Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 with Betty – ”The Sacred Ceremony”

17th – 23th June 2019

Yin Yoga uses gentle long-held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of ourselves.

This Training, formally known as Level 1, is a stand-alone course. In this 7-day training we will look at how this practice, with its ancient yogic roots, can affect our physical and emotional bodies. Through this understanding, we will explore ways to lead a Yin class and to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any practice. We will also share many simple and playful practices, to broaden our experience as yoga teachers, and to approach Yin Yoga and Life with an open and clear heart. Yin Yoga is a beautiful ceremony. It vibrates in different rhythms and traditions, recites poetry, follows our heartbeat and it’s subject is always Love.

The training includes:
  • Practices of Self-growth: Yin and Spiritual medicine
  • Practices of Love and Kindness
  • The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching
  • The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.
  • Understanding Fascia – Theory and Techniques – Trauma & Yin Yoga
  • Yin Yoga Anatomy  – Body movement: mechanism and limitations – Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern (li)
  • Meridian theory and application
  • Yin Yoga and the five elements – Theory and practices
  • Understanding the postures and sequencing of a Yin class
  •  What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice
  • and much more.

Betty Papadopoulou

Betty was born in Greece at 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 started practicing Hatha Kriya Yoga at 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. She is practicing Vipassana Meditation since 2008. She attended her first full Thai Yoga Massage Beginners course in 2008 and continued her practice and research through a high number of Thai Yoga Massage, Ostethai, Chi Nei Tsang and CranioSacral Therapy courses and trainings throughout the world. She is teaching the Thai Yoga Massage Beginners Course “Thai, Yin and Spiritual Medicine” together with many other workshops on Thai massage and therapy.

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, applying Buddhism, Taoism, and the Indignant Traditions. She has worked with Indignant people at 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.

07:00 – 09:00: Morning chanting / Different morning practices / Vinyasa Flow Yoga
09:00 – 10:00: Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00: Yin Yoga TTC
13:00 – 16:00: Lunch/Pool/Beach/Siesta
16:00 – 19:00: Yin Yoga TTC
19:00: Dinner/ Sauna
20:30 – 22:00: Kirtan/ Dance therapy/Yin yoga/Chi Kong

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.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion in a 60 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

For more info and registration please contact Bety at [email protected]

Start Date: 17th June at 18.00 with dinner and at 19.30 quite Yin class
Finish Date: 23th June at 14.00 with lunch included.

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