In this workshop, Yoga for Arthritis Founder and Director Steffany Moonaz explains how yoga benefits people with arthritis and provides an educational, practice-based resource for yoga teachers and students who want to learn more about an adaptive yoga practice.
Steffany explains that “Arthritis is a whole person disease. It’s a musculoskeletal condition that affects the joints, but also the whole person and aspects of life that go beyond the physical.”
Yoga is a whole person practice. And when approached in a safe and supportive way, it can be an accessible, natural tool for easing the discomfort that arthritis causes.
Let this course be your opportunity to better understand arthritis, and to bring more ease into your life and the lives of others living with arthritis.
Steffany Moonaz is a yoga therapist and researcher in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Moonaz spent 8 years at Johns Hopkins University, creating and evaluating a yoga program for individuals with the chronic diseases of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis..
Steffany is now working to bring yoga to people with arthritis in communities nationwide, as well as educating yoga teachers about the unique needs of this population. She also serves as a mentor for several emerging researchers who are working to study the effects of yoga for various health conditions. Steffany is on the faculty for the Masters in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health