August Yoga and Horseback Riding with Marc Holzman

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 6
    days riding
  • 2-5
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 10
    Guests per group

August Yoga and Horseback Riding with Marc Holzman

Ride Overview

We are excited to be offering a week of combined yoga and riding at the Bitterroot Ranch, with the yoga sessions led by Marc Holzman. The physical alignment one strives to achieve when riding horses is the same as the alignment one practices in yoga, so the two work together in beautiful harmony. Whether you are more familiar with horseback riding or with yoga, you will be challenged by and find joy in the week’s activities.

Each day will combine yoga sessions as well as exhilarating rides in the vast Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. There is also the option of a couple riding lessons if you would like to focus on improving your riding during the week. Marc’s yoga practices weave together the movement of a Hatha class with rich philosophy.

Accommodations

Guests stay in comfortable log cabins on either side of the river which are situated for privacy and to afford magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

Meals & Drink

Meals are taken in the main lodge and particular attention is paid to the cuisine and wines served.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    There are over 120 riding horses on the ranch, consisting mainly of Arabians and Quarter Horse crosses (14-16hh). The Arabian horses are raised and trained exclusively for the use of the guests, who often like to visit the mares and foals. The ranch also has some excellent Welsh ponies for children. The horses are trained western and are used to being neck reined; they do not go on contact. All guests are asked to post the trot and to stay in two point or galloping position for the canters and when climbing hills. This is important to us as it keeps the horses from getting sore backs. Those who do not comfortably adapt to riding in this manner will be kept on slower rides.
  • Equipment Required:
    Helmets are required, there are some available to borrow.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Quarter horses, Arabians, draft crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    Western and Endurance
  • Weight limit:
    The ranch has a limited number of horses for riders over 180 lbs.

Instruction & Training included

  • Instruction and Training:
    As a pioneer for deep change, Marc Holzman has dedicated most of his own life to unraveling this great mystery. An avid Truth-seeker and playful risk-taker, Marc is passionate about refining the art of living and empowering his students to do the same. Marc is a certified Ayurveda practitioner with over 18 years’ experience teaching Hatha Yoga and Meditation. He currently lives in both L.A. and Paris for greater access to the workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats he teaches across the globe. He can also be found across the ethers via his many classes streamed on YogaGlo, and his signature Ayurveda health coaching program, Evolutionary Habits, has been accelerating the wellness path of students since 2012. Ten years ago, Marc founded Guerilla Yogi, a donation-based community class, to encourage students of all economic circumstances to experience the joy of yoga. Guerilla Yogi continues to thrive in Paris where it has gained tremendous momentum Marc teaches a comprehensive practice that integrates proper anatomical alignment with a steady, rhythmic flow where the bio-mechanics of hatha yoga meets the artistry of movement. Each class is themed with an aspect of Yoga Philosophy to ground the physical practice into a deeper, more profound context. We conclude with pranayama and meditation making this a beautifully balanced experience that nurtures body, mind, and spirit.

Activities for Non - Riders

There are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can take advantage of this unique location to fly fish, hike and visit with the ranch animals. With a rental car the town of Dubois is about 40 minutes away.

Meeting Point

At the ranch. We can provide details for services for transportation from the Jackson Hole airport or the Riverton airport.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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1.800.545.0019