Light to the Core Seminar-Workshop

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Are you interested in profoundly affecting the deepest interconnections of the horse’s body? Would you like to delve deeper into the light-touch techniques taught in Jim Masterson’s Light to the Core video?

In this new hands-on workshop, you will learn subtle, gentle, simple bodywork that has the ability to profoundly affect the deepest interconnections of the horse’s body. This course is for any horse owner or handler: no knowledge of anatomy is required and you will not be picking up the horse’s legs.

The prerequisite for this course is to have reviewed and practiced a handful of the techniques demonstrated in the Light to the Core video.

Successful completion of this seminar DOES NOT fulfill the prerequisite for our Advanced 5-Day Course; you must take the Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar if you wish to go on to the Advanced 5-Day Course. However, this course will enrich your understanding of the power of light touch techniques and is suitable for all levels, including the seasoned Masterson Method Certified Practitioner.

Light to the Core 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.**

USA

January 28-29, 2023  Kenwood, CA  with Lori Hoppe 

United Kingdom and Europe

(Nothing scheduled at this time. Please check back

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Canada

June 20-21, 2022  Calgary, AB  with Lori Hoppe *Note this is a Mon-Tues course

August 20-21, 2022  Ponoka, AB  with Lori Hoppe 

September 17-18, 2022  Campbellcroft, ON  with Lori Hoppe 

October 1-2, 2022  Calgary, AB  with Lori Hoppe 

Lori Hoppe demonstrating light touch techniques

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 covered on Day 1 focus on the light-touch Search-Response-Stay-Release techniques throughout the body, covering the key junctions that most affect performance. Techniques are first demonstrated, then students practice on horses with individual hands-on help from the Instructor, and then we re-group to ask/answer questions and review/discuss the results of the technique. We break for lunch and have short morning and afternoon breaks.

At the end of Day 1, the Instructor will provide a whole-horse demonstration, blending in some of the Light to the Core techniques taught in this course.

Day 2 — Workshop Continues at 9am

We follow the same learning format as on Day 1, with an emphasis on the subtle movement techniques, and completing a whole-horse session. Techniques are first demonstrated, then students practice on horses with individual hands-on help from the Instructor, and then we re-group to ask/answer questions and review/discuss the results of the technique. We break for lunch and have short morning and afternoon breaks.

On Day 2, students will also learn how to assess what techniques are best suited to any given horse, and then do a whole-horse session, practicing select techniques based on their assessment of what that particular horse needs. This way, the student will review and practice a full bodywork session on a horse prior to going home.

Light to the Core Seminar Prerequisite

The prerequisite for this course is to view the Light to the Core video and to try out some of the techniques prior to attending. If you do not currently have this video (DVD or streaming option), you can add it to your cart when you register for the Light to the Core Seminar-Workshop.

Note About Our Trademark

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Only Masterson Method Certified Practitioners may use the Masterson Method® name and logo in their bodywork business. Any uses by those other than our certified practitioners to promote their services is an infringement on trademark rights. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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