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on the road again

TYIIE2090Film still from The Traveler, photo by Pam White.

On Saturday we are off to Bulgaria, where I wil be teaching Authentic Movement and writing, then exploring River/Body practices, and finally a five-day workshop in ConsciousTouch, Conscious Movement with Horses.

I am often ambivalent about traveling these days.  More senstive to the bodily discomforts, the weirdness of time changes, the uprooting from routine and all that is familiar and beloved.

Under that is my curiosity and delight in engagement with new people, horses, places.  I love what I learn, who I meet, and what opens unexpectedly. New smells, colors, sounds, connections.

As best I can, I will post photos and impressions on my Instagram page along the way.

Stay tuned!



moving landscapes

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This is Andrea Kozol dancing with Jaxon earlier this summer at out workshop at the beautiful Mountain Horse Farm.

What I love about this is Jaxon’s ease with this new way of experiencing a human moving.  Too often we are trying to “do” something with the horse, and need them to “do” something in response.  Jaxon teaches us that he can rest in the moment, and at the same time support and receive Andrea’s dance.

I will be offering a demo of how to deepen feel and connection with horses using Conscious Touch and Conscious Movement at Equine Affaire on Saturday morning, November 9.

And next June, I  will be teaching another workshop at Mountain Horse Farm.

Please join us!

For more information, contact me.



dancing with Izarra


Ben Willis and I were at Little Brook Farm earlier this week shooting footage for my new film, Conscious Touch, Conscious Movement with Horses: Improving Feel and Connection through the Body

Seven years ago, I collaborated with LBF and its wonderful director, Lynn Cross and her daughter Summer Brennan on the performance project, All the Pretty Horses. They are the most generous, compassionate rescue and sanctuary that I have worked with, and I feel so blessed to be working (playing) with them again.

As we were walking around the farm, we went by a paddock where a lovely dark horse stood in the shade of a run-in shed.  “Who is that?” I asked.  Summer said, “That is Izarra. She is one of the Mustangs.” Then she looked at me with a new thought, “You should adopt her.”  Summer knows that I have a long, deep passion for Mustangs.

Yesterday I went back up to LBF to see Izarra and play with her.  She is a dancer!  Curious, playful, unafraid, ready to join.  And so my heart is wide, wide open to this  beautiful being.  I do not know how this chapter will be written, what is the plot or the timeline.  But in this uncertainty and possibility, I am feeling a buoyancy and joy that I have not felt with such clarity for many months.


Summer said something interesting – that in her experience, Mustangs, because often they have not been domesticated, put into training programs and living situations that can gradually extinguish their essence, are more “here.”  In many cases, they have not closed down, despite the trauma of their capture and confinement.

IMG_3385Summer and Izarra