Yoga for Bone Health Training – Self-Paced

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

The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates 54,000,000 Americans have osteopenia or osteoporosis, with a fracture occurring every three seconds. Gaining an understanding of the basics of bone loss and learning to teach these 12 poses in the beginner, intermediate, and classical forms will enable you to benefit a large segment of your local and global community. Many students will be able to take the high road of Yoga and bypass fractures, osteopenia, and osteoporosis.

This course 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 teacher on Sundays at 2 pm ET on a different topic

The 12 poses of Dr. Fishman’s Method include Vrksasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Virabhadrasana 2, Parsvakonasana, Parivrrta Trikonasana, Shalabhasana, Setubandhasana, Supta Padangusthasana 1 and 2, Maricyasana 3, Ardha Matsyendrasana, and Savasana

Dr. Fishman’s assistant, Liz Larson, RYT 200, is a precise and intuitive teacher who has worked with Dr. Fishman for 5 years and who assists in the instruction of this course.


Get 10% ($120) off when registering for both:
• Yoga for Bone Health Training – Self-Paced &
• Yoga for Lower Back Pain – Self-Paced
When registering for one, a promo code will be sent in your confirmation email, and it can be applied to the other program at registration.

Please Note 

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

If you undergo the certification process at the end of the course and pass the exam, you will have the option to be listed on Dr. Fishman’s website,, as a teacher of his method. 


Anyone can take this 20-hour self-paced course with no prerequisite. 

For certification, the prerequisites are: 

  • 5 years of Yoga teaching experience
  • A 200-hour Yoga certification

People without these credentials are Registered and will advance to Certified if/when they are credentialed. All certified and registered graduates will be listed on Dr. Fishman’s website

Certification and Credits

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



Dr. Fishman is such a knowledgeable and compassionate teacher/doctor/yogi. This course included a tremendous amount of information that could have gotten overwhelming, but I think it was paced thoughtfully, and Dr. Fishman found just the right balance of anatomy and medical information with real-life examples, yoga demonstrations, and lots of warmth and care. — Lee Manale

It is very evident that Dr. Fishman is passionate about his field of expertise. He held my attention throughout the online sessions. He skillfully used volunteers from the participants to demonstrate Yoga therapies that addressed their specific issues. Dr. Fishman provides a cornucopia of useful information with passion, compassion, and playfulness. I feel more confident in safely using yoga to improve the quality of life for my students and myself. — Sandi M.

Course curriculum

    1. Student Walkthrough – How to Navigate this Course

    2. Welcome to Yoga for Bone Health Training

    1. Integral Yoga® Hatha Video Library

    2. Regular Meditation Video

    3. 30-Minute Chant Sheet

    4. Integral Yoga® Lunch Talk Library

    5. Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) with Sri Swami Satchidananda

    1. Manual

    2. Series 1 Visual Aid

    3. Series 2 Visual Aid

    4. Dr. Fishman's Slides - Yoga for Bone Health

    1. Session 1

    2. Session 2

    3. Session 3

    4. Session 4

    5. Session 5

    6. Session 6

    7. Session 7

    8. Session 8

    9. Session 9

    10. Session 10

    11. Practice Quiz

    1. Teacher Certification and IAYT-APD Credits

    1. Congratulations!

    2. Program Evaluation – Help us create amazing experiences

Yoga for Bone Health Training


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 certification program, learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia.