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Strong Bones for Strong Activists

August 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Stand'g lateral stretchWe all know how important good health is for effective activism. One aspect of health that we often overlook is the integrity of our bones. Dr. Miriam Nelson (Strong Women, Strong Bones) has called osteoporosis “the silent crippler.”  Over 2 million Americans suffer a fragility fracture every year, causing pain, disability, and, in some cases, death.

Three key factors support a healthy skeleton: 1) bone strength; 2) mental status; 3) and balance. Yoga practices can help with all of these factors in ways that are safe and enjoyable.

We are pleased to offer a practical workshop for citizen-activists, elected officials, and environmental leaders. Participants will explore a variety of exercises, including those used successfully in a study to reverse bone loss. “Aging processes are inexorable,” says Loren Fishman, MD, co-author of Yoga for Osteoporosis. “It makes sense to initiate contrary processes that are stronger.”

This workshop is a benefit for Green Sangha’s programs of awakened action
Cost: $45
Members: $35 (to join or renew, click here)


About the instructor
Stuart Moody, M.A., began his yoga studies in high school and became a teacher of meditation on a semester off from college. His students include school children and their parents, prison inmates and staff, college students and professors, and retirees. He is certified in Ananda Yoga, Education Through Movement, and Somatic Yoga. This summer he will be teaching mindfulness skills to youth in detention in Contra Costa County. This coming school year he will be Trainer once again for the Mindful Ambassadors program of Campus Health at the University of Arizona.

Students comment

Trikon II“I really benefited from your last class, and want you to know that I feel confident in my ability to repeat those Yoga techniques at home . . . . You have been a wonderful teacher and taught me SO much.”
“I really enjoyed the workshop on Friday. On my walk back I found myself very attuned to my sense of smell. I was amazed at how present I was in the observation and enjoyment of pleasant scents that I normally would not have given much of a thought to — an experience that was surely a product of the exercises in your workshop.”
“Thank you so much for your generous offering of somatic yoga instruction in the spring. I learned so much that has helped me breathe slower and calmer throughout the day.”
“I feel more relaxed now than I have in years.”
“This session was deeply relaxing, but not just in a ‘physical’ way.  We all need to dissipate our tensions, and this is the best way I know of. One feels many pounds lighter on the way out, compared to the way in, having shed all these heavy tensions. And one is more likely to be smiling – internally and externally. The pressures and stresses of life shorten that life, but sessions like this extend it. And give it a better quality.”



August 13, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Stress Management Center
1165 Magnolia Ave
Larkspure, CA 94939 United States
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(415) 461-2288
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