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 is a 200 hour certified Level 1 Yoga Instructor, an experienced Yoga Therapist and a certified Health Coach. Juanita started her yoga
practice working 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. Juanita also earned her MBA in
Health Administration degree from University of Colorado Denver in 2010.
She has coached clients on health and wellness since 2005. Juanita has used lifestyle and wellness therapies (including a clean eating diet, yoga, yoga therapy, fitness, meditation, yogic breath techniques, and art therapies) to heal and successfully manage her PTSD, chronic pain after an auto accident in her late twenties and multiple sclerosis (diagnosed in her early thirties). Juanita believes she has experienced psychological, physical and neurological sickness her whole life for a reason, "It's difficult to understand and help those who are sick, unless you've been sick too. I needed to heal myself first so as to understand how to heal and help others improve their health and achieve a high quality of life."