Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff : Module 2
8th – 13th September 2018
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 the Level 1 training, 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 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.
You will receive a certificate of completion in a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
The syllabuses for both training’s have been submitted to Yoga Alliance through certain Yoga Schools and are part of their 500 hour Teacher Training.
Biff Mithoefer teaches Yin Yoga Teacher trainings and workshops in the U.S 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 Therapeutic 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 Family.
Bety Papadopoulou was born in 1970 in Greece. Has been a High School Teacher for 12 years. She is studying and practising Tai Chi since 2001 and Yoga since 2004, Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Chi Nei Chang, Cranio Sacral Therapy. She is a Vipassana mediator.
At 2011 she did her TTC at Yin Yoga with her teacher and friend Biff MIthoefer and since then she is organizing and being part of the Yin TTC’s in Greece.
She has practiced contemporary dance for 6 years, continues her research through Dance Therapy Schools, “Singing art therapy Werbec – Steiner Anthroposophic Medicine School”, “Gestalt Institute of San Francisco”, “Vinyana -end of life care”.
She feels inspired by many philosophies and cultures, especially Buddhism, applying Buddhism, Taoism and the Indignant Traditions. She wishes to teach and live in a way that empowers the yin energies to sprout and bring more balance and peace to the Global community of Souls. Betty uses her drum, guitar and voice to connect with the clear rhythm of the heart.
She spent four years cooperating with amazing people in Uganda and Burundi in which they created a “You Create Your Own Reality Program, through Creative Arts and Fairy tales” for the children and the youth of the area.
7.00 – 8.30 Creative Flow Yoga with Bety
10.00 – 13.00 Yin Yoga T.T.
Lunch break/ beach/ siesta
16.00 – 19.00 Yin Yoga T.T.
20.30 – 22.00 Quite Yin Class or/ and Kirtan