Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey and Deborah Boggs

Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey and Deborah Boggs

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. In this workshop, you'll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance.

This workshop provides:
- An overview of osteoporosis
- Osteoporosis definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, and physiology
- Consequences of osteoporosis: fractures, falls, and bone health
- How yoga can counteract thinning bones without undesirable side affects
- Do's and Don'ts: movements that are safe and movements to be avoided

Then we'll guide you through carefully selected yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall.

For men and women of all ages; appropriate for those who've never done yoga, experienced students, and yoga teachers. In Silver Spring.

Date, Time and Location

Oct 27: Sat Oct 27 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- SS

Registration Options

REGISTER Workshop — $45.00
REGISTER 65+ Senior Discount — $40.00


Carol Mermey, RYT 500, MPH, iRest Yoga Nidra Level II and retired IT Project Manager, has been teaching yoga since 2004. She is certified in Dr. Loren Fishman's Method of Yoga for Osteoporosis and Baxter Bell's Yoga for Healthy Aging, and is a graduate of the Duke/Kripalu Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training. Her carefully sequenced classes offer a welcoming environment and provide healthy alignment techniques for students to develop strength, flexibility, balance, as well as to reduce stress and promote a general sense of well-being and empowerment.

Carol is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program at in Takoma Park, MD, trained in Anusara Yoga, and studies with Rod Stryker (ParaYoga). She offers trainings for yoga teachers and YTTs in Teaching Yoga to Seniors, provides yoga training to high school athletes, and offers yoga for pain management sessions at a health care facility. She encourages her students to find the right balance between ease and effort in their practice.

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Deborah has been practicing yoga since the early 1990's and teaching yoga since 2002. She completed the Body Balance Yoga Therapy Program and has received her 200 hour and 500 hour certification in an Anusara® Yoga program. She is also certified in Dr. Loren Fishman's method of Yoga for Osteoporosis. She brings her experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner into her classes as well to create a safe therapeutic class environment to promote health and overall well being. She completed the teacher training program and the advanced teacher training program at Willow Street Yoga Center in the Anusara Tradition. Deborah has studied ParaYoga extensively with Rod Stryker. She also runs a yoga program at Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, MD and is the owner of Bluberry Gardens Healing Center in Ashton, MD.