Yoga for Bone Health Training
with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.) and Gabriella Barnstone, RYT 500, C-IAYT
June 13 - 16, 2019
Learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia during the Yoga for Osteoporosis Training.
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 people without those diagnoses.
Discover how to:
- Guide students in the 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis Method
- Avoid injury in this large, vulnerable population
- Adapt the 12 poses for any level of student yet retain their efficacy
- Teach several preparation 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 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.
This training includes 20 hours of prerequisite online material covering the method and the science behind it, plus 20 hours of in-person instruction on how to teach the poses.
Tuition of $1,250 includes $250 online component plus $1,000 in-person.
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. Led by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Fishman, 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.
YogaU will email the online study material upon your registration.
Completion of 20 hours of the online component.
Dr. Fishman’s and Ellen Saltonstall’s book Yoga for Osteoporosis is good additional preparation for the course.
Non-teachers and people new to Yoga are welcome.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 20 contact hours (in-person) and 20 non-contact hours (online component). Total of 40 training hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): This is an Approved Professional Development Course for Continuing Education.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
Certification in Dr. Fishman’s Method is awarded to those who complete the entire 40-hour training with passing grades on two tests (one online and one live teaching) with at least 5 years of Yoga teaching experience. Those who attend the entire course and pass both tests but have been teaching less than five years will be awarded Registered Teacher status, which will automatically convert to certified teacher status when they complete 5 years of teaching. Certified teachers are able to participate in scientific studies, which includes teaching study participants. Certified and registered teachers are also listed on Dr. Fishman’s website, sciatica.org, to which patients and students are frequently referred.
If you can attend only one more workshop in your Yoga life, make it here with Dr. Fishman. — Bev Godfrey
Dr. Fishman, You saved me by diagnosing me and you have been so incredibly kind and helpful to me—you are number one among the thirty-plus health professionals I have dealt with in the last four years… Thank you so much for your care. — Angela
… a Thomas Edison of Yoga therapy. — William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Science of Yoga
To many of his patients, Dr. Fishman is a miracle-worker. — Jane Brody, NY Times
Diagnostician par excellence, visionary. — Lea F., Ph.D.
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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Gabriella has been working as a Yoga therapist at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation under the guidance and tutelage of Dr. Loren Fishman since 2015. She is a certified Yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a 500-hour certified Yoga teacher. She has trained with distinguished teachers including Alison West, Judith Lasater, Juliana Mitchell, Elise Miller, Stephanie Moonaz, and Leslie Howard, with special areas of study in back pain, scoliosis, prenatal Yoga, arthritis, osteoporosis, and the pelvic floor. Gabriella has taught Yoga for Back Pain and Yoga for Osteoporosis courses with Dr. Fishman at Kripalu and…
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