Yoga Alliance Hrs: 20 (approximate) RYT 500
The Yoga for Arthritis Refresher Course is offered for teachers who completed the Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive Course and have at least 40 hours of experience teaching students with arthritis and related conditions. In this course, participants will learn about advancements in the field of yoga research as it pertains to arthritis, as well as developments in the recommended management of arthritis. We will also review material covered in the Teachers Intensive and present emerging concepts and opportunities available for new and returning teachers. Participants will have an opportunity to practice teaching and learn from each other to hone their classroom skills. This course will overlap with the Teachers Intensive, so that new and returning teachers have a chance to connect and share ideas.
Dr. Steffany Moonaz received her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yogaville® in 2003, followed by a 500-hr program in yoga therapy at yama studios in Baltimore, MD. Through her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation, she worked to develop and evaluate a yoga program specifically for the arthritis population. As an athlete and dancer, she has always wanted to bring the gift of joyful movement to persons with chronic pain.