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:
What it means to have arthritis and what people with arthritis experience.
How yoga can help alleviate pain during arthritis flares.
How yoga can help improve physical health, psychological health, and quality of life for people living with arthritis.
Signs yoga teachers can watch for in class as potential indicators of arthritis and how to respond to them.
Gentle asana sequences that can be practiced lying down, seated, and standing every day or when experiencing pain and stiffness.
How pranayama (breathwork) can provide relaxation for people with arthritis.
How props such as chairs, blankets, and bolsters can support the joints and help create feelings of ease during yoga practice.
How practicing yoga can help people with arthritis become more attuned with their bodies, allowing them to implement self-care even at the earliest sign of a flare.
Let this course be your opportunity to better understand arthritis, and to bring more ease into your life and the lives of others living with arthritis.
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.
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
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This level of membership is open to fellow yoga businesses and institutions who would like to participate in our mission to expand the reach of Yoga for Arthritis.
Partner members receive an affiliate graphic button on our home page, a listing on our partner offerings page, an ad with graphics in two of our monthly newsletters, a flyer added to our training materials and promotion in all our social media channels twice per year for $150 annually. If you have any questions about the specific reach or technical aspects of this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you're ready to join, please type your contact information in below, hit subscribe and we'll be in touch to set up a mutually beneficial program. Welcome!!!