Yoga for Spoonies:

Exploring Practice & Teaching for Chronic Illness


A 10-part workshop series exploring yoga for spoonies, people who have energy-limiting conditions, as well as people with chronic pain or other chronic conditions

Featuring Dr. Steffany Moonaz, Katie Blecker, Audrey (Auzhó Yoga), Rodrigo Souza, Marsha D. Banks-Harold, Dr. Shailla Vaidya, Astrid van Rens, Cheri Clampett, Monisha Raja, Natalia Tabilo, Sarah Thomas & Jivana Heyman

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UPCOMING LIVE ONLINE COURSE DATES:

February 28 - March 29, 2024

Wednesdays & Fridays


9am-11am PT (USA)  |  12pm-2pm EST (USA)
5pm-7pm GMT (4pm-6pm after March 10th) (UK) 

*Live session start times will change by 1 hour in some locations outside of the USA when Daylight Savings commences in the USA on March 10th

(Click to convert to your local time zone)

Enrollment includes 1 year of access to course recordings & accompanying resources

*Completion of this course will make RYTs eligible for 20 Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance.


$399-$499 USD Tiered Pricing
Partial scholarships and payment plans available

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UPCOMING LIVE ONLINE COURSE DATES:

Feb 28 - March 29, 2024

Wednesdays & Fridays


9am-11am PT (USA)
12pm-2pm EST (USA)

5pm-7pm GMT (UK) 
(4pm-6pm after March 10th)

*Live session start times will change by 1 hour in some locations outside of the USA when Daylight Savings commences in the USA March 10th

(Click to convert to your local time zone)

Enrollment includes 1 year of access to course recordings & accompanying resources

*Completion of this course will make RYTs eligible for 20 Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance.


$399-$499 USD Tiered Pricing
Partial scholarships and payment plans available

REGISTER NOW

"Chronic pain / illness becomes the individual and collective catalyst for transformational growth that propels each of us into a state of learning, exploring, and being."

– Marsha D. Banks-Harold

Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, according to the CDC.


Yoga is often recommended for people with chronic illnesses, yet there is very little discussion about how best to practice. If taught consciously, yoga can offer a sanctuary of self-care for spoonies, people who have energy-limiting conditions, as well as people with chronic pain or other chronic conditions.




Join us for a new virtual program, Yoga for Spoonies: Exploring Practice & Teaching for Chronic Illness – a series of 10 workshops featuring diverse voices from the yoga community.

Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, according to the CDC.


Yoga is often recommended for people with chronic illnesses, yet there is very little discussion about how best to practice. If taught consciously, yoga can offer a sanctuary of self-care for spoonies, people who have energy-limiting conditions, as well as people with chronic pain or other chronic conditions.




Join us for a new virtual program, Yoga for Spoonies: Exploring Practice & Teaching for Chronic Illness – a series of 10 workshops featuring diverse voices from the yoga community.

Yoga for Spoonies is a chance to hear from yoga teachers with chronic illness as well as those who have worked with students with chronic illness for years.

We’ll explore a variety of topics including:

  • Chronic Fatigue (ME / CFS)
  • Cancer
  • Long Covid
  • Chronic Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • and more

Whether you are a practitioner or a teacher, this series is an opportunity to learn from teachers who have navigated these conditions themselves so that you can gain insight for your own practice or to help you guide your students in a safe and effective way.

The workshop series will be offered live online, but recordings will be available for a year, so that you can participate at your own pace.

Connecting to Wholeness

"Living with chronic pain can be incredibly challenging and it's something that cannot be ignored or wished away. However, even amidst the clanging noise of the pain, there is a deep sense of wholeness that cannot be damaged by illness or disease. It's a wholeness that can be re-inhabited if we approach our bodies with tenderness and compassion, and sense them precisely. "

– Rodrigo Souza

Coming Back To Yourself

"For me, the hardest thing about living with persistent post-concussion symptoms after sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury was being consciously aware that my brain and my body were not functioning the way they used to. As a result, I didn't feel like myself. My yoga practice brings me back to myself. It allows me to feel like myself again. It reminds me that I am still here."

– Shailla Vaidya

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Course Dates & Outlines

 

February 28 - March 29, 2024

Wednesdays & Fridays

9am-11am PT (Los Angeles, USA) | 12pm-2pm ET (New York, USA)

5pm-7pm GMT
 (UK) (Sessions 1-4) | 4pm-6pm GMT (UK) (Sessions 5-10)
*Live session start times will change by 1 hour in some locations outside of the USA when Daylight Savings commences in the USA on March 10th, 2024 

(Convert to your local time zone)

All live sessions will include automated captioning, and will be recorded.
Captioned replays will be available to access for 1 year

Session 1: Wednesday February 28

Yoga for Arthritis

with Dr. Steffany Moonaz 

Session 2: Friday March 1

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue

with Katie Blecker & Audrey (Auzhó Yoga)

Session 3: Wednesday March 6

A Holistic Approach to Yoga for Chronic & Neuropathic Pain

with Rodrigo Souza

Session 4: Friday March 8

Navigating Chronic Illness as a Yoga Teacher / Yoga Therapist

with Marsha D. Banks-Harold

Session 5: Wednesday March 13

Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury

with Dr. Shailla Vaidya

Session 6: Friday March 15

Tools for Teachers & Students Living with Energy Limiting Conditions

with Astrid van Rens

Session 7: Wednesday March 20

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Care

with Cheri Clampett

Session 8: Friday March 22

Yoga for Long-COVID & Pulmonary Health

with Monisha Raja

Session 9: Friday March 27

Yoga for Migraine & Fibromyalgia

with Natalia Tabilo

Session 10: Friday March 29

Part 1: Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

with Sarah Thomas

Part 2: Series Summary

with Jivana Heyman

Course Dates & Outlines

 

Feb 28 - March 29, 2024

Wednesdays & Fridays

9am-11am PT (USA)
12pm-2pm ET (USA)

5pm-7pm GMT
 (UK)
(4pm-6pm after March 10th)

*Live session start times will change by 1 hour in some locations outside of the USA when Daylight Savings commences in the USA on March 10th, 2024 


(Convert to your local time zone)

All live sessions will include automated captioning, and will be recorded.
Captioned replays will be available to access for 1 year

Session 1:
Wednesday February 28

Yoga for Arthritis

with Dr. Steffany Moonaz 

Session 2:
Friday March 1

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue

with Katie Blecker & Audrey (Auzhó Yoga)

Session 3:
Wednesday March 6

A Holistic Approach to Yoga for Chronic & Neuropathic Pain

with Rodrigo Souza

Session 4:
Friday March 8

Navigating Chronic Illness as a Yoga Teacher / Yoga Therapist

with Marsha D. Banks-Harold

Session 5:
Wednesday March 13

Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury

with Dr. Shailla Vaidya

Session 6:
Friday March 15

Tools for Teachers & Students Living with Energy Limiting Conditions

with Astrid van Rens

Session 7:
Wednesday March 20

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Care

with Cheri Clampett

Session 8:
Friday March 22

Yoga for Long-COVID & Pulmonary Health

with Monisha Raja

Session 9:
Friday March 27

Yoga for Migraine & Fibromyalgia

with Natalia Tabilo

Session 10:
Friday March 29

Part 1: Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

with Sarah Thomas

Part 2: Series Summary

with Jivana Heyman

Yoga for Chronic Illness

"Yoga can help us navigate the unpredictability, loss, physical symptoms, and difficult emotions that can arise when living with complex chronic illness. Practices such as deep self-compassion (ahimsa), standing firm in our boundaries (satya), and conserving energy by pacing our activities (brahmacharya) are essential tools to support our wellbeing."

– Katie Blecker

Meet Your Facilitators

Dr. Steffany Moonaz (she/her)

Yoga for Arthritis

Katie Blecker (she/her)

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue

Audrey (she/her)

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue


Rodrigo Souza (he/him)

A Holistic Approach to Yoga
for Chronic & Neuropathic Pain

Marsha D. Banks-Harold (she/her)

Navigating Chronic Illness
as a Yoga Teacher / Yoga Therapist

Dr. Shailla Vaidya (she/her)

Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury


Astrid van Rens (she/her)

Tools for Teachers & Students Living with Energy Limiting Conditions

Cheri Clampett (she/her)

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Care

Monisha Raja (she/her)

Yoga for Long-COVID & Pulmonary Health


Natalia Tabilo (she/her/ella)

Yoga for Migraine & Fibromyalgia

Sarah Thomas (she/her)

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Jivana Heyman (he/him)

Series Summary

Meet Your Facilitators

Dr. Steffany Moonaz (she/her)

Yoga for Arthritis

Katie Blecker (she/her)

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue

Audrey (she/her)

Yoga for ME / CFS & Chronic Fatigue

Rodrigo Souza (he/him)

A Holistic Approach to Yoga
for Chronic & Neuropathic Pain

Marsha D. Banks-Harold (she/her)

Navigating Chronic Illness
as a Yoga Teacher / Yoga Therapist

Dr. Shailla Vaidya (she/her)

Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury

Astrid van Rens (she/her)

Tools for Teachers & Students Living with Energy Limiting Conditions

Cheri Clampett (she/her)

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Care

Monisha Raja (she/her)

Yoga for Long-COVID & Pulmonary Health

Natalia Tabilo (she/her/ella)

Yoga for Migraine & Fibromyalgia

Sarah Thomas (she/her)

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Jivana Heyman (he/him)

Series Summary

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Tuition for this live, online workshop series is $399-$499 USD sliding scale

We also offer partial scholarships.

Tiered Pricing Explained:

  • Community Rate (supported by your peers)
  • Sustainer Rate (covers your enrollment)
  • Supporter Rate (covers your enrollment + supports your peers)

If you are able to enroll at the Supporter or Sustainer Rate, your contributions support the ability to offer a lower rate to community members experiencing financial difficulties. 

If you would like to clarify which pricing tier is most appropriate for you, please refer to this helpful graphic by Alexis J Cunningfolk:

The Green Bottle: Where You Fall On The Sliding  Scale

Intention of Equity Pricing Structure:

Please take a moment to consider the intention of our scholarship program and equity pricing structure, which was created in order to amplify training access for those who hold marginalized identities and those experiencing significant financial hardship.

If neither of those qualifications apply to you, we ask you to please consider other payment options, including using the tiered equity pricing structure and payment plans, or supporting others in our community who have decreased access to financial resources by enrolling as a Sustainer or Supporter, if this is accessible to you.

COMMUNITY
$399 USD
SUSTAINER
$449 USD
SUPPORTER
$499 USD


Need a payment plan or partial scholarship?

COMMUNITY
3 monthly payments of
$133 USD
SUSTAINER
3 monthly payments of
$149.67 USD
SUPPORTER
3 monthly payments of
$166.34 USD
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Cultivating Compassion

"I have found that Yoga can open up a realm of possibilities to create a life that works with the ebbs and flows of chronic illness, not against it. A life where it's about 'both / and', where curiosity and creativity can flourish, where cultivating compassion and a sense of agency is centered, where interconnectedness with other beings, the land, my breath and my body has been transformative."

– Audrey (Auzhó Yoga)

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