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 February 5th, 2018, $790 thereafter
Investiment Includes
- In depth 60-page manual.
- 90-day free access to an online preparatory course.
- 4-Day Course at Fresh Yoga
- 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.
  • 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.


    One of the unique features of the Summers School of Yin Yoga is that each of the core Training Modules has an online course component. The online 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 get a 90-day free access pass to the online course (a $125 value). To access the online course click here.

    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. You will receive an exclusive access code to the online course via email after signing up (please allow up to a week for processing).

    Course Readings:

    Your Body, Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
    It’s not necessary to read this before the training, but this will serve as your ongoing reference book.

    Suggested Text: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark.

    Here's how to earn credit towards your Summers School of Yin Yoga certification:

    First, anyone can take this training as a standalone module. In other words, you don’t need to be in a Certification track to take this module. But 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.
    To begin the application process: click here

    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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