YIN & MEDITATION MODULE (60HRS)
CUSCO, PERU | OCTOBER 20-27, 2018
We are looking forward to Yoga Medicine’s first visit to this sacred spot in Peru with a curriculum close to our heart – the Yin & Meditation training. This module will be co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank & Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH. Rashmi brings over 15 years of study & practice of alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, & meditation. Together, these expert instructors will lead the group in lectures, discussions & practices – Rashmi guiding the mindfulness & meditation component & Tiffany leading the yin & morning asana/meditation practices. This is the second time that Tiffany & Rashmi have led this training together, & it is our pleasure to offer this training again with two experts from complementary fields in this incredible location!
OCTOBER 20-27, 2018
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 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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
Your stay will include 7 nights of accommodation & daily vegetarian meals prepared by the retreat’s on-site chefs using local produce. Each day will commence with a daily two-hour morning practice & ends with a calming evening practice that transfers the day’s lecture content into physical form. The teacher training lectures are held during the day & we recommend reviewing each evening to help you retain the information.
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.
Yin & Meditation (60 hours)
This module looks at these two more contemplative practices & the science behind how they can be used more therapeutically. We will look at how & when to use yin & meditation practices, as well as the science behind how it affects our physiology. We will dissect the yin yoga practice & examine how to apply it in a therapeutic format as well as breakdown the Chinese Medicine meridians & look at how different yoga poses affect the energetic body. We will also cover how to introduce your students to meditation, common misconceptions, hindrances & the when, why & how of meditation as well as a look at some of the current research around meditation practices. We will examine the science behind the physiological & psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity & how it relates to a yoga & meditation practice.
This week involves an introspective practice of self inquiry through daily practices of meditation, mindfulness, & yin yoga. Participants must have a strong desire to cultivate a meditation practice or already have a regular meditation practice. We welcome the seasoned or novice meditator as long as both come with an open mind. Each day you can expect morning and afternoon meditation practices intermingled with light vinyasa & yin yoga. Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time spent on more contemplative personal discoveries.
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.
Dr. Rashmi Bismark
MD, MPH, RYT
Dr. Rashmi Bismark is a US-trained physician, board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. In parallel with conventional medical training, Dr. Bismark has spent the past 15+ years studying various complementary and alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, and meditation.
Valerie Knopik is the Ben and Maxine Miller Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University with a focus on mental health and E-RYT yoga teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Allie Geer is a prenatal certified yoga teacher based out of Boulder, Colorado, who is currently participating in Yoga Medicine’s 500/1000 hour advanced teacher certification.
Willka T’ika was originally conceived in 1994, and is lovingly maintained as a luxury retreat and private hotel, open only to its registered guests. Advance reservations are required at least 48 hours prior to checking in, and only organic vegetarian cuisine is served.
Willka T’ika’s peaceful energy and mystical surroundings are sure to inspire, refresh and revitalize, offering a wonderful connection to Mother Nature, revered by the Quechua as Pachamama. Located in one of the most energetically charged places on earth, Willka T’ika prides itself on serving the spiritual and cultural needs of all guests seeking a genuine mind, body, spirit experience. Nearby ancient Inkan ruins, ceremonial sites, temples and an abundance of cultural activities beckon. For hikers, winding rivers, charming villages and high mountain meadows where herds of llama and alpaca graze await exploration.
Find out more here
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
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.