elizabeth reese usa
M.Ed, LMHC, cAmSAT
workshop: fri 14 aug | details
Elizabeth Reese began studying the Alexander Technique in 1981 with Margery Barstow and considered the work as a core part of her training as a choreographer / performer in NYC. Around 1987, she traded time at dance studios for more time at horse barns as she discovered the art of dressage, uniting her love of horses, dance and the Alexander Technique. She graduated from ACAT in 1994 and has continued to teach, ride and study both disciplines.
Elizabeth is a senior faculty member on John Nicholls training course in NYC and one of the three core faculty and founders of Postural Rehabilitation, a continuing education course for veterinarians. She's taught workshops in Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and throughout the United States. She maintains a private practice at her farm in Sugar Loaf, New York and in New York City.
Her work with both humans and horses suffering from trauma inspired her interest in the relationship of postural stability to emotional resilience. She completed a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College in NYC in 2014 and, with two veterinary colleagues, began research on defining postural stability and its effects on horses. The study, funded by American Holistic Veterinary Association, grew out of nine years of teaching the Postural Rehabilitation course.