CHINESE MEDICINE FOR YOGA ONLINE
Explore the ancient wisdom of Chinese and Taoist Medicine on and off your mat.
Meridians. Practice. Theory.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can seem pretty complicated at first. There's meridians, reading your tongue, the five elements, and so much more...
Plus, if you practice or teach yoga it can be confusing how Traditional Chinese Medicine and the meridian system relate to the yoga system and postures.
But the truth is: you don't need to master Chinese Medicine to benefit from it. Whether you're a yoga student or a yoga teacher, whether you practice yin yoga or any active form of yoga, Chinese Medicine for Yoga will enrich your life, your yoga practice, and your teaching.
It's possible to go from confusion and overwhelm to having a really solid foundation to offer your students or bring into your own life.
Our yoga school is a Registered Yoga School (RYS®) with Yoga Alliance and a continuing education YACEP provider so students receive a certificate and can use their 20 hours for continuing education training credit if they desire.
500CYT of Therapeutic Yoga, BC Canada
"The Chinese Medicine for Yoga" online course provides an in-depth understanding of the body's internal pathways (Meridians), and how to nourish energetic flow and organs using yoga postures. Comprehensive materials including handouts & demonstration videos featuring Dr.J. Raye in practice offer opportunities to incorporate this new knowledge in my yoga practice and classes. Thank you,"
"Having done my yin teacher training earlier this year, I really wanted to learn more about TCM and how to apply it during my yoga classes. Jennifer's course has given me a great foundation with this and I'm really looking forward to using some of my newfound knowledge in my teaching practices. Jennifer has such a lovely, warm and friendly glow about her, she explains things really clearly and offers a really wonderful insight into all aspects of TCM and how we can use it both on and off our yoga mats. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Chinese Medicine, whether they are yoga practitioners or teachers themselves. Thank you so much!"
Yoga Teacher Warwickshire, UK
Find new ways to understand your body, your health, and your yoga practice.
As a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, herbalist, acupuncturist, and E-RYT 500 yoga and mindfulness teacher and student, I've been combining yoga and Chinese Medicine principles for over a decade.
During many of the yoga trainings I've offered, I've heard from students and teachers who want to incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into their yoga and their life. So I created this course: Chinese Medicine for Yoga.
Chinese Medicine for Yoga is designed to provide an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and the associated meridian system. It will give you practical guidance in using this ancient healing art in your yoga practice or teaching, and it will help you live a healthier life too!
SIGN UP AND RECEIVE:
- Access to an exclusive online portal which contains all of the course materials (videos, audios, readings, handouts, etc.)
- OVER 35 VIDEO TUTORIALS on topics related to Chinese Medicine, yoga, yin yoga, the five elements, meridians, anatomy, and more.
- 5 EXPERIENTIAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL YOGA PRACTICE VIDEOS demonstrating how to use Chinese Medicine during a yoga practice
- Weekly emails with extra insights and complete instructions
- DOWNLOADABLE DIAGRAMS, READINGS and MANUALS that accompany the video tutorials to further enhance your learning
- A 20 HOUR CERTIFICATE and YOGA ALLIANCE CREDIT (20 CEU'S)
- LIFETIME ACCESS (for the lifetime of the course you will have full access to all updates)
- Full time access to a technical support team to help with any concerns
- Very secure payment processing (SSL security certificate)
IN THIS COURSE YOU’LL LEARN:
MODULE 1: Chinese Medicine Theory and Foundations
- Overview of Chinese Medicine Theory
- Yin and Yang
- The Vital Substances (Qi, Blood, Shen, Essence, and Body Fluids)
- How to Assess and Determine your Imbalance using the Eight Principles (Internal/External, Hot/Cold, Excess/Deficiency, Yin/Yang)
- The Origins of Disease
- The Six Pathogens (Wind, Cold, Heat, Damp, Dryness, and Summer Heat)
- Examples and Applications
MODULE 2: The Meridians and Acupressure
- How the Meridian System Works
- How to Use Acupressure and Specific Acupressure Points to Use
- Meridian Locations and Pathways
- Using the Meridians in your Yoga Practice
MODULE 3: The Five Elements and Applications in Yoga
- The Five Elements (Water Wood, Fire, Metal, and Earth)
- The Organs in Harmony and Disease
- Emotions in Chinese Medicine and How they Relate to Health and Disease
- How to Apply Chinese Medicine in your Yoga Practice and Teaching
- Sequencing a Yoga Practice based on the principles of Chinese Medicine and Meridian Theory
- Experiential and Instructional Yoga Practices for Each Element
MODULE 4: Organ Patterns and Energetics
- Learn about each set of paired organs and take a deep dive into common imbalances.
- Learn yoga practices for each organ system.
- Q&A replays with Jennifer to answer common questions.
MODULE 5: Extra Considerations
- The Four Examinations
- How to Read Your Tongue to Understand your Health
- Cooking with the Five Flavors according to Chinese Medicine
- Eating with the Seasons
- Women’s Health and Chinese Medicine
- Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine
STUDENT COURSE FEEDBACK:
Yoga student, USA
"I specifically liked the handouts and the videos - excellent! I have benefited from Chinese Medicine for Yoga Online because it's enhanced my knowledge of the meridians and how to apply them to yoga poses. I would recommend this course without reservation! It was great!!"
"I loved the mixture of videos and printouts, they were all very helpful. It's given me a deeper understanding of TCM for my yin yoga teaching and my other therapies. I would recommend this course. It's very informative and enjoyable and perfect for yin teachers or anyone with an interest in TCM. Thank you for a lovely course. I love having the printouts to refer back to. I'm really happy I signed up."
Yoga Teacher, Complementary Health Therapist, UK
Yoga Teacher, University English Teacher, Scotland/China
"As a newly-certified teacher of yin yoga, I took Jennifer's course to deepen my understanding of Chinese medicine and I really enjoyed it. Jennifer explains difficult concepts in a clear and concise way, and I particularly liked the videos explaining the location of the various meridians. I'd recommend the course to anyone looking for an easy-to-follow introduction to Chinese medicine.""
MEET YOUR GUIDE
LICENSED TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER AND E-RYT 500+ YOGA TEACHER
Jennifer Raye holds a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a licensed practitioner, acupuncturist, and herbalist. She is also a published author, an ERYT 500 (experienced) yoga and meditation teacher, and a holistic nutritionist. Jennifer has been combining yoga and Chinese Medicine principles for over a decade in addition to over 17 years of study and practice in holistic medicine.
Steeped in the wisdom of Buddhist mindfulness and deep respect for the beauty and magic of the natural world, Jennifer's teachings emphasize true self-care and are holistic and therapeutic.
Her offerings reflect her varied expertise in the fields of contemplative practice and integrative medicine, and her extensive background and training create a learning environment that is deeply informed and instructive.
Jennifer has worked with thousands of students and clients all over the world. She teaches classes, retreats, and teacher training related to yoga, therapeutic movement, anatomy, Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, seasonal wellness, nutrition, mindfulness. She has also been faculty at a number of educational institutions along with running her private medical practice.
For more info about Jennifer visit: jenniferraye.com
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MORE HAPPY STUDENTS FROM TCM FOR YOGA:
"The course was very professionally done and the format was great. Delivery of material was on point and easy to follow. I now have a deeper understanding. I would recommend this course. You have a great screen presence and a deep knowledge as well as passion. Thank you!"
"I specifically liked the clear outline and content. Chinese Medicine for Yoga Online has deepened my understanding for teaching yin yoga. I would recommend this course. I enjoyed the course."
Yoga Teacher Trainer, Studio Owner, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Florida, USA
"I specifically liked the videos that went along with the meridian handouts. I am able to really sense and feel the meridians in my yoga practice. I feel like this gives me more insight into my practice and a connection both physically and energetically to the organic body. I would recommend this course. It was clear and accessible with lots of great information""
“I benefitted from learning more about where the meridians run, and good tips on poses and postures to affect them. Oh I would recommend this course, and I already have to a yoga friend. I talk about your course at our center and how I feel I have benefited from it. I found your course very interesting. I was impressed with how good and informative your videos appear. I'll look into your other courses, so we'll meet again. Thank you.”
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MORE STUDENT PRAISE:
"I’d highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Yin yoga or TCM. This is a very comprehensive yet easy to follow and understand course! Great job! I had been searching for a TCM course for a while and I’m really happy I found this one! The videos are truly amazing! Since I can go at my own pace it has helped me to take my time in absorbing the material. Thank you for putting this course together.” "
"It is a fantastic course, one that can benefit everyone. It gives power to the person, so if they go to their doctor, they have more information about their situation and can look at it on many levels. There were so many specific features I liked. I found the video first and then the pdf a wonderful format. I now have a better understanding of Chinese Medicine. Since I work with Reiki clients, knowledge about emotions linked to the organ systems has been instrumental. And then learning how to target the systems with yoga asanas is just great. Yes, I would recommend this course. For all the reasons I stated before and it's organized well, is not too detailed and gives the student a feeling of accomplishment and knowledge."
"Yes, I would recommend this course. I was unsure if the material would be beyond the scope of my understanding, but I did not find this to be the case. I now employ most of the teachings gleaned from this course. I greatly benefited from discussion and materials on elements and postures to work with the elements. Thank you for the wisdom you impart.""
“It covered a lot of aspects, so the information is suitable for integrating into a class. I also like the fact that I can revisit the course whenever I like. Chinese Medicine for Yoga Online has given me a broad knowledge of how the meridians, organs, elements, seasons and foods are inter-related. This information will add a new dimension to my classes, and probably to my personal practice. I would recommend this course.The videos are easy to listen to and Jennifer speaks in an animated and interesting way. Nothing is too "heavy duty" so it doesn't become boring or daunting. Thank you and Namaste!”