Professional Narrative

Dr. Moonaz lives in her childhood hometown with her husband, two fabulous kids, and an adorable mutt named Luna. She spends many weekend and part of the summer in Baltimore, MD near Patterson Park. She identifies as short, female, Jewish, vegan, bisexual, and an ever-evolving advocate for inclusion. As a former modern dancer, she frequently holds impromptu living room dance parties and has occasionally been seen dancing down the aisles of the grocery store. Her dharma, or path, is to help alleviate suffering through the mind-body connection, which she tries to do in her own life as well as through her research and teaching. Dr. Moonaz is incredibly grateful to be serving in her role at MUIH.

Dr. Moonaz lives in her childhood hometown with her husband, two fabulous kids, and an adorable mutt named Luna. She spends many weekend and part of the summer in Baltimore, MD near Patterson Park. She identifies as short, female, Jewish, vegan, bisexual, and an ever-evolving advocate for inclusion. As a former modern dancer, she frequently holds impromptu living room dance parties and has occasionally been seen dancing down the aisles of the grocery store. Her dharma, or path, is to help alleviate suffering through the mind-body connection, which she tries to do in her own life as well as through her research and teaching. Dr. Moonaz is incredibly grateful to be serving in her role at MUIH.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Missenda, M. (2021). Yoga therapy and pharmaceuticals: A cautious approach to interaction. In D. Finlayson & L. Hyland Robertson (Eds.). Yoga therapy foundations, tools, and practice: A comprehensive textbook, London: Singing Dragon.

Moonaz S, Whitehead AM, Lawrence L, Natividad D, Kindred D, Nielsen, A, Teets R. Yoga Therapy Dyads: A novel approach to chronic pain management in underserved populations. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2020 Dec 13:S1550-8307(20)30410-9.

Courses

ISCI631 Intro to Complementary and Integrative Health

RSCH601: Introduction to Research Literacy in Integrative Health

Awards

2017 2018 & 2019 Great Esteem award.

Faculty Poster Award, Annual Research Symposium, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD, 2020

Personal Narrative

Dr. Moonaz lives in her childhood hometown with her husband, two fabulous kids, and an adorable mutt named Luna. She spends many weekend and part of the summer in Baltimore, MD near Patterson Park. She identifies as short, female, Jewish, vegan, bisexual, and an ever-evolving advocate for inclusion. As a former modern dancer, she frequently holds impromptu living room dance parties and has occasionally been seen dancing down the aisles of the grocery store. Her dharma, or path, is to help alleviate suffering through the mind-body connection, which she tries to do in her own life as well as through her research and teaching. Dr. Moonaz is incredibly grateful to be serving in her role at MUIH. Dr. Moonaz lives in her childhood hometown with her husband, two fabulous kids, and an adorable mutt named Luna. She spends many weekend and part of the summer in Baltimore, MD near Patterson Park. She identifies as short, female, Jewish, vegan, bisexual, and an ever-evolving advocate for inclusion. As a former modern dancer, she frequently holds impromptu living room dance parties and has occasionally been seen dancing down the aisles of the grocery store. Her dharma, or path, is to help alleviate suffering through the mind-body connection

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