Who are We?
The Mission of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy is to support its membership in their Ortho-Bionomy Practices, to promote public education and awareness of Ortho-Bionomy, to regulate the registration of Practitioners and Instructors, and to continue the evolvement of Ortho-Bionomy in accordance with its own philosophy and principles.
To fulfill our mission we strive to:
- Conduct all Society business with awareness of Ortho-Bionomy’s principles and philosophy, in a sustainable and inclusive fashion.
- Maintain the integrity of Ortho-Bionomy by ensuring the competence and training of all our Ortho-Bionomy Associates, Practitioners and Instructors.
- Ensure compliance with the SOBI Code of Ethics
- Protect the Trademarks owned by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International
The Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® owns the trademark to the terms Ortho-Bionomy®, The Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® and the Sand Dollar logo.
Only active professional members of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International have legal permission to use the trademarks listed above.
In addition to providing services to our members and bi-annual conferences, the Society oversees Ortho-Bionomy classes and the training of Practitioners and Instructors.
The extensive professional training programs ensure that each of our Registered Practitioners and Instructors has demonstrated the highest level of Ortho-Bionomy skills, professional competence and standards of practice.
The Society pays a part time office to manage member records, track member evolvements, and work with the SOBI Board of Directors to provide and improve member services.
The Society is almost entirely a volunteer organization, including the board of Directors, and a community of people who love and cherish Ortho-Bionomy.
The Society of Ortho-Bionomy International was founded in December 1984 and is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Indiana. We are also a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization - Business League - with the IRS.
The Society is also a member of the Federation of Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork and Somatic Practices Organizations http://federationmbs.org which is a forum for communication among non-profit professional organizations with related concerns. Participating organizations represent a broad spectrum of professions, including massage therapy, bodywork therapy, structural integration, somatic practices, movement education, and energy practices.