Dr. Steffany Moonaz and the Yoga for Arthritis team offers evidence-informed practices and trainings for yoga professionals. 

Start earning continued education hours today through our online and in-person offerings including one of the few online courses that is offered for IAYT CEUs! 




YFA Level I

34 YA Credits- 34 IAYT Credits | 32 contact hours & 2 non-contact hours

The Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Training Program qualifies 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 who successfully complete the Level I 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 of Level I qualifies a participant for up to 34 hours of Yoga Alliance credit. Hours also contribute to training as a yoga therapist in the Integral, Triyoga, and Phoenix Rising programs and 34 hours of continuing education as a certified-IAYT yoga therapist.

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Online YFA Professionals Introductory Course

15 YA Credits - 15 IAYT Credits 8 non-contact hours

This online course is an introduction to some of the material covered in our YFA Level I Training. It is for those who are not able to attend our live trainings, those who do not qualify for our Level I Training because they are not yet registered yoga teachers or those who may want online continued education credits to maintain their yoga certifications. 

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YFA Level II Mentorship

40 YA Credits - 40 IAYT Credits | 10 contact hours, 30 non-contact hours -in New York City, it can be completed as 40 contact hours

The Yoga for Arthritis mentorship program allows you to move into the field and apply the techniques you learned in YFA training with feedback. It includes 40 hours of supervised teaching (to students with arthritis) including 6 hours of required mentoring. Alternatively, up to 10 of the 40 teaching hours can be completed through forging clinical relationships and/or writing up a case study/series (all of which will be mentored). Supervision must be with a Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Trainer and can take place in-person or remotely.  Mentors are paid by mentees and provide an invaluable one on one learning experience to expand your skills as a teacher.  If you are a YFA Level I teacher, and are interested in moving forward with mentorship, please click below to find all materials needed to move forward. 

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YFA Level III Certification

24 YA Credits - 24 IAYT Credits | 20 contact hours, 4 non-contact hours

The training includes work with case studies, peer-learning on special topics, communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, and work with less mobile individuals. Each participant is asked to explore and present content related to arthritis that requires greater depth of understanding and is directly relevant to the work of yoga therapists.

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