Yoga for Lower Back Pain

with with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
Price: $600.00

In this self-paced workshop, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and avoid the causes of pain in the first place.

Back pain can bewilder even seasoned therapists. This is partially because back pain and sciatica are symptoms, and effective treatment requires finding the cause.

This course is designed to help participants with their own back pain, aid them in understanding and alleviating back pain in others, and guide them in using Yoga to relieve and prevent future back pain. This straightforward approach uses anatomy, but requires no previous study. 

Dr. Fishman has seen more than 20,000 patients with back pain and written five books and a large number of academic papers about Yoga for back pain. Dr. Fishman’s assistant, Liz Larson, RYT 200, is a precise and intuitive teacher who has worked with Dr. Fishman for 5 years.

This workshop includes access to:

  • Recorded lectures by Dr. Fishman and assistant Liz Larson
  • Guided meditation video
  • A talk and a Yoga Nidra session by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Integral Yoga Hatha class video
  • Live Q&A with an Integral Yoga teachers on Sundays at 2 pm ET on a different topic

*Please note that this self-paced program is a recording of Dr. Fishman's 2021 online training, during which participants had the opportunity to teach to the group. For privacy protection, we have added visuals in place of the participants’ images. 

Certification Information

Those who wish to receive teacher certification and/or IAYT-APD credits must complete the final certification process with Dr. Fishman and Liz Larson. The certification process fee is $100 in addition to this self-paced course tuition.



The program was excellent and extensive—totally loaded with good info! — Past Participant

This was another one of Dr. Fishman’s fantastic educational trainings! The interactive aspects and his assistant Liz provided great visuals and applications. I would attend more trainings/workshops with Dr.Fishman. He genuinely enjoys helping people and explains what he is teaching from both a medical perspective and a yogic perspective. Most importantly he imparts kindness and great wisdom, always in such a cheerful way. We leave with many golden nuggets. Thank you, Dr.Fishman and Yogaville for a great learning experience! — Mona Flynn

I truly enjoyed the material given by slides, examples of Yoga, and volunteer demo. The speaker was awesome and knowledgeable. I’ve learned so much from Dr. Fishman. He’s inspired me to learn more and learn how I can heal my own body with Yoga. I’m so grateful for my growth and progress. — Dionne Daly


M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

Dr. Loren M. Fishman

Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of Yoga in medical conditions and the treatment of lower back pain and piriformis syndrome. He spent three years in India before going to medical school and has used Yoga to reverse the deficits of rotator cuff syndrome, straighten the scoliotic spine, actually strengthen osteoporotic bones, and aid in medical conditions as diverse as insomnia, obesity, and restless leg syndrome. Other non-surgical interventions relieve plantar fasciitis, arrest the development of bunions, and retard the progress of arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

In addition to his private practice, Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fishman has an advanced degree in Philosophy from Oxford University.

He has conducted clinical trials on the efficacy of physical therapy and two types of botulinum neurotoxin and has also been a specialist in electrodiagnosis of entrapment syndromes, radiculopathies and sciatica for over 25 years. In addition, he has worked with artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict the trajectory and end-points of inpatient recovery in order to properly gauge hospital length of stay and reduce readmissions.

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In this online workshop, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and avoid the causes of pain in the first place.