Maria Norcia Santillanes - July 23, 2016
Saddles & Mats is one of our favorite events that we hold only a few times each year. The next will be Labor Day weekend, September 1 ~ 5 and we hope you’ll join us.
So what is it about yoga and horseback riding? Well, yoga, of course, is good exercise, helps you stretch out tight hamstrings that will assist with comfortable riding. It will create suppleness in your body and with practice will give you great flexibility. Yoga builds core strength and core strength helps with riding posture.
But what’s more is yoga and riding both are about being present. When you are on the mat breathing through the poses, focusing on your body, you are present in the moment. Breath and focus are important when you are riding as well, allowing you to keep your posture, flow with the movement of the horse and stay-in-the-moment.
Both yoga and horses make you innately seek the connection, and when it happens, it’s joyful. It’s why the two activities go together so well and why we are happy to include Saddles & Mats in our Women’s Only packages.
This Labor Day weekend, Allison Kara is returning to The Sugar & Spice Ranch to lead our Yoga sessions. Allison studied at the Kripalu School of Yoga, the premier educational organization dedicated to the inquiry into what creates a fulfilled human life. They teach the art and science of yoga to tens of thousands of people each year. We are delighted to have Allison lead our yoga sessions and helping each of our guests to relax and focus while enjoying horseback riding in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
If you are interested in joining us for Saddles & Mats, it's highly recommended you book your all-inclusive stay as early as possible as we are accepting only eight women for this highly sought-after getaway retreat.
In our next few posts, we’ll give you the scoop on our mother & daughter weekends that will be available throughout the fall. Moms and their daughters or favorite girl get to care for and ride horses together, learn a thing or two about each other and strengthen their bond. It’s a priceless experience! We will also have information about our 2017 summer camps for which we are once again offering early enrollment.
Posted on 07/23/2016 at 12:00:00 AM