Yoga for Managing Stress and Flares in Autoimmune Disease

Lesson Description

Autoimmune conditions are managed in part by immune-suppressing treatments, which increase the risk of infection. Major life changes and risk of infection may exacerbate stress, and therefore disease activity. Additionally, routine healthcare may now be less accessible. In this session, we will explore the role of yoga in addressing these challenges.

Instructor: Steffany Moonaz

Dr. Steffany Moonaz founded Yoga for Arthritis after 8 years at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the effects of yoga for people living with arthritis. She now serves as the Director of Clinical and Academic Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, which offers the nation’s only Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy. She continues to conduct research on the effects of yoga for chronic pain and joint conditions, and mentors yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and emerging researchers. She is passionate about ensuring that yoga practices are safe, welcoming, and appropriate for people with arthritis nationwide.