Yin Yoga Teacher Training:
Traditional Chinese Meridian Module (50 HR)

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


The 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Traditional Chinese Meridian Module is a comprehensive training in the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its application to the practice and teaching of Yin Yoga. This module is open to serious students and teachers of Yin Yoga who are interested in integrating the profound energetic aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine into their practice and teaching of Yin Yoga.

May 2nd - 5th, 2019
Thursday - Sunday 9 AM - 5:30 PM

Investment: $690 Early bird by April 2nd, 2019, $840 thereafter
Investiment Includes
- 90-day free access to the online preparatory course (see below)
- 4-day live intensive training module at Fresh Yoga
- In-depth teaching manual
- 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 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Traditional Chinese Meridian Module will include:

  • Historical overview of Chinese Medicine’s philosophical origins.
  • Yin and Yang Theory.
  • Five Element Theory and Seasonal Balance.
  • Understand the Vital Substances of Chinese Medicine: Qi, Essence, Blood, and Fluids.
  • Dynamics of Qi, theory and practice.
  • Functions of the Internal Organs, with both Chinese and Western analysis.
  • Learn to locate the essential Meridians of Yin Yoga practice, as well as identify and palpate the power acupuncture points on these channels.
  • Learn the interrelationships of the Yin Organs as they relate to the production, circulation and storage of Qi, Blood, and Essence.
  • Practice sequences and pranayama to harmonize Qi and Blood circulation.
  • Develop ways to speak about this curriculum in theory and practice.
  • Learn to design sequences based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory.
  • Students and teachers with previous foundational Yin Yoga training or instruction are welcome to attend this module.
  • Students will receive a certificate of training which is eligible for Continuing Education Credit (50hrs) with the Yoga Alliance. This Traditional Chinese Meridian 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: 5-10 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:

    Wood Becomes Water, Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life by Gail Reichstein

    Suggested Texts:
    The Spark in the Machine by Daniel Keown.
    The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk.

    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

    Register now at the Fresh Yoga MINDBODY Store click here!

    Coming from out of town? Click here for directions and local accomodations.

    > back to top

    josh summers yin yoga
    Fresh Workshops

    Registration for workshops and teacher training is easy. Click below to open our secure online registration program at MINDBODY, Inc. You can also purchase class cards and gift certificates.

    Save Your Spot Today
    Download Classes

    Fresh Yoga To Go
    Live Streaming Video

    Live-stream full-length Fresh Yoga classes of all levels. Classes have been recorded live in our studio and can be played from your phone, pad or computer! Fresh Live Streaming - Yoga To Go at freshyoga.studiolivetv.com.