Founder - Kinaesthetics™ Body Care System
Maryna Ozuna (Ma-ree-nah O-zoo-nah) nee’ Sheryl Studley, is the owner and director of training for Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch, and the founder of the Kinaesthetics™ system of body care for humans, horses, and dogs, and the former Director and principal practitioner of the Kinaesthetics™ Pain Clinic in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
For over 25 years, Maryna has been at the forefront of innovative strategies for a holistic approach to animal behavioral and physical care. With both Canine Kinaesthetics™ and Equine Kinaesthetics™ she has helped pioneer the concept that physical issues can be at the root of behavioral problems, and worked to develop alternative training strategies to help foster more effective partnerships between humans and animals. She has worked with thousands of horses and dogs both in Europe and the United States from intimate consults on an aging canine companion to World Championship equine competitors to designing a complete sports therapy program for a 120 dog sleddog kennel.
Known for the accuracy and depth of her analysis of movement patterns in both animals and humans, Maryna’s involvement in the world of the moving body began early. Raised in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York, Maryna began coaching soccer at the age of 16, became the first female soccer referee at the age of 17, and co-founded the first girls’ soccer league. She later taught recreational skiing and horse back riding, and was an Instructor for T.R.O.T. (Therapeutic Riding of Tucson). For many years, she was deeply involved in the sport of endurance riding (long distance horse races) as competitor and crew, where she pioneered the introduction of concepts of sports therapy into the sports horse world. She would go on to apply what would become Kinaesthetics™ to elite athletes from the disciplines of competitive trail, cutting, dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, racing, roping, and vaulting, including winners of the Tevis Cup, and World Championships in Rome, Italy in 1986, and Stockholm, Sweden in 1990.
Among her many accolades and vast education Maryna holds a B.S. Biology, Russian, Vassar College; J.D. Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and has also published Kinaesthetics™ manuals for the Dog Body Care Clinics of instruction.