Women’s Health 24-hour Training
Austin, Texas | December 3-6, 2018
Join us in Austin, Texas for a brand new course on Women’s Health this December. This 4-day course will begin with a daily asana & meditation practice varying from simple vinyasa practices to more hatha based & restorative practices to work with each phase of the cycle. Each 4 hour afternoon session will be primarily lecture with interactive components & case studies to help seal the information in. By the end of the training, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of the female reproductive cycle and effective strategies for personal practice and/or work with students. This training is open to yoga teachers, serious inquisitive students and specialists in the field with yoga experience.
December 3-6, 2018
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The curriculum is geared towards yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners who want to learn more. These trainings are not suitable for yoga novices. These urban-centered, shorter courses allow our teachers to continue their education without having to commit to a full week away or a long plane ride. The price of these trainings includes the training only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations.
Yoga Medicine’s shorter courses are typically 2-5 days in length and are hosted at yoga studios, event spaces, or conference centers around the world. These trainings usually begin with a daily morning practice relevant to the course content and follow with afternoon teacher training lectures and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information. Some immersions have recommended prep work to review before the immersion begins.
What to Expect
This course begins with a look at the physiology of the female reproductive cycle from a Western and Chinese medicine perspective. Then we’ll look at how to use this information to support each phase of the cycle and fertility as a representation of a healthy cycle. We’ll look at strategies for working with and supporting women trying to get pregnant as well as those undergoing IVF and working to prevent miscarriage and take a brief look at male infertility. We’ll also take a peek at the most common female reproductive issues including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and menopause. We will discuss how lifestyle, mediation, and yoga practices can influence all of this as we go. Since the Chinese Medicine perspective is the backbone of our work this week participants are required to read & know Voices of Qi chapters 1-2.
Anticipated Daily Schedule:
- 2 hour morning practice (8 – 10am)
- Afternoon lecture & practicum (12 – 4pm)
When planning your travel arrangements, please keep in mind you must be present for the entire training to receive the certificate of completion for the 24-hour teacher training credit. This attendance rule is required for both the general participant as well as those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500/1000-hour program.
Please plan your commute to ensure you arrive on time for our first morning practice at 8am on Monday, December 3rd. Plan to depart no earlier than 4pm on Thursday, December 6th.
Meet Your Teacher
TIFFANY CRUIKSHANK, L.AC., MAOM
Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine and has been teaching for over 20 years. She has a premed Bachelors degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Tiffany is the Lead Teacher guiding this training’s lectures and most practices.
Teresa Biggs, AP, DOM
Teresa is a Naples, Florida-based certified yoga teacher & nationally board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a specialty in Women’s Health and Fertility. She completed her 200hr certification with Yoga Medicine and is working to finalize her 500hr advanced training.
Sophie is a 200hr RYT in Syracuse, NY. She recently opened Syracuse Yoga, where Yoga is for Everybody and EveryBODY. Sophie is working toward completion of her 500/1000 hour certification with Yoga Medicine.
Lauren Brown is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist in Austin, Texas. Lauren is working towards her 500/1000hr Yoga Medicine certification.
Cristina Kuhn is the founder of The Yogi Underground and currently splits her time between the Washington DC area and Barbados, where she lives with her family. She is a 500hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Reiki Master, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and nearing completion of her 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine.
Kaitlyn is a 200 E-RYT and a women’s health registered nurse based in San Diego, California. She has over a decade of experience working in the labor, delivery, and postpartum fields. Kaitlyn completed Yoga Medicine’s 200hr teaching training and is currently working towards her 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine.
The Training Location
Affectionately known as The Mansion, the Texas Federation of Women’s Club is a well-preserved Georgian building recognized as a Texas historic landmark and listed with the National Register of Historic Places. Since opening its door over 85 years ago, this beautiful venue has hosted events ranging from weddings, fundraisers, and local women’s group meetings. The Mansion is centrally located, close to downtown hotels, churches, restaurants, and the University of Texas, with easy access to MoPac Expressway and IH-35.
Address: 2312 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705
Click here to learn more about the venue, its location, and parking options.
Price includes the course tuition & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.
PRICING AND POLICIES
Apply this training towards a 500hr certification
If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500hr or 1000hr certification program, then this 24-hour course counts towards your training hours with Yoga Medicine as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.
You do not need to be enrolled in our 500hr/1000hr program to participate. If you are interested to continue training with Yoga Medicine to receive an advanced training certification with us, then you have the option to apply to our 500hr program and this course’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500hr certification process.
If you would like to learn more about our 500hr certification program click here. The link below will take you to the application for joining our program.