Lelia Canter: Bodywork & Artwork
Body Work

Lelia Canter, LMBT-NC #8615, EEBW, EEMFR, JENT I (2010), AISRB, CRI I, TRI. Centered Riding Lesson Instructor at Biltmore Equestrian Center, Asheville, NC. Received her Equine Bodyworker certification through Equinology® Inc. as well as Equinology® Equine Myofascial Release Certification EEMFR
Lelia is NCBTMB certified and received Craniosacral Therapy I and II training through the Upledger Institute. She is also a qualified JENT I practitioner and has studied with Dianne Jenkins (founder of Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy-Australia).
Lelia is a registered Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and an Usui Reiki Master Teacher. She is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor (Level I Facilitator,
Qi Gong Healing Form), Certified Level I Centered Riding Instructor, and a PATH Registered Therapeutic Riding Insructor.
She currently operates her practice (Lelia Canter Bodyworks For Horse & Rider), incorporating Red Light Therapy, JENT, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki in her sessions with horses and riders. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Associate Member of the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, Centered Riding® Member, and PATH International Instructor Member.
Her services are available in the following locations:
Asheville/Tryon NC. and surrounding areas.


Original Paintings
Fine Art Prints & Home Décor
Greeting Cards & Wearable Art

Lelia Gina Canter, an artist of Scots-Irish and Cherokee descent; is a native of Eastern Kentucky and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. She resides and works in her studio near Barnardsville, NC. offering a unique selection of original paintings, limited edition prints, greeting cards, T-shirts, wearable art, and home décor items that reflect the history and culture of the Appalachian region as well as legends and lore of various cultures. She studied art at Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, & UNC-Asheville.
Her ongoing work includes several series of paintings that illustrate Cherokee, Celtic, and Appalachian Legends as well as an Equine series exploring legends of the horse in various cultures. Her commitment to capturing the legends and lore of the Appalachians as true reflections of the land and its inhabitants was cultivated at an early age in her artistic family and she continues to strive to preserve and honor the history and culture of her ancestors as well as Appalachian heritage of the past.