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Jessica Sehested Mark

Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Organization: Happy Body
Certification Level: Associate Advanced Instructor
Location: Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-277-5741
Email: jessica@orthobionomy.net
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Qualifications: Instructor, 2014 Practitioner, 2006 Pilates Instructor, 2001 Polarity Therapy, 2002
Philosophy: “When we feel comfortable, can find support, and live with awareness in our own physical bodies, we cultivate a greater balance and resilience within ourselves, greater peace in our communities, and ultimately, find our harmony within the world we inhabit.”
Biography: Jessica Mark’s greatest love is working with and learning from the body. Jessica graduated from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts as an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner in 2006 and became an Instructor in 2014. She is also a Pilates instructor, somatic movement educator, and owner of Happy Body, a fitness and wellness studio in Asheville, NC. Jessica's practice and teaching of Ortho-Bionomy is complemented by her training and study in Pilates, Polarity Therapy, Gyrokinesis, Trauma Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, and as a professional dancer. She believes in the truth and integrity of the body and is passionate about the blending of touch and movement. With students and clients, Jessica works to bridge the gap between the language of the body and the language of the cognitive mind so that clients may find freedom and ease in their physical being.
Travel: Yes. Can travel anywhere.
NCBTMB: Yes

Classes

Class Name: Residentials
Subtitle: With Sheri Covey
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 11/8/2019
End Date: 11/14/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Residential training programs provide participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of Ortho-Bionomy techniques and principles through an in-depth immersion of five or more days of uninterrupted study. Residentials allow time for learning and personal growth as well as relaxation to facilitate the integration of technique, philosophy, and the embodiment of "Be-ing" rather than "doing." Please consider joining us here in Asheville, NC for an unforgettable time. Our retreat this year will be set at OM Sanctuary, a 54-acre mountain retreat center in Asheville, North Carolina. https://www.orthobionomy.net/residential/
Prerequisite: 16 Hours of Phase 4
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 6
Subtitle: Energetic Releases and Techniques: Phase 6
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 9/7/2019
End Date: 9/8/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Co Teach With Luann Overmyer This class heightens our sensitivity and awareness to energetic relationship. The techniques clarify the effects of interactions within the auric field that promote a natural return to physical, mental and emotional well-being. Students learn to notice and identify energetic shifts within themselves and others, and to model that capacity. They learn the value of "not doing" as the practitioner steps back to allow the client's self-healing capacities to engage. The concepts of alignment and attunement, holding space, interrupting patterns, and offering options will be explored as they relate to the natural reflexive responses of rebound, recoil, remembered emotional response, follow on response, and ongoing action. Early Bird $299 through 4/27 Regular rate - $349 16 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: none
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Practitioner Training Seminar
Subtitle: The Art of Deep Listening and Maintaining Clear Boundaries -- Practitioner Training
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/8/2019
End Date: 8/9/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Discover the art of listening and maintaining strong boundaries on a variety of levels through the anatomy of the cell membrane. This class gives you the practical tools to create sustainability and excellent boundaries in your practice to attract the clients you want! This class is structured to help weave together the pieces of Ortho-Bionomy and synthesize the training experience for each student. Some material that may be covered includes the following: how to structure a session, clarity around starting a practice, discussion around challenging client cases, and clear understanding about communication and boundaries between client and practitioner. Strong support and guidance through the transition of becoming an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner is paramount in these seminars. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 7/18 -$299 16 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB. 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Advanced Structural Releases for Neck and Shoulders
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/10/2019
End Date: 8/11/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Because of its versatility and wide range of motion, there are many moving parts to the shoulder girdle that must work in harmony for optimal efficiency. Using a structural lens, we will learn to layer release techniques of the humerus, clavicle, scapula, and ribs for increased communication and ease. In addition, we will learn releases for the sternocleidomastoid and scalenes, discover new techniques for working with the neck and cranium and explore releases for TMJ issues and frozen shoulder. $345 Early Bird through 7/20 - $299 14 Credit Hours of NCBTMB offered 16 Credit Hours of SOBI offered
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Spine -
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 9/21/2019
End Date: 9/22/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Continuing education for bodyworkers, movement educators, and those interested in gentle pain relief therapy. No pre-requisites or bodywork experience necessary. This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the fundamental techniques for working with the spine, pelvis, and ribcage. Learn to feel the body's self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical skills. Phase Four techniques utilize movement and positions of comfort to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. Massage Therapists - Learn how to work with less effort to achieve pain relief for your clients, extending your bodywork career for decades to come. Yoga and Pilates Instructors - Learn how to increase range of movement and to create more balanced movement patterns for you and for your students. Laypeople - Learn tangible techniques to create further ease and more balance in your own body as well as for your friends and family.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Exploration of Movement
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 10/5/2019
End Date: 10/6/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Location: Biltmore Village, Asheville This class develops the technique of exploring patterns of movement passively within a body in order to achieve self-recognition and illicit a client’s self-corrective reflexes. The tangible tools taught in this class can be used to assess movement, provide release, re-educate, or provide integration to the body in relationship to the whole. $349 Early Bird through 9/14 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB. 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Extremities
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 10/26/2019
End Date: 10/27/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Continuing education for bodyworkers, movement educators, and those interested in gentle pain relief therapy. No pre-requisites or bodywork experience necessary. This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy. Participants will learn to feel the body's self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical skills. This class will focus on fundamental techniques for working with the joints of the extremities. Learn specific hands-on techniques to provide gentle pain relief with clear results. Massage Therapists--learn how to work with less effort to achieve pain relief for your clients, extending your bodywork career for decades to come. Yoga and Pilates Instructors--learn how to increase range of movement and to create more balanced movement patterns for you and for your students. Laypeople--learn tangible techniques to create further ease and more balance in your own body, as well as for your friends and family. Regular rate - $349 Early Bird through 10/5 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Study Groups
Subtitle: TBA
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 11/1/2019
End Date: 11/1/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description:
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Isometrics and Isotonics
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 11/2/2019
End Date: 11/3/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Location: Biltmore Village, Asheville Learn isometric and isotonic techniques for working with inefficient muscular tension patterns as well as underdeveloped muscle tone. Through the use of restraining movement while the muscle is engaged, self-correcting reflexes are stimulated and habitual holding patterns can be released. Muscle tone and joint function can balance to create efficiency and ease of movement. Early Bird $299 through 10/12 Regular rate - $349 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: None
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 7
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 9/9/2019
End Date: 9/9/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: with Luann Overmyer This class presents and demonstrates how to use the Phase 7 pattern in alignment with the principles and philosophy of Ortho-Bionomy. Arthur Lincoln Pauls received Phase 7 in a revelation dream as a way to assess and influence recognition and motivation toward self-resolution of a problem. Participants will practice applying the techniques to effect releases for physical discomforts. Arthur saw Phase 7 as the highest Evolvement of the Original Concept.
Prerequisite: Phase 6
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 8282775741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Self Care
Subtitle: Self-Care for Resilience and Ease
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/18/2019
End Date: 8/18/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This day is crafted as a mini self-care retreat to restore your system to its natural harmonizing rhythms. Through gentle awareness and movement, we will learn to embody the skills necessary to help regulate the nervous system and support resilience. This class will help you and your clients find the ease in everyday life to create a never-ending supply of contentment and comfort. 7 CEUs for NCBTMB
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 8282775741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Anatomy and Physiology
Subtitle: Vital Systems I
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 10/3/2019
End Date: 10/4/2019
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Co Taught by Bob Lehnberg (www.intouchsomatics.com) This class addresses the homeostatic aspects of our body especially the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. The organic systems of respiration, digestion and fluid balance are also included. We will pay considerable attention to the nervous system and how it relates to bodywork (movement and touch) in its sensory-motor, somatic-autonomic and sympathetic- parasympathetic functions. We will also consider ways to support this system to regulate ease and health of the body. A great way to understand anatomy from an experiential approach.
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 8282775741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
 

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