The term "Ortho-Bionomy®" comes from "ortho" meaning correct or straight, "bio" meaning life, and "nomy" meaning the laws of or study of. Dr. Pauls defined the term then as "the correct application of the laws of life." He stated "[Ortho-Bionomy®] is really about understanding your whole life cycle. Naturally, we focus on the structure because that is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right, your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better." (Kain and Berns, 1992)

Advanced Instructor, Terri Lee, describes the fundamental principles of Ortho-Bionomy and the history of its development. Terri Lee has been actively practicing and teaching Ortho-Bionomy since 1982. She is an artist of this extremely effective, subtle, gentle bodywork. Her nonjudgmental, affirming approach has helped thousands of students and clients facilitate their own self-healing, awareness, and integration of the body as a whole. 

Visit www.ortho-bionomy.org for more information

Ortho-Bionomy® is a gentle, non-invasive, osteopathically-based form of body therapy which is highly effective in working with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. The practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns. A strong focus is placed on the comfort of the individual, no forceful manipulations are used. The practitioner also suggests home exercises that individuals can do to further facilitate the neuromuscular re-education process begun in the session. Ortho-Bionomy® is very effective in helping alleviate both acute and chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing chronic muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and relaxing the entire body.

The Ortho-Bionomy® program at the Carmel School of Massage & Healing Arts is available to anybody; from the person who wants to practice bodywork but doesn't have a license, to the existing licensed body worker who wishes to receive continuing education.

 

For more information on Ortho-Bionomy® visit www.ortho-bionomy.org.

Ortho-Bionomy® in 2017

March 4th - March 5th
Phase 6, Supervised Teach w/Morel
Instructor: Denise Deig

This class is designed to help participants assess and track sensation and energetic perception in themselves and in their clients, and to learn how to make contact without necessarily engaging physically. Techniques will be presented that monitor and acknowledge the inter-relationship between energetic, emotional and physical levels and that demonstrate how energetic shifts can affect changes in physical patterns.

 

April 8th - April 9th
Exploration of Movement
Instructor: Carole Poffinbarger

Exploration of Movement Patterns adds a dynamic dimension to the positional release techniques. Participants will learn to recognize and palpate patterns of joint and muscle movement in order to facilitate increased range of motion to promote a general sense of well-being in the body. By gently exploring and supporting preferred patterns of movement or stillness, the client is invited to actively participate and recognize their patterns. Functional anatomy will also be discussed.

 

May 21st
Phase 4 T-Spine and Thorax
Instructor: Denise Deig

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Movements and positions of comfort are demonstrated to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the inherent, self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. This course is typically taught for specific body area/anatomy, such as Spine, Extremities, Thoracics, etc. to break the coursework into more manageable sections.

 

June

SOBI Conference

 

July 7th - July 9th
Chapman's Reflexes
Instructor: Denise Deig

This class presents the Chapman's Reflexes system of identifying and stimulating reflex points to facilitate lymphatic drainage and the balancing of the organs. The class also focuses on the relationship between the neurolymphatic reflexes and the endocrine system and its effect on structural balance as well as the individual's physical and emotional well-being.

 

August 4th - August 6th
Phase 7, Cranial Co-Teach w/Denise
Instructor: Richard Valasik

Phase 7—The Foundation of Ortho-Bionomy Aug 4

As a therapist, whatever the discipline, there are two things you want to do: improve your effectiveness and extend your longevity as a therapist. Another way of stating that second goal is to be happy in what you are doing and while you are doing it. In this one-day .workshop these two seemingly different goals become one and the same.

Dr. Pauls, the founder of Ortho-Bionomy, often stated that to fully understand Ortho-Bionomy one must understand Phase 7. The main insight here is that Phase 7 is an elegant way of describing systems dynamics.and Ortho-Bionomy applies laws of systems to promote well-being.  As one stands in relation to another complex system the best way to effect any movement toward well-being is self regulation, Your own sense of well being is your pole star, your compass.

This class serves as both an excellent introduction and starting point for learning Ortho-Bionomy but will teach skills that can be applied in all aspects of one’s life and practice. Take a day to bask in your own sense of well-being.

At Play in the Cranial Field--A Systems Perspective Aug 5/6

A person is a complex system. Every system is asystem of systems, containing systems (subsystems) and contained within a system (suprasystem). The boundaries between levels are fuzzy and arbitrary. Most systems of medicine and healing have been using too narrow a scope to accurately define a person as a system of systems, thus limiting understanding and effectiveness.

Enlarging the scope takes moves us from a focus on anatomy and more to a focus on function. The system functions we are interested in with this workshop is governance and self-regulation. We are interested in the person and not the bones of the skull. Arguments about movement of suture joints or cerebral spinal fluid rhythms become irrelevant.

The Ortho-Bionomy approach, as originally suggested by Dr. Pauls, uses the cranium as a way to engage with the whole person, which is to say a person in relationship. This class expands on his original concepts.

 

September 9th - September 10th
Phase 4 Extremities
Instructor: Carole Poffinbarger

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Movements and positions of comfort are demonstrated to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the inherent, self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. This course is typically taught for specific body area/anatomy, such as Spine, Extremities, Thoracics, etc. to break the coursework into more manageable sections.

 

November 4th
Phase 4 Cervical Spine
Instructor: Denise Deig

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Movements and positions of comfort are demonstrated to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the inherent, self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. This course is typically taught for specific body area/anatomy, such as Spine, Extremities, Thoracics, etc. to break the coursework into more manageable sections.

 

December 2nd - December 3rd
Phase 4 Advanced Pelvis
Instructor: Barry Krost

This Ortho-Bionomy class explores the dynamics of the pelvic structure and its impact on painful conditions of the hip. We will work with the different joints of the pelvis and see how these different joints affect the overall structure and balance of the pelvis including the sacroiliac joint, pubic symphysis and acetabulum.  We will also look at the surrounding muscles and tissues. During the class, specific reflex points and joint positions that restore dynamic structural balance to the pelvis will be identified, demonstrated and practiced.

The work easily integrated into existing Ortho-Bionomy, massage or bodywork practices

 

To register or for more information about Ortho-Bionomy classes contact Keri Brown:
Phone: 317-446-1559
email: keri.cobi@gmail.com