Have you been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis? Do you want to explore the kind of yoga that is proven to build bones? Are you concerned about falling?Yoga has been shown in peer-reviewed publications to reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia and in over 100,000 hours of use, has caused no fractures or serious injuries of any kind.‘‘Yoga and medicine, used both separately and together, have tremendous healing benefits, and can minimize pain and disability.’’ Dr Loren Fishman
In this 6-week program attributed to Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltenstall, you will:
experience and practice yoga poses that build new bone
learn about the physiology of osteoporosis, effects of medications and what movements to avoid
improve your balance and co-ordination to prevent falling
Handouts and education sessions are part of this workshop series. Class is limited to 15 people so sign up today! Class held on Sundays from 5:30-6:45pm, Jan 6th - Feb 10th. Cost of this 6 week series is $125 or $115 if you attended the previous 2 h workshop.
Instructor Diane Thompson (RYT 200) is living proof of the effects of yoga on increasing her bone strength, bone quality and her balance. She is a registered yoga teacher for the Dr Fishman Method, Yoga for Osteoporosis and owner of ‘Yoga Just as You Are’ Foundational yoga for those of you in your middle and senior years. Diagnosed with osteoporosis in her spine and osteopenia in her hips, she has after 2 years of committed yoga increased her bone mineral density back to normal levels in her hips and osteopenia level in her spine, without the use of medications.
"It’s not about muscling through pain to achieve a goal, but about smart movement of your body to become stronger and kinder to yourself."