ABOUT MARY JO
Equine Meditation + Wellness Coach
BraveHart Wellness LLC, founded in 2015 by Mary Jo Burkhart, is based on former life challenging experiences that led to a life-long study of mindfulness, meditation, the study of trauma and various other unique healing modalities.
BraveHart Wellness is an accumulation of all that leads to healing-health, including mindfulness, "forest bathing" (or earthing), breath work , yoga and movement. Maggie, a rescue horse, became her first partner in wellness, as she guided Mary Jo through a particularly stressful period. It was then that the idea of partnering with horses to help in healing became the focus of studies and research to alleviate anxiety, reduce stress and build self-regulation.
In 2017, Phoebe, Viggo, and Annie joined the Healing Herd, and we moved to our current mini-ranch location in Wildwood, MO.
MARY JO BURKHART WITH DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN AT THE BEST HORSE PRACTICES SUMMIT 2018 IN DURANGO, CO
Certifications + Trainings
SkyHorse Equine Guided Education Certification Program
PESI Certified: MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
PESI Certified: Mindfulness Certificate Course
Waterhole Ritual Clinic Participation: Teddy Ziegler
Best Horse Practices Summit w/ Various Speakers.
Research supported practices to improve the lives of horses.
> Dr. Temple Grandin key-note speaker.
PESI Animal-Assisted Interventions
An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Program
Clinical Application of Mindfulness, Professional Development Program at Washington University
PESI Yoga to Improve Sensory, Self-Regulation and Motor Skills in Kids with Autism, ADHD, Development Disorders, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy
Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental, or Repeated Trauma.