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. Please be sure to read this in full before the live training. Even if you are not attending the training, this book will serve as a wonderful reference.
- Recommended text: The Uncharted Body: A New Textbook of Medicine by Dr. Daniel Keown. On the checkout page, apply the Discount Code FREEJOSH to get 15% off.
- Suggested text: The Spark in the Machine, Dr. Daniel Keown
- Suggested text: The Web That Has No Weaver, Ted Kaptchuk
The price of the course is: $125.00