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Ortho-Bionomy Conference

Combining Learning and Community

The Ortho-Bionomy conferences are held every two years. They are a fabulous opportunity to connect and build relationships with the larger Ortho-Bionomy community from around the World!

Register Now for the next conference in Indianapolis, Indiana April 30-May 3, 2015!! (instructor retreat following May 3-4, 2015) - Marten House & Lilly Conference Center - watch for more details in the coming months!

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We had a fabulous turnout in Denver. Great presentations, incredible community and great fun too! Whether you were there or missed it, mark your calendar and join us in Indy 2015!!

Thank you to all presenters in Denver!!

Laura Mitchell  -   Morning Yoga
Gentle hatha based yoga.  Breath work and asana
Laura has been a student of Ortho-Bionomy since 2002.  She has a healing practice in Crested Butte, Colorado where she lives with her husband and son.  She teaches yoga privately and at a local studio and has a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification.  She enjoys the relationship between yoga and  Ortho-Bionomy and looks forward to sharing and learning others experience's with both healing arts.

Richard Valasek  -  The Tendency to Feel
Ortho-Bionomy offers strong support for the idea that there is direct body-to-body communication. In this presentation we will demonstrate that a tendency to move in one person can be felt by another and that one person can motivate a tendency to move in another
Richard  is one of the first three instructors appointed by Arthur and one of the first two advanced instructors as well as a Basic and Advanced Instructor trainer. He is also a psychiatric nurse and has been working for the US Army for 25 years providing services in addiction, PTSD treatment, and pain management.

Gary Lee Williams LMT -  Vertical Spine
This presentation will explore ways of effectively working with the spine without a massage table and the advantages that working vertically offers both practitioner and client
Gary,  is an Ortho-Bionomy Instructor who maintains a successful private Ortho-Bionomy and Medical Massage practice in midtown Manhattan.

Kalpesh Patel -  Ortho-Bionomy, Biophysics and the Tao
How a biophysics oriented interpretation of Taoist models can inform Ortho-Bionomy clinically and in self-care.
Kalpesh has a full-time OB practice in a physical therapy clinic since 2001. His application of OB is enriched by a study of Buddhist, yogic and Taoist principles

Tracy Gilliam - Coordinator meeting

Exchange, tutorials, free time

Lee Cartwright - The Biological Drama of Trauma
Explore the emerging biological model of trauma and how it informs Ortho-Bionomy practice that assists in the resolution rather than aggravation of trauma symptoms.
Lee gives both regional and national presentations on trauma resolution.  He has self-published 3 books on innovative approaches to trauma therapy.

Dianne Swafford - Brainstorming session with the board
An opportunity to exchange ideas which you believe will be beneficial to the membership with a member of your SOBI Board.

Luca Prada, Registered Practitioner, LMT -  Trigger Points : Beyond Caving Around Them
Tracking and linking trigger point pathways in the lower thoracic, abdominal and low back areas to release the pelvic floor and the hip.
Luca is rediscovering and applying Ortho-Bionomy principles to techniques he used even before massage school and OB

Stephen Chamberlin, LMT, MBA, PhD - Ortho-Bionomy and the Scientific Perspective
I have been fascinated by the richness of the Ortho-Bionomy model since I first experienced it. I will be presenting how I have applied my deep scientific background and current scientific research to explore and illuminate a deeper understanding of technique and applications.
Stephen has been working in scientific research for over 20 years, in fields as diverse as cancer research, genomics and biotechnology

Ursula Hofer -  Ortho-Bionomy and the Dorsal Vagal Shift
Learn about the Dorsal Vagal Shift – a process that helps clients emerge from parasympathetic shut-down into a state of wholeness
The use of Ortho-Bionomy in trauma resolution is the essential focus of Ursula’s practice.  Ursula is also an artist working with a variety of media.

Jim Berns -  Working Effectively Around the Breast and Genital Regions
Working around the breast and genital regions has an enormous effect on the health of a client. This presentation will show specific ways to make the client and practitioner comfortable and still be able to offer the many benefits of working with these areas.
Jim is co-author with Kathy Kain of the training book Ortho-Bionomy a Practical Manual (Berkeley, CA). Jim is a Registered Advanced Instructor and trained directly with Dr. Pauls. Jim brings to his 31 years of teaching detailed information , a compassionate heart and a “unique” sense of humor

Tracy Gilliam -  Marketing Your OB Practice Utilizing Videos and Facebook
Reach more people by adding video to your website and Facebook.  Learn how to create and post videos for yourself and SOBI
Tracy  is an Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy. She is active with the Coordinator group; creates and posts her own videos; and has been involved with the SOBI website and Facebook

Kate Sciandra -  The Mindful Session: What, Why and How
Mindfulness: what does it have to do with Ortho-Bionomy®? Learn to be present with yourself, and you can be more completely present with your client
Kate specializes in relieving pain, stress and trauma through Ortho-Bionomy, flower remedies, and group and individual meditation instruction in Minneapolis, MN, working extensively with adolescents

Jeanne Douglas -  Having an OB Booth at a Public Event
To teach the skills for success when hosting a booth at a music festival, conference, or other public event while staying true to OB.
Jeanne is an Ortho-Bionomy Instructor and maintains a private practice in Shakopee, MN. She is a Senior Research Development Engineer at a medical company.

Rhonda Gerych, Danyell Wiley - Website Q&A and Tutorial Website Support
This is a time to ask questions and meet with the staff that work on the website. You may bring suggestions on what you would like to see on the site, get one on one support with questions, or ask general questions for the group.

Dessert reception, talent show

Melissa Malm, LMT, NCBTMB -  Move Your Chi in the Morning
Melissa Malm, Associate in Practitioner Training, is excited to share some gentle movement based on Tai Chi, to get your blood and chi moving this morning. Join us as we play !
Melissa, Associate in Practitioner Training, has studied Tai chi since 1992, most recently the Quan Ping form; and Ortho-Bionomy since her daughter was born, simultaneous exploring non-violence in parenting and bodywork

Luann Overmyer, BA, LMT - Cultivate Kinesthetic Awareness with Self-Care
Enhance your understanding of the body from an inside out perspective.  Cultivate kinesthetic awareness for an enhanced and effective re-education experience for clients.   
Luann is the Author of Ortho-Bionomy A Path to Self Care, Advanced Instructor with more than thirty years of private practice and teaching experience.

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