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Working With the Vagus Nerve with Guest Instructor Lynne Marotta in Madison, WI

  • Country Inn and Suites 400 River Place Madison, WI, 53716 United States (map)

Course Description

The Vagus nerve (CN X) is named after the Latin word for wandering as it begins in our cranium and travels through our body weaving and branching to many organs and systems, ending with our digestive system. In this class you will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the wide reaching effects of this nerve. Participants will learn to recognize symptoms of an active vagal state, and will learn to address this nerve in a simple, gentle, and respectful way. Each student will develop skills to locate, sense and calm this nerve in the spine, costal-chondral joints, and neck. Self care for the vagus nerve will be demonstrated and practiced.


Fundamentals or Phase Four


This course provides 8 units of elective instruction towards completion of the Ortho-Bionomy Registered Practitioner Training Program and 8 NCBTMB CEs. Participants who attend this class will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


  • $150 before March 6, 2020*

  • $175 after March 6, 2020

* Society of Ortho-Bionomy members receive an additional $10 discount.


To register, contact:

Contact Bree Schenkel

What others have said about this work

“The vagus nerve work has proved invaluable for my clients who are recovering from accidents, surgery, and trauma. It has become an essential part of my practice.”

“So simple and yet profound"

About Instructor Lynne Marotta

Lynne is a Registered Instructor with the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International®.

In 2001, Lynne fell down a flight of stairs and herniated her L5/S1 disk in her spine.  After 9 months of physical therapy, dietary changes and Alexander technique, she realized she was only 50% better.  At this time she began her search for a solution to her pain and through a friend was introduced to Ortho-Bionomy. After one session with Morel Stackhouse, Lynne walked  away without any pain or obvious limp. This experience opened her eyes to a more subtle, pain-free way to help her body heal. One month after the session, she began her studies in Ortho-Bionomy.

Ten years prior to her studying Ortho-Bionomy, she taught a subtle form of movement as an International Master Teacher of Callanetics.  Lynne was deeply influenced by her experience of teaching and training Callanetics which helped her realize that she has a unique point of view of the human body.  She brings this perspective and experience into her teaching of Ortho-Bionomy, as well as her daily private practice. Lynne has been actively practicing Ortho-Bionomy since 2003 in her hometown of Leonia, New Jersey.  

During her studies of Ortho-Bionomy, she was fortunate to have learned from many instructors throughout the Ortho-Bionomy community.  Her main influences were Morel Stackhouse, Ursula Hofer and Darlene Smith.   

Currently, Lynne is in training to become an Advanced Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy and is a member of the N.Y.C. OB-Lab.