The Whole Horse Podcast | Episode 50 | Slowing down in challenging times with Jayne Roberts of Equijay

 

Episode 50!! With this episode, my 40th birthday on Tuesday, and the entire globe navigating entirely unprecedented times with Covid-19, I’m feeling like there are milestones everywhere. Thankful to have Jayne Roberts join me to share her Equi-nidra work, a practice of yoga that centres around slowing down, breathing, and learning to be with stillness and with change. We talked about the impact of this crisis on our time with horses, and even our ability to ride, and things to support our ability to be with so much change. An important episode for sure, and a great way to hit 50 (and 40!).

Jayne Roberts is a horse woman who wants to create a world where we’re all one big healthy happy herd. She combines over four decades of equine industry experience, research and qualifications (and a whole lotta life!) to help women and horses to nourish and flourish, beginning with the grassroots of Forage, Friendship and Freedom.

As an international equestrienne, Jayne coaches clients around the world and has played a pivotal role in the development and management of several equine enterprises in the UK, USA and Australia. She holds an MSc & BSc in Equine Science, is a Registered Animal Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Land Management Practitioner & most recently Feminine Embodiment Yoga & iRest Meditation Teacher. In addition to guest lecturing at the University of Edinburgh and supervising post-graduate research, Jayne has published peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science and regularly contributes to equine publications and industry groups. Along with traditional Pony Club, British Horse Society & competitive show jumping beginnings she shakes things up with a wealth of untraditional, real ‘n raw as a rural ambulatory Equine Vet Tech!

With one foot in the science stirrup, and one firmly grounded on the yoga mat, she’s currently deconstructing much of what she learnt in her first round. Her heart-felt purpose is to help deepen the horse-human relationship and live a life that is wildly nourished, intimately connected and lived with a felt-sense of true freedom.

If you’d like to come along for the ride, you can find her at www.equijay.com or on Facebook or Instagram.

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Want to join my Wednesday Sessions? These are free, 45 minute energy medicine sessions with an osteopathic lens with yours truly every Wednesday morning at 9:30am Pacific until we’re through the Covid-19 crisis. Because we’re all having to navigate a whole lot at the moment and our bodies, brains, nervous systems and hearts need support. And thankfully, you don’t have to be there live to get all the benefits. .

Resources from Jayne:

Yoga Nidra Practices – https://www.yoganidranetwork.org/downloads

Irest Practices – https://www.irest.org/try-irest-now

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