Myofascial Release Training | Online

Discover the fascinating science behind the role of fascia and learn over 100 MFR techniques to amplify tissue health and maximize therapeutic outcomes within a yoga practice.

Myofascial Release Training | Online


Training Description

Learn how to powerfully and effectively apply MFR techniques, and identify common areas and trigger points in the body that will enrich your own practice and teaching. In this highly specialized 55-hr online training, we’ll discuss the most recent research on fascia, and take a deeper look at how the myofascial chains play an integral role in both postural and movement patterns.

Together, our expert teachers Tiffany Cruikshank, Megan Kearney, and Katja Bartsch will guide you through this invaluable training using asana practices, daytime lectures, and case studies to create an in-depth, hands-on learning experience.

You’ll walk away from this experience with a comprehensive understanding of the function and dysfunction of fascia, as well as a mastery of over 100 therapeutic techniques for every part of the body!

If you’re a yoga teacher, healthcare provider or fitness instructor seeking more tools to support your clients with injury rehab and prevention, pain management, and optimal tissue health, this training is for you!

Training Details

Myofascial release has many uses and applications that make it a particularly effective tool when working with pain, injuries, movement restrictions (limited range of motion), performance enhancement, athlete recovery, as an adjunct to help prevent injuries and as a tool to support the health of the connective tissue.

The 55-hour Myofascial Release Online Teacher Training is a great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic trainings (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way. The training will focus on myofascial release techniques with a yoga practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release in a moderate vinyasa setting and a short restorative class within each section.

We’ll take a deep dive into myofascial release techniques and contraindications, as a preparation to learning over 100 different techniques for every part of the body. You’ll have modifications and prop options for each technique so you can adapt it to meet the needs of the person you’re working with and we’ll talk about specific therapeutics along the way. At the end we’ll talk on protocols for the back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist along with adaptations and take a look at the myofascial chains that unite the system and bring all the information together.

Upon completion you will have all the tools you need to integrate myofascial release techniques into your classes, teach myofascial release classes, use myofascial release within a therapeutic setting, answer questions and apply the information with clients in a one-one setting.

Topics that we will cover during the Yoga Medicine Myofascial Release Online Teacher Training include:

  • The science and research behind fascia structure, function and dysfunction, including the role of fascial lines in postural and movement health
  • Myofascial release techniques to promote optimal tissue health and function (and contraindications) 
  • Trigger points and specialized protocols for every part of the body 
  • How to use modifications and props to tailor techniques to the individual 
  • The effective application of myofascial release within a yoga setting to support injuries, pain, athletic recovery, performance enhancement, and freedom from movement restrictions

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 Myofascial Release Training is a 55-hour advanced online training individuals looking to use myofascial release techniques in their yoga practice within a therapeutic setting or as an addition to other affiliated movement/mobility specialities (bodyworkers, coaches, physical therapists, fitness instructors, pilates teachers, pain specialists, etc.), healthcare providers looking for new tools to give their patients, and for those who are simply 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 and traditional practices as well as a range of experience.

Julie Paddock

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“I work regularly with an active senior population (65 – 78 years old). I have taught a large number of these students for 5+ years. The therapeutic insights I’ve gained through my studies with Tiffany and Yoga Medicine have proven greatly beneficial to this clientele. Several students have written personal testimonies of the benefits they receive from their yoga practices, including MFR techniques — mainly in increasing interoception, ROM, and freedom from pain.”

Alison Heilig

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“I’ll definitely be applying what I learned at this module and the ones that follow in my book, The Durable Runner, and I’ll be sharing some of the techniques through my online yoga video brand, Yoga for Durability. I’ll also be using this knowledge in working with my corrective exercise clients as well as the runners and CrossFitters that I coach.”

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.

Megan Kearney

E-RYT500 & Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist

Megan is a creative vinyasa and thoughtful movement teacher who emphasizes the mind/body connection. Teaching vinyasa, yin and restorative, she integrates alignment and functional flow throughout her classes and always includes meditation and/or breath work.

She has a combined degree in kinesiology, business and leadership. As a yoga teacher for over 15 years, she first entered the world of yoga via meditation more than 25 years ago. She has more than 6,000 teaching hours under her belt as a E-RYT and a 500-hour graduate of Yoga Medicine®. She is a certified Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider. She is specifically trained in myofascial release work, Thai massage, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga for traumatic brain injury resilience and mixed martial arts practice.

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.

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 full spectrum of therapeutic yoga modalities so they can build a personalized practice to suit the individual across any yoga style, state of wellness, body shape, gender, anatomical differences, age, or capacity.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


The Myofascial Release Online Teacher Training is designed for yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers, fitness instructors, and coaches who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum.

If you have a consistent yoga practice and a desire to deepen your knowledge, 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 training, the 55 ‘in-person/contact’ hours would automatically be applied towards your 500-hour.

More information about the 500-hour program can be found here.

Before enrolling, we recommend practicing as many of our myofascial release classes on the Yoga Medicine Online site as you can, so you have a feeling for this work in your body. We’ll dive much deeper into this information in the actual Myofascial Release training – but this is a great place to get started! 

When you register, you will receive complimentary access to the following online courses: Conducting a Therapeutic Evaluation and Recognizing Red Flags in a Therapeutic Yoga Setting, which will also help you prepare!

After your payment has been successfully processed, you’ll immediately get a confirmation email with all your access details and next steps!

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.

Got additional questions? Contact us here.

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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