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Shoulder Health & Yoga for the Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff syndrome is one of the most common maladies of the upper extremities.  It is painful, disabling, and often leads people to a surgery which requires 3 months for a 75% recovery, and is quite painful and disabling in itself.  Dr. Fishman has found, tested, and peer-review published a simple yoga treatment that relieves the pain and enables full use of the arm within, believe it or not, a few minutes.  It has been effective with 90% of 1800 patients to date, and has an NIH grant to further explore it.  In this workshop you will learn the treatment, and how to distinguish rotator cuff syndrome from other shoulder conditions.   


Hip Health & Yoga for Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle may entrap the sciatic nerve in the buttock, imitating spinal conditions.  Nevertheless, the actual pathology is significantly lower down, in the buttock.  More than a decade ago Dr. Fishman invented a definitive test for piriformis syndrome, and has seen more than 17,000 (yes thousand) patients who think they have it – about half of them do.  The yoga treatment for it is excellent, but the big problem is identifying piriformis syndrome amid all the other problems in the hip that may mimic it: in this workshop you’ll learn how to recognize it, and treat it, as well as getting familiar with the other possible causes of the same symptoms. 

Shoulder & Hips Workshop Package

Access to both Workshops & Includes both Workbooks

($108 Dollar Value)



Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of seven books and author or editor of more than 70 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the treatment of piriformis syndrome and rotator cuff tear and an expert in curing back pain. He is Associate Editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Fishman has written five books about yoga and medical conditions. They are: Relief Is In the Stretch: Cure Back Pain With Yoga ( with Carol Ardman, WW Norton, 2006), Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (with Eric Small, Demos Press, 2007), Yoga for Osteoarthritis (with Ellen Saltonstall, WW Norton, 2008), Yoga for Osteoporosis (with Ellen Saltonstall, coming in March, 2010), and Healing Yoga (2015).

After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, Dr. Fishman spent a year in Pune, Inda, studying Yoga with BKS Iyengar, attending every public and private class and taking daily instruction. At that time, Mr. Iyengar gave Dr. Fishman permission to teach his Yoga. Dr. Fishman then went to Rush Medical School, did a residency in a Tufts-Harvard program, and served as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Throughout his career, when appropriate, he has incorporated Yoga into his medical practice and has watched its healing effects. He is also an enthusiastic practitioner himself and has been doing Yoga daily since 1973.

Dr. Fishman has been included in numerous “Best Doctors” lists and has lectured in the United States and abroad. He is an officer of the Manhattan Institute for Cancer Research, and lives with his wife in New York City.

"To his patients, Dr. Fishman is a miracle worker." – Jane Brody, NY Times
Loren Fishman is "... a Thomas Edison of yoga therapy." – William Broad, The Science of Yoga




  • Taught by PYI's esteemed yoga therapist faculty and world-renowned guest teachers

  • Hosted online - with the option to take on demand, anytime!

  • Eligible for Continuing Education credit with Yoga Alliance

  • Included in our larger programming, where possible, honoring our lowest PYI Grad Rate for students enrolled in the 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher or 850-hour Yoga Therapy Program

  • Select CE Courses are eligible for partial credit towards our 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher or 850-hour Yoga Therapy Program – where YA & IAYT Educational Standards allow – saving you time and money




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