I was a riding instructor and horse re-habber, burning the candle at both ends running my own boarding and training facility on Kaua’i, Hawaii when my life changed: one of my horses was having an off day when I was scheduled to take a friend-of-a-friend on a dreamy beach trail ride… and that was the day I discovered Hanna Somatics.
Fast forward three years and I had become a certified Equine Hanna Somatics® practitioner, and I was helping horses rapidly recover from ‘mysterious lamenesses’ and ‘last-resort’ situations on the regular by teaching them to re-write their patterns of chronic tension.
Fast forward a bit more, and I started co-teaching the professional training program that certifies practitioners of EHS, and I had a busy schedule flying back and forth to Europe teaching clinics and working hands-on with dressage horses, race horses, trail horses, and even sport horses on the path to becoming olympic athletes! Along the way, I was starting to work more and more with the riders, (and their partners, students and employees) to help them use what I knew to get out of chronic pain, ditch stiffness, feel great and ride like they were born to ride!
Now, I’m driven to help other equestrians, dancers, athletes, and professionals in the horse industry to discover the ease and freedom they can access using the natural reflexes they were born with (aka science!), AND to help all their horses do the same.