Shoulder Module (60hrs)

Sep 24 – Oct 1, 2017 | Menla Mountain Retreat, Catskills, New York

The Yoga Medicine Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Treatment Module will take place at the Menla Mountain Retreat in the picturesque hills of the Catskills in upstate New York. Our weeklong teacher training modules include 7 nights accommodation and 3 meals prepared on-site by the retreat’s own team of chefs. Join us in the autumn colors of New York, trading your daily routine for deep learning amongst your Yoga Medicine community of teachers.

The module begins with a daily 2-hour morning practice & ends with a more restorative practice in the evening that ties into the course content to help you integrate the information. The teacher training lectures are held during the day with homework each evening to help you retain the information.

Shoulder: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Treatment (60hrs)

This module begins with a deeper look at the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint as a basis for learning to evaluate this area. This course examines the common injuries & dysfunction of the shoulder with an exploration of how to work with issues in this area. This course will teach you how to work with a variety of ailments and how to troubleshoot new ailments on your own. There will be case studies along the way to help you integrate the information. You will leave with a deeper understanding of this joint that you can immediately apply to your teaching and your practice by more thoroughly understanding the function of this joint.

This module counts as 60 hours towards your 500hr or 1000hr certification. You must be an approved 500/1000hr teacher in order to attend this training. If you would like to attend and have not yet been approved, please fill out our online application by clicking the button on this page.

Apply Online

When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on September 24th and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on October 1st. We recommend review the attendance policy for details.

When traveling to another country, you may also need to contact your health care provider about any necessary immunizations as well as making sure your prescription medicines, passport and possible visas are in order.  The airfare and ground travel is the responsibility of the participant, so we urge to you to coordinate these logistics well in advance and make smart decisions based on weather and events on the ground.

The closest airports are Albany International Airport in Albany, NY, and Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. Via public transportation, you can connect to the Adirondack Trailways bus, which will bring you to nearby Phoenicia.

You may also fly into any of the major New York City airports and take the Adirondack Trailways bus from New York City, departing from Port Authority. All New York City airports connect to Port Authority Bus Terminal via public transportation.

For more directions, please visit the retreat’s website. 

Menla Retreat

Register is Closed

Register is Closed

If you would like to inquire about last minute registration, please email

Apply On-line

Apply On-line

You must be enrolled in our 500/1000hr program prior to registration in order to attend. To submit an application, click on this box to be taken to our online application page.


Deluxe Single $3090
(private room and bathroom)

Deluxe Double $2790
(2 people in a room with private bathroom)

Double $2390
(2 people in a room, bathroom shared with adjacent double room)

Single $2190 – out of stock
(private room, bathroom shared between 5-7 people)

Shared $1990
(2 to 4 in a room, bathroom shared with 5-7 people)

Price includes: 7 nights’ food & lodging, full tuition for the week-long training, a detailed training manual, a Yoga Medicine top & certificate of completion.

Not included: Airfare & ground transfers to the retreat center.

Deposit Payment

A $500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit will secure a spot for teachers enrolled in our 500hr/1000hr program. When registration opens, a payment open will become available at the bottom of the page.

If you are not enrolled in our program, you can apply online now.


Couples sharing a bed & both participating in the training need to enroll one participant one of the Single Rooms and contact immediately to arrange for the second participant. If Single Rooms are sold out, we will do our best to accommodate.

We regret that we cannot accommodate additional guests who are not participating in the full training.

Final Payment

Due July 1st, 2017.

In order to attend the retreat, your final payment (minus the $500 deposit) must be received by the date above. Otherwise, you will be automatically removed from the training.  The final payment is non-refundable & non-transferable after July 1st, 2017.

There are no refunds or transfers of payments after the above deadline due to the fact that we are required to make retreat payments that are no longer refundable after this time.

We realize that some extenuating circumstances may prohibit you from attending, which may include inclement weather and other circumstances beyond your control. However, due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the retreat centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.

Have questions or want more information?

Our Programs

We offer 200HR 500HR, and 1000HR teacher training certifications. Find out more on our programs overview page.

Read more


Our 500HR and 1000HR curriculum consists of week long module formats and shorter immersion formats on various topics.

Read more

Upcoming Trainings

We lead several teacher trainings around the world and present at conferences and festivals. For our full schedule, visit our calendar page.

Read more


Tell us what you're Intrested in so that we can send you the information you care about. Check as many that apply to you. We typically send our newsletters once or twice each month.