fbpx

Services

Mary Debono offers:

Questions? Please email Mary.   

Online Sessions

Laptop and girl

Would you love to have a private lesson with Mary but live too far away?  An online session may be the answer! 

Fine-tuning a rider's position

Online sessions can feel as if Mary is right beside you.

Equestrians: 

  • Do you want to be a more confident and secure rider?
  • Do you tend to lose a stirrup or lean to one side when you ride your horse?
  • Do your hips, back or knees get stiff or sore?
  • Do you wish you were more flexible and coordinated?
  • Does your trainer tell you to pull your shoulders back? 
  • Are you tense or anxious when you ride?  
  • Is it easier to bend your horse one direction than the other?
  • Is your horse having trouble rounding his back and collecting?
Mounted Feldenkrais exercises improve body awareness

Improve your posture and flexibility effortlessly.

  • Do you want to improve your skill, balance and posture?

 

Whether you’re a competitive dressage rider, jumper or pleasure rider that takes to the trails on weekends, an online coaching session with Mary Debono can help you take  your riding to a new level of enjoyment and skill. 

Prior to your online session, you and Mary will discuss what  you would like to improve, so she can formulate a strategy especially for you. Mary can also review up to 20 minutes of video that you provide.  (Note: it’s helpful for Mary to see you riding in a video, but it’s certainly not essential.)

Your online coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

In your online session, Mary will address any mindset blocks that may be getting in your way. She’ll also lead you through a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson (unmounted exercise) chosen specifically to address your riding challenges.

Plus, she’ll give you additional strategies to support and expand your progress, including how you can do your customized exercise in the saddle too.  

Online coaching sessions with Mary are conducted via Zoom.  Your investment is $197 and the video recording is yours to keep!*

Contact Mary to learn if you would be a good fit for an online session. 

To purchase an online session, please click on the “Buy Now” button below:




An online session with Mary makes a thoughtful gift!  Click here to print out a gift certificate for an online session with Mary

For your dog, cat or horse:  Is your senior pet getting stiff or slow?  Is your pet recovering from an injury or illness? Is your dog anxious?  Do you wish to bond more deeply with your animal companion?  I can teach you how to help improve your pet’s overall well-being and functioning.

 

Not everyone will qualify for an online session for their animal.  

An online animal session is NOT RIGHT for you if:

  • You’re looking for a quick fix for your animal’s problem(s)
  • You’re not interested in taking the time to connect more deeply with your dog, cat or horse
  • You’re hoping for a diagnosis and treatment plan. (Note: please consult your veterinarian for that!)

An online animal session may be RIGHT for you if:

  • You’re willing to spend time (about 15 minutes a few times a week) facilitating a deep, healing connection with your animal. Mary can teach you how to do this.  
  • You’re ready to slow down and learn how to truly FEEL
  • You want to learn how to use your heart and hands to promote lifelong health and vitality for you and your animal companions
  • You’re familiar with Mary’s book, Grow Young with Your Dog.” or my video program, “Age-Proofing Your Dog.” (Even if you’re a cat person!)  If you’re a horse person, you’ve read several of her equine blog posts or attended one of Mary’s workshops or clinics.   

Interested? Please email Mary to learn if you’re a good fit for an online session.  

Online sessions with Mary are conducted via Zoom.  Your investment is $197 and the recording is yours to keep*.

From California to Kenya!  While sitting in my kitchen in California, I taught a woman in Kenya how to help a ten week-old puppy, who was born with a twisted spine and weak hips.   Here’s what she had to say:  “Hi Mary, that was amazing… I can’t believe how much can be conveyed through Skype… especially how much you were able to perceive.  And having the video recording of the session is a real gift. Thank you so much, Mary!” M.E., Kenya 

Contact Mary to learn if an online session would be a right fit for you.   I’m here to help.  

*Recordings allow you to refer back to the information presented in the online session.  You won’t have to rely on your memory! The recording is  for the client’s private use only.

In-person Feldenkrais Method sessions

I also offer private, in-person Feldenkrais Functional Integration® sessions in my office in Encinitas, California. The client, comfortably clothed, lays or sits on a low padded table. The session lasts about 50 minutes and involves non-habitual, pleasurable movement and gentle touch.

Benefits can include: improved flexibility, coordination, posture and elimination of back, neck and knee pain. Clients improve flexibility, coordination and balance and I have had great success with improving equestrians’ performance. Each session is custom-tailored to the individual’s needs. The fee for your INITIAL session is $150 (75 minutes). Follow-up sessions are $125. My office is located in Encinitas, San Diego County, CA.

Make an Online Appointment

Contact Mary to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment. Or for 24/7 convenience,  simply click on the “Book Now” button above to schedule an appointment online.  Please click on “Initial Session” if this is your first session with Mary. Please note that Mary limits her practice to working with equestrians. 

Checks (made payable to “SENSE Method, Inc.”), cash, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at the time of your session. 

Groups clinics and workshops

I am available to travel internationally to help groups of people improve their movement and overall quality of life while they learn how they can help their dogs and/or horses.

For information about our equine workshops, please visit our Horse & Rider Workshops page.

For information about our canine workshops, please visit our Canine Workshops page.

Contact Mary if you would like to learn more about her group clinics and workshops.   

Fine-tuning a rider's position

Fine-tuning a rider’s position

Workshop participants learn how to improve their flexibility balance and coordination

Workshop participants learn how to improve their flexibility balance and coordination

 

 

 

Mary demonstrates how to help an injured dog walk more comfortably.

 

 

 

 

Mary demos SENSE Rib Moves

Mary teaches workshop participants how to help a horse become more supple through the ribcage.