise. Not even extra sleep. Healthy relationships! We so need to do this together! Let’s raise each other up! Joy is so wonderfully contagious!
This day retreat is designed to be purely enjoyable and relaxing! We aren’t digging deep to discover hidden things about ourselves. Instead, we are connecting to that child-like joy we all once had that makes us experience freedom, have heightened sensory experiences, and laugh! Time to let go, shed the heaviness, and find our way back to ourselves!
Activities will include time spent with the horses (no riding), a creative/artistic project that requires no talent, yoga, campfires when suitable, a simple nature walk, and fun spiritual practices!
Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided. Bring your own lunch.
Location: Marianne’s property in Bearspaw, NW Calgary
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The Backyard Yogini Yoga Classes
This yoga helps you find your horsePOWER and has a magical view!
Come and enjoy outdoor yoga with the horses between May and September, and classes in Marianne’s onsite studio, The Little Red Barn of Joy, during the cooler months!
Marianne offers classes for the general population and for children with special needs, as well as classes for moms that help support you in your own wellness journey.
In the warmer months, classes are done outside in a charming forested area here at the 4 Horse Hacienda. The best part is that we have a lovely view of the horses grazing peacefully in the distance as we practice. (And our butts will always look small compared to theirs). How inspirational!
In the rainy and cooler months, Marianne will offer classes in her onsite studio.
Marianne’s sessions will be structured to include breathing techniques, physical movement, as well as meditation. Topics and themes will be relevant and emotionally supportive for people striving to live their best lives!
Come experience it for yourself! Every month is a little different!
Schedule and Rates
Visit The Backyard Yogini for details.