Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop

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A Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar is the next practical step after reading/viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book/DVD.

In these hands-on workshops, you’ll learn how to recognize and use the visual responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated stress in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. Jim Masterson has successfully taught these techniques to hundreds of owners, therapists, and trainers worldwide, enabling them to open new levels of communication and relationship with their horses.

We do require you to purchase and review the Beyond Horse Massage book and/or DVD before attending the seminar-workshop.

The Masterson Method is accredited by various national and international organizations including the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.

Weekend Seminar-Workshop Dates

See our COVID-19 procedures. See our COVID-19 Waiver (for Canada, the United States and Poland).

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual. If a course is FULL, email to be added to any course waitlist**

USA

October 1-2, 2022 West Bend, WI with Becky Tenges

October 1-2, 2022 Santa Rosa Valley, CA with Loni Langdon

October 1-2, 2022 Milo, IA with Martha Becker

October 1-2, 2022 Ringoes, NJ with Leslie Brooks

October 1-2, 2022 Dexter, MI with Fran Cilella

October 8-9, 2022 Griffin, GA with Kathy Tow

October 8-9, 2022 Pequot Lakes, MN with Lise Lunde

October 15-16, 2022 Ault, CO with Anne Bailey

October 22-23, 2022 Bristol, TN

October 22-23, 2022 Freeville, NY

October 22-23, 2022 Salado, TX with Kelly Jefferson

October 22-23, 2022 Callaway, MD with Khrystynna Hunsinger

October 29-30, 2022 Sharon, VT with Samantha Walker

October 29-30, 2022 Villa Ridge with Coralie Hughes

October 29-30, 2022 Kiowa, CO with Anne Bailey

November 12-13, 2022 Concord, NC with Khrystynna Hunsinger

November 12-13, 2022 Sioux Falls, SD with Megan Dushin

November 12-13, 2022 Pleasant View, UT

November 19-20, 2022 Adams, TN with Kathy Tow

December 3-4, 2022 Las Vegas, NV with Anita Chang-Vigo

December 3-4, 2022 Cottonwood, CA

December 3-4, 2022 Cleveland, GA with Kathy Tow

January 21-22, 2023 Tucson, AZ with Vanessa Helvey

January 28-29, 2023 Ceres, CA with Amy Alford

March 5-6, 2023 Koloa, HI with Amy Alford  *Note: this is a Sunday-Monday course

June 17-18, 2023 Larsen, WI

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Canada

October 6-7, 2022 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe *Note this is a Thu-Fri course

October 15-16, 2022 Langley, BC with Lori Hoppe

October 22-23, 2022 Richmond, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

March 25-26, 2023 Calgary, AB  with Lori Hoppe

April 29-30, 2023 Granby, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

May 6-7, 2023 Arnprior, ON with Sylvie Vallières

May 27-28, 2023 Mono, ON with Leslie Kennedy

June 10-11, 2023 Ascot Corner, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Europe & UK

October 1-2, 2022 Rzęszyce, Poland with Beata Filonowicz (in Polish) 

October 8-9, 2022 Beauvechain, Belgium with Diane Howard (in French)

October 15-16, 2022 Egestorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

October 15-16, 2022 Ouwerkerk, Netherlands with Masja Fick (in Dutch)

November 2-3, 2022 Tzur Hadassah, Israel with Nikki Kagan (in English & Hebrew) *Note this is a Wed-Thu course

November 19-20, 2022 Graz, Austria with Vicky Devlin (in English)

November 19-20, 2022 Vorden, Netherlands with Lucie Klaassen (in Dutch)

November 19-20, 2022 Argalasti, Greece with Nikki Kagan (in English)

December 3-4, 2022 Nižbor, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Australia & New Zealand

October 15-16, 2022 Queensland, AU with Vicky Devlin

October 18-19, 2022 Byford, Western Australia with Vicky Devlin *Note this is a Tues-Wed course

October 22-23, 2022 Victoria, AU with Vicky Devlin

Asia

November 5-6, 2022 Chiba, Japan with Vicky Devlin (English with Japanese translation) 

South Africa

October 15-16, 2022 Cape Town, ZA with Kathy Adams

November 12-13, 2022 Johannesburg, ZA with Alexandra Davies

Day 1 — Workshop begins at 9am

Workshop begins at 9am with a discussion of the principles of The Masterson Method®. 

  • The horse’s survival-bracing response.
  • How to use different levels of touch, and the horse’s responses to by-pass the bracing response.
  • Use of movement and positioning to allow a muscle or junction to release tension.
  • Key junctions of the body that most affect performance.
  • How the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle process of release works.

Techniques:

  • The first technique, the Bladder Meridian Technique, is demonstrated and explained.
  • Students practice on horses, with individual hands-on help from the Instructor(s).
  • Students and Instructor(s) re-group to ask and answer questions, and review and discuss the results of the technique.
  • Techniques to release tension in the poll, neck, and neck/shoulders/withers junction are demonstrated, practiced, and discussed/reviewed during the first day, with a break for lunch and short morning and afternoon breaks.

Day 2 — Workshop continues at 9am

We follow the same learning format as on Day 1;

  • Hands-on instruction.
  • Review and discussion to learn basic techniques to release tension in the back, sacro-iliac and sacro-lumbar junction.

After lunch, a fresh group of horses are brought in. Students have the opportunity to practice all the techniques that were learned over the weekend, on fresh horses, with hands-on help from the Instructor(s). This way, the student will review and practice a full bodywork session on a horse prior to going home.

Weekend Seminar-Workshop Prerequisites

1st Prerequisite – Reading and viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book and DVD (can be added when purchasing your registration)

2nd Prerequisite – This is a hands-on workshop. Students must be prepared to pick up all four of the horse’s feet and be comfortable in a stall with an unknown horse.  For safety reasons students must have a good grasp of basic horsemanship. Note that students will not be working on their own horse during this seminar, even if their horse lives at the host barn. However, you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned to your own horse afterwards!

Are you interested in earning a free spot in the weekend seminar?

Host a Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar

We are Accredited and Approved Through the Following Organizations

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits (CEC): Weekend Seminar-Workshop: 14 CEC. Home Study Course: 12 CEC, Advanced 5-Day: 32 CEC, Field Work Course: 50 CEC, Certification Completion Course: 32 CEC

National Board of Certification For Animal Acupressure and Massage  Approved for 14 hours CE credit, hands-on for the Weekend Seminar-Workshop

Equine Therapies Association of Australia  Approved Training Provider