Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff : Module 2
24th – 29th September 2021
The Yin path is about acceptance and connection.
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 between 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 outcome 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.
THIS TRAINING INCLUDES
- Develop body and energy awareness through Yin practice and body meditation
- Learn to follow our “inner teacher” and support others to do the same
- Explore and develop our unique strengths and styles as teachers and individuals through our relationship with the healer, warrior, teacher, and visionary archetypes that are part of us all
- Practice using 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.
For more info about the training, visit Biff’s website.
The syllabuses for both Module 1 and Module 2 trainings have been submitted to Yoga Alliance through certain Yoga Schools and are part of their 500 hour Teacher Trainings. If you have any questions about Yoga Alliance or the training, please feel free to email Biff at [email protected]
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.
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
07.00 – 08.30: Creative Flow Yoga with Betty
08.30 -10.00: Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00: Yin Yoga T.T.
13.00 – 16.00: Lunch break/Beach/Siesta
16.00 – 19.00: Yin Yoga T.T.
19.00 – 20.30: Dinner
20.30 – 22.00: Quite Yin Class or/and Kirtan