Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training | Online

Join Tiffany Cruikshank L.Ac, MAOM, E-RYT in this 25 hour online training and learn how to best utilize yoga practices to enhance athletic performance and support recovery and injury prevention.

Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training | Online


Training Description

Led by Tiffany Cruikshank, this 25-hour online training will dive deep into all the important points to consider in developing effective practices to support athletic recovery, cross training and injury prevention modalities. We’ll dig into new research on connective tissue training for movement efficiency and tissue resilience. We’ll dissect stretching modalities and their use and implications within different athletic cross training practices. There will be an overview of common athletic injuries and how to approach them. We will assess the application of yoga for the different phases of athletic training and recovery as well as off-season cross-training applications. We will also look at different sports and positions, and how to analyze the application of yoga to any athletic endeavor to help teachers create effective yoga classes for athletes and working with injuries, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and mental preparation. This course will arm you with the key components for working with competitive athletes, teams, professional athletes and casual athletes looking to enhance their performance and recovery and train their tissues for resilience.

This training is being offered in an online format for you to complete at your own pace, from the convenience of your home.

Training Details

The 25-hour Yoga for Athletes Online Training will enable you to weave yoga into any athletic endeavor to create an effective yoga class that accommodates injuries, injury prevention, performance enhancement, and mental preparation.

Here are the main topics that we will cover during the Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training:

  • Research based approaches for athletes
  • Fascia & connective tissue training
  • Stretching research & modalities
  • Using yoga to help minimize sports injuries
  • Techniques to enhance range of motion & control
  • Recovery & nervous system training
  • Working with common sports injuries
  • Adapting the practice to athletic training cycles
  • Sequencing for groups & one-on-one’s
  • Chinese Medicine principles to support athletic training
  • Pranayama & meditation tools for athletes
  • Mental training for the zone
  • Sport specific training
  • Teaching groups & teams
  • Working with competitive & professional athletes

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 four 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.

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):

  • Monday, August 26th @ 2-3pm PST | 5-6pm EST
  • Monday, October 7th @ 2-3pm PST | 5-6pm EST

This training will count as 25 ‘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 25 continuing education hours (CEUs) by Yoga Alliance.

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

The Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training is a 25-hour advanced online training for yoga teachers as well as healthcare providers, coaches and fitness instructors with yoga experience who are interested in learning more about this invaluable curriculum.

Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be a valuable asset for athletes and coaches; and with our credentials, students know that their yoga teacher has been trained with a wide range of experience, information and research. 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 for the individual across any yoga style, body, age or capacity.

Laura Gonzales

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“Other yoga teacher trainings I’ve completed outside of Yoga Medicine left me feeling really unprepared to teach – I didn’t have a strong grasp of anatomy and I didn’t feel confident with my knowledge. I knew I wanted to do more training. I’ve now completed the Shoulder, Hip, and Spine Modules, Yoga for Athletes and Myofasical Release Immersions. I’ve left every training feeling armed not just with theoretical information, but comprehensive knowledge that I could apply straight away within classes and with private clients.”

Daneen Farrall

500-Hour Yoga Medicine Teacher

“Just finished the Yoga for Athletes immersion in Nashville, and left with so much practical knowledge, I can’t wait to bring it to my students in CLE.”

Want to take the Yoga for Athletes Immersion in-person? Click here to learn more.

Meet the teacher...

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.

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


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.

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.

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 25 ‘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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