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The horse-human relationship is by nature somatic. It is the integration of two minds and two bodies, the mind and body of the rider, and the mind and body of the horse. - Eleanor Criswell Hanna Ed.D.
Taking this approach into my horse training work, both from the saddle and from the ground, has led to a radically different method of horsemanship...>>read more
In this video: Watch Alissa introduce a new horse to #4 of her Five Agreements - the ASATH foundation for inviting a dialogue with any horse.
Equine Hanna Somatics® (EHS)
Posture, Movement & Function
Somatics for the Rider (SR)
A Somatic Approach To Horsemanship™ (ASATH)
Inspiration: The Beginnings of Liberty
Alissa with Mustang Keoshin
To be a willing partner, to choose participation in the dance, the horse must first be aware that she has the freedom to make choices...
Improving Circles & Establishing Boundaries with a "pushy & disrespectful" horse
Watch Alissa coach Sherry with her mare Selena in their first session of online groundwork in Part 3 of a 3-Lesson Series available in the members classroom.
Experience Somatics: The Body-Mind Hack
Video: How to Do Somatic Movement
Learn about Hanna Somatics and how to do Somatic Movement to get the most benefits.
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Alissa Mayer has been the mind-body instructor, interspecies-relationship advisor and Hanna Somatic Educator to dressage trainers, international clinicians, Olympians, dancers, fitness instructors, business owners, horsemanship gurus, recreational riders and thousands of clients around the world.
Her techniques and insight have been shown to dramatically improve relationships, create deep connections, refine communication, relieve pain, stiffness and asymmetry, and rapidly improve wellness and athletic performance.
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