Yin Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Betty & Biff
29th September – 4th October 2020
Betty will be facilitating this course. Biff Mithoefer will be joining us online every evening sharing with us stories of wisdom.
Together we will share Practices of Self Growth, Practices of Love & Kindness: Yin Yoga, Meditation, Chi Qong, Yoga Nidra.
Our intention is to offer a quiet course that can softly assist a need to align with the energy of the season. To align with Nature.
Autumn is the time of the Μetal Element, and in our body is represented by our lungs and large intestine.
Sunshine House will provide us with the appropriate organic food and juices, to assist us to get into an Autumn detoxing mood on a physical, energetic and emotional level.
There will be a limited amount of students in this Autumn course.
“In the autumn we learn more about ourselves, perhaps more than any other season. Autumn marks the end of the growing season, a turning inward. Every goodbye has a sense of loss, so melancholy, sadness are natural emotions that manifest in the autumn season.
The season of Autumn is the time of the teacher archetype. It lies to the west, the direction of the setting sun and invites us to look closely at what we are holding onto, asking us to let go of those things, those stories that are no longer serving us. The end of each day, the beauty of the setting sun, helps us remember that it is the dusk that opens the world to the new rising sun and all the possibilities that it brings.”
Betty was born in Greece in 1970. She was a high school teacher for 12 years teaching finance and social science. She first started practicing Tai Chi in 2001. Her teacher introduced her also to the “art of touch” and to Thai Massage. She attended her first full Thai Yoga Massage Beginners course in 2008 and continued her training and research through a great number of Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Chi Nei Tsang and CranioSacral Therapy courses and trainings throughout the world.
Since then she is also making long personal research about Therapy and Wholeness, the understanding of therapy as a holistic approach. She has been assisting Takis Oikonomou for many years in Greece and abroad where she is also giving workshops. Since 2008 she is practicing Vipassana Meditation. She started practicing Hatha Kriya Yoga in 2004 and since then has been attending numerous seminars and training courses all over the world. At 2011 she did her TTC at Yin Yoga with her teacher and friend Biff Mithoefer, and since 2013 they are working together for his TTC’s in Greece.
Betty is teaching the Module 1 Yin Yoga TTC “The sacred ceremony.” She has practiced contemporary dance for six years, continues her research in life through Dance Therapy Schools, “Gestalt Institute of San Francisco,” “End of Life Care.” She feels inspired by many philosophies and cultures, especially Buddhism and Indigenous Traditions. She has been giving massages in a camp with indigenous people in Canada B.C. and Uganda.
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 indignant people in Uganda and Burundi in which they created a “You Create Your Reality Program, through Creative Arts and Educational Programs” for the children and the youth of the area.
Find out more about Betty on her website: Betty Papadopoulou – Soul Medicine School of Yoga & Thai Massage
Biff teaches Yin Yoga workshops and teacher trainings throughout the U.S. and Internationally. 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.
He 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 refugee children. He lives with his family in Dorset, Vermont.
08:00 – 09:30: Meditation and Morning Yoga
09:30 -11:00: Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00: Yin Yoga Class
13:00 – 17:00: Lunch break/Beach/Siesta
17:00 – 19:00: Yin Yoga Class
19:00 – 20:30: Dinner
20:30 – 21:30: Late Evening Class
For more info and registration please contact Betty at [email protected]
Start Date: 27th Sept at 18.00 with dinner and at 19.30 we will have our first quiet Yin Yoga class.
Finish Date: 4th October, at 14:00 after lunch.
Biff Mithoefer will join us Live at Sunshine House next year for Module 2 and Module 3 Yin Yoga Training.
The exact dates will be announced soon.