HORSES & HUMANS

What Horses Can Tell Us About Resilience, Stability and Embodiment, 

with Elizabeth Reese, M.Ed., LMHC

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 1.20.50 PMDon’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the Alexander Technique from a new perspective. Observing the way horses stand, move, think, react and change can give us a clearer understanding of the Alexander Technique. In this workshop, we will look at the way horses move and what we can learn from these elite athletes about our own use. We will learn about theories of equine posture, those that are widely accepted as well as newer research; look at the results of recent studies on the relationship of posture to emotional resilience; and explore hands on techniques that are useful for AT teachers working with riders.

Don’t Miss Out…

Practical, hands-on exercises for AT teachers and students
The latest findings in animal posture and movement
Exploration of how use and resilience in animals relates to human psychophysical use
Continuing education credits available

Elizabeth Reese has trained veterinarians to apply Alexander’s principles with horses for many years, and has received incredible support from the medical community. The Dimon Institute is pleased to host Elizabeth’s workshop and share her research with horses and the equitation community. We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity.


WHEN: April 9-10, 2016

WHERE: The Dimon Institute 356 West 123rd Street

COST: $125 through March 30th ($150, full price)




AGENDA

SATURDAY

10-12:00pm: Lectures
  • Postural Rehabilitation: An Animal Model for Understanding Postural Resilience and Stability
  • Postural Control: Complexity, Neurophysiology and Body Schema 
12:00-12:45pm: Lunch
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12:45-3:00 pm: Practical Workshop
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SUNDAY

10-11:00am: Lectures
  • Embodiment of the Postural experience: How the Kinesthetics of Posture and Movement Inform the Practitioner/Patient Relationship in Manual Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation in Humans and Animals: the relationship of Posture, Behavior, Health and Well-being
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Practical Workshop