Who is Alexa?
Over the past 17 years of practice, Alexa has developed a therapeutic style that is intuitive, geeky and highly collaborative, combining her degree in Kinesiology (BSc. Kin), diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice (DOMP), and over a decade of training and hands on experience in BodyTalk and animal communication.
She is the creator of the Whole Horse Apprenticeship and Podcast, author of Death Sucks: A Straight-Up Guide to Navigating Your Pet’s Final Transition. She lives and works in the Cowichan Valley, unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, with the horse herd Diva, Raven, dogs Reilly and Solo and cat Makwa. Her home clinic is located in Duncan, BC, where she practices osteopathy, specializing in supporting equestrians to feel and be their best, but welcoming all that are ready to experience more harmony and ease in their bodies.
An advocate by nature, it is a part of her mission to dismantle systems of oppression both in the horse industry, in her community and in the world at large, and move towards a world where equality and care for all is not just a pipe dream, but a reality. From her one-on-one sessions, writing, and online offerings to her events and retreats, she invites connection and compassion and a remembering of resiliency, accountability, and capability.
Feeling like Alexa and her work would be a fit for you?
What does she do?
Alexa often jokes that she works on the whole herd/family – animals, people, kids, husbands! She offers gentle, yet potent, energy and body work for real life. For you, for your animals, for your relationships, for your health, for navigating life’s inevitable and sometimes devastating transitions. Life can feel endlessly challenging, especially as animals lovers. We are at once ridiculously tough (stubborn even) and highly sensitive. We often have a very hard time asking for help and receiving support, even though it might change everything for the better.
Animals are inextricably linked into how Alexa works – you will always be greeted by several furry and sweet friends for any in-person sessions.
Who are you?
You are an animal lover and a seeker of a more peaceful, balanced existence free from pain and limitation. In animals, you see a partner, a best friend, a teacher and much more. Their health and well-being is high on the priority list and you’ve come to the realization that your state of health and happiness has an uncanny affect on theirs. And on a more practical note, you’re feeling more than done with moving through your life in pain, stressed out, exhausted, on edge and in a constant state of damage control.