by Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac, MAOM, E-RYT, Founder of Yoga Medicine®

This class 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 & 1000hr 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 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, how to extract pertinent details and how to establish a therapeutic relationship. This online course is short & 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.


  • Course length: approximately 30 minutes.
  • Downloadable course handouts including sample intake forms and a sample intake case study.
  • An online quiz with a downloadable certificate of completion
  • 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 500hr or 1000hr program.

Note: The Conducting an Evaluation in a Therapeutic Setting course is complementary to students registered for a training in the 500/1000hr program. This course is mandatory prior to attending a 500/1000hr training. This is to ensure that each participant will have a working familiarity of the evaluations protocol, therefore, there will be more time to cover case studies and discussions during the trainings.

About our instructor:

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder of Yoga Medicine®. She has been teaching for over 20 years, has a pre-med Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Biology & a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) with a specialty in Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. Tiffany was previously the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon & has worked with over 25,000 patients. Read more about Tiffany.