Are you an equine bodyworker or manual therapist with a 

curiosity about the equine cranial-sacral system, how it functions, and how to work effectively with it? 

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. 

We’d love to invite you to join Equine Therapist, Equine Cranial Therapist and RMT Elisse Miki, Equine Sport Therapist and animal communicator Alexa Linton, and Equine Osteopath Steph Schaub, for a three day osteopathically-informed immersion into cranial work for horses. All three instructors bring different, essential perspectives and credentials to their teaching, and are current students in human osteopathy.

In this 3-day course, we will be exploring the intricacies of the cranial-sacral system, building a solid anatomical foundation of the connective tissue (fascia, dura), specific cranial bones and motility, sacral and innominate bones and mobility, cranial nerves and venous sinuses, all while progressively cultivating skills and subtlety in palpation. We will each be sharing potent techniques to dialogue with and facilitate lasting change at each of these tissue levels. This course is open to all equine therapists and human manual therapists, and by special request to those with experience in equine anatomy/physiology. A course manual will be provided, as well as refreshments.

The online portion of this course is also offered as a stand alone online course. To register for the online course only CLICK HERE.

Covered In Course:

• History and understanding of the development of osteopathic cranial-sacral with human and equine
• Anatomy and biomechanics of sphenoid, occiput, temporal, frontal, nasal, maxilla, ethmoid, and
accessory bones of the face, mandible, hyoid, sacrum, innominate bones as well as articulations, and
assessment and treatment of specific bones and articulations
• Cranial nerves, function, and bony transit within and from cranium
• Function, importance, assessment and treatment of the dura mater and cranial membranes
• Function and storage of the cerebral-spinal fluid, and role in increasing regional and global vitality
• Palpation of primary respiratory mechanism (motility) and mobility at the levels of bone, fascia,
membrane and fluids
• The autonomic nervous system and it’s relationship to trauma, healing, resilience and regulation
• Treatment of common equine issues (head shaking, altered gait, anxiety, difficulty picking up leads,
saddling issues, asymmetrical bending, lack of hind-end engagement)
• Myofascial release, de-compaction, direct and sensorial techniques
• In session and at-home integrations for sustaining results and supporting treatment


Maximum of 8-10 participants per course to ensure ample horse time and one-on-one instruction.

Whats Included:

  • 3 Full days of hands-on learning

  • Course manual and techniques manual ($50 value)

  • One-year access to online learning platform ($279 value) which includes all theory covered in course

  • One-year access to exclusive video content of techniques demonstrations and much more

  • Membership in our private FB group providing you continued support 

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks


Course dates 2021:



If you have any further questions or to determine eligibility please fill in the contact form below an we will be happy to assist you!

Elisse Miki


Elisse is an Equine Craniosacral Therapist, 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. Additionally, 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 continues to gain knowledge in her field as she is currently completing her Diploma Osteopathy Manual Practice at the Vancouver campus. 

Alexa Linton


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 BSc. in Kinesiology, over a decade of training in BodyTalk and animal communication, and her current passion as a 4th year student of osteopathy.She is the co-founder of the Cowgirl Re-union, 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 co-steward of Firefly Farm in the Cowichan Valley, unceded territory of the Cowichan and Coast Salish Peoples, where she lives with the horse herd Diva, April and Duke, dogs Reilly and Solo and cat Parker.

Steph Schaub


As a Certified Equine Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Human Physiotherapist Steph brings a vast array of knowledge to her teaching. She graduated Physiotherapy in 2003 from the University Clinic of Friedrichsleim in Frankfurt, Germany. She continued on to acquire certification as a Manual Equine Osteopathic Practioner and worked in her respective fields until she decided to move to Canada in 2013 with a desire to live and work full time. Her medical background in Human Physiotherapy combined with Equine Osteopathy allows her to apply an incredibly unique skill set in her work with equines.  


Additionally, Steph is trained in 

Kinesiology Taping, Acupuncture, 

Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Dry Needling for Equines as well is a current student of the human Diploma Osteopathy Manual Practice, Vancouver campus. 

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