owner, therapist, trainer
Brittany is a registered psychotherapist, who has uniquely combined her passion for horses with her Masters degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology and the Creative Life, and Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling and Wilderness Therapy.
While growing up in Virginia, she obtained an exceptional education in all aspects of horsemanship, including both riding and horse management. She uses her combined knowledge to facilitate the growth of Body N Soul as equestrian facility offering boarding, breeding, equine training, riding lessons, and therapeutic, counseling interventions for individuals and groups. Her integrative approach focuses on building healthy relationships and partnerships between individuals and horses.
creative director, instructor, trainer
Ellie graduated from Cornell with a degree in Interior Design and Architecture and has used this to design media graphics as well as to construct conducive spaces for working and even recovery. She manages our graphics and assists with marketing strategies and will be designing the buildings at Body N Soul to be conducive for counseling and group sessions as well as supportive of the environment and the horses we love.
Her equestrian skills are also important at Body N Soul where she instructs individuals and groups. Her experiences of working in a large show barn with a
hunter/jumper focus and her eventing background allow her to combine and teach function and aesthetics while riding.
programs manager, staff coordinator
Liese has recently finished her Master’s in Public Anthropology from American University in Washington DC. During her time in the DC area, she worked with a non-profit and a government commission. She brings to Body N Soul, her experiences with these organizations the coordination of activities, development of programs, and facilitation of communication between groups. Her previous research experience studied conflicts surrounding women’s issues and human rights.
Her dream is to help manage the non-profit aspect of Body N Soul: Nature Heals. She will be developing and coordinating programs as well as continuing to foster research activities in the new area of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
Liese began riding as a child. Rather than ride competitively, she has always been interested in natural horsemanship and horse management skills. She is also very talented in giving Body N Soul’s young riders an excellent foundation and sense of safety and security as they learn to interact with these wonderful animals.
All of these phenomenal photographs have been captured by Megan Beyer. She is a skilled equine photographer. Follow her instagram altitude.equinephotographer.