Internal Medicine 1: The Nervous System & Restorative Yoga Module (60hrs)

The nervous system is in many ways the ruler of the body and mind; the effects we see here spill over into all the other systems of the body. This system is also responsible for a large part of what we can quantify in the therapeutic effects of the yoga practice. The Internal Medicine 1 module will look at the function of the nervous system, common pathologies, and how to adapt a yoga practice to work with dysfunction here.

The tools learned in this training could possibly be one of the most effective means of working with the nervous system through the use of restorative yoga. We’ll investigate the what, why, and how for the application of restorative yoga as a method of regulating the nervous system among other things. This module will explore how to shape the practice specifically to address nervous system dysfunction, how to teach/use restorative yoga, and most importantly, the relevance of this system towards many pathologies and how to utilize these concepts within the yoga practice. Note that the Internal Medicine modules can be completed in any order.

This week-long teacher training module includes 7 nights accommodation and freshly prepared vegetarian meals at the scenic Art of Living Retreat Center. Each day begins with a daily 2-hour gentle morning vinyasa practice and ends with an evening restorative practice to tie together the lecture content presented throughout the day. The training lectures are held before and after lunch, and you will have material to review each evening to help you retain the information covered that day. Our trainings are full days and you will leave with a detailed training manual tailored to this training, a certificate of completion for 60-hour of continued education for yoga teachers and a wealth of information! More

A program for yoga teachers from all yoga schools/methodologies.

Important note:
Enrollment in Yoga Medicine’s advanced teacher training program is required. Details here

YACEP with Yoga Alliance – CE credits available.


About the Teachers

Tiffany Cruikshank

Yoga Medicine is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function and dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively with healthcare practitioners. Our community of teachers are trained in eastern and western modalities to effectively work with doctors and practitioners of many types so that they can understand the student better and apply the practice to the individual. Our job is to be of service to and support the medical system and the medical providers by working with them to assist their patients along their journey to health.

Yoga Medicine is not a style of yoga but rather a training that educates the teacher to understand the body and create individualized yoga programs for the student based on their understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and the traditional practice of yoga. Our teachers are committed to continued education, setting the bar for exceptional knowledge and teaching in the international yoga community with well over 1000hrs of education. More

Amy SedgwickAmy Sedgwick lives in Portland, Maine where she practices emergency medicine. In 2014, she opened Riverbend Yoga and Meditation Studio with an intention to help people achieve holistic wellness from within. In her teaching life, Dr. Sedgwick draws upon several disciplines combining her medical background and love of anatomy with her passion for yoga and the transformative effects of the practice. She completed her emergency medicine residency at Maine Medical Center and sees patients at InterMed, MMC, and Mercy Hospitals.

Dr. Sedgwick completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her dear friend and guru, Jacqui Bonwell and Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers. She has also completed Balanced Athlete training with Johnny Gillespie and continues to study with Tom Myers. She is thrilled to be pursuing her 500-hour certification with Tiffany Cruikshank who she admires on so many levels. She is married to Peter Sedgwick, MD, FACSM, and has two beautiful daughters, Alexis, 9, and Elle, 7. She enjoys playing her ukelele, making jewelry, and loves to run outside.


April 15

3 pm – Check-in
7 pm – 8 pm- Dinner
8:05 pm – 8:20 pm – AOLRC Orientation (Meeting Space)


April 16 – 21

7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
1-3:30pm — Lunch then afternoon break
3:30-6pm— Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner
8-9pm —Homework


April 22

7:00 am – 8:30 am – closing practice
8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast
11 am – Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12 pm – Lunch is included in your stay this day!


Date & Time

Starts: Apr 15, 2018 06:00 PM

Ends: Apr 22, 2018 09:30 AM


Tiffany Cruikshank

Amy Sedgwick


Starting at $1890

Includes room, meals & tuition

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