Dates 2023: April 23-29 and October 8-14
Dates 2024: April 21-27 and October 6-12
Pia Wallberg (E-RYT 500) has worked with exercise and health for most of her life and has worked as a yoga teacher for two decades where she has a broad and deep education from meditation, medical, therapeutic, and more physical yoga. Pia is a dedicated rider and a pioneer in equestrian yoga since she created SattvaRyttarYoga already in 2008. On Pia's popular trips you will learn from her solid experience about how you as a rider can get a better seat and how in the next step you lift your riding to new heights.
Pia is also a conversation therapist and now mainly coaches Swedish and foreign riders in the absolute world elite through her innovative Equitum CoachingSystem where SattvaRyttar Yoga is an important part.
Yoga helps you become a better rider
We all want to become better riders, within the dressage it is very important with good posture and in all disciplines a stable body, balance, body control and compliance are of utmost importance. Versatility in the horse is something we struggle every day, but we easily forget ourselves. The yoga has the ability to make visible, challenge and strengthen our weak sides, therefore it is a perfect complement to the riding, says Pia.
The yoga also helps at competitions as many feel that the horse gets tense in the competition arena. Through the breath we can learn to relax, which in the next step propagates on to the horse. In addition, breathing and relaxation are important for our recovery, which may be needed during an intensive holiday week with more riding classes than the body may be used to.
Yoga gives Pia balance
Yoga helps me find the balance in everything I do both privately, at work and in the stable, says Pia, who rides several times a week.
Seat assistance - practical and theoretical
On Pia's popular weeks, you get invaluable help with your seat. Together with the riding instructors, whom she has worked with since 2015, she helps you to take your riding to a new level. You will receive individual help with how to improve your seat while sitting on the horseback, as well as help with what exercises you can do to deal with your possible tensions and oblique body. Pia also trains Joao Torrao who works at the riding center and competes at the highest international level.
Dressage and yoga with Pia Wallberg
Optional riding program and a yoga lesson per day for 5 days. In the morning, before breakfast, there is free meditation = without leader. However, you get a little different techniques to work with independently. In the evening before dinner, SattvaEquestrianYoga 1.5 hours. Different themes every day with the aim of improving the rider's characteristics.
Minimum 7 pers. maximum of about 12-15. If there are fewer than seven booked, we will just book the accommodation and riding programs (not yoga). Guests are primarily placed in shared rooms (the standard room cannot be booked as single room). If there is no one to share a room with, a single room supplement will be added. For price supplements see Dates & prices - Book on request.
Yoga mats are available on site.
For bookings, click on the Alentejo week program below.