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500HR and 1000HR Curriculum

Orthopedic Curriculum

This is our core curriculum. Though you can begin with any yoga teacher training you like, we recommend you begin with an Orthopedic Module. Many students benefit from repeating Orthopedic Modules, and each module can be repeated once for credit towards your 1000-hour program.

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This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint as a basis for understanding the function of this joint. We will explore the normal range of motion here and how to evaluate this on your students, taking into consideration important individual variances. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the hip with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. With this information in mind we will explore the application to the yoga practice and how it to individualize it to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the hip that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training integrates the information from the spine, hip and shoulder trainings to better evaluate, translate and apply this information to your students by looking at the body as a whole system. We will use case studies and one-on-one work to integrate the information.

Required Prerequisites: Hip, Shoulder and Spine training required. Myofascial release training recommended.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint as a basis for understanding the function of this joint. We will explore the normal range of motion here and how to evaluate this on your students, taking into consideration important individual variances. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the shoulder with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. With this information in mind we will explore the application to the yoga practice and how it to individualize it to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the shoulder that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of these areas as it relates to yoga. We will look at common injuries & dysfunction here and how to work with the tissues to bring them back to optimal function. There will be case studies along the way to help you integrate the information. You will leave with a deeper understanding of this area that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice, to deepen your knowledge and potency as a teacher.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine as a basis for understanding its function. We will explore the normal range of motion here and how to evaluate this on your students, taking into consideration important individual variances. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the spine with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. With this information in mind we will explore the application to the yoga practice and how it to individualize it to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the spine that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding its function.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training is essential for anyone who wishes to work one-on-one with students more therapeutically. We will begin with a quick anatomy refresher in order to assess the biomechanics of the major joints as a basis for learning to evaluate the movement and joint function. You will learn an evaluation flow to assess your students function and pin point where to begin your work with them. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training offers more hands on guidance and refinement of your assessment skills to look at the implications of the assessment as it applies to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the biomechanics of how the body moves and a refinement of the physical assessment that you can apply immediately.

Internal Medicine Curriculum

Note that the internal medicine trainings can be completed in any order. It is recommended that you complete a Chinese Medicine training prior to attending the internal medicine trainings, if you have not completed this you will need to read and know chapters 1 and 2 of the book, Voices of Qi, prior to attending.

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The nervous system is in many ways the ruler of the body and mind; the effects we see here spill over into all the other systems of the body. This system is also responsible for a large part of what we can quantify in the therapeutic effects of the yoga practice. The Internal Medicine 1 yoga teacher training will look at the function of the nervous system, common pathologies, and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will look at the pathophysiology of cancer, a broad overview of the common forms and the most common treatments. We will look at the Chinese Medicine and yoga approach to supporting students going through the treatment and recovery process. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will look at how a yoga practice can influence these and how it can support your students through the process.

The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems are two major components of the effects of a yoga practice. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will put these systems under the microscope to get a better idea of how to utilize this information to get the most out of our practice and how to work with dysfunctions in these systems.

We will begin with a look at the function of these systems, common pathologies here and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here.  This module will also dissect the what, why and how of pranayama practices as well as their therapeutic application.  This module will explore how to shape a yoga practice specifically to address issues in these systems, the therapeutic application of pranayama and most importantly the relevance of these systems and how to utilize them within a yoga practice.

Pain is the most common reason patients seek out a doctor and yet it is still an area we are learning so much on. With so much new information and so many new modalities we will explore the crucial role that a yoga practice can play here. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will look at the different models and approaches to working with chronic, non-mechanical pain and yoga techniques that can be helpful when working with pain in any form.

In both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine (as well as almost all forms of holistic medicine) the digestion is the cornerstone of our health and therefore is crucial to the health of the rest of the body. We will begin with a look at the function of these systems, common pathologies here and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will look at how to utilize our yoga practice to regulate digestion and elimination, and how/when to implement detoxification protocols with your students.

The power of the mind is undeniable and its role within a yoga practice and within our lives is essential. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training takes a deeper look at the anatomy of the brain and common issues that arise as it relates to mental health. We will investigate the application of yoga practices as an adjunct to traditional care and to support your own mental health.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will take a big picture view of the function of the immune system, common dysfunction here and how to use a yoga practice to support and enhance immune function. We will also look at the pathophysiology of autoimmune disease as well as how a yoga practice can affect and support your students with autoimmune disease.

“Trauma” and “Trauma-Informed” are becoming increasingly popular and common in our modern Western yoga culture, but what do these terms actually mean for teaching yoga?  The Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training is a four-day immersion that provides yoga teachers with a solid understanding of what trauma is, how it affects us, and how to approach trauma within a yoga setting. 

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a look at the physiology of the female reproductive cycle from a Western and Chinese medicine perspective. Then we’ll look at how to use this information to support each phase of the cycle and fertility as a representation of a healthy cycle. We’ll look at strategies for working with and supporting women trying to get pregnant as well as those undergoing IFV and working to prevent miscarriage and take a brief look at male infertility. We’ll also take a peek at the most common female reproductive issues including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and menopause. We will discuss how lifestyle, mediation, and yoga practices can influence all of this as we go.

Other Curriculum

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At Yoga Medicine®, this 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training creates an essential cornerstone of information to learn how to work more effectively with one-on-one students in a therapeutic setting. This training will give you a foundation in Chinese Medicine principles as it relates to teaching yoga. We’ll look at the foundations of Chinese Medicine theory to help you understand your student’s unique individual constitution and how you can use that information to make your work with them more effective. You’ll learn the Chinese Medicine five-element theory, yin/yang theory, the 8 principles of differential diagnosis in Chinese Medicine and the differentiation of the organs as it applies specifically to yoga. By understanding the framework of Chinese Medicine, it allows us to individualize the practice to our student’s needs.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training teaches you the information necessary to run research. We’ll look at everything from the history of research, why the procedures are so important, confidentiality, waivers, interactions, and much more.

An in-depth look at the exponentially expanding science behind the role of the fascia and use of myofascial release techniques within the yoga setting. We will look the function and dysfunction of the fascia as well as the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist your students. We’ll work through each part of the body identifying techniques and modifications for each area. Identifying common areas and trigger points in the body that with simple, mindful self-application can be a great tool for teachers and students alike. This training will conclude with a look at the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist our students.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will dive into the application and use of these techniques with protocols, flows and how to incorporate these into a yoga class as well as with privates. A great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic trainings (hip, shoulder, and spine) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way. This week will focus on myofascial release techniques with a morning practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release into a moderate vinyasa setting and a short restorative class in the evenings. You will leave with a deeper understanding that you can immediately apply to your private and group classes.

This yoga teacher training is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release personally or within a therapeutic setting.

Focusing on the art of sequencing we will look at intelligent sequencing from several different perspectives. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will be a time for clarifying your own purpose as a teacher as well as within each of your classes and developing your voice to make the message you put out to your students powerful and compelling. We will also take a look at sequencing methodologies and deconstruct the art of interweaving anatomical and philosophical depth throughout your classes. The focus will be on group class sequencing, class progression, different types of sequencing and how and when to use each.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training looks at these two more contemplative practices and the science behind how they can be used more therapeutically. We will look at how and when to use yin and meditation practices and the science behind how it affects our physiology. We will dissect the yin yoga practice and examine how to apply it in a therapeutic format as well as breakdown the Chinese Medicine meridians and look at how different yoga poses affect the energetic body.

We will also cover how to introduce your students to meditation, common misconceptions, hindrances and the when, why and how of meditation as well as a look at some of the current research around meditation practices. We will look at the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to a yoga and meditation practice.

This week involves a more introspective practice and self inquiry component that we believe is essential to teaching these techniques. Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time for the more contemplative personal discoveries through meditation.

Instead of teaching you a set series of adjustments, this hands-on training will look at assisting and adjusting as it suits the individual by giving you a sense of your X-ray vision to assess and guide students in their practice in a more therapeutic way. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will help you begin to train your eye to see misalignments and involves learning different techniques to work with students in group and private settings including hands on protocols to use to help your private clients work through areas that are not responding.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will cover anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to athletes as well as the psychological implications of a regular yoga practice looking at the ongoing process of pushing your body to the brink and staying healthy in the process. There will be an overview of common athletic injuries and how to approach them. Looking at yoga for the different phases of training and recovery as well as off-season cross training applications. We will 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 working with injuries, injury prevention, performance enhancement and mental preparation.

This is a more intimate training for those completing their 1000HR yoga teacher training and involves case studies and working one-on-one with Tiffany looking at special cases and deepening your work with private clients. Some of these may involve bringing in outside patients to work with. This is required once for 1000HR and a minimum of twice for 2000HR students.

1000HR students can document and include hours from Yoga Medicine® webinars and online yoga courses (coming soon). We are in the process of working on many more online resources for you on pathophysiology, therapeutics, interpersonal skills, prescription drugs and yoga, nutrition, business, working with hospitals, working with out-patients, insurance, doing research and many more to come. You must complete any tests or homework for these, documenting these hours on your own and turning it in on completion to get your 1000HR certification.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training offers a rare opportunity for participants to broaden their anatomical knowledge through the exploration of a real human form in a yoga anatomist context. The dissection uses untreated, fresh-tissue cadavers to provide a much more accurate visual of the layering of fascia and natural anatomical differences. We believe this hands-on experience is the best way to learn and feel the intricacies and reality of these precious systems. No previous experience with dissection necessary to attend this course.

Online Trainings

Our online yoga teacher trainings are designed to allow you to continue your education from the convenience of your own home. These online yoga teacher trainings can be used for general learning, continuing education for teachers and/or for credit hours in Yoga Medicine®’s 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

Because these intensive yoga teacher training were originally scheduled to run as an in-person training, these will currently still count as ‘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. Please note that this is just a temporary offering during COVID-19 as per Yoga Alliance indications.

Click on each online yoga teacher training title for a brief summary of each training and the hours received for teachers.

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This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint as a basis for understanding the function of this joint. We will explore the normal range of motion here and how to evaluate this on your students, taking into consideration important individual variances. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the hip with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. With this information in mind we will explore the application to the yoga practice and how it to individualize it to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the hip that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 55 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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An in-depth look at the exponentially expanding science behind the role of the fascia and use of myofascial release techniques within the yoga setting. We will look the function and dysfunction of the fascia as well as the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist your students. We’ll work through each part of the body identifying techniques and modifications for each area. Identifying common areas and trigger points in the body that with simple, mindful self-application can be a great tool for teachers and students alike. This training will conclude with a look at the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist our students.

This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will dive into the application and use of these techniques with protocols, flows and how to incorporate these into a yoga class as well as with privates. A great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions and a great combination to the orthopedic trainings (hip, shoulder, and spine) when taken before or after to integrate the information and apply it in a more effective way. This week will focus on myofascial release techniques with a morning practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release into a moderate vinyasa setting and a short restorative class in the evenings. You will leave with a deeper understanding that you can immediately apply to your private and group classes. This yoga teacher training is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release personally or within a therapeutic setting.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 55 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint as a basis for understanding the function of this joint. We will explore the normal range of motion here and how to evaluate this on your students, taking into consideration important individual variances. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training will also examine common injuries and dysfunction of the shoulder with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. With this information in mind we will explore the application to the yoga practice and how it to individualize it to your students. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the shoulder that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 55 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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“Trauma” and “Trauma-Informed” are becoming increasingly popular and common in our modern Western yoga culture, but what do these terms actually mean for teaching yoga?  The Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training is a four-day immersion that provides yoga teachers with a solid understanding of what trauma is, how it affects us, and how to approach trauma within a yoga setting.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 20 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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The nervous system is in many ways the ruler of the body and mind; the effects we see here spill over into all the other systems of the body. This system is also responsible for a large part of what we can quantify in the therapeutic effects of the yoga practice. The Internal Medicine 1 yoga teacher training will look at the function of the nervous system, common pathologies, and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 55 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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The power of the mind is undeniable and its role within a yoga practice and within our lives is essential. This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training takes a deeper look at the anatomy of the brain and common issues that arise as it relates to mental health. We will investigate the application of yoga practices as an adjunct to traditional care and to support your own mental health.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 55 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This 500HR/1000HR yoga teacher training begins with a look at the physiology of the female reproductive cycle from a Western and Chinese medicine perspective. Then we’ll look at how to use this information to support each phase of the cycle and fertility as a representation of a healthy cycle. We’ll look at strategies for working with and supporting women trying to get pregnant as well as those undergoing IFV and working to prevent miscarriage and take a brief look at male infertility. We’ll also take a peek at the most common female reproductive issues including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and menopause. We will discuss how lifestyle, mediation, and yoga practices can influence all of this as we go.

This online yoga teacher training counts for 24 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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Online Courses

Our online yoga courses are designed to allow you to continue your education from the convenience of your own computer. These online yoga teacher trainings can be used for general learning, continuing education for teachers and/or for credit hours in Yoga Medicine®’s 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher training students can document and include hours from many of Yoga Medicine®’s online yoga courses. Click on each online yoga course title for a brief summary of each course and the hours received for teachers. Please note that some online yoga courses are not eligible for hours towards the 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher trainings. The courses eligible for accredited hours include an online quiz that you must pass in order to receive the allotted hours.

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This course guides you through the process step by step, from marketing yourself as a credible teacher, to identifying what options you have to offer your teaching online, through addressing pricing and logistical concerns, to preparing for and running individual yoga sessions.

Includes 2 hours of online training videos and an instructional handout. This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This online course with Rachel Land is designed for yoga teachers who would like to operate their yoga business more skillfully. The end goal is to build a sustainable teaching career that fulfills you – personally, professionally, financially.

Includes online training videos and an instructional handout. This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This online course is for yoga or movement teachers who are ready to look outside of traditional alignment and cueing and learn a new way to approach movement in their teaching. It’s also suitable for exploring new facets of the practice beyond simply doing more “advanced” asana or “improving” alignment. In fact, this course will make the argument that there’s merit to moving instinctively rather than trying to conform to externally imposed systems that may not account for our anatomical individuality. Furthermore, we’ll explore the idea that introducing an element of variability into alignment actually enables us to strengthen in a wider range of motion, makes for better coordination, increases body awareness, and results in greater overall functionality.

Includes 5.5 hours of online training videos and an instructional handout. This online yoga course counts for 6 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This online course addresses the unique challenges that triathletes face and how yoga can provide the correct tools to help a triathlete navigate their training, recovery, mental fortitude, and peak performance. Your instructor, Dr. Daya Grant, is a mental performance consultant, a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and a triathlete herself. Dr. Grant designed this course to give yoga teachers the tools to work with triathletes and to give triathletes the insights they need to integrate the full benefits of yoga into their training and recovery regiment.

Includes online training videos and an instructional handout. This online yoga course counts for 3 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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This 4-week course is designed for physicians and healthcare providers as a foundational introduction to yoga and mindfulness with bite-sized lectures on philosophy, therapeutic approaches, scientific theories, and clinical evidence. Each week includes short meditations and movement practices that busy physicians and medical trainees can easily fit into their days. If you’ve been curious about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for yourself or your patients, this accessible overview can be a great place to start.

This online yoga course does not count for teacher training credit.

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This online yoga course is helpful for anyone interested in learning more about the sacroiliac (SI) joint – as a yoga teacher or a student interested in delving deeper. The SI joint is a critical hinging point between the upper and lower body and often plays a contributing role in low back, pelvic or hip pain. In this online yoga teacher training, we will begin with a look at the structure and function of the joint before adding in the supportive anatomy. From this foundational knowledge, we will look at common dysfunction here and stressors that trigger discomfort alongside tests and evaluations to identify irritation in the SI joint. Lastly, we will examine the yoga application and specific components of the yoga practice that help to create support, mobility and stability to optimize the function of this joint.

Includes 2.5 hours of online training videos and an instructional handout. This online yoga course counts for 3 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher trainings.

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One of the fastest growing demographics of new yoga practitioners is students over the age of 50. That means yoga teachers who offer privates or all-levels classes, it is essential to be equipped with the tools and knowledge to accommodate older students.

This online course, Yoga for Older Beginners, provides a context for yoga teachers to frame your approach to working with older students which requires consideration for how to accommodate past injuries, common medical considerations, and other factors that make this demographic so unique. Your instructor — Rachel Land — designed this course with an insightful blend of anatomy, medical research, and teaching experience to provide tangible examples and practical tips for teaching.

This online yoga course includes lectures, sample sequences and cueing aligned with lectures and a handout. This course counts for 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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This online yoga course is for anyone interested in learning more about the Doshas through an Ayurvedic lense. The three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – will be discussed, then followed with an asana practice. You will learn how to apply yoga for pacifying Vata, Pitta and then clearing Kapha. The practices are not meant to cure any disease, but instead, are meant to deepen your understanding of the doshas and how you can work towards balance. This deeper understanding will give insight into adaptations to include in your personal practice which can also be incorporated into group classes or your private client sessions.

This online yoga course is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes in duration (including 3 guided yoga practices), but does not apply hours towards the 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training and there is no certificate of completion.

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Yoga is gaining worldwide recognition as a helpful adjunct for athletes as well as dynamic practice in its own right. As the number of yoga practitioners climbs, we are seeing a corresponding increase of yoga injuries. This course, Common Yoga Injuries and Prevention, looks at the most frequently injured areas to assess key movement patterns that are problematic and then establishes helpful movements for a healthy range of motion. Your instructor — Rachel Land — designed this course with an insightful blend of anatomy, physiology, and experienced teaching to provide tangible examples and practical tips for teaching.

This online yoga course included lectures based on anatomical areas, sample sequences or cueing aligned with lectures and a handout. This course counts for 2 hours of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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Pain is a natural human experience that we all encounter, and as yoga teachers, we often encounter conversations with our students on pain which can be challenging to navigate. Pain Science for Yoga Teachers will give you a foundation of knowledge on key concepts for pain, different ways to view pain to overcome it, and helpful tips for talking about pain in a yoga context. This online yoga teacher training offers lecture and practice format. The lectures introduce the neuroscience of pain in a way that is approachable as well as an experiential practice that blends a meditation and asana. This online yoga course concludes with an interview between Tiffany Cruikshank, Yoga Medicine’s founder, and Marnie Hartman, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and the presenter of this online yoga course. Their open discussion gives insight into the language surrounding pain, how much is too much, and how to interact with medical providers for productive conversations.

This online yoga course is approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes in duration (including a 45 minute yoga practice) and counts for 3 hours of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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As a yoga teacher, working with expectant mothers can be a rewarding and unique experience. There are so many questions when working with pregnancy, so this course aims to answer those questions by giving you tools that will empower you, the yoga teacher, to work with pregnant women.

Prenatal Therapeutics – creating strength and stability during pregnancy highlights key areas to focus on when designing a therapeutic practice for pregnancy. This online course is comprised of an informative lecture paired with a longer sample practice. The asana component is led by prenatal teacher and Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist, Allie Geer, who guides a pregnant mom through a series of active and restorative asana to provide demonstrative visuals of working with a pregnant yogi. Through lecture and practice, we will rule out misconceptions about practicing yoga during pregnancy and review a helpful list of do’s and don’ts for modifying an asana practice for an expecting mom.

This online yoga course includes a 90 minute nurturing, guided yoga practice and handout. This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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Empower your yoga practice with key insights from anatomy, physiology, and mental health for improved well-being.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn the essential components you need to get the most out of your yoga practice
  • Gain critical information, alignment tips, and pose modifications that you can immediately put into practice on your mat
  • Learn to move more efficiently with less stress on the body and joints
  • Learn subtle but critical features of the yoga poses that you can tap into in any class to help you maximize the effects of your practice
  • Experience the effects of a practice that enhances your body’s natural capacity to be resilient and thrive
  • Learn to approach your practice in a way that soothes the nervous system and nourishes the hard-working internal organs
  • Gain insight into the power of the mind both on and off your yoga mat and how to harness the power of your mind for increased mental clarity and efficiency
  • How to use these techniques independently, so you can apply these techniques in your own practice, using any style of yoga, for greater integrity and therapeutic effect
  • Gain the tools needed to tap into the physical, mental and physiological benefits of your yoga practice
  • Learn how to develop a practice with a three-dimensional approach to address the physical body, the internal organs, and the mind
  • Learn how mindfulness meditation and yoga work together to restore optimal functioning of the nervous system
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This online yoga course is for anyone interested in learning more about the benefit of myofascial release during pregnancy.

Giving extra attention to the natural features of fascia is beneficial during pregnancy to help address fluid retention, decreased circulation, restricted mobility, discomfort from muscular tension, and so much more.

This online yoga course includes a 60 minute nurturing, guided yoga practice and handout. This online yoga course counts for 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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The following online yoga course will provide you with the latest scientific understanding of the brain mechanisms by which self-transformation is possible through yoga practice. Contributions from core components of yoga practice, including postures, breath regulation, ethics, and meditation, are all described in a comprehensive conceptual model supported by underlying neurobiological processes. Neuroplasticity in brain networks of self processing are described as a result of continued practice – contributing to adaptive mental habits and management of stress. The online yoga teacher training concludes with summarizing four primary factors that contribute to self-transformation, including an emphasis on body awareness (interoception), perceptual inference, neurovisceral integration, and increased inhibitory control over cognitive, emotional, autonomic, and behavioral output.

This course is approximately 55 minutes in duration and counts for 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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This online yoga teacher training led by Dr. Ann Bortz offers research-based insight on how trauma impacts the body and mind, and how yoga teachers can weave this awareness into supportive, trauma-aware yoga classes. Dr. Bortz is a licensed clinical psychologist with a professional background of 25 years in service to sensitive populations ranging from veterans and refugees to children’s hospitals in clinical and yoga settings. It is from her depth of experience that she has carefully crafted this introductory course to give yoga teachers a foundational understanding of how yoga serves as a helpful framework for working with trauma.

This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of teacher training credit towards a 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training with Yoga Medicine®.

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This online yoga teacher training will teach you how to conduct an intake evaluation for students you work with one-on-one in a therapeutic setting.  This format is required for the case studies for the Yoga Medicine 500HR and 1000HR yoga teacher training certifications and recommended for anyone using or looking to use yoga at a therapeutic modality. We recommend you complete this before or soon after you begin the 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training if possible in order to complete your case studies as you go. This online yoga course goes over how to conduct an intake assessment, how to extract pertinent details and how to establish a therapeutic relationship. This online yoga course is short and to-the-point with everything you need to get started. We believe this is the foundation for teaching more therapeutically oriented yoga in a one-on-one setting and essential if you want to do research. Includes a 31 min video, handouts for sample intake forms and a sample intake case study.

This online yoga course counts for 1hr of teacher training credit towards a 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training with Yoga Medicine.

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As yoga teachers, many of us intuitively step on our yoga mat in times of joy and sorrow, but how can we guide our students through life’s peaks and troughs? Working with Grief – Theory & Therapeutic Application of Yoga is an online training designed for experienced yoga teachers who work with clients in a private setting and would like to refine their approach to helping those experiencing grief. Your instructor — Diane Malaspina, an applied psychologist and yoga teacher — will lead you through a discussion on the nature of grief and outline carefully crafted approaches to help you, as the teacher, understand grief. Building on this groundwork, you will gain tools to frame a yoga practice and your presence as a therapeutic approach to work with your students.

This online yoga course includes a 90 minute nurturing, guided yoga practice and handout. This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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As a yoga teacher it is clearly not our job to diagnose or to be our students primary care provider, however when working therapeutically there are important moments in time that can determine the outcome of our care and the students state of health that hinge on their timeliness of seeing their doctor. As yoga teachers we tend to take all of our students problems on as a challenge to the efficacy of the yoga practice rather than embrace the medical community around us for support. The key is acknowledging that there is a very important place for every medical modality and guiding our students to be mindful of their bodies to help them on their journey to health. In a therapeutic yoga setting we have the opportunity to collect detailed information in working with our students over a longer period of time and therefore we also see things that may have gone unnoticed that may warrant a visit to their doctor.

This online yoga course digs into some of the main red flags when working with students with pain that would necessitate a visit to their doctor. Our goal as a yoga teacher is not to be everything to everyone but rather to support both the student and the medical providers with the patient’s best interest in mind.

Includes an 18 min video and a handout. This online yoga course counts for 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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This course is built for yoga teachers interested to bring their skills into a recovery setting – be it a treatment center or hosting classes tailored for this fragile yet resilient community. This course is presented by Lara Ederer, a recovered addict who has intertwined her personal experiences with years of training as a yoga teacher and Chemical Dependency Professional to build tailored yoga programs for treatment centers throughout the state of Washington. Lara will lead you through lecture and yoga practice to illustrate how asana and meditation can provide the skills needed to learn how to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings and sensations that emerge in treatment. Facilitating and nurturing this mindset can build self-awareness to help avoid relapses and begin to redevelop a positive relationship with physical sensations, thoughts, and oneself.

Includes two 40 min videos and a handout. This online yoga course counts for 2 hours of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500HR or 1000HR yoga teacher training.

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The Myofascial Release Bundle online yoga course includes an intro to myofascial release plus three separate videos with techniques and application to the 1) legs and feet, 2) hips and 3) neck and shoulders. This program can be used for shorter or longer durations – simply stop, fast forward or use only what seems most helpful so you can apply the information in the intro to personalize the duration, frequency and techniques for your body.

Each online yoga teacher training begins with an intro to the fascia as well as some background on myofascial release for yoga students or teachers. Myofascial release techniques can be a very helpful adjunct to a yoga practice to help with range of motion, injuries, scar tissue, tension, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. In this online yoga course you will learn how to use self myofascial release techniques, what to avoid and the goals of this work. Then you will be guided through specific techniques that you can utilize anytime.

This online yoga course is suitable to both practitioners and teachers. This online yoga course does not count for teacher training credit.

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To many, yoga philosophy can feel out of reach, from the brief references we hear in our vinyasa classes to the foggy memory of the assigned readings in our first yoga teacher training. This online course will shift your perspective on yoga philosophy with approachable five-week practice and meditation program on each of the five yamas — the moral, ethical, and societal guidelines for the practicing yogi. Each week’s theme is presented in a brief lecture followed by a guided meditation and yoga practice so you can begin naturally integrating these principles conceptually and on the mat! Whether you are a curious yoga practitioner or you would like to teach yoga philosophy more effectively, this course will give you the tools to build a solid understanding of the Yoga Sutra’s yamas and how to incorporate these themes in a steady practice.

This online yoga course does not count for teacher training credit.

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This online yoga course begins with an intro to the fascia as well as some background on myofascial release for yoga students or teachers. Myofascial release techniques can be a very helpful adjunct to a yoga practice to help with range of motion, injuries, scar tissue, tension, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. In this online yoga course you will learn how to use self myofascial release techniques, what to avoid and the goals of this work. Then you will be guided through specific techniques that you can utilize anytime for the neck and shoulders.

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This online course will give you a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) so that you can more skillfully navigate the fluctuations of your life — both on and off your yoga mat.

This course is a great introduction to the foundations of TCM for yoga teachers, yoga students, or anyone interested in applying the principles of TCM into their life. You’ll walk away with tools you can use immediately — in your own practice or in the classes that you teach.

After completing this online yoga course you will receive a certificate for 5 hours CEU credit with Yoga International. Simply email us at info@yogamedicine.com with a copy of the certificate for 5 hours credit towards your 500HR or 1000HR certificate with Yoga Medicine®.

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This online yoga course begins with an intro to the fascia as well as some background on myofascial release for yoga students or teachers. Myofascial release techniques can be a very helpful adjunct to a yoga practice to help with range of motion, injuries, scar tissue, tension, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. In this online yoga course you will learn how to use self myofascial release techniques, what to avoid and the goals of this work. Then you will be guided through specific techniques that you can utilize anytime for tight hips.

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This 20-hour anatomy online yoga course takes you through all the foundational anatomy as it relates to teaching yoga. We recommend it for anyone looking to teach, new 200HR teachers, those starting our 500HR program, teachers who want an anatomy refresher or anyone wanting to learn more about anatomy through a yoga lens. This online yoga course is a great way to learn about the anatomy and something you can return back to whenever you need.

After completing this online yoga course you will receive a certificate for 20 hours CEU credit with Yoga International. Simply email us at info@yogamedicine.com with a copy of the certificate for 20 hours credit towards your 500HR or 1000HR certificate with Yoga Medicine®.

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This online yoga course begins with an intro to the fascia as well as some background on myofascial release for yoga students or teachers. Myofascial release techniques can be a very helpful adjunct to a yoga practice to help with range of motion, injuries, scar tissue, tension, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. In this online yoga course you will learn how to use self myofascial release techniques, what to avoid and the goals of this work. Then you will be guided through specific techniques that you can utilize anytime for the legs and feet.

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Recommended Curriculum

Yoga Medicine®’s 500-hour program allows teachers to support their own development in whatever direction they choose. However, here is our recommended core curriculum for the 500-hour program, which can completed in any order: 

  1. Hip: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application
  2. Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application
  3. Spine: Anatomy, Dysfunction, and Application
  4. Traditional Chinese Medicine
  5. Myofascial Release

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