Yoga for Lower Back Pain – Online
with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
November 5 - 14, 2021
Two weekends (Fri.–Sun.) Nov. 5–7 and Nov. 12–14
In this online workshop, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and how to avoid the causes of pain in the first place.
This course is designed to help participants with their own back pain, aid them in understanding and alleviating back pain in others, and guide them in using Yoga to relieve and prevent future back pain. This straightforward approach uses anatomy, but requires no previous study. Because the course is online, you will learn to teach the important poses by virtually teaching your classmates.
Back pain can bewilder even seasoned therapists. This is partially because back pain and sciatica are symptoms, and effective treatment requires finding the cause.
Dr. Fishman has seen more than 20,000 patients with back pain and written five books and a large number of academic papers about Yoga for back pain.
Live sessions with Dr. Fishman and assistant Liz Larson on Fridays at 7–9 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30–11:30 am and 2:30–4:30 pm ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until January 9, 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.
Dr. Fishman’s assistant, Liz Larson, RYT 200, is a precise and intuitive teacher who has worked with Dr. Fishman for 5 years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.)
I feel so much more informed about what Yoga poses help for the different causes of lower back pain. — Carol Murray
The program was excellent and extensive—totally loaded with good info! — Past Participant
This was another one of Dr. Fishman fantastic educational trainings! I would attend more trainings/workshops with Dr. Fishman. He genuinely enjoys helping people and explains what he is teaching from both a medical perspective and a yogic perspective. Most importantly he imparts kindness and great wisdom, always in such a cheerful way. We leave with many golden nuggets. Thank you Dr. Fishman and Yogaville for a great learning experience! — Mona Flynn
I truly enjoyed the material given by slides, examples of Yoga, and volunteer demo. The speaker was awesome and knowledgeable. I’ve learned so much from Dr. Fishman. He’s inspired me to learn more and learn how I can heal my own body with Yoga. I’m so grateful for my growth and progress. — Dionne Daly
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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