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    • 21 Dec 2020
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • 31 Dec 2022
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • Self-Paced Online - VIRTUAL


    Self-Paced Online YFA Level I Training

    Yoga for Arthritis Level I Training with Dr. Moonaz

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    This Level I training is fully online and at your own pace. Course must be completed within a year of purchase date.

    That being said, you will still be supported by Yoga for Arthritis faculty and staff throughout your journey. The program includes recorded lectures, slides, research articles, quizzes, reflection questions, activities, and assignments. You must complete all elements of the course to receive a certificate of completion and professional CEUs. After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach the evidence-based Yoga for Arthritis program in your community. Also, you will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level II mentorship & Level III training, both available online. These steps are recommended for anyone wishing to specialize in work with this population, work with private clients, or provide Yoga for Arthritis in healthcare settings. 

    Yoga for Arthritis was developed by yoga researcher and arthritis expert Steffany Moonaz, PhD, along with an interdisciplinary team, 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 arthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University, the program’s participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life. Such evidence is vital for bridging the integrative yoga world with medical healthcare, making these practices more accessible to those who really need them.

    This training program trains yoga teachers to safely and effectively impart rigorously researched yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, to those with arthritis and related conditions. As a result of taking this Yoga for Arthritis teacher training program, participants will be able to:

    • Become familiar with the most common arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, etc.
    • Understand joint anatomy and pathophysiology as related to arthritis in depth
    • Offer modifications for joint limitations and chronic pain
    • Teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in their communities
    • Work individually with arthritic clients of all ability levels

    Training Information: 

    This Level I training is fully online and at your own pace. Course must be completed within a year of purchase date

    The pre-course reading and digital materials are within the online course.

    After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach Yoga for Arthritis program. Also, you will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level II mentorship & Level III training. 

    Prerequisite: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training

    CEU's - Yoga Alliance: 34 hrs (30 contact; 4 non-contact); IAYT: 34 hours; 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); Integral Yoga 300-hour: 34 hours towards RYT 500 designation

    Tuition: $600 until July 31, 2022 (Price Increase to $650 August 1, 2022)

    Date & Time:

    • Self Paced - Training must be completed within a year of purchase.

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    • 14 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • 24 Sep 2025
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • Self-Paced - ONLINE


    Yoga for Arthritis & Chronic Pain Bundled Course

    with Dr. Moonaz

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    Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain: Bundled Course 

    This course combines three levels of Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain Training for a total of 100 total hours, consisting of 65 contact hours and 36 non-contact hours. It is intended for the serious yoga professional who aims to specialize in this area with greater knowledge and skill. This course is approved for continuing education credit with both Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is appropriate for those wishing to specialize in worth with populations experiencing chronic pain, joint conditions, and/or autoimmune diseases in setting such as senior centers, integrative health practices, conventional healthcare institutions, private practice, yoga studios, or community spaces. 

    The Level 1 segment is offered as an online, self-paced program with regular assessments and feedback from faculty on discussion boards and practice teaching. The Level 1 segment offers an overview of current science and best practices for teaching group classes, as well as an adaptable evidence-based program that can be offered in community settings either in-person or online. 

    The Level 2 segment is a mentored practicum that includes focused work with an assigned mentor toward personal teaching goals. 

    The Level 3 segment includes a peer-learning experience and a focus on working with individuals and collaborating with healthcare professionals. 

    The Bundled Course also includes an hour of online professional coaching after completion of each segment, which can be used at any time. Completion of the full bundled course results in certification through Yoga for Arthritis and a year of membership beyond course completion.

    Prerequisite: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training

    CEU's - Yoga Alliance: 100 hours;  IAYT: 100 hours; 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)

    Tuition: $1,200 until July 31, 2022 (3 Payment Installments: Level I $400, Level II $400, Level III $400) 

    • Price Increase to $450/Installment = $1,350 starting August 1, 2022

    Date & Time:

    • Self Paced Level I - Training must be completed within a year of purchase. 
      • You have a choice of Online Self-Paced Level I training, 2022 Live Online Level I training (September - October 2022), or another Level I live training. Level I training offerings are $600 ($650 come August 1, 2022), so you save $200 with the bundle.
    • Level II begins after you have completed your Level I training. 
    • Level III begins after Level II Mentorship has been completed

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    • 26 May 2022
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • 4 Jun 2024
    • (UTC-12:00)
    • Self-Paced Online - VIRTUAL

    Self Paced Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Course

    with Christa Fairbrother

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    To learn a new skill online, you need high quality resources. The Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Course is packed with materials designed to teach you aqua yoga while respecting your arthritis symptoms.

    To make this happen you get immediate access to:

    • 11 videos including a full 45-minute professionally produced practice class and a 30-minute discussion on how the other 7 limbs of yoga can help you
    • 30-page course workbook for the days you can't make it to the pool
    • a guided meditation for pain relief to use anytime
    • an audio recording of your practice class to download to your phone, so you can practice along in the pool
    • a PDF with full directions from the class so you can laminate a waterproof poolside copy

    The course teacher, Christa Fairbrother, was the Program Director for YFA and is passionate about helping people with arthritis through aqua yoga. Her personal journey with arthritis and the thousands of people living with arthritis she’s helped, have provided the knowledge to produce these high-quality materials. Getting the benefits of an aqua yoga practice are possible for you when you enroll.

    Learn about Christa Fairbrother:

    For the former Program Director of YFA, aqua yoga for arthritis isn't just a professional interest, it's a personal journey. Christa Fairbrother came to YFA because of her passion for helping people with arthritis stemming from her own arthritis journey.

    Aqua yoga is what she uses to:

    • stay out of pain
    • keep her muscles strong despite eroded joints
    • stay flexible with the support of the water so she doesn't strain damaged connective tissues
    • keep her stress in check because you better believe chronic illness is stressful
    • keep her outlook positive because arthritis can bring you down

    She’s helped thousands of other people to do the same thing in public classes. You may not have access to a YFA teacher or an aqua yoga teacher in your local community. That's what the Aqua Yoga for Arthritis course is for.

    Helping you achieve all these benefits of the practice at your pace.

    And what makes this a course and a real learning opportunity, not just a video to gather dust, is private session you get with Christa. You'll spend half an hour customizing the class for your kind of arthritis and your needs with her, so you'll always have a way to practice that's best for you.

    Join today so you get personalized attention while learning aqua yoga to help you manage your arthritis.


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    • 13 Sep 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 2 Oct 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Zoom Livestream


    FALL 2022 Online Level I Training with Dr. Moonaz

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    This Level I training is fully online with Dr. Moonaz. All sessions are on ZOOM: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8 PM ET; Saturday & Sundays from 10AM - 2PM ET

    That being said, you will still be supported by Yoga for Arthritis faculty and staff throughout your journey. The program includes recorded lectures, slides, research articles, quizzes, reflection questions, activities, and assignments. You must complete all elements of the course to receive a certificate of completion and professional CEUs. After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach the evidence-based Yoga for Arthritis program in your community. Also, you will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level II mentorship & Level III training, both available online. These steps are recommended for anyone wishing to specialize in work with this population, work with private clients, or provide Yoga for Arthritis in healthcare settings. 

    Yoga for Arthritis was developed by yoga researcher and arthritis expert Steffany Moonaz, PhD, along with an interdisciplinary team, 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 arthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University, the program’s participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life. Such evidence is vital for bridging the integrative yoga world with medical healthcare, making these practices more accessible to those who really need them.

    This training program trains yoga teachers to safely and effectively impart rigorously researched yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, to those with arthritis and related conditions. As a result of taking this Yoga for Arthritis teacher training program, participants will be able to:

    • Become familiar with the most common arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, etc.
    • Understand joint anatomy and pathophysiology as related to arthritis in depth
    • Offer modifications for joint limitations and chronic pain
    • Teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in their communities
    • Work individually with arthritic clients of all ability levels

    Training Information: 

    This Level I training is fully online with Dr. Moonaz

    The pre-course reading and digital materials are within the online course.

    After completing this Level I training, you are qualified to teach Yoga for Arthritis program. Also, you will be eligible to continue toward Yoga for Arthritis certification, which includes Level II mentorship & Level III training. 

    Prerequisite: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training

    CEU's - Yoga Alliance: 34 hrs (30 contact; 4 non-contact); IAYT: 34 hours; 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); Integral Yoga 300-hour: 34 hours towards RYT 500 designation

    Tuition: $100 Deposit Due when you enroll (full payment due before September 1, 2022)

    • Early Early Bird until July 1, 2022: $550
    • Early Bird until August 1, 2022: $600
    • Regular Pricing after August 1, 2022: $650

    Date & Time:

    • September 13 - October 2, 2022
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-8 PM ET
    • Saturdays & Sundays from 10 - 2 PM ET
    • Zoom

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    • 4 Mar 2023
    • (EST)
    • 25 Mar 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online - Zoom Meeting


    Spring 2023 Live Online YFA Level III Training

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    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 expand on material covered in the Level I training and present emerging concepts and opportunities available for returning teachers. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from one another to hone their skills.

    The Yoga for Arthritis Level III Certification Training is offered for teachers who have completed Level I and the Level II Mentored Practicum. 

    Successful completion leads to a three-year designation as a certified Yoga for Arthritis teacher. Yoga for Arthritis (YFA) is member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and an Approved Professional Development (APD) Course provider. YFA programs count for IAYT Continuing Education and as modules and/or transfer credits for some 800-hour Yoga therapy programs. Please contact YFA or your yoga therapy school with questions regarding YFA credit and its role in your current yoga therapy training.

    Training Information: 

    This Level III training is an online training with Dr. Moonaz.

    The pre-course reading and digital materials will be emailed before the training.

    CEUs - 24 non-contact hours (Yoga Alliance); 16 Contact, 8 Non-Contact

    Prerequisite: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training; YFA Level I Teacher Training & YFA Level II Mentorship Program 

    Tuition: $100 Non-refundable Deposit

    • $350 Early Early Bird until August 1, 2022
    • $400 Early Bird until February 1, 2023
    • $450 After February 1, 2023
    • Total amount due Saturday, February 25, 2023

    Date & Time:

    • Saturdays - March 4, March 11, March 18, & March 25
    • 10AM-2PM ET (Zoom Sessions with Dr. Moonaz and cohort) 

    REGISTER HERE!

       


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