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, 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.
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 Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-hour advanced online training for yoga teachers as well as physicians, healthcare providers, coaches and fitness instructors with yoga experience who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering enrollment 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 pre-recorded lectures, asana practices, review and homework to integrate the information.
We also have a scheduled Q&A call for each section to keep you on track. If you’re unable to join the Q&A calls, you can post your questions online and watch the recording within the online portal whenever you like.
Live Q&A Schedule (subject to change):
- – Section 1: Thursday, May 20th at 4pm PST
- – Section 2: Wednesday, June 2nd at 4pm PST
- – Section 3: Wednesday, June 16th at 4pm PST
- – Section 4: Wednesday, June 30th at 4pm PST
- – Section 5: Wednesday, July 14th at 4pm PST
- – Section 6: Wednesday, July 28th at 4pm PST
With the new academic system we’ve implemented this year, the official dates for Spring Quarter are May 3rd – July 28th, 2021 – and we would love for you to complete this live training with us during this timeframe if it works with your schedule. It is our hope that having a Spring Quarter in place will give our yoga teacher training program a more academic feel and provide a more realistic timeline to complete your trainings with continuous support from Yoga Medicine along the way.
However, you are still welcome to join this training at any time – we created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so you can complete it at your own pace. The main difference is that each section will be released every two weeks, and there are now two weeks in between each live Q&A call – so you can weave the work of the training into your life and not work your life around the training. There is no deadline by which you need to complete the training as all sessions will be recorded, and 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 yoga teacher training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion and training hours. These hours will still be recognized by Yoga Alliance as well, click here to read more about their 2021 Online Teaching Exemption.
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.
Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Nervous System and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training:
- Internal Medicine: Nervous System
- CNS & Regions of the Brain
- Spinal Cord & PNS
- Sensory & Motor Systems
- Common Neurologic Problems/Diseases
- Putting It All Together
- Restorative Yoga
- Stress & Nervous System
- Yin & Yang
- Neuroimmunology, Neurodynamics & Yoga
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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 yoga teacher training?
No. This yoga teacher training is designed for yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers and those who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum. 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 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?
If you have not taken a Chinese Medicine Module or Immersion previously, it is recommended to read and know chapters 1 and 2 of the book, Voices of Qi, prior to attending.
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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