Hanna Somatics® for Equestrians
(and other humans)
Hanna Somatics is a revolutionary approach to pain-management, posture correction and personal development. By tapping into the power of your Central Nervous System to reverse and prevent chronic tension, poor posture and skewed body awareness at the 🧠 ROOT, you can quickly and naturally solve your misunderstood trauma, compensation or 'muscle-memory' issues by working with your own natural reflex of Pandiculation.
In this comprehensive course, you'll learn how to do the first 6 Hanna Somatic exercises to start resetting most of the major muscle groups in your body back toward neutral.
Once you learn these exercises, you can do them in an easy 10-minute daily routine.
• Lifetime course access
• Understand the 3 Postural Reflexes and How we get Stuck in them.
• How to DO (and get the most benefits from) Somatic Exercises
• 10-page Workbook
• 42-minute Audio-Guided Class
• BONUS #1: Targeted Somatics Class focused on your Back Muscles
• BONUS #2: Neck & Shoulders Class
• BONUS #3: An Introduction to Equine Hanna Somatics®
We'll begin by talking about your goals for the session and how the brain is involved in controlling your muscles and movement. Then I'll do a brief posture assessment, explain how to get the maximum benefits from Somatic Exercises, and then I'll guide you through a session custom tailored to YOU.
My goal is to teach you what you need to know so you can continue the basic somatic work on your own!
For most people, this takes 1-3 private sessions...
Please consult appropriate medical or health care providers if you have any concerns about whether the movements are suitable for you, especially if you are dealing with an illness or injury, are pregnant, or have other health, balance or mobility issues.
Generally speaking, once you are past the acute stage and are ready to begin physical therapy, you can safely do Hanna Somatics
"In one session this technique allowed me to mentally connect to parts of my body that have felt “turned off” for the last 8 years. I’ve gone to various health professionals and nobody has spoken to my reflexes or nervous system in the capacity Alissa has. Her knowledge of our physiology and delivery of said knowledge leaves you feeling empowered and with tools. A new paradigm of feeling and connecting to the body is here. Grateful for her work and what it’s done to allow me to reconnect with my physical body."
YOGA INSTRUCTOR/LIFE COACH/THERAPIST
Hi, my name is Alissa Mayer, I’m your new Somatic Educator!
The mind and body are NOT separate, and I'm going to teach you how to take back control of your neuro-muscular system using revolutionary Hanna Somatic Exercises. Finally get free from the stiffness, pain, compensations & disconnection that are keeping you from feeling great and living your wildest dreams!
Equestrian, coffee-lover, twin-mama, neuroscience nerd, somatic educator, serial horse-rescuer and wannabe homesteader... In an alternate reality you'd find me running a vegan cafe, designing functional fashion or teaching dance, but in this one you'll find me at the barn with my hands on a horse or teaching online between homeschooling my kiddos and geeking-out on physiology!
Grab the Intro to Hanna Somatics online course, or book your private session now to start re-connecting body and mind in a whole new way!
Answers before you ask...
This is the easiest 'workout' you will ever do, because we are not just training your body, but working with the part of your nervous system that actually controls your muscles... Hanna Somatics sessions are done fully-clothed, lying on the floor or bed, seated or sometimes standing. You will be in charge of moving your own body and staying within your comfortable range-of-motion.
I will teach you how to do Somatic Movement to get the most benefits, explain how the exercises work from a neuroscience perspective, and guide you through a series of exercises based on my assessment of on your current comfort level, postural patterns and personal goals.
My goal is to teach you what you need to know so you can continue the basic somatic work on your own! For most people, this takes 1-3 private sessions... after which you can enroll in my Intro Course to learn the full-body daily maintenance session, or go deeper to solve your stubborn pain and posture issues, develop Feel at the nervous-system level and actualize your athletic potential in my 8-week Posture Transformation Program!
Hanna Somatics is not actually 'bodywork' or a 'workout' - but by learning to work with the parts of your brain involved in movement, motor control and your baseline muscle tension levels, you can get results beyond your wildest dreams! It works by helping your nervous system do it's job of self-regulation more efficiently, by letting go of your accumulated trauma and tension patterns. Basically giving you the tools to finally Get Out of Your Own Way and make progress again...
If you break a sweat doing Hanna Somatics you are doing waaaaay too much - but many of my clients do report better sleep, better digestion, and lower overall stress levels, all of which can contribute to weight loss, mental clarity and body awareness.
The Future of Equine 'Bodywork' is Equine Hanna Somatics!