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Equine Assisted Learning

Healing & Teaching the Whole Family

Humans & animals share a powerful bond that provides a source of comfort, healing and learning. Board Certified Integrative Family Health Counselor Karin Yapalater & renowned Pediatrician Dr. Greg Yapalater are Master Horse & Child Whisperers and experts in the field of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Animal-Assisted Family Therapy (AAT). EAL & AAT offers children & adults tremendous success for improving relationships and treating cognitive, social, emotional and sensory related issues.

The Green School at Sagaponack Farm is excited to add this unique program to help children, families, young adults and adults overcome stress, fears and obstacles in a safe, and non -judgmental environment. Private sessions, workshops and Group Clinics available

“Simply nothing like the extraordinary educational, life–changing work Karin and Dr. Greg Yapalater are doing with horses & families out there. Our family has benefitted on so many levels — and our children’s behavior has been transformed for the better. Truly remarkable!” —Chugerman family

“The farm is a kind of sanctuary. Welcomed by a donkey and the cutest sheep it was instant magic and I felt safe. I came with so many questions about what I want my life to be. Karin and the horses gave me the clarity – and the answers – I was needing.” —Kathleen

“Working with Karin and the horses, I learned more in 1 hour about myself and what was keeping me stuck in my life and in my relationships than I have learned in years of talk therapy!” —Stacey​

Learn & improve:

  • Family relationship dynamics: end power struggles!
  • Life & Problem solving skills
  • Self-understanding & Emotional/self regulation
  • Self esteem & self confidence
  • Effective communication: verbal and non-verbal

​“A horse can help anyone suffering from PTSD find peace. It can teach a power–hungry Wall Street executive how to relax. It can nudge a middle-aged woman who curls up each night with a TV and a few forgotten dreams into opening her heart and finding love again.” —Wyatt Webb, Miraval AZ

“Karin’s equine clinics are an incredible way for couples, families and friends to spend quality time together while learning about and connecting authentically to them selves and one another.” —Markus

Follow these links to read more about Karin Yapalater:

“After college I felt lost…and Karin and the horses managed, in one quick session, to highlight some very deep issues I hadn’t even realized I had buried. It was a magical a–ha moment that immediately helped me in my life in a very positive way.” —Isabelle

Horse Whispering Clinic for Kids:

We bring out your child’s highest potential by teaching problem-solving, life skills and natural ways of creating kinship with self, others, horses, and farm animals. All animals are chosen for their gentle personalities & temperaments. Your child’s safety and well-being are our top priority. No prior equine experience required.

Children will learn:

  • Fundamental natural horsemanship skills and safety
  • Self- awareness, communication & stress management
  • Conscious Communication: verbal and non verbal
  • Nutrition, self-care & self-responsibility
  • Mindfulness: how to identify & express feelings & needs
  • Kinship with all life: lessons in the nature of horses & farm animals that can be related to their own lives
  • How to improve relationships at home, camp and school

To schedule group or individual sessions, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you promptly. 

Private sessions for children, young adults, and adults also available.

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Karin is proud to be implementing her program in collaboration with the stables at The Green School at Sagaponack Farm in Bridgehampton.

For more information and program specifics, please visit the program page.

Karin Yapalater MFA, CHHC, AADP
Board Certified Individual & Family Health & Nutrition Counselor
Park Avenue Integrative Health Practitioners
715 Park Avenue • New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-737-1818
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