Dr. Steffany Moonaz

Founder, Yoga for Arthritis

Dr. Moonaz's CV.pdf

For the past 15 years, Dr. Steffany Moonaz has been studying the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis, the leading cause of disability. In working with countless patients, she has discovered that as challenging as arthritis may be, pain can also be a vehicle for unimaginable whole-person transformation. Dr. Moonaz is honored to share her experiences and insights about why we have pain, not from a biological or even a psychological perspective, but a spiritual one. Below, please find examples of Steffany's public speaking on other aspects of her journey with the science of yoga.

BOOK DR. STEFFANY MOONAZ

Keynote speaker | Yoga for Arthritis Workshops | Interviews | Presentations on the Yoga Therapy for Arthritis book| Article requests | Research Collaborations | Panel Discussion Guest | Podcast guest 

Yoga for Arthritis Introduction

Dr. Steffany Moonaz | Yoga International Sponsored Anatomy and Yoga Therapy Conference

DR. STEFFANY MOONAZ VIDEO LIBRARY

Yoga for Arthritis in Sedentary Adults Research Feature

   

Yoga International Sponsored Anatomy and Yoga Therapy Conference

John Hopkin's Lecture

Take Charge of Your Weight Conference from The Institute for Integrative Health, Part 1 & 2

Yoga for Arthritis Workshop offered through Yoga International, "Arthritis Friendly Tree Pose"

The Power of Yoga Therapy

International Association of Yoga Therapists, "The Power of Yoga Therapy"

Yoga U Interview

DR. MOONAZ'S BOOKS

YOGA THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS

Yoga therapy is commonly used for the management of arthritis, but often focuses exclusively on adaptation of the physical poses and on structural solutions. This book moves beyond the traditional routines to present yoga as a lifestyle designed to improve quality of life and overall well-being for individuals living with arthritis and rheumatic conditions. By incorporating the ancient practices of yoga as both physical and mental exercises involving a model of 5-koshas or sheaths (physical, energetic, mental/emotional, wisdom, and spiritual), the yoga therapy practice presented here will help reduce pain and shift the perspective of the individual living with arthritis.

YOGA, THE BODY, AND EMBODIED SOCIAL CHANGE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ANALYSIS

Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the cultural phenomenon of yoga in the United States through an intersectional feminist lens. The essays in this collection address media portrayals as well as yoga spaces themselves, analyzing who has been centered and who has been marginalized by racial, gender,sexual, economic, and dis/ability power dynamics. By analyzing contemporary body politics in the US yoga sphere, this book looks at both the limitations and possibilities of yoga for feminist social justice. 

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF YOGA IN HEALTH CARE

Dr. Moonaz has contributed to a chapter in the FIRST comprehensive textbook compiling yoga therapy research across various conditions! This book is geared toward yoga professionals and other health professionals, and would be of interest to anyone seeking greater understanding of the current research evidence in yoga therapy.

The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.


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