Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff: Module 2
27th September – 2nd October 2022
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, contact Betty at [email protected]
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.
Find out more about Biff: www.biffmithoeferyoga.com
Betty was born in Greece. 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 practice and research through a high number of Thai Yoga Massage, Ostethai, Chi Nei Tsang, and 8 CranioSacral Therapy Trainings throughout the world.
Betty teaches the 11 days Thai Massage course, “Thai Massage, Yin and Spiritual Medicine”, together with other trainings and workshops around the world.
Since 2008 she is practicing Vipassana Meditation. She started practicing Hatha, Kriya, and Vinyasa Yoga in 2004. In 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” together with many workshops in “Yin & Spiritual Medicine”. She uses her drum, guitar, and voice to connect with the clear rhythm of the heart. She studies psychotherapy at “Client Centered Rogerian Psychotherapy School”.
Betty was following her Tai Chi teacher Tew Bunang into his seminars and research on “End of Life Care”, practicing what she calls “Spiritual Medicine”. She has practiced contemporary dance for six years, continues her research in life through Dance Therapy Schools, Primitive dance and rituals, “Gestalt Institute of San Francisco”, and “End of Life Care”.
She was a high school teacher for 12 years teaching finance and social science. In 2012 she retired. She has worked with Indigenous people in Canada B.C. and for many years in Uganda where she created a program about “creative living” 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: Meditation and 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 – 21.30: Quite Yin Class or/and Kirtan or/and Chi Gong or/and Primitive Dance Rituals