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Santa Fe – Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Focus on the extremities

October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


Ortho-Bionomy originated in the early 1970’s, founded by British trained osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls DO. Dr. Pauls coined the name Ortho-Bionomy meaning a corrective application of the natural laws of life. It is gentle and non-forceful; the techniques stimulate innate self-corrective and self[1]regulating mechanisms to address tension patterns and imbalances.

Ortho-Bionomy happens from the inside out. Ortho-Bionomy employs a range of hands-on methods—positioning, movement and isometric/isotonic engagement. It is easy on the therapist’s body as well as the client’s and works well with other modalities of bodywork and systems of health care. This two-day Extremities class presents the history and principles of O-B and basic release techniques for the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Students also learn through experience how releases of the extremities affect the body as a whole.

Focus includes basic anatomy and functions of the joints, palpatory sensitivity, client/practitioner relationship awareness, presence, grounding and communication skills. In the process of dialoging with practice partners students learn to integrate clients’ felt experience with their own observations and assessments. Students benefit from exchanging with different practice partners during the class to gain understanding of how the techniques are fine tuned for different individuals.

October 16-17 (Santa Fe)
9am-6pm both days for 16 CE

About the Instructor:

Christina Montes de Oca, BA, LMT, RAPO-B, RAIO-B is a Registered Advanced Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®. She is fortunate to have studied the work with the Founder Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO and many of Ortho-Bionomy’s most experienced Instructors over the course of her 35-year career. Her studies over the last decade with Advanced Instructor Ursula Hofer relating the body, its energy systems, trauma and the nervous system in the context of Ortho-Bionomy have been significant. Christina’s background also includes training in SourcePoint Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and internal movement practices such as Tai Chi. Christina has traveled both nationally and internationally to teach Ortho-Bionomy. Together with Ursula Hofer she co-founded and co-taught Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Training Programs at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe for 10 years. She offers classes for new and continuing students of Ortho-Bionomy and is an Instructor Trainer with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International®.

Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Focus on the extremities


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Please stay updated on the current state-by-state Covid quarantine rules and regulations including if there are options to avoid a lengthy quarantine when entering the state of the seminar by having a rapid test, by checking in regularly on the CDC website. If lengthy quarantines are the only option one-month prior to the scheduled date of any seminar, it will be postponed to a later date.


Currently, we follow CDC guidelines and New Mexico law for massage education:  we are required to wear a mask in the school and all participants are screened (including temperature check) upon entering the building.



October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am
October 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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Bodymechanics School of Massage – Santa Fe
1091-A Siler Road
Santa FE, NM 87507
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