SHOULDER INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (60 HOURS)
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND | MARCH 9-16, 2019
In March 2019, the Yoga Medicine® team will return to Koh Samui, Thailand to offer an intensive yoga teacher training on the shoulder. The Shoulder Intensive Yoga Teacher Training provides a thorough examination of the shoulder’s anatomy, dysfunction, the application of yoga to address common contraindications and yoga for shoulder pain. 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 one of Yoga Medicine®’s favorite destinations — the Samahita Retreat Center. This retreat center is located on the beautiful white-sand beaches so you can experience a nice getaway from your daily routine. Enjoy natural, healthy and delicious homemade meals with a well-balanced mixed of local ingredients. We hope you can join us there!
Koh Samui, Thailand
MARCH 9-16, 2019
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 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture
1-3:30pm — Lunch then Afternoon Break
6-7pm — Restorative Practice
7-8pm — Dinner
This week-long intensive yoga teacher training includes 7 nights of accommodation and healthy meals each day from start to finish – the perfect way to escape your daily distractions and immerse yourself in learning and deepening your teaching. Everyday begins with a 2.5-hour morning practice and ends with a more restorative practice in the evening that ties into the day’s course content. The intensive yoga teacher training lectures are held during the day with homework each evening to help you retain the information. This format is information packed and designed to help you integrate the knowledge you receive in practice and lecture.
SHOULDER INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Treatment (60 hours)
Many yoga practitioners seek out yoga for shoulder pain, injuries and other ailments. This intensive yoga teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand 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 intensive yoga teacher training counts as 60 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the intensive yoga teacher training you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
Meet Your Teachers
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.
Rachel is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown New Zealand. She has completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine; she is also a lead teacher on Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour yoga teacher trainings and is a frequent contributing author to online yoga publications.
Supporting Teachers – TBA
Lizzy Moore is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and owner of Little Ocean Yoga. She has completed her 500-hour with Yoga Medicine as a Registered Therapeutic Specialist and is based out of North Palm Beach, Florida.
Based in Oslo, Norway, Gry Bech-Hanssen has a background in contemporary dance and has taught yoga in group and privates for over a decade. She is nearing completion of her 500-hour and currently teaches yoga and functional anatomy to the dance students at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Samahita Retreat Center
Thailand is a spiritual, colorful, and peaceful land. Koh Samui, in particular, is lush and beautiful, with tropical jungles and white-sand beaches surrounded by a sapphire-blue sea. An island in the Gulf of Thailand, Samui is situated in a high-energy zone, which directly affects practices like yoga and meditation, and makes it an ideal place for positive transformation and growth.
Samahita Retreat has been a pioneer in healthy programming for the body, breath and mind for almost 15 years. Known as one of the most authentic yoga retreats & teaching locations worldwide while introducing a balance of practices and activities for both body and mind that includes meditation, Pranayama and breath work as well as full cardio and core strength fitness routines. Our signature program, YogaCoreCycle, incorporates all these elements, giving a variety of options within a fully inclusive health and fitness program while still continuing with a full yoga offering, all directly on the beach.
Samahita’s Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat is set away from the busy tourist areas, chosen for its proximity to Koh Samui’s important cultural and historical landmark, Laem Sor Pagoda.
2 per room, the bathroom splits the 2 bedrooms for privacy
Split-level room with a private bathroom, creates privacy in this 2-person room
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join this 500-hour intensive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.