Cadaver Dissection Training (30hr)

CADAVER – IMMERSION (30HRS)

Boulder, Colorado | Sept 21-25, 2018

About

Yoga Medicine’s cadaver 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, & their relationship to movement or dysfunction. Each day will consist of cadaver dissection led by Todd Garcia, a Master Dissector & Director of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, & Tiffany Cruikshank, Yoga Medicine’s founding teacher with over 20 years of experience as an advanced teacher, acupuncturist with a sports medicine focus, & a trained anatomist.

Together, Tiffany & 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 & natural anatomical composition. The five-day course is designed to compliment Yoga Medicine’s advanced teacher training curriculum with a focus on the fascial layers, the body’s biomechanical function, & dysfunction.

Boulder, Colorado

Course Dates

September 21-25, 2018

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The cadaver 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. 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 courses (hip, spine, shoulder) or the myofascial release training.

This immersion focuses on deepening your understanding of the anatomical modules investigated in Yoga Medicine’s curriculum. Unlike our other trainings, there will be no asana practice. Participants will become more familiar with superficial fascial layers, the fascia, muscular origins/insertions, nervous systems & many other robust components of the human form.

The price of these trainings includes the training tuition and the cadaver dissection, making it accessible for local teachers or freedom for those who want to find their own food and accommodations.

What to Expect

Course Structure

Pre-dissection training on Friday, September 21st at 9am-12pm followed by lunch – this is the only group meal included in the training. The dissection lab begins on the afternoon of September 21st. September 22-24 are full days in the dissection lab, and the last dissection is on the morning of September 25th. This course concludes with post-dissection seminar on Tuesday, September 25th at 2pm-5pm.

 

During the immersions, all participants are responsible for the coordination of their own meals, accommodation & travel.

 

This immersion counts as 30 hours towards your 500/1000hr certification. You must fill out the Cadaver Lab application & be accepted into Yoga Medicine’s 500/1000hr program in order to attend this training. 

 

The Curriculum

This immersion 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 four-day course is lead by Tiffany Cruikshank & Todd Garcia, a master dissector with over 10,000 hours of dissection experience & 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 & movement observations from your yoga teaching background.

 

No previous experience with dissections or cadavers is necessary to attend this course, but we highly recommend that you brush up on your human anatomy beforehand.

Meet Your Teachers

Tiffany Cruikshank

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.

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Todd Garcia

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.

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Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment

Address: 311 Mapleton Ave Boulder, CO. 80304

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. Two laboratories in America, one located in Tempe, Arizona, and the other in Boulder, Colorado, are 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.

Course Tuition

$1,800.00

Investment

Tuition includes full access to the cadaver dissection, pre/post lectures, & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

PRICING AND POLICIES

If you are not currently enrolled in our advanced training program, you must apply to both the 500/1000hr program AND the Cadaver Lab.

Participants accepted into the Cadaver Lab will receive instructions to submit your $500 deposit. This deposit will guarantee your place on the training & it is non-refundable/non-transferable. Please be prepared to submit your deposit within 1 week of acceptance.

The remaining balance of $1300 will be billed on July 13, 2018

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after July 13, 2018 due to the fact that we are required to make payments to reserve Yoga Medicine’s lab, the lead dissector’s time, & the untreated cadavers for the group. We realize that some extenuating circumstances beyond your control may prohibit you from attending; however, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance due to the non-recoverable payments that we deliver in advance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance which covers refunds due to medical emergencies and other difficult circumstances.

We appreciate your understanding that this policy is for all.

Price includes:

  • Tutelage with a Master Dissector
  • Access to the untreated cadavers
  • Dissection materials
  • Lab time
  • Lecture materials
  • Pre/post dissection lectures led by Tiffany Cruikshank
  • one group lunch following the pre-dissection introduction lecture

Not included:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation & meals – there are hotel accommodations & restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the laboratory
  • Airport transfers
When booking flights, please keep in mind that the trainings are full days beginning at 9am on September 21st & ending on September 25th at 5pm. The daily schedule is approximately 9am-5pm, so we advise planning your travel itinerary carefully to ensure you do not miss out on any valuable lab time. Please consult the attendance policy on required training participation for accreditation.  

If traveling between countries, you may also need to contact your healthcare provider about any necessary immunizations as well as making sure your passport & any necessary visas are in order.

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Apply this training towards a 500-hour certification

All participants must be enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500hr or 1000hr certification program. This 30-hour course 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 500hr program.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Due to limited space at the cadaver lab, we only consider applications from the yoga teachers who are actively enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500hr or 1000hr certification program.

Yes! You do not need to have a medical background or any experience with dissections. You will need a deep interest in the human body and the more familiar you are with anatomical terminology, the better you will be able to connect your theoretical knowledge of anatomy to the physical process of human dissection.

You will be supplied with a short list of supplies (example, a lab coat), some information to help you prepare, and the forms you’ll need to complete before the dissection. All of this information will be given to you after submitting your deposit.

Participants will leave their personal belongings in a secure area during the dissections. There will be a photographer taking pictures and recordings during the training.

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