Hip: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application Yoga Teacher Training

Join Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist Rachel Land for this 55 hour training to learn the anatomy, dysfunction and sequencing to powerfully work with the hip joint.

Hip: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application Yoga Teacher Training | Online


Training Description

Join Tiffany Cruikshank and Rachel Land for the Hip Intensive Yoga Teacher Training. This 55-hour advanced online teacher training provides a thorough examination of the hip’s anatomy, dysfunction, and the application of yoga to address common contraindications. The hip curriculum is one of our core orthopedic modules along with the spine and shoulder modules – all of which are highly recommended for our advanced teachers.

Training Details

Many yoga practitioners seek out yoga for hip pain, injuries, and other ailments. The intensive yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint as a basis for learning to evaluate this area. This course examines the common injuries and dysfunction of the hip with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. During the training you will learn how to work with a variety of ailments and how to troubleshoot new ailments on your own. There will also be case studies to help you integrate the information and a new section on prevention and durability to deepen your knowledge. You will complete this training with a deeper understanding of this joint that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding its function & applications.

Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Hip: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Hip Structure & Anatomy
  • Hip Function
  • Assessing Hip Function & Mobility
  • Working with Common Injuries
  • Therapeutic Yoga Applications
  • Building Individualized Protocols
  • Putting It All Together in a Clinical/Yoga Setting
  • Prevention & Durability Training

We created this online training to be flexible with your schedule so you can complete it at your own pace. 

After signing up, you’ll get instant access to six curated sections of pre-recorded lectures, asana practices, and take-home assignments. There will also be case studies along the way to help you integrate the information.

This training will count as 55 ‘in-person/contact’ hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the training you will be invited to take an online exam to receive your certificate of completion and training hours. 

There is no deadline by which you need to complete the training as you’ll have unlimited access to all the training materials — even after completion! These online training hours will also be recognized as 55 continuing education hours (CEUs) by Yoga Alliance.

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

The Hip Intensive Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-hour advanced online training for yoga teachers as well as physicians, healthcare providers, coaches and fitness instructors with yoga experience who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering enrollment is actively working with students and clients within a yoga or therapeutic setting.

Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher is an impactful asset to our healthcare systems. With our credentials, students and healthcare facilities can trust that their yoga teacher is trained with a depth of knowledge in the fusion of research, science & traditional practices as well as a range of experience. Yoga Medicine® trains our teachers to understand the body and the full spectrum of therapeutic yoga modalities so they can build a personalized practice to suit the individual across any yoga style, state of wellness, level, body shape, gender, anatomical differences, age, or capacity.

Amy Wolff

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“After recovering from a hip surgery I had at the age of 36, I was afraid that my days of practicing yoga might be over. This training saved my practice and changed my entire perspective on how I teach hip stability and safety in my yoga classes. This training should be a requirement for all yoga teachers! Amazing content and quality.”

Leanna Hamilton

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“I feel much more knowledgeable about hip anatomy, function and dysfunction, and more prepared to work with students on an individualized and group basis in a way that supports hip stability, strength and flexibility for the long-term.”

Meet the teachers...

Tiffany Cruikshank

Founder of Yoga Medicine, L.Ac, MAOM, E-RYT

Teaching for over 25 years, Tiffany has a premed Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology and a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a specialty in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. 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.

Rachel Land

E-RYT500 Yoga Medicine teacher

Rachel Land is a yoga teacher, educator, teacher trainer and writer based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Her approach blends traditional yoga practices with extensive study in anatomy, physiology, sports training and therapeutics. She carefully curates her classes, workshops and lectures to give her students the resources they need to live their best life andher fellow teachers the tools to understand the why and how that make their classes more potent and powerful.

Frequently Asked Questions


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 55 hours would automatically be applied towards your 500-hour. Details on the 500-hour program can be found here.

Before the training, it is recommended to review the hip muscle groups with their origin and insertion. However, this will also be covered in the 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 also 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.

Immediately after your payment is processed, you will receive access to this training’s online portal and materials. For this reason, refund requests for online trainings are not accepted.

We appreciate your understanding.

Our Promise

We believe bridging the gap between yoga and medical systems is a crucial therapeutic adjunct to modern healthcare. That’s why all of our offerings strive to reach the same goal: to empower teachers and students through deeper yoga education.

We train our community of teachers to understand the body and the therapeutic approaches to yoga so that they can build a personalized practice to the individual across any yoga style or level of wellness.

With our credentials, your students will know that their teacher is well-trained with a range of applied and highly specialized therapeutic experience!

Apply This Training Towards a 500-Hour Certification

If you are enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500-hour or 1000-hour program, then this training counts as 55 ‘in-person/contact’ hours towards your certification, as well as continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance!

If you are a yoga teacher interested in pursuing continued education with Yoga Medicine, then you have the option to apply to our 500-hour program (in which case, these teacher training hours will automatically apply towards your 500-hour certification process).

To learn more about our 500-hour certification program, click here.

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