LESSONS – SOMATIC RIDING, HORSEMANSHIP, LIBERTY A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™(ASATH) is a modern fusion of the behavioral science of Natural Horsemanship, the Mind-Body Integration of Hanna Somatics for both Horse and Rider, and the Classical Training Principles of Foundation Dressage. “My training approach is focused on building Safety, Refinement, Self-Carriage, Connection and Soundness into Read More ...
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I believe that we can all learn FEEL, get SUPPLE, and LET GO of the MENTAL and PHYSICAL patterns that prevent us from riding and living up to our potential.
I know that we can help our horses and dogs access their max athletic potential and get out of pain using Equine Hanna Somatics®.
I used to dream of the kind of CONNECTION I enjoy every day, where horses seem to hear and respond to my thoughts and energy…
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 and Equine Hanna Somatics via Distance Coaching regularly all over the US, Canada and Europe.
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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.
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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™.
PREVENTION, CONNECTION and better POSTURE
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
I’ve been around horses for over 30 yrs and had my share of different body work/awareness done with my horses. The sessions with Alissa were truly amazing! Simple subtle movements and the horses transformed… Following up with the DVD was essential! Such easy to follow instructions and I found the same results.
After working with Alissa personally for human awareness I now see how important the horse and human side is! Do it ALL! You won’t regret it!
Aimee Brimhall McCord – Inspirational Horse, International Clinician/Instructor, TN
Guided by Alissa Mayer, this was the most effective time I have spent with a horse. I strongly recommend looking up Hanna Somatics and then finding a practitioner to teach/coach you through the process.
Remarkably, this so unlocked muscles in Frohdo’s shoulder girth that he started to salivate while being ridden – something he has never done, I must admit. He also accessed and unlocked areas in his back that dressage work just is not able to reach. …a hugely beneficial process for your horse.
Sarah Martin, Sarah Martin Dressage – USDF Gold Medal, Certified Instructor through 4th Level and USDF Instructor/Trainer Faculty, CO/FL
Hi Alissa, I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Thank you so much for showing me how to release my very painful psoas and hip, the exercises you gave me look so simple and easy, but they really work! My hip felt a LOT better after you helped me, and I have been able to go without pain meds for 2 days now, after 10 days of 1600mg of Ibuprofen a day to just be able to function.
I must say I was a bit skeptical of your approach when we first met in Colorado, but now I am a believer. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon, good luck in your travels and stay safe!
Geneviève Benoit – Licensed Parelli 3 Star Instructor, Certified Competition Coach, Equine Canada & OEF, Official Coach: International Society of Rider Biomechanics
SOMA = Body + Mind, as experienced from within. SOMATIC = Mind-Body Integration
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