Tuscon - Level I Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Training
This training program qualifies yoga teachers to impart research based yoga practices, with individually-tailored modifications, to those with arthritis and its related conditions. Teachers will receive training for implementing YFA a 16-class structured program, in their local communities and access to an online teachers community.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Friday – 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Please note that there is an additional materials fee that will include: teacher’s manual, copies of slides from training, copies of all research covered in training, extra materials
Yoga for Arthritis was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and healing professionals, 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 rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis. 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.
As a result of taking this Yoga for Arthritis teacher training 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