Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Allen Wilkins, MD, is a physiatrist at Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he collaborates with Loren Fishman, MD, and yoga therapist Terry Schaff in using yoga to treat patients. He received his medical degree…
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Terry Roth Schaff, E-RYT, heads the medical yoga therapy department at Manhattan Physical Medicine, where she works with Loren Fishman. She develops therapeutic yoga sequences for people recovering from injuries and living with physical challenges.…
Full Bio & Programs
For medical professionals, athletic trainers, yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and people living with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.
Osteoporosis occurs when new bone growth doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. It’s characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration, leading to bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Yoga appears to reduce, arrest, and, in most cases, reverse osteoporosis.
Osteoarthritis is characterized by inflammation and deterioration within the joints, where one bone meets another. The challenge is to develop a yoga practice that encourages bone growth and increases range of motion without overstressing your joints.
Medical doctor and physiatrist Allen Wilkens and medical yoga therapist Terry Schaff educate you about the do’s and don’ts of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and teach ways to prevent them and to work with them if they occur. Stay for an additional program with Terry to tailor your yoga practice for these conditions.
- 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
Take this program together with the one below and save $ 51.50:
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More