Smile, and the world smiles with you! A SOMATIC APPROACH TO HORSEMANSHIP™ is the evolving culmination of my experience with life, horses and Hanna Somatic Education®. This training approach is focused on building Safety, Refinement, Self-Carriage, Connection and Soundness into every horse-human team… ASATH Principles Refinement and Lightness are essential ingredients of the Foundation Awareness of Functional Read More ...
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I believe that all of us can help our horses access their athletic potential and get out of pain.
I believe that we can and should participate in the process of protecting our health and well-being.
I believe that we can learn to understand ourselves better, so that we can invite and create the kind of relationships we dream of having.
I know that we can perform very high quality work even as beginners, if we can just get out of our own way, and get our bodies and our energy to comply with our intention and requests…
Anybody can learn to do all these things – but how?
Connecting the dot’s between Physiology, Posture & Presence – to develop A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship, and to LIFE. Alissa teaches lessons, clinics and private Equine Hanna Somatics sessions regularly all over the US and in Europe.
Study with Alissa to develop A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship (ASATH)
Alissa has developed a unique teaching style and workshop format designed to support both horse and rider in rapidly becoming their best, healthiest and most athletic selves, using proven science.
What do I offer to support you?
Live and online private coaching or group classes and multimedia educational materials to teach you about Equine Hanna Somatics®, Somatics for the Rider/Athlete/Dancer, and how to develop a Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™.
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Alissa’s cumulative study and work in the fields of Classical Horse & Rider Training and Hanna Somatics have provided her with a passionate goal:
– PREVENTION –
The sciences of Somatics (physiology) Classical Dressage (progressive athletic development) and Natural Horsemanship (behavior) have informed and influenced the way Alissa teaches riding and trains horses. Her lessons foster a logical and holistic approach to developing sound horses and happy humans, in a partnership based on mutual trust, safety, healthy posture and movement, clear communication and the ultimate connection.
By using A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™ (ASATH) we can prevent many of the training, behavioral and physical issues I get regularly called in as a professional to address. When I teach my students to follow the guidelines of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship, they can look at their horses through my eyes, through my teachers’ eyes, and be empowered to do the best for and by these beloved and noble creatures. – Alissa
“The sessions with Alissa were truly amazing! Simple subtle movements and the horses transformed…” (read more)
– Aimee Brimhall McCord, Inspirational Horse, International Instructor
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“The most effective time I have spent with a horse…” (read full testimonial)
– Sarah Martin, Taka Chi Dressage, USDF Instructor/Trainer Faculty
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“Dramatic results… What a miracle to have a simple, drug-free method to relieve aches and pains and improve quality of life.” (read more)
– Christi Rains, 4-Star Parelli Natural Horsemanship Instructor
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“I found this method to be surprisingly effective and long lasting…remarkable results.” (read more)
– Susan Molton, Researcher, Retired University Professor
SOMA = Body + Mind, as experienced from within. SOMATIC = Mind-Body Integration
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