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, led by Dr. Steffany Moonaz, 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, 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.
Location: Madison College, Truax Yoga Studio, Room B2213, 1701 Wright Street, Madison WI, 53704
Prerequisite: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Alliance & IAYT: 34 Contact Hours
Tuition: Full $595 plus materials fee; Early Bird $550 (plus materials fee) before July 1, 2019. Wednesday/Thursday registration for health care providers - $245