Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones

About This Event

Discover how Yoga can help to build and maintain strong bones with safe and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 Yoga poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia and prevent bone loss in people without those diagnoses.

This workshop will include:

Complete instruction and practice of Dr. Fishman’s 12 poses for bone strength and health

Guided relaxation for assimilating the benefits of the poses

Restorative Yoga practices for stress reduction

Principles of yogic diet that support overall health and strength

Balanced Integral Yoga lifestyle and practices for health and happiness

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 12 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email IY(contact info blocked).

Testimonials

Satya Greenstone's class guides one through a specific Yoga practice that is safe and effective in maintaining bone health. Satya's teachings are clear, gentle and complete. She is radiant light and passionate about helping people to have optimum health and bone health in particular. — Past Participant

When you complete this class, you will leave empowered to follow a simple routine that will, over time, transform your bone strength leading you toward a healthy future. I highly recommend this class. — Past Participant

Satya emanates an authentic love and shares that love with the students. She was very clear, compassionate and concise. — Past Participant

Always kind and generous with her time and goodwill! She certainly knows how to have people feel included and comfortable- She’s an excellent instructor/teacher. Expectations clearly stated and paced according to her knowledge of how people learn best without stress! Supports all students! — Elizabeth H.

Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Accommodations

The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

Dormitory
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Tenting
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Lacto-vegetarian
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe

Directions

Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.

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