TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (26 HOURS)
LONDON, UK | SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2019
We are returning to the triyoga – Camden Studio for the Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga Teacher Training in London, UK. Taught by Tiffany Cruikshank, this training will give you a foundation in Chinese Medicine principles as it relates to teaching yoga.
This 4-day, 26-hour immersion yoga teacher training is a great way for our teachers and dedicated practitioners to join an advanced, shorter yoga teacher training without having to commit to prolonged periods away from work or long plane journeys. The price of these shorter yoga teacher trainings includes the training tuition only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations. Each day will feature a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the yoga teacher training’s content and follow with afternoon training lectures and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information.
SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2019
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Yoga Medicine’s immersion yoga teacher trainings are typically 1-5 days in length and are hosted at yoga studios or conference centers around the world. The curriculum is geared towards yoga teachers or dedicated yoga practitioners who want to learn more. These trainings are not suitable for yoga novices.
We offer the shorter yoga teacher trainings as a way to allow our teachers to continue their education without having to commit to a full week away or a long plane ride. These trainings usually begin with a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the yoga teacher training’s content and follow with afternoon teacher training lectures and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information. Some yoga teacher trainings have recommended prep work to review before the training begins. 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.
See how the Traditional Chinese Medicine Yoga Teacher Training has influenced our teachers & their yoga teaching!
“Incorporating Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles in my yoga sequencing is one of the most inspiring tools I’ve come across during almost twenty years of teaching yoga. When you learn the energetic meridians of TCM, you can target those areas of the body through asana and adapt it to address numerous conditions or concerns. To magnify the effectiveness of your teachings you can also create an emotional setting with your knowledge of the 5 elements: are you aiming to release frustration, create introspection, or do you simply want to support those students who need structure? The possibilities are endless. Instead of “just” teaching a class, there’s now a direction to my classes that can support my students on an even deeper level.” — Ann-Charlotte Monrad, 500-hour Yoga Medicine instructor
“Take your understanding of wellness and the art of natural healing to another level! Incorporating Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) into teaching yoga has enhanced my sequencing and wellness strategies to share with students, especially during seasonal transitions when we can feel stressed but may not be aware of why. Change is constant – day to day and season to season. Taking a TCM approach to yoga helps you to guide students into seasonal food choices and lifestyle habits that they can take off the mat to find balance in their lives. This knowledge will also enhance your sequences with poses that engage and open meridian lines by working with the 5 elements to provide a therapeutic experience. Understanding TCM helps yoga teachers see how the external environment is mirrored in the internal environment. Concepts of yin and yang can also be used to theme the class – physically through the postures or connecting to larger themes like kindness and forgiveness (which are aspects of the elements).” — Diane Malaspina, 500-hour Yoga Medicine instructor
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
- 2-hour morning practice (9 – 11am)
- Afternoon lecture & practicum (1 – 5pm)
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 26-hour teacher training credit. This attendance rule is required for both the general participant as well as those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour/1000-hour program.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (26 hours)
This immersion yoga teacher training in London will look at the foundations of yoga and Chinese Medicine theory to help you understand your student’s unique individual constitution and how you can use information to make your work with them more effective. You will learn the Chinese Medicine five-element theory, yin and yang theory, and the differentiation of the organs as it applies specifically to yoga. By understanding the framework of Chinese Medicine it allows us to individualize the yoga practice to our student’s needs.
This yoga teacher training counts as 26 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the yoga teacher training you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
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 200-hour teacher trainings in 2008 and Yoga Alliance approved 500-hour 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.
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.
Lisa is located in Malmö, Sweden where she is the owner of the studio My Yoga Room. She has been teaching yoga for more than 10 years and is a 500-hour certified Yoga Medicine teacher. She works with large variety of clients from Crossfit athletes improving their range of motion to new moms with postnatal training.
Alis is a yoga teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Manager of the Yoga Medicine Seva Foundation. Alis is working towards her 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine and has certifications with Forrest Yoga RYT level 2 and Vinyasa Yoga RYT. She is a licensed massage therapist trained in Swedish, Thai, and Myofascial Release.
triyoga – Camden Studio
Address: 57 Jamestown Road. London, NW1 7DB
The triyoga – Camden Studio is a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse – originally a piano factory – with high ceilings, natural light and lots of space. It features five studio spaces, a treatment spa, and infrared sauna, boutique, cafe, and much more!
Yoga Teacher Training Tuition
$677 / £500
Price includes the training tuition & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.
PRICING & POLICIES
Apply this yoga teacher training towards a 500-hour certification
If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour or 1000-hour certification program, then this 26-hour yoga teacher training 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 500-hour/1000-hour 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 500-hour program and this yoga teacher training’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification process.
If you would like to learn more about our 500-hour certification program click here. The link below will take you to the application for joining our program.