SIX DAY LIVE INTENSIVE and FINAL EXAM
For the Certified Practitioner Program
After completing the distance learning portion of the Certified Practitioner Program, students will attend a 6 DAY LIVE INTENSIVE. This will include six days immersed in hands-on bodywork with multiple horses, practice protocol, and review. The FINAL EXAM AND PRACTICUM will happen on DAY 6.
The total fee for the Intensive is $900. This does not include room, board or travel expenses.
*The Intensives have a maximum student limit so once you know the date and location you would like to attend, you can pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot and pay the balance in full 30 days prior to the event.
REFUND POLICY: Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another date. LIVE EVENT full payments: If cancellation is made 14 days prior to event - full refund, 7 days prior to event - 50% refund (with 50% credit toward another date) and cancellation less than 7 days will receive credit toward another live event.
PLEASE CONTACT KIM WHEN YOU KNOW WHICH INTENSIVE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND: [email protected] to check for availability and additional information.
*Students will return home to complete their internship which consists of doing a full bodywork treatment on 5 different horses and turning in the assessment / treatment sheets for review.
*CERTIFIED STUDENTS will schedule 2 private distance coaching sessions (included in price) up to six months after the intensive in preparation to begin their practice or help with internship.
LIVE INTENSIVES FOR 2020
Due to CORVID-19 the Live Intensives are currently being conducted as Private and Semi-Private courses. We are scheduling for Devils Tower, Wyoming (with field trips to various barns) according to each student's schedule and availability. We are trying to remain as flexible as possible in order to accommodate for each student and keeping our fingers crossed that things will begin to open back up, allowing for more travel and larger group experiences soon. Everyone be safe out there and wishing you all the best.
*GILLETTE, WYOMING - APRIL 3RD - 8TH
*SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 20TH - APRIL 25TH
*SPEARFISH, SOUTH DAKOTA - MAY --2nd - MAY 7TH
*RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - MAY 30ST - JUNE 4TH
PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE INTENSIVES CAN BE ARRANGED AT OUR DEVILS TOWER, WYOMING LOCATION DURING THE WARMER WYOMING MONTHS!
INTENSIVES WILL BE HELD IN ARENAS OR BARNS WITH SHELTER FOR HANDS ON PRACTICE.
EACH INTENSIVE MAY INCLUDE A FIELD TRIP TO ANOTHER BARN FOR ADDITIONAL PRACTICE.
THE FINAL WRITTEN EXAM WILL BE HELD IN A QUIET AND COMFORTABLE LOCATION EITHER AT OR NEAR THE ARENA OR BARN.
I read once that if you want to write a book, you should write the book you want to read. Taking this advice, I have spent the past eight years creating the course(s) I would want to take while keeping within rigorous standards. All this information and training was not available in any one program when I first imagined such a gratifying career and there were few coaches to guide me.
When I am performing bodywork on horses, there is SO much more going on with them than I could possibly put into categories, theories or techniques. Although I always feel an awesome surge of validation when a horse awards me with what we call a “release” (yawning, stretching, licking and chewing), I somehow know that isn’t the full story. When I am deeply tuned in to the energy, I almost sense the horse will offer the “release” just to help me through the energetic moment; as if to encourage me along. So, I went deeper, learning from every avenue I could – especially the horse. In developing this program, my goal is to help students learn how to “feel”, gain empathy, and mostly to believe in themselves. I want to bring out that deep childlike depth and conviction which, to me feels like the same space that horses hold (and they are just waiting for us to catch up). This space has no rules or validation because it is nothing more than the present moment being shared between two souls. This is where magic happens.
The scientific approach to bodywork often felt cold and emotionally void to me; while the excited, “look she’s yawning” as the end answer to what is going on felt very shallow. I wanted to offer a deeply rich and intuitive experience while still teaching the scientific basics of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology.
For a long time, I was afraid people would take what I have to offer as too “Woo-Woo”. Fortunately, my faith and an incredible business coach prevailed and The School of Applied Integrative Therapy ~ Equine essentially birthed itself. This program is not only nationally and Internationally accredited, but weaves itself around stories from my own truly incredible journey with learning, growing, and intimately experiencing bodywork, natural and ancient healing practices, horses, and spiritual and personal development. Students not only gain knowledge, but also inner growth, depth of connection, and hopefully, a renewed belief in themselves and the world of equine. I would love to share this knowledge and deep experience with anyone wishing for such a valued and rewarding career or addition to horsemanship.