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Myofascial Release Yoga Teacher Training

Sedona, Arizona

November 1-8, 2020


Join us in Sedona for Yoga Medicine’s Myofascial Release yoga teacher training that will be led by Tiffany Cruikshank with support from a team of Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialists — Allie Geer, Erica Yeary and Megan Kearney. Together, our expert teachers will guide you through this invaluable training using asana practices, daytime lectures, and case studies to create an in-depth, hands-on learning experience.

The Myofascial Release yoga teacher training 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 ttraining, we will discuss the most recent research on fascia and examine the function and dysfunction of the fascia in conjunction to therapeutic 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.

This course takes place at a destination familiar to Yoga Medicine — the Sedona Mago Retreat Center in Arizona. This retreat center is located in the high desert surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes so you have a nice getaway from your day-to-day routine during this yoga teacher training in Sedona. Enjoy locally sourced, delicious meals designed daily by the on-site chefs. We hope to see you there!

Who is This Training For?

For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.

The 55-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 yoga teacher training certificate and is actively working with students and clients in a yoga setting.

Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be an asset in conjunction with the healthcare network; and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained with a range of experience. Yoga Medicine® trains our community of teachers to understand the body and the therapeutic approaches within a yoga practice so that they can build a personalized practice to the individual across any yoga style or level of wellness.

Program Structure

Anticipated Daily Schedule

7pm Arrival Dinner

Monday – Saturday
7am-8pm Practices, Lectures & Meals

7-9:30am Practice & Breakfast

This week-long yoga teacher training includes 7 nights accommodation and freshly prepared vegetarian meals at the beautiful Sedona Mago Retreat Center in Sedona, Arizona. Each day begins with a gentle morning vinyasa practice and ends with an evening restorative practice to tie together the day’s lecture content. The training lectures are held before and after lunch, and you will have material to review each evening to help you retain the information covered that day. Our trainings are full days and you will leave with a wealth of information!

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on November 1st and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on November 8th. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and the cancellation/refund policy in the FAQ’s for more details before registering. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).

Program Curriculum

Myofascial Release Yoga Teacher Training (55 Hours)

This yoga teacher training is a great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic yoga teacher trainings (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way.

The yoga teacher 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 yoga teacher training is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release in their yoga practice, within a therapeutic setting or as an adjunct to other complimentary movement/mobility specialities (bodyworkers, coaches, PTs, etc.).

This yoga teacher training counts as 55 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the yoga teacher training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion.

Training Venue

Sedona Mago Retreat Center

Located on 173 acres of beautiful land in the high Arizonan desert, the Sedona Mago Retreat is known as the “center for spiritual awakening and holistic healing.” Surrounded by red monoliths, Native American ruins, and majestic mountains- it is the perfect place to unwind.

Designed to work with the healing energy of Sedona, this retreat center is geared towards healing the body, calming the mind, and awakening the spirit. Witness Sedona Mago’s peaceful scenery including a healing garden, lake, meditation areas, trails, and the Mago Farm that grows all the fresh produce featured in your daily meals. Find out more here

After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead.

Meet Your Instructors

Tiffany Cruikshank, L.AC., MAOM

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 about 25 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.

Support Teachers

Allie Geer

Erica Yeary

Megan Kearney

Room Options

Pricing and Policies

  • Deposit Payment

    A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit will secure a spot for teachers enrolled in our 500-hour/1000-hour program. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

  • Price Includes


    • Full training tuition
    • 7 nights’ lodging
    • 3 meals per day
    • Access to the facilities and campus grounds
    • A detailed training manual
    • A Yoga Medicine top

    Not Included

    • Airfare
    • Ground transfers to/from the retreat center
    • Room charges and other incidentals
  • Final Payment

    Due August 14, 2020

    In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on August 14, 2020. 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 and non-transferable after Friday, August 14, 2020.

  • Couples

    Couples who are both participating in the training and wish to share a room need to enroll one participant in one of the single room options and contact info@yogamedicine.com 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.

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

    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 and other circumstances beyond your control. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and 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.

  • Additional Travel Information

    When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on November 1st and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on November 8th. You must be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive your training hours and certificate of completion. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy for details.

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

    Sedona Mago Retreat is located 40 minutes southwest of downtown Sedona and 2.5 hours north of Phoenix. The retreat center offers extensive travel suggestions and directions from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Northern Arizona and Southern Arizona. Click here to visit the travel page and here for general tips.

    For more information, please visit the retreat’s website:

    Retreat Website

Apply This Training Towards a 500-Hour Certification

If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine®’s 500-hour or 1000-hour certification program, then this 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to be enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500-Hour Program to attend this Yoga Teacher Training?

    No, this yoga teacher training is open to individuals looking to use myofascial release techniques in their yoga practice within a therapeutic setting or as an addition to other affiliated movement/mobility specialities (bodyworkers, coaches, physical therapists, etc.).

    You do not have to be enrolled in the Yoga Medicine® 500-hour program to attend this training; however, please keep in mind that spaces are limited at each training. So once the waitlist opens,, we prioritize teachers who are working to complete their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine®. If you are new to Yoga Medicine® and would like to join our 500-hour yoga teacher training program, then please complete the online application. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.

  • What is the attendance criteria to recieve full credit for this Yoga Teacher Training?

    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.

  • I'm so excited for this training! What do I need to do between enrollment and the event?

    Everything you need to prepare for this yoga teacher training 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!

  • How does each training connect to the case study requirement for the 500-Hour Program

    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.

    Download the Case Study Guideline PDF

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