Creative Equine Connections

Mission Statement

 

Creative Equine Connections strives to promote functional, sustainable strength and flexibility: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We are passionate about staying in motion in order to increase our quality of life and our ability to connect with ourselves, others and our horses. Movement provides an outlet for our unique self-expression and creativity. Our mission is to help you discover a way of moving that is best for you and your body, and encourage you to engage in your own creativity and expression.

Workshop!

October 21, 2017

Workshop Overview

Our workshops provide a wide array of opportunities to be in motion. With our combined experience we incorporate elements of Parkour, fitness, movement education and dance to create a uniquely empowering experience. Our bodies are designed to be in motion, rather than repetitive motion, we strive to explore the full range of possibilities available. The more we expand our movement vocabulary the healthier and more sustainable for our body, mind and spirit. Our focus is on posture, balance and our ability to adapt to our circumstances and environment so we can protect our body if necessary.

These programs are designed with the equestrian in mind, with a strong focus on the kind of strength and flexibility one needs to interact with horses in a way that empowers both horse and person. When we are mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually agile we can be a better partner for our horses. To that end much of our movement activities incorporate partnering skills, or how we move with someone else. We make use of obstacles to stimulate creativity and problem solving abilities to increase the mental and physical agility/adaptability of horse and human.

While these workshops are geared towards horse people they are equally valuable for anyone who wants to have fun moving and learning to partner in novel ways. No horse experience required. The end goal is for you to co-create (with a horse or another person) ways to interact with your environment as a form of exercise and playful self-expression.

Cameron, Vinnie, the horses and I are brimming over with enthusiasm and ideas to help you and your horse develop together:

  • Functional and Sustainable movement practices
  • Body awareness for you and your horse
  • Creativity, problem solving and interacting with your environment
  • Unique approaches to partnering skills and collaboration
  • Techniques that keep you and your horse activity engaged

Details

Date: October 21, 2017

Location:

  • Move To Inspire Parkour Facility, 715 S. 7th St. Grand Junction, CO, 81501
  • Restoration Ranch, 2073 I Road, Fruita, CO 81521
  • Parkour Fundamentals and Movement Improvisation and Partnering, on Saturday morning, will be held at Move to Inspire Parkour Facility. All other classes will be held at Restoration Ranch.

Schedule and Class Descriptions:

 

Pricing for the Weekend Workshop:

Saturday (all day): $100

One on One sessions available Sunday by appointment: $50 (Participants can do a one on one session with Vinnie, Andrea or Cameron on anything they would like to work on)

Auditors: $30

Saturday October 21, 2017:

No horse required on Saturday and no horse experience necessary to participate!

9 – 11 A.M. Parkour and Movement Fundamentals for Riders:

Instructors:  Cameron Cunningham Coryell and Vinnie Coryell

This class will introduce the fundamentals of parkour, including: how to land, fall and roll properly, along with specific vaults. This class will introduce specific movements that help build confidence, on and off the horse.

 

1-3:00 P.M. Confidence Building with Horses

Instructor: Andrea Datz

Discussion and fun activities related to body awareness. How our posture, intention, balance, energy and emotion relate to moving with someone else. We’ll work with each other to fine tune our understanding of what it takes to move in harmony so that you can’t even tell who’s leading and who’s following.

 

 

For more information or to register please contact: Andrea Datz

To read more about our inspiration and meet the instructors follow this link:

Movement is for Everyone