NERVOUS SYSTEM & RESTORATIVE YOGA MODULE (60HRS)
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA | APRIL 15-22, 2018
Join us for Yoga Medicine’s Internal Medicine module on the Nervous System & Restorative Yoga. This module will be co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank & 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 & case studies to create an in-depth, hands-on learning experience.
This module begins by looking at these three crucial systems & 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.
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL 15-22, 2018
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The 60-hour advanced courses are for yoga teachers enrolled in our 500-hour program and are dedicated to pursuing their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine. Every participant has at least a 200-hour teacher training certificate and is actively working with students and clients in a yoga setting.
We believe that an experienced yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare network and with our credentials, people know they have a teacher who is knowledgeable and experienced. The 500hr advanced training focuses 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
1-3:30pm — Lunch then afternoon break
3:30-6pm— Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner
This week-long teacher training module includes 7 nights accommodation & freshly prepared vegetarian meals at the scenic Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina. Each day begins with a gentle morning vinyasa practice & ends with an evening restorative practice to tie together the day’s lecture content. The training lectures are held before & after lunch, & you will have material to review each evening to help you retain the information covered that day. Our trainings are full days & you will leave with a wealth of information!
This module counts as 60 hours towards your 500/1000hr Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the module you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
INTERNAL MEDICINE 1 CURRICULUM
The Nervous System & Restorative Yoga Module (60hrs)
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 module 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 module 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 modules can be completed in any order.
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
TIFFANY CRUIKSHANK, L.AC., MAOM
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.
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 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine.
THE ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER
Revel in the beautiful drive along the scenic winding road carved through the resplendent Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, North Carolina. At the AoLRC, you can watch the sun rise over endless mountaintops, rejuvenate with an Ayurvedic treatment at The Spa, or feel the quiet of a walk in the forest.
It’s a place to relax, revive, dive deep within. A place to be with nature, and delight in the silence.
The Art of Living Retreat Center seeks to reawaken human values – compassion, love, togetherness, joy, harmony – and to nurture them in our day-to-day life. The Center hosts workshops and retreats that take you deeper into the rich experience of life. The Art of Living. The Center hopes to show a true representation of a one-world family, offering a place that unites people from all walks of life in the spirit of wisdom, celebration, and service to the world.
Single Deluxe Room
King or full bed, ensuite bathroom, hotel-style amenities
Double Deluxe Room
Two full beds, ensuite bathroom, hotel-style amenities
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour yoga teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the 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.