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Luann Overmyer

Name: Luann Overmyer
Organization: Ortho-Bionomy in Florida
Certification Level: Advanced Instructor
Location: Ft Pierce,, FL
Phone: +1 772- 468 3091
Mobile Phone: 1 772 321 7700
Email: luannovermyer@mac.com
Website: http://www.luannovermyer.com
Facebook: http://Ortho-Bionomy A Path to Self Care
Qualifications: LMT, NCBTMB and FL CE provider, Advanced Practitioner, Advanced Instructor, Basic and Advanced Instructor Trainer,
Teaching Subjects: All the classes: I love teaching Phase 4, Self Care, Phase 5 and Phase 6, Posture, Isometrics, Chapman's Reflexes, Pelvic Stabilization, Cranial, Advanced Chapman's, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, and Ethics and Emotions. I am also completing my Instructor training in Bones for Life.
Philosophy: During the past thirty years I have worked with thousands of people in pain in my Ortho-Bionomy private practice, and have developed release techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome and neuritis conditions of the arm and shoulder. In Self Care Seminars I observe the empowering results and the effectiveness of educating individuals to attune to comfort and to apply the principles and techniques of Ortho-Bionomy for pain relief. With a respectful, playful and empowering approach, I enjoy teaching and encouraging self-discovery to enhance the quality of one's life.
Biography: My interest in Ortho-Bionomy Self Care began in response to my own injuries and near death experience following a motorcycle accident. Undergraduate studies in Pre-Med and a BA degree in psychology with a minor in education from UCLA in 1970 drew me to study modalities that not only could effectively relieve pain, but also would respect individual differences and address the mind / body connection. Currently, I am licensed as a massage therapist in Florida and am certified as a continuing education provider with the State of Florida and with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). I teach over thirty courses a year in the US and Australia, and throughout the years have taught Ortho-Bionomy courses in Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and Jamaica. I train instructors, mentor practitioners, and write articles for newsletters in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The July 2008 issue of Massage Magazine ran my article on Ortho-Bionomy.
Travel: Yes, probably almost anywhere. I love to travel
Network: Facebook, Linked-IN
Hours: By appt.
NCBTMB: Yes

Classes

Class Name: Residentials
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/15/2020
End Date: 3/11/2020
Location: Tasmania
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Immerse yourself in the dance and flow of Ortho-Bionomy, and deepen your understanding of Ortho-Bionomy principles and practice in a week long Residential experience. Residential trainings provide participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of Ortho-Bionomy techniques and principles through five days of uninterrupted study. Residentials allow time for learning and personal growth as well as relaxation to facilitate the integration of technique and the qualities of "BEing" rather than "Doing".
Prerequisite: Phase 4,5,6 recommended
Website:
Coordinator: Julie Luckman & Inga Jacobsson
Telephone: 0407 838 790 & 0402 085 468
Email: Tassieorthoresidential@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 5
Subtitle: Phase 5 and the Reflexes
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/21/2020
End Date: 3/22/2020
Location: Inner Health Center East Maitland NSW 2323
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy is about having a conversation with the tissue, not an argument. The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns. This class presents practical, gentle release techniques can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced. • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignmen • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines • Detect mood in the tissue • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Frank Heslin
Telephone: 61 (0) 420 462 598
Email: Fjheslin@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Cranial
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Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 3/27/2020
End Date: 3/29/2020
Location: Melbourne
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: This approach to cranial work blends Ortho-Bionomy‘s osteopathic roots with Arthur Pauls’ energetic / esoteric philosophy of the work. The subtle contact characteristic of cranial-sacral work fits perfectly into the spectrum of Ortho-Bionomy practice. In Ortho-Bionomy we work with the self-balancing and natural corrective reflexes of the organism. We approach the person as a whole being. We acknowledge in a very direct way the body structure in Phase 4, the internal fluid movement in Phase 5, the energy in Phase 6, and the spirit in Phase 7. In cranial work we are meeting and contacting the subtlest interface between body, fluids, energy and spirit as we observe how the person’s own self corrective capacity interacts to resolve physical and energetic misunderstandings and return the system to balanced physiologic motion.
Prerequisite: Phase 4, 5, 6
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Janine Mc Carthy
Telephone: 0422 266 190
Email: ortho-bionomymelbourne.com
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 4/11/2020
End Date: 4/12/2020
Location: Singapore
State/Country:
Class Description: This foundational class covers the history and principles of Ortho-Bionomy and specific positioning techniques to stimulate natural self-correcting neuro-muscular reflexes for all parts of the body.  These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and offer a greater sense of well-being.  This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care. λ Learn non-invasive, indirect, gentle releases for the • Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum Muscles • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine • Ribs, Shoulders, Elbows and Wrists • Knees, Ankles and Feet λ Work more effectively with bones, joints, structure, whiplash, posture, scoliosis, reflexes and more λ Build Assessment Skills λ Enhance the client’s self healing ability λ Gentle on both client and practitioner λ Easy to Learn, Practical, Hands on Classes
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: BK Wee
Telephone:
Email: Bookuan@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Exploration of Movement
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 4/4/2020
End Date: 4/5/2020
Location: Singapore
State/Country:
Class Description: This class focuses on opening restrictions in the body by exploring and observing the movement patterns of joints and muscles.   Participants learn to recognize and palpate functional, inherent and preferred movement capacity.  Techniques for sensing, assessing and releasing tension and restrictive patterns through movement are demonstrated and practiced.  No prerequisites.    • Increase your palpation skills • Learn to assess functional and inherent joint movement • Learn to palpate for muscle fiber movement preferences • Open fascial restrictions gently and painlessly • Facilitate greater range and ease of movement in joints  • Augment flexibility throughout the body     These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and a greater sense of well-being.  This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care.
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: BK Wee
Telephone:
Email: Bookuan@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Self Care
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 5/29/2020
End Date: 5/29/2020
Location: Omaha
State/Country: NE
Class Description: Learn to adapt the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy to relieve pain and tension in your own body. Self-Care addresses chronic aches and pains as well as ways to work with injuries. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore comfort, and also for health care practitioners looking for specific exercises to give clients In this class we will learn to: Relieve pain and tension with positional release. Create new patterns of pain-free movement. Increase flexibility and range of motion with isometric and isotonic exercises. Strengthen muscle tone through isotonic exercises. Improve posture for relief of strain and stress. Discover the ways your body uses positions and movement to reclaim comfort and well-being.
Prerequisite: None
Website:
Coordinator: Rita Coral
Telephone: 531 203 7395
Email: lightenup1@cox.net
 
 
Class Name: Exploration of Movement
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 5/30/2020
End Date: 5/31/2020
Location: Omaha
State/Country: NE
Class Description: This class focuses on opening restrictions in the body by exploring and observing the movement patterns of joints and muscles.   Participants learn to recognize and palpate functional, inherent and preferred movement capacity.  Techniques for sensing, assessing and releasing tension and restrictive patterns through movement are demonstrated and practiced.  No prerequisites.    • Increase your palpation skills • Learn to assess functional and inherent joint movement • Learn to palpate for muscle fiber movement preferences • Open fascial restrictions gently and painlessly • Facilitate greater range and ease of movement in joints  • Augment flexibility throughout the body     These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and a greater sense of well-being.  This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care.
Prerequisite: None
Website:
Coordinator: Rita Coral
Telephone: 531 203 7395
Email: lightenup1@cox.net
 
 
Class Name: Self Care
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 6/13/2020
End Date: 6/14/2020
Location: Vashon Island
State/Country: WA
Class Description: Learn to adapt the techniques of Ortho-Bionomy to relieve pain and tension in your own body. Self-Care addresses chronic aches and pains as well as ways to work with injuries. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore comfort, and also for health care practitioners looking for specific exercises to give clients In this class we will learn to: Relieve pain and tension with positional release. Create new patterns of pain-free movement. Increase flexibility and range of motion with isometric and isotonic exercises. Strengthen muscle tone through isotonic exercises. Improve posture for relief of strain and stress. Discover the ways your body uses positions and movement to reclaim comfort and well-being.
Prerequisite: None
Website:
Coordinator: Hannah Kogan
Telephone: 352 359 1675
Email: hannahkogan@yahoo.com
 
 
Class Name: Posture and Post Techniques
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 6/19/2020
End Date: 6/20/2020
Location: Portland
State/Country: OR
Class Description: Posture can be looked upon as the shape of experience. Within posture we can observe heredity, early-learned patterns, present capacity, and the will to manifest aspirations. Bringing awareness to the body assists the person to maintain connection with the body’s sensations, preferences and natural responsiveness. Increasing the awareness of postural patterns, engages and empowers the client toward balanced postural embodiment. This Posture class focuses on how to assist clients with exercises and movements to maintain balanced posture through neuromuscular re-education. Participants will learn through accurate observation and simple movement exercises to evaluate and assist clients with inefficient postural habits. Techniques to work with spinal curvatures and scoliosis will also be presented and practiced. Post techniques are used to assess and release areas of tension and integrate the work done in a session.
Prerequisite: Phase 4 recommended
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Coleen
Telephone: 503 901-7989
Email: coleenp3@comcast.net
 
 
Class Name: Chapmans Reflexes
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 6/21/2020
End Date: 6/22/2020
Location: Portland
State/Country: OR
Class Description: This class in Chapman's reflexes offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure to lymph, viscera (organs), nervous system, and soft tissue. It emphasizes the relationship of the neurolymphatic reflexes to the endocrine system and to structural balance. Identification of these points with techniques for their release will be presented. Please bring colored pencils with you to class.
Prerequisite: Phase 4 recommended
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Coleen
Telephone: 503 901-7989
Email: coleenp3@comcast.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 5
Subtitle: Phase 5 and the Reflexes
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 7/11/2020
End Date: 7/12/2020
Location: Sarasota
State/Country: FL
Class Description: Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy is about having a conversation with the tissue, not an argument. The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns. This class presents practical, gentle release techniques can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced. • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignmen • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines • Detect mood in the tissue • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Sarasota School of Massage Therapy
Telephone: 941 313 3919
Email: Sarasotaschoolofmassagetherapy.edu
 
 
Class Name: Chapmans Reflexes
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 7/18/2020
End Date: 7/19/2020
Location: Deerfield Beach
State/Country: FL
Class Description: This class in Chapman's reflexes offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure to lymph, viscera (organs), nervous system, and soft tissue. It emphasizes the relationship of the neurolymphatic reflexes to the endocrine system and to structural balance. Identification of these points with techniques for their release will be presented. Please bring colored pencils with you to class.
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.luannovermyer.com
Coordinator: Lady Pellicer
Telephone: 561-601-9452
Email: BodyWorkCEUs.net
 
 
Class Name: Residentials
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 8/17/2020
End Date: 8/22/2020
Location: Hale River Homestead, Alice Springs
State/Country: Australia
Class Description: Immerse yourself in the dance and flow of Ortho-Bionomy, and deepen your understanding of Ortho-Bionomy principles and practice in a week long Residential experience. Residential trainings provide participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of Ortho-Bionomy techniques and principles through five days of uninterrupted study. Residentials allow time for learning and personal growth as well as relaxation to facilitate the integration of technique and the qualities of "BEing" rather than "Doing".
Prerequisite: Phase 4,5,6 recommended
Website:
Coordinator: Jo Gordon
Telephone: 0458 293 316
Email: orthoalice@gmail.com
 
 
Class Name: Practitioner Training Seminar
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 10/14/2020
End Date: 10/15/2020
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: An Opportunity to Refine Your Practice Because Ortho-Bionomy sessions are structured differently than many other types of bodywork this course addresses how to structure an Ortho-Bionomy session as well as how to integrate the work with other modalities that the participant may use in his or her practice. Through discussion and hands-on practice the participants will delve deeply into the mechanisms which create sessions that are coherent, fluid and ultimately effective. In addition, issues related to documenting sessions, dealing with the financial dynamics with clients, and creating appropriate boundaries between the client and practitioner are addressed. Participants will be equipped with the skills to bring the professionalism and the compassion that characterize Ortho-Bionomy sessions into his or her practice.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: the Basics
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 10/17/2020
End Date: 10/18/2020
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: This foundational class covers the history and principles of Ortho-Bionomy and specific positioning techniques to stimulate natural self-correcting neuro-muscular reflexes for all parts of the body.  These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and offer a greater sense of well-being.  This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care. λ Learn non-invasive, indirect, gentle releases for the • Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum Muscles • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine • Ribs, Shoulders, Elbows and Wrists • Knees, Ankles and Feet λ Work more effectively with bones, joints, structure, whiplash, posture, scoliosis, reflexes and more λ Build Assessment Skills λ Enhance the client’s self healing ability λ Gentle on both client and practitioner λ Easy to Learn, Practical, Hands on Classes
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: the Basics
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 12/5/2020
End Date: 12/6/2020
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: This foundational class covers the history and principles of Ortho-Bionomy and specific positioning techniques to stimulate natural self-correcting neuro-muscular reflexes for all parts of the body.  These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and offer a greater sense of well-being.  This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care. λ Learn non-invasive, indirect, gentle releases for the • Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum Muscles • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine • Ribs, Shoulders, Elbows and Wrists • Knees, Ankles and Feet λ Work more effectively with bones, joints, structure, whiplash, posture, scoliosis, reflexes and more λ Build Assessment Skills λ Enhance the client’s self healing ability λ Gentle on both client and practitioner λ Easy to Learn, Practical, Hands on Classes
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Demonstration Skills
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Luann Overmyer
Start Date: 12/2/2020
End Date: 12/3/2020
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: Learn to talk about Ortho-Bionomy to your clients, family and friends. By finding your comfort zone, you can learn to share your perspective of Ortho-Bionomy in a supportive and clarifying way. This class assists you in preparing to talk to anyone about the work, and give a lecture demonstration to promote your practice of Ortho-Bionomy.
Prerequisite: Phase 4
Website: www.moving-freely.com
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
 

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