For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour certification program.
Discover how you can safely and effectively teach rigorously-researched yoga practices with individually-tailored modifications to people with arthritis and related conditions. Because arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, it is vital that yoga professionals learn tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population.
Ann Swanson leads this training that combines contemporary scientific rigor, yoga philosophy, and heart, including
- Arthritis basics, joint anatomy, and the Yoga for Arthritis protocol
- How to adapt asana for joint limitation and pain
- The effect of arthritis on all koshas, and the mechanisms for yoga’s impact
Yoga for Arthritis was developed by Steffany Moonaz based on her experience conducting clinical research with interdisciplinary medical teams at Johns Hopkins University and National Institutes of Health.
Note Precourse reading will be e-mailed before the training.
After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach the evidence-based Yoga for Arthritis program that was developed using more than a decade of research by Steffany Moonaz.
You will be eligible to continue toward certification. In order to ensure the rigor of the program, this process includes mentorship and Level II training.
This training is 34 continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance. Hours may also contribute to training as a yoga therapist in the Integral and Phoenix Rising programs and future continuing education as a certified-IAYT yoga therapist (please inquire at email@example.com if this applies to you)
Register on the Kripalu website HERE.
"This training is a must for any yoga teacher that wants to truly support every student in their classes. The knowledge I gained was a much deeper functional understanding of the joints, the ways that yoga impacts them, and tools that we teachers have at our fingertips to facilitate comfort and pain reduction. As a mainly Vinyasa yoga teacher, I feel much more comfortable supporting those with Arthritis and Chronic Pain in my classes now. Ann's teaching style and perspective are wonderful too!" - Alexi