Tiffany Cruikshank   L.Ac, MAOM, RYT : Yoga & Holistic Medicine
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Yoga Medicine

500-hour & 1000-hour
Advanced Yoga Medicine Teacher Training

 

 

This training is meant for serious teachers dedicated to a high standard of learning.

We're RAISING THE BAR with our 1000-hour Master Teacher Certification!  We believe that an experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare network and with our credentials people know that when they have a teacher with our training they can trust that they have a teacher who is knowledgeable and experienced. 

The 500-hour & 1000-hour advanced trainings focus on anatomy & creating personalized therapeutic yoga prescriptions by using a combination of western anatomy & physiology infused with traditional eastern philosophy. Also, by deepening your personal practice within the trainings you will deepen your teaching from a place of experiential knowledge. 

Each module has an intensive practice component as well as some or all of the following: yoga therapeutics, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, sequencing, assisting/adjusting, holistic health, advanced postures, restorative/yin postures, pranayama, meditation and case studies. 

This program is customized by you and specifically designed without a beginning & ending point. Because this is an advanced training it is meant to be done over the course of a several years so that you can incorporate and use the information as you go, that way you can get the most out of the training. 

Because all of our modules are done in retreat format, this teacher training attracts teachers from all over the world and can be done from anywhere as long as you can attend the retreats you've chosen.  You're welcome to pick retreats based on the location, date or the content of the module.  

There is no time restriction to complete the program, so you can take as long as you like.

 

  

Customize your program with the following modules:

 

  • Therapeutic Sequencing Module: weekend module on the art of therapeutic sequencing (25hrs)

  • Shoulder & Arm Module: anatomy, biomechanics, function, dysfunction & case studies (60hrs) 

  • Hip & Leg Module: anatomy, biomechanics, function, dysfunction & case studies (60hrs)

  • Spine Module: anatomy, biomechanics, function, dysfunction & case studies (60hrs)

  • Sequencing with Purpose: the art of sequencing with anatomy & philosophy (60hrs)

  • Developing your Voice as a Teacher: the psychology of yoga meets traditional philosophy, getting clear in your purpose as a person & as a teacher (60hrs)

  • Assistanting: assisting & adjusting, refining your touch, hands-on training (60hrs)

  • Seva: learning the art of compassionate teaching through service (60hrs)

  • Detox & Holistic Health: nutrition, holistic health & myofascial release (25hrs)

  • Internal Medicine I- Digestion, Women's Health & Thyroid: understanding the physiology & sequencing to create therapeutic yoga practices for common issues in these areas (60hrs)

  • Internal Medicine II- Nervous System, Circulatory System, Heart & Lungs: understanding the physiology & sequencing to create therapeutic yoga practices for common issues in these areas (60hrs)

  • Internal Medicine III- Cancer, Autoimmune Diseases & Chronic Fatigue: understanding & sequencing to create therapeutic yoga practices for these issues (60hrs)

  • Sports Medicine: creating therapeutic yoga practices for common issues in athletes (60hrs)

  • Chinese Medicine & Myofascial Release: Chinese Medicine Theory & Meridians and how it applies to yoga, myofascial release techniques to help with chronic tension & pain (60hrs)
    • Continuing Education for Certified Teachers: weekend course to keep you current with new information and techniques

     

     

     

    500-hour Yoga Medicine Training Requirements:

    • 200 hour teacher training certificate from a certified school
    • Case Study homework (30hrs)- instructions given upon completion of first module, email for instructions
    • Completion of (270hrs) from the above list.  Documented with location, date & hours and handed in upon completion of the program with case studies.  
    • We allow & recommend repeating modules, that's the best way to learn something you really want to understand.

     

     

    1000-hour Advanced Yoga Medicine Training Requirements:

    • 500 hour teacher training certificate from TiffanyYoga or an approved school
    • Case Study Thesis (50 hours)- instructions given upon completion of the first 500hrs, email for instructions
    • Completion of 390 hours from the above list.  Documented with location, date & hours and handed in upon completion with case studies.  
    • We allow & recommend repeating modules, that's the best way to learn something you really want to understand
    • Within the (390hrs) required above you have the option to repeat Hip, Shoulder & Spine and complete the Sports Medicine Module for a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
    • Within the (390hrs) required above you have the option to complete Internal Medicine modules I-III and the Oriental Medicine & Myofascial Release Module for a specialty in Internal Medicine

     

     

     

    *Once you have completed one of the certification programs you are eligible to be listed on our website as a certified teacher for our referral network.  In order to maintain the high caliber of training that we expect from our teachers, once you are certifed we require you to attend at least one course a year once you have completed your training in order to be part of our online list of teachers.  It can be a weekend course or a week long course but you must complete this to keep your listing on the website current so students & referrals know you commited to your education and training.  It's also a way to keep us all connected, informed and inspired and to maintain the highest level of training within our community.*

     

    Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200hr teacher training (does not have to be from this training)

    Application process: We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a higher level of proficiency. Please download and email your application to info@tiffanyyoga.com

    Click Here to Download a PDF Application to this Program

    **Once your application is approved, a $500 deposit will hold your space in the retreat you choose to enroll in. All payments are refundable minus a $100 application fee up until 60 days (sometimes longer if noted) prior to the retreat, after that time payment is non-refundable & non-transferable. Payment for each module is due in full 30 days prior to the start date (sometimes longer if noted) for that module at which time all payment is non-refundable & non-transferable.

     

     

     

     

    Current Calendar of Advanced Teacher Training Modules

     

      

     

     

    2014:

    Hawaii Retreat (60hrs)

    **SOLD OUT**
    Assisting Module
    February 2-9th, 2014
    Must be approved, only 10 spots available
    $2290 for a double room
    Email Info@TiffanyYoga.com to apply

    Price inludes a light breakfast, full brunch, light snack & dinner daily, room & teacher training.  Plane & airport transfer not included.  Deposit refundable minus $100 application fee before Oct 1st, non-refundable, non-transferable after Oct 1st.  Payment due in full by Jan 1st to attend retreat.  Retreat begins with dinner on Feb 2nd and ends with morning practice and breakfast on Feb 9th.  For more info email Info@TiffanyYoga.com

     

    Double occupancy room




    Thailand Retreat (60hrs)

    **SOLD OUT**
    Chinese Medicine & Myofascial Release Module
    March 9-16th, 2014
    More information here

    $1990- double room **SOLD OUT**(email Info@TiffanyYoga.com to get on the waitlist)
    $2390- single room **SOLD OUT**(email Info@TiffanyYoga.com to get on the waitlist)

    Price inludes a light breakfast, full brunch, light snack & dinner daily, room & teacher training.  Plane & airport transfer not included.  Deposit refundable minus $100 application fee before Dec 1st, non-refundable, non-transferable after Dec 1st.  Payment due in full by Feb 1st to attend retreat.  Retreat begins with dinner on March 9th and ends with morning practice and breakfast on March16th.  Click here for more details or email Info@TiffanyYoga.com for retreat location or questions.

    Double occupancy room
    Single occupancy room

    Kripalu Retreat (25hrs)

    Detox Module
    April 20-25th, 2014
    Transform Yourself- 5 day detox
    Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, MA
    Call 1-800-741-7353. to register
    Click here for more information

     

    Kripalu Retreat (25hrs)

    Yoga for Athletes Module
    June 22-27th, 2014
    Click here for more information

     

     

    Napa Module (60hrs)

    **SOLD OUT** (please email Info@TiffanyYoga.com to get on the waitlist)
    Shoulder Module
    August 10-17th, 2014

    Dorm room- $1890 **SOLD OUT**
    Double room- $2390 **SOLD OUT**
    Single room- $2990 **SOLD OUT**

    **Please email Info@TiffanyYoga.com to get on the waitlist**

    This module will focus on the anatomy of the shoulder as well as the function & possible dysfunction of the shoulder joint.  Each day will begin with a 2hr vinyasa practice to set the groudwork for the teacher training component that afternoon and then each day will end with a more restorative class before dinner.  

    Price inludes 3 meals a day, lodging & teacher training.  Plane & airport transfer not included.  Deposit refundable minus $100 application fee before June 1st, non-refundable, non-transferable after June 1st.  Payment due in full by July 1st to attend retreat.The retreat begins with dinner on August 10th and ends with a vinyasa class from 7-9am followed by breakfast on August 17th.  For more information email Info@TiffanyYoga.com

    Dorm occupancy room
    Double occupancy room
    Single occupancy room

    NYC Module (25hrs)

    Hip Module
    Sept 29th- Oct 2nd, 2014 
    TriYoga, London 
    More info coming soon...

     

    NYC Module (25hrs)

    Sequencing with Purpose Module
    Nov 3-6th, 2014
    Pure Yoga, NYC
    Click here for more information