200-hour Teacher Training
CADIZ, SPAIN | MAY — SEPTEMBER, 2018
Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour program consists of two separate training weeks with online lectures and homework in between. The two training weeks include 7 nights accommodation and 3 delicious vegetarian meals prepared specially for us at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Center in Cadiz, Spain. In between the two on-site trainings, you and your classmates will have access to a private online coursework system for the weekly homework assignments, lecture videos, group discussion, and much more.
The 200-hour program is designed to give you a foundation in Week 1, the homework period helps you to review and integrate the information into your personal practice and sample teaching, and Week 2 ties it all together. You will graduate Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour training with a solid understanding of anatomy, alignment, safe adjustments, and a mind full of class programs to offer within your community.
May 5-12, 2018
May 13 – Sept 14, 2018
September 15-22, 2018
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This training is designed for the serious student who would like to start teaching yoga, as well as those who would like to deepen their own knowledge & personal practice. We designed this program to allows for greater flexibility for individuals with careers and families by offering two separate weeklong trainings with online coursework in between. The accessible content keeps you engaged in the training once you return to your regular schedule and you receive a powerful community experience while immersed in the two retreat weeks.
Yoga Medicine’s curriculum creates a sound knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and adjustments. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach and guide your students through a practice that educates, inspires, and heals. Since each person finds their own unique calling within yoga, our program encourages a creative focus to unlock each student’s individual potential. There is no script or set sequence to memorize, just your own unique voice that will grow with confidence as a certified yoga teacher.
What to Expect
We offer a flexible program that includes 2 weeklong intensive retreats with online coursework in between.
During the first retreat, mornings begin with a 2-hour yoga practice followed by breakfast. Our days are filled with intensive study delving into anatomy, alignment, and adjustments of the yoga postures – all of which lays the foundation for your teaching. The evenings include lectures and a short restorative practice before dinner. Each day will end with homework and self-reflection.
In the 4-5 months in between the retreats, you will be given weekly homework assignments consisting of online lectures, review, practice teaching, pop quizzes, and recommendations for yourpersonal practice. You should plan for 3-4 hours a week of homework plus your regular yoga practice.
On the second retreat, we will bring all the elements of teaching yoga together with classes on sequencing and refining your teaching voice. There will be plenty of asana review and practice teaching with valuable feedback to hone your skills as a teacher.
Both training weeks are filled with daily information, so please plan any travel or sightseeing to take place before or after the training weeks.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Application of Anatomy to Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy
- Pranayama & Meditation
- Inspiring and Motivating your Students
- Business & Ethics
- Observation & Practice Teaching
Pre-requisites & Application
A minimum of one-year consistent practice, defined as a regular 3-6 day per week yoga practice. We carefully select our applicants so that we can work closely with our teachers to guarantee a higher level of proficiency. Please fill out and submit your application online.
Meet Your Teachers
This training will be lead by a team of Yoga Medicine teachers that have all completed extensive Yoga Medicine trainings and are personally mentored by Tiffany Cruikshank.
Rachel is the Lead Teacher at this training. She is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown New Zealand. Some of her students are strong vinyasa yogis aiming to deepen their personal practice. Others come for the slower, more subtle exploration of Yin yoga. And her therapeutic private yoga students want to learn how yoga can help them feel stronger, more stable, and more serene.
Valerie Knopik is a Senior Research Scientist, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and E-RYT in Indianapolis, Indiana. With a PhD in Psychology, Valerie is extremely active in mental health research, focusing on how our internal biology and our external physical environment (including yoga, mindfulness, and meditation) can interact to positively change our mental health landscape.
Alice Louise Blunden is a London-based certified 500-hour Yoga Medicine teacher, primary school teacher, Teach First ambassador, language lover, kitesurfer, windsurfer, skier and traveller. She is honoured to be working with Tiffany as a Yoga Medicine teacher while continuing her education through the Yoga Medicine 1000-hour Master Teacher Training Program.
The Suryalila Retreat Center
Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.
Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. The onsite gardens produce organic vegetables and fruits that are featured in your daily meals alongside fresh eggs from the chickens. Suryalila’s team of chefs create the daily meals based on the seasonal offering and are well-known for delivering colorful and delightful vegetarian meals!
After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead. You are also welcome to find out more here.
Before You Register
If you would like to join Yoga Medicine’s 200-hour yoga teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the 200hr program. An in-depth overview of the 200-hour curriculum and structure can be found here. Once your application has been approved, please proceed with registering for the room and payment plan of your choice.
If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at Info@YogaMedicine.com.
Note: if you have already submitted an application or you have been approved for the 200-hour program, then you do not need to re-apply.