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Recognizing Red Flags in a Therapeutic Yoga 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 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 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 patients best interest in mind.

From 2017 Recognizing Red Flags in a Therapeutic Yoga Setting online course will be mandatory prior to attending a 500/1000hr training. This means each participant will have working familiarity of the evaluations protocol and in return there will be more time to cover case studies and discussions at training.

If you are far into your 500/1000hr process and you feel that you have sufficient familiarity with this content, then you can bypass the online course requirement by taking this opt-out quiz. If you select the opt-out quiz, you will have one opportunity to take the exam. If you do not pass, then you are required to take the online course and pass the course’s test before your next training. If you would like to take the opt-out quiz, please notify us.

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Course Features

  • Includes an 18 min video and a handout
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Course Outcomes

  • This course counts for 1 hour of Teacher Training credit for those enrolled in our 500hr/1000hr program

About The Teacher

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

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