Steffany Moonaz

Steffany Moonaz, PhD, MFA, RYT 500, is a yoga therapist and researcher specializing in rheumatic diseases. She currently serves as assistant director of academic research at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, which offers the nation’s only MS in yoga therapy. Steffany spent eight years at Johns Hopkins University, developing and evaluating a yoga program for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which has been replicated in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. She is the founder of Yoga for Arthritis, an organization bringing evidence-based yoga programs to people with arthritis nationwide, as well as educating yoga professionals to work safely and effectively with this population.