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Refining Metal | The Wisdom of Qi Cultivation Teacher Training (20hr)

October 6 - October 27

The Wisdom of Qi Cultivation
20hr Teacher Training (Module 2)
Josh Summers + Terry Cockburn
October 2023

“Yin Yoga – at its heart – is a refinement of awareness. Through a consistent practice of Yin Yoga, you will begin to see and understand the nature of the body, the nature of Qi and the nature of the Heart-Mind. As yogis have exclaimed for millenia, this understanding brings great peace of heart.

– Josh Summers Lic. Ac.

Refining Metal | The Wisdom of Qi Cultivation | Module 2 (20hr)

Metal – the elemental energy of purification, discernment and wisdom.

In Refining Metal, you will learn to integrate the Qi Cultivating practices of Yin Yoga, Qi Gong and acupuncture-based massages with Yin Meditation skills for gathering, channeling, clarifying and liberating your Qi’s spiritual potential.

Refining Metal is the second module (of five) in our NEW Yin Yoga and Qi Cultivation Teacher Training where you will learn the contemplative dimensions of Qi Cultivation.

In cultivating and refining our Qi, we practice living from a center of dynamic stillness – energizing our lives with compassion and clarity.

“I think the training you have created is really amazing. Not having a background in TCM I felt very lost at first and almost gave up – “I can’t learn this until I learn about TCM!” But instead, I listened each day to your discussions and took notes and even just listened to the practices. And then I went back again to re-watch, re-listen and physically participate in the point locations and practices. I found that this second, even third time around I was fully immersed in the information and practice and it landed very strongly. I very much appreciated the repetition and continued explanation that you incorporated into each lesson, really tying all the information, the intention of the point prescriptions, poses and how it all relates back to the operation of the organs based on TCM. It made a totally foreign concept seem familiar, understandable and relatable.

I was also amazed at the sensations created by some of the point prescriptions and, you spoke to this many times, that the sensations arose in all different parts of my body. The use of the quasha stone was incredible – especially Terry’s fascial massage – I absolutely loved that!!

Thank you again for the training you created and the opportunity to join in it. I look forward to incorporating this learning into my practice and the practices I create for my students.”

– Brenna A. (Yin Yoga + Qi Cultivation Student)

Training Curriculum

You will receive lifetime access to our easy-to-follow self-paced talks, tutorials, practices and downloadable study guides, which include:

“Just a quick note to let you know how much I am enjoying this course. I took the 50 hour TCM course several years ago and was fascinated with the content and recognized it was just scratching the surface.

My learning style responds well to the way the material is presented and delivered. I also appreciate the way you offer suggestions how we can incorporate into our teaching.

Although I will not be able to attend the zoom on Friday, please know it’s not due to lack of interest or enthusiasm. Family obligations warrant my assistance. Thank you for the flexibility with the course.

One last thought to share…Terry’s classes on Qi Gong the past two weeks have captured my heart. As a reiki practitioner, and the strong message of intention shared through your coursework, I have been encouraged to go beyond the physical aspect and enjoy the experience at a much deeper level. Thank you so much!”

– Robin W. (Yin Yoga + Qi Cultivation Student)

Who is this Yin Yoga immersion for?

–This immersion is for any practitioner or teacher interested in the timeless wisdom of Chinese Medicine and how to practically apply this wisdom towards their holistic health and vitality.

–If you practice or teach Yin Yoga, this training will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge from Traditional Chinese Medicine to add greater breadth and depth to your repertoire of skills.

Training Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Yin Yoga – the postures and principles of practice.

Logistics on how this training works.

–The four-week training includes both weekly pre-recorded tutorials and practices as well as a weekly LIVE Practice session.

–You will have lifetime access to all course videos and materials, including replays of LIVE sessions.–You will receive 4 downloadable practice and teaching Guides.

–The weekly LIVE sessions will be a 2hr practice/discussion, Friday from 8am to 10am (EST)

–LIVE Session Dates: October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27 and November 3 . (Please note: Links to these Zoom sessions will be listed in the course.)

Investment: $390 (50% off for sangha members)

–Receive: Training Certificate for 20 CEUs with Yoga Alliance (upon course completion and passing Thank you for letting us know! Enjoy the training~)

–This is a self-paced training; there is no deadline by which the course must be completed.

Questions will be responded to and discussed in the weekly 2hr LIVE session

Tools for Training: While you could take this training and use only your hands and a tennis ball for the myofascial practices, we strongly recommend that you acquire two of our ABSOLUTE favorite tools for point and channel stimulation:
→ Acu-Mobility Balls. We recommend having one (or two) Acu-Mobility Balls LEVEL 1 for this course. The LEVEL 2 balls are harder and closer to a lacrosse ball’s density, making them too hard for our intentions.
Gua Sha Stone. The Gua Sha stone is one of the simplest and most effective tools for supporting harmonious Qi flow.

Accessing the course: Upon registration, you will be able to access all course materials (as they are published) by logging into our website and going to your “MY COURSES” tab to find “Refining Metal – The Wisdom of Qi Cultivation.”

Refining Metal – The Wisdom of Qi Cultivation

“Just wanted to drop a quick note saying that I especially appreciate the length of these videos. With two kids and lots of limited time, I’m able to squeeze in videos where I can and not feel like I am missing out. The content is very precise and I really love the direction this is all going. It has been a nice refresher from the TCM course (which I took in 2019, just pregnant with my first child), and I appreciate the depth of knowledge being shared. Bravo!”

Tricia C. (Yin Yoga + Qi Cultivation Student)

Meet your teachers, Josh and Terry.

Together, we draw from over five decades of practicing and teaching yoga, functional fitness, acupuncture, and meditation. Our passion is to share creative, accessible and functional approaches to the cultivation of our body, energy and heart. 


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