Train Your Seat with the Franklin Method
Become Stronger and Balanced in Your Riding With Improved Body Alignment
Harness The Power of the Franklin Method To Improve Your Awareness and the Connection to Your Horse!
Have you ever been told to “get stronger”, “strengthen your core”, or “to lose weight and get fit” to improve your riding?
Do you find yourself trying to hold your core, but then experience tension in your movement with your horse?
Or maybe you just don’t know how to create a more balanced seat for yourself, no matter what you have tried?
It is possible to shift your improper movement patterns so your horse is not compensating for your misalignments.
Learn how to properly incorporate the Franklin Method balls and bands into your training, which will allow you to achieve the next level of your riding ability.
What you’ll get in the Train Your Seat with the Franklin Method Workshop for Equestrians:
Part 1 – Core Stability ($248 ala carte)
Week 1: Introduction to Imagery
- Intro to the Franklin Method
- Including the mind for training the body
- Franklin Method warm up
Week 2: Posture
- Creating good posture effortlessly
- Embodying the central axis for good alignment in riding
Week 3: Dynamic Core
- The job of the abdominals
- Training the core dynamically
Part 2 – Balanced Seat ($248 ala carte)
Week 4: Pelvis Introduction
- The anatomy of the bones that make up the pelvis
- Intrinsic movements within the pelvis (including movement of the sit bones)
Week 5: Sitting
- Principles that will improve your seat
- Sitting Franklin Method exercises with balls
Week 6: Tension
- Tension and how it is created
- Exercises to release tension from the neck, shoulders and lower back
“As a rider and keen proponent of classical dressage I was very aware of my own weaknesses and asymmetries but never very sure of how I could address them, something always seemed to be missing. The Franklin Method workshop has really helped to bridge that understanding, specifically by waking up my awareness of what it was that I was actually doing. The workshop is really thorough taking you through various exercises from head to toe. I was amazed at what I found out about myself from doing some of the tiniest movements. I followed the exercises and was really impressed with the effects, particularly in terms of achieving more suppleness, which has had positive consequences for my riding. “
Learn your imbalances and get the tools to correct them.
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$498 for the full 6 week online workshop
- Register for Part 1 & 2 at the same time for even more value
- 6 weeks of classes with Eric Franklin
- 6 weeks of application sessions with Horse & Rider
Advanced Pelvic Floor Exercises are delivered at the end of the 6 week course!
You are probably doing your workouts thinking you are building up your strength and balance, but in reality you are probably creating more tension in your body.
This tension can be passed on to your horse, and cause the horse to compensate for your tension and misalignment.
Learn how to use The Franklin Method mastery of imagery when training your body to be a better rider.
Are you ready to understand the movement of your pelvis, so that your seat becomes stronger, balanced and smooth?
Join the founder of the Franklin Method, Eric Franklin, and Franklin Method Equestrian Educator, Alysen Starko-Bowes, as they lead you through a revolutionary experience to the first ever OFFICIAL Franklin Method Equestrian online workshop!
About Your Trainers
Eric Franklin is the founder and director of the Franklin Method. He created the Method over 25 years ago, first teaching in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and further in the USA, China, Japan and many other countries. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Eric teaches at universities and schools throughout the world including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. He has taught Beyonce’s & Celine Dion’s world tour dance companies. In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China. Eric presents his work at numerous conferences, and is the author of 21 books teaching on the Franklin Method.
Alysen Starko – Bowes is a level 3 Franklin Method Educator, Franklin Method Faculty Member and Franklin Method Equestrian Educator. She studied Psychology in University and has a movement background in dance and pilates.
Alysen got started in the horse world while working with a professional dressage rider to prepare her for showing. Since then, she’s been working extensively with equestrians from several disciplines on improving their mind-body coordination both in and out of the saddle. In 2017, she partnered with Franklin Method founder Eric Franklin to create the first official Franklin Method online course for equestrians. This course shows you how the Franklin Method can be applied within riding. As the leader of FM Equestrian, she travels across North America teaching workshops, riding clinics and teacher trainings.
“USING THE FRANKLIN METHOD, INFLUENCED ME TO THINK ABOUT HOW EVERY MOVEMENT OR ALIGNMENT OF THE BODY FELT TO THE BODY AS A WHOLE. I BEGAN TO GET INTO BETTER TOUCH WITH NOT ONLY MY SEAT, BUT EVERY PART OF MY BODY, AND MY BODY BETTER CONNECTED WITH MY MIND. WHEN I BEGAN RIDING AGAIN IN THE SPRING, I FELT THAT I WAS ABLE TO MENTALLY CONNECT WITH MY MARE VERY QUICKLY, AS MY BODY/MIND WERE GREATLY IMPROVED WITH THE TEACHINGS. MY APPROACH TO RIDING SESSIONS SEEMED CALMER AND QUIETER, AND I WAS ABLE TO BECOME A SOFTER AND BETTER RIDER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.”