Welcome! I’m Josh Summers, acupuncturist, author, podcaster, meditation and Yin Yoga teacher.
Since high school, I have been fascinated by the relationship between psychology, culture and spirituality. This curiosity led me down a windy path of teaching first as a school teacher in Taiwan and India – where I deepened my respect for yoga, Buddhism and Chinese Medicine – to my life’s work of teaching Yin Yoga, meditation and practicing acupuncture.
For over two decades, I have immersed myself in the practices of Chinese Medicine, Buddhist meditation and Yin Yoga, and I am passionate about how these practices support holistic healing for our fragmented selves and world.
I am grateful for all the students I have been able to share the collaborative joy of learning with. From kindergarten to graduate school, from soccer teams to law firms; from the ABC’s to mental resilience, from Yin Yoga to Chinese Medicine, from mindfulness to dharma, nothing gratifies me more than watching a student learn a new skill and run with it. I see myself as a fellow “path traveler,” eager to share approaches and reflections that can support you on your unique journey.
During the covid pandemic 2020, I transitioned from teaching Yin Yoga trainings internationally to a more grounded (and sustainable) existence of practicing and teaching from home. I now live in semi-rural Maine with my love and and Yin-mate, Terry, where we teach on-line classes, workshops, retreats and trainings in Yin Yoga, Qi Gong and Yin Meditation.
Start by reading my primer e-book on Yin Yoga: The What, Why and How of Yin Yoga, and check out my podcast, Everyday Sublime, where I share conversations and reflections about a full-spectrum spiritual path.
Want to practice with us? Terry and I welcome you to any of our weekly classes over Zoom or through the replays in our Library.
Want to go deeper? Check out our Online Education courses in Yin Yoga, Chinese Medicine and Yin Meditation.
Trainings & Publications
In 2004, I received a Masters in Oriental Medicine (MaOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, MA. My degree was a dual focus on Chinese Herbology and Japanese styles of acupuncture. After school, I continued my studies with Kiiko Matsumoto.
Everyday Sublime: Shadow | Light | Unity
Josh hosts the podcast, Everyday Sublime, where he shares dharma talks, interviews and conversations that explore the highs, lows and plateaus of the spiritual path.
The Power of Mindfulness: Mindfulness Meditation Training in Sport
(2018, Springer International Publishing); Amy Baltzell and I demonstrate how a clear understanding of mindfulness can help athletes optimize sport performance.
The Buddha’s Playbook: Strategies for Enlightened Living
(2011) Michael Brooks and I write about how to establish a sustainable mindfulness meditation practice and how to apply that practice,strategically, to important areas of your life.