Sunday 6st – Friday 11th of September 2020
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff Mithoefer_ module1: Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing

Details

In this six day training we examine the philosophical, anatomical and energetic aspects of Yin Yoga.
We look at the relationship of Yin and Yang from a Taoist point of view. By understanding this relationship and the archetypes of Yin and Yang we can understand more clearly what the practice of Yin Yoga is really about.
By studying anatomy as it applies to a Yin practice, we gain a basic understanding
of the relationship of Yin and Yang within the body. We look at the movement of
energy through the Taoist meridian system, examining how it can be affected by Yin
postures. This anatomical approach and the understanding of how energy may be affected in the practice helps us create a practice for ourselves and our students. Much of the time during this first training is spent examining the postures themselves.
We look at how each posture can affect us from a physical, energetic, and emotional
point of view. With this holistic approach, we develop the tools needed to create a sequence and class that reflects our own unique point of view and individual practice.

Teacher Training content

  • Taoist philosophy
  • 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.
  • Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern
  • Understanding the postures and sequencing a Yin class
  • What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice

The training will consist of approximately 45 contact hours. In order to receive a certificate of completion, I will ask each student, during the 30 days following the training, to complete an additional 5 hours of independent study. After completing the independent study, each student will communicate their experience to me by mail or email. Your communication won’t be judged or graded and upon completion each participant will receive a certificate reflecting 50 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher TrainingIf you have any questions about Yoga Alliance or the training, please feel free to email: biff@sover.net.

The teachers

Biff Mithoefer

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.
http://www.biffmithoeferyoga.com

Cécile Roubaud (morning classes) :

After many years studying the body through dancing, Cécile started her Yoga journey with Hatha Yoga in 2002 in Paris. As she discovered Ashtanga Yoga, a few years later in Mexico, she got passionate about it, which led her to cross the world to learn more about it. Since 2009 she is as well exploring the benefits of Yin Yoga that she discovered in Canada with Bernie Clark. Cécile is 500 -RYT certified and offers continuing education and teacher trainings of Yin Yoga around the world. Her sources of inspiration are mainly: Biff Mithoefer, Bernie Clark, Judith Lasater and Shiva Rea. Cécile is passionate about passing on her knowledge gained from studying with wordly renowned yoga masters. She is dedicated to her students, helping them discover their own great potential and power.
www.ashtanga-yoga-annecy.com

Retreat Center

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In the peaceful alpine place of Samoëns, with an awesome views to the mountains
https://contactledojo.wixsite.com/dojodelapiaz

Easy access from Geneva by car, also shuttle buses can be organized.

Fees

Accommodation on site: triple room: 180€/ Dormitory: 150€/ Camping: 50€
Vegetarian meals: 200€
Training fees: 990€
Transport not included.
Information : cecileroubaud@hotmail.com