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Yoga For Athletes Teacher Training

Nashville, Tennessee

December 9-12, 2019


Join us at The Cordelle in Nashville, Tennessee for the Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training. Led by Tiffany Cruikshank, this 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.

This 4-day, 25-hour immersion yoga teacher training is a great way for our teachers and dedicated practitioners to join an advanced short course without having to commit to prolonged periods away from work or long plane journeys. The price of these urban-style yoga teacher trainings includes the training tuition only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations. Each day will feature a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the course content and follow with an afternoon training lecture and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information.

Who is This Training For?

Yoga Medicine’s immersion yoga teacher trainings are typically 1-5 days in length and are hosted at yoga studios or conference centers around the world. The curriculum is geared towards yoga teachers or dedicated yoga practitioners who want to learn more. These trainings are not suitable for yoga novices.

We offer the shorter yoga teacher trainings as a way to allow our teachers to continue their education without having to commit to a full week away or a long plane ride. These trainings usually begin with a daily 2-hour morning practice relevant to the yoga teacher training’s content and follow with afternoon teacher training lectures and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information. Some yoga teacher trainings have recommended prep work to review before the training begins. The price of these trainings includes the training only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations.

Program Structure

Anticipated Daily Schedule

  • 2-hour morning practice (9 – 11am)
  • Afternoon lecture & practicum (1 – 5pm)

When planning your travel arrangements, please keep in mind you must be present for the entire training to receive the certificate of completion for the 25-hour teacher training credit. This attendance rule is required for both the general participant as well as those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour/1000-hour program.

Program Curriculum

Yoga for Athletes (25 hours)

This immersion yoga teacher training in Nashville will cover anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to athletes as well as the psychological implications of a regular yoga practice, particularly examining the ongoing process of pushing your body to the brink and staying healthy in the process. 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 yoga teacher training counts as 25 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the yoga teacher training you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.

Training Venue

The Cordelle

45 Lindsley Ave, Nashville, TN 37210

This training is located in downtown Nashville, just minutes from the storied Honky Tonks of Broadway, renowned hotels, acclaimed restaurants and Nashville’s Music City Center. Our training will be held in The Cordelle Event Space with its effortless style, hardwood flooring, and modern vintage interior space. Enjoy your long breaks in the outdoor lawn and garden area with a spacious “southern style” covered patio.

Click here to learn more about this venue.

Meet Your Instructors

Tiffany Cruikshank, L.AC., MAOM

An international yoga teacher, author, and wellness expert, Tiffany is known as a teacher’s teacher who has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications.

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine and has been teaching for about 25 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.

Tiffany began leading informal teacher trainings out of her home to local teachers in her area in 2003 and began leading Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour teacher trainings in 2008 and Yoga Alliance approved 500-hour teacher trainings in 2009 as TiffanyYoga. Her teaching methods combine the western knowledge of the body (anatomy, kinesiology & physiology) with the eastern tradition of yoga.


Cristina Kuhn

Lisa Ash Drackert

Alysia Hendricks

Jenni Tarma

Pricing Options



Price includes the training tuition & a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

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Pricing and Policies

  • Payment Option

    A one-time, full payment of $800 (which includes a $250 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit) will secure your spot in this 25-hour yoga teacher training. When registration opens, a payment option will become available at the top of this page.

    Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until October 4, 2019. The tuition payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after October 4, 2019.

  • Price Includes

    Your enrollment covers the full training tuition for the 25-hour course and a detailed training manual by Yoga Medicine.

    Not Included: Travel, accommodation, and meals.

  • Cancellations & Refund Policy

    Refunds will be issued upon request, minus $250, until October 4, 2019.

    The tuition payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after October 4, 2019. There are no refunds or transfers of payments after this deadline.

    We realize that some extenuating circumstances may prohibit you from attending, which may include inclement weather & other circumstances beyond your control. However, due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the event centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.

  • Additional Location Information

    Please plan your lodging accommodations & commute to ensure you arrive with enough time for check-in at our first morning practice at 9am on Monday, December 9th.

    Click here for information on The Cordelle’s location, including suggestions for parking.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm not a certified Yoga Teacher. Can I attend this Yoga Teacher Training?

    Yes! 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!

  • What do I need to bring to this Yoga Teacher Training?

    This yoga teacher training requires a yoga mat, block, strap, meditation equipment, 3 myofascial release balls or tennis balls, and something to write with. We will provide a detailed course manual that follows the lecture presentation and there is ample room for jotting down your notes. If you are an avid note-taker then bring an extra notepad!

    Please note that this training is being held at an event venue, not a yoga studio – so extra yoga equipment will not be provided.

  • I have an injury or a modified practice. Is that okay for this Yoga Teacher Training?

    Yes. Yoga Medicine’s yoga teacher trainings are designed for yoga teachers and practitioners with a dedicated practice, so we will assume you have ample awareness to modify your practice as it suits you. We will have assistants who can help you modify in practice, so please make sure to let them know about the injury you’re working with. Also, you are always welcome to take rest in the asana practices and learn through observation as well.

  • What is Yoga Medicine's photography and recording policy?

    You are welcome to take still photos throughout the yoga teacher training, but please plan to leave your cell phone off and tucked away during the practices. We do not allow video or audio recording.

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