Benefits of Yoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by a team of medical and healing professionals, including 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.
At Yoga for Arthritis, we believe that anyone with a body and a mind can practice yoga, no matter what chronic conditions or movement limitations they might experience. We also believe that people with chronic pain can TEACH yoga. In fact, people with the lived experience of chronic pain may be best suited to offer the teachings of yoga as they apply to life with chronic pain, fatigue, and other health challenges. Unfortunately, most yoga teacher trainings (YTTs) are not adequately accessible, requiring long hours of sitting on a hard floor, lots of vigorous asana practice, and little accommodation for those experiencing disease flares.
If you live with a chronic condition and yoga has changed your life, you may be inspired to bring that gift to others. This training will support you in becoming the kind of yoga teacher people are waiting for.
Our diverse faculty includes scientists, scholars, authors, long-time practitioners, healthcare providers, and leaders in the field. We can't wait for you to meet them!
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Try arthritis friendly movement and meditation practices that you can access from any device, anywhere. Experience yoga designed for you at any stage of arthritis in one place, at an affordable price.
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“I just want to say thanks again for the dvd; it’s awesome! Your family must so proud of you; what you are doing is changing lives for the better! I know my family is grateful that you have given me the gift of yoga; my practice is very much customized to my arthritis and I am glad you showed me how to do that. In addition to the physical component, the spirituality that has opened to me has been such a blessing." - Mary W.
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Enjoy Yoga for Arthritis from any device within the convenience of your own home. Choose from arthritis friendly hatha practices or ones that utilize props such as the wall or chair. Practice individually or enjoy the Yoga Student Resource Pack which includes research evidence, all online classes and a guided meditation.
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