Hip Module (60hr)




In March 2018, Tiffany & the Yoga Medicine team will return to the Samahita Retreat Center to offer an advanced teacher training on the hip. The Hip Module provides a thorough examination of the hip’s anatomy, dysfunction, & the application of yoga to address common contraindications. The Hip Module is one of our core orthopedic modules along with the spine & shoulder modules – all of which are highly recommended for our advanced teachers.

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 on this page.



MARCH 3-10, 2018


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 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 500hr 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
1-3:30pm — Lunch then afternoon break
3:30-6pm— Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner
8-9pm —Homework

Modules are week-long trainings that include 7 nights of accommodation & healthy meals each day from start to finish – the perfect way to escape your daily distractions & immerse yourself in learning & deepening your teaching. Everyday begins with a two-hour morning practice & ends with a more restorative practice in the evening that ties into the day’s course content. The teacher training lectures are held during the day with homework each evening to help you retain the information. This format is information packed & designed to help you integrate the knowledge you receive in practice & lecture.

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.


Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60-hour course)

The module begins with a deeper look at the anatomy & biomechanics of the hip joint as a basis for learning to evaluate this area. This course examines the common injuries & dysfunction of the hip with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. During the week you will learn how to work with a variety of ailments & 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 & your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this critical joint.



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.

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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.

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Rooming Options


Single Deluxe Room

Generous living space, bedroom & private balcony.


Semi-private shared

2 per room, the bathroom splits the 2 bedrooms for privacy.


Shared Loft

Split-level room, creates privacy in this 2-person room.


A $500 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit will secure a spot on the 60-hour training course. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

Due December 4th, 2017.

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on December 4th, 2017. 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 Monday, December 4th, 2017.

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 & 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.


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


  • Airfare
  • Ground transfers to/from the retreat center
  • Room charges and other incidentals

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 info@yogamedicine.com 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.

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on March 3rd & ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on March 10th. 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.

Visit Samahita’s travel page for travel resources/tips on flying to Thailand & getting to Koh Samui. Here you will find information on international & domestic travel, seasonal weather & visa requirements. Once you are enrolled, we’ll provide further information on the logistics.

For more information on the Samahita Retreat Center, click the button below.

Retreat Website


If you would like to join Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour yoga teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the 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 & payment plan of your choice.

If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at Info@YogaMedicine.com.

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 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine. If you are new to Yoga Medicine & you would like to attend this training, then please complete the online application to the 500hr training program BEFORE registering. 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 500hr certification with Yoga Medicine.

Everything you need to prepare for this module 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 from dinner on the first day to the completion of practice on the last morning 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.


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