Who this is for? The Foundations Module training is suitable for those wishing to teach Yin Yoga, or those simply wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the practice.
What You Will Learn
Yin Yoga trains and strengthens the Yin tissues of the body, the Yin energy of the subtle body, and the Yin capacities of Mind and Heart.
- Practice the core Yin asanas, and explore the difference between Aesthetic Alignment and Functional Alignment; how skeletal variation affects range of motion and alignment considerations; principles of tension and compression in asana
- Learn four Yin sequences that work on specific meridian lines in the body, with relevant modifications and adjustments
- Understand the positive physiological effects of Yin Yoga on the fascia, connective tissue and joint health
- Learn the core concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how the energy system is influenced by the practice of Yin Yoga, emphasis on Meridian and Organ health
- Acquire experiential and theoretical knowledge of the Buddha’s core teachings on mindfulness meditation which is a great framework for integrating meditative themes into Yin classes or personal practice
- The Training is suitable for those both interested in teaching Yin Yoga or for those who simply wish to deepen their understanding of the practice
- Students will receive a certificate of training which is eligible for Continuing Education credit (30hrs) with the Yoga Alliance
Certification and YA Continuing Education
This training qualifies for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours. All participants will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the training.
Example Training Format
Weekend Intensive; format is flexible.
Contact Josh for fees, terms and conditions.
Thursday: 9a – 5p
Friday: 9a – 5p
Saturday: 9a – 5p
Sunday: 9a – 5p
About Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
“I dislocated my left hip and tore the labrum in a mountain bike accident in April 2010. For almost one year I have suffered pain at an intensity of at least 7/10 even when walking. After day one of Josh’s yin yoga teacher training course I noticed that the pain during walking was down to 2/10. After two days of intensive yin practice on the course, that pain was down to 0.5/10. For pain relief; increased mobility and performance; and peace of mind; Yin Yoga is the way forward.”
– John H., personal trainer, Dorset, England
About Josh Summers
Josh is a licensed acupuncturist, a yoga instructor and a mindfulness consultant. He recently co-authored The Buddha’s Playbook: Strategies for Enlightened Living.
After college, Josh spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed, so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of these two interests. He now teaches throughout the United States and Europe.
The Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings (Foundational and Mindfulness Modules) are popular weekend-format trainings. Contact Josh to schedule a training at your yoga studio.