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 240 patients, so for those currently suffering, there is still time to enter.  Interested parties should 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.  So far 7 of 8 subjects completing the study have gained bone mineral density.  All were losing before beginning. Write Liza@sciatica.org or see the site. For FAQ, Click Here.
  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. Yogatherapedia: 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, others by Carrie Owerko, Brette Popper and more.   Released July 24, 2018 with a free one week trial for everyone, then $1 per week pricing.
  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 unfortunately is a little too big to be on You tube for free. It has arrived. For more information, just go to this page
  2. Webinar July 24th.  Grading the Poses: For Certified Teachers and Participants in the Yoga vs. Osteoporosis Dose Response study: For the Download                             Click Here

Right Here on Earth

1. New York City

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course

Pure Yoga: 212.877.2025

November 8-11. 2019

2. Lenox, MA

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Kripalu Institute, Lenox MA – 413.448.3211

November 18 – 22

3. Portland, OR

Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course

40 Hours CE with IAYT

One with Heart

January 17-20, 2020

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

4. Lenox, MA 

Do’s and Don’ts for the Hips and Knees

Kripalu Institute, Lenox MA – 413-448-3211

January 31 – February 2, 2020

5. Yoga for Hips and Knees

Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

June 5 – 8, 2020

6. Yoga for Osteoporosis

Art of Living Retreat Center

Boone, NC

September 10 – 13, 2020

7. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health: Dr. Fishman’s office in Midtown Manhattan. Next Class April 9, 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. 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. 
2. Yoga for Lower Back Pain:  Lower back pain is challenging because the same symptoms result from different causes, requiring different, even opposite treatments.  This IAYT-approved certifying course singles out the seven major causes of lower back pain, how to identify each one, and how to treat these conditions.  Gabriella Barnstone, who will lead this course, is  C-IAYT and has assisted and worked with Dr. Fishman for 4 years. Dr. Fishman will be available for a one-hour period each day for questions. 
3. Yoga for Osteoporosis Certification Course: This course offers certification in the technique that has been shown to improve bone mineral density, and also bone quality, the overall measure of bone strength that includes the cross-struts inside the bone that make up anywhere from 30% to 70% of that bone’s strength.  You will learn to give the appropriate version of each pose to the right person, and how to judge when and how to upgrade people’s postures  The course  certifies people to teach this yoga in general classes.  The requirements for certification are 200 hours yoga teachers’ certificate, 5 years of actual teaching, and passing the on line written test and the practicum.  Still, every time we teach it there are people who have no intention of teaching that attend, and by all counts get a lot out of it. 
 4.and 5. 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.
6. 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. 
7. Fortnightly Yoga for Bone Health:Dr. Fishman’s office in Midtown Manhattan. Next Class May 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