After decades of working with clients and training thousands of teachers, Yoga Medicine®’s founder, Tiffany Cruikshank, has distilled the core components of a therapeutic practice into a 4-part workshop. The Yoga Medicine® Essentials Workshop will dive into the nuances of topics that are hard to fit into group classes.
Part I — Shoulder lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part II — Hip lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part III — Spine lecture and practice — 3 hours
Part IV — Myofascial Release lecture and practice — 3 hours
The Essentials Workshop is a four-part series comprised of these topics:
Shoulder — the shoulder girdle is a common area of struggle for both the new and the regular practitioner. The shoulder joints are inherently inclined toward mobility, creating the need to cultivate stability when we challenge the joints in weight-bearing poses like chaturanga dandasana. In a lecture, we’ll learn about the shoulder anatomy and a theoretical approach to working with these joints therapeutically before moving into a guided practice that enables you to immediately translate this knowledge into your body.
Hip — this workshop explores the need for equity between stability and mobility in the hip joint. In a yoga practice, hip stability occurs naturally but what each of us needs to maintain balance in this joint can vary greatly from person to person. Through a lecture and guided practice, you’ll look at the structure and function of the hip joint to learn how to individualize for your practice and group classes.
Spine — the central theme of this workshop is maintaining the integrity of the precious structures in the spine and all that it entails. Learning how to move efficiently with the support of the core, glutes, and legs is key not just in a movement practice but also in the challenges of our lives. Through a combination of theory and practice, you’ll understand how the parts of the spine work together with the core and legs, and learn how to move with solid mechanics that allow you to rewrite your autopilot motions.
Myofascial Release — understand what myofascial release (MFR) is and how it supplements your yoga practice. We’ll move through a MFR practice that explores the areas we’ve found to be the most beneficial for the legs, hips, shoulders, and back. You will leave with self-care information that you can use right away. This practice is MFR only (no yoga) and is open to everyone, no yoga experience needed.
After attending the full workshop series, each participant will be invited to take a brief online quiz to receive a certificate of completion. If the participant is currently enrolled in the Yoga Medicine® 200HR or 500HR program, this workshop will contribute up to 12 hours towards their 500HR Yoga Medicine® certification (one time only.)
This workshop will be live streamed via zoom on June 13 & 14, and the videos of each module will be available for 1 week after the workshop dates, so you can enjoy the live workshop then study at your own pace!
For more information about Yoga Medicine, please visit https://yogamedicine.com/essentials/