While such information was previously only available for yoga professionals attending our live trainings, we are now making some of the content available to all.

The Yoga for Arthritis Into Course assists yoga teachers and caretakers to safely and effectively understand research based yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, for those with arthritis and its related conditions.

Yoga teachers who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion of 15 non-contact hours through Yoga Alliance and 8 non-contact IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

Who this pack is for...

  • Yoga Professionals looking for ONLINE CEUs for Yoga Alliance and/or IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)

  • Yoga teachers or therapists who are not able to attend our trainings

  • Yoga professionals who want to get started with the information before attending a live program

  • People who do not qualify for a YFA teacher training program (such as yoga teachers in training)

  • For people with arthritis, their loved ones, and their care teams who want to know more about the art and science of yoga for arthritis

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Yoga for Arthritis Research Evidence
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    • Research Evidence
    • YFA Research Notes
    • Research Evidence Reading: Yoga in Sedentary Adults with Arthritis
    • Research Evidence Quiz
  • 02
    Working with Mixed Abilities
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    • Working with Mixed Abilities
    • Working with Mixed Abilities Notes
    • Working with Mixed Abilities Reading: Yoga-Related Injuries in the United States from 2001 to 2014
    • Working with Mixed Abilities Quiz
  • 03
    Common Modifications
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    • Common Modifications
    • Common Modifications Notes
    • Common Modifications Reading: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Chair Yoga on Pain and Physical Function Among Community – Dwelling Older Adults with Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis
    • Common Modifications Quiz
  • 04
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    • Pranayama
    • Pranayama Notes
    • Pranayama Reading: Unique Autonomic Responses to Pain in Yoga Practitioners
    • Pranayama Quiz
  • 05
    Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Arthritis
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    • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Arthritis
    • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Arthritis Notes
    • Antimony and Physiology Reading: Stretching Impacts Inflammation Resolution in Connective Tissue
    • Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Arthritis Quiz
  • 06
    Meditation for Chronic Pain
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    • Meditation for Chronic Pain
    • Meditation for Chronic Pain Notes
    • Meditation for Chronic Pain Reading: The Relationship between Beliefs and Pain and Functioning with Rheumatologic Conditions
    • Meditation for Chronic Pain Quiz
  • 07
    Yoga and Joint Replacements
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    • Yoga and Joint Replacements
    • Yoga and Joint Replacements Notes
    • Yoga and Joint Replacement Reading: Thigh Muscle Strength Predicts Knee Replacement Risk Independent of Radiographic Disease
    • Yoga and Joint Replacement Quiz

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What Students Say...

“I was (and still am) impressed by the manuals provided for the students. The generous amount of research and information in these notebooks is guaranteed success in reaching out to this HUGE market of people. How hard one wants to work at the business of YFA will determine the rest. Right? Seriously, you've provided a tremendous amount of education that I've yet to revisit and digest. Thank you.”

Level I Student


What these lectures cover:

  • The development and results of the Yoga for Arthritis research protocol

  • Tips for leading group classes for students with a variety of skillsets and arthritic diagnoses

  • How to prop for the most common arthritic trouble spots

  • How does yoga breathwork effect arthritic yogis

  • The science of meditation for yoga for arthritis

  • Tips for adapting yoga to people with joint replacements

Yes! Get 15 online CEUs through Yoga Alliance and IAYT! Take this course at your own pace, Gain the knowledge and skills for working safely and appropriately with the leading cause of disability. Help your students and clients live better with arthritis, starting today!

  • Instructor Bio:

    Dr. Moonaz is a yoga therapist and researcher in Baltimore, MD and serves as Director of Clinical and Academic Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. . She spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University, helping to develop and evaluate a yoga program for individuals with the chronic diseases of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which became the basis for her PhD in public health. Along with an ongoing research collaboration at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Moonaz is working to bring yoga to people with arthritis in communities around the country, as well as educating yoga teachers and yoga therapists about the unique needs of this population. She currently leads Yoga for Arthritis teacher training programs nationwide and serves as a mentor for several emerging researchers who are working to study the effects of yoga for various health conditions. Her Arthritis-Friendly Yoga DVD, produced by the Arthritis Foundation, has been their best-selling product since its release in 2013. Her book, Yoga Therapy for Arthritis: A whole-person approach to movement and lifestyle, will be released by Jessica Kingsley Publishers later this year.

    Dr. Steffany Moonaz


Private Sessions

  • Private Group Lesson with Dr. Steffany Moonaz


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