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. You’ll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance.

  • This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis:
    Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology
  • Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health
  • How yoga can counteract weakening bones without undesirable side effects.
  • Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid.

We guide you through carefully selected yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman.

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

Suggested props: yoga mat, blocks, strap (substitute: belt, necktie), folding or straight-back chair

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. Please enroll at least 24 hours in advance. The Zoom meeting link as well as handouts with PowerPoint slides and photos of the poses in the yoga practice will be sent to you prior to the workshop. If you haven’t received them 12 hours prior to the workshop, please check your junk email or email

Date, Time and Location

Sat, 9/26, 1:30-4:00pm, meets online

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