SIX DAY LIVE INTENSIVE - Deposit or Full Enrollment
Six Days of working on horses concluding with final exam and internship.
SIX DAY LIVE INTENSIVE and PRACTICUM
To complement the distance learning portion of the Certified Practitioner Program, students will attend a 6 DAY LIVE INTENSIVE. Students must complete Module #3 before attending the SIX DAY LIVE INTENSIVE.
This will include six days immersed in hands-on bodywork with multiple horses, practice protocol, and review. The Six Days will include practicum (hands on) examination to text your knowledge of equine anatomy and bodywork technique.
The total fee for the Intensive is $900. This does not include room, board or travel expenses.
*NOTE - The price for this intensive will increase to $1200 in June 2021. All student who are enrolled in the Certified Practitioner Program prior to June 2021 will still get the $900 price for the Intensive if completed by the end of 2022.
*The Intensives have a maximum student limit of six, so once you know the date you would like to attend, you can pay a 20% 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 if available. 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 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: [email protected]
*After the intensive, 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. Student will continue all unfinished online work and take the final written exam online. Access to private online coaching continues after the intensive.
LIVE INTENSIVES FOR 2021
Due to COVID-19 we are trying to remain as flexible as possible in order to accommodate for students as needed. Classes are limited to six students. The guest house has three private bedrooms with shared kitchen and living space (including outdoor living space).
All INTENSIVES FOR SUMMER / FALL OF 2021 WILL BE HELD AT DEVILS TOWER, WYOMING (We can add additional intensives if needed)
- MAY 29 - JUNE 3
- JUNE 13- 18
- JULY 18 - 23
- AUG 19 - 24
- SEPT 19 - 24
- OCT 3 - 8
EACH INTENSIVE WILL INCLUDE:
3-4 FIELD TRIPS TO WORKING BARNS WITHIN A 150 MILE RADIUS
WELCOME DINNER ON THE FIRST NIGHT BEFORE THE INTENSIVE BEGINS
LUNCHES AND SNACKS EVERY DAY OF THE INTENSIVE
CELEBRATION DINNER ON THE LAST NIGHT OF THE INTENSIVE
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 nine 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.
Kim is a certified and licensed human massage therapist, as well as animal massage therapist and bodyworker. When not teaching, she maintains her bodywork practice for animals and their people. Kim makes her home with her husband Lowell, and many animals (both domestic and wild) in Northwest Wyoming near Devils Tower National Monument. Kim is a board member for the National Board of Animal Acupressure and Massage.