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Clinics & Workshops:
Osteoporosis

Stay tuned for dates and locations

of the next Yoga Reset program.

 

If you'd like me to let you know when the dates are set,

please let me know. I'm happy to give you a head's up.

In the meantime, check out (below) to see what participants

in the first series are saying.

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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™ 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.



“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.
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