Coolidge Yoga Brookline
1297 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Classes, Sports & Active Life
Yoga for Osteoporosis & Bone Health (6-Week Series)
With Masha Leuner
Mondays from October 17th - November 21st (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)
Join in person or from home via Zoom
This series is designed specifically for older adults who are looking to gain strength, flexibility, balance, and to improve their overall range of motion. Yoga for Bone Health is a targeted practice developed by Dr. Loren Fishman that is primarily designed to maintain a healthy skeleton.
Recent studies have shown that specific yoga postures may aid in reversing bone loss, if practiced frequently and consistently. This series will focus on strengthening the spine and hips, which are both fracture risk areas. Students will also learn how to stretch safely, calm the nervous system, and breath in the poses. This series will also review common contraindications for osteoporosis and osteopenia. The information provided is designed so that students can take the practice home to establish a consistent routine.
*Note: there is a 15-person limit for this series
About Masha Leuner
Masha Leuner holds a B.A./M.A. from Brandeis University, and an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business. In 2012, Masha became the product manager for a calcium supplement called Citracal. This was her first introduction to bone health and the importance of maintaining a strong skeleton. While conducting market research, Masha gained first-hand knowledge of the specific needs of women when it comes to bone health.
As a career driven marketer in a corporate environment, Masha always wondered what an alternative life path would be like. After the birth of her second child, she decided to let it all go, took Yoga Teacher Training, and in 2017 became a certified yoga instructor. Masha has attended multiple advanced trainings, received certifications in Yoga for Osteoporosis and Back Pain, as well as continued to perfect her teaching of Vinyasa. Masha teaches full time at Coolidge Yoga, and is enrolled in advanced 300hr certification program at Down Under Yoga.