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Study Groups

Study Groups are 3-hour explorations of material already covered in a class,
or a new technique or application of Ortho-Bionomy that can generate new possibilities.

Study Groups may be used to fulfill requirements for the Practitioner, and Advanced Practitioner Training Programs offered by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® (SOBI).

Study Groups may be offered in-person or online.

Prerequisite: one 16-hour Phase 4 class.

Upcoming Study Groups

November 3 - Integrating Massage and Ortho-Bionomy

Ashland, Oregon


This 3 hour study group introduces basic techniques for using Ortho-Bionomy in your oil/cream/lotion massage practice. Your massage can be flowing, smooth, efficient, and effective as you integrate Ortho-Bionomy into your practice. Ortho-Bionomy can enhance your massage and help save your body from wear and tear. Included are ways to safely drape during Ortho-Bionomy positional releases.


November 28 - Releases for the Deep Lateral Rotators of the Hip (Phase 4)



This 3-hour study group explores the six deep lateral rotators of the hip, going beyond the Piriformis to include the Obturator Internus, Obturator Externus, Quadratus Femoris, Superior Gemellus, and Inferior Gemellus. These six muscles as a group can be instrumental in low back tension, stabilizing the sacrum, a sense of being grounded, and a balanced walking gait. We will review anatomy and explore release techniques.

January 3 - Releases for the Hyoid & Trachea (Phase 4)



This 3 hour study group explores the attachments to the hyoid and trachea. The hyoid bone is an essential element to swallowing, anchors multiple muscles in the region of the mouth and throat, and is the only bone in the human body not to have an articulation with any other bone in the body. Making sounds, coughing, breathing, moving the tongue, avoiding choking, and anything to do with the larynx are all tied in with the function of the hyoid bone. Working with the trachea can help with the breath, speaking, singing, and expressing oneself. This study group can expand your work with the anterior neck.

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 Past Study Groups

Past Study Groups have included:

  • Advanced Applications of the Circle Theory (Phase 4)

  • Integrating Massage and Ortho-Bionomy

  • Jaw- Zygomatic Arch & Mandibular Attachments (Phase 4)

  • Releases for the Coccyx (Phase 4)

  • Releases for the Hyoid & Trachea (Phase 4)

  • Self Care

If there are any specific areas you would like to learn more about in a Study Group, let us know.


Classes and Study Groups

Phase 4 Classes          Phases 5, 6 & 7 Classes    Required Program Classes         Electives        Study Groups

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