Women’s health is an area that often gets brushed over in yoga with a few poses often featured as cure alls. This intricate system of yoga can have a powerful effect on supporting hormonal balance and fertility when approached from an individualized perspective with the phases of the cycle in mind.
This 25-hour online yoga training examines the physiology of the female reproductive cycle from both a Western and Chinese medicine perspective. In this course we’ll dig into specifics on how to individualize the practice to support a variety of different female reproductive and hormonal issues as well as look at how to adjust the practice for different phases of the cycle.
We’ll decode specific strategies to support women trying to get pregnant including specifics on working with women using IVF and strategies to help prevent miscarriages; we’ll also briefly talk on male infertility. We’ll also look at the most common female reproductive issues including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), amenorrhea (absence of periods) and menopause.
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 Women’s Health Yoga Teacher Training is a 25-hour advanced online training for active yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers and those who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering to enroll is actively working with students and clients within a yoga or therapeutic setting.
Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be a benefit in conjunction with the healthcare network; and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained with a wide 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 four sections – each section is composed of pre-recorded lectures, asana practices and homework to integrate the information.
We also have scheduled “office hours” via Zoom to help support you throughout the training. If you’re unable to join the Zoom calls, you can post your questions online and watch the recording within the online portal whenever you like.
Live Office Hours Schedule (subject to change):
- – Wednesday, April 27th at 9am PST
- – Wednesday, May 25th at 9am PST
We created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so you can complete it at your own pace. The full training is available now and there is no deadline by which you need to complete the training as 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 25 ‘in-person/contact’ 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 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.
The 25-hour Women’s Health Yoga Teacher Training will discuss how the application of lifestyle modifications, meditation, and yoga can be used as tools to support the different facets of women’s health.
Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Women’s Health Yoga Teacher Training:
- Individualizing yoga practices to help balance female hormones
- How to use yoga to support different phases of the female reproductive cycle
- Using yoga to support fertility
- Yoga practices to support the phases of IVF
- Using yoga to help prevent miscarriages
- Yoga tactics to support PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, heavy periods
- How yoga practices can help minimize menopausal symptoms
Testimonials About This Yoga Teacher Training
— Danielle Harney, Yoga Teacher —
“I took this course just before starting IVF treatment, and with a history of chronic illness, miscarriage and secondary infertility. It helped to give me the tools and confidence to take back control of my body and become more knowledgeable about menstrual cycle and various associated health issues, because of the in-depth and expert knowledge provided by Tiffany. The variety in asana practices, pranayama and acupressure meant I could do even a little bit on my lowest days and feel better about myself and the process I was going through. My stress levels were lowered and I felt in control throughout. I now feel empowered to share this knowledge with my current and future students, and hope to empower women about their own health!”
— Michelle Thompson, DO, AOBFP, ABOIM, DipABLM —
Meet Your Instructor
Tiffany Cruikshank, L.AC., MAOM
An international yoga teacher, author, licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine provider, Tiffany is known as a teacher’s teacher who has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications. For over 20 years she has been intertwining the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga to empower students & teachers to therapeutically support individuality, health & wellness on a deeper level.
Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine and has been teaching for over 25 years. She has a premed Bachelors degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. She’s worked with celebrities, pro athletes, and corporate professionals alike in her own private clinics as well as at the Nike World Headquarters where she kickstarted and ran the Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Yoga for Athletes programs in Portland, Oregon. She has trained over 15,000 yoga teachers & medical professionals, fusing science and research with traditional practices to individualize care and serve the student & healthcare systems.
Payment & Cancellation/Refund Policy
A full payment of $625 USD will secure your spot in this online training. Please return to the Pricing section to register!
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 25 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?
If you have not taken a Chinese Medicine Module or Immersion previously, it is recommended to read and know chapters 1 and 2 of the book, Voices of Qi, prior to attending.
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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