Bones For Life®, Ortho-Bionomy®
Bones for Life®, a program for posture, restoring proportional flexibility, and bone strengthening
Come and learn easy, fun, and effective movement processes designed to improve your posture, the quality of your everyday movements, help prevent self- injury, and promote bone health.
The Bones for Life® Program series offers a new paradigm of strategies for deprogramming painful patterns of posture and movement facilitating options for moving and standing that are pain free. Based on the concepts of Somatic Integrative Learning also known as the Feldenkrais Method®, the movements awaken the intelligence of movement management while load bearing to promote bone building strength and restore proportional flexibility in the spine. These strategies allow the bodyworker to gain knowledge and experience anatomy from a functional perspective, developing insights and deepening one’s knowledge base of kinesthetic movement, and skeletal and muscular anatomy.
Although this program is primarily for self-care, it is appropriate and relevant to massage therapy. Some self-massage technique is practiced and hands on techniques will also be demonstrated when working with clients.
Classes are open to the general public. It is open to anyone looking to improve the quality of their movements and posture as well as revitalize their bones. It is also open for those interested in the Bones for Life Teacher Certification Program.Participants should be able to lie on the floor and come to standing with little or no assistance.
Classes and Workshops
Bones for Life, Wellness Through Movement Intelligence: This class draws from all 3 segments of the program. It duration is usually 1-2 hrs.
Move Smarter not Harder : Learn easy, fun, effective exercises to improve the quality of your everyday movements and promote bone strength. In this monthly series you will learn how to deprogram counter-productive patterns of posture and movement that may be sabotaging you. Enroll in this life-changing class now and empower yourself to feel taller, lighter , and stronger. Classes are 1-2 hrs.
An Introduction to Bones for Life : Learn the basic concepts in this 3 hr workshop and go home with a few simple fast acting movements designed to improve your posture and stimulate bone strength.
Bones for Life Segment I : This is a 4 day series workshop. Participants can dive in and experience the benefits in greater depth. It is not necessary to sign up for all 4 days. It is encouraged to sign up for all 4 days to reap the maximum amount of beneftis of this program.
Day One and Two:
In day one and two of the series you will learn and explore:
Day 3 and 4:
Bones forLife Segment II The processes in this series are a progression of the movements introduced in Segment I .They build in complexity and encourage full body relationships in movement. Themes consist of: cultivating anatomical flexibility of the joints including the upper back, pelvis, knees and hip joints; acquiring the resourcefulness to spontaneously recover equilibrium, practicing ergonomic weight lifting to build core-strength; advanced movements to align the spine to prevent cervical and lumbar compression; exploring elements of pulling and climbing to raise the level of power in the body and strengthen bone; activating arm and leg coordination to support efficient walking. The use of light weights (1-2 lbs) is introduced to stimulate load- bearing in the spine.
The student shall learn more advanced concepts of the program
2) The student shall learn and demonstrate advanced movement processes for the purpose of: