For 15 years, I have been focused on helping people with all forms of arthritis to thrive. I am a researcher, a yoga therapist, and a health coach with a focus on healthy living with chronic pain. I use evidence-based, heart-centered approaches to help people live more fully no matter what their diagnosis or limitations.
Research is important for expanding knowledge and understanding of clinical conditions and their treatment. However, research that stays in the ivory tower does not transform lives. I am passionate about bringing my academic work into the real work and seeing lives transformed by the practices introduced. I enjoy working with people of every age and every level of experience who come with an open mind and a willingness to try new things.
Dr. Moonaz is not only helping me with my arthritis; she is making sure that my overall health (physical and mental) is taken care of. She gave me a to-do list to work on, and at the same time she gave lot of information and guidance. Thanks, Steffany!
I conduct a thorough assessment that addresses all aspects of health and wellbeing and get to know the students goals and priorities so that we can partner together toward a shared vision of growth and progress.
- PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focused on Health Behavior Change
- Certified Yoga Therapist
- Certified Movement Analyst
For individual sessions, my standard rate is $100/hour. This is reduced with a package deal, a small group, or for special populations (student, senior, etc).
It is my life path. I've been teaching in one way or another for most of my life. It probably started with dance classes as a teen, but I now direct a corporate health coaching program and a university research department. Lifelong learning has always been a value and passion of mine.
My research has focused on the role of mind-body practices for people with arthritis of all ages. My health coaching work has been mostly with employees and their spouses.
Hearing how someone's life was transformed by changing her mindset about her relationship to her health and her body.
Learn what styles and influences guide the practice, whether it is individualized, whether the teacher has experience working with people like you. And then give it a try. It can be hard to know who might be a good fit until you give it a chance.
Why do I want to embark on this exploration? What am I willing to give to the process? What do I hope will shift in my life as a result?