Cynthia Wood Ortho-Bionomy

Class Schedule


Ortho-Bionomy at the Downeast School of Massage Therapy:

Exploration of Movement  9/28-29 

Exploration of Movement is a great first class and an important piece of the Ortho-Bionomy training.  In this class students will learn and apply the Ortho-Bionomy principles of following comfort and exaggerating imbalance while learning techniques for the whole body.  Students will leave with many new tools and a whole new way to approach their existing clients. 'Exploration' will improve palpation and sensing skills while providing a practical way to apply what you discover to support the body's self-correction. This class is less technical then 'Spine' or 'Extremities', and creates a bridge to more subtle advanced levels of Ortho-Bionomy.   This class is known for being a lot of fun!  Come learn this gentle and deeply effective technique at this beautiful school in Waldoboro, ME while watching the swans on the pond right outside the classroom.

contact Emily Waltz 


Study groups  in Westford, MA 7/13

If you have had a class come enhance and refresh your skills with these study groups!

10-1 Ethics  This is a requirment for becoming an Associate Member.  We will look at the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International's established ethics.  Also, we will discuss the 'ethics of caring' (having healthy boundaries and a full heart).  This is an important discussion and please bring your questions and we will share our wisedom together.

2:15-5:15 Working with Scar Tissue.  Aproaching scar tissue with Ortho-Bionomy is easy and fast.  Come learn how simple it can be to work with this creative, strong tissue and help the body spring back to balance as it releases its grip.  This is a hands on study group and you'll give and receive the techniques.  I hope you can come!

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Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy and Hands on Psoas  July 14

10-1 Saturday at Cambridge Health Associates 335 Broadway Cambridge

Come learn about Ortho-Bionomy and leave with a tool you can use!  Send your friends and colegues!  I will cover the history and principles and then teach both basic and advanced psoas technique.  This 3 hour class will provide a general understanding of Ortho-Bionomy and participants will have hands on experience working noninvasively with the body's most core muscle.  You'll be amazed how gentle and how deep this technique can be.

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Extremities in Westford, MA October 19-20

In this foundational class we will cover the history and guiding principles of Ortho-Bionomy.  Participants will learn techniques for the shoulders, ribs, elbows, wrists, hands, feet, ankles, knees and femur rotation.  Students will leave with an understanding of the principles and procedure and will be able to create their own 'tehcnique' to suit their client in a given moment.  The work is gentle, effective and profound.  This is a great first class as well as continueing or repeating to retain every bit. I hope you join us!

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Spine and Pelvis in Ashfield, MA at Indigo Wholistic Center 11/3-4

Come learn Ortho-Bionomy at this beautiful retreat center in Western MA.  The Center has lodging, beautiful views and magical gardens.  It is located just outside Shelburne Falls.  You will learn techniques for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as the psoas muscle, ilium rotation and sacrum.  You will learn the history and principles of Ortho-Bionomy and be able to use the techniques immediately.  This gentle, respectful approach to bodywork can also have a gentle and respectful effect on your life creating ease and well being for yourself as well as your clients.

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Visceral  November 29-December 1, Thursday-Saturday

With Advanced Instructor Sheri Covey at the Watertown Center $485

In this three day Visceral Class participants will learn techniques for addressing the visceral, both the abdominal organs and those in the thorax as well as the vagus nerve.  Working with organs is different from working with muscles.  They have their own unique and important functions working for our survival.  But they respond to Ortho-Bionomy readily, to my mind, with joy.  We will learn to recognize, assess and support them through their relationship to fluids, fascia, tissue and function.I am excited to bring Sheri here again.  Time with Sheri is always enlightening, empowering and fun!

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Cynthia Wood  Ortho-Bionomy

336 Baker Ave.

Concord, MA



If the class is canceled by the instructor full refunds will be given.



Cynthia Wood

Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor/Practitioner

West Concord and Cambridge, Massachusetts


Cynthia Wood is an approved provider of Continuing Education credits by the NCBTMB




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