Ortho-Bionomy® Workshops

An Ortho-Bionomy Approach to
Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes

~ Promoting pain relief, lymph flow, endocrine balance, health and healing ~


Lymphatic congestion is frequently the underlying cause of physical pain that may be attributed to muscular tension, poor organ function, endocrine system imbalance or pelvic dysfunction. After 30 years work, in the early 1900's, an osteopathic doctor, Frank Chapman, determined that illness and lowered vitality was more directly related to poor diet and lymphatic congestion than to structural faults. He sought to find an answer and documented hisresearch and experimentation. in a workbook, later published by his brother-in-law, Charles Owens, D.O.

Chapman’s Reflex Points are nerve endings that relate to lymph. They take us deep within the body and can reveal when there is congestion around specific nerve roots and organs. In addition to assessment, the points can be used to release lymphatic congestion efficiently and effectively, providing a frequently overlooked piece of the pain puzzle and healthy function for bodyworkers trained in this method and for their clients. The points can also be used for self-care.

Many people are thrilled to find a natural solution to physical complaints for which allopathic physicians had no answer and which they considered beyond the scope of therapeutic bodywork. Practitioners can add a new service to their practice with this training and help clients/patients on a much grander scale - so fulfilling.

Learn safe, gentle and effective ways to assess, unlock, balance and normalize lymph flow. Improve endocrine function and health, and relieve pain and discomfort.

To prepare students to work effectively with clients on completion of class, Advanced Instructor Ann Hoeffel presents this material in groups with a lot of hands-on practice in identifying, assessing and releasing tenderness in the reflexes using Ortho-Bionomy ease. Some classes may offer additional practice time, depending on location and dates, as listed below.

A balanced pelvis is important to the function of all the glands and organs, and essential for this work to have lasting benefits. Therefore, the ability to balance the pelvis is a pre-requisite for this training. In some cases a Spine and Pelvis workshop will be offered before the Neurolymphatic workshops.

An Ortho-Bionomy Approach to Dr. Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes

Introduction to working with Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes. About the Lymphatic System, The Endocrine System, and Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes. Neurolymphatic Reflexes for the Stomach Group. Available as a Home Study Course. (3 units Ortho-Bionomy program
| 3 NCTMB CE hours)

• Balance the Pelvis--Important to endocrine balance. Often included as a pre-Chapman's workshop. (3 units)

• Group 1---Resolving Sciatica and Colon Issues (including IBS). Also includes
promoting circulation for the lower body and easing psoas and lumbar pain. (5-8 hours / units, depending on location)
Pre-requisite: Spine Pelvis workshop

• Group 2---Easing Shoulder Pain, Fatigue and Insomnia. Also includes helping the body clear infections by balancing lymphatic flow. (5-8 hours / units depending on location)
Pre-requisite: Upper Extremities or Extremities class.

• Group 3 --Balancing Digestive and Reproductive Systems: (6-8 units depending on location)
Pre-requisite: Introduction, which is often included in a daylong workshop.

• Group 4--Balancing the Respiratory System, includes clearings for Allergies, Asthma, and some reflexes for head and sinuses. (6-8 units, depending on location)
Pre-requisite: Introduction, which is often included in a daylong workshop.

• Group 5--Clearing the Fog: Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, Sinuses and some additional reflexes for the head. Endocrine Group. ( 5-8 units depending on location)

Pelvic-Thyroid-Adrenal Syndrome (Dr. Owens' Protocol):
A whol
e body evaluation and treatment. The full protocol will be practiced multiple times during the workshop. (16 -19 units depending on location)

Pre-requisite to Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflex workshops: Knowledge and practice of how to balance the pelvis, Spine & Pelvis workshop, SPINE Immersion, Phase 5 or permission of instructor.

Highly recommended: Group 1, 2 or 3 to start.

NOTE: Please bring crayons or colored pencils to class; women, please wear or bring a no-underwire, swimsuit bra-top or sports bra and a loose-fitting shirt that buttons all the way down the front so that we can see the spine in back, when worn backwards. As always, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Workshop manual is provided.  It is recommended that students also purchase the classic Osteopathic Manual: "An Endocrine Interpretation of Chapman’s Reflexes," by Charles Owens, D.O. Available at Ortho-Bioinomy.org.


The Sun Center,1818 N. Wells Street, 3rd floor, Chicago, IL


Contact: The Sun Center, 312-280-1070.
Registration / Cancellation Policies.

Register early to reserve your spot and save on tuition. Max 12 students.

NOTE: Pre-requisite for these classes: Ortho-Bionomy Alignment & Balance for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage (link to description and 2019 workshop dates)
or SPINE Integrated Immersion. Students will assess for tender Reflex Points and release tension related to an imbalance in the pelvis using Phase 4 or other Ortho-Bionomy skills, or similar self-corrective therapies. A "balance the pelvis" protocol is part of the P-T-A-S workshop.

Chapman's April 16-19 2019 Package*
April 16-19
32 units | 32 CE hours.
$620 4 weeks Early by March 19 / $680 after. Register now

April 16 - 9am-6pm Tuesday
Chapman's Reflexes Group 1 - Resolve Sciatica and Colon Issues (even IBS)
8 units | CE hours
$170 Early (4 weeks) by March 19 / $195 after. 8 units | CE hours, Register now

April 17 - 19 - Wednesday and Thursday 9am-6pm
Whole Body Evaluation and Treatment
Chapman's Reflexes for Pelvic-Thyroid-Adrenal Syndrome
(Dr. Owens' Protocol)
19 units | CE hours with Home Study Course
$365 Early (4 weeks) by March 19 / $405 after. Register now

April 19 - 9am-3:15pm Friday
Integrating Chapman's Reflexes into your practice

5 units | CE hours
$115 Early (4 weeks) by March 19 / $120 after. 5 units, Register now

Chapman's April 16-19 2019 Package*
$620 4 weeks Early March 19 / $680 after. 32 units | 32 CE hours.Register now

* For Early Discount on this Package and to reserve your spot, pay in full or with $200 deposit at least 4 weeks early; if paying deposit, the balance is due 3 weeks before class to get the EARLY discount. If the balance is paid later than 3 weeks prior, pay the regular tution fee. Your registration indicates agreement with cancellation and discount policies as outlined on the registration page.

CLICK for LOCATION and lodging information

  330 East Beaver Street, Zelienople, PA (near Pittsburgh)

Contact: Gina Ryan, ginarynot@gmail.com, 724-713-7684.

July 12-14, 2019 ~ 24 units Chapman's Reflexes
Pre-requisite: Phase 4 Spine (aka Alignment & Balance for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage), SPINE Immersion or permiission of instructor.

July 12
- Friday 9am-6pm
Resolve Sciatica and Colon Issues
Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes Group 1 
8 CE | 8 units Ortho-Bionomy® Program Chapman's Reflexes

July 13-14 - Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
Whole Body Evaluation and Treatment
Chapman's Reflexes for Pelvic-Thyroid-Adrenal Syndrome
(Dr. Owens' Protocol)
16 CE | 16 units Ortho-Bionomy® Program Chapman's Reflexes

To Register and for information, contact Gina Ryan, ginarynot@gmail.com, 724-713-7684
Registration is by check only, make it payable to Ann Hoeffel, and mail it to:
Gina Ryan, 60 Scott Ridge Road, Harmony, PA 16037

Workshop Location link
: Masonic Lodge, 330 East Beaver Street, Zelienople, PA 16063


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