In this workshop, students will learn yoga moves that build and preserve strong bones and can reverse and prevent osteoporosis. Our bones are strongest in the mid-thirties. Starting then, we gradually begin to lose bone density and by the time we are in the 50s and 60s, this loss of bone density can increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. While the usual prescription for osteoporosis is weight-bearing and impact exercises, like jogging, such exercises can lead directly to osteoarthritis.Thanks goodness, new cutting edge research by Loren Fishman, M.D., and yogi, professor at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a founding partner of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, shows that the practice of yoga can safely stress bones without impacting the joints, providing an excellent solution to the twin perils of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.This workshop will describe how bones are formed and why we lose bone density as we age. It will present specific yoga moves based on Dr. Fishman’s research that can help reduce the possibility of bone fractures by maintaining strong bones. This information and practice is important for all yoga students, including seniors, and the rest of us, since it is never too early to begin to reverse the likely destiny of osteoporosis. No experience required.
Targeted Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy for Peak Performance by Yoga Tune Up® with Therapy Balls
In this workshop, students will use Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls to penetrate layers of skin and muscle and massage deeply into high tension areas of neck and jaw, upper back, shoulders and rotator cuff muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks, calves, and feet. Relieve aches and pains and discover a new level of deep relaxation you’ll carry throughout your day and beyond! Innovative self-care developed by Yoga Tune Up® creator Jill Miller to support your traditional yoga practice and your peak performance. This practice is available to all levels of experience and flexibility, including seniors, and athletes.
Via Page, E -500 RYT, teaches Yoga and Pilates to individuals and groups in class, workshop, and corporate settings in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Her yoga practice and teaching style is primarily grounded in Yin and Yoga Tune Up® (including YTU® therapy balls for myofascial relief), and she is certified in both of those yoga disciplines. Her teachers include Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Paulie Zink, Loren Fishman, and Jill Miller. Her classes lead to flexibility and strength in areas of the body that are underused and overused, and are typically the catalyst for pain and injury. She emphasizes functional movement, postural alignment, building new bone to reverse and prevent osteoporosis, and relief from everyday stresses from sitting at a computer all day. Her yoga classes are for all levels and flexibility, including athletes and seniors, and complement, supplement, and augment (but do not include) more athletic styles of yoga.