Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Level II, Mindfulness Josh Summers

Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Level II, Mindfulness Josh Summers
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Practice and understand the theory of the core aspects of Mindfulness Training: steadiness, presence and wisdom. Explore “Yin” aspects and approaches to meditation, developing “Yin” qualities of mind and heart: receptivity, gentleness, compassion, reflection, stillness and silence.

The Mindfulness Immersion will be structured around the Buddha’s core teaching on Mindfulness — The Satipatthana Sutta — The Sutta on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This text provides a treasure trove of material to share with students in a Yin classroom. Meditative themes will include theoretical and practical approaches to these Four Foundations: Body (kaya), Feeling tones (vedana), Mind-states (citta), and Categories of Experience (dhamma).

For each category of contemplation (ie. body, mind-states, etc), a variety of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ forms of meditative tools will be considered and explored.

Working with the Hindrances (Aversion, Desire, Restlessness, Sleepiness and Doubt): strategies and antidotes.

Develop your ability to hold space, effectively use your voice and explore teaching cues that support the experiential learning and the unfolding insight of your students.

Address approaches teaching meditation in a secular, non-religious manner.

Enliven your sequencing with new poses and variations.

About the author: Josh Summers

Josh Summers

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.

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