Love, kindness, compassion, acceptance and respect
for one's own body in any condition,
under any circumstance
Tiare offers "Aloha for Arthritis" in the same manner that she shares the Aloha Spirit in her hula performances.
Students enjoy her gentle approach, and her soothing, yet energizing voice, as they are guided to explore ways to empower their bodies to their fullest potential. Tiare utilizes imagery and visualization techniques to help students connect with fresh perspectives and healthier habits that will improve their overall well being.
Students describe leaving her yoga classes in an "island state of mind".
ABOUT YOGA FOR ARTHRITIS
Yoga for Arthritis (YFA) was developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers and yoga therapists. Combining yoga practices with medical knowledge, this program offers modifications to address the unique abilities and limitations of rheumatoid and/or osteo-arthritis patients. In a 7- year randomized clinical trial, program participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, disease biomarkers, physical fitness, psychological functioning, and quality of life.
Compared to Other Yoga Classes, YFA Classes:
·Customize yoga to the needs and limitations of each student
·Use breath and mental focus components for mental health and coping skills
·Provide supportive social connections to encourage reframing of the disease
·Low/no impact Optimize Range of Movement
·Increase flexibility- Increase muscle strength and stability