Tiffany Cruikshank (@tiffanycruikshank) is the founder of Yoga Medicine (@yoga_medicine), a community of teachers focused on fusing anatomy and western medicine with traditional yoga practices to serve the medical communities. She has trained thousands of teachers around the world, graced the cover of over 15 magazines, been featured regularly in major media outlets, authored 2 books, and released over 150 classes on various topics on YogaGlo.com. With a background in Acupuncture and Sports Medicine, Tiffany has worked with celebrities, athletes, and corporate professionals alike in her own private clinics and Nike World Headquarters. Tiffany also founded and continues to run two nonprofits — one conducting research on yoga’s therapeutic benefits and the other supporting a shelter for women rescued from trafficking in Delhi, India.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Tiffany on:
- [11.35] Her holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Tiffany explains why she loves combining elements of traditional Chinese medicine with Western treatment modalities in order to create a comprehensive three-dimensional approach to healing which is focused on the individual.
- [22.36] The evolution of her personal yoga practice from a longstanding rigid Ashtanga routine to a more fluid and adaptable approach. Tiffany’s current home practice consists of postures which she instinctively feels she needs, and which vary from day to day.
- [31.20] Tiffany’s creation of Yoga Medicine as a way of sharing her knowledge of Chinese and sports medicine with a wider community of students, teachers, patients and healthcare providers. She reveals how she resolved to create specialized teacher trainings to educate teachers in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology as well as traditional yoga practice.
- [45.04] The Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter, education and vocational training for women and girls who have been affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Yoga Medicine community works hard to build awareness of the project and Tiffany aims to raise $150,000 by 2021 to help equip victims of sexual exploitation with the skills they need to lead independent lives.
- [53.00] Tiffany’s advice for teachers. She encourages investment in continued learning and personal growth and stresses that the principal role of the teacher is to be of service and to create a welcoming safe place where students feel listened to and supported.
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Links from this episode:
- The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine by Dr Daniel Keown – Grab a copy of Tiffany’s recommended book
- Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life: A 30-Day Program to Detoxify and Replenish Body and Mind by Tiffany Cruikshank
- Meditate Your Weight: A 21-Day Retreat to Optimize Your Metabolism and Feel Great by Tiffany Cruikshank
- Looking for your next book to read? Check out the list of every book recommended on Dharma Talk
Get in touch with Tiffany:
- Follow @yoga_medicine on Instagram
- Check out Yoga Medicine on Facebook and Twitter
- Stream Tiffany’s online classes
- Visit https://yogamedicine.com
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