Yoga for Bone Health Training Online with Loren M.Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
November 6-15, Fridays 7:00-9:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:30-11:30am and 2:30-4:30pm
Given the increasing number of older students attending Yoga classes, teachers need solid, evidence-based training in order to effectively serve them. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis), and to prevent bone loss in those without those diagnoses.
Discover how to:
- Guide students in the 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis Method
- Prepare new students to practice safely
- Adapt the 12 poses for any level of student
- Teach several preparation-poses and warm-up poses to support the proper alignment of the 12 poses
- Sequence ongoing classes
- Graduates of the course will be certified to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method. Those who want to learn about Dr. Fishman’s Method but do not intend to teach are also welcome to attend the training.
The 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Method include Vrksasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Virabhadrasana 2, Parsvakonasana, Parivrrta Trikonasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Supta Padangusthasana 1 and 2, Maricyasana 3, Ardha Matsyendrasana, and Savasana. During the 20-hour online live training, students will have the opportunity to practice the poses, practice teach with each other, and demonstrate their teaching to the presenters at the end of the course, as required for certification.
20 hours of this course are devoted to the processes that create and replace bone, and what goes wrong with those processes that lead to bone loss. The teaching consists of hour-long webinars with many illustrations. You do not have to brush up on Biology 101; it is a very straightforward section and includes common-sense explanations of the virtues and troubles associated with the currently available medicines.
We feel it is important for teachers to be well-educated on this subject, since students will have a large range of questions for which this online component also prepares you.
In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to the Yogaville Ashram’s live online Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talk with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
You will have access to the video recordings for 6 months after the program ends, until May 15, 2021.
Continuing Education Credit
20 hours for Yoga Alliance
Up to 40 hours for IAYT with completion of additional 20-hour online self-paced training.
Learn more about Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)