We have another fabulous lineup of presentations for Denver 2017- See you there!
19th Ortho-Bionomy Conference Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Registration & Meet ups
3:45 pm Welcome
4:00 pm Annual General Meeting
5:00 pm Practitioner Meeting
7:00 pm-10:00 pm Get Acquainted Reception – light dinner
Friday, June 16, 2017
8:00 am Registration and SOBI Store
8:45 am Welcome
9:00 am Ortho-Bionomy for the Digital Generation, Gary Williams
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Ortho-Bionomy & Post Mastectomy Pain/Radiation, Liz Olivas
12:15 pm Lunch on your own or Coordinators Meeting
2:00 pm Group Picture
2:15 pm Trauma Resourcing on the Table, Morel Stackhouse
3:45 pm- 5:30 pm Session Share Space Open – Sessions, Consultations, Feedback, etc.
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Ethics Study Group (registration and pre-work required)
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Strengthening the Core with Emphasis on the Spine and Pelvis, Joanne Dufton & Joanie Barrett
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Session Share Space Open
Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:00 am Embodying the Principles through Gentle Movement, Sara Schuetz
8:00 am Registration/SOBI Store
9:00 am Embodying the Endocrine System, Jessica Mark
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Pain & Neurologic Dysfunction: How Ortho-Bionomists are Ideally Positioned to Help, Bruce Stark
12:15 pm Lunch on your own
2:00 pm The Plasticity of the Brain & Ortho-Bionomy, Tiffany Beese
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm The Application of the Reflexes in Phase 4 & 5, Sheri Covey
5:15 pm Break
5:30 pm Diaphragm Depth & Its Relationship to the Spine & Psoas, Carole Poffinbarger
6:30 pm Break
7:00 pm Honors Dinner & Silent Auction
Session Share Space Open in Other Ballroom
Sunday, June 18, 2017
8:00 am Registration and SOBI Store Open
8:30 am The Role of Flexible Viewpoints in Applying Ortho-Bionomy Techniques, Anthony Swan
10:00 am Break
10:15 am In Awe of the Self-Corrective Reflexes, Luann Overmyer
11:45 am Break
12:00 pm- 1:00pm Closing Circle
3:00 pm Instructor Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor Meeting
Ortho-Bionomy for the Digital Generation
Gary Lee Williams
With the ubiquitous use of digital devices in our client’s lives, many negative postural habits have arrived with the technology. This presentation will explore several powerful, fast and impactful techniques for winning the battle of posture versus technology.
Gary Lee Williams is a New York based Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner and Instructor. He maintains a successful private Ortho-Bionomy and Medical Massage practice in midtown Manhattan.
Ortho-Bionomy and Post Mastectomy Pain/Radiation
This presentation offers an understanding when working with people who have had cancer. You will learn techniques that reduce pain and discomfort associated with post mastectomy/radiation pain.
Liz Olivas has worked with a large number of clients who suffer from the side effects of treated cancer.
She is an Ortho-Bionomy/Instructor and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist
Trauma Resourcing on the Table
Learn indicators for tracking the sympathetic/parasympathetic response in the traumatized client. Learn and practice a simple & effective bodywork approach to help clients release sympathetic nervous system arousal and restore parasympathetic ease, all without devolving into conversation or “stories”.
Morel Stackhouse became an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner in 1987 and Instructor in 1989. She studied with Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO. She is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider
Strengthening the Core with Emphasis on the Spine and Pelvis
Joanne Dufton and Joanie Barrett
This is a movement class designed to teach specific body weight exercises to strengthen the spine and pelvis with emphasis on movement patterns.
Joanie Barrett, LMT, Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner, Bones for Life Teacher in Training, Cert. Personal Trainer, Yoga & Pilates Inst.
Joanne Dufton, Physical Therapist and Associate Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner
Ethics Study Group (registration and pre-work required)
Topics to be covered include SOBI Trademark Guidelines and Code of Ethics, Professionalism, Roles and Boundaries, Power Differentials, Communication, and Dual Relationships.
Rhonda’s Ortho-Bionomy journey began in 1985, studying extensively with the Founder. She embodies and teaches the principles of Ortho-Bionomy in and outside the classroom. She is immediate past President of SOBI.
Embodying the Principles through Gentle Movement
Enjoy a gentle movement session in which our elegant principles inform and guide us. Integrate from the
Sarah Schuetz is a life-long learner and an avid communicator. Whether it’s academia, Pilates, or Ortho-
Bionomy, she revels in sharing what she encounters.
Embodying the Endocrine System
Discover the clarity and balance the Endocrine System can create as we locate and bring awareness to each of our glands through touch and movement
Ortho-Bionomy found Jessica in 2005 and she hasn’t looked back since. She draws on her experience as a
Professional dancer, Pilates and Gyrokinesis instructor, and study of Body-mind Centering to enhance her
understanding of Ortho-Bionomy
Pain and Neurologic Dysfunction: How Ortho-Bionomists are Ideally Positioned to Help
Most pain patterns that our clients experience are readily resolved with Ortho-Bionomy. But there are some pain dynamics that are more complex. In this presentation we will look at the current understanding and revelations about the mechanisms for pain, the implications for our work with clients experiencing all types of pain, and to identify some specific adaptations of Ortho-Bionomy techniques to use in your practice
Bruce Stark is an Advanced Instructor living in Sydney, Australia. He teaches extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and specializes in working with trauma and complex pain conditions.
The Plasticity of the brain and Ortho-Bionomy
Tiffany Beese (McLuskie)
Brain plasticity and Ortho-Bionomy combined makes changes to bring the brain back to optimum efficiency
Practicing 13 years Ortho-Bionomy, 20 years as a naturopath and Psychology degree specializing in neuroscience.
Currently have a busy Wellington, New Zealand practice helping with mental & physical dysfunction.
The Application of the Reflexes in Phase 4 and 5.
Exploring the application of the Follow-On and On-going Action reflexes in Phase 4 & 5 help us add choice and depth to our skills. Discover the breathtaking bridge of the Reflexes within our technique and how they create calm, organization, and allow the work to hold at a deeper level.
Sheri Covey discovered Ortho-Bionomy reluctantly and then amazed at the simplicity of the work - she dove in head first. It has become the guiding light for all aspects of her life. She is grateful for all the people who have supported and influenced her journey
Diaphragm Depth and its relationship to the Spine and Psoas
Working with the diaphragm and its ligaments to the spine and psoas muscle. By addressing these areas we are able to more deeply relax the spine, psoas, and other areas that might be involved.
An LMT and Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy, Carole is currently enrolled in the Advanced Instructor Training Program. She has studied Process Acupressure and Neuromuscular Therapy, but Ortho-Bionomy is her true love. Past President of the Society, she has served on the Board of Directors and other committees. Carole maintains an Ortho-Bionomy and massage practice in Fairfield, Ohio.
The Role of Flexible Viewpoints in Applying Ortho-Bionomy Techniques
How to use Ortho-Bionomy techniques successfully? This hands-on presentation explores how flexible viewpoints help us reframe the problem to more accurately apply the techniques
Anthony is an Ortho-Bionomy instructor. 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 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
In Awe of the Self Corrective Reflexes
Stories to Inspire and Exercises to Increase our Sensitivity and Respondability to the Self Corrective Impulse Within
Luann Overmyer, Practitioner, instructor, author of Ortho-Bionomy, A Path to Self-Care, has over 35 years of private practice and teaching experience