Dr. Steffany Moonaz is a yoga therapist and researcher in Baltimore, MD and serves as Associate Academic Director at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She became curious about importance of mind-body activities at just three years old, and has always had a passion and a curiosity about the healing power of mindful movement. Dr. Moonaz spent eight years at Johns Hopkins University, helping to develop and evaluate a yoga program for individuals with the chronic diseases of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Along with an ongoing research collaboration at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Moonaz is working to bring yoga to people with arthritis in communities around the country, as well as educating yoga teachers and yoga therapists about the unique needs of this population. She currently leads Yoga for Arthritis teacher training programs nationwide and serves as a mentor for several emerging researchers who are working to study the effects of yoga for various health conditions.