Yoga for Bone Health Training – Self-Paced
with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates 54,000,000 Americans have osteopenia or osteoporosis, with a fracture occurring every three seconds. Gaining an understanding of the basics of bone loss and learning to teach these 12 poses in the beginner, intermediate, and classical forms will enable you to benefit a large segment of your local and global community. Many students will be able to take the high road of Yoga and bypass fractures, osteopenia, and osteoporosis.
This course includes access to:
- Recorded lectures by Dr. Fishman and assistant Liz Larson
- Guided meditation video
- A talk and a Yoga Nidra session by Sri Swami Satchidananda
- Integral Yoga Hatha class video
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.
Dr. Fishman’s assistant, Liz Larson, RYT 200, is a precise and intuitive teacher who has worked with Dr. Fishman for 5 years and who assists in the instruction of this course.
* Please note that this self-paced program is a recording of Dr. Fishman’s 2021 online training, during which participants had the opportunity to teach to the group. For privacy protection, we have added visuals in place of the participants’ images.
If you undergo the certification process at the end of the course and pass the exam, you will have the option to be listed on Dr. Fishman’s website, sciatica.org, as a teacher of his method.
Anyone can take this 20-hour self-paced course with no prerequisite.
For certification, the prerequisites are:
- 5 years of Yoga teaching experience
- A 200-hour Yoga certification
People without these credentials are Registered and will advance to Certified if/when they are credentialed. All certified and registered graduates will be listed on Dr. Fishman’s website sciatica.org.
Certification and Credits
Those who wish to receive teacher certification and IAYT-APD credits must complete the certification process with Dr. Fishman and Liz Larson. The certification process fee is $100 in addition to this self-paced course tuition.
Dr. Fishman is such a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher/doctor/yogi. This course included a tremendous amount of information that could have gotten overwhelming, but I think it was paced thoughtfully, and Dr. Fishman found just the right balance of anatomy and medical information with real-life examples, yoga demonstrations, and lots of warmth and care. — Lee Manale
It is very evident that Dr. Fishman is passionate about his field of expertise. He held my attention throughout the online sessions. He skillfully used volunteers from the participants to demonstrate Yoga therapies that addressed their specific issues. Dr. Fishman provides a cornucopia of useful information with passion, compassion, and playfulness. I feel more confident in safely using yoga to improve the quality of life for my students and myself. — Sandi M.
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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