500HR & 1000HR Curriculum

overview

Our module format teacher trainings are usually a weeklong and take place at one of many gorgeous retreat sites we visit worldwide. These trainings include room and board and are a nice way to get away from your daily distractions and immerse yourself in learning & deepening your teaching. These modules begin with a daily 2-hour morning practice & end with a more restorative practice in the evening, both relevant to the course content to help you integrate the information. The teacher training lectures are sandwiched in between and there is homework each evening to help you retain the information. We try to give you at least a couple hours in afternoons to enjoy your surroundings and let your brain refresh, but we recommend planning a little extra time there if you want to do some serious sightseeing. Some modules have recommended prep work to review before the module begins.

ORTHOPEDIC MODULES

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Hip 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

This module 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 course 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 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.

Hip 2: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

You have the option to repeat the Hip Module I for an additional 60 hours. We encourage the repetition of the Orthopedic modules, which will help you to deepen your understanding and knowledge as well as increase your ability to apply the information.

This module is a continuation of the Hip 1 Module and you will gain an even more profound comprehension of this joint. By learning more about the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint, along with common injuries in this area, you will be able to apply this knowledge to your students and individualize their practice for optimal health.

Spine 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

This module starts with an insightful look at the spine’s anatomy and biomechanics to establish a basic understanding of its function. Exploring the normal range of motion here, along with common injuries and dysfunction of the spine, will help you learn to recognize and work with issues in this area. We will apply this information to the yoga practice and explore how to individualize it to your students.

Spine 2: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

You may repeat the Spine Module I for an additional 60 hours to help sharpen your understanding as well as increase your ability to apply the information.

This module builds off the Spine 1 Module while exploring even further into the spine’s anatomy and biomechanics. By digging deeper into the spine’s function, along with common injuries and inhibitions, you will be able to immediately apply this training to your teaching and practice. With the knowledge you gain from this module, you will learn to target key issues in this area and properly implement treatment to your students’ individual needs.

Full Body (60HRS)

This module integrates the information from the spine, hip and shoulder modules 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 work one-on-one with students more therapeutically to integrate the information. 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 module 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.

Prerequisites: Shoulder, Hip and Spine (module or immersion) required. Myofascial release (module or immersion) recommended.

Shoulder 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

This module will give you a basic understanding for the function of the shoulder as we dive into the anatomy, biomechanics and normal range of motion of this joint. While considering key individual variances, you will learn how to evaluate this on your students and examine common injuries and dysfunction of the shoulder. We will apply this information to the yoga practice and how to individualize it to your students.

Shoulder 2: Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application (60HRS)

It is optional to repeat the Shoulder 1 Module for an additional 60 hours. Repetition will help strengthen your comprehension of the material and your ability to implement the information.

This module is an extension of the Shoulder 1 Module and will give you additional training on the functionality of this joint. You will expand your understanding about the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint and also observe common injuries in this area. With this background knowledge, you will learn how to correctly assess this on your students, while keeping their individual differences in mind, and apply this to your teaching and practice.

Extremities: Arm, Hand, Leg & Foot (60HRS)

This module looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of these areas as it relates to yoga. By examining common injuries and dysfunction in the extremities, you will learn 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 thorough understanding of these areas that you can instantly apply to your teaching and practice, to deepen your knowledge and potency as a teacher.

Evaluation (25HRS)

This module 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 pinpoint where to begin your work with them. This module offers more hands-on guidance and refinement of your evaluation skills to look at the implications of the assessment as it applies to your students. You will end your training with a more profound understanding of how the body moves and a refinement of the physical assessment that you can apply immediately.

INTERNAL MEDICINE MODULES

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Internal Medicine 1: Nervous System & Restorative Yoga (60HRS)

The Nervous System is in many ways the ruler of the body and mind; and the effects we see here spill over into every other system 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. This module will look at the function of the Nervous System, common pathologies and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with this system. One of the most effective means of working with the Nervous System is with restorative yoga.

This training will dissect the what, why and how to apply restorative yoga (and other yoga modalities) as a method of regulating the Nervous System. We will explore how to shape the practice specifically to address Nervous System dysfunction, how to teach and use restorative yoga, and most importantly the relevance of this system to many different pathologies. All in all, you will learn how to utilize these concepts within the yoga practice.

Note that the internal medicine modules can be completed in any order. It is recommended that you complete a Chinese Medicine module or immersion prior to attending the internal medicine courses. 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.

Internal Medicine 2: Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System & Pranayama (60HRS)

The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems are two major components of the effects of a yoga practice. This module 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 in these areas and how to integrate 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 the therapeutic application of pranayama and most importantly the relevance of these systems and how to utilize them within a yoga practice.

Internal Medicine 3: Women’s Health & Fertility (25hrs)

This course will dissect the female reproductive cycle from a Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine perspective to take a highly-individualized approach to a system that can vary immensely from one person to another. We will begin with an overview of the Western physiology and then look at the more subtle intricacies of the Chinese Medicine system. Then we will look at common dysfunction here due to certain circumstances or internal changes.

Chinese Medicine theory functions on the premise that when the cycles are balanced, we are better able to navigate the natural changes within our cycle over the course of our lifetime with greater ease. We will explore women’s health as it relates to things like dysmenorrhea (painful periods), PMS, menopause and we will take an even deeper look at infertility. This module will look at how a yoga practice can help regulate the delicate hormonal balance.

Internal Medicine 4: Digestion, Elimination & Detoxification (25hrs)

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 and how to modify a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here. This module will look at how to utilize our yoga practice to regulate the digestion and elimination as well as how and when to implement detoxification protocols with your students.

Internal Medicine 5: Cancer (25hrs)

This module 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; as a side note, we will briefly discuss how to work with chronic fatigue. This module will look at how a yoga practice can influence these and how it can support your students through the process.

Internal Medicine 6: Immune System & Autoimmune Disease (25hrs)

This module 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 it can be affected and supported by a yoga practice.

Internal Medicine 7: Chronic Pain (25hrs)

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 module 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.

Internal Medicine 8: Mental Health (25hrs)

The power of the mind is undeniable; and its role within a yoga practice and our lives is essential. This module takes an enhanced 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.

Note that the internal medicine modules can be completed in any order. It is recommended that you complete a Chinese Medicine module or immersion prior to attending the internal medicine courses. If you have not completed this, you will need to read & know chapters 1 & 2 of the book, Voices of Qi, prior to attending.

OTHER MODULES

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (60HRS)

This module will give you a foundation in Chinese Medicine principles as it relates to teaching yoga. We will look at the foundations of Chinese Medicine theory to help you understand your students’ unique individual characteristics and how you can use this information to make your work with them more effective. You will learn the Chinese Medicine five-element theory, yin and yang theory 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 students’ needs by looking not just at the symptoms but also the person you are working with. This course creates the groundwork for working individually with students from a more holistic constitutional approach; it is also touched on in many of our other modules. The understanding in Chinese Medicine is that even though we are born with certain tendencies, illness is a manifestation of imbalance within the system and can show up in many different ways – understanding the root cause of the illness is the key.

Myofascial Release (60HRS)

This module is an in-depth look at the science behind the role of the fascia and use of myofascial release techniques within the yoga setting. Adding to our Chinese Medicine and myofascial release trainings, this training will dive deeper into the current understanding of the fascia, function and dysfunction, as well as the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist our students. 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 module will be a more in-depth look at the application and use of these techniques with protocols, flows and how to incorporate these into a yoga class as well as with privates. This training is a great adjunct to the yoga practice for those with injuries or restrictions. It is also a great combination to the orthopedic modules (hip, spine, shoulder, extremities) 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 apply to your private and group classes. This module is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release personally or within a therapeutic setting.

Restorative Yoga (60HRS)

See Internal Medicine 1: Nervous System & Restorative Yoga module above for more information.

Sequencing with Purpose (60HRS)

Focusing on the art of sequencing, we will look at intelligent sequencing from several different perspectives. This week 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.

Research (3-8HRS)

This course teaches you the information necessary to run research. We will look at everything from the history of research, why the procedures are so important, confidentiality, waivers, interactions, and much more.

Yin & Meditation (60HRS)

This module 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 as well as 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. We will also 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, current research around meditation practices as well as the when, why and how of meditation. We will look at the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits along with 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.

Chinese Medicine and Myofascial Release (60HRS)

*After 2016 this module was divided into two separate modules: Traditional Chinese Medicine (60hrs) and Myofascial Release (60hrs).

This module will expand your knowledge in Chinese Medicine principles as it relates to teaching yoga. We will look at the groundwork of Chinese Medicine theory to help you understand your students’ unique individual constitution and how you can use information to work more directly with them. You will learn the Chinese Medicine five-element theory, yin and yang theory, 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 students’ needs.

This course will also look at myofascial release techniques and application 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 will use this understanding to identify common areas and trigger points in the body that can create pain and dysfunction in the body and how to apply simple, myofascial self-application techniques to yourself and your students.

Capstone for 1000HR (40-60HRS)

This is a more intimate module for those completing their 1000hr program; it 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 courses (coming soon0. 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.

Seva

The first half of our Seva module begins with an exploration in personal transformation and selfless service. As a yoga teacher, this is the foundation of our work and becomes even more crucial when we begin to use this practice as a form of medicine. This is our “bedside manner” as yoga teachers; and just as a doctor has to learn about the patient-doctor relationship, we have to learn about selfless service and working with diverse populations with compassion. The second portion of this training will be working with specific demographics to support them. We visit the shelters, spread love and teach yoga at the shelter for the second half of the training. This training involves a fundraising portion prior to the training to build and sustain the vocational centers we work with in Kolkata.

We believe that service work is a crucial part of our teacher development. This module is a unique experience based on fundraising to attend our Seva Service Trip to visit the shelters and women that we sponsor in New Delhi, India. Teacher training hours vary according to the trip. More details on this module can be found on the Yoga Medicine Seva Foundation page.

OVERVIEW

Our immersion format teacher trainings are hosted at studios/conferences and are 1-5 days in length. The immersions are a shortened version of the full modules we offer. We offer the immersions as a way to allow our teachers to continue their education without having to commit to an entire week or a long plane ride. These immersions usually begin with a daily two-hour morning practice relevant to the course content, followed with afternoon teacher training lectures and a short evening homework assignment to help you retain the information. Some immersions have recommended prep work to review before the immersion begins. The price of these trainings includes the training only, making it accessible for local teachers or those who want to find their own food and accommodations.

CURRENT IMMERSIONS

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Hip Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25HRS)

This immersion looks at the anatomy and function of the hip as well as dysfunction that can occur here. We will explore common injuries of the hip and how to work with students to heal problems in this area by personalizing the practice. With an understanding of the anatomy, you can learn how to apply the practice in an adaptable and personalized approach for any level, style of yoga or body.

Shoulder Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25HRS)

This immersion will give you a basic understanding of the anatomy of the shoulder, along with function and dysfunction that can occur here. By exploring common injuries of this area, you will learn how to target issues with students and properly personalize the practice to heal individual problems. Comprehending the anatomy can help you learn how to implement the appropriate practice for any style of yoga, level or body.

Spine Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25HRS)

This immersion will look at the spine’s anatomy and functionality along with common injuries. This training will teach you how to work with students experiencing problems in this area and how to personalize the practice in hopes of healing them.

Pelvic Asymmetries: Optimizing Function (12-21HRS)

This immersion focuses on working with the pelvic imbalances that affect the hip, back and potentially many different parts of the body. We will look at the anatomy and biomechanics of this area and how to apply a very specific personalized practice to help create balance here.

Myofascial Immersion (12-21HRS)

This immersion will look at myofascial release techniques and the application within the yoga setting. We will look at the current understanding of the fascia, function and dysfunction of the tissue as well as the therapeutic application of myofascial release techniques to assist your students. 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. You will leave with a deeper understanding that you can apply immediately to your private and group classes. This week will focus on myofascial release techniques with a morning practice to incorporate some of the myofascial release into a moderate vinyasa setting. This immersion is open to anyone looking to use myofascial release personally or within a therapeutic setting.

Sacroiliac Joint: Optimizing Function (12-21HRS)

This immersion focuses on working with the sacroiliac (SI) joint issues, a problem that can affect the hips, back and potentially many other parts of the body. We will look at the anatomy and biomechanics of this joint and how to apply a very unique practice to help create balance here.

Chinese Medicine & Yoga (25HRS)

This immersion will give you a foundation in Chinese Medicine principles as it relates to teaching yoga. We will look at the framework of Chinese Medicine theory to help you understand your students’ unique individual constitution and how you can use information to make your practice with them more sufficient. You will learn the basic five-element theory, yin and yang theory, and the differentiation of the organs as it applies specifically to yoga. By understanding the structure of Chinese Medicine, it gives you a basis to individualize the practice for your students’ needs. The morning asana practices will incorporate the Chinese Medicine principles to deepen your awareness and experience of the information in the context of a moderate and purposeful vinyasa practice. You will walk away with a more thorough understanding that you can integrate in your private and group classes.

Cadaver Dissection Lab (30HRS)

This immersion 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 an untreated, fresh-tissue cadaver which provides a much more detailed visual of the layering of fascial tissues and natural anatomical composition. Each day will incorporate hands-on lab hours with lectures to help you relate your discoveries in the physical dissection to the clinical and movement observations from your yoga teaching background. No previous experience with dissection is necessary to attend this course.

Yoga for Athletes (25HRS)

This immersion will cover anatomy and biomechanics as well as the psychological implications of a regular yoga practice as it relates to athletes. We will look 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. We will examine how yoga can be incorporated and supportive in 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.

Detox Immersion (25HRS)

This immersion is a personal exploration of detoxing to optimize your health in order to be able to share these simple tools with your students. We believe that health requires a multidimensional approach; and as a yoga teacher, that begins with your own personal investigation. In this 5-day detox we will look at yoga, meditation, nutrition and myofascial release to begin the journey towards optimal health. We will look at common roadblocks and ways to stay on track as you leave. We will guide you to move toward optimal health as you eliminate toxins, deepen your yoga practice and clarify your purpose. Feeling revitalized, you can approach the world with a healthier body and a fresh perspective. This immersion uses Tiffany’s book, Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life, as an interactive guide.

Mental Health (12-21HRS)

This module will explore working with mental health issues like anxiety, depression and stress. We will explore the current research and how to customize the yoga practice to support mental health issues specifically.

Yoga for Scoliosis (12-21HRS)

This immersion focuses on working with the scoliosis and common imbalances that are caused by and contribute to scoliosis. We will also dive into the anatomy and biomechanics, which will strengthen your ability to apply a very personalized practice to help create balance here.

Low Back Remedies (12-21HRS)

Low back pain is the most common reason for a trip to the doctor and can be helped (or hurt) in our yoga practice. Whether you personally struggle with back pain or work with students/patients that struggle with back pain, this class will help you understand the anatomy and the use of a yoga practice to support it. We will look at the different approaches to working with low back pain using an anatomical awareness to deepen the yoga practice. By understanding the anatomy, you can see how different types of back pain need very different practices.

Neck Remedies (12-21HRS)

This immersion will look at the anatomy and function of the neck. We will also explore dysfunction that can occur here, which will allow you to identify common injuries of the neck and confidently execute the practice to heal individual students’ problems in this area.

OVERVIEW

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

500/1000hr students can document and include hours from many of Yoga Medicine’s online teachers courses. A maximum of 20 hours from online trainings applies to the 500hr program and a maximum of 50 hours applies to the 1000hr program. Click on each course title for a brief summary of the course and the hours received for teachers. The courses eligible for accredited hours include an online quiz that you must pass in order to receive the allotted hours. Please note that some courses are not eligible for hours towards the 500/1000hr program.

ONLINE COURSES NOW AVAILABLE

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Conducting a Comprehensive Evaluation in a Therapeutic Setting (OPQRST)

This class with 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 500/1000hr certifications and recommended for anyone using or looking to use yoga as a therapeutic modality. We recommend you complete this before or soon after you begin the 500/1000hr training, if possible, in order to complete your case studies as you go. This class goes over how to conduct an intake assessment, extract pertinent details and establish a therapeutic relationship. This online 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 minute video, handouts for sample intake forms and a sample intake case study.

This course counts for 1 hour of teacher training credit towards a 500/1000hr Yoga Medicine certification.

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Neurobiology of Yoga

with Dr. David Vago

This 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 course 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 counts for 1 hour of teacher training credit towards a 500/1000hr Yoga Medicine certification.

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Recognizing Red Flags in a Therapeutic Setting

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 on all of our students problems 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 optimal 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; therefore, we also see things that may have gone unnoticed that may warrant a visit to their doctor. This 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 our patients’ best interest in mind.

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Myofascial Release Bundle

The Myofascial Release Bundle includes an intro to myofascial release plus three separate videos with techniques and application to the 1) legs & 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 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 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 course is suitable to both practitioners and teachers. This course does not count for teacher training credit.

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Anatomy for Yoga (20HRS)

This 20-hour anatomy 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 course is a great way to learn about the anatomy and something you can return back to whenever you need.

Click here to go directly to the e-course offered by Yoga International. After completing this 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 500/1000hr certificate with Yoga Medicine.

Myofascial Release for the Neck & Shoulders

This 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 appendage to a yoga practice to help with injuries, tension, range of motion, scar tissue, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. In this course you will learn how to utilize self myofascial release techniques, what to avoid and the objectives of this work. Then you will be guided through precise techniques that you can use anytime for the neck and shoulders.

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Myofascial Release for the Hips

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

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Myofascial Release for the Legs & Feet

This course helps familiarize you with the fascia along with some background on myofascial release for yoga enthusiasts.  Myofascial release techniques can go hand-in-hand with a yoga practice to help with tension, scar tissue, range of motion, injuries, muscle recovery (for athletes) or muscle function. You will learn how to apply self myofascial release techniques, what to stay away from and the purposes of this work. Then you will be taught specific techniques that you can perform anytime for the legs and feet.

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

This 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 course, 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 course counts for 3 hours of teacher training credit for those enrolled in Yoga Medicine’s 500/1000hr programs.

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ONLINE COURSES COMING SOON

  • Purposeful Psoas
  • Longevity & Sustainability of the Joints
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Science of Breathing
  • Restorative Yoga & Props
  • Business
  • Working with Low Back Pain
  • Working with Arthritis
  • Working with Neck Issues
  • Injuries & Yoga
  • Pelvic Asymmetries
  • Working with the Labrum (shoulder & hip)
  • Working with Insurance (billing, forms, documentation & privacy policies)
  • Working with Private Clients
  • Connecting with Your Medical Community
  • Pharmaceuticals & Yoga
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Working with Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Working with Different Types of Headaches
  • Working with Fatigue
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nutrition
  • Working with Hospitals
  • Working with Out-Patients
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