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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!

Regular registration after February 16. 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 - Attend the AGM and Practitioner meeting for 3 hour study group credit! All member levels welcome at both meetings

Book your room now! Call 1-317-872-4111or 800-736-5634 and mention you are with the Ortho-Bionomy Conference, Room reservations must be made no later than March 28th, 2015 to receive conference pricing! ($89.00 plus 17% tax per room per dayReservations received after March 28, 2015 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates

THE MARTEN HOUSE HOTEL AND LILLY CONFERENCE CENTER 1801 W. 86th St. Indianapolis, Indiana 46260, www.martenhousehotel.com

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Conference schedule at a glance!

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!!

We have another exciting lineup of presentations for Indy - See you there!!

Thursday April 30, 2015
Registration begins at 2pm
4pm AGM/Practitioner Meeting/Get Acquainted Reception - Heavy Hors d'oeurves

Friday May 1, 2015
Karen Casino - Therapeutic Exercise 7am
These exercises are designed to free up and move your body to release pain and to improve flexibility. In addition they can be taught to your clients as a follow-on to their healing.
Karen began Ortho-Bionomy in 1981 became a Practitioner in 1989 and has maintained a practice throughout these years. In 1992 she became a Pilates trainer and specializes in rehabilitation. She has continuously sought out and learned new techniques in rehabilative exercises to release pain and improve flexibility.

Gary Lee Williams – Tail Wags the Dog: A Basic Strategy for TMJ 9am
In this presentation we will explore a basic starter strategy for working with TMJ, jaw clenching, teeth grinding and related jaw issues utilizing one versatile strategy is effective in its own right, but can be easily added with other Ortho-Bionomy techniques that the individual practitioner sees fit to include.
Gary Lee Williams is an New York based Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and Instructor. He maintains a successful private Ortho-Bionomy practice in midtown Manhattan.

Anthony Swan - Client Assessment in Ortho-Bionomy 10:45am
This is a hands-on demonstration with guided practice for assessing a client's condition before applying Phase 4 or other Ortho-Bionomy release techniques. The assessment techniques are collected from across the standard Ortho-Bionomy foundational work, and are presented in a framework for conducting a complete session using Ortho-Bionomy, comprising: assessment, tension pattern opening/release and integration. The assessment of structure, movement and tissue tone is all available in the Ortho-Bionomy techniques to be covered.
Anthony Swan is an Australian Ortho-Bionomy instructor (currently registered in the SOBI advanced instructor training program). He has been involved in the development of Ortho-¬Bionomy in Australia for 20 years, in private practice, as a founding board member and in establishing the practitioner training programs. Anthony brings to his teaching and supervision the extensive range of his own trainers and links across the profession. Anthony trained extensively in Australia and the USA, including study with the founder, and is a regular at international society conferences. He is based in Canberra.

Tracy Gilliam - Coordinator's Meeting 12:15pm

Barry Krost - Focus on Neck Pain and Whiplash 2pm
Learn to release deep pain from whiplash in the anterior and posterior neck using Ortho-Bionomy, including releases for the manubrium, upper ribs and occiput.
Barry Krost, MA, LMT, BCTMB is an Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy®. He has been practicing Ortho-Bionomy since 1992 and is a past president of the SOBI.

Sheri Covey - Working with the Nuchal Ligament 3:45pm
We will be exploring the relationship between Nuchal ligament and the relationship down the spine to the sacrum. This piece of work effects spinal compression and chronic fascia issues and more
Sheri Covey has been connected with Ortho Bionomy since 1995 in Santa Fe New Mexico. She has always felt the desire to share this amazing work on a larger scale. Her strengths draw on her athletic background and a thriving practice that allows her to keep exploring so many aspects of the work. She founded the Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center in September of 2012.

Leigh Muro – Ortho-Bionomy and the Infant 3:45pm
Newborns struggle postpartum with a variety of issues; sleep, feeding and colic. Their wellness needs are tremendously overlooked which leaves a vulnerable population vastly underserved. Lets explore the possibilities for Ortho-Bionomy.
Leigh has been a Licensed Occupational Therapist in practice for the past 30+ years and has been practicing Ortho-Bionomy for 27 years. For 14 years she has been evolving her work with newborns and infants and has expertise in working with both women and babies. She practices in New York and New Jersey where she has treated hundreds of infants. She works closely with midwives, lactation consultants and pediatricians.

Exchange, Tutorials, Free time 5:15pm - Exchange Session: Carol Poffinbarger will coordinate the exchange sessions. If you would like to receive or give a session and have not already made arrangements with a particular person for that purpose please provide the following information to Carole at poffin@fuse.net and she will pair up folks: In the subject line please Include SESSION EXCHANGE Your name _________________________________ Give ____ or Receive______ (if you wish to give a session and receive a session please so indicate) Purpose – i.e. feedback, evaluation, just need a session, or other Please provide her with this information no later than April 21, 2015 so she has time to pair up giver and receiver according to the type of session needed.

Rhonda Gerych - Ethics Tutorial Study Group 7:00 pm - Preregistration Required
Participants will be asked to complete one hour of pre-class study provided upon registration. Completion of the class provides 3 units of Ethics which satisfies the requirement for Associate Member training program with SOBI and counts as a Study Group for Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner Training. Topics to be covered include SOBI Trademark Guidelines and Code of Ethics, Professionalism, Roles and Boundaries, Power Differentials, Communication, and Dual Relationships.

Saturday May 2, 2015
Christina Montes de Oca - Qi Gong 7am
Form and Flow: Gentle Qi Gong movements invigorate the flow of fluids and chi (energy). It is easy for most fitness levels.
O-B Instructor Christina began her studies in internal movement practices in 1979 beginning with Tai Chi. She now practices Qi Gong as self-care harmonious with Ortho-Bionomy.

Ann Lucia Chan – Learning Breakthrough Program 7:30am
The Learning Breakthrough Program ™ works on the three directions of the vestibular system which relates to balance. The vestibular and proprioceptor systems are the invisible senses and the foundation of the five senses and brain development. The eye hand exercises are on the balance board or out. I will provide balance boards, rotation boards, a balance beam, bean bags and balls.
Ann Lucia Chan is an Advanced Ortho-Bionomy® practitioner and Associate Instructor. In 2004, she became a Practitioner and Advanced Consultant of Learning Breakthrough™ Program. She also is a Certified School Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Early Intervention Specialist, and has Certifications in Prenatal Bonding (BA)™ Facilitator and Compassion Fatigue Therapist. She has a private practice in Champaign, Illinois specializing in trauma with training in Advanced Touch Skills and Attachment in Somatic Experience® with Kathy Kain and is completing a Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® with Pat Ogden. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, a Masters in Social Work and more

Ann Hoeffel - The Dural Tube, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) and the Central Nervous System (CNS) 9am
The Dural Tube surrounds and protects our brain, spinal cord (CNS) and the CSF that cushions, nourishes and cleanses them. Learn techniques that free restrictions to the Dural Tube and achieve far-reaching, beneficial effects for the entire system.
Ann Hoeffel, Advanced Instructor came to Ortho-Bionomy in 1987 after learning CranioSacral Therapy (CST), which she integrates with Arthur's Cranial work. In private practice since 1984, Ann has over 4600 hours training and has been actively teaching Ortho-Bionomy since 1997

Sheri Covey and Panel - Working with Community and our own Fears. Allowing the work to grow with Graciousness 9am
Working with community and Allowing. I would like to have a discussion around creating the living Principles within the community that surrounds you. How do we face our fears and our insecurities that allow us to understand the concept that "More means More"? The evolvement of the work requires that we stand in the principles as a group. What would that take for each of us?

Lynne Marotta – Chapman's Reflexes: The 2 point connection 10:45am
NYCO O-B Lab developed and field tested this approach to Chapman's Reflexes for the past 10 years. It has proven to be simple, effective and safe.
Lynne received a BFA in Design from the University of Michigan in 1982. She is a Master Teacher of Callanetics and a Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy.

Denise Deig - The Temporal Bone and All It's Relations 2pm
The anatomy and function of the Temporal Bone will be presented, followed by Hands On Practice of it's significant Boney and Muscular Relationships. Self Care Options for TMD (Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction) including Movement Intelligence Processes and Isometrics will also be explored.
Denise became an OB Instructor in 1980. She authored the book, "Positional Release Technique, from a Dynamic Systems Perspective" originally published by Butterworth Heinmann in 2000. The 2nd revised edition was Published in 2006. She has taught Positional Release Continuing Education Classes on more than 80 occasions since 1985. Denise has taught in the MHS postgraduate and DPT programs at U of I, since 1989. Denise has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from IV. Her professional training in PT was completed at UCSF in 1976. She completed her MS degree in 1994 from the U of I. She completed the Feldenkrais professional training program in 1992, and is a Pioneer Senior Trainer in the Movement Intelligence Program. Her study of Cranio Sacral and Functional Cranial work was done at MSU under the instruction of Barb Briner, DO and Ed Stiles, DO.

Ronald Rosario - How to Suggest Homeopathic Remedies In Your Practice 2pm
Six basic remedies that every OB Practitioner can use or suggest to clients as an adjunct to their healing
Ron has been a practicing Homeopath for over 35 years and has studied and worked with some world renowned homeopaths such as . Dr. Subrata BHMS, Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Calcutta, India . Jeremy Sherr, Ham School for Advanced Homeopathy, London, UK . Dr. Paul Herscu. M.D., New England School of Classical Homeopathy, Amhearst, Massachusetts . Dr. Edward C. Whitmont, M.D., institute New also had served on the board of trustees The Atlantic of Classical Homeopathy in New York City

Sara Sunstein - Isometrics, Imagery, and Healing Trauma 3:45am
When we experience trauma but don't bounce back from it naturally as we should, isometrics and imagery can promote resolution and self-regulation. Lecture – demo.
Sara Sunstein, M.A. (Art), trained in imagery for healing as well as with Peter Levine (trauma resolution) and Arthur Pauls. She's enjoyed teaching Ortho-Bionomy since 1985.

Dessert reception - Heavy Hors d’oeurves, talent show, silent auction - 7:30pm

Sunday May 3, 2015
Joanie Barrett – Morning Yoga 7am
Joanie's Yoga style is Anusara® inspired. The tenets of Anusara are alignment and action. These tenets compliment Ortho-Bionomy.

Jim Berns - An Exploration Of Movement Phase 4, 5, and 6 Dance Technique Working With Clients And Self-Care Awareness 9am
"A what?" Learn a delightful, delicate, fun technique that expresses and releases client's physical and energetic holding patterns, connecting you and clients with a flowing dance, while bringing you into a core balance.
Jim Berns is a Registered Advanced OB Instructor and has been trained directly by Dr. Pauls. Jim is co-author of ORTHO-BIONOMY A PRACTICAL MANUAL. Jim received the "Excellence in Education Award" by the AMTA-CA in 2013. Jim brings to his 33 years of teaching detailed information, a compassionate heart and a "unique" sense of humor.

Closing circle 10:45am Conference ends noon

Instructor Retreat - Sunday May 3, 2015 2pm through Monday May 4, 2015 3pm



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