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Classes


Whether you want to learn Ortho-Bionomy as a self-care tool, for self development, or to begin to practice it with your own clients, Ortho-Bionomy on the Fraser Coast has a range of classes to suit your goal.

At the end of an Ortho-Bionomy treatment one or two self-care practices/exercises are given to a client to assist the body in integrating the structural changes that happen during the session. Movements shown, and practiced, in a self-care class are built around these many self-care methods.
Self-care exercises are very simple and gentle, so suitable for all body capacities. Explanations for the different movements are given throughout the class.

Attendees at a self-care class are encouraged to notice what is structurally occuring in their body. This allows them to gain a sense of their body and what it most needs. This fosters mindfulness/embodiment. In this world of increasingly expensive medical procedures, many with dangerous side effects, mindfulness has now been well documented as a safe, effective method of optimising health.
Self-care techniques help the body make permanent structural and functional changes in a very comfortable way. After a self-care class people are left with a deep sense of relaxation, as the nervous system shifts from "fight or flight" mode to "rest and restore" mode.
Each self-care class is different, meeting the class needs on the day, but generally having a focus topic. Regular attendees will have a different experience each time.

In 2022 I plan to run some self-care classes as a 3-hour workshop, generally Saturday afternoons from 1 till 4 pm.

For students in the Ortho-Bionomy Australia training programs a 3-hour self-care class will gain credit as a study group, and provide methods useful for working with clients.
For others, it will provide an opportunity to learn and practice gentle effective methods to restore the self-corrective processes within the nervous system, ease pain, create structural balance, increase range of motion, rest the mind, and gain methods to use in your own self-care practice, or even to encourage others.
A handbook is provided to help remind learners.

In 2022 I will also provide some 90 minute self-care classes to provide a space for people to gain some tools and experience restoration and relaxation.

Please see "Ortho-Bionomy Classes in 2022," below, for details of currently planned 2022 Self-Care classes.

Phone the clinic on 0411713405, or follow the "Ortho-Bionomy on the Fraser Coast" Facebook page for details about the next self-care class group.
Bookings are essential. Self-care class numbers are limited to (8) attendees.

People choose to study Ortho-Bionomy for a range of reasons:

  • Some want to learn how to release pain and tension to help themselves or family and friends.
  • Some want to add these gentle manual techniques to their existing counselling, massage, physiotherapy or other healing practice.
  • Others want to complete the entire 500 hour course to qualify as Ortho-Bionomy Practitioners.

Regardless of their reasons for learning Ortho-Bionomy, many people find that the added ‘bonus’ is the evolvement of their relationship with their own body, creating possibilities for change and wellbeing that they haven’t experienced before.

Ortho-Bionomy classes offer a unique approach to learning, that provides a trully holistic experience. Rather than lecture-style, students learn the philosophy, principles and techniques of Ortho-Bionomy through discussion, demonstration and practice.
Students work in pairs and practice the techniques so that each person has the opportunity to experience Ortho-Bionomy as both "client" and "practitioner.
They learn ways to work that provide benefits for the "practitioner’s" body as much as the "client’s."

Ortho-Bionomy classes run over 2-3 days.

From the very first class, Ortho-Bionomy is easily integrated with other modalities. Join a class and learn how.


Isometrics and Isotonics Class: In Brisbane, Qld.

13th and 14th February, 2022, 9 am till 5 pm.
Isometric and isotonic techniques for working with inefficient muscular tension patterns as well as underdeveloped muscle tone are presented and practiced, including related anatomy.
Through the use of minimally restraining movement while the muscle is engaged, self-correcting reflexes are stimulated and habitual holding patterns can be released. Participants learn how the conscious use of obstacles can help promote change from rigid physical and emotional patterns, towards greater mobility and allow the client to actively participate in the session.
Phase 4/Fundamentals class is an advantage but not a pre-requisite for attending this class.


Phase 4/The Fundamentals Class: In Hervey Bay, Qld.

26th and 27th February, 2022, 9 am till 5 pm.
This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview and practice of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Students can begin to effectively apply Ortho-Bionomy methods after this class.
No pre-requisites are required.


Phase 4/The Fundamentals Class: In Townsville, Qld.

4th, 5th and 6th March, 2022. 4th: 6 - 9 pm. 5th and 6th: 9 am till 5 pm.
This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview and practice of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Students can begin to effectively apply Ortho-Bionomy methods after this class.
No pre-requisites are required.


Self-Care Practices Class: In Townsville, Qld.

11th and 12th June, 2022, 9 am till 5 pm.
Learning and practicing the specific after treatment "exercises" that therapists can use to facilitate release of structural imbalances and discomfort within themselves, as well as providing clients with the most effective ways to integrate the changes experienced within the session, encouraging lasting change.
Phase 4/Fundamentals class is is an advantage, but not a pre-requisite, for attending this class. All welcome.


Postural Re-education and Post Techniques Class: In Brisbane, Qld.

25th and 26th June, 2022, 9 am till 5 pm.
In this class students will gain understanding, exploring and creating balance in the structures that hold us upright.
Modern life often tends to have people living in a fast forward "lean" or in postural overuse. This creates structural disharmony, patterns of inefficient movement, lack of movement, pain, and rigidity.
The aim of this class is learning how to notice these inefficient patterns of imbalance, how to assist clients to regain freedom of movement, and ways to integrate the changes this freedom brings.
Ways to work with scoliosis and structural imbalances are more fully explored.
Postural work supports the work we learn in Phase 4/The Fundamentals of Ortho-Bionomy.
"If you don't want your clients to get well, don't do postural work," A.L. Pauls D.O.
Phase 4/Fundamentals class is is an advantage, but not a pre-requisite, for attending this class. All welcome.


Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy: In Hervey Bay, Qld.
Advanced Instructor: Bruce Stark

9th and 10th July, 2022, 9 am till 5.30 pm.
The focus of Phase Five is to move to a more subtle level of awareness of the practice and principle of Ortho-Bionomy.
Specific techniques develop and increase the student's understanding and proprioceptive sensitivity to the self-corrective movements initiated by the client. Through the practice of observing, following and supporting subtle movement patterns, muscular tension is released, range of motion is increased, and pain is reduced. In Phase Five, students are encouraged to do less and let the client be the guide for his/her exploration of change.
Phase 4/Fundamentals class is a pre-requisite, for attending this class.


Isometrics and Isotonics Class: In Townsville, Qld.

10th and 11th September, 2022, 9 am till 5 pm.
Isometric and isotonic techniques for working with inefficient muscular tension patterns as well as underdeveloped muscle tone are presented and practiced, including related anatomy.
Through the use of minimally restraining movement while the muscle is engaged, self-correcting reflexes are stimulated and habitual holding patterns can be released. Participants learn how the conscious use of obstacles can help promote change from rigid physical and emotional patterns, towards greater mobility and allow the client to actively participate in the session.
Phase 4/Fundamentals class is an advantage but not a pre-requisite for attending this class.


Phase 4/The Fundamentals Class: In Hervey Bay, Qld.

28th, 29th and 30th October, 2022. 28th: 6 - 9 pm. 29th and 30th: 9 am till 5 pm.
This foundation class covers the history, philosophy and concepts of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview and practice of the basic release techniques and anatomy for each major joint in the body. Students can begin to effectively apply Ortho-Bionomy methods after this class.
No pre-requisites are required.





Call 0411 713405 or email orthobionomyonthefrasercoast@gmail.com to register your interest or request more class information.