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Join Me in Hawaii In February 2010 at a Tellington TTouch Training In Hawaii: Here’s Why

Every year in February, Tellington TTouch offers a TTouch for You and Your Horse training in Kona, Hawaii, the home of Linda Tellington-Jones.  This is a great opportunity for the horse lovers of Hawaii, for whom the daunting prospect of traveling to the mainland to attend a training poses many obstacles. However, attending this training poses an equal number of obstacles for those who live in the continental United States but who would like to attend.  It’s worth it!

Every TTouch training is different, owing to many factors: instructors’ personalities and teaching methods differ; varying locations and amenities offer challenges and benefits; and the folks who attend as well as their animals direct the tone and feeling of each training.  The Hawaii training is unique in that there are constants: the beautiful sunny weather, the outdoor facility, the instructor (Linda herself), and the extracurricular activities, and, most importantly, the omnipresent sense of Aloha that suffuses the week’s proceedings with an extra dose of positivity.

Aloha is not merely a hokey greeting reminiscent of Tiki culture ¹. As used by Hawaiians, the term aloha refers to the qualities of affection, love, peace, and compassion.  Someone can be said to have or show aloha in the way they treat others; whether family, friend, neighbor, or stranger.  In its daily expression, aloha is remarkably similar to Linda’s TTouch gift, Remember Your Perfection.  Thus the opportunity to study TTouch in an environment where its message of mutual respect and compassion is not only unconditionally supported but also practiced deliberately is both fitting and a gift in itself.

2007’s TTouch For You and Your Horse training was a life-altering event for me. I learned more in this training than at any other, perhaps because the pervasive sense of acceptance on the Big Island allowed a greater opening to new concepts and skills.

For Kama’aina², who may not have had the chance to attend a training on the mainland, there is a 20% discount off the training tuition, with the added benefit of lodging discounts provided by most area hotels. Big Island residents can travel from home.  Island residents, like others who live in isolated areas, lack exposure to the styles of horsemanship and attitudes of riders and trainers elsewhere.  This training provides a great “coffee shop” atmosphere to exchange thoughts and concerns from many points of view.

Those wishing to travel from the mainland may be deterred by the cost of airfare and lodging.  A little digging and a few visits to discount travel websites reveals a variety of affordable airfare options.  Add to those the benefit of earlybird registration and traveling to Hawaii for a Tellington TTouch training is not as financially irresponsible as you may have thought. I chose to look upon this trip as a combined vacation and learning experience.  Several of those in attendance had brought their families along to play during the day, transforming the week into a family vacation.

Every day for a week I met at Linda’s home with more than a dozen other people interested in learning what TTouch means.  We talked and practiced and learned in the mornings, and then went to nearby Horseplay Ranch in Honka’a to practice most afternoons.  The horses we met were a fascinating bunch of specimens, raging from high performance dressage and reining horses to chunky grumpy lesson ponies.  The range of personalities as well as behavioral and physical issues they presented allowed us to apply what we learned in the morning under the watchful eye and helpful hands of Linda and several experienced TTouch instructors.

Since this training incorporates TTouch for You, we worked in the mornings at Linda’s lovely Keauhou home on the application of TTouch for humans. Theory and history of TTouch is never a dry proposition when Linda is teaching it.  Her stories of the old days and her travels and the animals and people she has met make for entertaining learning.  Practicing on one another (sometimes at poolside), we enjoyed the opportunity to make friends with people we otherwise would never have met, while learning skills to ease common physical problems shared by many.  I left each day feeling as refreshed as if I had been to a spa, invigorated by contact with new people, and loaded with new skills.  In fact, some of those folks I met have become friends.  We look forward to meeting when traveling, and coordinate our attendance at trainings worldwide.

At night, those who wished saw the sights and enjoyed Kona nightlife.  This year, I am thrilled to invite you to dinner and dancing at Bongo Ben’s for authentic ukulele and string music, and to Huggo’s “On the Rocks” for some bare-feet-in-the-sand cocktails. Some folks went to dinner, or dancing, or night diving and snorkeling, visiting the famous Keauhou Manta Rays. This is a magical scene with snorkelers holding hands in a reverent circle on the surface of the dark ocean.  A bright underwater light attracts a curious and balletic Manta Ray, who glides silently beneath them, sometimes swimming up to greet them.

It would be a shame to come all this way and spend all your time in a training, no matter how wonderful it is. Since the Big Island of Hawaii has such a diverse array of microclimates and terrain, Linda arranges day trips and evening outings during the training for more than a taste of what this paradise has to offer.

In 2007, we took a trip to Na’alapa Stables in Kohala to ride across the shimmering silver green grass of the windy hills of North Hawaii.  Even novice riders had a great time walking through the cool mists as a welcome antidote to the bright sun of Kona.

The group also went to an amazing dinner show under the moon and stars at the seaside. Kamaiha‘o: Wondrous Myths of Hawaii’s beautiful local dancers and singers acted out the ancient creation myths of the isles of Hawaii while we dined on traditional Hawaiian food.

Aloha isn’t the exclusive province of humans. All of the earth’s creatures share its spirit, as we experienced on the trip we took out of Honokohau Harbor on Uhane Nui O’Nai’a (Great Spirit of the Dolphin) with Sunlight on Water’s captain Michael (“China”) Yee and his wife Melainah.  This daylong dolphin and whale watching boat ride and swimming experience commences with a stunning old-fashioned Hawaiian ceremony in the harbor.  Completely devoid of the ubiquitous tourist hokum, China’s touching words invoke the Great Spirit of the Dolphin to protect us on our visit to the ocean.  The trip out of the harbor also took us into close contact with whales passing by the island, including some babies with their mothers.  For this alone the trip was perfect.  Later, as we eased ourselves into warm, crystal clear water, and were surrounded by singing, leaping dolphins, the day took on mystical overtones.

The unique structure of the Hawaiian TTouch for You and Your Horse is a wonderful learning journey for folks whose daily lifestyles include horses, as well as for those who admire them but have never interacted with them. Afternoon time at Horseplay Ranch provides the opportunity for as much or as little horse contact as novices would like.  I notice, however, that “newbies” end up TTouching and leading horses through the Playground for Higher Learning with the same enthusiasm as the old hands.

TTouch founder and president Linda Tellington-Jones says, “For those who have never been around horses before and are simply ‘called’ by the spirit of the horse, or if you’ve been riding for years and want new ways of connecting and communicating with your equine friend, the Hawiian workshop will lead you to new levels of connecting with horses. almost unimaginable. The magic of TTouch, an effective language without words, and the journaling we do as a group are absolutely remarkable tools in connecting with horses in an entirely new way. When we journal with the horse, we ask the horse what it is they would like to tell us — how we can experience a deeper connection with them. We also explore the gifts that horses bring to our lives — those gifts that we don’t normally listen to and recognize.

In the riding session participants close their eyes (they’re supported by helpers) while sitting on the horse bareback and walking through the Playground for Higher Learning. This gives them an opportunity to experience a new physical, mental and emotional sense of balance. The result is a very deep connection with the spirit of the horse in a way that most people have never experienced.

Considering the current state on our planet, TTouch can be invaluable for you and your horse.  In two or three minutes of self-applied TTouch Heart Hugs, Mouth and Ear TTouches, you can experience relief and release those feelings of uncertainty, trauma or stress and make your lives healthier, more productive, and happier.  You will discover that the same TTouches that you will learn for yourself and your family or clients are just as valuable for your horses.

¹ Tiki culture refers to a 20th-century theme used inPolynesian-style restaurants and clubs originally in the United States and then, to a lesser degree, around the world. Although inspired in part by Tiki carvings and mythology, the connection is loose and stylistic (Wikipedia).

² Kama’aina refers to those who live full-time in Hawaii.

This article originally appeared in Keeping in TTouch, the Tellington TTouch enewsletter.

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Report from the Tellington TTouch CELLebration in Santa Fe, NM

Report from the Tellington TTouch CELLebration in Santa Fe, NM

Rachel Allen, TTouch P1, and Linda Tellington-Jones at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM


Heart Coherence is a term describing a state of being when all bodily systems are synchronized at a high performance state. When a group comes together sharing a common intention, each individual is like a tuning fork resonating to the vibration of others nearby.
At the 2009 CELLebration conference in Santa Fe, NM, 77 TTouch inspired human beings experienced profound heart coherence from the moment we gathered together. Linda Tellington-Jones, the founder of the Tellington TTouch Method and TEAM, led us to a place of higher awareness and connection through her presence, her compassion and her infinite wisdom.

The church bells of the neighboring Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi serenaded our conference with regular chimes, a melody that has been heard in downtown Santa Fe continuously since 1887. From the deck outside our conference room a statue of the Saint could be seen gracing the church entrance. In the type of synchronicity that seems commonplace with TTouch, St Francis of Assisi is historically known as the patron saint of animals. I believe we all felt his presence as our conference delved deeply into the realm of compassion for and communication with animals. Read more…

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An Invitation to the Tellington TTouch CELLebration in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

 

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CELLebration in Santa Fe Promises Fun, Education, Inspiration!

I’m delighted that we have created this year’s CELLebration so that it’s beneficial for everyone, even those who perhaps have never attended a TTouch Training! This CELLebration will be abundant with information, demonstrations, and inspiration that will take us all to another level of knowledge, encouragement and exhilaration. Don’t hesitate to come if you haven’t been to a training — this will help inspire you! I hope all of you will join us at the CELLebration — in person or in spirit!

The gathering, November 5-8, 2009, has been relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the La Fonda Hotel. Just step outside the hotel’s front door and you’re on the Plaza right in the heart of Santa Fe.

Our conference is held in association with Wisdom University’s Institute for Interspecies Connections for which I am the Chair; this CELLebration is part of their curriculum – you can sign up for credit or audit at Wisdom University’s Registration page. Anyone interested in pursuing a Masters or PhD degree from Wisdom University should visit the Wisdom University website for details.

La FondaWhat’s On the Agenda?

• The ways TTouch has evolved and the new TTouch techniques that have developed since our last CELLebration gathering

• In council, sharing the gifts of life lessons we have learned from our animals

• The latest research on the effects of hormones on undesirable behavior in dogs by Dr. Daniela Zurr with suggestions for future TTouch research

• Learning to evaluate a horse’s personality. Learn to see with new eyes even if you’re not a horse expert. You can bring your own digital photos for me to read.

• TTouch for You: Self-help for you and your family, including the new Empowerment Feedback Scale that reflects the ideal pressure and tempo of each TTouch

• Use of the TTouch Feedback Scale for working with cats and dogs to deepen our observation skills (you’ll have a chance to practice working and observing in groups)

• Profound Interspecies connections around the world

• TTouch for small animals

• Dog issues: Aggression, fear of loud noises, and separation anxiety, including role-playing experiences

Animal-Assisted Intervention Education: Tanya Welsch, education director of MNLinc (Minnesota Individuals Linking Nature and Critters) will offer a series of seminar/workshops and counsel sharings on MNLinc’s work with AAI Animal-Assisted Intervention Education. Tanya wrote: “Many of the youth with whom I work range from school groups who have emotional or behavioral issues to individuals who relate to the world with tremendous anxiety and isolation.  However, there is a level of curiosity and motivation when they have the opportunity to work with horses, dogs, sheep, cats and chickens and when they can practice a healthy, reciprocal relationship with these animals through the Tellington-Touch. TTouch continues to be a portal through which I can reach those youth who distrust adults, have difficulty communicating with others, and who cannot articulate why they feel or behave the way they do.  These youth see themselves as different and that they could never possibly accomplish the same tasks as their peers — and TTouch changes all these paradigms, beliefs and assumptions.  Students learn the basic circles, lifts and slides and are engaged at a level in their brains because they see the immediate effects of their efforts and care on the animals with whom they work.”

La FondaThis will be of interest to many of our practitioners because, unlike Equine Assisted Therapy, you don’t have to be a licensed therapist in order to teach Animal-Assisted Intervention. Tina Hutton and Jaynellen Kovacevich, with years of experience with TTouch for youth, will be present to share their work with youth; Jaynellen with 30 years experience teaching TTouch in the California school system and Charter Schools, as well as creating and leading a bi-weekly youth program with TTouch in the Oakland Zoo petting pasture, and Tina presenting her new program of Lessons for Life for Equestrian Youth.

• Using the Heart Math EmWave to calm yourself and the owner of the cat or dog being TTouched

• Robin Bernhard and Sandy Rakowitz will be reporting on the Heart Hugs Study results and the Pilot Study of TTouch Self-Help for Brain Injuries

• Details of the TTouch for You Certification Program and CEU’s

• The Dolphin Journey — A Guided Meditation to Find A Supportive Message From An Animal You Have Known

• Modern technology to help you as a rider — the EmWave and Equi/Tempo

• PR Tips for Building a Companion Animal Practice

• Curriculum of TTouch for You and Your Dog, and TTouch for You and Your Cat

• A council discussion of the gifts and ways to volunteer in animal shelters, spearheaded by TTouch Practitioner Marnie Reeder, who has been working with TTouch in animal shelter and Greyhound rescue work for 20 years. We have many practitioners now who are working in shelters and many who have asked how to get started. Sharing these successes can help many more animals in the future.

• The mystery and magic of TTouch. A slide presentation of unusual animals I’ve had the privilege to work on and a discussion of “what is really going on with the remarkable trust that can happen with just a few minutes of TTouch”. How a bear, coyote, a python and others — impacted me personally and how it can affect all of us when we recognize the miraculous communication “Beyond Words.” What does this special communication mean for all of us? What more do we need to be aware of to increase the connection and deepen our understanding and influence with TTouch for all species?

• How does “intention” fit into TTouch? We will consider the role of “intention” while applying TTouch, both physically and from a distance, based on an understanding of quantum physics and studies of distance healing. Prepare yourself by reading Lynne McTaggart’s “Intention Experiment.” I’ll be sharing the results of the March 2009 EEG Mind Mirror study of my brain waves by Anna Wise while I was TTouching Sandy Rakowitz, as well as when I was visualizing TTouching the shoulder of the giraffe, Tiki, at the Oakland Zoo.

• How an understanding of quantum thinking, of changing ourselves with mindfulness, appreciation and choosing to “see the cup as half full,” affects our personal lives and how it can make a difference to the world.

The Schedule

(Be sure to arrive Wednesday so you don’t miss the morning sess
ion on Thursday!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

9:00 am to 5:20 pm workshops & seminars

12:00 to 1:20 pm: Buffet Lunch with some tables designated with specified themes for discussion

6:20 pm to 8:00 pm Gathering & Auction for Animal Ambassador Fund-Raiser for CLAW (our group of South African orphans. Contact Kirsten if you would like to donate items for the auction. They are tax deductible. )

Friday, November 6, 2009

9:00 am to 5:20 pm workshops & seminars

12:00 to 1:20 pm: Buffet Lunch: with some tables with specified themes for discussion

6:30 pm to 10 pm: Banquet and Special Presentations

Saturday, November 7, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm workshops & seminars

12:00 to 1:20 pm: Buffet Lunch with some tables designated with specified themes for discussion

6:30 pm Optional dinner with Linda and the CELLebration team and Presenters at a fun, reasonably priced restaurant in Santa Fe.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

9:00 am to 5:00 pm workshops & seminars

12:00 noon to 1:20 pm Buffet Lunch with some tables designated with specified themes for discussion

Dinner: An invitation for anyone staying over to get together for dinner with Linda. Inform Kirsten if you want to join us. Restaurant to be decided.

Note: Wednesday, November 4 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the hospitality suite: Wisdom University students will meet with Linda Tellington-Jones.

What About the Advanced Training? The CELLebration Counts!

We chose to not offer the pre-conference Advanced Training as we did the last time, to make the experience affordable to more by shortening it, and because not all our instructors can be with us this year. Robyn will be teaching in Australia and Debby will be teaching in Japan. However, with the help of the new world of technology, we are hoping to bring them into our conference via webinar.

Here’s even more good news — this CELLebration will count as an advanced training because of our inspiring and informative program with wonderful offerings and education from a marvelous lineup of presenters.

Who’s Attending?

This year, in addition to our practitioners, we’re inviting all of you who have found TTouch to be beneficial for you and/or your animals. We welcome all whose lives have been influenced and embraced by TTouch.

We have four days of fascinating and informative seminars and workshops scheduled that address the magic and science of TTouch. Subjects are focused on the full range of companion animals, horses and people.

Even if You Can’t Join Us . . .

Our intent is to honor the gifts our animals bring to our lives. We’re asking for stories of life lessons learned from your animals (approximately 200 words) that we will share in council circle and online. This way all of you around the world who cannot be with us in the physical, can join us in spirit with a story and a photo of your dog, cat, horse, or any other special animal. We plan to bring the spirit of our animals into the conference by presenting your photos on a large screen along with a “spirit altar” displaying photos of your animals so they are with us in spirit. You may send a digital image if you prefer to kirsten@ttouch.com and we will project them on a large screen as we did at the CELLebration in 2006, and also print them out for presentation on the altar.

La FondaWhere is the venue?

We sent out a survey asking what people wanted from our gathering. Inspiration, information and a peaceful, healing place to come were the top hits. This four-day TTouch CELLebration experience fits the bill at all levels.

La Fonda is gracious, charming and truly reflects the history and multi-culture of Santa Fe. We have worked some magic and instead of the usual $200+ rate for a room, we are able to stay at this magnificent spot for only $99 a night for two with a $15.00 charge if you want a hide-a-bed! Reservations will be made individually and must be received by the cut-off date of Monday, October 5, 2009. Please ensure that those requiring guest accommodations identify themselves as part of our organization: TTouch CELLebration or Linda Tellington-Jones.

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the La Fonda Hotel. Call the reservations department: US 1-800-523-5002, extension 1; Int’l 1-505-954-3500 or 1-505-982-5511. Reservation hours are (Mountain Time): Monday – Friday 7am-8pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 9am-5pm. For faxed reservations, the number is: (505) 954-3599. To make reservations online: visit La Fonda Hotel’s reservation page. Be sure to mention the TTouch CELLebration or Linda Tellington-Jones to get the special rate.

For a roommate or car-share or with any other questions, you can email Kirsten Henry at kirsten@ttouch.com or call her at 800-854-8326. Be sure to check out this exciting southwestern hotel – visit La Fonda online.

Sign-up online now or download a registration form!

How Do I Get There?

The Sandia Shuttle runs from the Albuquerque Airport to Santa Fe and will drop you right at the La Fonda Hotel. Round trip fare, as of this writing, is $45 – but you don’t have to rent a car, and it takes you right to the hotel!

While in Santa Fe . . .

To fully appreciate the cultural and geographical beauties of Santa Fe, you may want to arrive a day early and leave a day or two later. Visit the Bandelier National Park, Puye Cliff Dwellings and Tent Rocks websites to get a sense of the phenomenal beauty awaiting you. You may want to consider car-sharing to experience the spectacular countryside less than an hour’s drive from the hotel. And of course, visiting Santa Fe is such a treasure — just experiencing this unique culture is not to be missed.

La FondaMake Your Reservation Now!

This is just the start. There is much more to come and we’ll keep you informed. But be sure to call the La Fonda as soon as possible to get the special room rates. View pricing and sign up for the CELLebration on the TTouch website.   Put your name on a list if you would like roommates or car shares for a pre- or post-conference exploration of the Santa Fe area.

Sign-up online now or download a registration form!

If you have questions you can email Kirsten Henry at

kirsten@ttouch.com or call her at 800-854-8326.

Hope to see you in Santa Fe!

I’m truly honored to be among all of you for this very special event — a time for sharing education, wisdom, heart, and spirit. What a blessing to have animals bring us together. With your help, we are, indeed, changing the world One TTouch At a Time.

Aloha and Blessings,

Linda Tellington-Jones

 






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Join Edie Jane Eaton in Georgia

Join Edie Jane Eaton in Georgia

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A TTEAM training is unlike any other clinic you have ever attended!

As you learn the Tellington TTouch Method for horses (TTEAM) a special camaraderie blossoms among the participants, with each student supporting and helping the others. By sharing experiences and knowledge, participants create a “circle of learning” that encourages discovery and understanding. TTouch Instructor Edie Jane Eaton facilitates your learning. No question is too silly. No concern is too insignificant. With Edie Jane’s leadership and inspiration, a synergy develops.

You can make a difference by working with horses with open hearts and coming from a place of understanding and compassion.

Edie Jane Eaton

Edie Jane Eaton

Over 30 years of working successfully on thousands of horses around the world demonstrates that the Tellington Method helps horses physically, mentally and emotionally. Now there is mounting scientific evidence explaining how and why this seemingly simple approach creates such profound changes in the horses and their handlers. During the week of October 9-14, you will learn and apply the Tellington Method to the horses. This is a hands-on and highly participatory program. With Edie Jane, the participants will observe and evaluate the horses at the beginning of the clinic, learn about the three components of the Tellington Method (TTouch, The Playground for Higher Learning, and The Joy of Riding), then design and implement a “solution” plan to suit the individual needs of the horses.

Edie Jane assists a participant in learning an alternative way of leading a horse.

Edie Jane assists a participant in learning an alternative way of leading a horse.

Read what previous participants said about their TTEAM clinic with horses at Pullen’s Arabians with TTouch Instructor Edie Jane Eaton and Organizer and assistant to Instructor Cindy Pullen, Guild Certified TTEAM Practitioner.

“The experience was great. Edie Jane was an amazing teacher, she balanced everyone so perfectly. Cindy (the organizer) is an amazing person to not only have been hosting the clinic but to teach as well. The facility was set up just right for the training that we did. The environment was calm, cool, and collected! The two of you together juggled teaching all of us so well. I just want to say thank you to you both, the experience was something I will never forget and I can’t wait to do it again!” — Kathleen

“My experience at the Tellington Touch clinic at Pullen’s Arabians was remarkable. I came away with many new tools to use with horses. I love the higher level of learning that Tellington Touch offers. Tellington Touch is not only a method of dealing with animals, it is a way of “being” with all things in this world.” — Trudie

Using the Homing Pigeon leading exercise gives participants more alternatives for learning.

Using the Homing Pigeon leading exercise gives participants more alternatives for learning.

“I just wanted to tell you how far I have come with Goldie since the clinic in October. I feel like the bond between us has grown by leaps and bounds, and I hope will continue to grow. I am SO happy and grateful to Edie Jane and Cindy.” — Kathy

“Edie Jane is an exceptional teacher. Her speaking ability and the way she breaks things down (“chunking” the TTEAM way) and her in hand demonstrations made everything so clear. She also did something most clinicians do not do. She made it a point to include everyone in the conversations and hands on work. Even, the auditors got the benefits of actually physically doing the TTouches and “people driving” , etc. They didn’t feel “left out” at all. That is a big plus for us tactile learners. The facilities were perfect for the clinic. I felt that “Joe” had a very safe and comfortable place to stay for his visit. We had a wonderful time at the clinic and learned so much. And, God willing, will be back next year.”

—   Sheila

“The recent training was fabulous! Edie Jane’s knowledge and teaching style made me realize that I really could do this to help horses! Cindy’s hospitality made everyone feel very welcome and comfortable. The fact that we had beautiful Arabians to work with just made it that much more enjoyable! I plan to come back next year.” — Jan

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Contact Edie Jane 819-459-2110  or Cindy 678-773-6826 to reserve your place today!

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tober 9-11
or October 9-14
at Pullen’s Arabians
Lakeland, Georgia
Price for three days: $375.
Early bird price is $350
if paid in full prior to August 15.
Price for six days: $700.
Early bird price is $650
if paid in full prior to August 15.
Contact:
Edie Jane Eaton
or 819-459-2110
or Cindy Pullen – Pultober 9-11
or October 9-14
at Pullen’s Arabians
Lakeland, Georgia
Price for three days: $375.
Early bird price is $350
if paid in full prior to August 15.
Price for six days: $700.
Early bird price is $650
if paid in full prior to August 15.
Contact:
Edie Jane Eaton
or 819-459-2110
or Cindy Pullen – Pul

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Start Packing! Learn TTouch and Tellington TTouch Training in Paradise!

Start Packing! Learn TTouch and Tellington TTouch Training in Paradise!

It’s never too early to start planning a family vacation in paradise. Sure, it’s warm a bright now, but those winter doldrums are sure to come. Why not plan a way to escape them for a week? Bring your family along!

In 2007 I made last-minute plans to join my friend Caroline in Hawaii for a combined TTouch for You and Tellington Training Method week in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and I never looked back. I’ve written about the training in Hawaii before, but it bears repeating: you’ll have a great time, meet interesting new people, and learn some new skills that may change forever how you view your relationship with your horses.

I seem to have misplaced the huge CD of pictures from that 2007 training during my move, but here are one or two I managed to find on my computer.

Swimming with dolphins!

Swimming with dolphins!

After nearly a week of working outdoors in the hot sun, we all cleaned up and saw a dinner show with a luau. Everyone was smitten with the young man in the red loincloth--the fire juggler. He is quite, um, talented!

After nearly a week of working outdoors in the hot sun, we all cleaned up and saw a dinner show with a luau. Everyone was smitten with the young man in the red loincloth--the fire juggler. He is quite, um, talented!

At Horse Play Stables in the lower arena. In the upper arena, you feel as if you are floating over the Pacific. Here you can see crops growing in the background going up the mountain.

At Horse Play Stables in the lower arena. In the upper arena, you feel as if you are floating over the Pacific. Here you can see crops growing in the background going up the mountain.

We take a day to ride in Kohala, which is at considerable elevation. It's green and wet and chilly, surprising for a tropical island. It looks like New Zealand.

We take a day to ride in Kohala, which is at considerable elevation. It's green and wet and chilly, surprising for a tropical island. It looks like New Zealand.

The 2010 training is February 21-27 in Kona, Hawaii. It will combine TTouch for humans and the Tellington TTouch Method for horses. We will work for six days, with a one-day break for a tour of Kealakekua Bay to swim with dolphins. There are lots of other activities planned that can included you and your family. If you would like to learn about possible vacation rentals or good hotels nearby, just contact me.

There is also a gorgeous five-bedroom house available for rent at a special price during the training.

To learn more contact: the TTEAM Office at 800-854-8326 or email trainings@tellingtontraining.com.

I have a fantasy of meeting each and every one of you there for a bloggers’ reunion.

 

 


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The Next TTEAM® Training for Horses In Virginia

The Next TTEAM® Training for Horses In Virginia

May 6-10, 2009 in Middleburg, VA at Brook Hill Farm. This will be a five-day TTEAM® Training for Horses taught by Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon).

Nestled in spring-green, rolling hills of Piedmont, Virginia and lavishly dotted with dogwood blossoms, the stone barns at Brook Hill Farm provide a snug haven for horses arriving by trailer from around the country. Tellington TTouch Practitioner Pam Wooley’s capable staff see to it that visiting horse owners can return to their hotels at night secure in the knowledge that their horses are safe and well cared for. Training participants without horses get lots of hands-on time with these horses.

At this training you can learn about the TTEAM training approach, which encourages optimal performance and health while presenting solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. TTEAM horses demonstrate marked improvement in athletic skills and increased willingness and ability to perform. Not only does the horse benefit, but also a deeper rapport grows between horse and rider because of increased understanding and more effective communication.

TTEAM covers three phases: learning exercises done in-hand, the Tellington TTouch and riding techniques.

T.T.E.A.M. Training participants in San Marcos, Texas, September 2007

T.T.E.A.M. Training participants in San Marcos, Texas, September 2007

Some of the topics covered will include:
• How to improve performance
• Ground exercises to help improve balance, self control and focus
• How to apply TTEAM first aid techniques while waiting for the veterinarian
• How to use the TTEAM equipment like the Balance Rein, Neck Ring and Bodywrap
• Ways to speed healing and recovery from injury or illness
• Why issues such as nervousness, laziness, trailering problems, attitude difficulties and stiffness occur and how to solve them in a safe, positive way

If you have a commitment to bringing your relationship with your horse to the next level, Tellington TTouch Training for Horses will take you there. Regardless of your discipline, preferred breed or level of experience, you will learn the tools and techniques that foster the magical partnership between you and your horse that most people strive for a lifetime to achieve.

A T.E.A.M. Training participant does TTouch on the face and uses the body wrap in preparation for walking the labyrinth

A T.E.A.M. Training participant does TTouch on the face and uses the body wrap in preparation for walking the labyrinth

Combining the pioneering Tellington TTouch with special ground exercises and under-saddle work, this training method offers an approach based on cooperation rather than domination and understanding rather than control. Working with interesting and diverse horses, this training introduces the basic body work and its applications, as well as exploring the role and purpose of the special ground exercises and Tellington tack under saddle. You will learn to chunk down the training process into incremental steps that are scientifically proven to reduce fearfulness in horses, thereby increasing potential for learning.

You have several opportunities to work with Linda and other experienced TTEAM practitioners. Every training has its own special flavor, and in the Middleburg horse country you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded horse lovers in a spectacular and historic setting.

You will also begin to see your equine companion with new eyes. Innovative opportunities for working with your horse will begin to crystallize. You will be empowered with the “gift of possibility.” With an open mind and an open heart, you will come away from every training enriched with new and marvelous tools.

A Tellington Training is a gift for both you and your horse. Why miss this opportunity? Trainings fill quickly so register soon.

Questions? Email or call 866-4-TTouch (866-488-8624). TTEAM USA can help you develop the relationship with your horse that you’ve always dreamed of.

Click to here to register.

For further information, call the TTEAM USA Office:
866-4-TTouch (866-488-6824)
P.O. Box 3793
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Phone: 505-455-2945
Fax: 505-455-7233

Price: $950.00. Early bird price is $855 if paid in full prior to March 16.
Contact: TTEAM Office 800-854-8326 or trainings@tellingtontraining.com. Learn more or Register for this training.

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