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.  The study has been expanded to 200 patients, and we now have 194, so anyone interested should certainly apply now. People with severe or disabling pain should call (212) 472-0077, and ask for Erika.
  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.  So far 7 of 8 subjects completing the study have gained bone mineral density.  All were losing bone before beginning. Write Liza@sciatica.org or see the site. For FAQ, Click Here. We are now doing ever-other-week classes on line (Tuesday at 5:30 PM EDT) for details and to sign up, call Erika at (212) 472-0077.
  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.  
  4. Insomnia: – We have found a simple yoga sequence that takes about 10 minutes, and that you can do in bed.  It puts 90% of the participants into dreamland.  We’re still looking for more people to try it.  If you’re interested, call (212) 472-0077. Ask for Erika.

On the Web

SPECIAL:

  1. We are giving a free webinar on Yoga vs.Anxiety MondayApril 6th, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Register HERE

2. Yoga vs. Osteoporosis – Once every two-week class with Dr. Fishman. This week we’re doing the

First Series of Yoga vs Osteoporosis: Intermediate Version

Next class Tuesday, April 6th 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM.

Register HERE

 

3. Yogatherapedia: Yoga Injury PreventionA computer, I-phone and Android accessible website: or go to info.yip.guru

CLICK ON A POSE:

                           See the contraindications

CLICK ON ONE OR MORE MEDICAL OR ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS: 

                           See which poses are helpful for each of them and compatible with them all.

Plus explanations of why each pose is helpful or harmful

Plus workarounds

Plus blogs – the first by Matthew Taylor, others by Carrie Owerko, Brette Popper, Julie Carmen, Larry Payne and more.   

For the free week, Click Here

2.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 is available as a DVD for purchase on the website, and unfortunately is a little too big to be on You tube for free.  For more information, please go to this page                             

Right Here on Earth

ALL COURSES WILL BE CONDUCTED ON LINE IF COVID-19 REQUIRES

PRICES WILL BE REDUCED IN THAT CASE

IAYT WILL STILL CERTIFY THEM FOR THE SAME NUMBER OF HOURS

1.Do’s and Don’ts for Hips and Knees

Yogaville

Buckingham, VA

June 5 – 8, 2020

2. Yoga for Osteoporosis

School for Self Healing

San Francisco, CA

June 12 – 24, 2020

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

3.Yoga for Osteoporosis

Art of Living Retreat Center

Boone, NC

September 10 – 13, 2020

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

4. Yoga for Osteoporosis

Yoga Center of Columbia

Columbia, MD

October 9-12, 2020

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

5. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health: We have contracted with Pure Yoga on Amsterdam and 77th to hold classes every other Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 beginning Tuesday, November 19th. 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.  People in the Dose – Response study can have their every-two-week visits at this class, and  applicants with other diagnoses, and healthy people are also welcome. For reservations and more information, Click Here or call (212) 877-2025.

 Some Detail on these Events

1. Yoga Do’s and Don’ts for the Hips and Knees Every step one takes requires the support chain of ankle – knee – and hip.  Since the knee is restricted to bending and straightening in a single plane, like a shock-absorber in an automobile, the hip and ankle, with their 3-dimensional ranges of motion, must take up turns, twists, and all irregularities in the pavement.  So the support chain’s links are mutually interdependent, and problems in the hip or ankle often bring difficulties with the knee.  This workshop will center on how to avoid making problems in yoga, how to recognize problems when they occur, and how to use yoga to alleviate them.
2, 3, 4. Yoga for Osteoporosis
This is a course for people who have osteopenia or osteoporosis, and wish to use yoga to reverse it, and for those who do not have osteopenia or osteoporosis, and don’t ever want to have it.  It is a practical course aimed at learning the proper version of each pose for each person, and the most effective and safest way to practice them.  There are 12 poses that have been shown in our 1000 patient study (241 actually completing the full 2-year course) to actually build bone as well or better than the most popular medicines. 
5. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health:
This every-two-week class goes over the yoga poses that reverse osteoporosis. 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: people with other diagnoses, and healthy students are accepted. For reservations and more information, CLICK HERE or call (212) 877-2025.
 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 97 academic articles and chapters, and 12 books, including 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 University Medical School.

Courses with CE credit are approved by IAYT