Josh Summers


Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with Josh Summers

North Shore Yoga–Northfield:
April 12th–14th, 2013
[$380 before 3/29; $420 after 3/29]

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 will include:

  • Learn four essential Yin sequences, with relevant modifications and adjustments
  • Understand the positive physiological effects of Yin Yoga on the connective tissue and joint health
  • Learn about how the Chinese energy system is influenced by the practice of Yin Yoga, with emphasis on meridian and organ health
  • Acquire experiential and theoretical knowledge of the Buddha’s core teachings on mindfulness meditation, which I s 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 with the Yoga Alliance


Friday, April 12th  
11:30am–2:30pm Training
2:30pm–3:30pm 1 hr Break
3:30pm–7:00pm Training


Saturday, April 13th  
8:30am–12:00pm Training
12:00pm–1:30pm 1.5 hr Break
1:30pm–5:00pm Training


Sunday, April 14th  
8:30am–12:00pm Training
12:00pm–1:30pm 1.5 hr Break
1:30pm–4:00pm Training

Josh Summers 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. For more information, please visit his website: