New school in Grand Junction offers unique bodywork training |

New school in Grand Junction offers unique bodywork training

Sharon Sullivan

The Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center, located in Grand Junction and Denver, is the nation’s only school where students can learn the osteopath-based bodywork in a comprehensive format.

Prior to opening the school in 2012, ortho-bionomy students learned the discipline by attending individual classes and workshops around the country, founder and advanced practitioner Sheri Covey said.

Covy designed the program into 10 weeks of intensive instruction spread out over the course of two years. Students are expected to practice on friends and family in between classes.

Training in Grand Junction will start Oct. 7, followed by the second week of classes in December. A second course in Denver is scheduled to start in November 2014.

“It’s very hands-on; it’s a beautiful training,” former student Patty Nicolas said.

Founded by British osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls, Ortho-bionomy uses gentle positioning to relieve joint and muscle pain and promote well-being. Pauls discovered how to stimulate the body’s reflexes for self-correction in a way that supports a person’s own healing mechanisms, according to the website:

For more information about Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center or to reach Covey, call 970-209-9400 or e-mail More information can also be found at

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