CADAVER DISSECTION LAB
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (30 HOURS)
BOULDER, COLORADO | SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2019
Yoga Medicine’s Cadaver Dissection Lab offers the unique opportunity to examine cadavers in an academic setting with a yoga lens. This training is geared towards yoga teachers seeking a hands-on experience to deepen their knowledge of anatomy, fascial interconnections, and their relationship to movement or dysfunction. Each day will consist of cadaver dissection led by Todd Garcia, a Master Dissector and Director of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, and Tiffany Cruikshank, Yoga Medicine’s founding teacher with over 20 years of experience as an advanced teacher, acupuncturist with a sports medicine focus, and a trained anatomist.
Together, Tiffany and Todd will guide daily skin-to-bone dissections of untreated cadavers while each student learns through hands-on participation. The dissection uses untreated, fresh-tissue cadavers which provides a much more detailed visual of the layering of fascial tissues and natural anatomical composition. The five-day training is designed to compliment Yoga Medicine’s advanced teacher training curriculum with a focus on the fascial layers, the body’s biomechanical function, and dysfunction.
September 20-24, 2019
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The Cadaver Dissection Lab is for yoga teachers who have a hearty interest in anatomy and want to take their anatomical knowledge to the next level. There is no requisite for previous medical or dissection experience, however, we do expect participants to come with a strong familiarity of physiological terminology and anatomical knowledge. While this training will irrefutably enhance anyone’s understanding of the body’s mechanics, it behooves you to know the musculature, its origin and insertion points, and the role of various muscle groups before the training. This knowledge will allow you to connect these concepts to the living form as witnessed in an untreated dissection. We highly recommend having completed one or more of Yoga Medicine’s orthopedic trainings (hip, spine, shoulder) or the myofascial release training.
This training focuses on deepening your understanding of the anatomical modules investigated in Yoga Medicine’s curriculum. Unlike our other yoga teacher trainings, there will be no asana practice. Participants will become more familiar with superficial fascial layers, the fascia, muscular origins/insertions, nervous systems and many other robust components of the human form.
The price of this training includes the tuition and the cadaver dissection only, making it accessible for local teachers or freedom for those who want to find their own food and accommodations.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- SEPTEMBER 20TH
- 9am-12pm: Pre-Dissection Lecture
- 12-2pm: Break
- 2-5pm: Dissection Lab
- SEPTEMBER 21ST-23RD
- 9am-5pm: Dissection Lab (full days)
- SEPTEMBER 24TH
- 9am-12pm: Dissection Lab
- 12-2pm: Break
- 2-5pm: Post-Dissection Seminar
During this training, all participants are responsible for the coordination of their own meals, accommodation and travel. You must fill out the Cadaver Dissection Lab application AND be accepted into Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour/1000-hour program in order to attend this training.
Cadaver Dissection Lab (30 hours)
This immersion yoga teacher training in Boulder offers an incredible opportunity for participants to widen their anatomical knowledge by exploring the real human form in a yoga anatomist context using untreated, fresh-tissue cadavers. The 5-day yoga teacher training is lead by Tiffany Cruikshank and Todd Garcia, a master dissector with over 10,000 hours of dissection experience and a deep familiarity of presenting anatomical dissections to participants with a yoga-focused background. Each day will infuse hands-on lab hours with lectures to help you relate your discoveries in the physical dissection to the clinical and movement observations from your yoga teaching background.
No previous experience with dissections or cadavers is necessary to attend this training, but we highly recommend that you brush up on your human anatomy beforehand.
This training counts as 30 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour certification. You must be present for the entire training to receive the certificate of completion for the 30 hour teacher training credit.
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
An international yoga teacher, author, and wellness expert, Tiffany is known as a teacher’s teacher who has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications.
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 began leading informal teacher trainings out of her home to local teachers in her area in 2003 and began leading Yoga Alliance approved 200hr teacher trainings in 2008 and Yoga Alliance approved 500hr teacher trainings in 2009 as TiffanyYoga. Her teaching methods combine the western knowledge of the body (anatomy, kinesiology & physiology) with the eastern tradition of yoga.
Todd Garcia is owner and director of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. where he teaches human anatomy classes to students of more than 20 different schools ranging from entry level massage therapist to graduate students. Todd also teaches human anatomy for the Emergency Medicine Department of Front Range Community College, Boulder, Colorado.
Todd specializes in human dissection and has been teaching anatomy for 15 years. He has worked together with anatomy/physiology textbook publisher Benjamin Pearson, and Author, Thomas Myeres in the creation of anatomy/physiology textbooks and DVD’s. For 7 years Todd taught human anatomy continuing education classes at the Anatomical Institute of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Todd’s dissection experience is in the range of 10,000 hours. His region of specialty is the cranium.
Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment (LAE)
Address: 5401 Western Ave, Boulder, CO 80301
NOTE: The entire training will be held at LAE including the pre-dissection lecture, cadaver dissections, and post-dissection seminar.
Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc., is an established educational institution specializing in human anatomy. Classes and projects range from entry-level to doctoral thesis research. The laboratory in Boulder, CO, is fully operational 12 months of the year. Classes are formatted and scheduled to meet specific needs ranging from core curriculum semesters, whole body dissection, and 3 hour general anatomy lecture presentations utilizing professionally dissected cadavers. Private dissection and surgical procedure research is also available.
Click here to learn more about Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment.
Price includes full access to the cadaver dissection, pre/post lectures, & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.
PRICING AND POLICIES
Apply this training towards a 500-hour certification
All participants must be enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour or 1000-hour certification program. This 30-hour training counts towards your advanced training hours with Yoga Medicine as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance.
If you would like to learn more about our 500-hour certification program click here. The link below will take you to the application to the 500-hour program.