According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 10 million adults have osteoporosis and another 43 million adults are at-risk for broken bones, immobility, pain, placement in nursing homes, isolation, and other health problems. It’s more important than ever to understand bone health and apply preventative and reversing methods of treatment.
Join Dr. Fishman in this 40-hour course—20 online hours and 20 on-site at the Art of Living Retreat Center—to gain a deeper understanding of bone health and how yoga works to prevent and reverse bone loss. Through group discussion, physical movement, hands-on experience, and one-on-one sharing, you’ll learn
- How to teach beginner, intermediate and classical versions of the 12 Iyengar Yoga poses proven to build bone in healthy and weakened bone at any age
- The physiology in the different ages of women and men
- What bone tissue looks like and its surprising metabolism.
The workshop presents a non-drug solution to a growing national and international problem. Take home the knowledge, skills, and certification to successfully reverse osteoporosis and establish good bone health in yourself and your students.
Note Passing the online theoretical and practical exam certifies participants to teach this method and teach people in Dr. Fishman’s studies. If you have less than five years of teaching experience, you’ll be registered and automatically advanced to certified when you reach five years. Some exceptions are made for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other bodyworkers. Those registered or certified will have their names appear on sciatica.org.
Open to everyone—all levels of yoga experience. This program could be of special interest to yoga teachers, bodyworkers, health-care professionals, and anyone looking for definitive information and training on healing poses.
This program is approved for 40 CEUs by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Precourse Work Upon registration, you’ll receive an assignment of online work to complete prior to attending the workshop.
Loren Fishman, MD, B. Phil.,(oxon.) is one of the few physicians practicing medicine who incorporates yoga into his regular treatment protocols and offers patients individual yoga therapy. He has completed peer-reviewed studies into the efficacy of yoga for medical conditions, including osteoporosis, rotator cuff tear, scoliosis, ocular pressure and other conditions. In Pulitzer Prize-winning William Broad’s book, The Science of Yoga, Dr. Fishman is compared to Thomas Edison.
He is the author of five books on yoga for treating specific medical conditions: back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, and twenty common conditions, (W.W. Norton and Demos Press), and has published more than 90 articles and chapters in medical journals. Dr. Fishman is past President of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and teaches at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He has been listed in NY Magazine’s “Best Doctors,” regularly giving grand rounds at major NY hospitals. At this writing certified yoga teachers are teaching Doctor Fishman’s Method in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and California. Workshops are upcoming in Virginia, Massachusetts, Chicago, and San Francisco. More
Rooms & Pricing
All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)
Yoga V Osteoporosis: Postures to Learn & Teach
September 10th-13th, 2020
Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Friday 7:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)
Optional Onsite Activities
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:
Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in
639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607
Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate. Use directions provided on this site.
For room reservations, spa retreats, AOLRC signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:
- Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
- Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content. AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions. For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.
To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.
Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.