Ortho-Bionomy Workshops
Structural Alignment & Balance using Proprioceptive Positioning
Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4 (includes 1-4)

 

Introduction & Essential Elements: Connection & Sensing
Learn about the science of proprioception, then experience it. Science comes alive as you explore the surprising effectiveness of working WITH the body's self-correcting reflexes and WITH the client. This workshop trains students in the essential touch of deep self-correction, such as how much pressure to use, how to sense and engage the client's self-correction; how to elicit feedback from clients when needed, especially important for clients with debilitating pain. (Often available as Home Study Course with hands-on application in class)
No Pre-Requisites.

Phase 4 (includes 1-4): Positions of comfort, related to structural imbalances, release stress and tension in muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons by stimulating the body's self-corrective reflexes, often in as little as 10-30 seconds. When the tension is released in this way, the body restores its natural alignment. Function, circulation and overall well-being arise from the inside-out.

These techniques help relieve all kinds of joint pain, muscular pain, fascial pain, referred pain, tingling and problems related to nerve impingement; increase range of motion and flexibility; speed recovery from injury; as well as promote deep, restorative relaxation and stress relief, which is so important to health, prevention of illness and to longevity.

In-depth training includes: 1) principles of self-healing responses, 2) anatomy review, 3) assessments, 4) demonstration and step-by-step review of release, re-pattern and integration techniques, 5) ample time for hands-on practice by participants, giving and receiving the work, 6) discussion and question and answer, 7) body mechanics to help the therapist maintain ease in their own body while helping clients.

Additionally, in each workshop we will discuss how to integrate new techniques with modalities you use in your work eeryday and how to adapt new techniques to each person's individual needs. Work received in class often goes a long way to alleviateparticipants' chronic body issues. Put new skills to work for you the next day.


Spine & Pelvis (includes Neck):

  • Four ways to release the psoas without causing pain, a significant factor in low back pain and posture
  • Self-care for the psoas, the fight-flight-or freeze stress reaction, essential for chronic tension
  • Soft tissue tension release and mobilization of each vertebra of the spine, including every vertebra in the neck, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Balance the pelvis, including mobilization for each ilium, the sacrum and coccyx
  • Releases important to alleviate sciatic pain, scoliosis, and to relieve and prevent headaches
  • The relationship of spine and pelvis to endocrine function.

Ribs & Ribcage:

  • Determine when muscular tension and hard to detect pain patterns in the back are caused by rib misalignment and how to alleviate it
  • Free restrictions in the upper and lower ribcage, including sternum and diaphragm
  • Individual ribs, including raised rib, depressed rib, most common imbalances of 1st and 3rd ribs and their importance to carpal tunnel, freeing the breath, and overall well-being
  • Release imbalances that contribute to thoracic outlet problems, restricted breathing, carpal tunnel & others
  • The importance of the neck, ribcage and thoracic outlet in alleviating problems felt in the upper extremities will also be addressed.

Upper Extremities:

  • Eight tension points important to the structural integrity of shoulder and restoration of function after injury
  • Mobilize and align the joints of shoulder and arm, including scapulae, clavicle, elbow, (including tendonitis/
    osis, tennis elbow and golf elbow), wrist and entire hand (important to carpal tunnel), including carpals, metacarpals, phalanges and each digit of each finger.
  • Release the forearm muscles without causing pain ("aaahhh," massage therapists)
  • Release imbalances in the clavicle and scapula that contribute to thoracic outlet problems, carpal tunnel & others
  • The importance of the neck, ribcage and thoracic outlet in alleviating problems felt in the upper extremities will also be discussed, as time allows.

Lower Extremities:

  • Internal / external femur rotation Four ways to release the psoas without causing pain
  • Release and rebalance patella
  • Structural alignment for femur /tibia, including override / underride, lateral shear, internal/external rotation,
    meniscus, periosteal knee points including the master knee point
  • Rebalance the fibula
  • Restore tibia/talus alignment, calcaneous/talus alignment (important to a wide range of foot problems)
  • Release tension in the the lateral and horizontal arches of the foot, and every bone in the foot
  • Discuss relationship of low back pain, sciatic pain and unstable pelvis to imbalances in the leg and foot.

"Hi Ann - Just wanted to share a success story... I saw a regular client yesterday.. a mechanic with chronic shoulder pain. He is also a musician and has trouble with stiff swollen hands from his mechanic work. I did the whole set of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand releases on the left side and not only was he aligned and pain free, his swollen left hand quickly went down to normal size...something I've never seen on him before. He wiggled his newly flexible fingers, compared his left hand size to his right hand size and was amazed... (me too, this stuff really works)"
-- B.B. Massage Therapist - IL

Pre-requisite: Everyone is welcome. Introduction & Essential Elements is often available as a Home Study Course to be complted before the workshop. A previous Ortho-Bionomy workshop, or similar training also qualifies as a pre-requisite.


  Virginia Beach, VA at the Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center
 

Contact: 312-280-1070- Or email: suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com with WORKSHOP in subject line.

Reserve your spot and save with early registration by June 22.

Alignment for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage; Resolve Sciatica and Colon Issues
July 14-16, 2018
9am-6pm
24 BCTMB CE hours | 24 Ortho-Bionomy Program units (16 Phase 4, 8 Chapman's)

$495 Early if paid in full by June 22. $545 after. **Register now
$535 Early is paid in full by June 22 to include Home Study Course (see below). $575 after.

July 14-15, 2018 - 9am-6pm
Alignment & Balance for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage (link to description)

16 CEs / 16 units

$325 if paid in full by June 22 for 16 hours | $375 after. **Register now

*NOTE: Pre-requisite: Home Study Course or Introduction & Essential Elements taken previously, or a previous 2-day Phase 4 workshop with Ann or another instructor. Home Study Course will be emailed to you directly.

*Include the Home Study Course,
4 CE | 4 units Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4, total 20 units
$365 early by June 22 for 20 hours | $415 after. **Register now



July 16, 2018 - Monday 9am-6pm
Resolve Sciatica and Colon Issues
Dr. Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes - Group 1 (link for info)
8 CE | 8 units Ortho-Bionomy® Program Chapman's Reflexes

$170 Early if paid in full by June 22 | $195 later. **Register now

NOTE: Pre-requisite: Alignment & Balance for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage, July 14-15 or previously with Ann or another Ortho-Bionomy instructor.


** NOTE: Your registration indicates agreement with cancellation and discount policies as outlined on the registration webpage.

If you have questions about the workshop content or Practitioner Training, contact Ann at 312-280-1070 or email: suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com with WORKSHOP in the subject line.

 

104 N Walworth, Williams Bay, WI (Lake Geneva area)

 

Contact: Sandy Wolff, 262-745-9585 or email: sandypearce38@yahoo.com with WORKSHOP in subject line. Sandy will provide location and all the details. Max 12 people.

Reserve your spot and save with early registration by July 1. Max 12 people.


Introduction & Essential Elements
for NEW STUDENTS!
4 BCTMB CE Hours | 4 Ortho-Bionomy Program units.
*Home Study Course $40. Order from Sandy or from The Sun Center directly via email, suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com


July 25-26, 2018,
9am-6pm
Structural Alignment & Balance for the Spine Pelvis & Ribcage
16 BCTMB CE Hours | 16 Ortho-Bionomy program units.


*NOTE: Pre-requisite: Home Study Course or Introduction & Essential Elements taken previously, or a previous 2-day Phase 4 workshop with Ann or another instructor. Home Study Course will be emailed to you directly.

$100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot now (and reserve our classroom).
$225 Early balance must be paid in full by July 1. | $275 if paid after
*$265 Early balance for NEW STUDENTS by July 1 | $315 after | *Includes $40 for Home Study Course, 4 CE | 4 Ortho-Bionomy Program units.

Register online Now or mail your check (payable to The Sun Center) to Sandy Wolff, 5575 Edgewater #6, Delavan, WI 53115

Cancellation/refund policy for classes in Williams Bay, WI: Cancellations received 30 days before class are refundable, minus $100 non-refundable deposit / registration fee. Cancellations received at least 14 days before class receive back deposit or 50% of full fee, whichever is less. No refunds for cancellations less than 2 weeks before class, except in cases of emergencies.



 

Normal, IL

 

Contact: Renee Schneider, 309-824-7377 (texting OK), email: renee.santo@gmail.com.

Reserve your spot and save with early registration by July 18.


August 18-19, 2018,
9am-6pm
Structural Alignment & Balance for the Spine, Pelvis & Ribcage
16 BCTMB CE Hours | 16 Ortho-Bionomy program units.

Reserve your spot and save with registration 30 days early.

Pre-requisite: New students and or students who have not attended a Phase 4 (incl. 1-4) workshop, order Home Study Course (above)

To register: Please contact the Coordinator, Renee Schneider, above.  Send checks to 1319 Chadwick Drive, Normal IL 61761.  Checks payable to Renee Schneider. Please contact her if you would like to pay by Paypal.

Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations 30 days before class are fully refundable, minus $35 administrative fee. Cancellations 2 weeks before class receive back deposit or 50% of full fee, whichever is less, minus $35 aministrative fee.  No refunds for cancellations fewer than 2 weeks before class, except in cases of emergencies.

  The Sun Center, Chicago, IL
 

Contact: The Sun Center at 312-280-1070 or email suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com with WORKSHOP in subject line.


March 22-24, 2019,
Friday 2-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm
Alignment & Balance for the Spine Pelvis & Ribcage

20 BCTMB CE Hours | 20 Ortho-Bionomy program units.


This weekend workshop includes Introduction and Essential Elements, a discussion on the science of proprioception and hands-on experience of it.

Reserve your spot and save with registration 4 weeks early by February 22. Max 10 people.

Registration opens in 2019 Your registration indicates agreement with discount and cancellation policies as outlined on the registration webpage.

 

When contacting us, please write WORKSHOP or APPOINTMENT in subject line.
Email: SUNCENTER@wholisticlifecenter.com. Or call 312-280-1070.