As an instructor, Karen shares her knowledge and expertise following the elements of holistic learning. Holistic learning is an approach to deepen-self awareness through encompassing the idea of behavioral and life changes, changes in decision making, and authentic presence.
Tell me and I’ll forget
Show me and I may remember
Involve me and I’ll understand — Chinese proverb
Holistic learning recognizes that human beings exist in a network of relationships and interdependent systems. The instructor creates a trustworthy and respectful learning environment. The lesson style is grounded in non-judgment and without outcome expectations so that the rider can share experiences and explore new ideas without fear. Minority opinions are respected and respectful listening is the behavior model that is followed. The setting is calm, inviting, and safe. Most of all it is full of joy. Oh yes, we have lots of fun!!!!!
Working with horses has been the greatest gift I could ever receive. Every horse I have ridden has taught me something that profoundly changed my manner and ability not only with horses but also in my life as a whole.