Myofascial Release Module (60hr)




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


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.



Anticipated Daily Schedule

7-9:30am Asana
9:30-10:30am Breakfast (provided)
10:30am-1:30pm Lecture
1:30-3pm Lunch & Break (on your own – explore Portland!)
3-6pm Lecture
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.



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.

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Rachel Land

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

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.

Brie Galicinao

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.

Lisa Muehlenbein

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.

Jessica Rasmussen-Williams

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

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 Hendricks

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 Blunden

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.

Diane Malaspina

Diane, Ph.D., is a psychologist, yoga teacher, and consultant working in the field of health and wellness since 2001. She splits her time between teaching yoga and her consulting business of implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce stress and foster healthy behaviors.


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.

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Rooming Options



Includes full training, breakfast on training days, midday coffee breaks and a detailed custom made manual.


A $500 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit will secure a spot on the 60-hour training course. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

Due May 11, 2018.

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on May 11, 2018. In the month leading up to the final payment date, you will receive multiple reminders to complete your payment. If we do not receive your payment on time, your spot will be made available to those on the waitlist. The final payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after Friday, May 11, 2018.

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after the final payment deadline due to the fact that we are required to make retreat payments that are no longer refundable after this time. We realize that some extenuating circumstances may prohibit you from attending, which may include inclement weather & other circumstances beyond your control. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen & unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.)

Due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the retreat centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.


  • Enrollment in the full training
  • Breakfast on the full training days
  • Midday coffee breaks
  • A custom made, detailed training manual


  • Accommodations
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation

Couples who are both participating in the training & wish to share a room need to enroll one participant in one of the single room options & contact immediately to arrange for the second participant. If single room options are sold out we will do our best to accommodate.

We regret that we cannot accommodate guests who are not participating in the full training.

When planning your travel, please keep in mind that the training begins with 7am morning practice on August 7th & ends around 6pm on August 12th. You must be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive your hours & the certificate of completion for this training. Please review our attendance policy for details.

For this training you are free to select the accommodation of your choice. The Benson Hotel, the location of this training, offers a discounted nightly price for our participants. Contact the Benson Hotel directly & mention you are attending the Yoga Medicine training to receive the discounted rate.

When traveling to/from another country, you may also need to contact your healthcare provider about any necessary immunizations as well as making sure your prescription medicines, passport & possible visas are in order. The airfare & ground travel is the responsibility of the participant, so we urge you to coordinate these logistics well in advance & make smart decisions based on weather & events on the ground.

The closest airport is Portland International Airport. Transportation to city-center is available on public transportation (MAX train or buses), city cabs, or rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) If you are staying at the Benson Hotel, then the hotel’s airport shuttle is an option as well.

For more information on the Benson Hotel, click the button below.

The Benson Hotel


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

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.

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Yes. Spaces are limited at each training, so we prioritize teachers who are working to complete their 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine. If you are new to Yoga Medicine & you would like to attend this training, then please complete the online application to the 500hr training program BEFORE registering. Details on the 500hr program can be found here.

Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to attend this module & accrue the 60 hours training credit towards your 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine.

Everything you need to prepare for this module will be provided to you through a private Event Hub that you will receive access to after registering. In the Event Hub, you will have access to details about the training and be able to connect with other teachers attending to introduce yourself and coordinate travel, if you’d like. Think of it as your one-stop-shop for information!

In order to receive the certificate of completion and have this training listed on your teacher’s profile, you must (1) be present for the entire training from dinner on the first day to the completion of practice on the last morning and (2) pass the test. Please review our attendance policy. Keep in mind that these will be full days of training; so if you would like to do some sight-seeing or adventure out on your own, you should contact the retreat center to add on extra time during your stay.

The case studies are a way for you to fortify what you learned during the course by implementing the concepts with your private clients and students. The case studies are designed to be a one-on-one interaction where you apply the curriculum you studied to a client dealing with relatable issues. Click here to view the Case Study Guidelines.


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