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Founder Tiffany Cruikshank

About Tiffany Cruikshank

Founder of Yoga Medicine® and internationally acclaimed due to her ability to fuse the two worlds of eastern and western medicine together and apply it to the practice of yoga in an accessible and relevant way.

An international yoga teacher, author and health and wellness expert, Tiffany Cruikshank is known as a teacher’s teacher and has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications.

Teaching for over 25 years, Tiffany has a premed Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. She’s worked with celebrities, pro athletes, and corporate professionals alike in her own private clinics as well as at the Nike World Headquarters where she kickstarted and ran the Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Yoga for Athletes programs in Portland, Oregon. For over 20 years she has been intertwining the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga to empower students & teachers to therapeutically support individuality, health & wellness.

Her teaching methods combine science & research (anatomy, physiology, pathology) with traditional practices to meet the individual and support three dimensional wellness. She has trained over 15,000 yoga teachers & medical professionals around the world to individualize care and serve the student & healthcare systems. Tiffany began leading informal teacher trainings out of her home in 2003 and began leading Yoga Alliance approved teacher trainings in 2008 as TiffanyYoga. Yoga Medicine® was founded in 2014 out of a desire to bring therapeutic, individualized care to the people & the healthcare systems by providing highly trained teachers to serve the communities.

Tiffany founded the Yoga Medicine® Seva Foundation nonprofit in 2015 to mobilize our community to support a culture that has given us this practice of yoga by providing care, education & vocational skills to women rescued from trafficking in India.

Yoga Medicine® Online was founded in 2020 to bring therapeutic resources to students online through practices & education. The Yoga Medicine® Podcast launched in 2021 to provide free online resources to learn, connect and inspire!

She has graced the cover of over a dozen magazines including: Prevention, Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, Origin Magazine, and Thrive Magazine. She has been a contributor to many major publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Forbes, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Dr. Oz, Self, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Healthline, Glamor, InStyle, Livestrong, MSN, Popsugar, Shape, Dr. Axe, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, More, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Triathlete, Organic Authority, Yahoo, Yoga Digest, American Fitness, Cosmopolitan, WW, Men’s Health, Parade, Natural Health and more.

You can take class with her on Yoga Medicine® Online, train with her on Yoga Medicine®, learn with her on the Yoga Medicine® Podcast or check out her books, Meditate Your Weight and Optimal Health For A Vibrant Life.

“Yoga Medicine® is about understanding the body from a western viewpoint and fusing that with the richness of the traditional practice of yoga to get a potency that applies to the modern day person in order to support the overwhelmed, overburdened medical systems of the world.”


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