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.