Clinics & Workshops - Osteoporosis
Great news! You can practice yoga if you have osteoporosis! But you need to know what practices or movements to avoid and how to adapt or modify others to ensure you are moving safely.
For an Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Osteoporosis...
Or, if you know you are ready to take a deeper dive and experience
the principles and practices for yourself, you can take my in-depth Yoga Reset program by
attending a group program or working with me privately.
Yoga Reset: Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Osteoporosis is aimed at those who have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density), an established yoga practice, and who want to learn how to continue their practice safely. The program is based on the principles outlined by Osteoporosis Canada in their Basic Bone Fit™ training program and Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise.
This series includes education on relevant topics (see below), the exploration and adaptation of commonly practiced yoga poses to the Bone Fit™ principles of safe movement, yoga practice, and guided relaxation. Participants can expect to learn:
The importance of practicing safe yoga for people who have osteoporosis or osteopenia;
The principles of safer movement/exercise for people with osteoporosis;
Variations of commonly practiced yoga poses that incorporate these principles;
The importance of back strength, posture, and balance, for people with osteoporosis;
How to safely incorporate back strengthening, posture, and balance, into a yoga practice; and
Relevant yoga philosophy.
If you don’t have osteoporosis or osteopenia but you know that you are at risk of developing this disease (e.g., it runs in your family, you are post-menopausal or you have another health condition or are on a medication that increases your risk of developing osteoporosis), you would benefit greatly from this program. At least six months of yoga experience is recommended.
for dates and
If these group program dates don't work for you, we can work together privately to
achieve the same outcomes - and we can change the format of the program to suit your needs!