SOBI Conference

2021 SOBI Virtual Conference

                              April 15-18 2021




The first virtual conference for SOBI was a huge success, with over 300 in attendance! Since the platform is available to us for the next 6 months, including recordings of all the presentations, SOBI is making it possible for everyone to "attend" the conference and experience what we all got to enjoy. Help yourselves to some brilliant presentations:

Post-Conference Registration


July 13th, 2021

Live Q & A with Thomas Myers!


                                                                               Keynote Speakers:

  Thomas Myers Thomas Myers: Thomas Myers studied with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster  Fuller, and with a variety of movement and manual therapy pioneers. His work is influenced by cranial,  visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy. Tom is the author of Anatomy Trains, a book that maps the longitudinal myofascial connections. He is also the co-author of Fascial Release for  Structural Balance, co-author of Anatomy Trains in Motion Study Guide, author of Body3, The Anatomist’s Corner, Structural Integration: Collected Articles, and  BodyReading: Visual Assessment and The Anatomy Trains, and has also written extensively for Journal  of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Follow up Q & A is being scheduled and will be announced when ready.     



 Sara Horton-Deutsch  Sara Horton-Deutsch: PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Sara is a Caritas Coach and professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Director of the Kaiser Permanente/USF Partnership where she mentors the next generation of nursing leaders through the lens of Caring Science and values-based leadership.  She is also currently on the Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International. From 2013-2018, she was the Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. In this role, she advanced the art and science of human caring knowledge, ethics, and clinical practice through research, teaching, and practice of human caring in an interprofessional PhD program and continuing education training programs.                   


                                                       Registration available NOW!!!

                                                                  Post Conference Registration

All of this is still available:

Did you know that we are offering the conference for the ridiculously low price of $75?

Did you know that we have sliding fee options already built into registration, so you can pay what you want?

Here’s what’s available once you register:

  • Presenter bio’s and handouts for the conference.
  • The opportunity to ‘meet up’ with old friends and new through the meeting platform.
  • Articles and videos on the community page.
  • Letters from Arthur.
  • Sharing remembrances of those we have lost.
  • International participation.
  • Access to conference recordings for up to 6 months.
  • 16 hours of Ortho-Bionomy CE’s when you complete the evaluation.
  • You can also enjoy and post your own photos from previous conferences.
  • You can create your own community pages to share your interests.
  • You can be a sponsor of the conference and have your ads and sponsor page available for attendees to view.
  • The opportunity to ask questions of the presenters before and after their presentations.
  • Fun and games

The only thing missing is in person hugging and dragging your luggage across the country or the world in some cases.




           Member Conference Presenters

Colin Gibb NZ - Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au — I am the river, and the river is me. Ortho-Bionomy — the self, community and planetary healing dynamic

Michael Huff CA - Meeting People Where They Are - The use of Ortho-Bionomy principles in the Criminal Justice System 

Ursula Hofer MN - The Relationship Between the In and Out- The Peripersonal Space

Luann Overmyer FL - Self Care Options for Pain Relief                   

Susan Smith NM - Horses have a lot to Teach us about Societies-Working with Non-Verbal Beings

Denise Deig IN - Overview of over 400 Case Studies from Positional Release Techniques (A Dynamic Systems Perspective) Classes taught at U of I from 1989 to 2014

Barry Krost IL - Healing the Sources of Self, Community & Planetary Suffering with Family Constellations                       

Allison Zuber CA - Bearing Witness as Spiritual Practice and Practical Path

Sara Sunstein CA - How to do a Successful Virtual/Online Session

Nicky Roosevelt CA - Ortho-Bionomy Strategies for Musicians

Rouel Cazanjian CA - Phase 7 and the Essence of Co-Regulation           

Ann Hoeffel IL - Grounded Awareness: Ortho-Bionomy as a Spiritual Practice         

                              We also have presentations from two of our sister organizations Australia and Austria.


SOBI would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support with the conference. Be sure to visit their 'Booths' from the Whova conference platform. 

 Bruce Stark at Bruce Stark Ortho-Bionomy

 Jessica Mark at Ortho-Bionomy in Ashville

 Sheri Covey at Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center

 Richard Valasek at At Play in the Fields

 Ann Hoeffel at The Sun Center

 Ann Chan at Ortho Balance

 Shelly George at Evolve O B

 Leah Farnsworth at The Metta Center

 Stacy Lynch at Stacy Lynch Wholistic Integrative Therapies

 Susan Smith at Equine Body Balance

 Renee Schneider at The King Center

 Carole Poffinbarger at Ohio/Indiana Collaborative

 Elizabeth Olivas at The Therapeutic Alternative 

 Cynthia Wood at Ortho-Bionomy New England