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Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training

Online Training

Goes live on June 1st


Led by Tiffany Cruikshank, this 25-hour online training will dive deep into all the important points to consider in developing effective practices to support athletic recovery, cross training and injury prevention modalities. We’ll dig into new research on connective tissue training for movement efficiency and tissue resilience. We’ll dissect stretching modalities and their use and implications within different athletic cross training practices. There will be an overview of common athletic injuries and how to approach them. We will assess the application of yoga for the different phases of athletic training and recovery as well as off-season cross-training applications. We will also look at different sports and positions, and how to analyze the application of yoga to any athletic endeavor to help teachers create effective yoga classes for athletes and working with injuries, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and mental preparation. This course will arm you with the key components for working with competitive athletes, teams, professional athletes and casual athletes looking to enhance their performance and recovery and train their tissues for resilience.

This training is being offered in an online format for you to complete at your own pace, from the convenience of your home.

Who is This Training For?

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

The Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training is a 25-hour advanced online training for yoga teachers as well as healthcare providers, coaches and fitness instructors with yoga experience who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum.

Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be a valuable asset for athletes and coaches; and with our credentials, students know that their yoga teacher has been trained with a wide range of experience, information and research. 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 for the individual across any yoga style, body, age or capacity.

Program Structure

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):

  • – Thursday, June 30th at 9am PST
  • – Thursday, July 21st 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 2023, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training hours.

Program Curriculum

The 25-hour Yoga for Athletes Online Training will enable you to weave yoga into any athletic endeavor to create an effective yoga class that accommodates injuries, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and mental preparation.

Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training:

  • Research based approaches for athletes
  • Fascia & connective tissue training
  • Stretching research & modalities
  • Using yoga to help minimize sports injuries
  • Techniques to enhance range of motion & control
  • Recovery & nervous system training
  • Working with common sports injuries
  • Adapting the practice to athletic training cycles
  • Sequencing for groups & one-on-one’s
  • Chinese Medicine principles to support athletic training
  • Pranayama & meditation tools for athletes
  • Mental training for the zone
  • Sport specific training
  • Teaching groups & teams
  • Working with competitive & professional athletes

Testimonials About This Yoga Teacher Training

Testimonials About This Yoga Teacher Training

— Laura Gonzales, 500-Hour Yoga Medicine Instructor —

“Other yoga teacher trainings I’ve completed outside of Yoga Medicine left me feeling really unprepared to teach – I didn’t have a strong grasp of anatomy and I didn’t feel confident with my knowledge. I knew I wanted to do more training. I’ve now completed the Shoulder, Hip, and Spine Modules, Yoga for Athletes and Myofasical Release Immersions. I’ve left every training feeling armed not just with theoretical information, but comprehensive knowledge that I could apply straight away within classes and with private clients.”

— Daneen Farrall, 500HR In-Progress Yoga Medicine Instructor —

“Just finished the Yoga for Athletes immersion in Nashville, and left with so much practical knowledge, I can’t wait to bring it to my students in CLE.”

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.


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Katja Bartsch, BSc, BCSI


Alison Heilig


Event Options

$625 USD


Includes online training and a digital manual.

Register here >

Pricing & Policies

  • 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 today!

    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.

  • Price Includes

    • – Enrollment in the online training
    • – A digital training manual

Apply This Training Towards a 500-Hour Certification

If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine®’s 500-hour or 1000-hour certification program, then this training counts towards your training hours with Yoga Medicine® as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance. You do not need to be enrolled in our 500-hour/1000-hour program to participate. If you are interested to continue training with Yoga Medicine® to receive an advanced training certification with us, then you have the option to apply to our 500-hour program and this yoga teacher training’s hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification process. If you would like to learn more about our 500-hour certification program click here. The link below will take you to the application for joining our program.

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