Kripalu - Yoga for Arthritis Level I Teacher Training with Ann Swanson

  • 17 Mar 2019
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 22 Mar 2019
  • 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • Stockbridge, MA - Kripalu Center

Yoga for Arthritis was developed by yoga researcher and arthritis expert Steffany Moonaz, PhD, along with an interdisciplinary team, including rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers and yoga therapists. Combining ancient yoga practices with modern medical knowledge, this program offers modifications to address the unique abilities and limitations of persons with arthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University, the program’s participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life. Such evidence is vital for bridging the integrative yoga world with medical healthcare, making these practices more accessible to those who really need them.

This training program trains yoga teachers to safely and effectively impart rigorously researched yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, to those with arthritis and related conditions.

 As a result of taking this Yoga for Arthritis teacher training program with Ann Swanson participants will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the most common arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, etc.
  • Understand joint anatomy and pathophysiology as related to arthritis in depth
  • Offer modifications for joint limitations and chronic pain
  • Teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in their communities
  • Work individually with arthritic clients of all ability levels.

Prerequisite: Yoga Teachers who have completed a 200 hr program or more

Note: Pre-course reading will be e-mailed before the training.

34 CE with Yoga Alliance

37.2 CE for Nurses 

31 CE for Social Workers 

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



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