Yoga for Strong Bones Part 1 – Online
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
May 14 - 15, 2022
Discover how Yoga asana (posture) can help to build and maintain strong bones.
A 10-year study by Dr. Loren Fishman demonstrated an increase in bone mineral density and improved bone quality with regular practice of 12 Yoga poses. Yoga asana also improves your balance, posture, strength, range of motion, and coordination, greatly reducing the risk of fracture.
Yoga for Strong Bones Part 1, a 2-day online workshop, will offer complete instruction in the 12 Yoga poses for osteoporosis that were taught in the first Yoga vs. osteoporosis study. The foundation poses are taught at 3 levels with guidance for adapting each pose to your level. Instructions include how to progress safely in the practice at home. There will be guided relaxation practices included in every class to reduce stress and allow the benefits of the poses to be fully assimilated.
Continued support after the program
To help maintain a regular home practice you will have access to the following online classes:
- Complete 60-minute daily Hatha Yoga practice which includes the 12 osteo poses
- Short 20-minute practice of the 12 osteo poses
- Guided deep relaxation with pranayama (breathing practices)
- Full-color photo handouts of the 3 levels of each pose: to download
You will also have access to the instructor, Satya Greenstone, for personal guidance and support.
The Part 1 workshop provides practical tools and inspiration to give you the skills and confidence to continue a safe, effective Yoga practice for health and strength. This workshop may be taken alone or in combination with Part 2.
Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones Part 2 is a weekend workshop online with classes focusing on variety and challenge.
Click here to register for Yoga for Strong Bones Part 2 – Online.
Receive a 15% ($42) off tuition when registering for both Part 1 and Part 2. You will receive a discount code in the registration confirmation for Part 1 and the discount can then be applied to Part 2 registration.
Part 1 Live sessions on Saturday at 9 am–12 pm and 2–4 pm, and Sunday at 9–11 am ET.
You will have access to the video recordings until July 10, 2022.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talks with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga for Strong Bones was a lovely workshop and had a wonderful, knowledgeable, and helpful instructor, Satva Greenstone. She offered hands-on methods to improve bone growth and detailed information about how to use posture and poses to regenerate the skeletal structure. — Donna Jones
If you are considering whether to try Yoga for Strong Bones with Satya, put your mind at ease and do it. By the program’s end, you will leave with a complete daily practice to bring strength and peace, and a renewed sense of confidence. The program is intentionally designed to offer accessible options and variety that will encourage and inspire you to practice every day. This is a practice that meets you where you are. Join to improve your bone strength, stay to enhance your peace. — Tami Musumeci-Szabo
As a long-time IYI practitioner and teacher who was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, I highly recommend this course. Satya is very knowledgeable and presents the information very clearly. I feel more confident to do my own practice safely and to teach others who may also have osteoporosis. Great course! — Katherine M. Kalliel
I am a person diagnosed with low back osteoporosis. Satya explained and showed us why and how to do the poses with alignment maintained and ACTIVE muscles. I felt it was safe and I found a place to begin that was achievable. Explaining why and how to do sitting poses (along with standing/wall and floor) was valuable to me and has really revealed challenges that surprised me. — Reba
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for…
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