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Spine Anatomy Yoga Teacher Training

New Orleans, Louisiana

February 4-7, 2020


Join us at the Riverview Room in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the spine anatomy yoga teacher training. Led by Tiffany Cruikshank, we will assess the spine’s mobility, common injuries, and types of dysfunction alongside an exploration of how to identify spinal issues within a yoga context.

This 4-day, 24-hour immersion yoga teacher training is a great way for teachers and dedicated practitioners to join an advanced course without having to commit to prolonged periods away from work or long plane journeys. The price of this urban-style training includes the tuition only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to arrange their own food and accommodations. Each day will feature a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the course content and follow with an afternoon training lecture and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information.

Who is This Training For?

Yoga Medicine’s immersion training take place at yoga studios or conference centers around the world. The curriculum is geared towards yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners who want to learn more. These training are not suitable for yoga novices.

We offer the shorter yoga teacher training to allow our teachers to continue their education without taking too much time away from their other commitments. These training begin with a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the yoga teacher training’s content and the afternoon teacher training lectures help you relate the curriculum to movement and case studies. A short evening homework assignment helps you retain the information. Some yoga teacher training have recommended prep work to review before the training begins. The price of these training includes the training only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations.

Program Structure

Anticipated Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 – 10:30am – Asana
  • 12:30 – 4:30pm – Lecture & Practicum

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins at 8:30am on February 4th and ends around 4:30pm on February 7th with afternoon lecture. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and the cancellation/refund policy in the FAQ’s for more details before registering. You must be present for the entire training to receive the certificate of completion for the 24-hour yoga teacher training. This attendance rule is required for both the general participant as well as those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour/1000-hour program.

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.).

Program Curriculum

Spine: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application (24 Hours)

This immersion yoga teacher training in New Orleans begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine as a basis for understanding its function. We will explore the spine’s normal range of motion and how to evaluate this on your students while taking into consideration the importance of individual variances. This 500-hour/1000-hour yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the spine. With this information in mind, we will explore approaches to using a yoga practice to work with these issues and how to individualize it to each students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the spine that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding spinal function and health.

This yoga teacher training counts as 24 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the yoga teacher training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion.

Training Venue

Riverview Room

600 Decatur Street, 4th Level, New Orleans, LA 70130

This training takes place in downtown New Orleans in the Riverview Room, which is located on the fourth level of the Jackson Brewery Millhouse. The venue’s floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terraces provide views of the Mississippi River, Central Business District and the French Quarter. This neighborhood is the city’s historic heart, known for its spirited nightlife and colorful buildings with cast-iron balconies. Along Bourbon Street you’ll find jazz clubs and Cajun eateries, while there are quieter streets that lead to the French Market and Jackson Square with gourmet food, arts and crafts, and entertainment.

Click here to learn more about this venue.

Meet Your Instructor

Tiffany Cruikshank, L.AC., MAOM

An international yoga teacher, author, and wellness expert, Tiffany is known as a teacher’s teacher who has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications.

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine and has been teaching for about 25 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.

Tiffany began leading informal teacher trainings out of her home to local teachers in her area in 2003 and began leading Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour teacher trainings in 2008 and Yoga Alliance approved 500-hour teacher trainings in 2009 as TiffanyYoga. Her teaching methods combine the western knowledge of the body (anatomy, kinesiology & physiology) with the eastern tradition of yoga.

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Pricing Options



Price includes the training tuition and a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

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Pricing and Policies

  • Payment Option

    A one-time, full payment of $800 (which includes a $250 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will secure your spot in this 24-hour yoga teacher training. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

    Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until November 29, 2019. The tuition payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after November 29, 2019.

  • Price Includes

    Your enrollment covers the full training tuition for the 24-hour yoga teacher training and a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

    Not Included: Travel, accommodation, and meals.

  • Cancellations & Refund Policy

    Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until November 29, 2019.

    The tuition payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after November 29, 2019. There are no refunds or transfers of payments after this deadline.

    We realize that some extenuating circumstances may prohibit you from attending, which may include inclement weather and other circumstances beyond your control. However, due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the event centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.

    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.).

  • Additional Location Information

    Please plan your lodging accommodations and commute to ensure you arrive with enough time for check-in at our first morning practice at 8:30am on Tuesday, February 4th.

    Click here for information on the Riverview Room’s location.

Apply This Training Towards a 500-Hour Certification

If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine®’s 500-hour or 1000-hour certification program, then this training counts towards your training hours with Yoga Medicine® as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance. You do not need to be enrolled in our 500-hour/1000-hour program to participate. If you are interested to continue training with Yoga Medicine® to receive an advanced training certification with us, then you have the option to apply to our 500-hour program and this yoga teacher training’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification process. If you would like to learn more about our 500-hour certification program click here. The link below will take you to the application for joining our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm not a certified Yoga Teacher. Can I attend this Yoga Teacher Training?

    Yes! This yoga teacher training is designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners. If you have a consistent yoga practice and a desire to learn more, then we would love to have you join!

  • What do I need to bring to this Yoga Teacher Training?

    This yoga teacher training requires a yoga mat, block, strap, meditation equipment, 3 myofascial release balls or tennis balls, and something to write with. We will provide a detailed course manual that follows the lecture presentation, but there is very little space to take extra notes. So, if you are an avid note-taker then bring an extra notepad!

    Please note that this training is being held at an event venue, not a yoga studio – so extra yoga equipment will not be provided.

  • I have an injury or a modified practice. Is that okay for this Yoga Teacher Training?

    Yes. Yoga Medicine’s yoga teacher trainings are designed for yoga teachers and practitioners with a dedicated practice, so we will assume you have ample awareness to modify your practice as it suits you. We will have assistants who can help you modify in practice, so please make sure to let them know about the injury you’re working with. Also, you are always welcome to take rest in the asana practices and learn through observation as well.

  • What is Yoga Medicines photography and recording policy?

    You are welcome to take still photos throughout the yoga teacher training, but please plan to leave your cell phone off and tucked away during the practices. We do not allow video or audio recording.

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