Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis
Successfully Manage Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Improve Quality of Life with Yoga, Meditation and Yogic Breath
Almost half of all those who have multiple sclerosis are on some type of disability and many who have MS are unable to fully function in their life and have a high quality of life. Multiple Sclerosis can cause numerous symptoms from muscular and joint pain, nerve pain, whole body stiffness and tension, weakened muscles, fatigue, low energy, cognitive difficulties, tingling, numbing, tremors, issues with mobility, balance and coordination, and so much more. The good news (and yes there is good news) is that MS symptoms can be successfully managed using wellness therapies such as Yoga, Yogic Stretches, Yogic Breath Techniques and Meditation. In this online course, all of these techniques will be taught. Many with MS have difficulty leaving the home to participate in yoga classes that are at a minimum 1 hour in length. This course is online so students can take the course from home and it is structured so students only have to participate 10-20 minutes at a time.
The online course can be completed in 4 months but students can take as much time as needed to complete the course. This Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis online course includes video tutorials, video presentations, modification videos, course content, weekly practice plans, a downloadable 50 page how-to yoga handbook, downloadable track/schedule, downloadable progress sheet and a downloadable 8 week post course yoga plan.
The instructor and yoga therapist for the course, Juanita Street, was diagnosed with MS in 2013. She is also a 200 hour level 1 certified Yoga Instructor (certified in 2003) and a certified Health Coach. She used to work in a medical clinic as a Yoga Therapist alongside physicians.
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NOTE: This online course is not structured for individuals in Wheelchairs. We are looking to develop an online Chair Yoga course that will go-live in 2018
Juanita grew up with PTSD since childhood, experienced chronic pain throughout her adult life due to a vehicle accident, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and she was diagnosed with MS in 2013. She almost ended up on disability twice (once due to the MS and the second time due to the MS meds). She also struggled with reading comprehension problems, social relational issues and communication problems due to her PTSD, anxiety and depression. She overcame her issues one at a time using art therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, complementary & alternative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. Juanita is off all medications now and only uses herbal and whole-food supplements. She runs twice a week, training for a 10k and half marathon. She continues to practice and teach yoga, works a full-time job while helping people through her health coaching business and online health courses, and goes hiking and kayaking on the weekends. She reduced her chronic pain and MS symptoms by 90%, regaining her quality of life. Juanita also overcame her learning issues and is currently getting her second Masters degree in Military Psychology.
Juanita is a 200 hour certified Level 1 Yoga Instructor, an experienced Yoga Therapist and a certified Health Coach. Juanita used to work in a medical clinic in Centennial, Colorado, partnering
with physicians and physician assistants in the treatment of patients
and their chronic illnesses using yoga therapy, meditation and yogic
breath therapy, before starting her own practice. She has been coaching clients since 2005, and have found new ways of supporting individuals in health improvement and empowerment.