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, We’re coming to the end of this study, so if you’re appropriate, 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.
  2. Waist Management: Yoga for Overweight:  On Tuesday, April 16, at 8:30 PM EDT, Dr. Fishman will host a webinar describing three ways yoga takes off weight and keeps it off: 1: A yoga-like mild discipline, 2: Poses that suppress the appetite centers in the brain, and 3: Ways to stimulate the mitichondria, the fat-and carbohydrate burning power stations in every one of your cells.     For more information,    click here.
  3. Why we Sleep and how to get there: Yoga for Insomnia:  On Tuesday, May 14, at 8:30 PM EDT. Yoga and sleep are made for each other. Very few authorities would disagree.  Yet apart from Yoga Nidra, it is hard to find actual expertise in sleep-inducing yoga.  In this webinar we offer little-known information about the architecture of sleep, its basic components and their complex and context-dependent patterns that are essential for mental, physical and immune-system health, and how to reliably make it happen.  You will learn an Iyengar Yoga method that can be done in bed, a Prnayama method, a meditation method, and an out-of-bed sequence that will get you there. Click Here for more information. 
  4. Balance: The Noun (You can lose your balance,) and the Verb (unless you do this). With Carrie Owerko. Projected but not yet certain to be held on On Tuesday, August 13, at 8:30 PM EDT

Right Here on Earth

1. Asheville, NC

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course

March 28-31, 2019.

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 40 HOURS CE BY IAYT

 

2.  Boone, NC

Yoga for Back Pain Certification Course with section on Scoliosis

June 6 – 9, 2019

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 25 HOURS CE BY IAYT

 

3. Yogaville, VA

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course.

June 13 – 16, 2019

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 40 HOURS CE BY IAYT

We are also proud to make note of two courses by our colleague Melinda D. Atkins in Coconut Grove, Florida: 

 
4.  Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga for Mental Health 40-Hour and 100-Hour Certification Course, Saturday–Tuesday, June 22–25 (40-Hours); Friday–Sunday, June 28–30 (100-Hours) ~ https://aumhomeshala.org/trainings/yoga-for-mental-health/
NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR CE BY IAYT
 
5.  Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga for the Heart 40-Hour Certification Course, July 6-9, 2019 ~ https://aumhomeshala.org/trainings/yoga-for-heart-health-certification/
 
NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR CE BY IAYT

Now Back to Dr. Fishman’s

Workshops and Courses

6 . Yoga Center of Columbia, MD

Low Back Pain Certification with Scoliosis

September 6-8, 2019

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 20 HOURS CE BY IAYT

 

7. Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY

Low Back Pain Workshop with Scoliosis

October 4-6, 2019

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 10.5 HOURS CE BY IAYT

8. Lenox, MA

Yoga for Arthritis

Kripalu Institute, Lenox MA – 413.448.3211

October 25 – 27, 2019

9. New York City

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course

Pure Yoga: 212.877.2025

November 8-11. 2019

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOW APPROVED FOR 40 HOURS CE BY IAYT

10. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health: Dr. Fishman’s office in Midtown Manhattan. Next Class March 26, 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 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

2.  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.
3.  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. 
4.  Please see Melinda Atkins’ write-ups for more detail.
5.  Please see Melinda Atkins’ write-ups for more detail.
6. Low Back Pain Certification Course with Scoliosis:  This is a full certification course, with a written and practical exam to be sure the participants have mastered the difficult and highly satisfying work associated with recognizing and treating the various causes of low back pain. It also will teach which poses to avoid in the different situations that are likely to arise, and why each contraindication is there.  It will also be beneficial for those who do not wish to teach or do therapy, but just want to end their own back pain! Website up soon.
7.  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 
8. Yoga for Arthritis:   Just about every joint in the body (except in the spine) has just one counterpart on the other side.  But even in the spine there are critical variations in the cervical and thoracolumbar  facets. Understanding these joints, and the limitations and opportunities they present, and assessing designing and teaching appropriate asana stand at the heart of this course.  Once the basic structure and function of the joints is set out, we will review the common forms of arthritis, how to recognize them, and how to benefit people that have these conditions.
9. Yoga for Osteoporosis Yoga 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. 
10 .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.

Courses with CE credit are approved by IAYT