200-hour Teacher Training
AUSTIN, TEXAS | JULY — DECEMBER, 2019
Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program was created from over 15 years of experience from Yoga Medicine’s founder, Tiffany Cruikshank, and is delivered to you by a team of our senior yoga trainers. The program consists of two separate training weeks and in between these retreat-style weeks, you will hone your knowledge with weekly online lectures, home practices, and video tutorials through your private online coursework system. Each training week includes 7 nights accommodation and 3 delicious vegetarian meals prepared specially for us at the charming and tranquil Ancient Yoga Center in Austin, Texas.
The 200-hour program is designed to give you a foundation in Week 1, an introduction to the knowledge that you need to understand how to teach yoga. The homework period gives you a structured weekly review to help you integrate the information into your personal practice and sample teaching. This is done via a private online portal where you and your classmates receive weekly homework assignments, lecture videos, group discussion, quizzes, and much more. When you return for Week 2, you will be prepared to tie it all together and deliver your first class as a yoga teacher. You will graduate Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour yoga teacher training with a solid understanding of anatomy, alignment, safe adjustments, and a mind full of sequences to build into classes for your community.
July 12-19, 2019
July 20 – December 7, 2019
December 8-15, 2019
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The Yoga Medicine 200-hour yoga teacher training is designed for the serious student who would like to start teaching yoga, as well as those who would like to deepen their own knowledge and personal practice. We designed this program to allow for greater flexibility for individuals with careers and families by offering two separate week-long trainings with online coursework in between. The accessible content keeps you engaged in the training once you return to your regular schedule and you receive a powerful community experience while immersed in the two retreat weeks.
Yoga Medicine’s curriculum is created with a sound knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and adjustments. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach and guide your students through a practice that educates, inspires, and heals. Since each person finds their own unique calling within yoga, our program encourages a creative focus to unlock each student’s individual potential. There is no script or set sequence to memorize, just your own unique voice that will grow with confidence as a certified yoga teacher.
What to Expect
We offer a flexible program that includes 2 weeklong intensive retreats with online coursework in between.
During the first retreat, mornings begin with a 2-hour yoga practice followed by breakfast. Our days are filled with intensive study delving into anatomy, alignment, and adjustments of the yoga postures – all of which lays the foundation for your teaching. The evenings include lectures and a short restorative practice before dinner. Each day will end with homework and self-reflection.
In the 4-5 months in between the retreats, you will be given weekly homework assignments consisting of online lectures, review, practice teaching, pop quizzes, and recommendations for your personal practice. You should plan for 3-4 hours a week of homework plus your regular yoga practice.
On the second retreat, we will bring all the elements of teaching yoga together with classes on sequencing and refining your teaching voice. There will be plenty of asana review and practice teaching with valuable feedback to hone your skills as a teacher.
Both training weeks are filled with daily information, so please plan any travel or sightseeing to take place before or after the training weeks.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Application of Anatomy to Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy
- Pranayama & Meditation
- Inspiring and Motivating your Students
- Business & Ethics
- Observation & Practice Teaching
Pre-requisites & Application
A minimum of one-year consistent practice, defined as a regular 3-6 day per week yoga practice. We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a higher level of proficiency. Please fill out and submit your application online.
Meet Your Teachers
This training will be lead by a team of Yoga Medicine teachers that have all completed extensive Yoga Medicine trainings and are personally mentored by Tiffany Cruikshank.
Valerie Knopik is a Senior Research Scientist, Professor ofHuman Development & Family Studies and E-RYT 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a PhD in Psychology, Valerie is extremely active in mental health research, focusing on how our internal biology and our external physical environment can interact to positively change our mental health landscape.
Rachel is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown New Zealand. Some of her students are strong vinyasa yogis aiming to deepen their personal practice. Others come for the slower, more subtle exploration of Yin yoga. And her therapeutic private yoga students want to learn how yoga can help them feel stronger, more stable, and more serene.
As an E-RYT yoga teacher and head softball coach, Brie focuses on the mindfulness practices of yoga and anatomy to guide her students and athletes. While Brie loves being in the seat of teacher, she thinks of herself as a student first and enjoys how she always discovers something new about yoga and herself when teaching and practicing yoga.
Megan is a mom to three, SUP yoga teacher and studio owner outside of Atlanta (200 ERYT + YACEP). With a combined degree in Kinesiology and certification in Thai massage, she works with clients to address injury, re-establish ease and function in the body, and build daily meditation practices. Her favorite mantra is “Everything is unfolding as it should.”
DIANE MALASPINA, PHD
Diane is a psychologist, yoga teacher, Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, and consultant working in the field of health and wellness since 2001. Diane’s work is split between developing therapeutic yoga and meditation programs in her community and her consulting business as a psychologist. Diane is currently working on a 1000 hour certification with Yoga Medicine.
Allie is a Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist, RYT 500 and RPYT based in Boulder, Colorado. She specializes in Myofascial Release and Prenatal Yoga and has a passion for therapeutics in yoga. She leads YTTs, workshops, group classes and private lessons. Allie is currently working towards her 1000-hour certification with Yoga Medicine.
The Ancient Yoga Center
The Ancient Yoga Center sits on the picturesque 230 acre property of Radha Madhav Dham, in the Hill Country just 30 minutes south of downtown Austin, Texas. A mesmerizing feature of this rolling land’s beauty is that it creates the ideal environment for exploring along their many paths, self-reflection and meditation.
This is a place to relax and rejuvenate in the tranquil ashram atmosphere and experience the beautiful outdoors.
The centerpiece of Radha Madhav Dham is its temple and ashram buildings with spectacular architecture that are surrounded by a tranquil atmosphere filled with charming gardens, walking paths, fountains and ponds. The Temple was rated #10 in Newsmax’s Most Fascinating Cathedrals and Houses of Worship in America. Ancient Yoga Center’s team of chefs create the daily meals based on the seasonal offering and are well-known for delivering vegetarian (excluding eggs), nourishing, satisfying and delicious meals! Click here to view photos of the catering at the Ancient Yoga Center.
After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead. You are also welcome to find out more here.
Comfortable yet basic, these rooms overlook the beautiful grounds of the Ancient Yoga Center and are a great option for those who desire simple and peaceful relaxation.
- Four twin beds per room (regardless if you choose a single, double or triple accommodation)
- Choose between private or shared hall bathrooms
- All rooms have individually controlled heat & air conditioning
- Simply furnished, quite rustic, clean & well-cared for
PRICING AND POLICIES
Before You Register
If you would like to join this 200-hour yoga teacher training Austin, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the Yoga Medicine 200-hour program. An in-depth overview of the 200-hour curriculum and structure can be found here. Once your application has been approved, please proceed with registering for the room and payment plan of your choice.
If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at Info@YogaMedicine.com.
Note: if you have already submitted an application or you have been approved for the 200-hour program, then you do not need to re-apply.