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Formation de Yin Yoga en Anglais du 05/09 au 11/09/21 avec Biff Mithoefer et Cécile Roubaud

module1: Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing


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

  1. Taoist philosophy

  2. The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching

  3. The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.

  4. Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern

  5. Understanding the postures and sequencing a Yin class

  6. 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:

The teachers

Biff Mithoefer

Bi Mithoefer teaches Yin Yoga Teacher trainings and workshopsin the U.S and Internationally.

He is a 500-E Yoga Alliance registered teacher and has trained andtaught 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, astaught by Angeles Arrien. Bi is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit and co-author of The Therapeutic Yoga Kit.

Bi is a founder and director of the Jamtse Sponsorship Project, for the support ofTibetan refuge children. He lives in Vermont with his Family.

Cécile Roubaud (morning classes) :

After succeeding in one of the most prestigious French business school, Cécile decided to quit a promising career in marketing to share what she thought to have a profound meaning: Yoga.Her passion led her to cross the world to study with the mostrenowned teachers (Bi Mithoefer, Bernie Clark, Judith Lasater and Shiva Rea). Cécile is 500 -RYT certi ed (in Ashtanga and Prana Flow (Vinyasa Yoga). She is also certi ed in Yin and Resto-rative Yoga. Since 2005 she loves to transmit a yoga that ts eachindividual properly, respecting one’s own body and nourishingthe mind. Cécile o ers workshops, retreats and teacher trainings

(in Yin Yoga) in France and around the world. She just released the rst book on YinYoga in French « Yin Yoga, Lâcher-Prise-Méditation-Simplicité » (Ed. First)

Retreat Center

In the peaceful alpine place of Samoëns, with an awesome views to the mountains

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

Fees Accommodation on site: studio for 2 : 200€/ triple room: 180€/ Room of 6: 150€/ Yurt of 3: 125€. If you chose to be accommodate outside Le Dojo fees are of: 60€

Vegetarian meals: 200€ Training fees: 990€ Transport not included.

Departures will be after the closing circle Special nights of yoga practices and voice workshop will be organized during the week.

French persons can bene t that Chanting Root is a training organisation registe-red under the number: 82 74 02695 74 (training not validated by the State govern-ment).


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