We are excited to bring our urban style retreat to Charleston, South Carolina, one of the country’s most beloved and historic cities. This advanced yoga teacher training on the multifaceted function of fascia will take place during Charleston’s blissful springtime. If you haven’t visited South Carolina before, this is the perfect occasion for your first visit!

The Myofascial Release Yoga Teacher Training offers an in-depth look at the science behind the role of fascia and use of self-myofascial release techniques within a yoga setting. In this yoga teacher training, we will dive into the current understanding of the fascia by examining the function and dysfunction of the fascia in conjunction with 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.



APRIL 7-12, 2019


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

This 60-hour advanced yoga teacher training is for any individual wanting to incorporate myofascial release techniques in their yoga practice within a therapeutic setting or as a supplement to other related movement/mobility concentrations (bodyworkers, coaches, physical therapists, etc.). Every participant is actively working with students and clients in a yoga, therapeutic or athletic setting.

We believe that an experienced teacher is a key component in our healthcare network and with our credentials, people know they have a teacher who is knowledgeable and experienced. Teachers who attend this advanced yoga teacher training have the ability to focus 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)
10:30-1pm — Lecture
1-3pm — Lunch Break (on your own – explore Charleston!)
3-6pm— Lecture
6-7pm — Restorative Practice
7pm — Dinner (on your own – explore Charleston!)
30-60 Minutes of Review/Homework

The format of the yoga teacher training week will be familiar: each day begins with a 2.5-hour morning practice and ends with a more restorative practice in the evening to tie together the course content of the day. There will be daily yoga teacher training lectures in the morning and afternoon along with evening homework to help you retain the information. On each full day, the group will enjoy a healthy breakfast together and midday coffee breaks. Unlike our other trainings in remote locations, this training is located in the famed Charleston Historic District at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. So we will have long lunch breaks to give you time to stroll to an array of nearby bistros, healthy cafes and diners for lunch. Each day will wrap up in time for dinner so you will have the evening to experience Charleston’s charm.


Myofascial Release Yoga Teacher Training (60 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.

This week will focus on myofascial release techniques with a morning practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release techniques 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, physical therapists, etc.)

This yoga teacher training counts as 60 hours towards those pursuing their 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 Teachers

Tiffany Cruikshank

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.

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Supporting Teachers

Allie Geer

Allie is a Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist, RYT 500 & RPYT based in Boulder, Colorado. She specializes in Myofascial Release & Prenatal Yoga. She leads YTTs, workshops, group classes & private lessons. Allie is currently working towards her 1000-hour certification.

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Erica Yeary

Erica Yeary is a Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist, RYT500 & exercise physiologist in Indianapolis, Indiana. She specializes in private yoga movement therapy, myofascial release, teacher trainings, & workshops.  Erica is currently working towards her 1000-hour certification.

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Megan Kearney

Megan is a SUP yoga teacher & studio owner near Atlanta (200 ERYT + YACEP). With a degree in Kinesiology & certification in Thai massage, she works with clients of all backgrounds to address injury, re-establish ease & function in the body, & builds daily meditation practices.

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Diane Malaspina

Diane is a psychologist, yoga teacher & consultant working in the field of health & wellness since 2001. Based in Virginia, Diane is working on a 1000-hour certification while developing therapeutic yoga & meditation programs in her community.

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Emily D’Alterio

Emily is an exercise physiologist, Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist & pilates teacher in Australia. She works in group, private, clinical & occupational settings to address mobility, functional movement & injury prevention.

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Gry Bech-Hanssen

Based in Oslo, Norway, Gry has a background in contemporary dance and has taught yoga for over a decade. She is pursuing her 500-hour and currently teaches yoga and functional anatomy to the dance students at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

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Angela Tara Hsu

Angela is an E-RYT 500, YACEP, yogi, a skyninja, foodie, reiki healer, travel enthusiast and retired competitive skydiver currently based in Durham, NC. She enjoys creating unique yoga and energy healing experiences, focusing on healing from the inside out.

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Address: 415 Meeting Street, CharlestonSouth Carolina, 29403 USA

Situated on upper Meeting Street in the famed Historic District, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District offers a spacious retreat on Charleston’s peninsula. Within walking distance to popular boutique shops and restaurants along Upper King Street and close to Marion Square, this Charleston hotel is the perfect destination for extended stays or short trips for both leisure and business travelers.

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Urban Module Price



Includes full training, breakfast on training days and a detailed custom made manual



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

Due January 11th, 2019.

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on January 11th, 2019. 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, January 11th, 2019.

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.


  • Enrollment in the full training
  • Breakfast on the full training days
  • A custom made, detailed training manual
  • Yoga Medicine® top


  • Accommodations
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation

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 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.

Please keep in mind this does not apply to our urban style modules.

When planning your travel, please keep in mind that the training begins with 7am morning practice on April 7th & ends around 5pm on April 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.

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 Charleston International Airport. Transportation to city-center is available on public transportation (train or buses), city cabs, or rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.).


If you would like to join Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour program, then please complete the online application (see link below). An in-depth overview of the 500-hour curriculum and structure can be found here. We would love to have you join the 500-hour program, although it is not a requirement for the Myofascial Release Module training.

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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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.

Everything you need to prepare for this myofascial release 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!

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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