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Juli Lynch - Co-founder and Facilitator of Workshops for EpalaJuli Lynch, Ph.D - Founder of Epala®
Juli can't remember a time when horses were not a part of her life. Her mother had horses as a young woman and instilled in Juli a love of them at a young age. She began showing at an early age. Before she even got to college Juli had ridden and shown American Saddlebreds, barrel raced Quarterhorses and show jumped Thoroughbreds. In college Juli became a riding instructor/trainer and took up the equine sport of Eventing. After college Juli focused on the hunter/jumpers show circuit. She rode and showed the horse of her dreams, Zhivago a Warmblood gelding. The two of them graced the hunter circuit winning many equitation divisions. Zhivago is the horse that speaks to Juli in her dreams and speaks in her stories.

Juli's reputation as an accomplished ultra distance multisport athlete gave her the opportunity to join a team of U.S. Navy SEALS to do an epic race across Patagonia, Argentina. A section of the race required 3 days riding across the country. Juli decided it was time to learn about endurance riding. Ironically - Bonnie Mielke - one of the most experienced endurance riders in America lived down the road from Juli. The first time Juli showed up at Bonnie's to learn about endurance riding, Bonnie threw her on one of her Arab endurance horses and took off down the trail. Juli held on for dear life through the twists and turns and galloping speeds. Juli didn't fall off and Bonnie invited her back. This turned into a decade long opportunity to ride and race Bonnie's horses.

Juli Lynch - Natural Horsemanship studied with Linda Kohanov founder of Epona ApproachIn 2005 Juli went to study with Linda Kohanov author of The Tao of Equus and founder of the Epona Approach (www.theeponaapproach.com). Juli spent 2 years studying with Linda and her staff to become an Epona facilitator - eventually teaching the Epona approach herself to apprentices to earn the distinction as an Advanced Approved Epona Approach instructor.

Juli Lynch - Co-founder and Facilitator of Workshops for EpalaLinda gave Juli a gift no other riding instructor or trainer ever had - the gift to understand horses at a soul level - energetically and spiritually. During that time a Trekenar mare named Lizzy and a Quarterhorse named Finnegan - both trained in dressage - became Juli's newest horse teachers. Today Juli is an Advanced Approved Epona instructor and both Lizzy and Finn work as partners with Juli.

In addition to being an Advanced Approved Epona instructor Juli has worked with Peggy Cummings and her Connected Riding® protocol as well as Sally Swift's Centered Riding® and the TellingtonMethod®.

Juli has a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Development Psychology. As the lead facilitator of Epala®, Juli combines her work as a personal life coach and professional executive coach along with her training as a riding instructor and qualification as an Advanced Epona instructor to bring equine facilitated coaching (EFC) and equine facilitated learning (EFL) to her clients.

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