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New Workshop - Registration is Open!

The next opportunity to learn about and practice the principles of safe movement for people with low bone density (osteoporosis or osteopenia) starts on May 30th!

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Clinics & Workshops - Osteoporosis

 

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Next Workshop
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Great news! You can practice yoga and you can move safely about in the world if you have low bone density! But you need to know what movements to limit, avoid, adapt or modify to ensure you are moving safely.

For an Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Low Bone Density...

 

I have two program options.

Low Bone Density and Safe Movement: A Two-Part Workshop is a condensed version of the longer Yoga Reset program (below). Both sessions include education, exploration, and a gentle movement and yoga practice (no yoga experience required). This introductory program is for you if you have low bone density or are at risk for low bone density, you want to learn the basics about how to move safely to protect your bones and reduce your risk of falls and fractures. 

 

In Part 1, I'll introduce you to the principles of safe movement as outlined in Osteoporosis Canada's Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise. We'll also explore and apply the principles in our own bodies through gentle movement and yoga. In Part 2, we'll focus on posture, balance, and core strength; their importance for safe movement. Then we'll explore finding our best posture, progressively improve balance, and safely strengthen the core.

Or, if you know you are ready to take a deeper dive - you want to learn more,

experience more, and practice more yoga - 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 Low Bone Density is aimed at those who have low bone density (osteoporosis or osteopenia), 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 low bone density but you know that you are at risk of developing it (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 low bone density), you would benefit greatly from this program. Six months of yoga experience is recommended.

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Next Offering!

 

Low Bone Density

& Safe Movement:

A Two-Part Workshop

May 30th & June 6th

If these workshop or 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!

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Check out what participants have to say

“The program was a great opportunity to share with others in the same situation. Since receiving my diagnosis, I’ve been reluctant to practice yoga not knowing what I could and couldn’t do. This program was a game changer for me.”  - B.H.

“I really enjoyed the course. Every session was well-organized and easy to follow. I learned a lot and am confident that I will be able to modify my yoga practice as needed as a result of the knowledge gained from this course.” - R.P.

“I loved the content. A completely new safe way of practicing yoga, well-presented.
The content has me rethinking body movement in yoga and in my personal life in my daily activities.” - C.E.

“Susan explained clearly, paid attention to details, and has a great sense of humour. She is always willing to help her students and is honest, and extremely kind. I am also grateful that we received a summary of the workshop. It will be very useful for me.” -A.T.
For an Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Low Bone Density...
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