Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals. This team included 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 rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial, program participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, disease biomarkers, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life.
Our mission is 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 it is their true nature.
Learn more at our website, arthritis.yoga
Our 2017 training calendar:
April 23-28 – Kripalu, MA
July 12 – 16th San Francisco, CA
July 19th – 23rd Santa Barbara, CA
August – Yogaville, VA
Oct 15th – 20th Boston, MA
Oct 25th – 30th New York, NY
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10% off anything in the YFA Store including training materials for trainings.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The mission of this training program is to qualify 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 successfully participation in this 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 also qualifies a participant for up to 30 hours of Yoga Alliance credit.
As a result of taking this program, the program participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic differences between rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Offer modifications for persons with arthritis attending their yoga classes
- Teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in their communities
- Work individually with arthritic clients of all ability levels
Learn more and find upcoming training at our website, arthritis.yoga/teacher_training
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