Yoga for Bone Health Training Online

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

This is an online workshop.
In this online certification program, learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia.

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.

Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of Yoga in medical conditions and the treatment of lower back pain and piriformis syndrome. He spent three years in India before going to medical school and has used Yoga to reverse the deficits of rotator cuff syndrome, straighten the scoliotic spine, actually strengthen osteoporotic bones, and aid in medical conditions as diverse as insomnia, obesity, and restless leg syndrome. Other non-surgical interventions relieve plantar fasciitis, arrest the development…
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