In this online workshop (starts Nov. 5, 2021 over 2 consecutive weekends), Dr. Loren M. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and how to avoid the causes of pain in the first place. This course is designed to help participants with their own back pain, aid them in understanding and alleviating back pain in others, and guide them in using Yoga to relieve and prevent future back pain. This straightforward approach uses anatomy, but requires no previous study. Because the course is online, you will learn to teach the important poses by virtually teaching your classmates. Back pain can bewilder even seasoned therapists. This is partially because back pain and sciatica are symptoms, and effective treatment requires finding the cause. Dr. Fishman has seen more than 20,000 patients with back pain and written five books and a large number of academic papers about Yoga for back pain.

Live sessions with Dr. Fishman and Liz Larson on Fridays at 7–9 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30–11:30 am and 2:30–4:30 pm ET. You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until January 9, 2022.  INFO/REGISTER HERE.

In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talks with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)
Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of Yoga in medical conditions and the treatment of lower back pain and piriformis syndrome. He spent three years in India before going to medical school and has used Yoga to reverse the deficits of rotator cuff syndrome, straighten the scoliotic spine, actually strengthen osteoporotic bones, and aid in medical conditions as diverse as insomnia, obesity, and restless leg syndrome.