Yoga vs. Osteoporosis & Scoliosis

Teacher Certification Course


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Dr. Loren Fishman, MD

Evidence-based program to improve bone mineral density.

Over 50 million people in the U.S. have bone disease…

Want to make a difference with your clients diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Scoliosis?

Want to feel confident in your treatment approach?

Want to build bone mineral density with a “no-harm” approach?

Want to become a Certified Yoga vs Osteoporosis teacher?


Who is this course for?


Health Professionals


Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Nurses


Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists


Anyone -You do NOT need to be a Yoga Teacher

Dr. Fishman is a fabulous teacher with deep wisdom, good humor and infectious good energy. K.H. North Carolina

Amazing. The perfect combo of science and yoga. S.G. Yoga studio owner, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Fishman and Liz were professional, knowledgeable and provided an excellent learning environment. K.B., Michigan

Course Highlights

Full participation course. You will be watching, practicing and teaching.

Evidence-based program (EBP)  to help you make a difference with your clients with osteoporosis or scoliosis.

LIVE course online. Attend from the comfort of your own home with no travel expenses.

Receive feedback on your own form as well as teaching tips.

Course approved by NC Board of PT Examiners & IAYT for 20 hours.

Course Objectives

Understand Osteoporosis & Scoliosis and the medical and physical means to avoid and how to reverse it.

Understand the gold standard measurement of bone density, medications with side effects and recommended vitamins/minerals.

Leverage Wolff’s Law with certain body movements to build bone mineral density.

Teach the physical activities, at varying levels that improve bone density or decrease curvature.

Understand the contraindications for each physical exercise and utilize props and modifications as necessary for effective client progression.

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Results Backed By Research

More than 80% of participants in a 10+ year clinical study run by Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, improved their bone mineral density by consistently and purposefully completing just 12 poses daily.

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Loren Fishman, MD, B.Phil.,(oxon.)

Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of twelve books, and more than 100 academic articles. He is a world-recognized pioneer in the use of yoga in medical conditions. In addition, he is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia University Medical School and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To see the published results of Dr. Fishman’s most recently completed study investigating the effects of yoga vs. osteoporosis, click HERE

Liz Larson

Liz Larson, a registered 200-hour yoga teacher, is the study administrator for Dr. Loren Fishman’s Yoga vs. Osteoporosis Dose-Response study.  She has studied with Dr. Fishman for seven years.  Liz is passionate about using yoga to improve health, arguably our most valuable resource.

iPIVOT-now’s mission is to empower 100,000 people to take charge of their health and well-being. We teach people with osteoporosis how to safely use yoga to increase their bone mineral density so they can play, travel, & live the life they love!

Yoga vs Osteoporosis & Scoliosis 20-Hour Course

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LIVE course via Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

What does live course mean?

Yoga vs Osteoporosis & Scoliosis is a live course with live instructors. This course has not been pre-recorded and it is not a webinar that you can watch at any time. This course is very similar to how you would attend an in-person course, with scheduled specific dates and times for you to attend fully.

During the course, you will be actively participating and receive feedback and recommendations for improvement from qualified instructors. For Yoga vs Oseto & Scoliosis, you will attend virtually, via Zoom.  So you only need to walk over to your computer, with no incurred travel costs.

Is the course recorded?

Yes, the course is recorded and available for viewing for 6 weeks after the course ends. Of course, we strongly recommend attending the live class so you may receive feedback.  Think of it as the same as if you traveled out of town to attend a live training course. You would block your time and be fully present.

Do I have to be a health professional or yoga teacher to attend?

No. Anyone may attend.

Will I be a Certified Yoga vs Osteoporosis Teacher at the end of this course?

You will be a Certified Yoga vs Osteoporosis Teacher if you attend the 20-hour live course and score a minimum of 70% on the written final exam & practicum. In addition, you need either a minimum of 2 years experience in the health care industry such as a Physical Therapist, Physician, Nurse, OR 5 years teaching experience as YT200.

What if I have a group or team at work?

We love teaching groups! We can teach this course specifically to your group and are happy to work with your scheduling needs.

Requirements for Continuing Education

Attend 20 Hour Live Class

Score minimum 70% on Final Written Exam

Pass the Practicum (Pass/Fail)

Requirements for Certified Yoga vs Osteoporosis Teacher

Attend 20 Hour Live Class

Score minimum 70% on Final Written Exam

Pass the Practicum (Pass/Fail)

Minimum 2 years experience as Physical Therapist, Physician, Nurse, Healthcare or 2 years teaching experience as YT200.