Women’s Health Immersion

Women’s Health 24-hour Training

Austin, Texas | December 3-6, 2018

About

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.

Austin, Texas

Course Dates

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

The Curriculum

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.

Training Structure

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.

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Assistant Teachers

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 Tashkovski

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

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

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.

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Kaitlyn Asken

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.

Course Tuition

$800

Enrollment

Price includes the course tuition & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

PRICING AND POLICIES

A one-time, full payment of $800 (which includes a $250 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit) will secure your spot in the 24-hour training course. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until September 24, 2018. The tuition payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after September 24, 2018.

Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until September 24, 2018.

The tuition payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after September 24, 2018There are no refunds or transfers of payments after this deadline.

We realize that some extenuating circumstances may prohibit you from attending, which may include inclement weather & other circumstances beyond your control. However, due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the event centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.

Your enrollment covers the full training tuition for the 24-hour course and a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

Travel, accommodations, & meals are organized by each participant. We highly recommend travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances.

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.

Click here for information on the Mansion’s location, including suggestions for parking.

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.

Apply Here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes! This course is designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners. If you have a consistent yoga practice and a desire to learn more, then we would love to have you join!

Yes. Yoga Medicine’s courses are designed for yoga teachers and practitioners with a dedicated practice, so we will assume you have ample awareness to modify your practice as necessary. We will have assistants who can help you modify in practice, so please make sure to let them know about the condition that you’re working with. Also, you are always welcome to learn through observation during the asana practices.

Please bring a yoga mat, block, strap, the props you use regularly in your practice, and something to write with. We will provide a detailed course manual that follows the lecture presentation and there is ample room for jotting down your notes. If you are an avid note-taker then bring an extra notepad!

Please note that this training is being held at an event venue, not a yoga studio – so extra yoga equipment will not be provided. You will receive further information after registration.

You are welcome to take still photos throughout the training, but please plan to leave your cell phone off and tucked away during the practices. We do not allow video or audio recording.

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

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"Just shifting your ability to approach your yoga practice as a form of medicine can be really powerful." Tiffany Cruikshank