Maui Center for Ortho-Bionomy®

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Mission statement:
“My commitment to do Ortho-Bionomy® is to connect to truth, universal and internal movement and peace as a way of life. Having 25 years experience trained by the founder Arthur Lincoln Pauls, I want to carry on the lineage and purity of the work with competence and clarity. “ZC
Self –healing       Building an OB Community on Maui

What is Ortho-Bionomy?

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that has evolved into a unique, complete system of natural healing based on non-force handling of the body's tension. This safe, natural method ranges from gentle bodywork to the esoteric energy techniques used by advanced practitioners.

The benefits of Ortho-Bionomy are achieved through the body's own self-corrective reflexes. As the reflexes are monitored by the practitioner, old memory patterns in the body receive new information and are replaced by healthy patterns.

Ortho-Bionomy was developed in 1976 by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a Canadian osteopath and martial arts instructor.

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Arthur Lincoln Pauls

What Makes Ortho-Bionomy Different From All the Rest?

First of all, Ortho-Bionomy works. It works quickly, simply, without pain and without a lot of sessions. It focuses on the bones - where they fit together and the stress and tension at the joints. It looks at flexation, movement and stuck patterns or places.

It doesn't try to change you - or change anything. It helps you recognize yourself and your holding patterns. It offers information on how to help yourself through self-corrective techniques, exercise, posture and observing how you hold your body. It promotes body awareness. It shows you how to change existing habits into healthier ones - more healthful ways to sit, walk and run. It helps you perfect your sport whether it is golf, horseback riding, surfing or tennis. It teaches you to connect with your energy and where you want to direct it. It's SAFE - your body is always moved within your boundaries - with you as the guide. The Ortho-Bionomy session is a place to get your way.

You know more about your body than anyone else, so why not choose your positions of comfort? It is simple yet not simplistic. It is deep, interconnected work, yet very subtle. It reconnects you with parts of yourself that you may have forgotten existed. It gives you access to a picture so that you have more choices.

How does it work? Your lie on the table fully-clothed while a practitioner assesses your alignment through the way you place yourself on the table. This preferred position reveals a lot about the body - for example, a tight neck will often pull the head into the tense side. Ortho-Bionomy's philosophy is similar to the laws of homeopathy - "like cures like." "Exaggerating the symptoms" elicits the body's innate reflexes, allowing holding patterns to complete thus allowing release. This addresses the cause rather than the effect - which could be a fall you took as a young person, from which you are still holding trauma. As the underlying cause is recognized, there are more options. These options come from the client rather than being force by a practitioner. This allows for safety and often long-lasting effects, as the client leaves the sessions equipped with more information about themselves and their choices. This new knowledge is often all that's needed to begin unraveling long- ingrained tension and pain in the body.

Zoee Crowley has been involved in Ortho-Bionomy since 1978. She teaches in ten countries, on five continents, lives on Maui - (20 years) where she practices and teaches this work. Special interests are understanding deeper levels of body pain through Ortho-Bionomy, Women's issues, emotional holding patterns creating tension and pain in the body.

This is a very exciting time for Ortho-Bionomy! It is being recognized as an essential way to learn about ourselves, take care of ourselves, and release our pain and traumas. It is no longer a luxury. In this time of world changes and uncertainty, the only thing we can be certain of is change! And we can only change ourselves, bringing peace and understanding by looking at holding patterns, posture, and body language in order to move forward to a healthy, happier place.

Who should take the course?
  • Massage Therapists
  • Bodyworkers and body therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Emotional Counselors
  • Chiropractors
  • People with pain
  • Healing Touch Practitioners
  • People interested in improving their life


 Zoee Crowley:

Loading ... Zoee has been a Registered Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy since 1985 and a Senior Practitioner with 26 years experience. She has taught in twelve countries, and has been a health practitioner for 35 years. She spent the first 15 years as a nurse in a traditional medical practice, and the last 26 years as an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner and instructor. Zoee incorporates eastern and western philosophies, treating not only the symptoms, but also the causes; not only the physical being, but the whole body. She was personally trained by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, the founder of Ortho-Bionomy. Her other training includes homeopathy, Bach flower counseling, and acupuncture.

Zoee founded a three-month practitioner training program in Maui, Hawaii in 1991. She is one of the teacher trainers. She has an interest in women's care and women's issues. She is doing research on the connection between physical structure, emotions, and energy in the understanding of holding patterns and how to release them using Ortho-Bionomy techniques. Click here to read Zoee's story

 Odile Ciny

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Odile Ciny, from France, trained as a Staff-nurse in France; then Naturopathy; Chinese Medicine; Yoga, Dance, Tai-Qi. Started Ortho-Bionomy in 1988, lived with Arthur Pauls, founder of OB, from 1989 -1997. She used to translate for Arthur and traveling with him through-out Europe. Odile has had a lot of especially wonderful experiences with his developing cranial work, children's seminars, self corrections.
Presently a practitioner and advanced teacher of Ortho-Bionomy working in coordination with the French association (AFOB) training and the OBEAT (European Association) which she is the secretary.
Odile gives courses in relaxation, self corrective exercises besides her on going developement, research and practice of Ortho-Bionomy.

Contact information:

Certified Massage Therapist
      • Hawaiian Massage License #01489
      • Establishment License #0359

Tel:       (808) 276-5237 (voicemail and fax)

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