2019 Ortho-Bionomy Residential

Asheville, NC

Friday, November 8th - Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Residential training programs provide participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of Ortho-Bionomy techniques and principles through an in-depth immersion of five or more days of uninterrupted study. Residentials allow time for learning and personal growth as well as relaxation to facilitate the integration of technique, philosophy, and the embodiment of "Be-ing" rather than "doing." Please consider joining us here in Asheville, NC for an unforgettable time.

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Retreat Center

Our retreat this year will be set at a 54-acre mountain retreat center in Asheville, North Carolina. This beautiful location will allow us to learn, explore, seek wellness, experience mindfulness and integrate balance with our bodies, minds and spirits while surrounded by nature. All meals, tuition, and accommodations are included in order for you to sink deeply into the embodiment of Ortho-Bionomy.



Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues. 

A bastion of cutting-edge art and technology in the Blue Ridge, the city also prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian past. While many cities underwent major overhauls in past decades, Asheville's historic and architecturally diverse downtown remains beautifully preserved.

The world is just beginning to discover the uniqueness that is Asheville. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Asheville is the ultimate playground, with a wide diversity of outdoor adventures and the ideal destination for an active and healthy getaway. If you’re not a local, you may want to extend your stay and take advantage of all this charming city has to offer. https://www.exploreasheville.com



Yes! 3 meals a day are included in the retreat price. Wonderful vegetarian/ vegan fare is served at the OM Sanctuary and they can cater to people with the following sensitivities: Gluten (not Celiac- OMS is not a Gluten-Free facility), dairy free, soy free, and nut free (Please let us know). Meals are a combination of natural, organic, locally-sourced and vegetarian.

Breakfast- 8:00-9:00am

Lunch- 12:00-1:00pm

Light Snack- 4:00-4:30pm (granola bars, fruit, and nuts)

Dinner- 7:00-8:00pm


Getting Here

Asheville is a growing city and getting here has never been easier. If you live regionally, the drive can be an enjoyable part of the journey. Fall is one of the most popular times to visit this area because of the beauty the changing leaves brings to the area. Air travel is becoming easier (and cheaper!) every day as our airport adds additional carriers. A car rental or an Uber/Lyft/cab ride can bring you to the doorstep of Om Sanctuary retreat center in less than 30 mins (~$30).

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We offer both shared (2 people, separate beds) and private cottages for this special retreat. Private rooms add a bit more individual space to rest and rejuvenate. There is limited space for private rooms, so reserve early!

Studying Ortho-Bionomy with Jessica from Happy Body has changed the way I look at the world.
It’s opened up a space in my heart and mind for what is and what will be.

Your Hosts/instructors:

Jessica Mark - Ortho-Bionomy© Advanced Practitioner, Instructor

Jessica has been involved in the movement, fitness, and wellness field for over twenty years. Her greatest love is working with and learning from the body. She is an Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor, Advanced Ortho-Bionomy® Practitioner and certified Pilates instructor. She currently owns and operates two locations of Happy Body, a fitness and wellness studio in Asheville, NC. Through the Ortho-Bionomy in Asheville program, she trains and mentors students through an embodied and wholistic approach. Jessica complements her primary practices of Ortho-Bionomy and Pilates with studies in Polarity Therapy, Gyrokinesis®, Trauma Therapy, and Body-Mind Centering®. Her experience as a professional dancer has strengthened the connection of touch and movement to create an accessible and engaging style of teaching. Jessica is a happy mama to Sydney and Jonathan, and a sensationally lucky partner to husband, Rich.

Sheri Covey: Ortho-Bionomy© Advanced Practitioner, Advanced Instructor

Sheri brings a broad range of experience and hours of education into her teaching of Ortho-Bionomy.

She has been a successful Instructor and Practitioner in both Crested Butte and Grand Junction Colorado. Her enthusiasm and amazement at the unique principles of this work add an element of practical and intelligent application that is important in each Practitioner’s experience. Her experience as an athlete and working with hundreds of athletes in her practice helps her understand the body on a complicated level which is reflected in her teaching by allowing the students to recognize patterns and movements that can cause injury. She is a talented instructor that relies on humor, insight and heart felt compassion.

She is lively, passionate and brings nearly 20 years of practice to her teaching.

Say YES to yourself and come explore what is possible with Ortho-Bionomy! Jessica is a truly phenomenal teacher who shares the gift of this Ortho-Bionomy pathway in a wonderfully fun and exploratory way.


Friday afternoon, November 8 — Thursday morning, November 14, 2019

Our Single Occupancy Rooms include 3 meals a day (begins with dinner Friday and ends with breakfast Thursday), the full tuition, and all accommodations for the entire week. $1999

Our Double Occupancy Rooms includes 3 meals a day (begins with dinner Friday, and ends with breakfast Thursday), the full tuition, and all accommodations for the entire week. $1799

Registration to hold your space requires a $250 nonrefundable deposit.


Reserve your spot today!

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