Equine Align Academy has grown out of the 20+ years of The Art of Equine Massage and Bodywork classes, graduates, and faculty. We are dedicated to developing in ourselves and others the skills and abilities with which we were born.
Equine Align©️ is the name for our approach.
Listen, Connect, Follow, Influence is how we work.
We teach you how to find the native intelligence within yourself and combine it with your experience and knowledge to be of service to horses in particular and all other beings in general. All of the work is offered with gratefulness for the kindness of our teachers in the spirit of furthering their remarkable work.
We believe that we touch to belong.
Everyone has seen pictures of dogs cuddling with fawns, cats and rabbits along with videos of playful friendship between a raven and a stray cat. We’ve seen gentle embraces in photos of lions who have adopted calves and of humans who have bonded with wolves, bears and other fierce creatures. We touch to show affinity and when we have nothing else to offer we touch to console. We touch those who are suffering and a touch is our final gesture to our dead. We touch children to show affection and care. We touch our beloved. The message is the same in every case – beings touch as a sign of belonging. So, we touch to belong and simply belonging is the most primal comfort beings share. Touching is a vital expression of our nature, of our essence. Touching is acknowledging the spirit all beings share. We teach about exploring how beings share their essential nature and healing through touch. Our approach is most closely aligned with what Confucius called “Ho” – beings living in such a way that each finds their own fulfillment partly in, through and interdependent on the genuine fulfillment of another.
Sara and Michael Stenson are the owners and founders of the Equine Align Academy , an outgrowth of Prairie Winds Art of Equine Massage and Bodywork. They guide the vision and operations of our programs and services. Sara and Michael love and respect horses, and bring their exceptional talents to teach and share their wisdom and experience to make the world a better place for every being on earth.
Equine Align Academy strives to be green and so encourages pre-cycling (aka ‘avoiding’), re-cycling, and cooperating to share living and travel resources.