FULL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
EQUINE CRANIAL THERAPY
If you want to learn how to effectively work with the nervous system to resolve chronic issues in your equine clients and bring vitality into the body then this is the certification program for you. Online and live options available.
Hey Fellow Equine Therapists,
GET READY TO LEVEL UP YOUR CRANIAL SKILLS
Do you wonder why the same issues continue to arise for your equine clients? Do you feel that there are missing links in your assessment and therapy sessions that could be preventing healing?
Consider it time to add equine cranial therapy to your practice. If you are a working therapist who would like professional training on how to refine your palpation and dive deep into anatomy all while effectively working with the nervous system to promote long-lasting changes, then this is the certification for you!
"These courses literally changed my life and practice with my equine clients."
Being surrounded by knowledgeable and encouraging instructors, as well as a fantastic group of talented fellow therapists, amplifies and validates my own feel and intuition in such an inspiring way.
Kaiti Elliott, Certified Equine Therapist
WHAT IT IS
Individual online courses for each of Cranial Level 1-3
One week live practicum for each of Cranial Level 1-3
Written and practical exams for each of Cranial Level 1-3
EQUINE CRANIAL LEVEL 1
In this introductory level, students explore the intricacies of the cranial system. By learning the distinct anatomy and physiology of the various bones and connective tissue that make up the system, a strong foundation for future practice is developed.
Specific palpation and assessment of the key bones in the cranial system is covered as well as foundational techniques for application of cranial work. Upon successful completion students are eligible to enrol in Cranial Therapy Level 2.
Pre-requisite: Diploma Equine Therapy or Human License to practice manual therapy.
EQUINE CRANIAL LEVEL 2
In this second level, students build upon concepts learned in the first course while next training in the anatomy and physiology of the opposite end of the cranial system, the pelvis.
Learning to understand the various axis of movement available in the pelvis allows students to build a deeper feel for palpation of this integral region. Assessment and manual techniques for the sacrum, ilium, pubis, ischium, and sacroiliac joint are taught. Upon successful completion students are eligible to enrol in Cranial Therapy Level 3.
PRE-REQUISITE: EQUINE CRANIAL LEVEL 1
EQUINE CRANIAL LEVEL 3
In this third and final level, students learn advanced evaluation and management of the craniosacral system including theory and application for visceral work and the hyoid apparatus.
Bringing together all concepts undertaken in the first two levels, students learn how to build a complete craniosacral asssement and session plan while integrating this work into their current practice.
PRE-REQUISITE: CRANIAL THERAPY LEVEL 1&2
HOW IT WORKS
Sign up for next intake
Cranial Therapy Level 1 has two intakes annually. Whether you are signing up for the online-only for CE or Full Certification these courses must be taken in order. Pre-requisite: Diploma in Equine Therapy or Human License to practice manual therapy.
Complete online course
Students have one year from their start date to complete the online components of the course including all quizzes (70% pass) and home exercises that are required in the portfolio submission.
Attend live practicum
Any student wishing to obtain certification must attend the live practicum for each of the three levels. Each practicum is one week long. This includes four days of teaching and a fifth day of written and practical evaluations.
One week of intensive hands-on learning
Refine your skills as we guide you through palpation and treatment
Bonus techniques and special instruction on integration of skills
One-one teaching with each of our instructors
An unforgettable learning experience!
Can't make it to a live practicum?
IF TRAVEL ISN'T AN OPTION, WE'VE GOT YOUR LEARNING COVERED
Each of our levels is available to you as an online only option. Please note you will not receive certification. Instead you will obtain a Certificate of Completion for Equine Cranial Theory only.
Depending on your association membership these courses may count towards your annual continuing education credits. All components of the online course including quizzes (70% pass) and your portfolio, must be completed in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.
EXPERTS AT CREATING FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Alexa Linton and Elisse Miki bring forward a combined forty years education and experience with a specific focus in the osteopathic approach to equine cranial therapy.
YOU'RE AN EQUINE THERAPIST WHO WANTS MORE SKILLS
You are a dedicated lifelong learner. You want to best serve your equine clients. You have a strong desire to dive into the life changing theory and application of this potent modality.
If this sounds like you then we are a fit!
The material covered was the right amount to get me started in this interesting and deep journey.
THESE LADIES DID AN AMAZING JOB!
- Rachel Gedaliya, Equine Therapist
Select the appropriate application for your chosen pathway and apply today!
If applying for CE only then choose the online course intake that best suits your timing needs.
Cranial Level 1
Online Course Intake: January 1st, 2024
Live Practicum/Certification: May 16 - 20 (9am-4pm), Langley, BC, 2024
Cranial Level 2
Online Course Intake: April 1st, 2024
Live Practicum/Certification: July 11 - 15 (9am-4pm), Langley, BC, 2024
Cranial Level 3
Online Course Intake: TBD
Live Practicum/Certification: TBD
Course Fees Per Level
Online only for CE: $1100 CAN
Online and Live Practicum for Certification: $2600 CAN
Payment plans available for each level
Meet Your Instructors
ELISSE MIKI & ALEXA LINTON
With over forty years combined education and experience working therapeutically we bring to you our unique blend of science meets spirit in these compelling courses.
Elisse is an Equine Craniosacral Therapist, Certified EAL Instructor, and the Owner of EQ Therapeutics. Elisse also holds a BSc. in Kinesiology, a Registered Massage Therapy Licence, and multiple Certifications in Equine Therapies. She has been working in her respective fields for over 20 years bringing a multitude of experience to her clients.
Alexa is an Osteopath, DOMP, holds a BSc. in Kinesiology, and an Equine Sport Therapy Diploma. She a is a published author of Death Sucks: A Straight-Up Guide to Navigating Your Pet's Final Transition and the creator of the Whole Horse Apprenticeship and Podcast. Alexa also brings over a decade of training in BodyTalk and animal communication.
Our goal is to share with you a once in a lifetime collaboration in knowledge. Through our collective professional and educational experience, specifically in the area of osteopathic cranial therapy, we provide you with an in-depth journey into this exciting field.