May 31 – June 4, 2017:
Art of Living Retreat Center. Boone, North Carolina.
This course is offered as a 40 hour certification course qualifying people to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method, that has been shown in peer review publication to raise bone mineral density in people with and without osteoporosis. The 40 hour course is divided into twenty hours online, and twenty practical teaching hours in the four day workshop. People who wish to use yoga to strengthen their bones, but have no interest in becoming certified are also invited. They will have a firm footing in their daily practice after this course. Everyone taking the course should get in touch with the Art of Living Retreat near Boone, North Carolina to register.
The strong theoretical and scientific basis for Dr. Fishman’s Method is best mastered through the 20 hours online, and will be furthered by reading Dr. Fishman’s and Ellen Saltonstall’s book “Yoga for Osteoporosis.” The 20 hour workshop is given by Dr. Fishman and Caryna Wong. It focuses on actually teaching the twelve proven poses to both novices and expert yoga practitioners. We will go over poses that lead up to the classical pose as well as more remedial options to which teachers will have frequent recourse. Practice teaching in small groups with close instruction is key to the process. People who study with you afterwards are bound to have questions about why and how yoga works so well, whether medications are a good idea, what they should and shouldn’t eat, and the other factors that make yoga so desirable. A broad and deep understanding of osteoporosis is a sine qua non for trustworthy teaching Dr. Fishman’s Method.
Everyone in the course will learn how to do the poses in the bone-building way. Those people interested in certification will learn to teach the poses to veteran yoga practitioners and new-comers alike. A curriculum for subsequent teaching is suggested, along with a study guide. To obtain certification, there will be a written and practical exam in the final hours of the workshop. Certification also requires 200 hour teacher certification, and 5 years of teaching experience. Those who pass the tests and lack the 5 years experience will be put up on this website as Registered, and will automatically be certified when they have 5 years experience.
Graduates of the course will also have the option of playing an active part in Dr. Fishman’s new Dose – Response study on yoga in osteoporosis.
June 23-25, 2017:
Yogaville. Buckingham, Virginia Yoga for Back Pain
Caryna Wong and Dr. Fishman focus on lower back pain over the weekend. We will go over the seven basic types of back pain and sciatica, how to recognize them, and how to use yoga to benefit those who suffer from them. Between the two of them, they have over 50 years of experience in treating the disorders that cause back pain with yoga, and have been aided by all the insights and advantages of contemporary medical science. MRI EMG, and surgery have helped them understand the nature of back pain, and the factors underlying its chronicity. Those taking this course are likely to put on some of the wisdom that has come from treating well over 50,000 patients, and determining what works with whom.
July 14-17, 2017:
Yoga for Osteoporosis, 40 Hour Certification Course
San Francisco, California
With Ellen Saltonstall in coordination with YogaUonline.
Together with the 20 hour on line course, the 20-hour practical course adds up to 40 hours intended to certify teachers to teach the 12 pose curriculum, “Dr. Fishman’s Method” that has been shown to raise bone mineral density.
This 40 hour certification course on osteoporosis is divided into twenty hours online, and twenty practical teaching hours in the four day workshop. After gaining a strong theoretical and scientific basis for Dr. Fishman’s Method shown in peer-reviewed publication to build bone through 12 yoga poses, and twenty practical hours on the poses and how to teach them to veteran yoga practitioners and new-comers, participants in this course will be certified to teach the method to others. A curriculum for subsequent teaching is suggested, along with a study guide. Dr. Fishman’s and Ellen Saltonstall’s book “Yoga for Osteoporosis” is a good prerequisite for the course.
Graduates of the course will also have the option of playing an active part in Dr. Fishman’s new Dose – Response study on yoga in osteoporosis. Other people who do not wish to actually teach yoga are also cordially invited.
Saturday October 14 – Sunday, October 15:
Workshop at Pure Yoga
New York City
Saturday October 15 : 11:00 – 1:00 Scoliosis
Saturday October 14: 3:00 – 6:PM Low Back Pain
Sunday, October 15: 3:00 – 6:00 Shoulder Pain
With Dana Slamp – RYT
Dr. Fishman and Dana Slamp will give the anatomy, pathology, and relevant yoga for these conditions. Yoga is now the preferred method of treatment for back pain. Dr. Fishman has used yoga to ameliorate these conditions for decades, on literally thousands of patients, and will share his experience. At the same time Dana Slamp will use her skill and grace to implement them. Dr. Fishman’s research on the benefits of yoga for scoliosis, lower back pain and shoulder conditions has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and numerous other periodicals.
Monday, October 23 – Friday, October 27
Certification Course in the Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Kripalu Yoga Institute
With Caryna Wong – RYT
Caryna Wong and Dr. Fishman focus on lower back pain over the week. We will go over the seven basic types of back pain and sciatica, how to recognize them, and how to use yoga to benefit those who suffer from them. Between the two of us, we have over 50 years of experience in treating the disorders that cause back pain with yoga, and have been aided by all the insights and advantages of contemporary medical science. MRI, EMG, and surgery have helped Dr. Fishman and Caryna understand the nature of back pain, and what underlies its chronicity.
Those taking this course are likely to put on some of the wisdom that has come from treating well over 50,000 patients, and determining what works with whom. This course will enable people to benefit the vast majority of lower back pain suffers, and enable those who pass the test at the end of the week to teach Dr. Fishman’s Method in osteoporosis. It has been demonstrated in peer-review publications to reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis in over 80% of practitioners willing to spend 12 minutes daily, and raise bone mineral density in young people and older people alike.
Those people who successfully pass the course will be listed on this website for all potential students and clients, and will be eligible to participate in our studies.
Friday October 27 – Sunday October 29:
Weekend Workshop for Lower Back Pain
Kripalu Institute, Lenox, MA
With Terry Roth Schaff – Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT
With his long time co-therapist Terry Roth Schaff, Dr. Fishman will review the seven major causes of lower back pain, how to identify them, and how to benefit people that suffer from them. This is not a certification course, but is meant to offer the proper yoga to people that have lower back pain and to those who wish to relieve it with yoga. In literally thousands of cases, we have found yoga to be an effective and pleasurable way to relieve lower back pain and to prevent its recurrence. Some of the knowledge is theoretical, but a good deal of it is practical, and requires individual attention, sensitivity, and perseverance on the part of the practitioner. The aim of this course is to help everyone: teachers and students and sufferers alike.
Friday January 19 – Sunday, January 21, 2018
Yoga for Osteoporosis: For students and teachers
Kripapu Yoga Institute
With Terry Roth Schaff – Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist, E-RYT
This 8 1/2 hour workshop will teach Dr. Fishman’s Method, the 12 – pose sequence of Iyengar-style poses that have been shown to raise bone mineral density in healthy people, and reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia in more than 80% of the people who adhere to doing the poses daily. There are three forms to every pose: a beginning version, an intermediate version, and the classical pose. The course is intended to engage people who have no yoga experience as well as yoga practitioners to learn the poses at a suitable degree of challenge and work forward from there. For some, even the beginner level pose is too advanced; Terry and Loren specialize in analyzing the postures and helping people start at even more fundamental places, working up from two or three preliminary exercises for a week or two, and then embarking on the beginner pose.
Terry and Loren: “We love the work. Teaching beginners to begin and advanced pupils to get down to fundamentals is very rewarding. To us, there is no one so advanced that they cannot benefit from returning to the basics, and no one so naive that they cannot understand how to advance.”
Contact Kripalu Yoga Institute for details.