On Campus Program

Bone Health Yoga for Osteoporosis


Join revered medical doctor Loren Fishman and The Fishman Method-certified yoga teacher, Liz Larson, to gain a deeper understanding of bone health and how yoga works to prevent and reverse bone loss. Loren’s pioneering work on yoga and health—including a 10-year research study on yoga for osteoporosis—has been recognized internationally. 

Through lecture, movement, and hands-on experience, you will:

  • Learn a daily practice that improves bone mineral density and bone quality.
  • Understand the definitive way to do the 12 yoga poses proven to reverse osteoporosis.
  • Explore ways to teach beginner, intermediate, and classical versions of the poses.  
  • Examine the difference between yoga’s "side effects"—improved posture, balance, strength, etc.—and those associated with medications.   
  • Learn about osteosarcopenia, a newly discovered and common condition that relates muscle function to bone loss. 
  • Discuss bone-muscle cross-talk, chemical dialogue, and how these inform your practice.

Within the last four years, there has been significant additional research and developments within the field. This program will also discuss and apply the new research to the poses in Loren's study that have been successful at building bone density. 

NOTE The program is suitable for everyone—yoga therapists, yoga teachers, established yoga practitioners, and novices. Beginner versions of the poses will be taught along with more intermediate and classical versions so that those with no yoga experience can easily follow along. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


Loren Fishman, MD, BPhil (oxon), author of 12 books and 100 papers, studied yoga with B. K. S. Iyengar. He teaches at Columbia University and has a private practice in New York City.

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Liz Larson, MA, MLS, RYT 200, is the administrator for Dr. Loren Fishman’s current yoga vs. osteoporosis dose-response study.

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