Yoga for Arthritis Level I Teacher Intensive
October 26–29, 2017
Taught by Nancy O’Brien, RYT 500, Elizabeth Mann, and Sunaya Peter Karow
Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals. Combining ancient Yoga practices with modern medical knowledge, this program offers modifications for addressing the unique abilities and limitations of persons with arthritis and related conditions. In a seven-year randomized clinical trial, program participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, disease biomarkers, physical fitness, psychological functioning, and quality of life.
This program is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation and is the basis for its Arthritis-Friendly Yoga DVD, which was released in 2012. It is also a member specialty program with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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 who participate successfully in this course will receive a certificate of completion, a teacher manual for implementing the Yoga for Arthritis program (a 16-class structure) in their local communities, and access to an online community devoted to Yoga for Arthritis Intensive graduates. Completion also can qualify a participant for Yoga Alliance and, when applicable, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) credit hours. This course is a prerequisite for the Yoga for Arthritis Certification Course (24 hours), which results in the credential of Certified Yoga for Arthritis Teacher.
As a result of taking this program, the program participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic differences between autoimmune and mechanical joint disease
- 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
$600 ($540 for IYINY active teachers)
$100 nonrefundable deposit
$40 print or $30 digital materials fee, payable to the instructor
October 26–29, 2017
Thursday • 12–6 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday • 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Successful completion of 200-level training from a Yoga Alliance–registered teacher training program.
Yoga Alliance and IAYT Hours (when applicable – check your program)
34 contact hours