~ A Free Three Part Series ~

For me, understanding the finer workings of my nervous system solved many mysteries (and challenges) that I’d spent a good part of my life struggling with. These extended from the mental and emotional- wrestling with anxiety and the harsh words of the inner critic- to very real experiences of physical discomfort and pain that bled their way into my riding time. 

What I will share with you over the course of these three sessions filled gaps in my knowledge and understandings

that I’d long been seeking the answer to. They provided me with ways of working together with my horse that promoted harmony and released us from the models of force, control or pressure that we’d been attempting to navigate our way through. 

Just like our horses, we are creatures of great sensitivity. Over the course of our time together, I’ll share with you principles and practices that transformed my life and riding and has assisted so many others seeking to do the same.

Session 1: Sensing

In this session, we’ll explore:

  • The role of the sensory system in nervous system health and adaptability
  • How the structure of the body changes between fight flight and parasympathetic nervous system states and its relationship to movement and emotion
  • The role of sensing to riding position and functional biomechanics

Session 2: Intention Maps & Movement Pathways

In this session, we’ll explore:

  • Patterns of movement: How movement changes in different nervous system states
  • Intention maps and movement pathways: Applying key movement principles for physical and emotional harmony with your horse

Session 3: The Heel & Lower Leg

In this session, we’ll explore:

  • The practical application of sensing, intention maps and movement pathways to the heel and lower leg

This session will be an active, movement-based session where we will put some of the theoretical understandings we have gained into practice.

This series is for you if...

  • You’re interested in developing awareness and understanding of your nervous system and the influence it has over your life and riding
  • You’re interested learning tools and techniques of riding and horsemanship that are intuitive, feel based and promote wellness for both you and your horse
  • You’re finding yourself stuck in repetitive emotional patterns or loops that you can’t seem to break out of
  • You notice physical patterns or limitations that affect your balance, effectiveness and function in (and out) the saddle

Here's how we're going to roll...

Sensing, Being, Doing is held over 3 x 90 minute sessions .

All sessions are held online via Zoom. We appreciate that with busy lives and people spread all over the globe that you may not be able to make the sessions live.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants shortly after we have wrapped up. 

Signing up will give you access to the recording of Session One & live access to Sessions Two & Three

Over the course of the three sessions, we’ll be exploring a mix of theory and practical exercises.

Cost: Free


The workshop is taught by me, Jane Pike.

Session Dates

Dates for the sessions will be:

5th February, 2024, 8:00 am NZDT 

12th February, 2024, 8:00 am NZDT

{You will get instant access to the recording for Session One & Two}

19th February, 2024, 8:00 am NZDT

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About Jane...

A lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Jane’s work has been focused on practices and understandings that promote and increase vitality for both humans and horses.

A desire to understand the deeper workings of the body and mind have led her to comprehensive studies of the nervous system and its relationship to movement and emotions. 

She is currently an apprentice of the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics, a movement practice and system that considers biomechanics and wellness through a nervous system lens.

Jane has worked with both competitive and recreational horse riders all over the world, inspiring them to new levels of confidence, connection and performance.

An accomplished rider and trainer in her own right, Jane is also a writer and poet, weaving in philosophy, the arts and poetry wherever possible in her work. You can read some of her writing and poetry work here.