About the Topic

Injury from falling is one of the Baby Boomer generation’s biggest concerns. And rightly so. According to the council on Aging Care, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. But there are things you can do to minimize the risk of falling and breaking a bone. In the Stable + Strong workshop, Mary Burruss, M.Ed, RYT 500, will present strategies based in Eastern Medical theory that can augment medical treatment strategies to help prevent bone injury from falling.

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In this workshop you will learn:

  • Causes of decreases in bone density from an Eastern and Western medical viewpoint
  • Fall prevention strategies (increasing balance, flexibility and strength)
  • Information on increasing bone density surrounding exercise, stress management and eating habits.

This workshop could include a demonstration and/or audience participation in the 12 yoga poses found by Dr. Loren Fishman of Columbia University to maintain or build bone density, statistics surrounding bone density issues, hand-outs and other resources on relevant topics, plus a question and answer period at the end.

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About Mary Burruss, M.Ed, RYT 500

Approaching life with a mind/body philosophy, writer, speaker and yoga teacher, Mary Burruss walks her talk. A practitioner of yoga asana for almost 20 years, she has studied a variety of yoga styles, lived in an ashram and ghost written the tome of combining Yoga therapy, Ayurveda and Western Medicine with internationally known yoga therapy advocate, Dr. Dilip Sarkar. Her students adore the expertise and lightness she brings as she often incorporates Laughter yoga into regular classes.

Mary is currently dedicating her professional life to helping people with aging bodies build stronger bones and improve balance to ensure their best chance of preventing painful and costly injuries so they can do the things they love for longer.

She holds a BFA form Virginia Commonwealth University, M.Ed. from Virginia Tech and a RYT500 yoga teaching certification earned in India under Guru Valma Brenton.

Date + Time
Tue, May 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Chesterfield County Public Library Midlothian Branch
521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, VA 23114

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