Moving Into Oneness
Evolution of Consciousness through Partnership with the Horse
Within just 3 sessions, Bryony had really helped me understand the exact imbalances in my body, and the two of us figured out how this was adversely impacting my riding. Bryony was a master at understanding what I needed, imparting the knowledge that would help me, and showing me just the right amount of exercises to keep me moving forward and motivated. Already, I have noticed a difference, and more importantly, so have the horses I ride."
~Mel Hare, Ocala, FL and Moab, UT
"I was pleasantly surprised to find that, after my first session with Bryony it was easier for me to use my body correctly while riding. I no longer had to fight my body or struggle to keep my shoulders aligned over my hips (I tend to turn my shoulders and chest to the left). It felt effortless to keep good posture in the saddle, which in turn allowed me to be less tense and more fluid in my riding." ~E.R., Ocala, FL
“I had to stop my workouts at the gym, because of pain and weakness in my muscles. After having Ortho-Bionomy from Bryony, I went back to the gym and was amazed that I could now do exercises I hadn't been able to do before, and was comfortable doing them. I was able to achieve more in the workout because I was able to access those muscles...and everything just felt easier.” ~Kathryn R., Corpus Christi, TX
"Our Fresian gelding has had uneven hips for about a year now. After Bryony worked with him, I noticed his hips were much more even. I could really notice it when he walked. I was amazed at how such a short session (it was maybe half an hour - he has a shorter attention span) could produce such dramatic results. He seemed much more willing under saddle as well. Bryony is so great about educating us as well and giving us things to work on with him on our own. Bryony's methods of bodywork have produced the best results out of all the bodywork I have had done on the horses!"
~ Nancy Smorch, Ocala, FL
"I just wanted to let you know that I noticed my horse carrying himself better after you worked on him. He actually had good posture on his own! Thank you!!!" ~ A.E., Williston, FL
"My horse had been stiff in his right hip, hanging that leg over jumps and having difficulty cantering. After the first session he received from Bryony, there was a big improvement in his movement; he seemed to have greater range of motion and was able to clear the jumps and canter more easily. I also noticed his attitude was improved and he was more able to focus on his work than usual." ~S.F., Ocala, FL
"After your work with my horse the other day, I can now touch the right side of his neck without him getting reactive! He's tracking up evenly on both sides! I rode him in the arena today and his footsteps are now on the bend instead of dragging one foot and stepping inwards. Thank you again!"
~ H.S., Ocala, FL
"Just wanted to let you know your treatment and 'stretching' recommendation is really helping. I worked 2 1/2 busy days since our session and I still feel great. I forgot to tell you I usually get sciatica pain after driving more than an hour, but not this weekend working in Tampa (2 hour drive each way). Thank you!"
~ Brent Barrett, DVM, Equine Podiatry specialist
“My chronic SI pain is gone, thanks to you!” ~H. S., Ocala, FL
“The day after being thrown from my horse, my left leg was so sore that I was unable to lift it without using the aid of my hands. That evening Bryony performed Ortho-Bionomy® on me. It was so subtle, that I hardly imagined one session would accomplish much. The following day I was pleasantly surprised to find my leg had minimal soreness, and I could lift it without using my hands. By day two, I had absolutely no pain! I recommend Bryony's methods to anyone experiencing any type of discomfort. She is truly gifted.” ~S.J.~ Ocala, FL.
“Bryony has conducted Yoga for Equestrians classes for a small group at my farm. She is a thoughtful and gifted teacher. She has the ability to create awareness of the parts of the body as they relate to the horse while riding. In addition to the classes, I am using her Yoga for Equestrians CD regularly. I find doing the exercises on the CD most helpful in keeping my body flexible which assists me in being more fluid while riding my horse.
I highly recommend Bryony's classes, as well as her Yoga for Equestrians CD.”
~C.P., Williston, FL
"I use your yoga CD several times a week, and it is making a big difference in how my body feels." ~T.F., Ocala, FL
"I purchased Bryony's yoga CD, Moving Into Balance: Getting Started. Bryony's instructions are very clear, and her voice very soothing. The CD format allows me to stay in alignment, not having to turn my head to look at a TV screen. The poses are helpful in preparing my body to be more fluid and go with the flow of my horse..." ~Fleta Sokal, MD, Forest Hill, Maryland
"I just had to write to tell you how much I love your yoga CD. I loved hearing how each pose would improve my self-carriage and consequently the ability to communicate better with my horse. I was so excited afterward that I wanted to purchase all of your CD's!" ~ B.E., Micanopy, FL
"After the first session I was hooked. I have been stuck on some issues in my riding, but could not quite understand what was going on. Bryony's classes and audio CD have helped me so much, to gain awareness of my own body, and to realize how my body correlates to the horses' movements and their ability to understand what I am asking them to do. She makes it so easy to understand the 'why and how' of how our bodies are communicating (or miscommunicating!) to our horses. The best analogy I can come up with is 'On Line for the Human.' Bryony's yoga classes shape our bodies, focus our minds, and help us understand which muscles do what and how important our breathing is in effecting our riding and communication. I would highly recommend her classes and her CD." ~Chris McCord, Ocala, FL
"While at the Florida Parelli Center for a two-week riding course, I had the opportunity to attend a Yoga for Equestrians class given by Bryony. Bryony's clear, detailed instruction helped me to find proper alignment. I will incorporate the specific exercises she did for riding in my yoga regimen. Bryony's soothing voice guided us through an invigorating- yet relaxing- session. I would recommend her classes to anyone, even if not an equestrian." ~Fleta Sokal MD, Forest Hill, Maryland
Bryony's clear direction, explanation of poses, and soothing voice made her yoga class my favorite one ever!" ~Christa Mobley, Silver Spring, MD
Amazing. I always seem to come away so much more in tune with myself and others. Always learning something new from you. Thank you for being the healer that you are! ~ B.B., Corpus Christi, TX
Transformative: the word that best describes my experience of work with Bryony. As a meditator, teacher, choral director, I've had bodywork off and on throughout my adult life. It has keep me paying attention to my body, for which I am grateful. And the work with Bryony surpasses it all in a gentle, simple, "of course" way. I have always felt that the body is our best teacher. Now that idea has expanded tremendously, and I treasure that growth. Never in my entire experience has the interface, the connection, between body, mind and spirit been so obvious.
I treasure every session's experience and learning.
With deep gratitude,
Arlene Long, age 79.
"Bryony's hands emanate therapeutic healing. Her quiet, soothing demeanor contributes to a relaxing experience at her hands. Before the first session I had surgery scheduled for a nerve issue in my foot. After only two sessions I am pain free."
~Susan McClure, Ocala, FL
"I feel like I have a new arm! The pain is gone, and range of motion much improved. Thanks so much!"
~ Ashley, professional trainer, 3 day eventing