• Loren M. Fishman
    Loren M. Fishman
    M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

    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 of bunions, and retard the progress of arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

    In addition to his private practice, Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fishman has an advanced degree in Philosophy from Oxford University.

    He has conducted clinical trials on the efficacy of physical therapy and two types of botulinum neurotoxin and has also been a specialist in electrodiagnosis of entrapment syndromes, radiculopathies and sciatica for over 25 years. In addition, he has worked with artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict the trajectory and end-points of inpatient recovery in order to properly gauge hospital length of stay and reduce readmissions.

Program Types


May 21 - 23 2021


All Day





Yoga Therapy Essentials – Online

Join Dr. Loren Fishman, an expert in integrative medicine and Yoga, to learn how to address common health concerns with Yoga. In Western medicine, many health problems are treated primarily with surgery or medicine. However, Yoga, when practiced correctly, is an alternative that will benefit the practitioner and do no harm.

Each session in this online workshop will focus on a different health issue: scoliosis, rotator cuff tears, weight loss, insomnia, and anxiety/shortness of breath.

Whether you are seeking to address your own health concerns or would like to prepare yourself to help others in a wide variety of ways, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to do so.


Fri 7-9 pm

Learn thrice-proven poses to straighten spines in children and adults. You will learn how to do the poses appropriate for your curve(s) and then do them every day at least once. This practice will take less than 5 minutes a day.

Rotator Cuff Tear
Saturday 9:30-11:30 am

Learn a single maneuver that, according to Dr. Fishman’s recently completed 200-patient NIH study, solidly reduces the pain and disability of rotator cuff tear, often on the first day, and almost invariably within 10 days.

Weight Loss
Saturday 2:30-4:30 pm

Dr. Fishman’s book Yoga for Weight Loss, (W.W. Norton, 2021) outlines three scientifically proven methods by which Yoga will help you and your students lose weight and keep it off. This session will show you how and when to use the proper Yoga techniques.

Sunday 9:30-11:30 am

Sleep is a physiologically orchestrated series of central nervous system activities. All creatures sleep. Insomnia is perhaps the greatest public health issue of our century. Medicines will knock you out, but they do not help you sleep. Learn Yoga sequences, used for almost half a century, that are effective more than 85% of the time in helping with insomnia.

Anxiety and Shortness of Breath
Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm

Covid-19 has brought agoraphobia and other near-panic reactions to what were once commonplace things. Like sleeplessness, anxiety and the respiratory reactions it promotes are harmful in themselves and bring greater dangers in their wake. Yoga has long been a satisfying and complete answer.

Live sessions with Dr. Fishman and Liz Larson on Friday at 7-9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 9:30-11:30 am and 2:30-4:30 pm ET.