Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Services We Offer: All-inclusive Horse Boarding

Good morning!

Continuing our "Getting to know us" series, today we want to talk about one of our most popular services: all-inclusive horse boarding! We are conveniently located in Hume, Virginia close to Washington, D.C., Arlington, Herndon and Springfield. Solaris Stable is perfect for those who don't mind a beautiful drive to escape the busy city life and have their horse in a quiet retreat setting. We have three different boarding options for our clients in order to best suit the needs of their equine friends. 

Take a look at the information below and contact Angela today to learn more and schedule your tour of Solaris!
#571-969-9782 or email SolarisStableAndYoga@gmail.com and visit: http://solarisstableandyoga.com/

All-Inclusive Boarding

  • Stall Board in 12’ x 12’ stalls
  • Daily Turnout in Grass Paddocks
  • Free choice hay
  • Customized Feeding Programs
  • Use of 140’ by 250’ outdoor arena
  • Use of 50′ Round Pen
  • Your choice of three of the following per week:
  • Training or conditioning rides for your horse with written feedback
  • Horsemanship/Riding Lessons
  • Equine Facilitated Learning Sessions
  • Two group yoga classes per week
  • Horse care and handling
  • Trimming, sheath/teat cleaning, grooming, handling for vet & farrier, blanketing, as needed
  • Tacking and Untacking
  • Tack cleaning, oiling, and safety inspection
  • Horse laundry

Full Boarding

  • Stall Board in 12’ x 12’ stalls
  • Daily Turnout in Grass Paddocks
  • Free choice hay
  • Customized Feeding Programs
  • Use of 140’ by 250’ outdoor arena
  • Use of 50′ Round Pen

Field Boarding

  • Free choice hay
  • Customized Feeding Programs
  • Use of 140’ by 250’ outdoor arena
  • Use of 50′ Round Pen

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Let Yourself Bloom: 1-Day Retreat, March 18th

What would it be like to start showing up for yourself and for what really matters to you? Join our very own Angela Nuñez and Elena Sonnino for a one-day retreat to be held at Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio on Sunday, March 18th.

Get ready for spring by focusing on what wants to bloom within you surrounded by beauty and horses at Solaris Stable and Yoga Studio. Experience a tranquil day of yoga, guided meditation, life coaching, 1:1 work with horses.

What you'll learn: 
  • How to stop the overwhelm
  • Tools to quiet the voices of "not enoughness" in your mind.
  • Strategies to create more space for what matters (you!)
  • Ways to open up to more of your own intuition and joy

Your registration for the full-day retreat includes:
  • Hatha yoga session
  • Guided meditation and visualization sessions 
  • Group life coaching
  • 1:1 Equine Facilitated Learning
  • A gourmet lunch
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Meet Solaris Owner, Angela!!

Good morning everyone,

Today we wanted to share a little bit more about Angela Nuñez the lady behind Solaris Stable and Yoga!

Angela has over 25 years of experience with horses. She learned to ride bareback, being ponied across the Virginia countryside at age three. Angela has taken lessons in Centered Riding, Dressage, Natural Horsemanship, Eventing, and Hunt Seat. As a child, she competed in game shows, excelling at barrel racing and pole bending. Angela began jumping at age seven and competed successfully on the local Hunter/Jumper show circuit in Western Maryland, winning Champion or Reserve Champion every season. Angela began training ponies and horses at age eight, basing her training in Centered Riding, Natural Horsemanship, and what she has termed Heart-Centered Horsemanship. Angela’s training method is based on always giving the horse a choice (within safety limitations), honoring his free will, and building a bond of mutual trust and respect. Angela’s first pony, whom she trained, continued to be a reliable lesson and show pony for the rest of his life, bringing the joy and magic of horsemanship and riding to countless children.

Angela catch-rode for numerous clients in Western Maryland, successfully showing their ponies and horses on the local Hunter/Jumper show circuit in Western Maryland and West Virginia. Angela also worked as an Assistant Riding Instructor at Kindred Spirits Horsemanship and Riding Instruction during her high school years, where she assisted with the overall management of the horses, boarding stable, lesson program, and clinics, taught lessons to students of all styles and skill levels, taught Equine Facilitated Learning Programs for corporate, college, and high-risk individuals, and trained and competed green horses and ponies.

She eventually bought an OTTB, whom she re-trained and sold when she left for college. He went on to have a highly successful eventing career. During her time at Smith College, Angela rode for the Equestrian Team and honed her Hunt Seat skills. After earning her BA in English Language & Literature from Smith, Angela moved to Georgia, where she worked as a Stable Assistant at The Ford Plantation. In this role, she assisted with the stable management, taught lessons and clinics to children and adults, schooled horses in the ring and cross-country, and guided trail rides for riders of various skill levels.

Angela’s next equestrian adventure was in Costa Rica, where she lived for one month at Barking Horse Farm, which specialized in Parelli Natural Horsemanship. Angela greatly enjoyed furthering her training skills during this time. When she returned from Costa Rica, Angela worked as the Barn Manager at Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, VA, managing all care and training of the horses, assisting with lessons for special needs and typically developing students, and maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the facility.

Angela discovered yoga in 2007 and went through her 200-hour teacher training in 2014 – 2015 through Open Dimension Teacher Training with Denise Moore (E-RYT 500), receiving her certification in May 2015. Angela received her Buti Yoga Teacher certification in September 2017 with Master Teacher Trainer Tara Jae. Angela has taken classes in Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Jivamukti, Power, Aerial, and Buti Yoga. She has taken workshops with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, Kathryn Budig, and Kino MacGregor. Angela specializes in teaching Hatha and Buti Yoga, and she has taught students of all ages and skill levels.

Angela also developed Horse Yoga, combining her two biggest passions into one practice that unites horse and human. Horse Yoga increases trust between horse and human, and increases balance, flexibility, strength, and breath awareness and control of the rider. Horse Yoga also massages the horse’s withers, back, and hindquarters, providing benefits similar to those of Equine Massage and Chiropractic work.

Angela is sponsored by Intrepid International, Horse Tack Company, 2KGrey, and Uptown By Kiya Tomlin and is a Brand Ambassador for Outback Trading Company. She’s been featured in Horse & Hound, People Magazine, Good Morning America, Mashable, Daily Mail, Equestrian Living, The Huffington Post, and more.

Angela currently enjoys foxhunting, endurance riding, teaching horsemanship and riding lessons, teaching Equine Facilitated Learning Programs, and training horses and ponies for the hunt field or recreational riding. She specializes in helping people develop a deep bond of mutual trust and respect with the horse, so they can enjoy their relationship with their horse no matter which discipline they ride.

To learn more about Angela's dream come true, Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio, visit: http://solarisstableandyoga.com/

Monday, February 5, 2018

Welcome to Our New Blog!!

Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to the new blog for Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio. We are thrilled to have you and hope to share interesting articles, news and future updates here! Be sure to follow us and save this blog to your favorites so you can keep up with all of the latest!  Thank you!

To learn more about us visit: http://solarisstableandyoga.com/

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