Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac., MAOM, is the founder of Yoga Medicine®, a community of yoga teachers focused on fusing science and research with traditional yoga practices to serve the medical communities with a mission to help people thrive and live their best lives.
Tapping into her medical background in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Tiffany’s teaching is guided by a strong anatomic focus and her ability to convey a clear understanding of complex subjects. Tiffany’s passion is empowering people with tools to support their health. She loves training teachers to understand the inner workings of the body in order to individualize therapeutic yoga practices and she has trained over 15,000 teachers around the world since 2002. She has taught yoga for 28 years and has treated thousands of patients over the past 20 years. More than anything she knows what it feels like to feel great and how it can impact every aspect of our lives and she loves helping people find that.
Recognized more broadly as a health and wellness expert, Tiffany has worked with professional athletes and celebrities around the world. She created the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at the Nike World Headquarters Wellness Center and served as the Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher at the Nike WHQ for 7 years. While she was there, she took on a secondary specialty in Female Health and Fertility to serve a large need there and found another passion, empowering female reproductive health.
As a healthcare provider her goal has always been to empower patients with tools to support optimal health for a lifetime. MFR has always been an important part of that, and such the fascia and ongoing fascial research has been a passion of hers for the past 2 decades. Fascial training, through yoga and MFR, is an important part of her work in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.
Tiffany is also the founder of the Yoga Medicine® Seva Foundation, a nonprofit that works to fight human trafficking and sexual exploitation through efforts of education and entrepreneurship.
Author of two books: Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life and Meditate Your Weight. Tiffany is dedicated to providing resources for those who wish to optimize their quality of life and functional capacity. Tiffany also runs the Yoga Medicine® podcast, and posts new practices weekly on Yoga Medicine Online.
She has been on the cover of over 15 magazines and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including New York Times, WebMD, Prevention Magazine, Forbes, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Yoga Journal, Women’s Health, Glamour, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Health, LA Times and many others.