Before You Begin
What you need to know about the commitment that is required to become a Kjrsos Instructor
This will be amazing. As students become instructors they join together, challenging and supporting each other, asking the most important questions. In discussion, we explore concepts and ideas with an open mind and an open heart, seeing what we can learn, discover together, and add to the world body of knowledge on horses and our work with them so that the riders, friends of the horses, facilitators and teachers who are on the journey with us now and for those who are a part of our future can benefit as much as we do by this journey that we are so blessed to be a part of.
The horses are looking for messengers, teachers, friends to help them share what is in them to share. To share their voice, the insights, the revelations.
To teach, to mentor another, to be there to help every step of the way is a unique gift that you give to the world and yet, it is us who are so incredibly blessed. Knowing you have made a difference, knowing that you have been there to help another in real ways and that you have dedicated yourself to bringing insight, joy, support, inspiration, new discoveries, while watching a new relationship emerging between these two different spirits, horse and human delights the soul. As teachers, mentors we are blessed every day, we are the ones who get to see the joy, to share in a moment that you helped bring to life. You will be the difference in the lives of others.
If you want to be the best, that demands sacrifice. I think something few think about.
To begin with..
All courses can be done in several ways.
1. Audit. No tests, the information is there for you to use at your own speed and to use as reference material in the future. Your own online resource center.
Intent and Knowledge. Hearts and Brains. The whys and the hows. Somehow as humans, we tend to one side or the other as if they are balanced at either end of a teeter-totter. There are those that follow the path of the mystic. who see the value of meditation, intent and the possibilities inherent in conscious awareness. Others follow the path of science, of knowledge, looking for what they perceive of as real.
Thus there are those that run Facilitated Learning Programs teaching leadership skills or corporate body language or emotional healing through the horse where they work with the horse on the ground rarely if ever thinking to mount on a horse.
Then there are those that are eager, thirsty for knowledge. Looking to learn all that they can about muscle, sinew and bone. Intelligent individuals often professionals that are looking for the how-to of how their horse's body works so that they can use that knowledge in the riding ring. Often these two different groups rarely see something in common with the other.
Here at Kjrsos we offer you
We could sum up all three levels of the Three Instructor Levels in three words. Non-existence, Connection, Possibilities.
Mentorship Program. What you can expect.
Mentoring is a commitment. Not to be undertaken lightly. Teaching at Kjrsos is not about walking in teaching for 45 minutes or an hour and then walking out again. Mentoring means to be a friend. Mentoring means to be a support system that works outside of the lesson time, searching for answers, for the right answers, and sometimes for the right questions. It is to be there as an emotional support, as riders struggle through concepts that challenge them, open themselves up to new possibilities. We have to care
Everyone deserves a champion. To be that champion is a gift to both of you. To the one that is championed and the one that is the champion.
A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.Ever Garrison
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