Free to Yoga International members and new subscribers.
In this workshop, Yoga for Arthritis founder and director Steffany Moonaz explains how yoga benefits people with arthritis and provides an educational, practice-based resource for yoga teachers and students who want to learn more about an adaptive yoga practice.
Steffany explains that “Arthritis is a whole-person disease. It’s a musculoskeletal condition that affects the joints, but also the whole person and aspects of life that go beyond the physical.”
Yoga is a whole-person practice. And when approached in a safe and supportive way, it can be an accessible, natural tool for easing the discomfort that arthritis causes.
In this workshop you will learn:
Accessible Yoga believes that all people—regardless of ability or background—deserve equal access to yoga. Through education and advocacy, we share the teachings and benefits of yoga with those who have been marginalized.
We envision a world where everyone has access to the yoga teachings that offer individual empowerment and spiritual awakening. We identify and remove barriers to access, build strong networks, and advocate for an accessible, equitable, and dynamic yoga culture.
Access to the 2016 Accessible Yoga Conference
If you missed this conference but still want to see Dr. Moonaz and all the other wonderful presenters, you can purchase the full conference recordings from Yoga International. Visit their website HERE for digital and USB content.
Aqua Yoga For Arthritis Online Course
Yoga for Arthritis can encompass a range of yoga options and YFA is excited to share Aqua Yoga for Arthritis with you. Christa Fairbrother, formerly the Program Director of YFA, has taught 100's of people in live aqua yoga classes and helped them achieve results that improved their daily lives like: getting on and off the floor again, being able to use the stairs and getting a decent night's sleep.
And now you can do that long-distance too. The Aqua Yoga for Arthritis course is the culmination of hundreds of hours of training geared towards exercise and pain management for arthritis. As well as Christa’s lived experience of managing multiple kinds of arthritis through yoga.
Certified Aqua Yoga Specialist
Certified Yoga for Arthritis Instructor
Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified
Aquatic Exercise Association Aquatic Fitness Professional
Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Professional
Kidding Around Yoga Teacher
MA, Museum Education, University of Leicester
WHAT YOU GET:
Full Practice Video
complete practice resources
In addition to the full professionally produced 45 minute class practice video, you get a downloadable audio recording of the class that you can use on your phone or tablet poolside. Also you receive a printable PDF of the sequence that you can laminate so it's waterproof for poolside use.
So Many Resources
for keeping your
You also get a full 35 minute video on the yoga philosophy and science behind aqua yoga for arthritis. Also, five supplementary videos on how to customize the class for you and a resource section for more information. Use the guided meditation anytime you need to get your stress and pain levels down.
For When feel like
throwing in the towel
The course workbook is 28 pages and gives you 100 ways to engage in an aqua yoga practice that doesn't involve getting in the pool. If you're having a rough day it gives you meditation prompts, journaling exercises, hours of resources and other ways to practice yoga that aren't physical.LEARN MORE
Sara Gorman Pillbags
Stylish, fabric pill organizers accessible to arthritic hands
Because you and your pills deserve a dose of style™
Read a review of these pillbags by YFA Program Director, Christa Fairbrother, on our blog HERE.
Purchase one from Sara HERE and as always, 5% of your purchase goes to lupus charities.
If you're a yoga teacher who'd like a taste of our trainings before registering, considering purchasing this 2 1/2 hour course from YogaU.
What arthritis is and which factors predispose us for this condition as we get older
Most common treatments for arthritis and why yoga makes sense as part of arthritis management
Overview of the research evidence supporting the benefits of yoga for arthritis
Essential things any yoga teacher must know when teaching yoga to someone suffering from arthritis
How to understand the different musculoskeletal needs and mechanics of arthritis sufferers
Modifications and props for commonly affected joints
How to set up the best teaching situation for people with arthritis and teach effectively to classes with mixed abilities
As an MFN professional member, you have received:
Participating in Full Lotus will help you:
The program is now “evergreen,” which means that you can start at any time, have ongoing access to the materials, and can complete the training at your convenience. Payment plans are available. We believe that Full Lotus can help you build and maintain a thriving business and better reach the people who most need your services. If you’re ready to finally put yourself out there or serve in a bigger way, we hope you will consider the Full Lotus program this year. For more information, visit the website HERE.Aqua Kriya Yoga
At Yoga for Arthritis, we support yoga for arthritis in all it’s modalities. We’re excited to announce greate
r connections with Camella Nair and her Aqua Kriya Yoga teacher training. Any YFA teacher that attends an Aqua Kriya Yoga training can mention their YFA teacher status and receive 2 CD recordings of Camella’s classes as a professional courtesy. Any Aqua Kriya Yoga teacher who is interested and attends a YFA training, can receive a complimentary copy of our Arthritis Friendly Yoga DVD. You can read more about aqua yoga for arthritis on the Aqua Kriya Yoga blog HERE. Our former YFA Program Director, Christa Fairbrother, is both a YFA Certified Instructor as well as an aqua yoga teacher through Camella’s training. Feel free to email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking for more information about how the programs integrate.