• January 19–21, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday: 2 nights

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Related program: Building a Personal Yoga Practice to Combat Osteoporosis

For medical professionals, yoga teachers and therapists, yoga practitioners, people with osteoporosis, and those who want to prevent it.

Regain and maintain healthy bone strength with a 12-pose yoga sequence proven to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia. Medical doctor Loren Fishman and yoga therapist Terry Roth Schaff share their understanding of

  • The anatomy and physiology of bone cells and the ongoing cycle of bone growth and loss
  • How these poses enhance bone health, improve posture, refine balance, build strength, increase range of motion, raise coordination, and lower anxiety
  • The scientific basis of this sequence, supported by peer-reviewed publications.

Loren’s pioneering work on yoga and health—including an eight-year research study on yoga for osteoporosis—has been recognized internationally. Learn a daily practice that raises bone mineral density and improves bone quality. Terry adapts classic yoga poses, making them safe and accessible no matter your level of ability or medical condition.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga
Schedule
YFOP-181

Presenter(s)

Loren Fishman, MD, BPhil (Oxon), studied with B. K. S. Iyengar for one year before entering medical school. He teaches at Columbia University.

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Terry Roth Schaff, E-RYT, is a certified IAYT yoga therapist who works with muscular/skeletal and neurological conditions. Her work has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today.

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