Join us for Yoga Medicine’s Myofascial Release training that will be led by Tiffany Cruikshank and Megan Kearney, a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, with contributions from Katja Bartsch, BSc, BCSI. 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 training offers an in-depth look at the science behind the role of fascia and use of myofascial release techniques within a yoga setting to help amplify your tissue health and movement. In this training, we will discuss the most recent research on fascia and myofascial chains, examine the function and dysfunction of the fascia in conjunction with therapeutic techniques, and identify common areas and trigger points in the body that with simple, mindful self-application will enrich your own practice and teaching.
In-line with the current educational industry standards under COVID-19, this training is being offered in an online format.
Who is This Training For?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The Myofascial Release Training is a 55-hour advanced online training for 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, fitness instructors, pilates teachers, pain specialists, etc.), healthcare providers looking for new tools to give their patients, and for those who are simply interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering to enroll is actively working with students and clients within a yoga or therapeutic setting.
Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be a benefit in conjunction with the healthcare network; and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained with a wide 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.
This training has six sections – each section is composed of pre-recorded lectures, asana practices, review and homework to integrate the information.
We created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so you can complete it at your own pace. The full training is available now and there is no deadline by which you need to complete the training as you’ll have unlimited access to the training materials even after completion. Most of all we are committed to bringing you the highest quality of education by our incredible teachers to your door.
This yoga teacher training will count as 55 ‘in-person/contact’ hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion and training hours. These online training hours will be recognized by Yoga Alliance if completed by the end of 2022, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training hours.
Myofascial release has many uses and applications that make it a particularly effective tool when working with pain, injuries, movement restrictions (limited range of motion), performance enhancement, athlete recovery, as an adjunct to help prevent injuries and as a tool to support the health of the connective tissue.
This 55-hour Myofascial Release Online Teacher Training is a great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic trainings (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way. The training will focus on myofascial release techniques with a yoga practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release in a moderate vinyasa setting and a short restorative class within each section.
We’ll take a deep dive into myofascial release techniques and contraindications, as a preparation to learning over 100 different techniques for every part of the body. You’ll have modifications and prop options for each technique so you can adapt it to meet the needs of the person you’re working with and we’ll talk about specific therapeutics along the way. At the end we’ll talk on protocols for the back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist along with adaptations and take a look at the myofascial chains that unite the system and bring all the information together.
Upon completion you will have all the tools you need to integrate myofascial release techniques into your classes, teach myofascial release classes, use myofascial release within a therapeutic setting, answer questions and apply the information with clients in a one-one setting.
Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Myofascial Release Teacher Training:
- Fascia Dysfunction
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Points
- Myofascial Chains
Testimonials About This Yoga Teacher Training
— Julie Paddock, 500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher —
“I work regularly with an active senior population (65 – 78 years old). I have taught a large number of these students for 5+ years. The therapeutic insights I’ve gained through my studies with Tiffany and Yoga Medicine have proven greatly beneficial to this clientele. Several students have written personal testimonies of the benefits they receive from their yoga practices, including MFR techniques — mainly in increasing interoception, ROM, and freedom from pain.”
— Alison Heilig, 500-Hour Yoga Medicine Instructor —
“I’ll definitely be applying what I learned at this module and the ones that follow in my book, The Durable Runner, and I’ll be sharing some of the techniques through my online yoga video brand, Yoga for Durability. I’ll also be using this knowledge in working with my corrective exercise clients as well as the runners and CrossFitters that I coach.”
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Pricing and Policies
Payment & Cancellation/Refund Policy
A full payment of $1,390 USD will secure your spot in this online training. Please return to the Pricing section to register today!
The tuition payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after you have made your final payment and received access to this training’s online portal/materials. We cannot make any exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.
- Enrollment in the online training
- A digital training manual
Apply This Training Towards a 500-Hour Certification
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500-Hour Program to attend this training?
No, this online 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.).
If you are new to Yoga Medicine and would like to join the 500-hour program, then please complete the online application. Upon successful completion of this online training, the 55 hours would automatically be applied towards your 500-hour. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.
How do I prepare for and access the online training?
It is recommended to review the Myofascial Release Bundle online course, which is a preview for the online training – it will let you know what to pay attention to in the online course and allow you to take note of your questions which you can ask in the training.
When you register for this training, you will also receive complimentary access to the following online courses: Conducting a Therapeutic Evaluation and Recognizing Red Flags in a Therapeutic Yoga Setting – reviewing these courses will also help you prepare for this training.
After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on general information, training materials needed, and instructions on how to access your online training.
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