Yoga Medicine Research Institute

The Yoga Medicine Research Institute (YMRI) is a non-profit research organization focused on the application of yoga, meditation & mindfulness to improve health & the human condition.

The Yoga Medicine Research Institute (YMRI) is a community of highly trained teachers who have a deep understanding of the body from an eastern & western perspective. Our teachers are specifically trained to provide individualized, therapeutically based yoga practices to their students as well as to understand the nuances of conducting participant research. For our research projects, YMRI utilizes our community of highly trained Yoga Medicine® teachers to deliver purpose-driven yoga, meditation & mindfulness instruction as a way to examine its effects on various health outcomes.

Educate & empower our global communities to use yoga therapeutically based on a deeper understanding through purposeful & well-designed research.

Conduct purposeful & well-designed research examining the effects of using yoga in a therapeutic context to improve health & the human condition.

  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Innovation

Purposeful & well-designed research initiatives have the capacity to change the landscape of
how we view & utilize yoga as a therapeutic modality in our medical communities.


YMRI is led by:
Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac., E-RYT, Founder
Valerie Knopik, PhD, E-RYT, Director of Research


For more info email

Tiffany Cruikshank, LAC E-RYT

Valerie Knopik, PhD E-RYT