Equine Cranial Therapy Training for Manual Therapists + Horse Owners
Equine Cranial Therapy Certification or CE pathway
Are you an equine body worker or manual therapist with a curiousity about the equine cranio-sacral system, how it works and how to work effectively with it? We are now an NBCAAM-approved certification program!
Would you like to improve energy levels, relaxation in and out of saddle, ability to focus and regulate, and overall body autonomy, proprioception and coordination of your equine clients? Would you like to increase the sensitivity and effectiveness of your palpation? Would you like to have a noticeable and long-lasting impact on the nervous system, assisting with maintaining and amplifying the positive effects of your treatments and/or training with horses?
Cranial Therapy is an effective treatment modality aimed at improving neurological function, digestion, and proprioception, all through gentle and relaxing touch utilizing a solid anatomical base as it’s primary foundation. If you have you ever wondered why your treatments don’t sustain, your clients revert back to old adaptation patterns, or why certain techniques only partially resolve the issues you are working with perhaps it’s time to explore the fascinating field of osteopathic cranial therapy.
Your instructors: Equine Therapist, Equine Craniosacral Therapist and RMT Elisse Miki, and Equine Sport Therapist and Human Osteopathic practitioner (DOMP) Alexa Linton.Learn about Certifying
The material covered was the right amount to get me started in this interesting deep journey and not be too overwhelming. You ladies did such an incredible job delivering it! Not once did I feel lost or not engaged in the learning.
Equine Cranial Therapy for Horse Owners
Would you like to improve the energy levels, focus, coordination of your equine partner, and increase relaxation in and out of saddle? Would you like to have a noticeable and long-lasting impact on the nervous system of your horses and amplify the positive effects of your training?
What is Cranial Therapy
Cranial Therapy is an effective treatment modality aimed at improving neurological function, digestion, and proprioception, all through gentle and relaxing touch utilizing a solid anatomical base as it’s primary foundation.
In this 2-day in-person course, we will be exploring the essentials of the cranio-sacral system, building a basic anatomical foundation of the connective tissue (fascia, dura), specific cranial bones, sacrum, TMJ and important structures. We will each be sharing easy-to-learn techniques to facilitate lasting change in your horse. This course is open to all.
This course also comes with a 2 hour webinar hosted by Alexa and Elisse prior to the workshop to give participants a chance to learn key theory points.
Two full days of hands-on learning
2 hour webinar prior to workshop
Course manual and techniques manual ($35 value)
Membership in our private FB group providing you continued support
Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks
Maximum of 8-10 participants per course to ensure ample horse time and one-on-one instruction.
What’s Covered in Course
• History and understanding of the development of osteopathic cranio-sacral with human and equine
• Anatomy and biomechanics of sphenoid, occiput, temporal, mandible (TMJ), sacrum
• Cranial nerves, function, and bony transit within and from cranium
• Function, assessment and treatment of the cranial membranes
• Function of the cerebral-spinal fluid, and role in increasing regional and global vitalitya
• The autonomic nervous system and it’s relationship to trauma, healing, resilience and regulation
• Techniques for working with common equine issues (head shaking, altered gait, anxiety, difficulty picking up leads, asymmetrical bending, lack of hind-end engagement)
• Myofascial release, direct and sensorial techniques
We’d love to invite you to join Equine Therapist, Equine Craniosacral Therapist and RMT Elisse Miki, Equine Sport Therapist and human Osteopathic Practitioner Alexa Linton for a two day osteopathically-informed cranial therapy workshop for horse stewards. Both instructors bring different, essential perspectives and credentials to their teaching, and are current students in human osteopathy.
Course Dates 202
June 10-11, 2023, 9-5pm. Vancouver Island (location TBA)
Price $495 plus GST
Payment in full is due at least 14 days prior to your workshop. An invoice will be sent to you upon registration. Payments accepted include Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, or mailed cheque.
* For any cancellations made less than one month prior to the clinic date, the value of $100 will be retained but all other funds paid will be reimbursed.
Elisse is an Equine Osteopath, Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and the Owner of Equilibria Therapeutics. Elisse also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, a Registered Massage Therapy Licence, and multiple Certifications in Equine Therapies. She has been working in her respective fields for over 15 years bringing a multitude of experience to her clients. Her special interest and focus in the area of traumatic brain injury has allowed her to develop a unique program tailored specifically to this demographic.
Elisse brings a widely varied skill set which allows her to offer extremely specific client centred care.
Equine CranioSacral Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 (Integrated Equine Therapies)
Equine Osteopathy Level 1 & Level 2; 3-4 in progress (Integrated Equine Therapies)
Equine NeuroKinetic Therapy (NeuroKinetic Therapy)
Equine Therapy Diploma (Kheiron College of Equine Therapy)
Equine First Aid
With over fourteen years of experience working with horses as an Equine Sport Therapist, as well as thousands of animals and people, Alexa has developed a therapeutic style that is both intuitive and highly collaborative. She has her Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice (DOMP), BSc. in Kinesiology, and over a decade of training in energy medicine 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, and lives in the Cowichan Valley, unceded territory of the Cowichan and Coast Salish Peoples.