*Nancy O'Brien, C-IAYT, RYT 500C-IAYT, RYT 500
Elizabeth (Livvie) Mann, RYT 500
Elizabeth Mann (Livvie) took her first yoga class (at Integral) many years ago and it won her heart. Since then she has been working toward deepening her own meditation and yoga experience and, in the last decade, the experience of her students. She is particularly interested in the role of yoga in wellness and health care for individuals and in institutional settings. Helping create and run Integral’s one-of-a-kind drop-in Yoga for Arthritis program, now in its 5th year, has been an ongoing privilege and pleasure. She is committed to making the benefits of yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age, limitations, and challenges. In addition to Yoga for Arthritis she is certified to teach Hatha Levels I and II, Restorative, Prenatal, Gentle, and Yin Yoga.
Peter Sunaya Karow, C-IAYT
Peter Sunaya Karow, a longtime practitioner of Yoga and meditation, is certified to teach Level I Integral Yoga classes. In addition, he is a licensed physical therapist and healthcare administrator who has worked in the healthcare industry for many years. He is particularly interested in Yoga as a vehicle for self-knowledge, healing, and inner balance. He is a certified Yoga for Arthritis teacher and has completed the Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCAT) Level 1 training, training in Therapeutic Yoga, and the Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga training.
As more and more people of all ages turn to Yoga for medical conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain, Yoga teachers want to equip themselves with the knowledge and experience to teach safely. With our training now completely virtual, it is more accessible than ever to learn to effectively and safely impart the evidence-informed Yoga for Arthritis and chronic pain practices and modifications to those who need the empowerment, peace and hope of therapeutic Yoga.
Yoga for Arthritis was developed by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals, combining ancient Yoga practices with the latest research and medical knowledge. In a seven-year randomized clinical trial at Johns Hopkins, program participation was associated with mitigated arthritis symptoms, disease biomarkers, physical fitness, psychological functioning, and quality of life.
The ever-growing Yoga for Arthritis community provides lifelong support, information, mentoring and inspiration to those who complete YFA training. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and access to extensive resources in an online community devoted to Yoga for Arthritis Level 1 graduates. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to continue to YFA Level 2 (mentored practicum) and from there to the YFA Level 3 Certification Course.
In this training you will…
- Understand the basics of autoimmune and mechanical joint disease
- Be able to offer asana modifications for those with joint challenges and pain
- Understand how arthritis impacts all the koshas and how to manage the effects
- Learn how to work individually with clients of all ability levels
- Be able to teach Yoga for Arthritis classes in your community
- Have the opportunity to work one-on-one with YFA mentors, many of whom work in hospitals and various other medical settings and who also participate in the high-quality research and advocacy.
This program is open to certified Yoga teachers of all traditions with a minimum 200 hours of training.
Please be aware that you must have regular access to the Internet to participate in this online training. You must be able to run Zoom on your computer, and also have an active e-mail account.
- $650 full tuition
- $615 early bird discount until April 30, 2023
- $585 for IYINY active teachers and IYTh students
Tuition includes $100 non-refundable deposit along with your application to reserve your space within the training. Full payment of tuition is due by June 5.
Cancellations received at least one week prior to the training start date are eligible for a refund less the deposit. Please refer to the application form for full cancellation policy.
Yoga for Arthritis teachers who are already certified through Integral Yoga may audit this program at a discounted rate of $325. If you are interested in auditing this course, please email TeacherTraining@iyiny.org with a copy of your Yoga for Arthritis certificate.
June 8 – June 25, 2023
Thursdays • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays • 11:00 am – 4:00 p.m.
All classes are online, in Eastern Time US. Please check your time zone.
Integral 300-Hour Advanced Teaching Certification
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Integral Yoga Therapy 800-Hour Certification
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