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May 2024

Phase 4 Spine, Pelvis, Ribcage

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy, and provides a basic understanding of the release techniques for each major joint in the body.  The techniques are comfortable for the client and easy on the practitioner. They stimulate the inherent self-corrective reflexes of the body through the proprioceptors, resulting in the release […]
25 - 26 May
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cochrane, AB
Cochrane, AB

Isometrics

Using the principles of Ortho-Bionomy, participants in this class learn Isometric and Isotonic techniques for working with muscle tension patterns and underdeveloped muscle tone.  Through the use of resistance while the muscle is engaged, proprioceptors are stimulated.  This allows habitual holding patterns to rebalance and results in greater flexibility and mobility.  
27 - 28 May
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonton AB

Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes

This system of working the Neurolymphatic Reflexes was developed by Frank Chapman, a Doctor of Osteopathy.  He discovered, through clinical observation and practice, that treating these reflex points facilitated lymphatic drainage in the viscera, and that they could be used to help balance the endocrine system.  Applying the gentle Ortho-Bionomy techniques to the reflexes has […]
29 - 30 May
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonton AB

Anatomy and Physiology

The Anatomy refers to the structure and Physiology to the function.  In these Anatomy and Physiology classes we will be exploring both of these and how they work together within the understanding of the Ortho-Bionomy’s respectful relationship to the body’s structure and function. Self guided: Complete 24 unit’s with the online app: Complete Anatomy and […]
31 May
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC
June 2024

Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes

This system of working the Neurolymphatic Reflexes was developed by Frank Chapman, a Doctor of Osteopathy.  He discovered, through clinical observation and practice, that treating these reflex points facilitated lymphatic drainage in the viscera, and that they could be used to help balance the endocrine system.  Applying the gentle Ortho-Bionomy techniques to the reflexes has […]
01 - 02 Jun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Study Group

STUDY GROUP Lung Releases by Advanced Ortho-Bionomy Instructor Mike Miller from Long Island, New York.  We will get a small glimpse into the amazing Visceral class series Mike teaches by focusing on the Lung pleura and lobe releases In person 1-4pm  June 7, 2024
07 Jun
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Delta BC

Isometrics

Using the principles of Ortho-Bionomy, participants in this class learn Isometric and Isotonic techniques for working with muscle tension patterns and underdeveloped muscle tone.  Through the use of resistance while the muscle is engaged, proprioceptors are stimulated.  This allows habitual holding patterns to rebalance and results in greater flexibility and mobility.
08 - 09 Jun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cochrane, AB
Cochrane, AB

Equine Spine, Pelvis + Ribs

This class will focus on the Spine, Pelvis, and Ribs of the equine by Shaney Rockefeller.  Shaney is a SOBI Ortho-Bionomy Instructor kindly coming up from Vale Oregon to share her teaching with us. We will explore the anatomy of horses and how to apply ortho-Bionomy principles through hands-on practice with your horse or a […]
08 - 09 Jun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverside Equestrian Center
Richmond BC

Phase 4

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy, and provides a basic understanding of the release techniques for each major joint in the body.  The techniques are comfortable for the client and easy on the practitioner. They stimulate the inherent self-corrective reflexes of the body through the proprioceptors, resulting in the release […]
19 - 20 Jun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winfield Hall
Lake Country, BC

Postural Re-education and Post Techniques

Participants learn to recognize, evaluate and address their own postural habits, and those of others.  The techniques presented help to re-pattern abnormal spinal curvatures and scoliosis. Post techniques include simple neuro-muscular exercises that are taught to the client to facilitate their ability to maintain and integrate the re-educated posture.  This class can be taken individually […]
22 - 23 Jun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winfield Hall
Lake Country, BC
July 2024

Elements of a Successful Practice

The business aspects of having an Ortho-Bionomy practice are addressed in this class. Issues that are covered include developing a business plan; setting up an office; advertising and marketing; attending to insurance, legal and tax issues; setting fee structures; record-keeping, and staying within one’s scope of practice. This class is hosted online through zoom: July […]
06 Jul
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
September 2024

Phase 4 – Axial (Core)

This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy, and provides a basic understanding of the release techniques for each major joint in the body.  The techniques are comfortable for the client and easy on the practitioner. They stimulate the inherent self-corrective reflexes of the body through the proprioceptors, resulting in the release […]
28 - 29 Sep
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hinton, Alberta
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Society of Ortho-Bionomy International (SOBI)

A natural approach to health and well-being – ortho-bionomy.org Training & Classes. The Society of Ortho-Bionomy, through its Registered Instructors offers classes and training designed to give individuals a thorough understanding of the art and practice of Ortho- Bionomy.  48 units of training with SOBI per Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner training levels may be accepted for the OBAC programs. 

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Ortho-Bionomy Programs

Interested in becoming an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner?

The Registered Practitioner programs are designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of Ortho-Bionomy in addition to providing extensive hands-on experience in both classes and supervised practice. Practitioner trainees choose a Registered Instructor, with a minimum of one year of teaching experience, who will act as their Advisor and assist throughout the training period by offering guidance, support and constructive feedback.

In order to ensure the highest standard of Ortho-Bionomy education, the Ortho-Bionomy Association of Canada (OBAC) has compiled a program which must be completed by any applicant that desires to become either a Registered Practitioner, or a Registered Advanced Practitioner.

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Advanced
Instructors

Marie Long

Vernon, BC
(250) 542-0763
mariemlong@shaw.ca

Janet McKenna

Vancouver, BC
(778) 928-0821
mckennajan8@gmail.com

Judith Miller

Vancouver, BC
(604) 362-3906
judithmiller12@gmail.com

Peggy Oud

Kelowna, BC
(250) 317-2375
peggyoud@shaw.ca

Mary Thiessen

Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 222-1888
marben1@shaw.ca

Elaine Tucker

Williams Lake, BC
(250) 392-2730

obelaine@gmail.com

InstructorS

 

Rhoda Hollander

Calgary, AB
(403) 819-3604
rhodasway@gmail.com

Rhoda began the study of Ortho-Bionomy in early 2001  She is an Advanced Practiotioner and Instructor  and currently practices in Cochrane, Alberta.  Her interest in Ortho-Bionomy came as a result of her search for wellness after a sudden, seven year long bout with severe nervous system reactions to contact with everything of a chemical  nature. During those years her life was turned upside down as she was consumed with the need to find some relief and to regain her previous good health.   

“My path on the search for wellness led me through many modalities and supplemental programs, which helped immensely in the beginning, but progress was slow and after seven years it seemed to me that I was at a stand still in my recovery process.  I knew there must be a missing link that was keeping me from moving forward in my journey.  I then turned my attention to Ortho-Bionomy and after my very first session with a practitioner, I knew that this totally holistic approach was working to reawaken my body’s own ability to heal.  Ortho-Bionomy assisted in helping me to become aware of the repetitive patterns within my body, which were keeping me stuck where I was.”  

Rhoda made the decision at that time to learn all she could about Ortho-Bionomy with the intention of helping others. She soon came to know that this gentle, non-invasive work, and trusting in the body’s wisdom to heal itself, could be of great benefit to all.  She has integrated Ortho-Bionomy into her life and loves helping others to find peace, joy and contentment in their lives, through a healthy body, mind and spirit.