This course is the online component to the 50-hr TCM Module offered by the Summers School of Yin Yoga.
This course may be taken standalone as well – it is designed to be a self-contained introductory course for anyone to take.
NOTE: You get free 90-day access to this online course when you enroll in any 50-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training TCM Module offered by the Summers School of Yin Yoga.
What's in the Course?
This online course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Yin Yoga.
Who Can Take This Course?
For Those Who Are Attending a Live Intensive:
This online course is one part of the teacher training you'll be experiencing – and a unique feature of the Summers School of Yin Yoga. Completing this course will prepare you to arrive at the live training with a solid foundation of the theory and practice covered in each module, allowing us to start at a higher level in our time together in the intensive. Upon registration, you'll receive a link that grants you 90-day free access to the online course (a $125 value). Please note: You will need to complete the online course, including a short quiz, before attending the live teacher training module. Estimated time to complete the online course: 5-7 hrs (not including the course readings).
For Anyone Who Wants to Learn About Traditional Chinese Medicine:
You don't need to be enrolled in Summers School of Yin Yoga in order to take this online course. It is designed to be a self-contained introduction to the concepts and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can be taken on its own, giving you a low-risk opportunity to see if this module (or the school) is the right fit for you.
- Theory: Essential Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine; Taoist Origins; Yin Yang Theory; Qi; Meridians; Vital Substance; Chinese Organs; Five Elements
- Quiz: The course ends with a quiz, which you must complete (and pass!) before the live training.
Below is a complete list of all the course lessons. Each lesson contains either an audio lecture or video presentation.
- Introduction to Chinese Medicine: A Holistic View
- The Taoist Origins of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Yin and Yang 101: Foundational Theory
- Yin and Yang: Mastering the Relationship
- What is Qi?
- The Meridians: Channels of Qi
- The Sources and Functions of Qi
- What is Blood?
- What is Essence?
- The Organs: The Chinese Medical View
- Wood: Liver and Gall Bladder
- Fire: Heart and Small Intestine
- Earth: Spleen and Stomach
- Metal: Lungs and Large Intestine
- Water: Kidneys and Bladder
- The Energy Sublime: Quiz
- If you are participating in the live component, there is a required text: Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life by Gail Reichstein.
- Even if you are not attending the training, this book will serve as a wonderful reference.
- Suggested text: The Spark in the Machine, Daniel Keown
- Suggested text: The Web That Has No Weaver, Ted Kaptchuk
The price of the course is: $125.00