Tallgrass Affiliate Instructors

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Resources continues its creative role in the world of Animal Acupressure. Animal Acupressure workshops are offered by Independent Animal Acupressure Affiliate Instructors located to meet your needs. 

Lori Perez, LAc.
Tallgrass Lead Equine Instructor

Animal acupressure instructor, training in animal acupressure, LAc

As a licensed acupuncturist, Lori has practiced clinical acupuncture and eastern Asian medicine in Colorado since 1995. She is inspired by working with horses and instructing the Tallgrass equine acupressure courses.

  • Lori graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego Campus
  • Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine
  • Colorado State Certified Acupuncturist and 
  • Nationally Certified Acupuncturist
Lori is a Certified 4 level Equine Assisted Activities Facilitator and Certified Electro-Equiscope Technician. Additionally, she has extensive training in functional medicine, nutritional, herbal medicine, Taoist Feng Shui, and other eastern medicine modalities.

She is honored to be named the Tallgrass Lead Equine Instructor. She is offering  the comprehensive, hands-on Tallgrass curriculum. A graduate of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, she has completed over 300 hours of training and has worked directly with the founders of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Resources, Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow, since 2013.

Lori and Peter Perez own Crowning Touch Clinics Parker and CT at The Ranch / Coaching through Horses in Black Forest, CO. In addition to teaching the TG courses, they offer facilitation in equine activities for healthcare providers, therapists, equine professionals, horse owners, and equine enthusiasts. Their 501(c)(3), Medicine Meadow Healing Herd provides Forever Sanctuary Home for Adopted Rescued Equines with training and healing.

Over the years, Lori has successfully implemented the practice of traditional Eastern medicine for Western medicine practices. She has practiced in primary care medicine, pain management centers and integrative chiropractic offices. She has worked closely with allied health professionals and has served as operations manager of a large alternative health healing center.

Currently, Lori continues to study the healing arts with an emphasis in equine acupressure, Tui Na, and natural horsemanship.

Please visit www.ctattheranch.com for more information

Becki Weeks, LAc.
Tallgrass Small Animal Instructor - Coming Soon

Becki Weeks LAc, small animal practitioner

Becki Weeks is National Board (NCCAOM) certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture since 2012. She is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado & Hawaii. She received her Master of Science from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is additonally trained in ABC facial acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Moxa, Cupping, E-Stim, Tui Na, and other Chinese modalities.

Born and raised in Maui, Becki returned to the island where she has been practicing for the last nine years. Becki’s background includes IVF & women’s health, healing trauma, pain, stress, emotions, migraines, and anxiety. On Maui, Becki incorporated sound healing and tuning forks into her traveling acupuncture sessions. She had fun performing sessions in a park and at the beach next to the ocean. She treated many wind surfers during world competitions and enjoyed helping surfers with pain get back out to compete again. She has recently returned to Parker Colorado. 

Becki is currently in the process of completing her Tallgrass Animal Instructor Certification in Small Animal Acupressure.

Small Animal & Equine Acupressure
Practitioner & Instructor

animal acupressure training instructor

Jill is a Certified Small Animal and Equine Acupressure Practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Zoology. For twelve years Jill worked in the Aviculture department at Sea World in Ohio.

In 2008, she pursued a career in the veterinary field and became a registered veterinary technician and is currently employed at a specialty hospital in the internal medicine department. Jill is hopeful that in the future veterinary medicine will embrace both eastern and western medicine and feels when used in conjunction will provide unparalleled results.

Jill graduated from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2009 and began her teaching career as a certified assistant, helping with classes at Hocking College for 5 years. 

In June 2016 Jill completed course work at the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). She has a thriving practice in Ohio working with both dogs and horses.

To learn more about the profession of Animal Acupressure, visit the National Board of Animal Acupressure and Massage, NBCAAM.