Connect with yourself and all kinds of living beings
thanks to the wisdom and teachings of horses

a systemic, holistic and transpersonal approach

Connect with your inner self (taking care of your own ecosystem) means seeking to know yourself better, respect and listen to yourself, dialogue with your body, your emotions and heart, explore, welcome, accept and love all the parts of your being, to finally let your creativity emerge. Connect with yourself, to be able to connect to other beings with empathy, respect and authenticity and feel that everything is connected and interconnected.

Courses, workshops, circles, rituals, ceremonies and individual sessions in the presence of horses

Better understand the horse: ethology, learning theory, well-being and communication

Experiencing being part of the herd: connection, self-regulation and co-regulation.

PERSONAL SPACE, Ethical communication & mutual consent

Individual sessions or workshops to heal and connect with other living beings with respect, empathy and mutual consent

  • Teachings : quality of presence, self-awareness and anchoring: spending time following the rhythm of the horses, without expectations, living in the present moment, experiencing being part of the herd, anchored and our senses awake. Observe and listen to your body sensations, heart and emotions. Observing and becoming aware of the state our nervous system is in, being fully ourselves, authentic by welcoming all parts of ourselves, including our dark and vulnerable parts. 
  • Learning the non-verbal language of the body, the energy bubble and personal space: the bubble, bubbles… a non-verbal language. 
  • Learning the non-verbal language of breathing/cardiac coherence: self-regulation and co-regulation.
  • Learning to dialogue with body sensations and emotions: yoga of sensations/yoga of emotions
  • Re-parenting our inner child, exploring and bringing back together all parts of our-self to let our creativity emerge.

NEXT COURSES 2024 at Domaine Fournery Baraud

:: From Friday 06 to Sunday 08 September 2024
:: From Friday 06 to Sunday 08 September 2024

Horses listening to our inner child

Hosted by Sophie RATY

Accompanied by the horses of the herd, we will go to meet our Inner Child and the two manifestations of this part of our personality: our SUN child (or joyful and authentic child) and our SHADOW child (or wounded child). Together, we will learn to listen to them, to understand them better, to love them, to take care of them with kindness and empathy... to begin a process of “re-parenting” these parts of ourselves. Objectives of the course: find your inner child, take care of it, recognize, listen, love and reparent our inner child. Reconnecting with this fragile and vulnerable little being that we once were, providing support, reassurance, love and security. On the Program: Day 1: Discovering the inner child within me, it communicates with the body. Work on body perceptions and feelings. Day 2: Listening to the needs, wounds and emotions of our inner child: identify their needs, wounds and the masks put in place when their needs have not been respected, listen and better understand our emotions (yoga pleasant and unpleasant emotions) Day 3: Listening to my joyful and creative inner child, I listen to its song and I begin a process of reparenting: developing confidence and self-esteem, letting it flourish and express our sunny child while taking care of our injured child to gradually take back the reins of our lives and find meaning. Course led by the 11 horses from the Domaine Fournery-Baraud herd, their guardian, Sophie RATY Price: €450 including the animation, the exercises with the horses, the course documents gathered in a trainee's booklet of around thirty pages . Earlybird -20% rate for registration before Sunday 07/20/2024: €360 for 3 days Possibility of accommodation in a shared gîte: €55 per night. Shared meals (fridges and kitchen available) No knowledge of horses is required to participate. Our childhood wounds are the cause of many blockages in our adult lives. They generate behaviors that harm us (addictions, emotional dependence, eating disorders, relationship problems, self-confidence, difficulties finding one's way, etc.). Listening, understanding, soothing, loving and reparenting our inner child generates lasting changes at the emotional, behavioral and energetic levels in our adult lives. This course will allow you to find your inner child, to identify and replace your limiting beliefs, to make peace with your past, to take care of yourself, to strengthen love and self-esteem, to improve your relationships with your loved ones.

“I found this internship very complete, surprising, enriching and transformative. Sophie's gentleness, clear explanations and kindness were a real pleasure. I learned how to connect with my inner child and keep him close to me. I loved the connection with the horses but also all the preparation work to welcome the parts of oneself. Sophie and the horses helped me accept my emotions and transform them. I leave with a light heart, in harmony with the little child that I was and the joy of finding him at any time. Thanks thanks thanks! ❤”

“This course was a true discovery of my inner child: with horses, it is a teaching and support of the very powerful inner being. I learned to take care of my inner child by reassuring him and playing with him. I loved the connection with the horses, listening to them and respecting each other's bubbles. Everything was smooth and the internship timeline was really great. I leave with the awareness that listening to, caring for and asking advice from my inner child is a powerful tool.”

“I experienced wonderful moments during this internship which brought me a lot. Everything was light, harmonious and very clear. My rhythm and my emotions were perfectly respected. I was pleasantly surprised by this meeting with my inner child… lots of memories came back. I learned that I now need to listen to my inner child more often. I particularly loved the contact with the horses and the walk in the forest with them. I love being with Sophie and her horses in this magical place and I really wish it didn't end. I leave, hand in hand with my inner child who so wants to play and have fun. My heart is filled with joy and wonderful memories. Thank you ❤, thank you ❤, thank you ❤”

:: Sunday June 9, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
:: Sunday September 22 and Sunday October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Circle of Forgiveness in the middle of a herd of 11 Icelandic horses

by Marie Laurence Hercenberg psychologist, psychotherapist and facilitator of forgiveness circles, and Sophie Raty psychopractitioner in transpersonal therapy facilitated by the horse, and the 11 Icelandic horses from the Domaine Fournery – Baraud herd.

A shared meal in Spanish inn mode and exchanges between participants is planned from 2 p.m.

Price from €45, your donations will be used for the well-being of the horses and a portion will be donated to the Eye of Orion association, animal sanctuary

:: Sunday June 23, 2024 - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HORSES TO THE RHYTHMS OF THE SEASONS AND THE MEDICINE WHEEL: Celebration of the Summer Solstice with the 11 horses of the herd.

Workshops led by Sophie RATY, Michèle ROBERT and Régine GARIN

The south of the medicine wheel invites us to welcome and celebrate the rising energy of summer, to take care of all parts of ourselves and indulge in our complete energy. What we sowed in spring can now soak up the sun, grow and follow its creative impulse.
In the program :
meditation, relaxation, call to directions, shamanic drum journey to the heart of oneself, heart-to-heart connection with horses, workshop for making oily macerate & Om Chanting
*From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Self-connection workshop: taking care of all parts of yourself with the support and guidance of horses.
-We will take the time to settle into a space of trust and security to connect with ourselves and all parts of ourselves with gentleness and compassion (body awakening, meditation, breathing and relaxation exercises, self-regulation, listening to sensations bodily and emotions),
-Call for directions: connection to the south of the medicine wheel.
-Journey to the shamanic drum to the heart of oneself.
-Time for heart-to-heart sharing with horses and all living things: taking the time to feel the connection with all parts of yourself, the members of the human group and the herd.
*From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Shared meal (Spanish hostel)
*From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Workshop making oily macerate:
Oily flower macerates are natural preparations obtained by infusing flowers in vegetable oil. They are used in cosmetics for their moisturizing, nourishing and soothing properties for the skin. They can also be used in aromatherapy for their calming, relaxing or stimulating properties. Oily flower macerates are generally used pure or mixed with other natural ingredients to prepare creams, balms, lotions or massage oils. They are very appreciated for their nourishing power and their softness on the skin. To celebrate the summer solstice we will pick flowers of the sun and you will leave with your preparation.
*From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Om Chanting open to all (even to those who do not participate in Sophie & Michèle's workshop). In Hinduism, the sound “AUM” designates the original vibration, source of all beginnings of the universe and is therefore the most important mantra. Its practice is useful for connecting to universal consciousness.
Your Facilitators:
-Sophie RATY from Uniting with Oneself and the Living thanks to the wisdom of horses, psychopractitioner in transpersonal therapy facilitated by the horse,
-Michèle Robert from Plantes & Cnie, the living workshops,
-Régine Garin, Om Chanting facilitator
-the 11 healing horses from the Domaine Fournery – Baraud herd
Price: €55 + a donation of €5 min. for the facilitator of Om Chanting.
Possibility of only coming to Om Chanting: invite your friends and family to join us at 4 p.m.
Registration :
If you would like to register, contact Sophie on 06 11 76 97 18 or by email:
No knowledge of horses is necessary to participate in this day of celebration.
:: from Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2024


Hosted by Virginia Della Valentina (From Breath to Earth) accompanied by live music by Fabrice George

2 day course

Possibility of accommodation in a 3*** shared gîte with equipped kitchen: €55 per night.

Dancing alongside the horses to live music! Dance of the 5 Rhythms and exploration with the horses in freedom. On the program of this meeting, there will be a time to return to oneself with dance movement practices in the presence of the horses, times of meditation... But also a moment of meeting with the horses, to let oneself be guided by their beautiful sensitivity and presence.

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