Aqua Yoga For Arthritis
Reduce the pain and stress caused by arthritis
"Aqua Yoga is the Best"
I very enthusiastically recommend this online course. Christa’s instructions are careful and thorough. Christa’s background and expertise cannot be over-emphasized. Through experience and training she has developed methods of safely leading individuals with physical limitations as they explore exercise effectively.
- Katherine, Aqua Yoga Student
Learning aqua yoga for arthritis
from a yogi with arthritis
Is a Declaration of Possibilities
Yes, you can build muscle while respecting your arthritis symptoms. Learn a way to practice daily, instead one painfully sweaty day followed by three sore days of recovery.
Yes, you can return to the things you used do with your friends.
Yes, you can sleep better and be less grumpy with your family.
Yes, you can control your attitude and broaden your self care skills to get through the tough days.
What Students Say...
I have RA, Sjogrens, and Fibromyalgia. I have done yoga in the past, but it was getting difficult and painful to get up and down on a mat. A few years ago I started taking an aqua fit class, but I missed doing yoga. I found Christa and took her online class designed for arthritis.
I was a little apprehensive, but Christa also suffers from RA and is great at giving alternative poses if you have a bad or painful day.
Between the videos and written instructions it was easy to follow and make adjustments so you didn’t aggravate any muscles or joints.
My love of water and yoga has come together for a great full body workout.
- Christina, Aqua Yoga for Arthritis User
What you get
There is no yoga posture to magically cure arthritis.
Sorry to burst that bubble, but keeping it real.
What the course does have is a full suite of tools, so you can apply what you need on any given day.
Full Practice Video
In addition to the full professionally produced 45-minute class practice video, you get a downloadable audio recording of the class that you can use on your phone or tablet poolside.
Also you receive a printable PDF of the sequence that you can laminate so it's waterproof for poolside use.
So Many Resources
for keeping your
You also get a full 35-minute video on the yoga philosophy and science behind aqua yoga for arthritis.
Also, five supplementary videos on how to customize the class for you and a resource section for more information.
Use the guided meditation anytime you need to get your stress and pain levels down.
For When feel like
throwing in the towel
The course workbook is 28 pages and gives you 100 ways to engage in an aqua yoga practice that doesn't involve getting in the pool.
If you're having a rough day it gives you meditation prompts, journaling exercises, hours of resources and other ways to practice yoga that aren't physical.
See aqua yoga in action
Measure your long-term results
How do I know this will work for my arthritis?
The course includes a half hour private session with me
The course materials are excellent, but you might need help with an issue specific to how arthritis impacts you personally.
Also, being in pain is lonely. Our one on one session is an opportunity to connect in person to maximize your progress.
We'll meet one-on-one digitally via Zoom. I'll be in the pool and we'll go over any specific issues you're having in real time.
You'll receive your one-on-one session as a recording also to refer back to anytime.
So Much Material...
Excellent introduction to a completely new (to me!) approach to yoga. Christa is a gifted teacher. I like the mix of presentation formats (print, video, audio), and felt they helped get the concepts of Aqua yoga across.
- Emily, Aqua Yoga Student
Take a leap and do something for yourself
All the support and resources are included in the online course for $144
Here's your value breakdown
Seven Aqua Yoga Videos $50
1/2 hour private session $45
Printable aqua yoga sequence $25
Course Workbook $20
Guided meditation $9
Aqua yoga for arthritis audio sequence $9
Plus your bonus materials:
Video recording of the Aqua Yoga for Arthritis workshop I gave for the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute $35
Bonus materials specifically on aqua yoga for lupus $20
That's $213 worth of materials for your $144 course fee
Getting out of pain and working with someone who 'gets it' because they have arthritis....PRICELESS
Words from people who tried aqua yoga
Aqua yoga Restores Mobility
Before aqua yoga I could no longer get on and off the floor without something to hold on to. Now I can get up and down fine.
Aqua Yoga Reduces Pain
I started aqua yoga at the beginning of 2016 and in three months I have so much less pain. You have made a beautiful difference in my life.
- Barb L
Aqua Yoga Increases Strength
I enjoy the work out we get in the pool. It doesn't task the body, but it invigorates our muscles and strengthens them. At my age, I need to keep active for my general
Meet Your Trainer
Hi, I’m Christa.
I had arthritis for more than 20 years before my diagnosis and had a hard time reconciling everything I'd achieved with all my joint damage. I gave my lifelong yoga practice the credit and now I help other people use the tools of yoga to manage their health. Aqua yoga is my focus because it is kind to people's joints and is so accessible. It's an easy way to start a yoga practice, it allows people who've lost a land practice to continue, and challenges people with an active land practice to explore their bodies in new ways.
Aqua Yoga Specialist
Aquatic Fitness Professional
Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute Certified
Certified Yoga for Arthritis Instructor and Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Professional
MA, Museum Education
Where are you in your arthritis journey?
I just got diagnosed
I've been there. I understand how scary and overwhelming it is.
Adding aqua yoga to your life is a way to develop long-term coping skills for this unexpected curve ball life has thrown at you.
I've been on this arthritis journey for awhile but need something new.
I hear you.
I know where you are, and can give you more tools in your toolbox to stay healthy and sane despite arthritis.
I'm in denial and am going to exercise and alternative therapy my way out of this
I'm leveling with you and telling you I'm not the person to help you.
I help people develop acceptance and coping strategies. I don't offer supplements and therapies you'll see on late night TV.