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 are trained in eastern & western modalities to effectively work with doctors & practitioners of many types so that they can understand the student better and 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 and 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 and the integration of eastern & western methodologies
Create an international resource of yoga teachers with a depth of knowledge who support the healthcare systems and individuals
Tiffany Cruikshank’s strength lies in her ability to fuse the two worlds of eastern & western medicine together and apply it to the practice of yoga in an accessible and relevant way. Tiffany has been teaching for over 20 years, has a premed Bachelors degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
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 and patients, as well as a platform on which teachers and 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 and 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 and demanding, it leaves teachers with the highest training credentials and the ability to work in many different settings & with many different individuals.
Yoga Medicine’s contributors are first and foremost scientists in the sense that they embrace many different ways to approach each topic and welcome differing opinions and the need for deeper research. All Yoga Medicine teacher trainers & contributors have exceptional training & experience in their specific specialties.
Yoga Medicine is a trademark used to identify products and services offered by Tiffany Cruikshank related to the study and 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 and appropriate for you.