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Holistic  Health & Leadership  for Horses & Humans
SOMATIC EQUINE ARTS
Embody Life Ranch
Teri deeply believes and has experienced, that horses can lead us back to our true
essence.   Horses have an unconditional, in the moment presence, which helps to
connect us with what really matters. They are clear, to the point, and honest about what
they perceive.  Their wisdom is timeless, there is so much to learn….
Teri Carter, director of SEA, is a registered Somatic
Movement Educator and Bodywork Therapist who
has been practicing myriad healing arts for the last
30 years. Drawing on a synthesis of research and
applied practice, Teri created the EMBODY LIFE
method grounded in science, proven body therapies
somatic movement, and life coaching principles
helping hundreds pass barriers of self-limitation into
restored wellbeing. She designs and facilitates
effective training programs and healing processes
for humans and animals.
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Teri's passion for horses dates back to her childhood in Wisconsin, where she spent
endless hours breathing in, and adoring these magnificent beings.  Time spent with her
horse Sienna and other horses enriches her life. She is passionate about combining her
bodywork therapy and somatic background with equine assisted healing and learning.
Please note:
The services of Equine Somatic Artse are
intended to complement, not replace proper
veterinary care. We do not diagnose.
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Equine Somatic Arts






BODY BALANCING
For YOU & YOUR HORSE
A 2 Day Immersion into a
system of gentle touch and
embodiment that works at the
cellular level to activate the
body's potential, and a means to
enhance relationships beyond
the constraints of language.

Practitioner Training Program
INTRO LEVEL
EMBODIED AWAKENING
As we learn to INHABIT
THE WORLD OF HORSES,
we'll learn to inhabit our own
bodies through introductory
Somatic methods of self care,
fitness and leadership,
with Horse as Guide.

LEVEL 1
HEALING & HORSES
Deepen into Somatic methods
with Continuum Movement,
Experiential Anatomy and
Therapeutic Touch, for yourself
and others. With Horse as guide,
learn how these methods can
benefit all, including Horse.

LEVEL 2
BODY BALANCING
FOR HUMANS & HORSES
Deepen into the experience of
somatic body balancing
applications for yourself, others
and horses. Discover Elements
that restore the body to natural
states of rest & dynamic
equilibrium.

EMBODIED LEADERSHIP
Equine Assisted Coaching

Where: Embody Life Ranch
High Desert Mountains
30 minutes outside of L.A.

Santa Clarita CA, USA
What is Somatic Equine Arts ?
Horses are consummate teachers of how we are present in each moment.  
They naturally embody a somato-spiritual consciousness.

Somatic Equine Arts (SEA) is an innovative therapeutic embodied awakening process.  
Through
Somatic Movement and connection with HORSES, the integration of our sensory
awareness and physical movement becomes a smooth synergy that coordinates our intellectual,
emotional, and intuitive expressions of physicality and consciousness.

We will combine the extraordinary methods of Embodied Mindfulness, Continuum Movement and
Body Balancing methods, with powerful and calming experiences with horses.

Equine-guided experiences draw upon the physical and metaphysical nature of the horse to help
us practice mindfulness, clear communication, and enjoy relationship. Horses rekindle our
playfulness and feelings of peace and well-being. When horses react to our body language and
energy, we learn to trust our somato-spiritual cues in response to asking:

  • Refining your intuition and developing your non-verbal listening, somatic perspective,
    expanded awareness, consciousness, how to read and articulate body language
  • Interpret and articulate horses responses, and develop inter-species communication.
  • Combining animal wisdom, somatic practices and relational instincts of both horses and
        participants to access deep resources, unwind trauma, and re-pattern historical shaping
        in the body.
  • Validation of intuitive abilities and sensate knowledge
  • Enhancing Leadership qualities and capability

We will use breathing and movement practices drawn from Continuum, Body-Mind Centering,
and Taoist Chi Gung Meditation, progressive relaxation, and natural horsemanship to connect
with horses and with our whole and greater selves.
Somatic exercise examples:
  • Mindful walkabout, somato-spiritual connections with the land
  • One-on-one time with a horse:  Approaching, projecting intentions energetically upon
   horses based on sensory awareness.
  • Approaching, Leading, and Grooming Horses: Exploring horse-human boundaries and
   personal space. Somatic awareness through grounding and centering with horses.
   Blending energy centers and centers of gravity with horses.
  • Somatic Movement Introduction: Continuum’s breath, sound and micro-movements. Body-
    Mind Centering's experiential anatomy and sensory-intuitive touch.  These practices will
   assist you to inhabit your body's intelligence with ease, and help you to apply the principles
   to working with horses.