Equine Facilitated Learning & Movement with Tara Coyote
Tara weaves together 25 years together of somatic experience with her love of horses. She was a horse-obsessed young girl being fortunate enough to spend summers with her cousins in New Hampshire who owned horses. Although she begged and pleaded with her parent she never got one of her own. Decades later while undergoing a particularly difficult life transition, she read 'The Tao of Equus' by Linda Kohanov which inspired her and helped her to remember her profound connection with horses. It is due to the healing experience she experienced with them which dramatically transformed and in a sense 'saved' her life. In the period of two years Tara went from living in the suburbs, being married with a successful Pilates studio and then decided to give it all up to follow her heart’s calling of helping people heal with horses. It was through this extreme leap of faith although pivotally challenging and terrifying that brought her back to life again. Now you can find her on the beautiful 10 acres of land which is Wind Horse Sanctuary with her three gorgeous horses feeling blessed to be practicing the work of Linda Kohanov.
Tara is a Eponaquest™ equine facilitated learning and Power of the Herd ™ instructor developed through Linda Kohanov. Linda has created a innovative human-equine approach for developing emotional intelligence, leadership and relationship skills. Please visit the Eponaquest website for more information or check out all of Linda's books in the Suggested Readings section.
Tara was the previous owner of Studio Equilibria, a Pilates, Gyrotonic and Yamuna Body Rolling studio in San Anselmo, CA from 2005-2013. For a more detailed write up on her movement background please visit see the Movement page.
Tara specializes in the human/horse bond for healing grief, loss, difficult life transitions and facilitating help for care-takers through offering grief rituals and private sessions. Please see the 'Death/Grief' page for more info. Horses have a powerful manner to guide us down the pathway of self-attunement and awareness. While in challenging situations, horses can help us find the true balance needed to bring balance into our lives. She has also trained in extensive shadow work, leading women's groups through embracing and learning to love their shadow.