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NZ Phase 1:25-28 March 2022 Course Fee: $1,000.00
Check to pay deposit only ($300.00)
Ensure your selection is correct and you have met the eligibility requirements for the course(s) selected.


as designed by James S. Jealous D.O.

Presented by:

Robyn Seamer D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)
Manuela Da Rin D.O., M.Sc.(Ost.)

Phase 1
Motion Present and the Direction of Ease

Overlooking the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand


  25-28 March 2022 

Time: 13.00 Friday to 12.30 Monday
Registration on Friday from 11.00 am and Lunch at 12.00

Course overview:

This course explores the work of Dr Sutherland in the later years of his life, when rather than using only a mechanical approach, he realised the therapeutic power and clinical benefit of fluid forces.

These fluid embryological forces are recognised in this Biodynamic curriculum as the fluid forces that formed the embryo.
These become the forces of growth and development and the sustaining restorative forces throughout life.

Working with these therapeutic, homeostatic fluid forces, the osteopath is able to observe the reorganisation of the body as a whole, through the internal disengagement and transmutation within tissue, fluid and potency.

The start point in Biodynamics treatment is a state of neutral.
This neutral is often seen as the end point in a mechanical approach. Compensatory effects are improved in neutral.
The meaning of Neutral, a prerequisite for restorative therapeutics to occur, will be explored.
Phase 1 will cover
  • Identifying osteopathic biomechanical, functional and biodynamic methodologies through: Start points and end points.
  • Motion testing vs motion permitted vs ‘motion present'
  • The physiology of the lesion field
  • Thoracic and Primary Respiration Biodynamic methodology of Patient's Neutral
  • Synchronisation with the Health
  • The prevention of side effects. Rebalancing
  • C.N.S embryological development, metabolic fluid fields, motion and function
  • Natural Disengagement within: Tissue –balanced Membranous tension (B.M.T) Fluid - Balanced Fluid Tension (B.F.T.)
  • Fluid fulcrums, Intra-osseous lesions and patterns of motion.
Osteopaths with an interest in communicating with the natural laws and inherent therapeutic forces within the body.

Course Fee: AU$1,000 (GST not applicable)

Deposit: AU$300
Refund policy:
Cancellations received 28 days before the start of the course will receive a full refund. The deposit will be retained and the balance returned if a cancellation is made less than 28 days before a course.
Provides 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Venue: Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand.
Book accommodation online with Mana:
Website: https://manaretreat.com
Tel: (+64) 07 866 8972

This course is a residential course held within the beauty of a 30 acres of natural bush land overlooking the coastline of the coromandel peninsula, with many varied and beautiful walks.


Accommodation and meals:

This is a residential course with all participants staying at Mana. 
Accommodation, payable to Mana Retreat, costs are extra to course fee and can be booked on line through Mana Retreat Centre.

Twin-share room: NZ$450
Single room:        NZ$540
This includes all meals (which are vegetarian) and teas, use of library and sauna. 
Mana requests no alcohol on site.

Please personally book in advance with Mana on their website, after booking a place on this course



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