Events Upcoming and Ongoing

Research

  1. Rotator Cuff Syndrome – NIH grant free-to-participants: Study using yoga to reverse the symptoms of rotator cuff.  Held in our office in Midtown Manhattan.  We are coming close to all the applicants we need for this 170 patient study, so for those still suffering, Please call (212) 472-0077 to make an appointment. 
  2. Osteoporosis Dose-response Study: Ongoing study with DVD that has been proven to build bone in people of all ages, whether they have osteoporosis, osteopenia, or are healthy and just don’t want to acquire either of those conditions.  Write Tina@sciatica.org or see the site.
  3. Yoga Treatment for Scoliosis – We have found  simple yoga poses which, done one time daily, reverse nearly every case of scoliosis we have encountered.  We published a small series and a larger one of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients’ and degenerative scoliosis patients’ successes with this simple method, and are currently studying more advanced methods for more complex curves.  Interested parties can come to the office or be treated by Skype! (212) 472-0077.

On the Web

  1. Yoga Injury PreventionA computer and I-phone and Android accessible website where you can click on a pose and see the contraindications, and click on any number of contraindications and see which poses are compatible with them all. Plus explanations of why each contraindication applies, and workarounds for every pose/contraindication.  In addition there are beneficial poses linked to every condition for which yoga has proven helpful, blogs – the first by Matthew Taylor, and $1 per week pricing. Released July 24, 2018 with a free one week trial for everyone.
  1. Second Series of Poses: Yoga vs. Osteoporosis: New poses selected and designed according to the same criteria as the now-proven set that reverses osteoporosis and builds bone in people of all ages. It will be available as a DVD for purchase on the website, and soon eventually be on You tube for free. It has arrived. For more information, just go to the “store” section in this website.

Right Here on Earth

1. Lenox, MA

Kripalu Institute 

Yoga for Osteoporosis

January 11-13, 2019

2. Ashville, NC

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course

March 28-31, 2019.

3. Boone, NC

Yoga for Back Pain Certification Course with section on Scoliosis

June 9-12, 2019

4. Yogaville, VA

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course.

June 20 – 22, 2019

5. Rhinebeck, NY

Low Back Pain Workshop with scoliosis

October 4-6, 2019

6. New York City

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course 212.877.2025

November 8-11. 2019

7. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health: Dr. Fishman’s office in Midtown Manhattan. Next Class August 21, 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Dr. Fishman teaches a small class for people wishing to build their bone mineral density through yoga.  We use Dr. Fishman’s Method, which was found to actually increase bone mineral density in an 8-year 741 patient study (243 completing the entire 2-year protocol) that was published in a peer-reviewed journal recently:Qualified applicants with other diagnoses, and healthy volunteers may be accepted. For reservations and more information, call (212) 472-0077.

 Some Detail on these Events

1. Osteoporosis Workshop: Kripalu Institute, Lenox, MA, January 11-13.  Here we teach people to do the 12 poses demonstrated to reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia in those that have it, and build bone in those who do not have these conditions, and don’t want them.  It is a 12 pose sequence that takes 12 minutes, and should be done daily.  The poses come in Beginner, intermediate and Classic forms.  We will teach them all. Click here

2. Osteoporosis Certification Course:  This 40-hour course has 20 online hours and twenty in the workshop.  The online hours bring deeper understanding of bone health, including physiology in the different ages of women and men, microanatomy, and how yoga works.  In the workshop you’ll learn how to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Classical versions of the 12 poses proven to build bone in healthy and weakened bone at any age. Passing the online theoretical and practical exam certifies participants to teach this method and participate in Dr. Fishman’s studies.  Certified people’s names appear on this website.  For more information, click here
3.  Yoga for Back Pain Certification Course: Seven basic causes lie behind most lower back pain.  In this 20 hour course you will learn to recognize, distinguish and benefit people with each of them.  Back pain is the most common medical reason for joining yoga classes; every such student deserves excellent care.  Dr. Fishman has seen tens of thousands of patients with lower back pain, and will share his knowledge and experience with you. His latest work, published in peer-review papers on his successful methods of treating scoliosis will be included Click here.
4. Yoga for Osteoporosis Workshop:  Osteoporosis is a condition that can be overcome with a combination of understanding and diligent application of yoga.  In this weekend course you will learn the fitting versions of the twelve poses proven to reverse bone loss. The real point is not that this yoga has been shown effective in building bone; the crucial thing is that you develop the knowledge and are inspired  to heal and maintain your own full health.  Click here. 
5.  Low Back Pain Workshop:  This workshop is for those who would use yoga to heal their own back pain and that of others.  It is not a certification course, but a “how-to” course with practical knowledge as the goal.  We will consider individual cases, and include scoliosis in this training, giving people direct and longer-term solutions.  For more information, see the Omega Institute website 
6.  Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course: Pure Yoga hosts this 40-hour course that has 20 online hours and twenty in the workshop.  The online hours bring deeper understanding of bone health, including physiology in the different ages of women and men, microanatomy, and how yoga works to reverse bone loss.  In the workshop you’ll learn how to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Classical versions of the 12 poses proven to build bone in healthy and weakened bone at any age. Passing the online theoretical and practical exam certifies participants to teach this method and participate in Dr. Fishman’s studies.  Certified people’s names appear on this website.  For more information, you must wait for the URL at this point.  However, you may call “Pure Yoga West” and get some particulars.  (212) 877-2025 77th Street and Amsterdam. 
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7.Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health:Dr. Fishman’s office in Midtown Manhattan. Next Class August 21, 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Dr. Fishman teaches a small class for people wishing to build their bone mineral density through yoga.  We use Dr. Fishman’s Method, which was found to actually increase bone mineral density in an 8-year 741 patient study (243 completing the entire 2-year protocol) that was published in a peer-reviewed journal recently: Qualified applicants with other diagnoses, and healthy volunteers may be accepted. For reservations and more information, call (212) 472-0077.
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Loren M. Fishman, MD, B.Phil., (oxon.), graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, and spent the year 1973 with B. K. S. Iyengar in Pune, India. He has taught yoga ever since. He went on to Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical School, then to a Tufts-Harvard Residency program, and served as Chief Resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Loren has written and edited more than 95 academic articles and chapters, and 12 books, including the best-selling Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Arthritis (W.W. Norton), with Ellen Saltonstall, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis with Eric Small, and Healing Yoga–Yoga Cures for 20 Common Conditions. Dr. Fishman has a private practice in Manhattan and is on staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.