"Lauren is a gifted bodyworker for both humans and horses alike. She combines a refined sensitivity to her clients' needs with a wealth of ingrained techniques and approaches. She has a way of unwrapping the restrictions in both people and equines in such a gentle, perceptive and comprehensive fashion that they melt into the experience."
~Joseph Freeman (Head Teacher and Founder of The Equine Movement School)
Lauren‘s work is truly exceptional; a unique and essential part of helping a horse to heal. As a trainer who rehabs and restarts rescue horses, I have worked with Lauren for many years, and consider her to be an invaluable asset on the journey of bringing horses to wholeness. Although I appreciate and call upon a variety of modalities to support the horses I work with, I consider Lauren‘s work to be the fundamental element for true healing and lasting change. Whether the Horse is needing balance in the body, connection through their movement, or improved harmony in their internal energy, all aspects of the Horse’s being will benefit from a session with Lauren.
Gray Kyle-Graves (Whole Heart Horsemanship)
Lauren Harmon, with Instill Harmony, has been working on our animals for over 7 years. She has lovingly offered healing hands on treatment to ducks, goats, dogs and horses, to name a few. Her ability to intuit and listen to the animals and offer the most effective, kind and collaborative healing is unparalleled. Animals line up for her sessions and gather around to share in and support the animals being treated. She has helped to reduce swelling, inflammation and misalignment with gentle techniques that both reassure and create lasting results. We rely on her ability to “read” the body and help address illness, discomfort and injury so that we can all focus on the essentials of healing. Instill Harmony is the perfect name for what she does, she helps to instill the body’s natural harmony to help it heal itself. She does all of this with a joyfulness that is contagious and life affirming.
~Bernadette Spillane (Happy Dog Ranch)
Lauren has worked on my horses for several years. It’s hard to put into words how beneficial this has been. Lauren has a unique grasp of the body system of a horse. She often finds areas of inflammation that match what I’m feeling when I ride. She is able to impact those areas and understand the connection to other problem areas that I’m not even aware of. The horses LOVE her. They are happy to see her, become very relaxed during her work sessions and often just want to snuggle with her at the end. She is kind, generous, loving and is everything that is right in the world. Her calmness and awareness are helpful to the horses and to me. I cannot speak more highly of the person she is and the work she does.
There is so much good to say about Lauren, I don’t know where to start. I enjoy being in her presence. She has such an open, non judgmental way about her. I feel it, as do my animals.
I have been fortunate to know Lauren for over ten years now. With each passing year her depth of understanding, education, and talent has grown. I’m always taken aback at something new she will add to my horse’s session. Sharing any information about my horse, whether it be emotional or physical, past or present, Lauren addresses it.
I feel I give my horse and myself a gift each time I have Lauren out. It is a positive physical experience for my horse every time. Just, or even more importantly, it is an emotional positive for both my horse and myself. She is always very helpful in leaving me with a few tips or simple things to do to support the work she’s done. The bonding that occurs through doing these simple things has expanded the relationship with my horse and is phenomenally enjoyable.
Lauren has such a wealth of knowledge, you will find both you and your four leggeds in very good hands.
(horse mom, daughter mom, dog mom)
My horse, Wish, and I were gifted a handful of sessions with Lauren at a really difficult time as he had just sustained a serious injury leaving a large wound on his hind leg. I had rescued Wish from an tumultuous past only a few months earlier. Given that he was very reactive to vet care at the time, this injury was particularly stressful for both of us. Lauren not only helped Wish in his healing from the injury, but has helped me understand how to support him in the healing of trauma and old tensions from his past life.
Equally important, working with Lauren has opened the world of equine bodywork to me. It is one of my favorite activities to do with Wish. With an initially untrusting horse, Lauren’s work and guidance has made all the difference in helping us to develop a true connection. This has also brought a deeper awareness to the importance of my own healing and growth journey.
I’ve felt so inspired by what Lauren does and what she’s taught me to do that I’ve started on the path of learning about bodywork and other healing modalities in a more serious way. Lauren has been such an open, generous guide in my exploration. I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with her and so look forward to further growth and discovery in partnership with Wish and as an individual.
Riding Testimonial From Christina M
It’s hard to express just how valuable riding sessions with Lauren are for my horse, Wish, and I. Given that Wish is a rehab horse from multiple physical, emotional, and spiritual issues, I’ve become super sensitive and concerned with whether my riding is serving him or harming him. Lauren is someone I fully trust with these concerns. I know that when we’re riding with her, Wish will not be pushed past his physical or mental thresholds nor asked to engage in work that will contribute or lead to injury. She is also so kind, compassionate, understanding, and incredibly helpful when it comes to my healthy body positioning. Her guidance and advice in these sessions are truly invaluable to me and I honestly prefer to work with her over many trainers because of her deep understanding of truly healthy biomechanics and movement. These riding sessions are the definition of a safe space for my horse and I.
One of the many things I appreciate about working with Lauren is her unique approach to each animal. Lauren applies all of her integrative proficiency in bodywork and meets your animal where they are at to help them grow further. She helps animals work through many different processes, such as using their body with proper alignment, providing feeling to body parts that have been muted, moving through the animal’s emotions and helping to bring extra support to areas that need it. Lauren’s work with my horse, Teddi, has been paramount and incredibly beneficial in supporting his arthritic joints. She’s helped him use his body effectively and is one of the vital parts of his care. I could not personally recommend Lauren highly enough if you are looking for an empathetic and knowledgeable professional to help support your animal in any area in their life.
~Naomi K and Teddi
Lauren became a staple for the success of developing my young Irish sport horse, Wren. When I first started seeing Lauren Wren was struggling through his body because of the massive changes he was going through as a big growing 4 year old, this discomfort was making it hard for him to answer the questions I was asking in training. Lauren helped Wren through this growth by helping him find balance and alignment in his body. During these sessions I watched Wren tell Lauren exactly what was bothering him and watched her listen and help him through those issues in the most intuitive way. Laurens work allows horses to find and maintain the comfort and freedom in their bodies they must have in order to learn and answer the questions we ask of them.
~Hailey and Wren
Lauren is grounded, intuitive and genuinely focused on healing human or animal. My horse Levi had a random fever 106 (not able to find the cause) he lost mobility in his tail and his desire just to go about daily. Lauren came with her calm energy and healing hands, after an hour Levi swished his tail and walked away comfortably it was so amazing and beautiful to see him be a horse again! She has helped me understand a new way of thinking and communicating with my horses which has created a stronger bond. Lucy my mare just had arthroscopic surgery, Lauren was there before during and after with holistic support and energy work we are so BLESSED to have Lauren in our lives.
Me and my horses are so lucky to have Lauren in our lives, and as part of our team. Lauren is an integral part of my dressage horse’s support team, as well as my retired 30 year old pony’s. Lauren has a way with horses and an amazing intuition. She goes above and beyond to provide horses with the best support possible. Lauren has been particularly helpful in guiding me and my family through tough decisions regarding our late horse’s quality of life in his elderly age. She has such compassion for all living creatures, and such a gift. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Lauren Harmon entwines expert technique with exceptional insight to offer animals transformative shifts both physically and emotionally. Whether helping to release trauma; dispel pain and realign bodies; consult on dietary and movement programs to best uplift each being; or countless other instances she has supported my dog and horses to live their fullest lives... Lauren's work is unquestionably an immeasurable gift to each of the lives she touches. So much so, that when she only has time for some, the others always find ways to join in!
I have known of Lauren and her work for almost 10 years, from running in similar circles. I didn’t have the honor to work directly with her until about 3 years ago when I adopted an OTTB, Albus, who was in rough shape. By her reputation alone, I knew she had to be a part of his rehab team. In the past three years Albus has suffered varying degrees of lameness, along with major tendon tearing from going through a wire fence. Without Lauren’s care and treatments, I highly doubt Albus would be the happy, healthy, and sound horse he is today. Lauren will be a part of my life for as long as I own horses, I can not recommend her enough.
Lauren is amazing! Lauren has been working on both my dog and horse for several years now. My dog had many medical issues, some so rare we needed up at CSU vet school. With Lauren’s sessions as part of my dogs regular holistic care he is now a happy, healthy dog! I love that Lauren can describe what’s she’s doing and also give me ideas and take aways that I can do with my dog as well.
Lauren is a gift! Her intuition and abilities have undoubtedly helped my dog continue to be able to walk after a spinal cord injury. Nobody can do what she does and bonus - my dog LOVES her. I am forever grateful for her!
~Heidi and Shumba
I *HIGHLY RECOMMEND* Lauren's one-day workshop on Structural Integration for Horses! It is HANDS DOWN the best one day equine class I've ever taken! Not only will you learn effective techniques to help your horses, you'll learn ones to help yourself too! I use what I learned in this class every day on my own herd of 6 horses with chronic pain issues. They love it! I even used it to help my husband when he fell off one of our horses. And one of her techniques helped my own elbow pain immediately. This is GREAT, effective stuff! I combine her techniques with self-taught Masterson Method and NOW I feel like I FINALLY have an effective toolbox of techniques to truly make a difference for my herd who all have different chronic pain issues. Now I am EMPOWERED to help my herd in between sessions of paid body work/chiro/accupuncture. Gift yourself and your herd with this class, it's the gift that keeps on making a real difference!
Lauren has done amazing work for both me and my dog Sitka. Sitka is an 11 year old malamute who had to have surgery done on a torn cruciate ligament about 5 years ago. She's getting stiff and arthritic in her knees and other areas of her body she has been using for compensation. Lauren's work has helped her find more ease and comfort in her body and she absolutely adores Lauren. As for myself... Lauren has helped me work with old patterns of tension and discomfort in my body. I've found a great deal of relief from her sessions that really helps me in my yoga practice and my riding. Lauren certainly has a special touch with all beings, and I've personally been witness to how much she helps horses, dogs, cats, and people. Whether it is helping to heal the aftermath of an injury or just to treat yourself to something that will make you or your animal friends feel great, I highly recommend Lauren's practice!
Lauren has helped me and my horse so much. She has an ability to sense human and equine imbalance and has always been the first to notice an issue that need to be addressed. My mate loves her and that's five stars in my book
Lauren had helped a horse I was riding for a friend that had some very old postural issues as well as some body balance problems. I was a bit skeptical at first, but after each visit I saw a marked improvement in the horse's ability to move and coordinate himself. By the 5th session he was so free moving that some folks asked me whose horse it was. I decided to try Lauren on my own horse that had an 8 year old healed shoulder injury as well as some old ligament restrictions in his lower LF extremity. There were also some compensation issues that he was dealing with regularly that were being treated with acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Since he was a basically healed but showed only restrictions I ran him through her recommended 5 treatment plan. Have to say I've never seen this horse move so loose and free. He now can extend his shoulder and his compensation issues are neither as frequent nor severe. He's a performance horse showing in Versatility Ranch Horse and finished out 2nd overall in our division and he did sound and happy. She has since worked on other horses at our barn with very old scar tissue and it's amazing what is happening to these guys. I've recommend Lauren of several other people and hope to see how these horses progress. I think it's important to mention that good riding rehab plan also plays an important part for quicker healing and holding on to the new pasterns. Thanks for all you do for our equine friends!
Lauren does amazing things for horses. A horse of mine that couldn't be ridden due to body issues is now working quietly under saddle and I plan to ride him within a couple weeks.
Lauren is an amazing body healer. She worked on me when I was having health issues while we were both in Nepal recently. She was so very gentle in her touch and through her work I felt energy shift as love and healing entered my being. The work she did on me had a ripple effect as she worked on other trekkers and Sherpa guides alike. We all were better off for and amazed by Lauren's healing touch. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services.
Lauren is amazing! She is very knowledgeable, caring and gentle. I highly recommend her!
~Ann Noble ♥