Alissa Mayer stands next to the back end of a brown horse in a stable with a sand floor.

Alissa Mayer

BSc(Equine), EHSE-C

Alissa is a Certified Equine Hanna Somatics® Educator, the CEO of Feel-Embodied™, the founder of the Association for Equine Hanna Somatics Education (AEHSE), and for the last 8 years is co-instructor of the Equine Hanna Somatics Professional Training & Certification Program at the Novato Institute with Eleanor Criswell, creator of Equine Hanna Somatics.

Alissa is an author (How to Invite an Interspecies Dialogue – The Five Agreements of A Somatic Approach to Horsemanship), posture specialist, international clinician, serial horse rescuer, and teacher with a passion for using neuroscience to help horses (and the people who love them) live their best lives.

With a bachelors degree in Equine Science and over 25 years in the horse industry – first as an eventing-groom, trainer, riding instructor, hoof trimmer, traveling clinician, and since 2010, working somatically with hundreds of horses, dogs and humans all over the US, Hawaii, Canada and western Europe –, Alissa found herself teaching the same foundational concepts to everyone, be they Olympic teams or backyard horses, horse-husbands or seasoned equine bodyworkers: Alissa’s approach is to first resolve postural dysfunction, chronic tension and pain by restoring neutral resting muscle tone, then develop the brain-body connections and skills to leverage the power of our personal electro-magnetic fields in order to connect and communicate on a subtle, nervous-system level with horses… regardless of discipline or training style.

Alissa teaches online via her Feel-Embodied Academy and the EHS Professional Training Program. She hosts clients in-person at her farm in Oregon for Somatic Immersion experiences or Equine Hanna Somatics. She offers 1-1 sessions over Zoom. And she accepts interns and working students on a limited basis.