Yoga for Bone Health

This class is taught by:

Masha Leuner

Masha Leuner first tried yoga in 2005, when she was looking for a way to relieve the stress of planning her destination wedding. Working with her body in unfamiliar and challenging poses was a different experience than any she’d had before. Ever since that first hour on her mat, Masha’s love and appreciation for these poses continues to grow as they always teach her something new.

Masha believes that, over time, yoga awakens and strengthens our innate ability to heal ourselves. She teaches with that goal in mind. Masha’s classes integrate skeletal alignment, deep awareness of breath, and the dynamic movement of vinyasa. She encourages stepping on the mat and leaving the ego behind.

Masha holds a BA/MA in Economics and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. After many years as a career-driven marketer in the New York City area, the stress and focus on achievement started to impact her health. Yoga has helped in her journey of letting go. Masha completed her 200hr teacher training with the New School of Yogic Arts and continues advanced studies with Dr. Loren Fishman in yoga for osteoporosis.

These days she finds fulfillment in spending time with her kids, and in slowing down enough to even notice and appreciate the changing color of leaves in the fall.

Yoga for Bone Health
with Masha Leuner
Saturday, January 12 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Recent studies have shown that, when practiced frequently and consistently, specific yoga postures may aid in reversing bone loss. This workshop is targeted at older adults to assist in strengthening posture, improving balance and flexibility, and gaining better range of motion. We will focus on strengthening fracture risk areas, such as the spine and hips. Students will also learn how to stretch safely, calm the nervous system, and breathe in the poses. We will go over common contraindications for osteoporosis and osteopenia, so that students can take the practice home in order to establish a consistent routine.

Yoga for Bone Health is a targeted practice developed by Dr. Loren Fishman and designed for the purpose of maintaining a healthy skeleton.


About Masha Leuner

Masha holds a B.A./M.A. from Brandeis University, and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In 2017, Masha began her advanced studies in Yoga for Osteoporosis and Healthy Aging with Dr. Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. Masha is a certified Yoga for Osteoporosis teacher and a trained Yin yoga teacher. To learn more about Masha and her work, visit her website at

Cost: $45

All workshops are non-refundable.

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