Workshops for Individuals, Friends, Family and Groups

Introductory Workshop

a four-hour introduction to the way of the horse (10 am – 2 pm)   $ 135 


Meet the Horses at Alderlore. Learn how to share space, become sensitive, aware and ease into the long now. Discover a magical connection with your inner spirit horse, by allowing one special horse to choose to be with you in a close and intimate setting. This workshop includes an introduction to  Carthusian Horse Meditation®  and the foundations of Natural Horse Language.


Intermediate Workshops

 four-hour intermediate level sessions  (10 am – 2 pm)   $ 195  


We offer several half-day workshops as intermediate level experiences for practitioners who are interested in building personal capacity as well as  horse owners who are interested in reconnecting with their horse on a deeper level. Our horses are specially gifted and experienced guides.  These workshops are designed for up to 4 people. They start at 10 am and end at 2 pm. and you can book two or more sessions over successive days. Overnight accommodations in the studio are available.  Click on the image for more information.


 Advanced Workshops

three 4-hour day (10 am – 2 pm) workshops with an two evening presentations,  includes two nights B&B accommodation  $ 780


Our advanced workshops are designed for people who are interested in deeper practices of engagement with the horse and discovery of their life purpose, cultivation of spiritual wisdom, and full embodiment of their authentic self.



Bonnitta Roy is founder and steward of Alderlore – a beautiful horse facility and retreat studio situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Northwest Connecticut, and surrounded by the forest of Burr Pond State Park. She has designed equine-facilitated programs for individuals and groups for over a decade. Bonnitta is a long-time practitioner of qigong (“energy cultivation”), and has designed a form specific to the needs of the horse enthusiast called Windhorse Qigong.  Her workshops are powerful, profound, and deeply meaningful explorations into the nature of the horse-human relationship. Bonnitta has an extensive background of knowledge and experience to draw upon. She has over 30 years of experience raising, training and partnering with horses. She has invented new techniques in the realm of natural horsemanship and equine assisted learning, including  Classic Carthusian Horse Meditation, Liberty Dancing with Horses, and a process of therapeutic intervention with depressed, “lost” or psychotic horses that depends upon our deep evolutionary, intra-species connections. Her horses have been featured at events throughout New England.  Bonnitta’s workshops reflect her professional career in personal development and life coaching. As author and teacher across a wide range of interests, she integrates developmental psychology, eco-philosophy, and consciousness studies, as well as the new field of  equine zooanthropology — offering her clients a comprehensive and holistic experience of the true nature of horses, as well as deep insights into the nature of our own authentic self.

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