ABOUT YOGA MEDICINE®
Yoga Medicine® is a thorough, anatomically based training system that trains teachers across the globe to work more powerfully with their students.
Yoga Medicine® is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function & dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively with healthcare practitioners. Our community of teachers is trained in Eastern & Western modalities to effectively work with doctors & practitioners of many types so that they can understand the student better & apply the practice to the individual. Our job is to be of service to & support the medical system & the medical providers by working with them to assist their patients along their journey to health.
Yoga Medicine® is not a style of yoga but rather a training that educates the teacher to understand the body & create individualized yoga programs for the student based on their understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, physiology & the traditional practice of yoga. Our teachers are committed to continued education, setting the bar for exceptional knowledge & teaching in the international yoga community with well over 1000hrs of education.
Educate & empower teachers to use yoga therapeutically based on a deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology & the integration of eastern & western methodologies.
Create an international resource of yoga teachers with a depth of knowledge who support the healthcare systems & individuals.
Tiffany Cruikshank’s strength lies in her ability to fuse the two worlds of eastern & western medicine together & apply it to the practice of yoga in an accessible & relevant way. Tiffany has been teaching for over 20 years, has a pre-med Bachelors degree in Medicinal Plant Biology & a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
“A therapeutic practice isn’t just for the elderly or the injured; it’s about optimizing the experience for anyone.” Tiffany Cruikshank
OUR HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT
Yoga Medicine® was officially founded by Tiffany Cruikshank in April 2014 as a way to connect patients & doctors with experienced yoga teachers. As a healthcare provider, Tiffany knew firsthand the desire among healthcare providers to utilize yoga, but the difficulty in finding a teacher with an understanding of the body from a western medicine perspective who could create an individualized, therapeutic yoga practice.
Prior to Yoga Medicine®, Tiffany trained hundreds of teachers under the name TiffanyYoga in a similar therapeutic modality. Tiffany’s vision with Yoga Medicine® was to create a resource for doctors & patients, as well as a platform on which teachers & doctors could present information from many different views to promote community education in this fast-growing field of health & wellness.
Yoga Medicine’s goal is to deliver modern, relevant information that leaves room for individual differences from one person to another. It recognizes that each injury or illness is unique to the person & needs to be treated as such. Yoga Medicine® trains teachers to a higher level of education so they can work with their students on an individual, case by case basis. Although the Yoga Medicine® training system is rigorous & demanding, it leaves teachers with the highest training credentials & the ability to work in many different settings & with many different individuals.
Yoga Medicine’s contributors are first & foremost scientists in the sense that they embrace many different ways to approach each topic & welcome differing opinions & the need for deeper research. All Yoga Medicine® teacher trainers & contributors have exceptional training & experience in their specific specialties.
AS FEATURED IN
Yoga Medicine® is a registered trademark used to identify products & services offered by Tiffany Cruikshank & designated teachers related to the study & practice of yoga. None of these products or services involve the practice of medicine or take the place of medical consultation. We urge you to consult a physician or other health care professional of your choice before undertaking any form of exercise, including yoga, to make sure that it is safe & appropriate for you.