Yoga for Strong Bones Part 1 – Online
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
October 14 - 15, 2023
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 series of 4 weekly online classes focusing on variety and challenge. Dates to be determined.
Part 1 Live sessions on Saturday from 9 am–12 pm and 2–4 pm, and Sunday from 9–11 am ET.
You will have access to the video recordings and Practice Videos for 8 weeks, until December 10, 2023.
In addition, you will have access to recorded Integral Hatha Yoga classes, meditations, and inspiring talks with 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.
The class was terrific. Satya was very clear in her presentation as well as being mindful of the level of students in the class. I am looking forward to taking another class from her. — Linda Aron
Satya answered all of our questions methodically, ensuring that we understood the material. Her gentle and friendly approach to teaching made me feel at ease throughout the workshop. Thank you Satya for your wisdom, patience and knowledge as a teacher and mentor. — Sylvia Villarreal
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
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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