Move with Less Pain, immediately
Have improved Nervous System Function
Connect more strongly to YOU
Grow Body Awareness
Relax all major muscle groups
Replace Stiffness with Suppleness
Be more Balanced and Confident
Feel Younger, Calmer, more Relaxed & Happier
Get amazing results that don't wear off!
Horses can get STUCK in one of 3 postural patterns based on survival reflexes, keeping them stuck re-living the experience (of fight/flight, freeze or trauma) 24/7 until they are freed from the muscle tension that is holding them there. Learn how to start freeing them in this course.
Too many equine training, bodywork and therapy methods are focused on 'fixing' or correcting symptoms in the body, without understanding the root causes inside the nervous system - in the horse's brain. They leave horses feeling temporarily better, with unpredictable results that don't last very long.
Here at the Novato Institute, we have perfected the art of helping horses (and humans 😉!) quickly and naturally get free from tension, and it's WAY easier than you would think. In fact, it actually takes less time and is much more effective when you create the kind of cooperative horse-guided sessions we teach in this course. Horses will love you and so will your friends and clients.
A simple process for assessing horses for chronic tension and 'stuck' posture
Learn how to help your horse do voluntary pandiculations to instantly begin reversing chronic muscle tension
An easy system for customizing your sessions to each individual horse
Learn how to invite willing participation from the horse every step of the way
A printable EHS Principles & Protocol sheet
A printable checklist of all the equine somatic movements in this proprietary EHS Protocol
Simple explanations so you can be effective right away, even while you're still learning
Video training to make sure you can learn to work somatically with horses from anywhere in the world
Eleanor Criswell Hanna Ed.D is the Creator of Equine Hanna Somatics®, Canine Hanna Somatics® and Somatic Yoga, the co-creator of Hanna Somatic Education® (for humans), and the Director of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training. She's a horse-lover, scientist, master teacher, green-tea drinker, world-traveler, and much much more!
Equine Hanna Somatics (EHS) is an adaptation of Hanna Somatics (work developed for humans) that works with pure physiology to instantly reverse chronic muscle tension, by working directly WITH the horses brain, instead of working ON the body... so even though it looks a lot like it, EHS isn't actually bodywork, but is an educational and experiential process that we facilitate for the horse.
My name is Alissa Mayer EHSE-C. I'm the creator of the Feel-Embodied™ System where I help equestrians become the partner of their horses dreams and share how to quickly create trust and connection with horses using A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™.
I earned my Certification in Equine Hanna Somatics Education more than a decade ago. This wildly transformed my horse training and riding lesson business, and shifted the way I approach everything I do with horses. Now, I co-teach the only EHS Professional Training & Certification Program with Eleanor, who I feel very lucky to call mentor, business partner and very dear friend.
I've been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember... and when I discovered EHS and met Eleanor (who is also horse-obsessed), it was like I'd found my calling - to share the incredibly valuable and mind-blowing work of Hanna Somatics with the horse world.
I believe that this work, which is based on the natural tendency of animals to pandiculate, is going to completely revolutionize the way we train and care for horses. No longer do we have to spend years doing battle with crookedness, rely on hopes and prayers that our horses will stay or become sound, or watch our beloved horses become stiff and withdrawn with age...
EHS is the most reliable, most explainable and also the fastest way I have yet found to improve the function of a horses body, improve their overall wellness and happiness, and also to create deeply satisfying bonds between horse and human.
Eleanor and I share the passion and the dream of getting as many horses as possible to enjoy the life-changing benefits of Equine Hanna Somatics. If any of this is resonating with you, then you're in the right place and we can't wait to meet you!
If you jump into the course and don't like what you see let us know. Because you get immediate access to the training and downloads you will need to show us that you went through the training and it didn't work for you in order to get a refund. We want to make sure you have an amazing experience and we think you will love this video course.
If you already have a maintenance or treatment plan for your horse (hopefully including your vet), EHS is a wonderful compliment that will make your horse easier to 'adjust' and help the results of other therapies to last longer. You may even find that your horse will need need fewer and fewer sessions (of any type) to stay supple and moving comfortably.
If your horse is in rehab from an injury or has a chronic lameness, your horse can still benefit greatly from the exercises in this course. All of the EHS exercises and movements are gentle enough for any horse to do once they are out of the acute injury stage. So, as long as your vet has given permission for your horse to do light work (like hand-walking), you can safely modify EHS Session 1 for your horse.