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Shoulder Intensive Online Yoga Teacher Training

Join Tiffany Cruikshank & Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist Rachel Land in a thorough examination of the shoulder’s anatomy, function, and the application of yoga to address common issues.

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


Training Description

In this comprehensive 55-hr online training, you will take a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint as a basis for learning to effectively evaluate and work with a variety of ailments.

If you’re a teacher dedicated to a higher standard of learning and looking to develop an extensive understanding of the shoulder joint that you can immediately apply to both your teaching and personal practice, this training is for you!

Gain the tools to work with common injuries and dysfunction of the shoulder, as well as the knowledge to create individualized yoga practices that support durability and resilience in this area!

Training Details & Curriculum

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

We also have scheduled “office hours” via Zoom to help support you throughout the training. If you’re unable to join the Zoom calls, you can post your questions online and watch the recording within the online portal whenever you like.

Live Office Hours Schedule (subject to change):

  • Wednesday, July 20th at 4pm PST
  • Wednesday, August 31st at 4pm PST
  • Wednesday, September 28th at 4pm PST

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 intensive yoga teacher training will count as 55 ‘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 2023, click here to read more about their guidelines on online training hours.

This intensive yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder as a basis for learning to support the individual. We will examine common injuries and common dysfunction alongside an exploration of how to support these issues. We will also examine range of motion and how to evaluate this on your students while taking into consideration the importance of individual variances. You will learn how to work with and troubleshoot a variety of techniques in your own practice as well as with your students.

With this information in mind, we will explore approaches to work with and support the individual in front of you. Review sessions along the way will help you integrate the information, so you leave with a deeper understanding that you can immediately apply to your teaching and personal practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of the shoulder.

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

  • How to work with shoulder pain, injuries, and other ailments
  • Shoulder structure and function
  • Shoulder anatomy, biomechanics, and movement essentials
  • Yoga applications and therapeutics
  • Prevention, durability, and resistance training

… and much more!

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

The Shoulder Module 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 can be an asset in conjunction with the healthcare network; and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained with a range of experience. 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 to the individual across any yoga style or level of wellness.

Jenny Miller

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“My first day of the Shoulder Intensive Training was amazing and sooooo good!! This is just the beginning and it has me looking forward to my future trainings. 55-hours worth of studying the shoulder, and nothing but the shoulder, makes me confident that I will be learning the human anatomy to such a degree that I will be able to effectively guide my students through the amazing therapeutic aspects of yoga, and I could NOT be more excited! I’m so thankful for this amazing and in-depth program!”

Anna Clarke

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“This course was incredibly informative, useful and well designed. I found the lectures interesting and engaging. The class sequences were creative and interesting. I have already used lots of poses, cues and tips in my own group classes. Overall, the course has given me a lot more confidence when working with students who have shoulder injuries and it has helped me to improve my own shoulder stability too.”

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.

Rachel Land

E-RYT500, YACEP, Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist & Senior Teacher

Rachel Land is a yoga teacher, 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.

Rachel’s fascination lies in fusing research and tradition together to create a practice that supports and empowers each individual. Her strength is her ability to bring theory to life, making complex topics in the yoga and wellness sphere feel simple and accessible.

She runs workshops and anatomy trainings around the world, regularly contributes to other teacher trainings, and co-teaches several of the Yoga Medicine® 500hr orthopedic modules!

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500-Hour program to attend this Yoga Teacher Training?


This training is designed for yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers, 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.

How do I prepare for and access the online training?

Before the training, it is recommended to review the shoulder 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.

Do you offer refunds?

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.

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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