Internal Medicine 1: Nervous System & Restorative Yoga (60hr)



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 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 daily 2-hour gentle morning vinyasa practice & ends with an evening restorative practice to tie together the lecture content presented throughout the day. 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!

Internal Medicine 1: 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.

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.

You must be an approved 500/1000hr teacher in order to attend this training. If you would like to attend & have not yet been approved, please fill out our online application by clicking the button below.

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on April 15th & ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on April 22nd. You must be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive your training hours & certificate of completion. Please review our attendance policy for details.

When traveling to another country, you may also need to contact your health care 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 Art of Living Retreat Center provides many options & extensive directions on their website – click here. There are several airports within driving distance from the Art of Living Retreat Center:

  • Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC (100 miles)
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN (80 miles)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC (110 miles)

For more information on the Art of Living Retreat Center, click the button below.

If you are new to Yoga Medicine & you would like to attend this training, please complete the online application (see the link below) for the 500hr yoga teacher training program. Details on the 500hr program can be found here.

Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to attend this module & accrue the 60 hours training credit towards your certification with Yoga Medicine.

If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at

Note: if you have been approved for the 500/1000hr program or you have already submitted an application, then you do not need to re-apply.

Deposit Payment

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

If you are not enrolled in our program, you can apply online now.


Couples who are both participating in the training & wish to share a room need to enroll one participant in one of the single room options & 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.

Final Payment

Due February 2nd, 2018.

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date. 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, February 2nd, 2018.

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after the above 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 & other circumstances beyond your control. However, 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.



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Single Deluxe $3090
(King or full bed, ensuite bathroom, hotel-style amenities)

Double Deluxe $2390
(Two full beds, ensuite bathroom, hotel-style amenities)

Shared $1890
(2-3 twin beds per room, private bathroom, furnishings are minimalistic)

Price includes:

  • Full training tuition
  • 7 nights’ lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Access to the facilities & campus grounds
  • A detailed training manual
  • A Yoga Medicine top

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Ground transfers to/from the retreat center

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"Just shifting your ability to approach your yoga practice as a form of medicine can be really powerful." Tiffany Cruikshank