The Yin and Meditation Yoga teacher training—a curriculum close to our heart—is co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank and Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH. Rashmi brings over 15 years of study and practice of alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, and meditation. Together, these expert instructors will lead the group in lectures, discussions & practices – Rashmi guiding the mindfulness & meditation component and Tiffany leading the morning and evening asana practices. This is the fourth time that Tiffany and Rashmi have led this training together, and it is our pleasure to offer this curriculum with two experts from complementary fields in this incredible location!

This week-long training takes place at the Komune Resort in Bali, Indonesia. This beachfront resort is located on the beautiful and lush Keramas beaches so you can experience a nice getaway from your daily routine. Enjoy healthy, fresh, and delicious meals with a well-balanced mix of local produce. We hope you can join us there!



March 7-14, 2020


For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.

The Yin and Meditation Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-hour advanced course for active yoga teachers who are actively pursuing their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine®. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering to enroll are actively working with students and clients within a yoga setting.

Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be an asset in conjunction in the healthcare network, and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained and 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.



Anticipated Daily Schedule

7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
1-3pm — Lunch then afternoon break
3-6pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner

Our week-long yoga teacher trainings include room & board, so you have a 7-day getaway from your daily obligations by immersing yourself in learning and deepening your teaching repertoire. Each day begins with a two-hour morning practice and ends with a mellow evening yin practice to help you ingest the information covered that day. The yoga teacher training lectures are held during the late mornings and afternoons with homework each evening to help you retain the information.

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on March 7th and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on March 14th. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and cancellation/refund policy for more details before registering. 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.).


Meditation & Yin Yoga Teacher Training (55 Hours)

This yoga teacher training looks at these two more contemplative practices and the science behind how they can be used more therapeutically. We will look at how and when to use yin and/or meditation practices, as well as the science behind how it affects our physiology. We will dissect the yin yoga practice to examine its therapeutic application as well as assess a complimentary approach using the Chinese Medicine meridians. This Eastern medicine lens allows us to look at various yoga poses’ affect upon the energetic body.

Our curriculum will also cover how to introduce your students to meditation by addressing common misconceptions, hindrances and how current research around meditation practices offer beneficial perspectives to offer in your classes. We will examine the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to our yin yoga and meditation practices.

This week involves an introspective practice of self inquiry through daily practices of meditation, mindfulness, and 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 and yin yoga. Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time spent on more contemplative personal discoveries.

This intensive yoga teacher training counts as 55 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the intensive yoga teacher training you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.

Meet Your Teachers

Tiffany Cruikshank, L.AC., MAOM

Tiffany 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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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, she has spent the past 15+ years studying various complementary and alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, and meditation.

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Support Teacher

Shannon Stephens

Shannon Stephens is a full-time teacher and writer who has completed her 500-hour with Yoga Medicine. She owns This Land Yoga in Oklahoma City, where she teaches privates, group classes, leads teacher trainings.

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Komune Resort welcomes you to the Island of the Gods. Located on the pristine East Coast of Bali, the beautiful resort hosts a mesmerizing view of the famous Keramas surf break. With its volcanic and black sand beach, this beachfront resort offers a wonderful getaway by spending your time in a natural luxury hotel.

As a top 5 beach club in Asia, Komune’s executive chef brings his unique worldwide cuisine experience using nutritious and fresh produce from their organic farm and local farmers. Hotel Komune is Bali’s premiere yoga, health and fitness retreat destination – making it the perfect destination for our Yin and Meditation Yoga Teacher Training. Find out more here

After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead.

Rooming Options

Please visit Hotel Komune’s website for more information about their lodging accommodations.


Single Deluxe Suite

Ocean view with king bed and outdoor patio, ensuite bathroom, and hotel-style amenities



Single Deluxe Room

Garden view with queen bed, spacious living area, ensuite bathroom, and hotel-style amenities



Single Room

Garden view with queen bed, private bathroom, and hotel-style amenities



Double Room

Garden view with 2 single beds, shared bathroom, and hotel-style amenities



A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit will secure a spot for teachers enrolled in our 500-hour/1000-hour program. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

Due November 29th, 2019

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the final payment date on November 29th, 2019. In the months 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 and non-transferable after Friday, November 29th, 2019.

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 and other circumstances beyond your control. 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.).

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 and campus grounds
  • A detailed training manual
  • A Yoga Medicine top


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

Couples who are both participating in the training and wish to share a room need to enroll one participant in one of the single room options and 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 7th and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on March 14th. You must be present for the entire duration of the training in order to receive your training hours and certificate of completion. We recommend reviewing 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 and possible visas are in order. The airfare and ground travel is the responsibility of the participant, so we urge you to coordinate these logistics well in advance and make smart decisions based on weather and events on the ground.

Komune offers travel suggestions and directions from Sanur and the airport. Click here to visit the travel page and here for general tips.

For more information, please visit the retreat’s website:

Retreat Website


If you would like to join this 500-hour yoga teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the Yoga Medicine 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 and 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 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine. If you are new to Yoga Medicine and you would like to attend this training, then please complete the online application to the 500-hour training program BEFORE registering. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.

Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible to attend this yoga teacher training and accrue the 55 hours training credit towards your 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine.

Everything you need to prepare for this yoga teacher training 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.

Download the Case Study Guideline PDF


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