Centered Riding Inc is an American not-for-profit organization founded by Sally Swift. It is a teaching organization with world-wide membership and certified instructors on five continents.
Details about our Instructor Certification Program can be found on the Centered Riding website.
Centered Riding's Four Basics
Soft Eyes: seeing and being aware of everything around you (peripheral vision)
Breathing: using diaphram and ribcage muscles
Building Blocks or Balance: front-to-back, side-to side and in all directions, ability to continuously rebalance
Centering: comes from the martial arts and allows us to use our bodies more efficiently
Later Sally added "Grounding" and "Clear Intent"
Open Clinics: open to riders of all disciplines and levels (organizer may opt to have them discipline oriented)
Advanced Open Clinics: open to riders of all levels and disciplines who have a strong background in CR and want a more indepth CR experience
Instructor Courses: taught in two parts with Part 1 being 3-days and Part 2 4-8 weeks later and is 4-days
Instructor and All-Level Update Clinics: for recertification of CR Instructors and is 4-days in length