There is a method called the Fishman Method developed by Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall that uses specific yoga poses to build bone.  The loss of bone leading to fracture is a disease called Osteoporosis. If you have osteoporosis, thinning bone, and you fall, you risk fracturing a bone.  In order of most prevalent to least prevalent in bone fractures for persons with osteoporosis, is the spine; then, the hips and then the wrists.

One in two women develop osteoporosis and one in five men develop it.  For a thorough definition of osteoporosis go to the “Yoga for Osteoporosis” tab on this website or here….. .

By taking the yoga poses that have the most impact on building bone while maintaining a safe approach with respect to the disease, a session of 6 classes has been developed to help persons interested in building bone.  You do not have to have osteoporosis or osteopenia to benefit.  

While there is a definite beginning and end to the 6 week session, drop-ins are welcome.  And, if you signed-up for a 6 week session and have to miss a class; you can make-up that class in another session.  Just make sure to make-up the missed class during the 6 weeks that you missed it.

New 6-week series begin regularly.  For class schedules go to .

Same rules apply for the Osteoporosis (Bone Building) Classes as before…

1)$60/6-week-series or $12/drop-in.  Accept cash and checks only.
2)Purchase of a 6-week-series gets you 6 free Restorative classes on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. To be used during the same 6 week period as your Osteo Series.
3)Purchase of a $12/drop-in gets you a half price Restorative class; hence, $5.00 rather than $10.00 and must be used the same week as the purchase of the Osteo Class.
4)If you miss any of the classes in your series, you will have the opportunity to make-up those classes in one of the other 2 6-week-series. It must be made-up by the end of the week that your series expires.
5)You do not have to start a 6-week-series at Class #1. For some folks, that is not possible, hence, you can purchase a 6-week-series that actually beings anywhere during a standard 6-week-series. Just understand that yes, you are getting your 6 classes with all of the benefits listed above, but your class will begin and end on a class topic that will not be what is considered the natural starting and ending points. And, for veteran yogis that should not be a problem; you know the basics.
6)Classes held at Prestige Aesthetics and Penny Woods Skin Care at 217 East Unaka, Johnson City, TN.

For more information on the Fishman Method developed by Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, go to .

And, remember that before or after a class, you can get a facial, or get your hair done or have an aesthetics treatment or get eyelash extensions. Pilates, Barre and other yoga classes now available. Prestige Aesthetics & Penny Woods Skincare, 217 East Unaka, Johnson City, TN. Book your appointment at .

Love and light,
Crystal Gray, ERYT500, YACEP



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