Bryony Anderson Pullin, LMT, CYT
A lifelong equestrian, Bryony has had a deep love of horses since childhood. Her involvement with equine rehabilitation and training since the early ‘90’s lead to her dual career in therapeutic bodywork for both horse and human, and specialization in teaching yoga for equestrians. Bryony is a Nationally Certified licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher, and equine bodyworker. She has extensive training in numerous bodywork modalities for both humans and equines. Working with horses~ who are extremely sensitive, honest, and authentic~ helped develop Bryony's sensitivity to subtle energies and skills which transferred to her human bodywork practice as well.
Bryony is passionate about health and wellness on all levels~ body, mind, and spirit ~ for ourselves and for all beings. She has immersed herself in studies of holistic health and healing for over 35 years, since she first began practicing yoga at the age of 15.
Her training has included two Yoga Teacher Trainings (1998 and 2004 Yoga Alliance RYT), ongoing advanced yoga teacher trainings (predominantly Iyengar and Kripalu), Massage (Neuro-muscular Therapy, Connective Tissue Therapy, Swedish and Sports massage, Trigger Point therapy), Hydrotherapy, 500 hour Practitioner training through the Society of Ortho-Bionomy® International, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki and Distance healing, Polarity Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Shiatsu/acupressure, Touch for Health, meditation, nutrition and detoxification, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Flower Essences, Metaphysics, Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Kinesiology. She graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida and completed an additional 500 hour Practitioner Training in Ortho-Bionomy® through the Society of Ortho-Bionomy® International, which included equine work.
Bryony began studying equine massage and bodywork in 2005. Her equine-specific bodywork training includes Equine Ortho-Bionomy® (Society of Ortho-Bionomy® International), Equine Positional Release (Equine Positional Release Institute), Equine sports massage (Animal Dynamics, Ocala, FL); Acupressure; TTouch; equine biomechanics and rehabilitative movement therapy, including studies through Science of Motion (Jean Luc Cornille); a full dissection equine anatomy course taught by Dr. Deb Bennett, PhD; equine nutrition (Dr. Juliette Getty). Additionally, she has a background in classical dressage, natural horsemanship, trauma rehabilitation, and re-schooling ex-racehorses for new careers.
Aside from classroom training, Bryony is a student of Life. She loves to learn and is committed to never-ending personal and professional growth. She continues her studies regularly, both on her own and in attending continuing education courses, to further deepen and refine her knowledge and skills.
ABOUT BRYONY'S WORK
Recognizing the way our bodies and minds affect these sensitive beings, Bryony helps clients cultivate greater awareness, understanding, and compassion in their relationships with their horses.
In addition to her yoga teaching and dual practice in human and equine bodywork, Bryony is a published author, having written Yoga for Equestrians articles for Florida Sporthorse Magazine for several years. She also produced an audio CD of Yoga for Equestrians, “Moving into Balance: Getting Started.”
Bryony appreciates the powerful and beautiful life lessons our horses are reflecting for us all the time, if we are but willing and open enough to receive them. She sees horses as links to our higher Self and to Source ~ unfailingly authentic, aligned with Truth, simultaneously individual and integrated with the whole. Coming into relationship with the horse, we experience directly the natural laws of Life and learn how to better navigate our own lives with grace, ease, and flow.
Through her work, Bryony hopes to bring greater understanding and improved relationships between people and their horses, and assist both in experiencing optimum well-being.
Bryony is grateful to her very sensitive horse, Marcondaia (Marco), who became the inspiration for her life’s work. He helped her recognize how profoundly and directly our horses are influenced by our own subtle energetic patterns, bodies, and minds. Witnessing the way Marco responded to and mirrored her, Bryony realized the tremendous difference her yoga practice made to her riding and to their relationship. With his help, she began developing her Yoga for Equestrians work in 2000, and pursued training as a bodyworker for both horses and humans. He ignited the fire of devotion to helping others experience improved communication, understanding, and relationships with the horses they love. Marco was a wonderful teacher for their 11 years together.