Yoga for Arthritis

Yoga for Arthritis: Learning to Move with Ease. Presenter: Maribel Alesna. 

The term “arthritis” is an umbrella term for more than a hundred forms of the disease characterized by joint pain, swelling, stiffness, damage to the joint and surrounding structures. 

Yoga for Arthritis (YFA) was developed at John Hopkins Arthritis Center by a team of rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers and yoga professionals. Combining yoga practices (postures, gentle movement, breathing practices, relaxation, chanting, meditation and education) with medical knowledge this program offers ways to address the unique abilities and limitations of people living with rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis.

This 4-week course meets once a week for 90 minutes. Participants will be asked to complete an intake form during registration. The classes will be experimental and educational Because this program is intended to build lifetime skills, self-efficacy and self-healing, home practice is an essential component to this program.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 8, minimum of 5.

Preregistration Required.

Session Dates and Times:

Saturdays: 11:00-12:30pm

November 2,  9,  December 7,  14

$100/Session by October 2

$125/Session after October 2

Session package expires on last date: December 14. No refunds or extensions. Please email Dina Ellington at: for questions.


Maribel Alesna is a long time wellness enthusiast and spiritual seeker, is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, Yoga for Arthritis teacher and certified Yoga of the Heart teacher, trained to teach people living with cardiac conditions or cancer. She specializes in using therapeutic yoga practices to alleviate stress in the work place. Viewing pain and injury through the lens of yoga’s biopsychosocial-spirtual model, has transformed Maribe’ls life; she offers the insight of her own experience in classes and private sessions.












Available Options:

Yoga for Arthritis 4 Week Session by October 2

Yoga for Arthritis 4 Week Session after October 2








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