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Yin Foundations with Josh Summers

  • all saints church 90 Hamilton Road Wellington, Wellington, 6021 New Zealand (map)

This is by far THE BEST yoga training course I’ve ever taken. Josh is a joy to work with. He is a fount of knowledge with NO ego! A rare combination. I was able to implement my new knowledge immediately upon returning to teaching and my students enjoyed that additional information. It’s all about tension and compression and a Dragon-A-Day!’

The 50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Foundations Module 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 four 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 also a core module in the Summers School of Yin Yoga and can be applied to a  200-hour and 300-hour certification program.

Here’s how the program works:

Register for the live teacher training module by clicking the button below.


  • Lifetime access to the online preparatory course (see below)

  • 4-day live intensive training module

  • In-depth teaching manual


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).

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:


Early bird before April 1st 2020 $1100 after this date $1300

Meet your teacher

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 founded the Summers School of Yin Yoga and now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe.For more information, please visit his website: