Yin & Meditation
Yoga Teacher Training | Module

Colorado | October 13-20, 2024

Join Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac. and Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH, for this 50 hour training to master the subtle aspects of teaching Yin yoga and meditation, plus learn the science behind what makes these two introspective practices incredibly effective.

Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training | Module – Colorado 2024



Training Description

We are so excited to visit a new destination, the Drala Mountain Center in Northern Colorado, for the Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training! Explore how stretching, meditation, and mindfulness affect physiology and psychology, and discover therapeutic applications that support wellbeing and balance in mind, body and spirit. The Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training — a curriculum close to our heart — is co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank and Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH.

Through a combination of lecture, discussion and practice, this 50-hour training examines the latest research on fascia and its implications on passive stretching in a Yin yoga practice. You will learn how to use props and smart sequencing to teach safe, effective and therapeutic Yin practices — backed by science.

Additionally, we’ll look at Chinese Medicine and its application in Yin and meditation, using the meridians to support the energetic body. You will understand how to introduce and guide a meditation practice, as well as address common misconceptions and hindrances to empower your students’ experience.

Upon completion of this training, you’ll have the expertise to seamlessly intertwine the power of Yin, meditation and mindfulness to create outcome-based, transformative group and private practices — based on what research suggests to support connection tissue health, range of motion, neurotransmitters, the endocrine and immune systems, epigenetics, neuroplasticity, cognitive function, and more.

Since this training involves an introspective practice of self-inquiry through practice and mindfulness, participants must have a strong desire to cultivate a meditation practice or already have a regular meditation practice.

We welcome the seasoned or novice meditator as long as both show up with an open mind!

This 50 hour retreat-style training at Drala Mountain Center allows you to immerse yourself in your practice and learning with Yoga Medicine.

Training Details

The Yin & Meditation Teacher Training kicks off with a deep dive into the science of stretching and research around fascia in order to look at the therapeutic implications of Yin yoga. 

You’ll dissect the what, why, when and how behind both the gross and subtle aspects of teaching a Yin yoga practice and all the details in between to give you everything you need to teach group Yin classes and incorporate Yin yoga into private sessions.

This curriculum also includes a mastery of Chinese Medicine Principles and the essentials of teaching meditation. We’ll cover how to facilitate meditation in group and private settings, and how current research around meditation practices can offer beneficial perspectives for your students.

We will also examine the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to meditation. You’ll see an overview of styles and techniques to help guide your students and your own practice.

Throughout the training, you can expect meditation practices intermingled with lecture, light vinyasa and yin yoga. The vinyasa component is mild and moderate and is used to demonstrate how you can weave different styles together as well as help break up the lectures and bring the meridians and content to life!

Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time spent on more contemplative personal discoveries. 

Topics that we will cover during the Yoga Medicine Yin & Meditation Online Teacher Training include:

  • The science of stretching, its effects on fascia, and what the latest research recommends in terms of yoga applications 
  • Fascia anatomy and function in a Yin practice 
  • Joint mechanics as it relates to static stretching in Yin yoga 
  • The myofascial chains and how they inform smart Yin sequencing
  • Chinese Medicine principles, Yin/Yang Theory, and using the meridians to support the energetic body
  • How to incorporate Yin into group classes vs. private sessions
  • The essentials of teaching both guided and unguided meditation, including how and when to incorporate variations such as still vs. moving, focused attention vs. open monitoring, and more
  • The effects of meditation on the brain, ways to increase neuroplasticity, and transformative learning through mindfulness
  • Obstacles in the meditation practice and how to address them
  • Individualizing private sessions to support uniqueness

This yoga teacher training counts as 50 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.

Anticipated Daily Schedule

  • 7-9am – Asana & Meditation
  • 9-10am – Breakfast
  • 10am-1pm – Lecture & Interactive Learning
  • 1-3pm – Lunch Break
  • 3-6pm – Lecture & Interactive Learning
  • 7-8pm – Dinner

Please note that all meals and accommodations will be included throughout the training; participants are responsible for the coordination of their own travel.

This training will begin with a group dinner at 7pm on October 13th followed by a brief orientation at 8pm. We complete the training on October 20th with an optional morning practice at 8-9am followed by breakfast. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and the cancellation/refund policy in the FAQ’s for more details before registering.

Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).

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

The Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training is a 50-hour advanced training for yoga teachers, physicians, healthcare providers 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 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 the MFR 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.”

Want to take the Yin & Meditation Module online? Click here to learn more.

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, healthcare professionals, physicians, bodyworkers and coaches worldwide on how to fuse anatomy, western medicine and cutting-edge research with traditional yoga practices to therapeutically support individuality and holistic wellness.

Dr. Rashmi Bismark



Rashmi is currently in the process of completing RYT-500 training with Yoga Medicine® and is receiving mindfulness teacher training through the Oasis Institute, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Bismark’s current practice is focused on offering holistic mindfulness-based lifestyle programming tailored to individuals and communities for health promotion and the improvement of risk factors and outcomes related to chronic diseases. She feels very fortunate to travel the world with her husband’s job, raising two little yoginis-in-training, and sharing mindful ways of nurturing life and healing.

Training Venue

Drala Mountain Center

151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies, Drala Mountain Center (DMC) provides the perfect backdrop for your yoga journey. Imagine practicing yoga under the blue skies and crisp mountain air, resting amidst the tranquil sounds of nature, and rejuvenating yourself in a serene atmosphere of intrinsic beauty and unspoiled wilderness that fosters self-discovery and growth.

Pricing and Policies

For this training, you are free to select your own room type based on availability. An upfront full payment for your tuition and chosen room type (which includes a non-refundable and non-transferable $500 USD deposit) will secure your reservation as a student in the Yin & Meditation Yoga Teacher Training.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 7, 2024.

Payment plans for all trainings are available at checkout to US customers via Affirm and PayPal. For international customers, please email info@yogamedicine.com directly to set up a payment plan.

Price includes:

  • Training tuition
  • Hardcopy, custom-designed training manual
  • Yoga Medicine® shirt
  • Accommodations & meals

Not included:

  • Travel
  • Airport transfers
  • Extended stays

The deposit payment of $500 is always non-refundable and non-transferable.

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after June 7, 2024 due to the fact that we are required to make payments to reserve your reservation at the retreat center and secure training materials for the group. We realize that some extenuating circumstances beyond your control may prohibit you from attending; however, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance due to the non-recoverable payments that we deliver in advance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance which covers refunds due to medical emergencies and other difficult circumstances.

We appreciate your understanding that this policy is for all.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

You will be supplied with a list of props and information to help you prepare for this training. All of this information will be given to you after submitting your payment.

When booking flights, please arrive in time to attend the first group dinner at 7pm on October 13th followed by a brief orientation at 8pm. We complete the training on October 20th with a morning practice at 8-9am followed by breakfast. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and the cancellation/refund policy in the FAQ’s for more details before registering.

If traveling between countries, you may also need to contact your healthcare provider about any necessary immunizations as well as making sure your passport and any necessary visas are in order.

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 50 ‘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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