LIVE Online Lymphatics Yoga Teacher Training

Join Tiffany Cruikshank and Doreen Wiggins, MD for this 14 hour, live online training to learn how to implement yoga-related practices and therapeutic techniques to support the lymphatic system.

Lymphatics Yoga Teacher Training | Online


Training Description

Have you ever wondered how to support the lymphatic system in a yoga class to help regulate inflammation, immune function, and lymphatic function? The lymphatic system is perhaps the least studied & talked about system of the body, but with many impressive implications we can leverage throughout our yoga practice & beyond. Understanding the intimate connection that the lymphatic system has with the circulatory and immune systems can help you better utilize the benefits of all of these systems for yourself and your students.

In this 14-hour, LIVE online yoga training led by Tiffany Cruikshank L.Ac and Doreen Wiggins MD, you will learn the detailed anatomy of the lymphatic system and its body wide implications to support lymphatic function, inflammation and the immune & circulatory systems. You will leave this training feeling confident to implement the latest lymphedema applications, presented by Doreen Wiggins, MD, a breast cancer surgeon for over 30 years. You’ll also leave prepared to effectively support the lymphatics through specific yoga-related practices and techniques, and ways to cue, sequence, and support the lymphatic system in a group and one-on-one therapeutic setting.

In this ‘first-of-its-kind’ training, we’ll dig deep into the anatomy, function & circulation of the lymphatic system (Sections 1-3) to understand the what, why & how behind the techniques so that you become the expert (rather than giving you a cookie cutter approach). You’ll learn directly from an MD & breast cancer specialist about lymphedema, cautions and discover helpful tools as a yoga teacher to support lymphatic issues (Section 4). Finally, we’ll map out the most impactful yoga applications including poses, sequencing, breath, MFR, and other nuances to support this system, your students and yourself towards optimal lymphatic function (Sections 5-7).

Training Details

This LIVE online 14-hour training will teach you how the lymphatic system can help enhance therapeutic outcomes in a yoga setting. 

After completing this brand-new training, you will understand how to implement techniques to support the lymphatic system, including a deep understanding of the:

  • Anatomy of the Lymphatic System
  • Lymphatic Circulation
  • Lymph Load
  • Lymphedema 
  • Contraindications
  • Why maintaining good lymph flow is important
  • Ways to use yoga postures, techniques, cues, breath work and nuanced approaches to support the Lymphatic System
  • Sequencing strategies to support lymphatic flow
  • Why supporting this system is so valuable in a therapeutic setting
  • Q&A opportunities along the way

This training has seven, 2hr live sections – one section will become available per week. After each live section a short Q&A will follow at the end for live participants to ask questions.

Live Office Hours Schedule (8-10am PST | 11am-1pm EST):

  • Wednesday, July 17th – Section 1: Lymphatic Anatomy
  • Wednesday, July 24th – Section 2: Lymphatic Anatomy & Circulation
  • Wednesday, July 31st – Section 3: Lymphatic Circulation & Review
  • Wednesday, August 7th – Section 4: Lymphedema & Contraindications
  • Wednesday, August 14th – Section 5: Yoga Applications
  • Wednesday, August 21st – Section 6: Lymphatic Practice
  • Wednesday, August 28th – Section 7: Lymphatic Practice

We created this live format to help support our teachers with a more interactive format that has Q&A sections along the way. You can either attend the weekly sessions live or you can watch the recordings to stay on top of the information as it progresses - recordings will remain available throughout the duration of the live training (but removed afterwards - you will have 45 days after Section 7 goes live to watch all the videos and pass the exam). Think of this as an online university course to guide and help motivate you to stay on top of your learning.

This yoga teacher training will count as 14 ‘in-person/contact’ hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine certification. Directly following the last live session of 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 also be recognized as 14 continuing education hours (CEUs) by Yoga Alliance.

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

The Lymphatics Yoga Teacher Training is a 14-hour advanced online training for active yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers, fitness instructors, bodyworkers and those who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum.

Lindsay Roselle

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“I'm continually impressed with the quality of Yoga Medicine programming, the dedication to real, usable education, and the hearts of the group of people that show up to each training. Each YM training has served me perfectly at that moment in my life, and I just want to express my gratitude again to you Tiffany and your team for your tireless commitment to creating exceptional experiences.”

Sophie Tashkovski

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“There is no doubt that I have become a better teacher with each training I attend. YM trainings have fine tuned my understanding of anatomy, and helped me better understand how to help individual clients feel best in their bodies. I’ve also learned about my own body and how to treat it with kindness. YM trainings have changed my Yoga perspective-when I started as a Yoga student, I thought you had to push yourself at all costs to achieve a pose. Now I accept where I am on any given day and know that it might be different the next day.”

Meet the teachers...

Tiffany Cruikshank

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

Tiffany is a yoga therapeutic specialist, author, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine provider. She’s trained over 15,000 yoga teachers, athletes, medical professionals, physical therapists, bodyworkers and coaches on how to fuse anatomy, western medicine and cutting-edge research with traditional yoga practices to therapeutically support individuality and holistic wellness.

Today, she’s dedicated to helping teachers and students nourish their health and feel their best through a combination of modern science, traditional modalities, and experience.

Doreen Wiggins


Dr. Doreen L Wiggins is an Associate Professor of Surgery Clinician Educator at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. Her areas of expertise are breast cancer surgery, and cancer survivorship. She has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, has completed yoga teacher training has taught at international yoga retreats with Rajashree Choudhury since 2011, and Yoga Medicine writing contributor and teacher. Doreen is currently in the Andrew Weil Fellowship in Arizona for Integrative Medicine.

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

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 live online training portal and materials. For this reason, refund requests are only accepted before July 17th (when this training goes live).

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 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. 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 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 14 ‘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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