Ortho-Bionomy® Virginia Beach
Associate Certification Training
at the Cayce Reilly School of Massage
with Advanced Instructor, Ann Hoeffel


FOUNDATIONS Immersion - May 11-17, 2015 and dates 2017
No prerequisites.

ENERGY Immersion - April 23-29, 2016

Pre-requisite: FOUNDATIONS Immersion,
Phase 4 Spine or
Alignment & Balance for the Spine
September 18-19, 2015 in Virginia Beach.

Limit 12 students.
Check later for updates on the Energy Immersion.

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Take advantage of this opportunity to learn amazing, effective work that's easy on your clients AND you.

"I didn't know this work was so powerful!" - S. A. LMT-IL

FOUNDATIONS: Learn how to resolve Sciatica - Low back pain - Headaches - Whiplash and other neck pain
- Tennis Elbow Golf Elbow - Radiating Nerve Pain - Massage Therapist forearm pain
- Wrist issues - Rounded Shoulders - Knee injuries - Mobilize every bone in the foot - And more.

"I can do so much more with Ortho-Bionomy!" -- J.M. Physical Therapist

AND do it without causing pain! Achieve pain-free pain relief by working with ease, and get AMAZING results for your clients - REALLY! You will receive the benefit in class when you're on the table and your clients will benefit as soon as they come to see you! Put new skills to work immediately.


IMMERSIONS foster deep learning: Time to thoroughly dive in, explore, give and receive the work (equally important for learning), get questions answered, integrate various techniques and build a new skillset that will increase your effectiveness and expand your practice. Learn skills and techniques in an Integrated way for ease of practice later with clients. Achieve better results and work with more ease, less effort.

"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

WHO is this training for? Testimonials
- Recent grads who want to get amazing results right out of the gate and add a Certification to their credentials.

- Therapists who want to supercharge their results with a breakthrough modality that combines well with everything else they do.

- Experienced therapists, possibly with hand and body issues, who need another way of working because massage or other push/pressure techniques have worn them out.

- Ortho-Bionomy enthusiasts who want to enjoy immersing themselves in the work (and be on the table-yaaaa), deepen their skillset, refine techniques, and complee a big chunk of their training program.

- Any therapist who wants a time-out from everything else and time to focus on the work they love-love-love doing. Expand your clientele, as well. Remember, you'll be ON the table, too!

You deserve it!

The Immersions - Associate Certification Training
Learn and experience the science that makes Ortho-Bionomy so powerfully healing and effective. Get the story of how Ortho-Bionomy grew to be a wholistic and comprehensive system of natural healing. Anatomy review, assessments, good body mechanics, demonstrations, table-side coaching, question-and-answer time, practice and receive this amazing work.

  • Learn the principles and concepts that enable you to customize techniques to match your client's specific needs.
  • Learn assessments that tell you where to work in minutes, even seconds, what is aligned or mis-aligned and when restrictions are released.
  • Body mechanics for the practitioner are part of every workshop. You get better results when you are relaxed while working.
  • Integrating Ortho-Bionomy with your current modalities.
  • Introducing Ortho-Bionomy to your clients, friends and family.
  • Have fun learning! Put new skills to work immediately.


  • Watch demonstrations, practice and receive (yaaaa) techniques that mobilize and restore alignment & balance for every joint in the body:
    • every vertebra of the spine, yes, neck, too,
    • the ribs,
    • the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, hand, fingers),
    • and lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle, every bone in the foot -- ooooohhhhh).
    • four ways to relieve psoas tension without causing pain.
  • Techniques using movement and movement patterns, so easy to integrate with your current modalities and feel soooo good.
  • Post Techniques for deepening releases and Integrating changes (especially great for ribs).
  • Ergonomics for desk work and great body mechanics for you. You get better results when you are relaxed while working.

60 units Ortho-Bionomy coursework, 55 CE hours
6 units TeleStudy Group
2 units TeleConsultations
2 optional Supervised Practice Sessions -Day 6 in class
30 Documented Sessions between Immersions.

Integrated format includes Alignment and Balance for the entire body-Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4 (includes 1-4). Exploration of Movement Patterns. Post Techniques.

ENERGY Immersion

Expand on everything learned in Part 1. Deepening skills, adding an energetic component, lots of hands-on practice. Hands-on energy work, Ortho-Bionomy Phase 5, Phase 6, Chakra balancing, Aura work and biofield connections to the physical as well as self-care. An introduction and in-class work with Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes, including Upper and Lower Body (Groups 1, 2). Ethics and working with emotions and emotional energy. Home Study Courses are included (5 hours total).

Immersion schedule allows for some additional free table-time from 5-6pm.

55 units Ortho-Bionomy coursework, 55 CE hours
6 units TeleStudy Group
2 units TeleConsultations
2 optional Supervised Practice Sessions-Day 6 in class
30 Documented Sessions between Immersions.



Seven Days: Days 1-3 and 5-7, 8:30am-6pm.
Day 4 , 8:30am-12:30pm - 55 CE Hours.
No pre-requisites.

ENERGY Immersion

Seven Days: Days 1 and 6, 8:30am-6pm.
Days 2, 3, 5 and 7, 8:30am-5pm.
Day 4, 8:30am-2pm - 55 CE Hours

Pre-requisite: FOUNDATIONS Immersion,
Alignment & Balance for SPINE,
or Movement Patterns. SPINE is available
September 18-19, 2015 in Virginia Beach.
Go to calendar for more info..

Home Study Courses offer relaxed study
and preparation for class, on your timetable.

Stay tuned-in between Immersions:
(included in your tuition)
TeleStudy Groups and TeleConsultations offer guidance for continued study, inspired practice and help on topics that arise with clients.
- Two (2-hour) TeleStudy Groups calls.
- Two (1-hour) TeleConsultation calls.
- 30 units Documented Sessions.

Tution: $1255

($1195 if paid in full 30 days prior)

Register online.

Or Contact Renee Branch 757-457-7134 or
757-428-3588 x7285,
Email: Renee.Branch@caycereilly.edu 
Or mail to the location below,
Attn: Continuing Education-Ortho-Bionomy

Individualized Training with your Instructor Sessions infuse participants' work with the instructors' years of experience and training helping to refine skills and absolutely build confidence. It's all about you. You will gain confidence and feel empowered to put new skills to work for you, and for your family, friends and clients.

Fees for Individualized Training:
- Part 1, one session, $90.
- Part 2, two sessions, $180.
- Additional sessions may be available as schedules allow.
Payment is due at the time of your session.


Recommended Text available
from the A.R.E. bookstore::
Ortho-Bionomy, A Practical Manual.
Ortho-Bionomy: A Path to Self-Care.


Associate Certification

The FOUNDATIONS and ENERGY IMMERSIONS, together with (3) Individualized Sessions with the instructor, complete requirements for this Ortho-Bionomy® Associate Certification Training and qualify students for membership with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, $115 annually (get a discount when you register in class). Membership includes use of trademarked term on your promotional materials, referrals, and a weblisting with the national organization.

Ann Hoeffel, Advanced Instructor and Advanced Practitioner, BS-Education, NCTMB-approved CE Provider, LMT, CST, CHt, Advanced Energy Practitioner has interwoven 30 years experience in private practice (since 1984), 17 years teaching Ortho-Bionomy (since 1997) and 4600 hours of in-class wholistic training as a student to create a well-rounded, compre-hensive, student-centered Certification Training. Read more about Ann.

Cayce/Reilly School of Massage
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Contact CE Coordinator: 757-457-7134.

QUESTIONS about the training? Contact Ann Hoeffel: 773-425-5291


WHY include Ortho-Bionomy in your practice of Therapeutic Massage / Bodywork?
Or as a stand alone therapy?

RESULTS! - achieved by facilitating a healing process. Ortho-Bionomy® is a profoundly effective and comprehensive system of natural healing with its roots in Osteopathy and Martial Arts. This deep, gentle work relieves pain and restores natural alignment, function and balance with more ease, immediacy and lasting effectiveness than you might have thought possible, even when the client has "tried everything" with limited success. It combines well with massage and other modalities and clients can remain clothed.

HOW can Ortho-Bionomy be so effective?
Ortho-Bionomy engages your body's innate healing powers. The proprioceptors of the nervous system track and organize what is happening within the whole mind-heart-spirit-body. This proprioceptive (think body intelligence) network can and will effectively release tension. stress (mental-emotional-physical) and restore alignment and healthy function from the inside-out! The process may be light and free or deeply self-healing, according to the body's needs and knowledge of itself. It works with comfort, so it is very safe and easy on the practitioner and client.

Ortho-Bionomy means the "corrective application of the laws of life." Its Founder, Dr. Pauls, Judo Instructor and Osteopath, wanted to engage the body's healing energy to release the stress and tension that pulls it out of alignment and disturbs function. Traditional, sudden adjustments were antithetical to his Martial Arts training and knowledge of how the body works.

Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO (Doctor of Osteopathy): "Most manipulative practices are based upon forceful approaches. It has been proven that the body responds better when it is given the corrective motive for change. Change can only come about when the instincts of the body are summoned up in such a way that the body does not resist this change. Anything beyond this is force, which when applied too much, leads only to rebellion of the self instead of a reunification of the harmonic whole."

What is Ortho-Bionomy? More about Ortho-Bionomy - FAQs

DVDs by the Founder of Ortho-Bionomy, Athur Lincoln Pauls are designed to supplement in-class learning and invaluable.

NOTE: The website may say they are on back order but they ARE typically in stock. In that case, call SOBI. Online, you'll have to scroll down to see the DVDs by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, Founder of Ortho-Bionomy.

To purchase, contact SOBI 317-536-0065, office@ortho-bionomy.org or click on the link here.

Ortho-Bionomy DVDs by Arthur Lincoln Pauls' Instructional DVDs. Phase 4 Set of 4 DVDs, $130.
Phase 5 and 6 Set of 3 DVDs, $100.

Purchase Ortho-Bionomy books:
- Ortho-Bionomy®: A Practical Manual by Kathy Kain and Jim Berns
- Ortho-Bionomy, A Path to Self-Care by Luann Overmyer

?Questions about the training?
Contact: Ann at 312-280-1070
or email suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com
Director, The Sun Center, Chicago, IL

My preferred e-mail address is suncenter@wholisticlifecenter.com. Phone 773-425-5291. Please write WORKSHOP or APPOINTMENT in the subject line of your email. Please indicate if you'd like to receive email announcements.