MYOFASCIAL RELEASE MODULE (60HRS)
PORTLAND, OREGON | AUGUST 7-12, 2018
The beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, was once Tiffany’s home, so we are thrilled to return to the eccentric Pacific Northwest for a new style of retreat – an urban retreat. Tiffany will lead this advanced teacher training on the multifaceted function of fascia during Portland’s amazing summertime. If you haven’t visited Oregon before, this is the perfect occasion for your first visit!
The Myofascial Release Module offers an in-depth look at the science behind the role of fascia and use of myofascial release techniques within a yoga setting. In this training will dive into the current understanding of the fascia by examining the function and dysfunction of the fascia in conjunction to therapeutic application techniques. We will identify common areas and trigger points in the body that with simple, mindful self-application can be a great tool for working with yoga students and private clients alike.
AUGUST 7-12, 2018
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The 60-hour advanced courses are for yoga teachers enrolled in our 500-hour program and are dedicated to pursuing their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine. Every participant has at least a 200-hour teacher training certificate and is actively working with students and clients in a yoga setting.
We believe that an experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare network and with our credentials, people know they have a teacher who is knowledgeable and experienced. The 500hr advanced training focuses on a deeper understanding of Western anatomy and physiology and its application to the traditional yoga philosophy. We train our teachers to understand the body and the practice so that they can understand how to apply the practice to the individual with any style or level of practice to create personalized therapeutic yoga sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
9:30-10:30am Breakfast (provided)
1:30-3pm Lunch & Break (on your own – explore Portland!)
6-7pm Restorative Practice
7pm Dinner (on your own – explore Portland!)
30-60 Minutes of Review/Homework
The format of the training week will be familiar: each day begins with a two-hour morning practice & ends with a more restorative practice in the evening to tie together the course content of the day. There will be daily teacher training lectures in the morning & afternoon along with evening homework to help you retain the information. On each full day, the group will enjoy a healthy breakfast together & midday coffee breaks. Unlike our other trainings in remote locations, this training is located in the Portland city-center at the Benson Hotel located in the iconic Pearl District. So we will have long lunch breaks to give you time to stroll to an array of nearby bistros, healthy cafes & diners for lunch. Each day will wrap up in time for dinner so you will have the evening to experience Portland’s charm.
Myofascial Release Module (60hrs)
This module is a great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic modules (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way.
The training week will focus on myofascial release techniques with a morning practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release in a moderate vinyasa setting and a short restorative class in the evenings. In between you will have a morning and afternoon lecture. This module is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release personally, within a therapeutic setting or as an adjunct to other complimentary movement/mobility specialities (bodyworkers, coaches, PTs, etc.)
This module counts as 60 hours towards your 500/1000hr Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the module you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
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. She will be the Lead Teacher guiding this training’s practices and lectures.
Rachel is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown, New Zealand. She is a lead teacher on Yoga Medicine’s 200hr teacher trainings and is a frequent contributing author to online yoga publications. Learn more about Rachel.
Allie Geer is a prenatal certified yoga teacher based out of Boulder, Colorado, who is currently participating in Yoga Medicine’s 500/1000 hour advanced teacher certification.
With a background in group fitness and personal training in the ‘90’s, Lisa found Yoga and never looked back. As an E-RYT 500, Lisa enjoys applying Yoga Medicine techniques to sessions with her private clients.
Brie is Head Softball Coach at University of California, Santa Barbara and E-RYT yoga teacher based in Santa Barbara, California. Brie focuses on the mindfulness practices of yoga and anatomy to guide her students and athletes. Read more about Brie.
Frankie Niwot is a Functional Nutritionist and yoga teacher in Portland, Oregon and is currently participating in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour advanced teacher certification.
Jessica is a certified yoga teacher based out of Eugene, Oregon. She completed her 200hr certification with Yoga Medicine and is currently working toward finishing her 500hr advanced teacher training while working full-time in the Corporate Beverage Industry.
Erica Yeary is a certified yoga teacher and exercise physiologist in Indianapolis. Erica is working towards her 500/1000 hour advanced teacher certification with Yoga Medicine.
Alysia is a Yoga Medicine Teacher working toward her 500hr and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She is currently an Assistant Coach at UC Santa Barbara and working to open a studio focused on brain health to help others improve their cognitive performance.
Alice Louise Blunden is a London-based certified 500-hour Yoga Medicine teacher, primary school teacher, and Teach First ambassador. She is part of Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour teaching team while pursuing her 1000-hour certification.
THE BENSON HOTEL
Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the city’s most treasured historic landmarks. Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European design with a host of modern amenities. See why U.S. Presidents and CEOs have made our Portland hotel their home away from home for a hundred years—and why The Oregonian voted us Best Portland Hotel in 2012.
The superb location puts you within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown. Famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, and performing arts are just steps away.
While retaining their luxurious Continental feel, rooms were refreshed in 2017 to capture the perfect blend of aesthetics and comfort.
Includes full training, breakfast on training days, midday coffee breaks and a detailed custom made manual.
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour yoga teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the 500-hour program. An in-depth overview of the 500-hour curriculum and structure can be found here. Once your application has been approved, please proceed with registering for the room & payment plan of your choice.
If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at Info@YogaMedicine.com.
Note: if you have already submitted an application or you have been approved for the 500-hour program, then you do not need to re-apply.