Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Learn to Apply TCM Principles to Your Practice with Tiffany Cruikshank

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Weave the Wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine into Your Yoga Practice, and Revitalize Your Life!  

Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Learn to Apply TCM Principles to Your Practice will give you a foundation in TCM so that you can more skillfully navigate the fluctuations of your life—both on and off your yoga mat.

“The beauty of having the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a yoga student is that you can adapt your practice based on your experience and what you feel. You don't have to overthink this.”
—Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany has been working in the fields of acupuncture and TCM for over 15 years and has seen over 25,000 patients. As a long-time yoga teacher and teacher trainer, her methods combine the Western knowledge of the body with the wisdom of both yoga and TCM, and she is passionate about empowering people to take their health and wellness into their own hands.

This course is for:
✓ Yoga teachers
✓ Yoga students
✓ Anyone interested in diving deeper into the therapeutic application of yoga
✓ Anyone who wants to incorporate the principles of TCM into their life

You’ll walk away with tools you can use immediately—in your own practice or in the classes that you teach. The principles you learn will help you build sequences that support your (and your students’) well-being.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • The building blocks of TCM, including yin/yang theory, the five elements, meridian theory, and the eight principles.
  • About each element and how it can inform your yoga practice and teaching.
  • The foundations of TCM energetics including the different types of qi and the meridian system.
  • How TCM defines different pathologies and disharmonies and how they affect the body.
  • About the physical, mental, and social indicators of deficiency and excess to give you further insight about how to find balance.

Plus, you’ll get:

  • Bonus reviews of the elements to help you test your knowledge before the quizzes and final test.
  • A box of 90+ flash cards that you can use to study the 5 elements of TCM at home.
  • An eBook with a yoga sequence for the metal element.

Get free flash cards to study the five elements of TCM with your purchase. *The flash cards ship free worldwide.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, everything in the body is connected, and there is no one “perfect” state of health. We are constantly fluctuating; health is about balance, and there is no endpoint.

Adding TCM into your yoga practice creates the opportunity for you to observe the nuances and subtleties of your body on a deeper level. You can then use this newfound knowledge to help you move toward balance.

Note: Yoga is not a substitute for medical care. Please practice and teach with integrity, encouraging students to continue regular care and to use yoga as an adjunct to what they are already doing.


Meet the Presenter

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany is the founder of Yoga Medicine®, a community of yoga teachers focused on fusing anatomy with Eastern and Western medicine with the traditional practices of yoga to serve the medical communities with a mission to help people live their best, healthiest lives and truly thrive. Tapping into her medical background in Acupuncture and Sports Medicine, Tiffany’s classes are guided by a strong anatomical focus and her ability to teach a deep understanding of complex subjects.

Recognized more broadly as a health and wellness expert, Tiffany has worked with professional athletes and celebrities, as well as renowned medical professionals from around the world. She has operated her own Chinese Medicine clinics and served as the Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters for over 6 years.

Tiffany has graced the cover of over 15 magazines and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Prevention, WebMD, Forbes, Huffington Post, Dr. Oz, Yoga Journal, Women’s Health, Glamour, Self, Marie Claire, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Readers Digest, Health, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Redbook, Men’s Health, Sweat Equity, Yoga International, LA Times, Allure, Family Circle, Organic Authority, Triathlete Magazine, AOL Build, Natural Health, Yoga Digest and many others.

She holds a pre-med bachelor’s degree in medicinal plant biology and nutrition and a master’s degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialty in sports medicine & orthopedics. Tiffany is the author of two books, Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life and Meditate your Weight, and runs teacher trainings around the world.


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