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Online Course: Yoga Asana Practice for Healthy Joints & Bones
with Savitri-Devi

Saturday, October 10 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 31 @ 1:00 pm

Yoga for Healthy Joints & Bones at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Savitri Devi

Tuition: Sliding Scale- $20 – $40

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About half of all people over age 50 have low bone mass, says yoga teacher and wellness practitioner Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi). Bone loss is in such high proportion that an estimated 70 percent of hip fractures are related to osteoporosis.

This epidemic among the aging population can be countered, she argues, with a program of low impact, weight-bearing yoga exercises. “This will improve strength, joint mobility, reduce stress, and calm the mind,” Barnard says.

Fear of falling is a major concern and the main reason for fractures of the hip and wrist among the elderly, she says. “The spinal column is often the problem. The thoracic area is often the area that shows signs of deterioration,” leading to the rounded back sometimes seen among seniors.

In her 4 part online course, Yoga Asana Practice for Healthy Bones, participants learn methods that can help prevent fractures and even prevent bone loss. They will improve posture and build confidence and walking, as well as improving circulation and muscle flexibility and heightening metabolism.

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Dates & Times
Sat, Oct 10 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 17 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 24 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 31 | 12 pm – 1 pm EDT

Savitri Devi

Beata Barnard (Savitri-Devi) is a long time Karma Yoga initiated by Swami Vishnudevananda and is an advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher who teaches in many Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. As a recreation therapist she worked in seniors homes for past 15 years. She developed and designed comprehensive yoga system for people with osteoporosis and teaches Yoga for Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Teacher Training. www.osteomtherapy.com

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Saturday, October 10 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 31 @ 1:00 pm


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788
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