Posted by Teri on May 13, 2013
In talking about the importance of the lower chakras, the discussions delved into both cultural stereotypes of language and perception, as well as encompassing the whole re holistic and energetic. I heard from a lot of healers who were surprised at their own Aha’s. Many people commented that they thought they were incorporating the whole-body approach. Many others also noted their own realizations regarding their own previously unconscious biases toward “upper”.. . Often the biases are not outright articulated…. But bias can take the form of where we put our attention, our energy… our focus.
In the discussions, I noted that maybe it was time to take the 30 day challenge. I asked who else was interested in joining this. Several people responded enthusiastically.
In the writing of that article and the week-long discussions that fo0llowed, I have been giving a lot more thought an consideration of bringing the energy down into the physical. I actually want to elaborate on that. By thought, I do not mean reflection or meditation or intellectual-thought. This past week, I have been more aware of things I do, and bringing conscious attention to accessing, working with and utilizing the lower three chakras- the physical-level/oriented centers.
So here are a few exercises I have been doing…feel free to try them and see if they work-help-etc.. Read more »
Posted by Teri on May 5, 2013
I was just out grazing my goats… a neighbor is very generous in saying its fine for the goats to graze in his open field. The dual benefit-drawback.. is that I need to stay somewhat in attendance while they are grazing. I can usually work a horse or teach a riding lesson, and keep them in sight. But there are times when the benefit aspect is just sitting out or laying out in the grass– constructively doing nothing. Pretty sweet deal:)
This morning while I was out in the field, stretched out in that perfect spot between sun and flickering shade… I spent a while grounding and meditating– by which I mean a relaxed flow of thoughts, that were coherent and interesting. I had a few mini aha’s and insights… Read more »
Posted by Teri on April 11, 2013
It’s spring finally! and the horses are ready to get back to work after the winter.. Do you just want to spend time with horses and develop that bond through casual riding? Do you want to improve equitation and riding skills– whatever your level or interest and goals, we can help you improve your riding! ? would you like to strengthen your seat and fine-tune your existing skills?
Working with retired race-horses, that are quiet, gentle and intuitive, will help develop that heightened sense of partnership and collaboration. learn ” relationship building”.. “intuitive awareness”, and develop “energetic integrity.” great for non-traditional learners who struggle with relationships or boundaries/respect:)
*build strong seat and balance
*All lessons are private or semi-private. 30.00 hour for lessons
*Individualised training for each student to meet personal goals
*Develop relationship, intuition, and integrity
*Training services also available on and off-site.
Horsewise teaches hunter equitation with a holistic approach that teaches horse and rider to work in partnership in a relaxed and comfortable way. Lessons may incorporate grounding, breathwork and yoga, in order to supple the muscles to create more fluid movement.
This is a small holistic barn, using holistic protocols, herbalism and other approaches that also serves as a therapeutic approach to riding and life.
Horsewise is a 6 stall barn, with space an open space for a boarder.
Teri is a teacher, herbalist and bodyworker. She has been working with horses for 30 years and has incorporated her holistic work into horse training and coaching.
EO and Sam, both very happy after a great lesson!
EO and GMC student Cailin
Teri J. DluznieskiM.Ed.
Posted by Teri on April 9, 2013
click on the link to access the pdf. Hopefully I will figure out how to embed it. but I wanted to do this in order to share this information, and it is not my work ( I’m not this brilliant, esp around traditional chinese medicine, or lyme:)
Lyme – Freuhauf
Posted by Teri on April 1, 2013
I’ve worked with a handful of riders who had deep fear-issues, some of whom had many years of riding and horse-ownership. What needs to be understood, and addressed, is the way the body stores fear-memory at the cellular level. Yoga, breathwork, grounding and relaxation techniques need to be incorporated- otherwise the trainer and the horse will always be working “upstream”..against that existing current of fear-memory.
another big aspect of addressing the “overcoming fear”…is the absolute release of expectation and outcomes. Again, at the cellular level, it is re-training the energy-body. On the first level, it is essential to create safe-space. Even if it is sitting on the horse at the Mounting block and never taking one step.
Additionally, work with all new students on a longe line- even if they have ridden with other trainers or have experience coming into the barn. Teach them that it is about calibrating to new-horses, and not about their skill level as a rider. If a rider objects to this, as an insult to their skill– this also speaks volumes about their pride, versus their intuition-empathy. Pride and ego are not the most compatible companions for building relationship and partnership with horses…. those need to be put aside, before intuition, connection can come forward to create genuine rapport. Ultimately, it is always about “building relationship,” and those need to be grounded in trust and awareness. Read more »
Posted by Teri on March 29, 2013
Equine Touch is a subtle but powerful approach to helping horses balance their body for optimal postural alignment.
Easy modality to learn
Great for horse owners, trainers or anyone who works with horses: rescues, stressed, injured or traumatised horses.
- good for both casual or professional use
- injuries, emotional issues,
- enhanced performance
- Veterinarians, equine massage, chiropractors etc
also an opportunity to learn about herbs and holistic care of your horse as well as being part of a holistic community of equine practitioners!
I Will be hosting training levels one and two in Poultney, Vermont May 24,25,26, ( Memorial day weekend). If you are interested, contact for information. Please share with interested horse owners and professionals. Course fee 450.00. crash and couch space may be available.
Posted by Teri on January 30, 2013
This was an amazing double-rainbow that appeared perfectly east-west, on the 2012 equinox. It looks like a cosmic gateway, brighter inside that inner portal:)
I thought for quite a while, leading up to New Year’s Eve. It seemed that given the transition of the whole 2012 energetic, just a few months prior… made this New Year’s somehow… more significant. As though, having passed some rite of passage, or survived a potentially tumultuous experience.. I should be changed in some way.. carry a greater significance. No idea why… and perhaps now, as that energetic balloon of hype, dissipates.. the urgency and significance of that epic moment in cosmic Time.. will diminish.
Somehow, I didn’t come up with some awe-inspiring Resolution– there was no.. Pay-it-forward kind of revelationary insight that would change my life or the lives of those around me. 1 January, was another fairly ordinary day.
But I spent New Years Eve, with the memory ( or ghost?) of a very good friend of mind– as neither of us had ever engaged in the frenetic energy of this wild-party event. So somehow, it seemed appropriate that i spent it quietly, reflecting, a sacred fire, and a glass of wine.
As noted, there was no huge inspiration or wisdom. But rather than a resolution, I decided to choose a Word. A word that would embody and set the Tone, or resonance for the year to come. Again, I had hoped something profound, something worthy of a Bodhisattva…:) No such luck. the word that kept popping into my head that night, was Bounty. Read more »