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with Steffany Moonaz , PhD

Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive

Learn to use the tools of Yoga to improve the quality of life and aspects of health for people living with arthritis.

Yoga teachers participating in this program will receive manuals containing sixteen-classes of poses and modification for use in their local communities. A refresher course will be available after two years to keep teachers informed of the latest science in this emerging area of research.

Continuing Education

This program provides the following CE opportunities:

  • Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 30 contact hours
  • Integral Yoga Therapy (future) or Comparable Trainings: Approximately ___ contact hours
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately  ___ hours
  • Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are NOT offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact CEU@iyta.org for details

Integral Yoga is a registered school of the Yoga Alliance—a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga—and provides ongoing support for Yoga professionals in the United States.


More Information

For the past decade, Dr. Steffany Moonaz has been studying the synthesis of modern medicine and ancient practices of Yoga. She worked with an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals, including rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers, and Yoga therapists at an internationally recognized research university to investigate this growing area of interest.

The culmination of her doctoral dissertation was the development of this sixteen-class series that combined ancient Yoga practices and modern medical knowledge to address the unique abilities and limitations of individuals with rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis.


About the Presenter

Arthritis-Intensive-@yogavilleDr. Steffany Moonaz received her 200-hour Yoga teacher training at Yogaville in 2003, followed by a 500-hour 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.

Dr. Moonaz now serves as the Associate Academic Director of Integrative Health Sciences and as faculty in the Yoga Therapy program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also serves as a consultant on Yoga research for underserved populations and mentors several emerging researchers. As an athlete and dancer, she has always wanted to bring the gift of joyful movement to persons with chronic pain.