Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive – Level 1
About This Event
For Yoga teachers and health professionals
Discover how to safely and effectively teach Yoga, with individually-tailored practices, to people with arthritis. This teacher’s intensive training combines contemporary scientific rigor, Yoga philosophy, and heart.
Over 20% of US adults are living with arthritis, and 78 million people will be impacted by 2040. It is vital that Yoga professionals learn the tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population.
In this workshop, you will learn:
Arthritis basics, joint anatomy, and the Yoga for Arthritis protocol
Asana adaptations for a limited range of motion 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, National Institutes of Health and several New York City hospitals. Health professionals will learn skills to use in their scope of practice.
This course is approved for continuing education credits (CEUs) for Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, social workers, and nurses. Other health professionals and individuals experiencing arthritis are welcome to attend the course, but will not receive the Yoga for Arthritis certification.
The pre-course reading will be emailed before the training.
After completing this Level 1 training, Yoga teachers 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.
You will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level 2 mentorship and Level 3 training.
Level 1 Prerequisite
A 200-hour Yoga teacher certification. If you have not completed a 200-hour Yoga teacher training please inquire at (contact info blocked) or (contact info blocked), before registering.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 30 contact hours, 4 non-contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email (contact info blocked).
Integral Yoga 300-hour: 34 hours towards RYT 500 designation
Yoga Therapy: This is one of the elective modules to become certified as an Integral Yoga Therapist
This is an amazing training. It provides you with the tools to make your classes safer and more accessible to a greater number of people. — Christa Fairbrother
I loved the sharing and freedom of exchange of ideas and the “how to.” The openness of discussion was most beneficial. I can’t wait for my next YFA class and to use the teaching points I learned. — Judy M. Layne-Wood
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe