Danny Chapparo is the owner and founder of Ashva Yoga in Castle Rock, Colorado. She was born and raised in Germany and moved to Colorado in 1995.
Danny is a certified yoga teacher, teaching Equestrian Yoga with and on the horse. Her style is energetic and enthusiastic and reflects her experience in various styles of yoga, with a strong emphasis on proper alignment. Her equestrian background started out with dressage and jumping in Germany, transitioning to western riding after she moved to Colorado.
Danny’s goal of teaching Equestrian Yoga is to create a fun, yet safe environment for horse and rider. She empowers her students to relax, develop greater strength, improve flexibility, and to create that true union – yoga – with their horse, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Danny was recently featured in the October 2019 edition of the Equine Journal, and the January 2019 edition of the Horse Illustrated. She was a presenter at the 2014 and 2015 Yoga Journal LIVE! in Estes Park, CO, teaching Equestrian Yoga. Danny also presented at the National North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) in February 2013, and February 2019, as well as the Parker Elizabeth Riding Club (PERC) in April 2013.
Two things we love – Horses & Yoga!
Equestrian Yoga combines the principles of yoga with the movement and energy of the horse.
Why Equestrian Yoga?
What we bring into the saddle – breath, flexibility, balance, awareness & presence – directly influences our riding and interaction with our horses.
This Equestrian Yoga clinic includes gentle poses off and on the horse, with lots of breathing and awareness on how to deepen your connection with your horse.
We’ll be practicing hip openers, shoulder stretches, deep twists, and lateral stretches to improve flexibility and balance when riding.
Used consistently, Equestrian Yoga complements any other riding instruction or training you receive on your journey toward a better horse-rider relationship.
It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection with the horse, as well as your inner self. The time you spend in the saddle doing asanas (poses) is a great opportunity to include your equine partner in your practice.
All levels of yogis & yoginis welcome. Suitable for equestrians of any riding discipline.
Bring your horse and let’s practice Equestrian Yoga!
Time: 90min Skill: Everyone Location: Schedule