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Yoga for Bone Health Training – Online

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - November 15 @ 4:30 pm

Yoga for Bone Health

Yoga for Bone Health Training – Online

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

NOVEMBER 6 – 15, 2020

Friday–Sunday: Nov 6–8, 2020 and Nov 13–15, 2020

In this online certification program, learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Given the increasing number of older students attending Yoga classes, teachers need solid, evidence-based training in order to effectively serve them. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis), and to prevent bone loss in those without those diagnoses.

Discover how to:

  • Guide students in the 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis Method
  • Prepare new students to practice safely
  • Adapt the 12 poses for any level of student
  • Teach several preparation-poses and warm-up poses to support the proper alignment of the 12 poses
  • Sequence ongoing classes

Graduates of the course will be certified to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method. Those who want to learn about Dr. Fishman’s Method but do not intend to teach are also welcome to attend the training.

The 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Method include Vrksasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Virabhadrasana 2, Parsvakonasana, Parivrrta Trikonasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Supta Padangusthasana 1 and 2, Maricyasana 3, Ardha Matsyendrasana, and Savasana. During the 20-hour online live training, students will have the opportunity to practice the poses, practice teach with each other, and demonstrate their teaching to the presenters at the end of the course, as required for certification.

20 hours of this course are devoted to the processes that create and replace bone, and what goes wrong with those processes that lead to bone loss. The teaching consists of hour-long webinars with many illustrations. You do not have to brush up on Biology 101; it is a very straightforward section and includes common-sense explanations of the virtues and troubles associated with the currently available medicines.

We feel it is important for teachers to be well-educated on this subject, since students will have a large range of questions for which this online component also prepares you.

Live sessions with Dr. Fishman on both weekends, November 6–8 and 13–15, each Friday at 7–9 pm, each 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.

Training Information


Anyone can take the course, no prerequisite.

For 40-hour certification and IAYT APD credits, the prerequisites are 5 years of experience, at least 200-hour Yoga certification, and completion of a 20-hour YogaUonline course ($250 self-paced course—in addition to this Live program’s tuition).
The self-paced YogaUonline course covers the method and the science behind it. It is devoted to the processes that create and replace bone and what goes wrong with those processes that leads to bone loss. Led by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Fishman, the teaching consists of hour-long webinars with many illustrations.

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 protected].
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): IAYT 40 hours total credit if people take the 20-hour YogaUonline course ($250 self-paced course) in addition. 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.)


Click here to register.

Approximate Cost: $ 500


Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville
108 Yogaville
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States
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