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.
This training is a part of the Yoga Center of Columbia 300 YTT, however the YFA training is open to the public.
This training is offered in two parts. The first part will occur in person with Charlene Muhammad for 15 contact hours at the Yoga Center of Columbia on November 8-10 2019. This is part of a 300 hour yoga teacher training, but can also be taken on its own for CEU credits with Yoga Alliance or International Association of Yoga Therapists. NOTE: The in person course will only introduce you to certain YFA material needed for the full Level I training. If you desire to complete the full Level 1 training, you must sign up and complete the online portion of the course with Dr. Moonaz.
Those wishing to complete the full Level I training through Yoga for Arthritis will be able to take the remaining hours online. This is a separate registration from the live training.
CEUs: YA & IAYT - 15 CEUs for In Person Training; 19 CEUs for Online Course;
MD State Board of Chiropractic Examiners - 13 CEUs for In Person Training with Charlene.
Schedule: November 8 - November 10, 2019 for In Person Training
- Friday, November 8: 6-9:30PM
- Saturday, November 9: 12:30-6:30PM
- Sunday, November 10: 12:30-6:30PM
Tuition: $225 just for in-person weekend; $225 for online course
REGISTRATION FOR LIVE WEEKEND
Registration for Online Training