Study Group: Ortho-Bionomy® Phase 4 The Basics

Erin Long, Associate Instructor

Next dates TBD


           Workshop Price:


           SOBI Study Group credit - 3 hours

           Location: 95 White Bridge Road, Suite 304, Nashville, TN 37205

Study Groups are used to hone your skills, review basic principles, and get clarity on the exercises learned in the 16 hour classes.


Review exercises covering releases for the following:

Ortho-Bionomy® Phase 5 and the Reflexes

Luann Overmyer, Advanced Instructor

April 2-3, 2022

        Time: 9am - 6pm

        Workshop Price: early bird $295, regular price of $345 after 3/5/22


        CE's: 16 NCBTMB AND Florida CE credit through Ortho-Bionomy in Florida                     an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic                   Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

        Prerequisites: Phase 4


        Location: Mind Body Institute, 1556 Crestview Drive, Madison, TN 37115

Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy is about having a conversation with the tissue, not an argument.

The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns.


This class presents practical, gentle release techniques can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced.

  • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills

  • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects

  • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignment

  • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines

  • Detect mood in the tissue

  • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns. 

Ortho-Bionomy Below The Dome - Abdominal Visceral

Michael Miller, Associate Advanced Instructor

April 30 - May 1, 2022

        Time: 9am - 6:30pm

        Workshop Price: early bird $345, regular price of $395 after 4/2/22


        CE's: 17 NCBTMB credits

        Prerequisites: Phases 4 and 5, Phase 6 recommended


        Location: Mind Body Institute, 1556 Crestview Drive, Madison, TN 37115


This class presents an Ortho-Bionomy approach to restoring the functional movements of the abdomen and the organs of digestion. We will look at the viscera as a community within itself and explore how its movements extend out into the surrounding areas.

In this class, we will explore the sphincters, liver, gallbladder, stomach, intestines and more. We will learn to palpate and sense the organ themselves and how they relate to each other. We will also work with the bony structures and soft tissues that support them.

When I first took this class in 2007. I remember my instructor Darlene Smith saying “If the body is not changing we need to look at the viscera.” I spent six years assisting her as we discovered the potential of the body to heal and how the viscera played an important role. 

Did you know the liver can cause right shoulder, neck and breathing issues?

Did you know the mesentery root can cause issues with the right sacroiliac joint and prolapse of the uterus and bladder?

Did you know the large intestine can cause hip & low back pain, and sciatica?

These are just a few examples of how the viscera can affect the structure of the body. The viscera can also affect each other causing poor digestion, nutrient absorption and removal of toxic substances and wastes. Come join us and learn how the viscera play a vital role in our health and well being

Ortho-Bionomy Phase 4: The Basics

Erin Long, Associate Instructor, Supervised Teach

Luann Overmyer, Supervising Instructor

June 25-26, 2022

        Time: 9am - 6:00pm

        Workshop Price: early bird $295, regular price of $345 after 05/28/22


        CE's: 16 NCBTMB credits

        Prerequisites: None!


        Location: Mind Body Institute, 1556 Crestview Drive, Madison, TN 37115

This foundational class covers the history and principles of Ortho-Bionomy and specific positioning techniques to stimulate natural self-correcting neuro-muscular reflexes for all parts of the body. These techniques facilitate the release of pain and tension patterns, promote expanded range of motion, and offer a greater sense of well-being. This work is easy to learn, easy on your body, highly effective, and combines well with any system of health care.


Learn non-invasive, indirect, gentle releases for the

  • Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum Muscles

  • Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine

  • Ribs, Shoulders, Elbows and Wrists

  • Knees, Ankles and Feet 

Work more effectively with bones, joints, structure, whiplash, posture, scoliosis, reflexes and more

  • Build Assessment Skills

  • Enhance the client’s self healing ability

  • Gentle on both client and practitioner

  • Easy to Learn, Practical, Hands on Classes 

Ortho-Bionomy Posture and Post

Lynne Marotta, Associate Advanced Instructor

Erin Long, Associate Instructor

August 13-14, 2022

        Time: 9am - 6:00pm

        Workshop Price: early bird $295, regular price of $345 after 07/16/22


        CE's: 16 NCBTMB credits

        Prerequisites: Phase 4 Spine and Pelvis OR Luann's Phase 4


        Location: Mind Body Institute, 1556 Crestview Drive, Madison, TN 37115

In this class you will learn to work with posture, assess to recognize postural habits, use techniques and exercises to work with curvatures of the spine including scoliosis and to teach specific self-care exercises to the client for use between sessions. 


You will learn how to use Post techniques to assess your phase 4 spine and pelvis work as a check and balance system for effectiveness in context to standard releases.  You will then learn how to use the post techniques as integration to carry newly restored movement beyond the session.

Refund Policy for 2 day classes only.  Residential has a different policy.

If there is insufficient enrollment or in case a class needs to be cancelled, a full refund will be given to those who have registered and paid in full.  If a student needs to cancel three weeks before the first day of class the student may transfer the full amount to another class, or elect to receive a partial refund of 80% of the class fee.  An administrative fee of 20% will be charged for cancellations within the last three weeks prior to the course.  Any credit card payments will be refunded guided by the policy listed above in the net amount received only.  As a courtesy to the Instructor, coordinator, and other participants please relay your need to cancel in a timely manner.

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