Join us for an internal medicine yoga teacher training on the Nervous System and Restorative Yoga. This online training is co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank and Amy Sedgwick MD, and Eding Mvilongo MD. We are thrilled to have Amy and Eding on board to present the Western anatomy and physiology of the nervous system while drawing from their respective expertise in emergency medicine and anesthesiology. Together, these three experts will guide you through this transformative training using asana practices, daytime lectures, and case studies to create a robust, hands-on learning experience.
The Nervous System and Restorative curriculum begins by looking at the nuanced functions of our nervous system and their relevance to yoga. We will discuss the big picture of what we know to be the therapeutic effects of our practice and how we can harness more potential to make the entire practice more therapeutic.
COVID-19 Training Update
In-line with the current educational industry standards under COVID-19, this training has moved to an online format.
Who is This Training For?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-hour advanced online training for active yoga teachers who are 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 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.
This training has six sections – each section is composed of lectures, homework and asana practices to integrate the information. We created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so that you can create your own personalized home retreat. You can complete it at your own pace, there is no deadline by which you need to complete the training, and you’ll have unlimited access to the training materials even after completion. Feel free to do as much as you’d like whenever you like. Most of all we are committed to bringing you the highest quality of education by our incredible teachers to your door.
Because this intensive yoga teacher training was originally scheduled to run as an in-person training, it will count as 55 ‘in-person/contact’ 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. These hours will still be recognized by Yoga Alliance as well, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training hours.
The nervous system is in many ways the ruler of the body and mind, the effects we see here spill over into all the other systems of the body. This system is also responsible for a large part of what we can quantify in the therapeutic effects of the yoga practice. This teacher training will look at the function of the nervous system, common pathologies, and invaluable adaptations to incorporate into a yoga practice.
The tools learned in this restorative training are some of the most effective means of soothing the nervous system. We’ll investigate the “what, why, and how” for the application of restorative yoga as a method of regulating the nervous system. This teacher training will explore how to shape the practice specifically to address nervous system dysfunction, how to teach/use restorative yoga, and most importantly, the relevance of this system towards many different pathologies and how to utilize these concepts within the yoga practice.
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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 designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners. If you have a consistent yoga practice and a desire to learn more, then we would love to have you join!
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 the online training, these 55 hours would automatically be applied towards your 500-hour. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.
How do I access the online training?
After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on how to access your online training.
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