SEA Training

Somatic Equine Arts Courses


Inhabiting the World of Horses

Intro to Embodied Awakening

One Day Immersion: Join us for a restorative experience at the Embody Life Ranch in California. Surrounded by mountain vistas, friendly horses, and nourishing nature, Teri and Sienna will guide you in a somatic approach to repatterning pain, injuries and limitations of your body-mind. Sienna, Teri's 9-year-old gated quarter horse, will be our guide in learning to absorb the wisdom that horses innately hold. This intro sets the fundamentals for the full SEA training program, as well as providing an opportunity for individuals interested in exploring their personal self-knowing and self-healing without engaging in the whole certification. You will also gain a basic introduction to Somatic Movement and Body Balancing methods to help erase pain and holding patterns from your body. 


Deepening Into Embodied Awakening ~ Level 1

Concentration. Develop your capacity to read the cues and signals from your own body, and the body of Horse.  We will explore the realm of senses and perception, learning the motor-perceptual loop in both humans and horses to better understand how we perceive our life experience, from pain and fear to joy and pleasure.  You will discover how Somatic Movement and Body Balancing methods can help dissolve pain and holding patterns from your body, and how to attune this experience with HORSE. You will become more comfortable with experiential anatomy to help connect with your physicality and that of HORSE.  This workshop is open to graduates of the INTRO LEVEL, EMBODIED AWAKENING, and serves as the intermediate level in obtaining a Somatic Equine Arts Body Balancing certification. Three days of training.


Ideal for Building flexibility ~ Level 2

Depth. While inhabiting the Wisdom of Horses, you'll learn basic somatic body balancing methods for yourself, others and horses. Elements of Continuum Movement and Experiential Anatomy will help you discover embodied applications that can restore the body to its optimal states of rest and dynamic equilibrium. You will deepen into the experience of embodied anatomy to help connect with your own physicality and that of HORSE, and to become more confident in reading the body's response. Hands-on and Movement therapies learned will include tissue and fascia release, plus other healing approaches. This workshop is open to graduates of the INTRO and LEVEL 1 modules. Upon completion, along with homework assignments and approval from the Director, requirements will have been achieved in obtaining a Somatic Equine ArtsBody Balancing certification. Three days of training


Courage to Stay the Course. Equine assisted training helps us notice what we practice in life, if what we practice still serves us, and to help us develop practices that align our values with our actions. As we resource the wisdom of our bodies, while inter-relating with the world of horses, we learn to reduce negative thinking, calm emotions, stay open to possibilities, cultivate a leadership presence, bring clarity to difficult situations, visualize positive futures, and grow the capacity to fulfill commitments. Some of the benefits of working with horses as coaching partners, leaders and learners in this one day training:
  • Slow down and become Present
  • Reclaim the Resources of Our Bodies
  • Grow Empathy and Deep Listening
  • Dissolve Barriers to Desired Goals
  • Gain Clarity & Relational Skills
  • Cultivate Confidence & Communication
  • Establish Healthy Boundaries