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 and practices – Rashmi guiding the mindfulness and 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!
COVID-19 Training Update
In-line with the current educational industry standards under COVID-19, this training has moved to an online format.
Who is This Training For?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-hour advanced course 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 an asset in conjunction with 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.
This training will be divided up into sections – each section is composed of lectures, homework and asana practices to integrate the information. We created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so that you can create your own personalized home retreat. You can complete it at your own pace, there is no deadline by which you need to complete the training, and you’ll have unlimited access to the training materials even after completion. Feel free to do as much as you’d like whenever you like. Most of all we are committed to bringing you the highest quality of education by our incredible teachers to your door.
Because this intensive yoga teacher training was originally scheduled to run as an in-person training, it will count as 55 ‘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 hours will still be recognized by Yoga Alliance as well, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training hours.
Yin & Meditation 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.
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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 and dedicated practitioners. 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 55 hours would automatically be applied towards your 500-hour. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.
How do I access the online training?
After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on how to access your online training.
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