Alejandra Lara is a native from the mountains of Chile, and moved to the United States in 1998. She now lives in the mountains of Park City, Utah.
Alejandra offers eight years of experience in the equine-based learning field. She is the founder, facilitator, and coordinator of the Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) program at the National Ability Center in Park City Utah, primarily offering Wounded Warrior Programs. Alejandra is EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certified. In addition, she has received certificates through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL), and EFLC Level One and Two through the Academy for Coaching with Horses. Alejandra has presented at the No Barriers Summit, PATH Regional Conferences, Adapt to Achieve Conferences, and at the University of Utah College of Social Work.
Alejandra is a lifelong horse-woman, and during her free time she enjoys riding in the back country of Utah with her partner Jeff.
When connecting with horses powerful metaphors arise. We begin to identify our present way of being so then we can further develop what is needed to make new choices of action. Nature and horses demonstrate us how to move beyond our existing reality into a larger level of awareness and union with all.
The horse provides an honest, non-judgmental reflection of what is happening between horse and human. Activities are designed to enhance the client’s understanding of how his or her limiting beliefs, expectations, interpretations and personal energy can often times create blocks to personal success in many areas of our lives.
No previous horse experience is needed to participate in any of our Horse Experience programs. We will employ safety measures which will be reviewed during each experience. In addition, we make sure that participants recognize horse’s nature, and how to stay safe while connecting with them. Our goal is to provide an experience where safety, learning and connection will convey the greatest of both human and horses.
Under the guidance and facilitation of a highly experience Equine Facilitated learning
coach and the horse as teacher, the Horse Experience session can then become a compelling metaphor representing the participant’s life situations. The participants discover that perhaps who they are in the horse - human relationship mirrors who they are in their human - human relationships.
Participants can expect to discover a refreshingly new relationship between horse and human, where the horse becomes one of the teachers and facilitators. The kind of activities and method in which the activities are completed result in metaphors for reflection, contemplation and discussion.
Horses are large and magnificent animals. Accomplishing a task involving a horse, in spite of fears or limitations, creates confidence and provides metaphors for dealing with challenging situations in life. Horses mirror accurately what your body, emotions, energy and thoughts are telling them. Their non-judgmental honesty makes them especially effective messengers. In addition, the horse's natural responsiveness to clear intention empowers you to live from a place of strength, no matter what your physical condition or life circumstances.
High Star is located in a beautiful rural setting that provides a peaceful environment, promoting openness to the experience and our gentle horses will open your heart to new exciting ways of experiencing life. Pre-Registration required for all our Horse Experiences.
Afraid of horses? No problem, this is not so much about horses as it is about your personal journey. The facilitators have years of experience gently and safely guiding participants at their personal level of comfort. Wear footwear that is comfortable like tennis shoes or low heel boots as you WILL be interacting with horses in the pasture or arena. Wear layers, hat and sunscreen for your comfort and safety.
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