Yoga for Hips and Knees – Online
with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
October 23 - 25, 2020
In this online workshop, learn the anatomy of the hips and knees and the most common difficulties that befall them during our Yoga practices. Discover how to practice and teach healing poses for conditions that affect each joint and the elements of proper alignment and ‘just right’ stretching to avoid injuring them in the first place.
People often look to Yoga as a means to alleviate pain. But knee and hip joint pain present a double challenge since they are frequently a source of movement limitations in Yoga practice. Therefore, it is difficult to practice the Yoga that can help! While Yoga can be helpful in alleviating hip and knee discomfort, it is crucial that you know how to address these parts of the body.
Since students come to the mat with different levels of pain and limitation, we will show you graded approaches with workarounds for any Yoga practice. Whether you are a Yoga teacher looking to better serve your students or a student seeking to better inform your own Yoga practice, you will greatly benefit from taking this course.
This online workshop, you will learn:
- Which poses help with hip and knee problems
- Poses that should be avoided for certain knee or hip conditions
- How to spot practices and pitfalls that endanger these joints in your students and clients
Some of the conditions we will cover for the hips: Femoracetabular-impingement (FAI), Labral Tear, and Hip Replacement.
Conditions we will focus on for the knees: meniscal, ligament and cruciate tears, and knee replacement.
Live sessions with Dr. Fishman and assistant Liz Larson on Friday at 7–9 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30–11:30 am and 2:30–4:30 pm EDT.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talk with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
You will have access to the video recordings for 6 months after the program ends, until April 25, 2021.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 10 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 protected].
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approved Professional Development (APD) course eligible for 10 IAYT continuing education credits. (Dr. Fishman will provide all students with an IAYT certificate upon successful completion and it is the students’ responsibility to submit all required documents, hours, syllabus, etc. on the IAYT website.)
If you can attend only one more workshop in your yoga life, make it here with Dr. Fishman. — Bev Godfrey
A Thomas Edison of Yoga therapy. — William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Science of Yoga
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. I will take care of it over the weekend. Thank you so much for your care. — Angela
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…
Learn more about Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)