EQUINE CRANIAL THERAPY LEVEL 1
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?
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. 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, for a three day osteopathically-informed immersion into cranial work for horses. Both 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.
Can't Make It To A LIVE Course?
No problem! The online portion of this course is also offered as a stand alone online course. To access a FREE PREVIEW or 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.
Three 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
Equine Therapy Diploma and/or Human License to Practice Manual Therapy
Students with relevant combination of education and experience in the field with a minimum of 200hr practical experience may be considered on a case-case basis.
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.
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.
Course Dates 2022
Reg Price $860 (incl GST)
Early Bird $760 (incl GST)
* In the event of course cancellation due to Covid-19 please note that the value of the online course ($279) will be retained but all other funds paid will be reimbursed.
* In the event that you are unable to attend due to Covid-19 you will have the option to transfer your registration to another clinic date for up to two years. For any cancellations made one month in advance of course date, the value of the online course ($279) will be retained but all other funds paid will be reimbursed. Following this date, the remaining amount may be transferred to a future course.
9am - 5pm
Vancouver Island, BC
Early Bird Ends Aug 1, 2022
Covid-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaires will be sent out 48hr prior to your clinic and must be completed in order to attend.
See our Covid-19 Procedures for all weekend workshops.
What People Say...
EQUINE CRANIAL 1 WORKSHOP
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.
- Rachel Gedaliya,
EQUINE CRANIAL 1 WORKSHOP
I had such a positive experience over the last three days at the Cranial Level 1 workshop. I can't thank our teachers enough for their incredibly thorough course content, dedication to practice, and sharing of knowledge.
- Kaiti Elliott Bradley