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Carla studied with Jim Masterson, and received her Masterson Method certification in 2010. She has additional certifications from Equissage, and coursework Cranial Sacral, and in Ortho Bionomy, T-Touch/TTeam, Equinology, and Scottsdale Community College Equine Sciences. 

Carla is renown animal communicator, shamanic healer for animals, and reiki master. These intuitive skills give her an understanding of the animal's heart and emotions. Carla’s experience allows her to connect deeply into the animal’s tissues and release the energetic blockages (trauma, bracing, fear, etc) and impart sweet healing to restore the horse’s healthy life force. She has developed a simple technique called Connected Flow that brings the compassionate healing power of the natural world through her hands. As an Ursi Reiki Master, Carla  allows the Reiki energy to flow through her whenever she works.  Spirithealer.com

Icelandic horses are Carla’s breed of choice, and you can see her on the trail with her horses all over the state. Carla is a certified judge for the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA), and supports the local rides with bodywork sessions.

In addition to her various horse related certifications, Carla holds a BA from St John’s College (Metaphysics, Philosophy, Science and Mathematics), and an MBA from Columbia University. She taught business at University of Oregon for 10 years before moving to Arizona in 2005, and before that she was the Marketing Director for NERF, way back in the 80s. She has published books and DVDs on shamanism, but really –  she lives to ride. Don’t we all?