Clinics & Workshops:
Osteoporosis

The next Yoga Reset program is being offered in-person and online at

PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa. 

  • Thursday evenings, September 22 through to October 27, 2022.

  • 7:00 pm ET - 8:30 pm ET each Thursday for 6 weeks.

 

Cost:$ 325.00 per person before August 31, 2022. $350.00 per person thereafter. The fee includes participation in the 6 weekly sessions and selected handouts/materials. 

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Great news! You can practice yoga if you have osteoporosis! But you do need to know what practices or movements to avoid and how to adapt or modify others to ensure you are moving safely.

 

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™ program and Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise.

 

This weekly series involves six 1.5-hour sessions that will include education on relevant topics (see below), the exploration and adaptation of commonly practiced yoga poses to the principles of safe yoga for osteoporosis, 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 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.


 
"I was really surprised to be diagnosed with osteoporosis. I've heard that yoga can be good for my bones
and my posture and I want to learn the proper way to practice with osteoporosis." (private client)
"Osteoporosis runs in my family and I've already been told that I have low bone density. My yoga practice is really important to me and I want to practice for many more years so I thought it would be smart to learn what needs to change about my yoga practice.
I feel more confident now that I have a better understanding of the do's and don'ts." (private client)