Workshops & Events

Yoga for Osteoporosis Workshop
with Barbara Wood
Sunday, October 14, 2:00-4:00pm
AND NEW DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2:00-4:00

Osteoporosis causes bones to become brittle and weak as the creation of new bone fails to keep pace with the removal of old bone. Worldwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over age 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, often from mild stresses like bending or coughing. Osteoporosis has no cure. After the peak of bone growth in our mid 20s to early 30s, bone mass naturally declines, yet bones continue to fortify through activity and exercise.

In his book, Yoga for Osteoporosis, Dr. Loren M. Fishman, a physiatrist at Columbia University, NY, finds that yoga can have a therapeutic and even reversing effect on the disease. This workshop employs Dr. Fishman’s yoga exercises for students with osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Barbara Wood, a yoga instructor with over 2000 hours’ experience, is a certified and registered Yoga for Osteoporosis therapist. Barbara works with individuals as well as groups in La Crescenta and La Cañada, CA.

The October workshop is full (sorry!), so we have added an additional workshop with Barbara (same topic) on December 1st.

$40 registration (after 11/24)
$30 early bird registration (sign up by 11/24)

Reiki Circle
Friday evenings 7:45pm, every other month

Come and immerse yourself in healing energy by receiving Reiki. Reiki is spiritually-guided, life-force energy, a simple and natural method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. The “Reiki Circle” is an informal gathering of Reiki practitioners offering this healing art to develop their skills. Volunteers are needed to receive Reiki treatment, so both practitioners and non-practitioners are welcome to attend!

Next Reiki Circle dates: October 26th and December 7th

The Reiki Circle will take place at 7:45pm after our Friday evening Yin Yoga class, so attend class before the circle, if possible, and enhance your body’s self-healing abilities. Thanks to Reiki Master Francine Ang for organizing these Reiki Circle gatherings.

$10 suggested donation
No registration required, just come!