Yoga for Strong Bones
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
May 2 - 5, 2024
Discover how Yoga asanas can help to build and maintain strong bones.
A 10 year study by Dr. L. Fishman demonstrated an increase in bone mineral density and improved bone quality with regular practice of 12 yoga poses. Yoga asanas also improve your balance, posture, strength, range of motion, and coordination, greatly reducing the risk of fracture.
This workshop will include:
- Complete instruction and practice of the 12 poses from Dr. Fishman’s yoga for osteoporosis study
- Instruction in additional yoga asanas for improving overall health and strength
- All yoga poses will be practiced at 3 levels: using a chair, the wall and free standing
- How to sequence your asana practice for balance, variety and inspiration
- Instruction in breathing practices (pranayama) that benefit overall heath
- Guided relaxation for assimilating the benefits of the poses and reducing stress
- Time for questions and individual assistance
Take home tools and confidence to continue a safe, effective yoga practice for health and strength. This workshop is open to yoga students of all levels. It is also helpful to yoga teachers interested in incorporating principles of yoga for osteoporosis into their teaching. (this is not a yoga teacher training certification course)
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities:
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 20 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 email@example.com.
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for IAYT continuing education credits. (It is the students’ responsibility to request a certificate of completion and submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)
Satya’s style is clear, knowledgeable, affectionate, and kind. She willingly takes questions and explains clearly. I’m happy that I was able to take this course! Big thanks to Satya! And also a huge thank you to the Ashram for offering it. — Anna Eidsvik
This was a wonderful learning experience. Satya is generous with her knowledge and remarkable in her teaching. Her work with both experienced yoga teachers and students and the life she has devoted to her teaching inform her work in a way that I have not seen before in such depth. I love the 3 ways of doing each of the poses. For those of us dedicated to keeping yoga in our lives as long as we can, this whole weekend was an eye opener for me. Thank you so much, … I now have a deeper understanding of the Integral Yoga tradition; the possibilities of working with the wall for the more complex poses; the opportunity to study with Satya and to learn more about the aspects of gentle Yoga; a new approach added to my own practice as my body ages. Ageism is a problem in our society, but it was not evident here. This class was not made too easy, and instead was sophisticated and yet accessible, interesting always, and open in approach. — Mirabai Judy Hubbell
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 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 Children.…
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