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The Retreat Center of Maryland &

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute

are proud to co-host the following workshop at

Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, MD:


Sat/Sun June 1 & 2, 2019

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing


This workshop is especially designed for O.T.s, other allied and licensed mental health professionals, and yoga therapists who would like to learn how to incorporate Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related ANS disorders. The course will be presented by Trisha Barry, M.F.A., E-RYT 200, C-iRest, C-WAE, YACEP and Lucy Lomax, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C-iRest, C-WAE, and will present the science/evidence base, theoretical model, guidelines for practice as well as the specific yoga forms, movements, breathing, and meditation techniques to implement the program. Participants will be taught both mat and chair versions of the program, as well as strategies for teaching the program to groups of individuals with mixed mobility levels. The workshop is highly experiential and includes a 133-page, detailed manual.  The course qualifies for 14 NBCOT PDUs/14 Contact Hours (for occupational therapists) and 16 contact hours from Yoga Alliance; other professions pending. Some yoga experience is helpful but not required.


   We have secured a great group hotel rate ($110 plus tax per room per night) at a highly rated hotel near the venue with shuttle service to and from the workshop location!  If interested, you will receive the link upon registration for the workshop.



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   You can learn about the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute here:   https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/ and on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/sensoryenhancedyoga/ .  


   The direct link to the Workshop Registration Page is here: https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/trainings-for-health-professionals/.


   Add your name to our Book Launch list here:  https://www.sensoryenhancedyoga.org/book-in-press/


Hope you will decide to join us!




Trisha Barry, M.F.A., E-RYT 200, C-iRest, C-WAE, YACEP

Trisha is certified as an iRest®, Warriors at Ease and Yoga Warriors instructor and thus brings a remarkable depth of expertise to her trauma-sensitive yoga work with veterans and other traumatized populations. Trisha is also an experienced licensed masseuse (NY#006843; FL#MA71523) with special training from the AMTA for massage for emergency responders (traumatized recipients of massage). Trisha has a Masters in Fine Arts with a media background as a writer and editor, and is currently a part-time prop trader.  She has been a yoga instructor since 2003, and is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor. From 2012-2014, Trisha led and assisted with trauma-sensitive (adaptive) yoga classes for the Exalted Warrior Foundation at Yogani Studio and at the Poly Trauma Unit and Assisted Living Facility at James A. Haley VA Hospital. She also led classes for veterans through Team Red, White & Blue (at Yogani Studio) during that timeframe. In the fall of 2014, Trisha initiated and currently manages an open-to-the-public (by donation) ongoing iRest program at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan, which is taught by a community of certified instructors. Trisha also recently provided iRest® yoga intervention for a sleep study that produced positive results from the practice and was subsequently published in 2016 in the Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. Trisha serves as a faculty member of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute.


Lucy Lomax, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C-iRest, C-WAE

Lucy Lomax is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, Experienced Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher, C-iRest, Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher, C-WAE, Cancer Exercise Specialist, CES, and Yoga for Amputees, Y4A, Master Teacher Trainer. She began meditating and practicing yoga in the 70's and teaching yoga in 1999. After 33 years as a financial policy analyst (BS Organizational Behavior, Masters, Public Financial Management) Lucy became a full-time yoga teacher. Her yoga background includes 19 years study and practice in alignment-based yoga. Lucy is a yoga teacher trainer for both entry and advanced level yoga teachers, and teaches public classes, workshops, retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions. Her teaching is based on anatomy, posture, movement, and integrative body/mind principles and focuses on trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation, and adaptive yoga for injuries, illnesses, special conditions, and recovery. Lucy also serves as Director of Business Development for the Retreat Center of Maryland.


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2019 MOTA Conference 

Date: October 4th

Location: DoubleTree Columbia 

5485 Twin Knolls Rd Columbia, MD 21045

2019 MOTA Conference Presentation Registration

May 10th - July 5th

Email motapresentations@gmail.com with questions

2019 MOTA Conference Vendor/Exhibitor Registration

Email vendors.mota@gmail.com with questions

Silent Auction Donations

Email conference.mota@gmail.com if you would like to donate to the silent auction!

We will be having the "Exchange Corner" this year where you can bring old equipment (preferably hand held size) and/or books, etc. to exchange for free at conference.  Note:  You will be responsible to retrieve any leftover items by the end of conference or they will be discarded. 

We look forward to a wonderful conference this year.  Thank you for supporting MOTA!

~ MOTA Conference Committee 

Nominees for the 2020 - 2023 MOTA Board

Executive VP

Katherine (Katie) Frampton MS OTR/L- 

Katie is an occupational therapist with over 10 years experience. She serves as the current secretary for MOTA, and is also a member of the MOTA History Committee. Katie has a passion for working in the fast paced acute care setting and is the Safety Patient Handling and Mobility Clinical Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus.  She is pursuing a certification in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility. During her time in acute care, Katie has worked with a variety of adult populations, including medicine, oncology, neurotrauma and surgery.  She has presented lectures and posters at MOTA, and is also a member of AOTA.


Michele Bartlett OTR/L

Hello Everyone, My name is Michele Bartlett and I am running to be your secretary for MOTA. My clinical practice spans from school-based pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics. My career started 27 years ago as a COTA/L.  After working for several years in Adult and Geriatric Rehab I decided to return to Dominican College to obtain a Bachelors in OT. After 19 years, a change of pace was needed and I began working in the Baltimore County Public School System. A year in the school setting working with students with Autism, I wanted to increase my knowledge base in pediatrics and Autism. I obtained a Post Professional Masters specializing in pediatrics in 2016 and graduated with a post professional doctorate in 2018, both from Misericordia University. I am a member of both MOTA and AOTA. I have presented at both MOTA and AOTA, research and program development carried out in the school setting for both my masters and doctorate degrees. Throughout my career I have supervised many Level I and II students during their fieldwork experience and found it mutually rewarding to assist students in gaining real world knowledge and to promote clinically confident and competent colleagues. Most recently I accepted a position at Towson University’s Institute for Well Being as a Clinical Supervisor.

During my time at Misericordia University, I had the privilege of having Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA as my Public Policy Professor. Dr. Lamb sparked an interest in the role health care professionals play in advocacy of our profession. I look forward to working collaboratively to ensure occupational therapy continues to grow and flourish. Currently I serve on the Autism Focus Group for BCPS as well as on a school based PBIS committee promoting occupational therapy’s role in supporting positive school behaviors.

In my free time I enjoy boating, traveling, exercising, and spending time with my 19 year old daughter Alexandra, when she is home from college.

New Job Opportunity

Occupational Therapist


A creative, certified occupational therapist is wanted at our pediatric fitness facility in Rockville, MD for weekend and after-school sessions.  Therapist must have a master’s level degree with experience in pediatrics (specifically autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and learning disorders).  Training in auditory and visual processing and sensory modulation courses are desired.  Therapist will be responsible for new patient evaluations, treatment plans and helping our facility with various programming needs.  Treatment sessions are 50 minutes and include mostly individual sessions with full access to all equipment in our facility.


Fitness for Health is a premiere pediatric therapeutic exercise facility providing multi-sensory and individualized programs to promote growth and development for children of all levels.  Our state-of-the-art exergaming equipment allows you to encourage children to achieve goals previously thought unattainable.  All activities help children develop new skills and increase fitness level, motivation, self-esteem, and overall physical wellness.  We provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to take risks, learn new skills, and maximize their potential.  Our goal is to have all children improve their physical abilities and gain a sense of accomplishment while HAVING FUN!


Fitness for Health

11140 Rockville Pike

Suite 303

Rockville, MD  20852




MOTA Celebrating the Centennial 

MOTA is compiling information on the important role that Maryland had in the development of our profession.  If you would like to help with this project, please email keglseder@towson.edu

All help is welcome and you can give as much or as little time as you would like!

Please join us is showing everyone just how special OT in Maryland is!



2019 Saturday, April 13th 8:30am - 4:30pm at Trinity Washington University 

DCOTA Conference Flyer(1)(1)(1).pdf

Motivations Incorporated Continuing Education

An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding

Baltimore MD:  April 6-7, 2018

8am - 5:30 pm

See brochure for details

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