In July 2020, Tiffany and the Yoga Medicine team will return to San Diego to offer an advanced yoga teacher training on the shoulder. The Shoulder intensive yoga teacher training provides a thorough examination of the shoulder’’s anatomy, dysfunction, and the application of yoga to address common contraindications. The Shoulder Intensive Yoga Teacher Training is one of our core orthopedic yoga teacher trainings along with the spine and hip yoga teacher trainings – all of which are highly recommended for our advanced teachers.

This course takes place at the Marina Village Conference Center. This event venue is located near the Mission Bay Channel, just minutes away from the sparkling open waters of the Pacific. If you haven’t visited California before, this is the perfect occasion for your first visit during the joyous summertime!



July 14-19, 2020


For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.

The 55-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 yoga 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 500-hour 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.



Anticipated Daily Schedule

7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
1-3pm — Lunch Break (on your own – explore San Diego!)
3-6pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner (on your own – explore San Diego!)

The format of the yoga teacher training week will be familiar — each day begins with a 2.5-hour morning practice and ends with a more restorative practice in the evening to tie together the course content of the day. There will be daily yoga teacher training lectures in the morning and afternoon along with evening homework to help you retain the information. Unlike our other trainings in remote locations, this training is located at the Marina Village in San Diego, California. So we will have an hour breakfast break and long lunch breaks to give you time to stroll to cafes and diners. Each day will finish in time for dinner so you will have the evening to experience the vibrance of San Diego.

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins at 7am on July 12th and ends with an evening lecture at 5pm on July 17th. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and cancellation/refund policy for more details before registering. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).


Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Treatment (55 Hours)

Many yoga practitioners seek out yoga for shoulder pain, injuries, and other ailments. This intensive yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint as a basis for learning to evaluate this area. This course examines the common injuries and dysfunction of the shoulder with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. This course will teach you how to work with a variety of ailments and how to troubleshoot new ailments on your own. There will be case studies along the way to help you integrate the information. You will leave with a deeper understanding of this joint that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This yoga teacher training counts as 55 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.



Address: 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA, 92109

Marina Village is located near Mission Bay Channel, one of San Diego’s most desirable locations that is minutes from the Pacific Ocean. The serene, park-like setting allows you to enjoy peaceful areas for picnicking that overlook the open waters, tranquil bayside trails that wander throughout the waterfront village, and the beautiful San Diego sunsets that end each day with pleasant splendor. In addition, the conference center is the perfect place to promote productivity.

Marina Village is located close to two major freeways, shops, restaurants, tourist attractions, and the airport (SAN). Check out their area amenities on their website for more information.

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Includes full training, breakfast on training days, and a detailed custom made manual


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

Due April 10th, 2020

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on April 10th, 2020. In the months 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 and non-transferable after Friday, April 10th, 2020.

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after the final payment 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 and other circumstances beyond your control. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).

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.


  • Enrollment in the full training
  • Breakfast on the full training days
  • A custom made, detailed training manual
  • A Yoga Medicine top


  • Accommodations
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airfare
  • Ground transfers to/from the event venue

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

Please keep in mind this does not apply to our urban style modules.

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins at 7am on July 12th and ends with an evening lecture at 5pm on July 19th. You must be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive your hours and the certificate of completion for this training. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy for details.

For this training you are free to select the accommodation of your choice.

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 and possible visas are in order. The airfare and ground travel is the responsibility of the participant, so we urge you to coordinate these logistics well in advance and make smart decisions based on weather and events on the ground.

Visit Marina Village’s website for directions on getting to the venue. Once you are enrolled, we’ll provide further information on the logistics.

For more information on the Marina Village Conference Center, click the button below.

Event Venue Website


If you would like to join this 500-hour yoga teacher training, 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 and payment plan of your choice.

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

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.

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Yes. Spaces are limited at each training, so we prioritize teachers who are working to complete their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine. If you are new to Yoga Medicine and you would like to attend this training, then please complete the online application to the 500-hour training program BEFORE registering. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.

Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to attend this yoga teacher training and accrue the 55 hours training credit towards your 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine.

Everything you need to prepare for this yoga teacher training will be provided to you through a private Event Hub that you will receive access to after registering. In the Event Hub, you will have access to details about the training and be able to connect with other teachers attending to introduce yourself and coordinate travel, if you’d like. Think of it as your one-stop-shop for information!

In order to receive the certificate of completion and have this training listed on your teacher’s profile, you must (1) be present for the entire training and (2) pass the test. Please review our attendance policy. Keep in mind that these will be full days of training; so if you would like to do some sight-seeing or adventure out on your own, you should contact the retreat center to add on extra time during your stay.

The case studies are a way for you to fortify what you learned during the course by implementing the concepts with your private clients and students. The case studies are designed to be a one-on-one interaction where you apply the curriculum you studied to a client dealing with relatable issues. Click here to view the Case Study Guidelines.

Download the Case Study Guideline PDF


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