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Jessica Sehested Mark

Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Organization: Happy Body
Certification Level: Instructor
Location: Asheville, NC
Phone: 828-277-5741
Email: jessica@orthobionomy.net
Website: http://www.orthobionomy.net
Qualifications: Instructor, 2014 Practitioner, 2006 Pilates Instructor, 2001 Polarity Therapy, 2002
Philosophy: “When we feel comfortable, can find support, and live with awareness in our own physical bodies, we cultivate a greater balance and resilience within ourselves, greater peace in our communities, and ultimately, find our harmony within the world we inhabit.”
Biography: Jessica Mark’s greatest love is working with and learning from the body. Jessica graduated from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts as an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner in 2006 and became an Instructor in 2014. She is also a Pilates instructor, somatic movement educator, and owner of Happy Body, a fitness and wellness studio in Asheville, NC. Jessica's practice and teaching of Ortho-Bionomy is complemented by her training and study in Pilates, Polarity Therapy, Gyrokinesis, Trauma Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, and as a professional dancer. She believes in the truth and integrity of the body and is passionate about the blending of touch and movement. With students and clients, Jessica works to bridge the gap between the language of the body and the language of the cognitive mind so that clients may find freedom and ease in their physical being.
Travel: Yes. Can travel anywhere.
NCBTMB: Yes

Classes

Class Name: Isometrics and Isotonics
Subtitle:
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 3/10/2018
End Date: 3/11/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Learn isometric and isotonic techniques for working with inefficient muscular tension patterns as well as underdeveloped muscle tone. Through the use of restraining movement, while the muscle is engaged, self-correcting reflexes are stimulated and habitual holding patterns can be released. Muscle tone and joint function can balance to create efficiency and ease of movement. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 2/17 $299 -14 Continuing education credits available through NCBTMB 16 SOBI Credits
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Study Groups
Subtitle: Vertical Spine and Rib Releases, Student Questions and Curiosities
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 1/28/2018
End Date: 1/28/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: We will use half the time to learn new vertical releases for the spine and ribs. The second half of the class will be geared toward your questions, challenges, and curiosities. Please bring specific questions to the study group. Formal study groups are tailored specifically to participants’ needs, meeting the student exactly where they are and supporting them in their process. This time is used to review techniques, clarify principles, discuss specific client cases or issues, and have space to dive deeper into areas of interest, concern, or curiosity.
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: jessica@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Study Groups
Subtitle: Chapman's Reflexes
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 1/27/2018
End Date: 1/27/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Refresh your understanding of Chapman's Reflexes, or experience a taste to prepare for an upcoming full weekend class. These neuroendocrine and neurolymphatic points are another essential tool to support alignment and balance in another body system. The formal study group is tailored specifically to participants’ needs, meeting the student exactly where they are and supporting them in their process. This time is used to review techniques, clarify principles, discuss specific client cases or issues, and have space to dive deeper into areas of interest, concern, or curiosity.
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Other Classes
Subtitle: Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 1/28/2018
End Date: 1/28/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: A great introduction to the work, this three hour class covers the history, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy. Learn various methods to engage the self-corrective reflexes of the body through structural, fluid, and energetic techniques. Cultivate ways to allow the body to respond and increase communication with the whole. This class is part lecture and part hands-on practice. $95 $75 - Early Bird (three weeks prior)
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Self Care
Subtitle: Self Care for the Low Back and Hips
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 1/27/2018
End Date: 1/27/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Using safe, comfortable positioning and gentle movement exercises, learn to recognize and engage the resources within your own body that allow you to heal and feel better rapidly. Excellent for anyone wishing to relieve pain, create balance, and increase ease of movement in the body. Begin to understand the principles of Ortho-Bionomy to facilitate self-correction and self-healing for a strong, pain-free, and resilient body. -$40 2 SOBI Credits
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 8282775741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Extremities-- Phase 4
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 3/17/2018
End Date: 3/18/2018
Location: Columbus
State/Country: IN
Class Description: This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the fundamental techniques for working with the spine, pelvis, and rib cage through a structural lens. Learn to feel and understand the body's self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical techniques. Discover gentle releases to achieve balance, increase range of motion, and support pain relief. This is an excellent class for beginners to this work. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 2/23 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Sarah Schuetz
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Other Classes
Subtitle: Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 4/8/2018
End Date: 4/8/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: A great introduction to the work, this class covers the history, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy. Learn various methods to engage the self-corrective reflexes of the body through structural, fluid, and energetic techniques. Cultivate ways to allow the body to respond and increase communication with the whole. This class is part lecture and part hands-on practice. $95 $75 - Early Bird (three weeks prior) 3 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 3 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Extremities - Phase 4
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 4/28/2018
End Date: 4/29/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the fundamental skills for working with the joints of the extremities through a structural lens. Learn to feel and understand the body’s self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical techniques. Discover gentle releases to achieve balance, increase range of motion, and support pain relief. This is an excellent class for beginners to this work. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 4/7 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Exploration of Movement
Subtitle: Exploration of Movement Patterns
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 6/2/2018
End Date: 6/3/2018
Location: Nashville
State/Country: TN
Class Description: This class develops the technique of exploring patterns of movement passively within a body in order to achieve self-recognition and illicit a client’s self-corrective reflexes. The tangible tools taught in this class can be used to assess movement, provide release, re-educate, or provide integration to the body in relationship to the whole. Learn to differentiate qualities of touch to connect with soft tissue, bones, and fascia. $345--Regular Rate $299--Early Bird through 4/28 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: none
Website: https://www.orthobionomy.net/
Coordinator: Erin Long
Telephone: 615-498-5484
Email: long.erin@att.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Spine - Phase 4
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 6/23/2018
End Date: 6/24/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the fundamental techniques for working with the spine, pelvis, and ribcage. Learn to feel the body's self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical skills. Phase Four techniques utilize movement and positions of comfort to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 6/2 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: none
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Practitioner Training Seminar
Subtitle: The Art of Deep Listening and Maintaining Clear Boundaries
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/9/2018
End Date: 8/10/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Discover the art of listening and maintaining strong boundaries on a variety of levels through the anatomy of the cell membrane. This class gives you the practical tools to create sustainability and excellent boundaries in your practice to attract the clients you want! This class is structured to help weave together the pieces of Ortho-Bionomy and synthesize the training experience for each student. Some material that may be covered includes the following: how to structure a session, clarity around starting a practice, discussion around challenging client cases, and clear understanding about communication and boundaries between client and practitioner. Strong support and guidance through the transition of becoming an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner is paramount in these seminars. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 7/18 - $299 16 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB. 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: None
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Advanced Structural Releases for the Pelvis and Spine
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/11/2018
End Date: 8/12/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Take a deeper and more layered look at the spine and pelvis and their relationship to the low back and hips from a structural perspective. Learn practical advanced releases for the ilium, pubic bone, coccyx, tensor fascia lata, piriformis, ischial tuberosities, and spine. Discover supportive and strengthening exercises for you and your clients. $345 Regular Rate $299 Early Bird by 7/21/18 14 Credits for NCBTMB and 16 Credits for SOBI.
Prerequisite: None
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Posture and Post Techniques
Subtitle: Postural Re-Education and Post Techniques
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 9/22/2018
End Date: 9/23/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country:
Class Description: Learn to evaluate and balance postural habits through hands-on techniques and assessment tools. Learn integrative post techniques to encourage release, deepen awareness, and support stabilization and mobility within the system. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 9/1 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB. 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: 14 hours of Phase 4 training or permission from the instructor
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Exploration of Movement
Subtitle: Exploration of Movement Patterns
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 11/10/2018
End Date: 11/11/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class develops the technique of exploring patterns of movement passively within a body in order to achieve self-recognition and illicit a client’s self-corrective reflexes. The tangible tools taught in this class can be used to assess movement, provide release, re-educate, or provide integration to the body in relationship to the whole. Learn to differentiate qualities of touch to connect with soft tissue, bones, and fascia. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 10/20 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB. 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: None
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Other Classes
Subtitle: Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 9/30/2018
End Date: 9/30/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: A great introduction to the work, this three hour class covers the history, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy. Learn various methods to engage the self-corrective reflexes of the body through structural, fluid, and energetic techniques. Cultivate ways to allow the body to respond and increase communication with the whole. This class is part lecture and part hands-on practice. $95 $75 - Early Bird (three weeks prior) 3 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 3 SOBI credits. No pre-requisites required.
Prerequisite: None
Website: orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 5
Subtitle: Phase 5 and The Reflexes--co-taught with Luann Overmyer
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 6/9/2018
End Date: 6/10/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: Phase 5 Ortho-Bionomy is about having a conversation with the tissue, not an argument. The gentle and subtle approach of this work is especially appropriate for releasing severe, acute pain, chronic patterning, and for interrupting the mental and emotional fixated aspects that reinforce the tension patterns. This class presents practical, gentle release techniques can seem almost magical in their effectiveness. Releases for psoas, pelvis, lumbars, coccyx, neck, shoulders, clavicle, ears, eyes, and jaw will be presented and practiced. • Refine your subtle palpatory listening skills • Clarify your capacity to more clearly track mental, emotional and physical aspects • Observe and work with tissue preferences in relationship to structural alignment • Reinforce the body’s wisdom not the patient’s storylines • Detect mood in the tissue • Use internal state shifts to influence and interrupt habituated storylines and holding patterns. $345 Regular Rate $299 Early Bird by 5/19/18 16 Credits of NCBTMB and 16 Credits of SOBI received.
Prerequisite: 16 Hours of Phase 4
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Chapmans Reflexes
Subtitle: Co-Taught with Luann Overmyer
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 6/7/2018
End Date: 6/8/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class in Chapman's reflexes offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure to lymph, viscera (organs), nervous system, and soft tissue. It emphasizes the relationship of the neurolymphatic reflexes to the endocrine system and to structural balance. Identification of these points with techniques for their release will be presented. $345 Regular Rate $299 Early Bird by 5/17/18 16 Credits of NCBTMB and 16 Credits of SOBI received.
Prerequisite: none
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 4
Subtitle: Structural Releases for the Spine
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 10/13/2018
End Date: 10/14/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This class covers the history, philosophy, principles, and methods of Ortho-Bionomy and provides an overview of the fundamental techniques for working with the spine, pelvis, and ribcage. Learn to feel the body's self-corrective reflexes through hands-on practical skills. Phase Four techniques utilize movement and positions of comfort to facilitate the release of muscular tension and overall stress by stimulating the self-corrective reflexes of the body which help the body create structural alignment and balance from within. Regular rate - $345 Early Bird through 9/22 - $299 14 Continuing Education Credits available through NCBTMB . 16 SOBI credits.
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Phase 5
Subtitle: Co-Teach with Sheri Covey--Fluid Releases and Techniques
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 10/27/2018
End Date: 10/28/2018
Location: Columbus
State/Country: IN
Class Description: Phase 5 arises as the physical and energetic qualities of the body begin to merge in order for the system to release and reorganize. By incorporating a clear sense of right timing and presence, the practitioner learns functional skills to follow a client’s self-corrective movements as the stimulus for change and balance. Expand the layers and of perception by honing listening and sensing skills through hands-on techniques and embodying the art of doing nothing. Students will be able to increase proprioceptive awareness, understand the difference between guiding and following movement, and develop keen listening and observing skills. $345 Regular Rate $299 Early Bird by 10/6/18 16 Credits of NCBTMB and 16 Credits of SOBI received.
Prerequisite: 16 Hours Phase 4
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Sarah Schuetz
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
Class Name: Self Care
Subtitle: Self Care for Resilience and Ease
Instructor Name: Jessica Sehested Mark
Start Date: 8/8/2018
End Date: 8/8/2018
Location: Asheville
State/Country: NC
Class Description: This day is crafted as a mini self care retreat to restore your system to its natural harmonizing rhythms. Through gentle awareness and movement, we will learn to embody the skills necessary to help regulate the nervous system and support resilience. This class will help you and your clients find the ease in everyday life to create a never ending supply of contentment and comfort.
Prerequisite: None
Website: www.orthobionomy.net
Coordinator: Jessica Mark
Telephone: 828-277-5741
Email: info@orthobionomy.net
 
 
 

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