Yoga for Arthritis 2017-06-22T23:30:46+00:00


Yoga for Arthritis: Level 1 with Steffany Moonaz, ERYT-500, Ph.D

July 12 – 16, 2017 |  12th 9am – 5pm,  13th-16th 9am – 5pm daily

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Discover how you can safely and effectively teach evidence-informed yoga practices with individually-tailored modifications to people with arthritis and related conditions. Because arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, it is vital that yoga professionals learn tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population.
Dr. Steffany Moonaz  has designed a training that combines contemporary scientific rigor, yoga philosophy, and heart, including:

  • Arthritis basics, joint anatomy, and the Yoga for Arthritis protocol
  • How to adapt asana for joint limitation and pain
  •  The effect of arthritis on all koshas, and the mechanisms for yoga’s impact

Yoga for Arthritis was developed by Dr. Moonaz based on her experience conducting clinical research with interdisciplinary medical teams at Johns Hopkins University and National Institutes of Health.

  • Pre-course reading will be e-mailed before the training.
  • For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour certification program.
  • After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach the evidence-informed Yoga for Arthritis program that was developed using more than a decade of research by Dr. Steffany Moonaz and others.
  • You will be eligible to continue toward certification. In order to ensure the rigor of the program, this process includes mentorship and Level II training.
  • This training is 34 Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance. Hours may 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 (please inquire at if this applies to you)
  • There will be a $30(digital) or $40(paper) materials fee payable to the instructor.

Steffany Moonaz, PhD, MFA, RYT 500, is a yoga therapist and researcher specializing in rheumatic diseases. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Academic Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, which offers the nation’s only MS in yoga therapy.  Steffany spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University, helping to develop and evaluate a yoga program for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which has been replicated in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. She is the founder of Yoga for Arthritis, an organization bringing evidence-informed yoga programs to people with arthritis nationwide, as well as educating yoga professionals to work safely and effectively with this population.She received her 200-hour Yoga teacher training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in 2003 and her 500-hour training from Yama Therapeutics.


$595 Regular
$500 Active IYISF teachers


For more information, please contact our Program Manager.