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Interview: Talking her walk

This interview may provide you with a little insight into who I am and how I was led into following the principles of the Ortho-Bionomy as my life philosophy.

Many people see change as something negative. The times of lockdown and the changes associated with the Covid pandemic have caused suffering, stress and anxiety for many people. June has interviewed people who have learnt to embrace the changes in their lives, where often their worst experiences have been recognised and accepted as the biggest stepping stones into their future way of life. I was honoured to be a part of this project.

Dr. Anna Hayes, Ph.D.

Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner

I started working with the Ortho-Bionomy in 2007, opening my own practice, ShaYLa,  together with a colleague, in Germany, in 2015, where I concentrated fully on helping people to find their place of comfort within their body with the Ortho-Bionomy.


In 2015, following a course with Terri Lee in the U.S., I also started to work with horses and the Ortho-Bionomy. This was followed by a series of courses in Structural Equine Osteopathy. However, I quickly found that the horses who had already experienced the Ortho-Bionomy would not let me work with the structural osteopathy. With the Ortho-Bionomy I work with the horse, not on the horse. When the horse has trust, lets go and begins to work with me, then wonderful releases of stress, tension and trauma can occur. 


In addition to qualifying as an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner in 2014, I have completed further training in treating shock and trauma, scars, amputations, implants and protheses, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture points, energy work and energetic psychology.


I studied Applied Physics at the University of Bath, graduating in the year of 1987, before completing my Ph.D. in the area of Biomaterials and Biomechanics. This was followed by three more years in research. In 1995 I moved to Germany and worked in the area of Medical Technology for 5 years, before I dedicated myself to the job of mother. From 2007 until 2011 I also studied to be an Alternative Practitioner (Heilpraktikerin). 


In 2017 I moved back to England to work with the Ortho-Bionomy together with people and with horses. You can read why I brought the Ortho-Bionomy to the UK here.