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Become a Yoga for Arthritis Teacher or Therapist

The Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Training Program qualifies yoga teachers to safely and effectively impart rigorously researched yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, to those with arthritis and its related conditions.


Yoga teachers who successfully complete the Level I course will receive a certificate of completion, student and teacher manuals for implementing Yoga for Arthritis, a 16-class structure, in their local communities and access to an online community devoted to Yoga for Arthritis intensive graduates. 

Completion of Level I also qualifies a participant for up to 34 hours of Yoga Alliance credit. Hours also contribute to training as a yoga therapist in the Integral, Triyoga, and Phoenix Rising programs and future continuing education as a certified-IAYT yoga therapist. Level II prerequisites are:

  • Successful completion of the Level I teacher intensive
  • 40 hours of teaching experience
  • 30 hours of mentored practicum ( For more information on mentorship and the practicum, click HERE to be taken to our mentorship page.)

After you complete your first Level II course, you are eligible to be a Certified Yoga for Arthritis Teacher.  

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Enjoy Yoga for Arthritis Professional courses and classes from any device within the convenience of your own home. Practice individually or enjoy the Yoga Professionals Resource Pack which includes Yoga for Arthritis Research Evidence, Working with Mixed Abilities, Common Modifications, Pranayama, Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Arthritis, Yoga and Joint Replacements and Meditation for Chronic Pain.

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You can now enjoy yoga professional coaching with the founder of Yoga for Arthritis! This session type is for yoga teachers and yoga therapists who work with arthritic populations. This time can be used to discuss a specific student/client, to improve collaboration and communication with other health professionals, to get feedback or guidance about messaging, plan a workshop, or discuss career plans. Sessions are online or in person in the Doylestown, PA or Baltimore, MD areas.


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PRAISE

“I came to enroll in this class by recommendation from a fellow yoga teacher who raved about the program. It provides an evidence based, tactical and safe approach to expand your awareness about teaching yoga to those with arthritis. I left the class inspired and enthused. The professional written and electronic materials provided will serve me well as a resource to reinforce knowledge and skills learned.” Susan, Level I Student 


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Become a Yoga for Arthritis Professional Member and gain access to exclusive content such as online classes, lectures, research, a support forum and more with reduced rate offerings for seniors or people enrolled in school.


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FIND YFA COMMUNITY CLASSES AND TEACHERS

Would you like to see if there is a Yoga for Arthritis community class near you? Search our listing of classes and check the directory for a Yoga for Arthritis teachers and therapists. After completion of your YFA Training, you could be listed in our directory too!

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Yoga for Arthritis Mission

To assist people who are feeling disconnected from their bodies so that they can rediscover freedom of movement, and the inner power to live life on their terms. To foster a new concept of the possibilities for people living with arthritis. To free our students from pain, if only for a moment, so that they might experience pure joy and know that it is their true nature.

How we implement our mission

  • Training and Supporting Yoga Teachers - We provide teacher trainings across the country to increase the number of yoga teachers qualified to work with people of all abilities with arthritis. After your first YFA course, we continue to support you through the YFA community, membership and certification.
  • Our Website - We provide resources to people with arthritis and clinicians. For even more resources such as classes, social forums and practice advice you can join our YFA community. We provide a registery of YFA teachers around the country and a calendar of YFA classes and YFA related events.
  • Our Products - We provide DVD's, training materials and yoga props & gear in our store. 
Keep up the game changing for those of us who were living in pain and despair. I will always be grateful to you.” Jan K.
  • Our Partner organizations - Provide products and services that align with our mission and add value for our audiences.

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