Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals. This team included 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 living with arthritis of any kind. 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.

Our mission is to support people who are feeling disconnected from their bodies so that they can rediscover freedom of movement, and the inner power to live life on their terms. To foster a new concept of the possibilities for people living with arthritis. To free our students from pain, if only for a moment, so that they might experience pure joy and know it is their true nature.

Learn more at our website, arthritis.yoga


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Teacher Training

The mission of this training program is to qualify 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 successfully participating in this course will receive a certificate of completion, teacher manuals for implementing Yoga for Arthritis, a 16-class structure, in their local communities. Completion also qualifies a participant for up to 34 hours of Yoga Alliance and IAYT credit.

As a result of taking this program, the program participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic differences between rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Offer modifications for persons with arthritis attending their yoga classes
  • Teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in their communities
  • Work individually with arthritic clients of all ability levels

Learn more and find upcoming training at our website, https://arthritis.yoga/events

Online Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers and/or Yoga Therapists

YFA Introductory Course 

While such information was previously only available for yoga professionals attending our live training, we are now making some of the content available to all.

The Yoga for Arthritis Into Course assists yoga teachers and caretakers to safely and effectively understand research-based yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, for those with arthritis and its related conditions.

Yoga teachers who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion of 15 non-contact hours through Yoga Alliance and 8 non-contact IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

Who this pack is for…

  • Yoga Professionals looking for ONLINE CEUs for Yoga Alliance and/or IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)
  • Yoga Professionals looking for ONLINE CEUs for Yoga Alliance and/or IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)  
  •   Yoga teachers or therapists who are not able to attend our training  
  •   Yoga professionals who want to get started with the information before attending a live program
  •   People who do not qualify for a YFA teacher training program (such as yoga teachers in training)  
  •  For people with arthritis, their loved ones, and their care teams who want to know more about the art and science of yoga for arthritis 

Learn more about more online courses: https://yoga-for-arthritis.thinkific.com/collections?category=for-yoga-professionals


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