Course Overview

Yoga in Integrative Care: Optimizing Safety and Effectiveness

This presentation will differentiate yoga and yoga therapy and their credentialing requirements as well as safety and effectiveness evidence considerations.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

60 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

This presentation will differentiate yoga and yoga therapy and their credentialing requirements as well as safety and effectiveness evidence considerations.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Provide background on yoga and yoga professions.
  • Outline evidence trajectory related to therapeutic applications.
  • Consider yoga professional skills for integrative practice.
  • Considerations for bringing yoga programs and professionals into your practice, facility, and/or referral network.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT


Dr. Steffany Moonaz is a yoga therapist and researcher in Baltimore, MD and serves as Chair of Integrative Health Research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She became curious about importance of mind-body activities at a young age, and has always had a passion and a curiosity about the healing power of mindful movement. She completed undergraduate work in biology and dance at Oberlin College, earned a MFA from University of Maryland as well as a CMA from the Laban Institute and 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, which became the basis for her PhD in public health. Along with ongoing research collaborations at the National Institutes of Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 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. Dr. Moonaz proudly serves on the Executive Committee of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health and advocates for evidence-informed practice and policy across integrative health fields.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.