Colorado Springs, CO - Yoga for Arthritis Level I Teacher Training with Ann Swanson

  • 11 Jan 2021
  • 9:30 AM (MST)
  • 18 Jan 2021
  • 6:00 PM (MST)
  • Colorado Springs, CO - Eighteenth Element

Eighteen Element Yoga 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Yoga for Arthritis Level I Training with Ann Swanson 


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, 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.

Ann Swanson is a yoga therapist and author of the international release Science of Yoga, which is being translated into over 15 languages. She holds a Master of Science in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and studied directly under Dr. Steffany Moonaz. Ann uniquely applied cutting edge research practically to yoga while maintaining the heart of the tradition. She has over a decade of experience teaching yoga in retirement communities and one-on-one to people with arthritis and chronic pain. 

Training Information: 

This Level I training is an in person training with YFA trainers. 

The pre-course reading and digital materials will be emailed before the training. 

After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach Yoga for Arthritis program. Also, you will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level II mentorship & Level III training. 

Prerequisite: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance & IATY CEU: 34 Contact Hours & 2 Non Contact Hours

Schedule: TBA (New dates to be announced, postponed due to COVID-19)

Registration: Early Bird until 4/3/2020: $525; After 4/3/2020: $650; $100 Non Refundable Deposit, if cancelled before August 14, 2020. Cancellations after August 14th - 50% refundable.  

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