Vatayana - moving with the wind, horse, wind horse.

Guru - venerable one, teacher, preceptor of the gods.


We offer a 200 hour Vatayanaguru Teacher Training or Horse as Teacher course.  Participants will work with Nandi's horses learning to understand horse communication, Yoga philosophy and how that plays into ethics around these particular horses, horse health and of course, how to facilitate Yoga sessions with them.  100 hours are dedicated to care taking.  100 hours are devoted to Yoga, Meditation, Music, Art, etc.   Session lengths vary depending on weather and health.  

The first step in this program is to meet the horses.  Contact Kathy.  Texting is best.

This Certificate is not recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Photos are all over our Instagram page.



Nandi Animal Rescue is the formalization of a lifetime pattern of rescuing animals, especially Horses.   Our mission is to keep Vermont's retired and over looked Horses in state to live out their days with love and companionship.  Many of these Horses enjoy people and become yoga horses, family horses or pasture mates.   Some need to regain health, trust or equine companionship first.  Nandi Animal Rescue supports Vermont Horses through life changes that threaten safety, health and regular care.

Click through here to our website!    xoxo Kathy

Kathy McNames grew up with horses, learning natural riding skills from her Grandfather.  This rescue/yoga/community farm work is both her passion & comedic relief.