NERVOUS SYSTEM AND RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (60 HOURS)
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK | NOVEMBER 3-10, 2019
Join us for Yoga Medicine’s Internal Medicine Yoga Teacher Training on the Nervous System and Restorative Yoga. This yoga teacher training in upstate New York will be co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank and Amy Sedgwick, MD, FACEP, E-RYT. We are thrilled to have Amy on board presenting the Western anatomy & physiology of the nervous system. Together our expert teachers will guide you through this transformative training using asana practices, daytime lectures and case studies to create an in-depth, hands-on learning experience.
This Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training begins by looking at these three crucial systems and their relevance to yoga. These systems form a large part of what we know to be the therapeutic effects of our practice and have the potential to make the entire practice more therapeutic. We will look at how the physiology of these systems is affected by yoga and new research around this area as well as explore how to shape the practice specifically to address these areas.
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 3-10, 2019
WHO IS THIS 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 60-hour advanced course for active yoga teachers who are actively pursuing their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine®. To get the most out of this training, we recommend that anyone considering to enroll is actively working with students and clients within 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
7-9:30am — Asana
9-10am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture
1-3pm — Lunch then afternoon break
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner
This week-long yoga teacher training includes 7 nights accommodation and freshly prepared vegetarian meals at the scenic Menla Mountain Retreat in the picturesque hills of the Catskills in upstate New York. 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 3rd and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on November 10th. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy for details.
INTERNAL MEDICINE 1
Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (60 hours)
The nervous system is in many ways the ruler of the body & 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. The Internal Medicine 1 yoga teacher training will look at the function of the nervous system, common pathologies, & how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here.
The tools learned in this training could possibly be one of the most effective means of working with the nervous system through the use of restorative yoga. We’ll investigate the what, why, & how for the application of restorative yoga as a method of regulating the nervous system among other things. This restorative yoga teacher training will explore how to shape the practice specifically to address nervous system dysfunction, how to teach/use restorative yoga, & most importantly, the relevance of this system towards many pathologies & how to utilize these concepts within the yoga practice. Note that the Internal Medicine yoga teacher trainings can be completed in any order.
This Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training counts as 60 hours towards your 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
AMY SEDGWICK, MD, FACEP, E-RYT
Amy lives in Portland, ME, where she opened Riverbend Yoga and Meditation Studio. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Maine Medical Center and sees patients at InterMed, MMC, and Mercy Hospitals. Amy is currently pursuing her 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine.
Cristina is the founder of The Yogi Underground and splits her time between the Washington DC area and Barbados, where she lives with her family. She is a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Reiki Master, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and nearing completion of her 1000-hour certification with Yoga Medicine.
Menla Mountain Retreat
Adress: 375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
Located in a secluded valley beside a captivating stream in the middle of the Catskill mountains, Menla is a unique venue featuring spiritual and wellness retreats as well as exclusive getaways. This hidden oasis is the Dalai Lama’s cultural center in North America—a modern retreat and destination spa inspired by the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet.
Witness the enchantment of Menla’s immaculate mountain forests, discover hiking trails, encounter wildlife, and explore a variety of wellness experiences and activities, including yoga and meditation, massage and other bodywork, Tibetan healing therapies, and much more.
After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead. You are also welcome to find out more here.
Single Deluxe Room
Queen bed with your own ensuite bathroom, with a stunning view of the mountains
Queen bed with a private or shared bathroom, set between an apple orchard & vintage barn
Double Deluxe Room
2 twin beds per room & a shared bathroom, facing the southern ridge of the mountains
3 twin beds & 1 trundle bed per room with a private bathroom, overlooking Eva’s pond & the mountains
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join this 500-hour yoga teacher training in New York, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the Yoga Medicine 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 Info@YogaMedicine.com.
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.