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Sharing Selfseeds for the Equestrian with Colorado Rocky Mou...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Selfseeds for the Equestrian with the students and equestrian teachers (Amanda and Monica) at Colorado Rocky Mountain School was a pleasure. Selfseeds helped them each create a personalized map of their mind, body, and soul, so when they got on the horses bareback (I really liked the bareback approach which was a lesson for me!), they were able to get very clear and direct feedback from the horses. Both Amanda and Monica observed the students immediately were riding from a different inner awareness/exterior position without direct instruction. The second day included applying Selfseeds for the horse while working with the newly adopted Mustang and talking about the application of the 11 selfseeds while partnering/training the horse on the ground. Next, the students had a lesson with a saddle and more awareness was applied while giving direct instructions as they worked in a quadrille type file. I was very impressed how the principles of the selfseeds were applied in their personal lives in the days between the lessons! Wow! Awesome to watch selfseeds planted, nurtured, and grown over just a few days. Thank you for this inspiring and heartwarming experience!!!

Sue

“Sue Eoff’s Selfseeds program initiated almost immediate and visible transformations among our riding students. Her knowledge, humor and over-all awareness of all that contributes to the horse-human bond is truly amazing. She first introduced to our students, thru a variety of effective methods and movements, the seeds that consist of the Selfseeds program prior to getting on the horses themselves–and then the magic happened! Each student evidenced a noticeable difference on horseback; they were focused, soft, reflective, centered and ‘linked’ to their animals. And these are teenagers, mind you! Sue also worked with the school’s mustang and immediately demonstrated the need to ‘see’ training aids thru the guise of the horse. Over-all, Sue provided us with horse skills and life skills in that sometimes the best methodology of all is to simply be–be present, be mindful, be aware.”

Amanda Leahy

History Chair and Equestrian Teacher

Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Carbondale, CO
Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: Colorado, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, high school, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Four Months No Gym Fitness Integration Challenge

Four months and no gym, so hiking, walking, bicycling, riding, and body weight exercises are the focus. Power walking is incredible for integrating the body, cardio, meditation, and proprioception. It is so easy to lose sight of something so simple!

Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: bicycling, fitness, hiking, power waking, riding, Selfseeds fitness

A Great Day Sharing Selfseeds For The Equestrian in Carbonda...

 

“A big thank you to Strang Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for providing a beautiful and welcoming site for Selfseeds for the Equestrian.”

Maree McAteer and Sue Eoff gave a one day clinic that included three sections: Selfseeds for the rider, Selfseeds on the ground with your horse, and Selfseeds while riding. The eleven selfseeds provide fundamental awareness tools for developing and improving every aspect of being with the horse, feeling, and timing whether dismounted or mounted. At lunch, Maree shared her experience of Ren Hurst’s fundamental principles of being in right action with one’s self and one’s horse. The weather was beautiful, the participants were enthusiastic about exploring a deeper part of the horse partnership, and joy was permeating the arena.

“Thank you everyone! We are jumping up-and-down and cheerleading for the use of Selfseeds to easily and clearly take people on a bridge of an ever developing relationship with their horses and riding. We are looking forward to more opportunities to share Selfseeds for the Equestrian in either a one, two, or three day format.”

 

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: equestrians, horses, Selfseeds for the Equestrian

Selfseeds for Kids

It was so much fun sharing Selfseeds with kids. Their enthusiasm, honesty, and insightfulness was inspiring. They all gave the journals a thumbs up! The teachers were supportive and creative adding the seeds into classroom teaching opportunities. Looking forward to more classes starting in the fall.

Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: Selfseeds for Kids

Planting Selfseeds In Indio, California

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Super fun to share Selfseeds with riders and friends in Indio, California. Enthusiastic and inquisitive group!

Cheers!

Sue

Tahquitz Equestrian Facility presents
Selfseeds Awareness Clinic
with Sue Eoff
Sunday January 10th at 1pm
WHAT: As aspiring, well intentioned riders we always need to look at our part of the horse and rider partnership. How can we become more sensitive, have better timing and coordination, as well as a developed sense of the horse? Selfseeds was originally created to help riders better understand their strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive wellness/awareness practice. It has continued to develop and grow into an awareness opportunity for all two-leggeds. Selfseeds includes eleven selfseeds practices (stillness, emotions, weight distribution, fitness, etc.) that are based on five minute practices. A person can plant a few selfseeds regularly or all eleven as part of a personal garden to nurture, support, and grow. The interactive exploration of Selfseeds starts on the ground, so bring something to sit on, comfortable clothes, and an open mind. www.Selfseeds.com for more information.
WHEN: Sunday 1pm at Tahquitz
WHERE: Tahquitz Equestrian Facility (we will convene somewhere dry and flat. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on.)
WHO: YOU! Anyone and everyone all levels, any discipline. Spread the word! This is for riders and non riders alike. No horse needed.
THANKS: This clinic is being put on at no charge courtesy of Sue Eoff. We welcome her to Tahquitz as a new addition to our team. Sue’s passion is classical dressage. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, an innate passion for the horse our partner, and the skills to teach, ride, and train horses and riders of all disciplines and levels. You can read more about Sue at www.waltzinghorses.com We hope you will come join us this Sunday!
QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Please contact Laurie Cunningham if you have and questions Laurie@tahquitzequestrian.com or 760-250-8418

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: awareness, California, Indio, learning, Selfseeds presentation, sharing, Tahquitz Equestrian Facility

Beauty and Movement

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Making it a habit to find some way to exercise everyday has been very important for my balance, fitness, digestion, and mental well being.

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Rhythm, Weight Distribution
Tag: balance, fitness, mental well being, movement, selfseeds fitness find your groove, travel

One Of My Favorite Go-To Pieces Of Exercise Equipment

 

The Most Effective Ball Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing
by Jenny Sugar

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Don’t just walk by your stability ball! It’s one of the best fitness tools you can own, so put yours to good use with these incredibly effective moves. Get ready to target your arms, abs, butt, and legs — you’ll definitely be sore tomorrow. Remember, size does matter! It’s best to work with a ball appropriately sized for you, so check out this exercise ball chart to see which dimension best fits you.

Source: POPSUGAR Studios

12 Awesome Moves to Feel More Toned

Read More Exercise BallsArm ExercisesButt ExercisesAb ExercisesLeg ExercisesWorkoutsStrength Training

Go to Popsugar fitness and take a look!

 

Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Selfseeds, Weight Distribution
Tag: balance, core, fitness, integration, Popsugar, Selfseeds balance, stability ball exercises, Strength

Repetitive Work And Counter-Actions

 

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Challenge of working in a repetitive work action.  The body is not a machine, so how to counteract the effects? Stretching, moving, and positional awareness are key.

Stepping out, sitting in nature, hearing something soothing, breathing fresh air, allowing time for one’s self are all personalized counter-actions.

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Category: Emotions, Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: ergonomics, meditating, posture, repetitive work, Selfseeds, stretching

Fitness Evaluation

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Fun to share creative fitness

It has been quite a while since I have had a fitness evaluation from the gym I belong to.  They run offers every now and then, so I decided to check in on my “fitness reality.”  A detailed and intense trainer was selected.  Someone who had a strong biomechanics background and an interest in integrated fitness–fitness for enhanced living.  He put me through his various assessments (he had also obtained NASM certification for personal training and corrective exercises among other certifications) to help determine my current status and where to start on the fitness continuum.  With the new job requiring intense fitness, I wanted to examine possible weak points in my current approach. Thumbs up. I would be starting from a point most people would have as an end point. Nice to know that I am on track.  Out of curiosity and always being a student, I will invest in half a dozen sessions to gather more ideas and have feedback from a fellow enthusiast.

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Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: fitness continuum, fitness evaluation, gym, personal trainer, program, Selfseeds fitness

Corporate Warm-up

 

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Jumping out of  bed and heading to a physical job requires an awareness transition in order to not get hurt on the job. Just 5 minutes of stretching, warm-up, loosening, etc. or whatever you want to call it is vital in reducing injuries.

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Category: Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: flexibility, injury prevention, range of motion, Selfseeds, stretching