Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff : Embracing the Yin Path
8th - 13th June 2017
EMBRACING THE YIN PATH
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Formally known as Level 2)
Since the beginning of mankind’s adventure here on Earth, indigenous societies throughout the world have sought guidance through their relationship with archetypal figures. These figures relate to the parts of ourselves that we all share. In this training, we will look at our journey as humans and teachers through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary. We will discuss the connection between these archetypes and the Taoist understanding of the relationship of Yin and Yang. We will use the tools of Yin Yoga, body meditation and intentional sharing to help us experience these archetypes in ourselves. By opening to the wisdom of our own bodies we will begin to feel where we may be out of balance. As Teachers, are we open to our students finding their own path, or are we attached to the out come of our teaching? Like the Visionary, can we see and tell the truth without blame or judgment, or are we wrapped too tightly in our own stories.
This training is a stand-alone training, and is open to anyone who has taken Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing as well as any dedicated yoga students or teachers who are interested in deepening their practice. The training is suitable for teachers and dedicated practitioners. You don’t need to be a teacher or even experienced in Yin, just come with an open heart and a willing mind. The two trainings can be taken in any order.
To create and hold a safe space for peaceful acceptance is the privilege of the Yin teacher. In this 50 hour training, we’ll look at ways we can best support our students in their own journeys as we explore creative and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning through inquiries and explorations of the following themes:
• The practice of holding space
• Body and energy literacy: deepening our range of perception, learning to follow our inner teacher, and supporting others to do the same;
• Embodiment: grounding our teaching in our body
• Collaboration and Community: encouraging mutual support and peer learning, taking our practice into the world;
• Self-Realization and Creativity: exploring and developing our unique strengths and style as teachers;
• Personal Growth and Mindfulness: identifying and addressing our blind spots and ‘growing edges’ as teachers;
• The use of story, poetry and metaphors to invite a deeper somatic experience
This Yin Yoga teacher training is suitable for yoga teachers and practitioners at all levels of yoga experience.
Those who have completed the training and their independent study will receive a certificate of completion for 50 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
The syllabuses for both trainings have been submitted to Yoga Alliance through certain Yoga Schools and are part of their 500 hour Teacher Trainings.
Biff Mithoefer donates all his profits of the Yin T.T. to the Jumtse Project, for the children refuges from Thibet.
7.00 - 8.30 Creative Flow Yoga with Betty
10.00 - 13.00 Yin Yoga T.T.
lunch brake/ beach/ siesta
16.00 - 19.00 Yin Yoga T.T.
20.30 - 22.00 Quite Yin Class or/ and Kirtan
Biff Mithoefer teaches Yin Yoga Teacher trainings and worshops at Nosara Yoga Institute, Omega Institute, Yogaville, and Internationally.
He is a 500-E Yoga Alliance registered teacher and has trained and taught extensively with Don & Amba Stapleton, and has studied Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley.
He has studied shamanism with teachers of the Shapibo tradition of Eastern Peru, and is a student of cross-cultural shamanism, as taught by Angeles Arrien. Biff is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit and co-author of The Therapertic Yoga Kit.
Biff is a founder and director of the Jamtse Sponsorship Project, for the support of Tibetan refuge children. He lives in Vermont with his two sons, Ben and Peter.
Prema was born in Chile. At the age of twelve, she entered an ashram of Bhakti Yoga in Europe. Now, many years later, her natural, gentle zeal for bhakti is embellished with a warm-hearted maturity and an inspiration to share with others what she has imbibed, through the medium of sweet and melodic kirtan.
I was born at 1970 in Greece.
I teach many different kinds of Yoga, Chi Kong, Thai Yoga Massage and Meditation. I assist my teacher Krisnataki in Thai Yoga Massage seminars and Biff Mithoefer in Yin Yoga trainings in Greece and around the world.
My teachings is a combination of the knowledge and the experiences of my life, integrating aspects of contemporary dance, chi kong, and the wisdom of the native traditions.
For four years I cooperated with the N.G.O. “Child Care Foundation” in Uganda.
For me yoga is the best way to live a mindful life, to experience every moment in a sacred manner and as a celebration.
I have traveled to many parts of the world. I feel that every step that we make on this earth is a sacred pilgrimage to the miracle of life itself.