Yoga and healing with horses - a one-day mini retreat in Oxfordshire No riding involved, just healing and therapeutic work

This day retreat will combine the beautiful, transformative powers of yoga with the gentle, healing energy of horses.



21st October 2017

 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Only 12 spaces so early booking is recommended

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About the Day

This will be a 1 day mini retreat in Oxfordshire surrounded by luscious English countryside. We will spend the day doing yoga and group introductory equine therapy with a herd of gentle horses and enjoy relaxation time, a picnic lunch, a yoga session beautiful, peaceful surroundings and the company of gentle, like-minded folk


The Horses

Light Yoga Space in partnership with Hopethruhorses

The Horses

Hopethruhorses is an established Equine Involvement Therapy facility in Garsington, Oxfordshire, founded and run by experienced equine therapist Jo Corfield.


This is about working with the horses on an emotional and energetic level to overcome the fears that entrap us, for personal transformation and healing. Think the healing potential of swimming with dolphins, only in a luscious field in the English countryside meditating and connecting with equine energy

Jo set up and runs Hopethruhorses entirely on her own and has a deeply beautiful, intimate and trusting relationship with each member of her herd of 19 beloved horses. She knows each horse inside out and her story, and theirs, are utterly inspirational. You can find out more about Jo and working with horses in this therapeutic way by exploring her website


The Yoga

The yoga will be led by Janice Kate Fisher proprietor of Light Yoga Space. We will practice a 1.5hr classical Hatha yoga sessions led in the beautiful and authentic Sivananda tradition. We will practice in the field with the horses.

Janice has been studying Sivananda classical hatha yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for 15. She is passionate about supporting herself and others on the journey towards a healthy body, a healthy body-image, mental health, well-being and self-acceptance. She very much believes that every-'body' can  benefit from the transformative power of yoga.  She is dedicated to Sivananda yoga and believes wholeheartedly in it as a practical force for good in the world.

You can find out more about Janice and about Sivananda yoga by exploring our website here 

I am working more and more with exploring the healing potential of practicing yoga in the presence of animals. Animals seem to be very drawn to the gentle, healing energy of yoga and meditation, and gentle people seem to be drawn to the healing energy of animals.

I believe animals can help us evolve emotionally, energetically and spiritually with much to give us and teach us on their terms, and we are there to love and support them and certainly in this human centred society take care of them and protect them from harm.
— a word from Janice



Day Schedule

Note there may be some changes to this exact schedule.

Saturday 21st October

11:00 a.m. Meeting at the field 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet the horses, we will be introduced to each horse and will learn their stories 

12:00 p.m. Picnic lunch in the field with the horses

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Meditation with the horses and horse work

 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Yoga in the field with the horses

5:00 p.m. Set-off