Yin Yoga Teacher Training:
Foundations Module (50 HR)

with Josh Summers E-RYT 500, YACEP, Lic. Ac


The 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Foundations Module is a comprehensive training developed for serious students and teachers interested in learning the core physical aspects of the practice of Yin Yoga.

April 5 - 8, 2018
Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 5:30 PM

Erector Square Location

Investment: $640 Early bird by March 5th, 2018, $690 thereafter
Please note: this fee does not include the required on-line course work (see below).
This training qualifies for 50 hours of YA Continuing Education Credits
To sign up: go to the MindBody Online Store

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper 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.

Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training Intensive will include:

  • Core principles of Yin Yoga; how to cue postures and educate students safely.
  • Practice the core Yin asanas: Backbends, forward bends, lunges, external hip openers, twists, upper body postures.
  • Explore the difference between Aesthetic Alignment and Functional Alignment; how bone variation affects range of motion and alignment considerations.
  • Study the anatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pelvis, thigh, knee, and shoulder girdle.
  • Principles of tension and compression in asana.
  • Learn five essential Yin sequences, with relevant modifications and adjustments.
  • Principles of sequencing; target areas and counterposes.
  • Investigate the histological structure and function of connective tissue.
  • Understand the positive physiological effects of Yin Yoga on the fascia, connective tissue and joint health.
  • Receive a comprehensive manual of Yin Yoga
  • The Foundations Module 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 (50hrs) with the Yoga Alliance. This Foundations Module is a core module of the Summers School of Yin Yoga 200-hour and 300-hour certification program.

    Here's how the program works:

    Pre-work. Complete the mandatory online course that accompanies this module (Please note: Online courses will be available in October 2017).

    Important: You must take the online course and complete the quiz before attending the live teacher training module. Price: $125, paid directly on www.joshsummers.net (this fee is separate from the fee for the live training).

    Required text: Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark

    Here's how to earn credit towards your certification:

    Anyone can take this training as a stand alone module.
    If you'd like to earn credit towards your 200-hour and 300-hour certification with this module, enroll in the Summers School of Yin Yoga. Click here to start the application process:

    About Josh

    Josh is a Yin Yoga teacher, a licensed acupuncturist, and a meditation instructor. Josh began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy in New York City. Since then, he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has 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 the two.

    Josh now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe. Josh also co-teaches a course on Mindfulness and Performance at Boston University. For more information about Josh, please visit his website: www.joshsummers.net
    For more information about The Summers School of Yin Yoga, please visit his website: www.yinyogaschool.com

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