Why Study Ortho-Bionomy?
Here is a letter from a previous student that sums up well the great benefits of studying Ortho-Bionomy for yourself and for the people you can help.
This is Ines – I still know some of you from my time at the Bistro, but there are probably quite a few of you who don’t know me…
I wanted to let you know about some classes in Ortho-Bionomy that will be offered at the Bistro in the next months, since I kind of instigated offering this modality of bodywork to you guys. The reason is that I have been studying Ortho-Bionomy for almost 2 years and it has turned my life and my bodywork practice around. It is one of the most effective forms of bodywork I have encountered during my 20 years as a bodyworker. It is such profound work that I want to help get the word out to other therapists, since for some reason it is not well known around here.
I got introduced to it by receiving a session. At that point I had had 10+ years of chronic low back pain, at times debilitating. At the time I got the session I had been in a phase of constant pain for a year, not being able to walk very long, could hardly do any yoga (and I am a yoga teacher). I did not notice profound things happening during the session. About 2 hours afterwards I got incredibly tired, had to lay down and then it felt like my body was being re-wired from the inside out. When I got up I was pain free for the first time in years. It felt like a miracle. I had never experienced such a huge change from one session of bodywork before. That was almost 2 years ago. I have not stayed completely pain- free, but my pain levels have not returned to even close to those before the session.
Those results made me curious about the work and I found out that it comes out of Osteopathy, which I was already familiar with, since I am also a Craniosacral Therapist. And, to my delight, I found out that the only comprehensive training at this point which leads to practitioner status is offered in this area, in Westminster. Next month I was enrolled in the training.
I am now almost done with the 2 year long process of becoming a practitioner and it is already the main work I use with my clients.
Ortho-Bionomy is incredibly effective with physical pain, structural issues, tension patterns, trauma and much more. I am getting way more results of pain relief with my clients that I have in my last 20 years as a bodyworker.
The other wonderful thing about Ortho-Bionomy is that it is way easier on my body than massage. I can actually see a long term future in sustaining my practice with this work.
Ortho-Bionomy is a form of positional release and works through the nervous system. Through precise positioning of different body parts it helps the nervous system recognize patterns within the structure and find its own way out of those patterns. It helps the body to re-organize its own structure from the inside through it’s own ability to self-correct. It is very gentle and yet incredibly powerful. It also has a huge range of application – from the more physical positioning of the body to very subtle energetic work.
Sheri Covey, who I have been studying with, will be offering a series of 3 intro classes at the Bistro, in August, September, and October (2014). You can take just one or two of those or all. In November (2014) she is starting the new round of the full 2 year long training again in Westminster. Even for those classes, you don’t have to commit to the full training. You can take single classes and do however much you want. Only to become an official practitioner you have to fulfill certain requirements. Sheri is a wonderful and really gifted teacher and practitioner.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to see some of you at the classes 🙂
with love, Ines
Wow! It’s so great hearing how these classes have help bodywork professionals increase their effectiveness and abilitie! Below you can take a look at Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center’s class schedules or even register for classes.
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