Affiliate Instructors

Animal Acupressure

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 facilitating 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.

Lori 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 The 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. 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.

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Amalia Reeves, LAc, LMT
Tallgrass Lead Small Animal Instructor

Tallgrass Animal Acurpessure Training & Instructor

Amalia is an accomplished licensed massage therapist since 1997 and received her Master’s in Chinese Medicine to become a licensed acupuncturist in 2013. Several years ago a lifelong dream came true when she had the opportunity to intern at the Western Dragon Integrative Vet Clinic and learned massage, acupuncture, food therapy and Chinese herbal medicine for our canine and feline companions under the guidance of Dr. Sara Skiwski.

Amalia began riding horses at 5 years old and began showing in dressage, cross county and show jumping just a few years later. She has completed the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Training Program and has assisted in small animal clinics. Currently, Amalia has an active equine and canine practice in California using hands-on techniques including Chinese-based acupressure, massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and T-Touch. Additionally, she has worked at Google for 8 years in several capacities of health and wellbeing.

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.