ASATH Newsletter: Course Wrap, New Blog & What's Next!

Hi there -

Whew - we did it!

We just wrapped up the first-ever week of my new online course, the 7-Day Body-Mind Hack! THANK YOU to everyone who participated, you are amazing and truly an inspiration. It has been my honor and my pleasure to spend the week with you.

The Body-Mind Hack was a blast, with students joining from all around the world, and reporting amazing results: Hanna from Finland writes "5 years of hip pain is GONE after doing Day 1 - I'm stunned!" and from YouTube "Simple but profound" and "This is awesome!" If you missed the inaugural launch, no worries, you can start anytime, click to join HERE. It's free. ;)

Enjoy the rest of this email... look for a blog post about The History of my ASATH Method - Finding the Reset; some exciting events coming up soon, and a new lesson in the Members Classroom on Getting Creative with Hand-Walking. Stay to the end to read a special 2020 announcement!

PS - Be sure to follow my Instagram page @Somatics.Horsemanship for updates on my life, my horses and my offerings, and/or my ASATH fb page where we can chat or you can ask questions about any and everything!

PPS - I'm doing a LOT more on YouTube this year, and I plan to keep it up, as it's a really great teaching tool! I'm posting a free Somatics for Riders lesson every week, plus horsemanship lesson excerpts and Equine Hanna Somatics tips and tutorials. Subscribing to my channel is the best way to support the work I'm doing to provide all this free education - help me reach my goal of sharing Somatics with as many people as possible in 2020, and beyond!


- Alissa 

♥ Creator of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship™
♥ Certified Equine Hanna Somatics® Educator
♥ Co-Instructor of the Equine Hanna Somatics Professional Training Program

Weekly Intro to Hanna Somatics Mat Classes

Location: My barn studio in Oakridge, Oregon
THRU February 23, 2020 - 3-4pm (click here to reserve a spot)

Can't make it to class irl?

Try Somatics for Riders online, for free!
Click here to sign-up for the 7-Day Body-Mind Hack

Equine Hanna Somatics® Professional Training Program

March 9-13, 2020 - Novato, CA - Booked FULL
Click here for details and to get on the waiting list!

Interspecies Research LAB - Somatics + Dance + Horses

May 29-31, 2020 - Oakridge, OR
Click here for details and to reserve your spot!


Your latest lesson in the Virtual Classroom is all about Getting Creative with Hand-Walking.

After a tendon strain last summer, Doc was on modified stall-rest and a regimen of hand-walking several times per day. He was becoming increasingly bored and playful with his "rest" and keeping him to a walk was more and more difficult.

In this video, you see me getting creative to keep Doc interested and engaged without too much exertion or exuberant antics that could aggravate his freshly healed injury. This was his 3rd session adding in some trot and lateral maneuvers to his exercise time. PLUS watch me do the Initial Pick-Ups of EHS with him!


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Not yet a Member?

The Virtual Classroom is your BEST value for learning to cultivate A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship - just $24/month for access to the Video Lesson Library + NEW lessons added every month!

Looking to make even faster progress and skyrocket your relationships to the next level? Enroll in the Mastery Membership, which includes one-on-one monthly coaching and private lessons.

CLICK HERE to check out the VIRTUAL CLASSROOM + Coaching Memberships

How I found the Reset - The History of Alissa's ASATH Method

Throughout my 25 years with horses, my specialties have emerged as working with difficult horses - horses who are difficult to train, dangerous, have behavior issues or emotional issues or inexplicable physical issues that have the vet’s at a loss for answers – AND helping my human students develop more body awareness, get out of pain, live up to their athletic potential, and become more connected thru riding, horsemanship and especially Hanna Somatics.

This led directly to the development of what I call the 5 Agreements – the foundation of my training and lesson program. The 5 Agreements are the basic ingredients I believe are required to open a dialogue with a horse, and start building a vocabulary of mutually understood non-verbal words and phrases, using energy, intention, visualizations, body language, and of course some pressure and physical contact.

It was in 2010 that I learned about a new way of working with horses called Equine Hanna Somatics...


FYI, this section contains affiliate links, because you KNOW I don't have time to run a shop, but I thought you'd appreciate these!

What I'm reading (again)

Click here to order the book Somatics

Watch and Learn

Click here to download the EHS Session 1 video.

How I Shop these days...

For mom's and busy folks like me, shop online, save time! 

I use Public Goods - eco-conscious, free shipping options, great products!

Faves include essential oils, detergent pods, shampoo and hand soaps...

Use this link to save $10 on your first order,

and save ME $10 on mine (thx.)  

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Physiology, Posture, Presence

That's what you'll get when you learn to Invite an Interspecies Dialogue with your horse.


• The Body-Mind Hack (free course)
• Posture Transformation Program (for riders)
• Equine Hanna Somatics (sessions and training)
• Video Classroom Membership + Coaching Program
• Online Consultations (behavior/training, EHS, pre-purchase)


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- NEW in 2020 -

Custom Camps and Farm Stay's in Oregon!

From a weekend Pre-Saddle Fit EHS Overhaul for your horse, to week-long Private Coaching Camps and Group Somatics Retreats... reply to this email if you are interested in learning more.

Hidden above the rural Oregon communities of Oakridge and Westfir is a stunning high prairie, above the fog and below the heavy snow, at the same latitude as Florence, Italy... this is where Alissa's barn lies, surrounded by organic hay fields, epic wildlife and quiet vistas. Come visit!