Yoga and Horsemanship in Italy

5.0 (7)
8 days 7 nights
Italy
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+

The practice of Hatha Yoga fosters a profound awareness of the body, which translates into enhanced communication with horses both on the ground and in the saddle. 

Through various postures and breathing techniques, Hatha Yoga cultivates mindfulness, balance, flexibility, and strength. This heightened bodily awareness enables riders to maintain better posture, develop a more nuanced sense of movement, and respond more effectively to the horse's cues. On the ground, this awareness allows for clearer and more intentional interactions, creating a deeper connection and trust between horse and rider. In the saddle, it facilitates a harmonious partnership, where subtle shifts in weight and posture communicate intentions more clearly to the horse, resulting in a smoother and more responsive ride. 

By integrating the principles of Hatha Yoga into their routine, equestrians can enhance their physical and mental synergy with their horses, leading to a more fulfilling riding experience.

from US$ 1 012
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
Toscana, Grosseto, Castell'Azzara
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Ezio B.
Ezio B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Born in Folgaria, Trento, has been working with horses and equestrian vacations since 1982. He speaks Italian, English, and Spanish. A certified FITEEC-ANTE guide and an environmental equestrian, he works in public relations, the office and general management of the establishment.

Tour highlights

Wake Up Your Body and Mind
Yoga practice facilitates the movement of the body while respecting the natural anatomical structure.
Feel the Connection with the Horse
The practice of Hatha Yoga fosters a profound bodily awareness that enhances communication with the horse both on the ground and in the saddle.
Learn for the Best
A Hatha Yoga trainer teaches with empathy and has extensive experience in somatic movement, oriental anatomy, and working with chronic pain patients.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival to the farm.

After the accommodation in the rooms, we meet for the presentation.

 

Day 2
Welcome day
Day 3
Introduction to Yoga
Day 4
Lessons continue
Day 5
Yoga Nidra relaxation and music therapy
Day 6
Keep on learning
Day 7
To sum up
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

This program is suitable for rider with medium riding experience upwards. Rider should be in good shape. The main gate is walk, trot and galop where possible.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
7 nights

The country houses are carefully chosen by us taking into consideration their typicality, comfort, cuisine and stables for the horses and equipment.

7 nights
Country House

Meals: for lunch we enjoy a sumptuous picnic, breakfast and dinner are served in the country houses.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Toscana, Grosseto, Castell'Azzara
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 8 days / 7 overnights in country houses in double room;
  • full board basis;
  • 5 sessions of 1:30 hours each of Yoga Hatha;
  • 1 evening relaxation session;
  • 5 horsemanship sessions;
  • 1 theoretical lesson on communication and leadership with the horse.

Extras

  • transfer; 
  • personal insurances;
  • beverages.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Your riding gear should be comfortable and most importantly, should not be brand new (especially footwear), since new gear often holds unpleasant surprises. The footwear should be comfortable not only for riding, but also for walking, with a hard sole that permits a good contact between foot and stirrup. Footwear with a slick sole and very tight clothing should be avoided. The trousers should be comfortable and robust. You may also need a raincoat , a hat for protection and swimwear; you should bring along a light jumper for the evening. The belongings should not be  bulky since there is limited space on the transport vehicle and in the saddlebags. Please avoid suitcases with a hard surface.

Your guide can provide basic medication and will take along a first-aid kit on the trek. Any health conditions that require special medication should be brought to the attention of the guide before departure on the trek. Allergy sufferers should bring their own medicines, as those who suffer allergies from common medications.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • K
    kskahill100
    6 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    Had an amazing time out in the countryside, enjoying delicious, real-deal food every day. Plus, the horses were top-notch and totally safe, making those Tuscan adventures extra special. Did both the short rides around the farm and the longer treks each week. Can't forget it.
    6 Dec, 2023
  • D
    Daniel
    22 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Imagine being in a gorgeous spot surrounded by nature and being part of a big Italian 'family' that gives you an amazing time riding horses. P.S. the horse training was tough but totally worth it! The horses are treated really well and you can see they're super healthy because they get to roam around in nature together, which keeps them strong and happy. And let's talk about the food - it's so yummy and there's plenty of it. Just a heads up, you might need some extra willpower because it's tough not to go back for seconds1
    22 Oct, 2023
  • J
    jamielyn
    2 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    They always surprise me. As soon as we arrive, they treat us incredibly well. I've been there twice already, and every day feels like I'm being taken care of and welcomed with open arms. It's like being with friends or family and it feels really cozy. The beds are comfy, the rooms are nice and cool and the food is absolutely delicious. I might have gained a few pounds, but it was totally worth it. I'm already looking forward to going back next year. Thanks a bunch, everyone!
    2 Oct, 2023

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