Join Tiffany Cruikshank and Rachel Land for the Shoulder Intensive Online Yoga Teacher Training. This 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.
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 Shoulder Intensive 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: Monday, October 18th at 4pm PST
- – Section 2: Monday, November 1st at 4pm PST
- – Section 3: Monday, November 15th at 4pm PST
- – Section 4: Monday, November 29th at 4pm PST
- – Section 5: Monday, December 13th at 4pm PST
- – Section 6: Monday, December 27th at 4pm PST
With the new academic system we’ve implemented this year, this yoga teacher training will run live from October 4 – December 29, 2021 during the Fall Quarter – 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 Fall 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 two weeks in between each live Q&A call. 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 training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion and training hours. These online training hours will be recognized by Yoga Alliance if completed by the end of 2022, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training 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.
Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application Yoga Teacher Training:
- Shoulder Structure & Function
- Shoulder Anatomy & Movement Essentials
- Assessing Function of the Shoulder
- Common Injuries of the Shoulder
- Yoga Applications & Therapeutics
- Bringing It All Together
- Prevention & Durability Training
- & much more…
Testimonials About This Yoga Teacher Training
— Jenny Miller, 500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher —
“My first day of the Shoulder Intensive Training was amazing and sooooo good!! This is just the beginning and it has me looking forward to my future trainings. 55-hours worth of studying the shoulder, and nothing but the shoulder, makes me confident that I will be learning the human anatomy to such a degree that I will be able to effectively guide my students through the amazing therapeutic aspects of yoga, and I could NOT be more excited! I’m so thankful for this amazing and in-depth program!”
— Jaime Brown, Physical Therapist & 500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher —
“I felt that this training was thorough and efficiently explained. I have taken several shoulder courses throughout the years and I feel like this was one of the best courses I have taken – it was presented in a way that immediately made sense to me. The asana practices helped to take the lecture information into body movements, which helped me to learn/feel the information.”
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Pricing and Policies
Payment & Cancellation/Refund Policy
A full payment of $1390 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?
Before the training, it is recommended to review the shoulder muscle groups with their origin and insertion. 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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