Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis Workshop: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey and Deborah Boggs

When: February 3rd 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Where: EDCJCC Dance Studio (4th Floor) 


Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures.

Recent studies indicate that yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and

help prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. You’ll learn a safe and

enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance


This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis:
- Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology
- Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health
- How yoga can counteract thinning bones without undesirable side affects. 
- Do's and Don'ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid 

We'll guide you through various warm-ups and yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. 

No prior yoga experience required.



Deborah Boggs (e-RYT 500, NP) and Carol Mermey (RYT 500, MPH) are

both certified in teaching Loren Fishman’s Method of Yoga for

Osteoporosis. They have each been teaching yoga since the early 2000s.

Carol is a certified Yoga for Healthy Aging teacher and completed the

Kripalu/Duke Integrative Yoga for Seniors Training Program. Deborah

is a Body Balance Certified Yoga Therapist and owner of Blueberry

Gardens Wellness Center. Both teach seniors regularly in their classes.

Contact info: and


Andre Dixon
Health & Fitness Director
(202) 777-3274