Kara’s Education

Listed here are some of the more influential courses and education I’ve completed that continue to shape my perspectives, as well as those whose work has inspired or influenced me. Sometimes horses, individuals, and experience can also be the greatest teachers.

Degrees, Licensures, and Certifcations

  • (2019) B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Applied Psychology and Holistic Health.
  • (2016) Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of TN
  • (Pending) Residual Strain Therapy: Fascia Release Certification from FasciaSense with Dr. Winder, D.C. Passed certification test in October 2019; must… turn… in… paperwork.

Bodywork and Movement Education

Listed from earliest to most recent.

  • Ortho-bionomy Blue Print for Neural Mapping courses (32 hours)
  • Integrative Gentle Equine Bodywork Methods weekend clinics (60 hours)
    • Including Ortho-bionomy, Acupressure, gentle myofascial release.
  • LMT: Licensed Massage Therapist. (530 hours)
  • Equine Hanna Somatics Clinic and audit EHS Clinic Day with Alissa Mayer (25 hours)
  • Hanna Somatic Movement Education courses (108 hours)
  • Apprenticeship in gentle bodywork methods. (over 400 hours)
    • including Ortho-bionomy, Masgutova Neurosensorymotor Reflex Integration Method, myofascial techniques, and other gentle integrative techniques.
  • Masgutova Neurosensorymotor Reflex Integration Method: Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration course with Dr. Svetlana Masgutova. (32 hours)
  • Masterson Method Beyond Horse Massage weekend clinic with Lorre Mueller and Petra Roden (16 hours)
  • Equine Craniosacral–Intro to the Partisch Process with Karen Partisch, LMT. (14 hours)
  • Residual Strain Therapy, from FasciaSense: gentle fascial release with Dr. Eric Winder, DC. Year-long program spread out over 6 courses. (100 hours)

Dynamic Movement, Biomechanics, and Anatomy for Horses and People

Listed from earliest to most recent.

  • Equine Gait and Movement Analysis clinics (25 hours)
  • Jillian Kreinbring Equine Biomechanics Lecture Clinic, lessons, and auditing (over 40 hours)
  • Equine Anatomy for Bodyworkers course through Equinology (currently enrolled)
  • Whole Body Biomechanics: Feet, Knees, and Hips through Katy Bowman/Nutritious Movement (currently enrolled)

Other Sources of Education and Inspiration:

Moments spent with horses, community, in meditation, in movement, in art, and in dreams… It’s in the moments where we’re most in touch with ourselves and our inner workings that we begin to see our dreams play out before our eyes.

Manolo Mendez of Training for Wellness, Peggy Cummings (Connected Riding and Connected Groundwork), Linda-Tellington Jones TTouches, Gerd Heuschmann, Biotensegrity by Graham Scarr, Eleanor Criswell-Hanna of Hanna Somatic Movement Education, Adriene Mishler with Yoga with Adriene, Katy Bowman with Nutritious Movement, Real Love by Sharon Salzberg, Barbara Frederickson, PhD. specializing in Positive Psychology, and Dawn Again by Doniga Markegard, and Dr. Tom Stangel with Stangel Functional Neurology and Functional Neurology.