Welcome To Balance, Calm & Fluidity Riding Course 2.0

You have found your way to the Balance, Calm & Fluidity Rider Course 2.0 Introduction.

Here we cover the most common questions about your course:

I’m looking forward to guiding you through the modules as we dive into the Balance, Calm & Fluidity Riding Course 2.0.

Over the next 8 weeks, you’ll master fluidity and develop relaxed balance and focus, enhance calm (even after a spook) and blend the motion of your body with the motion of the horse’s body.

I love seeing the leaps in knowledge and learning that reveal your abilities and create a deepening connection with your horse.

Learn It In Your Body, SHARE It With Your Horse, Improve TOGETHER (happily)

Let’s get started!

Meet Your Teacher

Heather Beachum
Feldenkrais? Teacher

Hello,

I’m delighted you're here, and as we move forward together I look forward to hearing more about you and your horse and riding.

Let me begin the introductions with a bit about who I am, and how it is that we can meet here to progress in our riding with enjoyment.

I’m Heather Beachum together with my warmblood and two P.R.E. youngsters\,

I’ve been supporting women riders online since 2014, one of the first handful to reach out to women riders in this way…

 ‘So, you want to teach how to ride a horse with balance, calm and fluidity online with no horse?’ Yup.’

Everybody thought I was nuts.

But I never doubted this idea because having returned to riding as an adult, only to get a rude awakening about how tense and crooked I had become, I was able to help myself at home with no horse using my skills as Feldenkrais?  teacher (4 years of training to be a movement specialist).

I’m also always a student.  Learning from masters, taking in everything I can about riding and horsemanship.

While I’ll never know everything, I contribute to a woman rider's passion for riding through my online courses where riders improve their body awareness, coordination, balance, and suppleness…

The result being they can move their bodies with an effective ease they never imagined, and know how to apply this to riding skills such as balancing over and following the dynamic movement of the horse so they develop a ‘feel’ for their horse in a way that feels great to their horse.

The added bonus…as their abilities grow, their confidence grows too:)

So here we are…

Let’s get started!

Steps, Syllabus & Schedule

Here’s what to do now:

  • Save your login email so you always have your login information handy.

  • Review all the materials in this Introduction section, it will just take a couple of minutes and get you set up for success!

  • Go through your Bonus: Rider Success Roadmap

Join the private Facebook group here Balance, Calm & Fluidity | Riding For Women | Facebook

Course & Class Details:

–Below are the course material release dates. 

And

–The live class dates and time.

No worries if you can’t be there live, the recording of the class will be loaded into the Membership Site 24-48 hours after the class.

Also, you’ll find a timestamp of class video for easy reference, the 6 short sessions to do during the week, and 1 pdf with week’s summary and space to journal.

But I sure hope you can attend in person.  

I’d love to see you there and have you enjoy the fun and camaraderie of the live classes!


Please note any Daylight savings changes that may occur during the course so you can adjust accordingly. 

–Where:

We gather on Zoom.

The morning of each class you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link for that class.

If you’re new to Zoom, no worries, just click the link in your email, and Zoom will download for free onto your device.

2024 Dates

Material

Immediate

Balance, Calm & Fluidity Riding Course 2.0 Introduction

May 2, 11:00am EST

M1: 3 Steps: How To Turn Tension Into Flow

May 9, 11:00am EST

M2: Discover The ‘Balance & Flow’ Sweet Spot 

May 16, 11:00am EST

M3: Your Source Of Calm: Find & Connect (even after a spook)

May 23, 11:00am EST

M4: Weave Balance, Calm & Fluidity Into Every Ride: Here’s How

May 24-June 5

Catch-up break

June 6, 11:00am EST

M5: Sit Bones | Find & Float Them With A Balancing Ease

June 13, 11:00am EST

M6: Heels Down: The How That Makes Or Breaks Your Flow

June 20, 11:00am EST

M7: Follow Your Horse In All The Gaits

June 27, 11:00am EST

M8: Open, Aware and Ready To Flow

June 28-July 10

Break

To be announced

Bonus 1: 3 Steps to Ride In The Moment With Your Horse 

Step 1: Get In Time With Your Horse

To be announced

Bonus 1: 3 Steps to Ride In The Moment With Your Horse 

Step 2: Feel & Follow Your Horse’s Movement

To be announced

Bonus 1: 3 Steps to Ride In The Moment With Your Horse 

Step 3: Wonderful Weight Aids To Influence Your Horse

June 28

Bonus 2: Quiet Hands Course 2.0

July 11, 11am EST

Bonus 3: Balance, Calm & Fluidity Q&A  Call 1

July 25, 11:00am EST

Bonus 3: Balance, Calm & Fluidity Q&A Call 2

August 8, 11:00am EST

Bonus 3: Balance, Calm & Fluidity Q&A Call 3

August 22, 11:00 EST

Bonus 3: Balance, Calm & Fluidity Q&A Call 4

Immediate

Bonus 4: Rider Success Roadmap

Immediate

Bonus 5: Facebook Group, Join here Balance, Calm & Fluidity | Riding For Women | Facebook

If you have any questions or need any help contact us at hello@ridingforwomen.com, and we’ll get right with you:)

How to set yourself up for SUCCESS

This is how to set yourself up for SUCCESS in this course:

1. Do the sessions.

Seriously, you can NOT get results if you do NOT actually do the sessions. We want you to get results in this course, and we know you will get results…IF you do the sessions.

But, sometimes life gets in the way of doing the session, and we want you to acknowledge these so you can develop a plan to deal with them when they happen.


The top 7 reasons people don’t succeed in an online course:

 1. They sign up for the course and don’t do any of it. 

Unfortunately just buying the course doesn’t cut it. You have to do the sessions. You have to make some changes. You have to stretch yourself. That is what you are here for. Remind yourself of that when you come up against the “I’m scared” gremlin. Commit fully to doing the course and seeing it through.

2. They get started with gusto and then 1 or 2 weeks into the course you get distracted by the next sparkly thing (a leaf blowing!) and lose momentum. You cannot achieve your goals if you do not follow through with consistency.

3. Know it all.  If you come into the course or Facebook Group thinking you’ve been there, done that, you are not going to be open to learning the very things you need to learn most. Leave your ego at the door, open your mind to thinking about things differently, and learn to experiment with joy and curiosity. Even if something is new, weird, or contradicts what you thought you knew, you are here to learn and create a new ride for yourself, right? So just TRY IT!

4. They become injured or sick. There are circumstances that can occur that are simply outside the realm of anyone’s control. However, all of the sessions in this course can be done in your imagination with equal the effect of doing them in real time, so your learning continues.  So keep working through the course, engage in the Facebook group, come to the live Q&A, do what you CAN do.

5. The rider falls behind, gets overwhelmed, and shame themselves for not following through, and then they AVOID it altogether (hiding from the course and the Facebook Group because it reminds them of all they haven’t done). Do NOT do this. If you fall behind, it doesn’t matter. If you cannot keep up, it is OKAY. Do not hide. WE are not going to shame you. But we do want you to show up, stay engaged, and get our support.

6. They don’t ask questions or post videos for feedback. You might think your questions are too stupid, too basic, or perhaps your biggest problem doesn’t have to do with the your movement patterns at all so you think you can’t ask it. STOP RIGHT THERE. You can ask us ANYTHING. If it is a question you have, you need the answer AND others may be wondering the same thing - so ask it. If it is a problem that is holding you back from making progress - you need to ask it. We will never shame you for asking too basic of a question. In fact, those are often the most important questions.

Course & Class Details:

–Below are the course material release dates. 

And

–The live class dates and time.

No worries if you can’t be there live, the recording of the class will be loaded into the Membership Site 24-48 hours after the class.

Also, you’ll find a timestamp of class video for easy reference, the 6 short sessions to do during the week, and 1 pdf with week’s summary and space to journal.

But I sure hope you can attend in person.  

I’d love to see you there and have you enjoy the fun and camaraderie of the live classes!

How To Get the Most From Your Movement Lessons

Discover What You Are Truly Capable Of
Discover What You Are Truly Capable Of
Discover What You Are Truly Capable Of
Discover What You Are Truly Capable Of
Discover What You Are Truly Capable Of

Riding For Women, LLC Prioritizes You and Your Privacy.

Yet, riding is a high risk sport.  By enrolling in the Balance, Calm & Fluidity Riding Course 2.0:

You accept the limits of liability resulting from inherent risks of equine activities. You are regarded as a participant and limited by the Equine Inherent Risk Law VA Code Ann. 5 3.1­796.130 (1994).

And,

You Consent to Riding A Horse That Is Ready And Able To Be Ridden.  

This includes  appropriate feed and care, receives regular and appropriate farrier work, a saddle that fits both horse and rider, works in appropriate footing, access to vet care (and bodywork as needed), lives in a relatively low-stress living situation, and you strive to create a safe space - physically and psychologically, fo your horse, including a calm demeanor on your part.

And,

Your Consent to Participate in the Balance, Calm & Fluidity Riding Course 2.0 indicates that you have read and agree to Riding For Women, LLC’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FELDENKRAIS Disclaimer

‘The Feldenkrais Method® seeks to gently reeducate those who may have forgotten how to move comfortably by subtly retraining the nervous system. This approach is fundamentally different from medical care: In the Feldenkrais Method® the student collaborates with his teacher to relearn comfortable ways of moving, whereas in the medical approach the emphasis is on repairing a structural defect.’  

~ Turner Osler, MD, FACS, MSc,

Research Professor,

Department of Surgery,

University of Vermont

FELDENKRAIS Disclaimer

The Feldenkrais Method® is for everyone. 

Yet, it is up to the individual to assess whether he or she is ready for the chosen class.

The practice of movement education asks you, the participant, to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations.

You can find out ‘How to approach your Feldenkrais lessons,’ with an effortless quality here.

Nothing about the Feldenkrais Method® is intended to substitute for medical advice or care.

Consult your physician before beginning any new physical activity. You can refer your physician to Feldenkrais.com for more information.

If you suffer from specific injuries or disease or if you are pregnant follow all recommended practices only.

Heather Beachum is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, and assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while engaging in Feldenkrais lessons.

Riding For Women, LLC assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while engaging in Feldenkrais lessons.

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