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.
This training has four sections – each section is composed of pre-recorded lectures, asana practices and homework to integrate the information.
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 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
— 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.”
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.
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.
- – 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?
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 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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