Eagala & Life Skills Coaching
Eagala Therapy is an experiential approach to therapy involving ground-based activities with horses. Through interacting with horses, you will be able to find your unique solutions and discover real and lasting change as a result. Each session lasts one hour. We are Eagala certified, use a team approach and follow professional ethical guidelines. This model is solution oriented, which means that we believe you have your own answers if given a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to find them.
“Who would have known that an hour spent quietly alongside a gentle horse would reveal so much? This is quite remarkable.”
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY THAT WORKS
Aroha Equine & Wellness offers a diverse and completely individualised approach to personal and spiritual development, empowering clients through personal and physical experiences.
CLIENT CENTERED. SOLUTION ORIENTED. EVIDENCE DRIVEN.
Science tells us that humans learn best by doing. Aroha Equine & Wellness use a hands-on approach where clients are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions through a range of traditional and holistic therapeutic techniques. Solutions that are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, tend to be deeper, more profound and longer lasting.
EQUESTRIAN TRAINING & EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING
with Renate Barrack
From a very young age, horses have been Renate's passion. She started her career with horses in Germany, working and training with many accomplished Grand Prix Dressage riders, including an Olympic Dressage Champion. From there, she coached riders and trained horses around the world in countries including South Africa (training Lipizzaners), Zimbabwe, Dubai, Germany, USA, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. She has volunteered at the Riding for the Disabled, helped rehabilitate horses, trained in Natural Horsemanship, Clicker Training and has been involved as a judge for Dressage in South Africa and New Zealand. Renate has learned that horses have much more to teach us then we are teaching them.
EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING
Life Skills Coaching
This holistic, ground-based coaching is all about spending time with a horse or horses, learning about others and self, deepen and enhance verbal and non verbal communication, without any actual riding.
In these valuable sessions, you will learn one or more of the following: respect, responsibility, relationships skills, boundaries, emotional regulation, assertiveness, connection, empathy, acknowledging and working with vulnerability, relaxation, breathing, grounding and congruence.
The work with the horses will help to build self-confidence, self-esteem, self-efficacy, a sense of mastery and empathy. This will lead to the opening of positive opportunities.
These sessions are tailor made to your needs. A one hour session at Aroha-Equine & Wellness costs $120.00.
DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN TRAINING
In these one-on-one riding lessons, we work together with you on your own horse, focusing on flat work and dressage. I use a light and ethical approach, identifying subtle refinements that will help improve your riding and your horse’s ability to progress from beginner to the highest level, including Grand Prix movements. A one hour session costs $80.00 plus travel.