top of page

Samedi 20 – Jeudi 25 août 2016 – Module 3 de la formation de Yin Yoga Teacher avec Biff Mitho


L’art du conte dans l’enseignement du Yin Yoga

L’art du conte est le plus ancien des soins guérisseurs. C’est là beaucoup plus qu’une simple narration d’histoires. Dans son essence, c’est un moyen d’observer et d’intéragir avec le monde à travers des récits qui se déroulent constamment à l’intérieur et autour de nous.

Les contes classiques nous rappellent que nos vies évoluent sans cesse en un mouvement de va et vient permanent ; allant de nos  histoires de jeunesse, qui nous enseignent à triompher; nos histoires de la quarantaine, qui nous aident à transformer ; à nos histoires d’aînées qui nous rappellent que finalement triomphe et transformation doivent laisser place à la transcendance et à l’acceptation.

Dans ces formations, nous explorons le chemin du conteur. Par les récits classiques, nous regarderons comment nos propres histoires de vie peuvent devenir nos récits d’enseignement, et comment en tant que professeur, parent et être humain, l’art du conte nous aide à partager la vérité de notre propre expérience. En  partageant nos récits, nous utiliserons le Yin Yoga, des méditations avec le corps et le son sacré, pour plonger au plus profond de nous-mêmes, là où résident si souvent nos vérités les plus profondes.


Part 3: Storytelling & Yin Yoga


This training is a stand-alone training, and is open to anyone who has taken the part 1 training as well as any dedicated yoga students or teachers who are interested in deepening their practice. If you haven’t studied with Biff Mithoefer, please contact him by email ( to talk about preparation for the training. Part 1, part 2 and 3 of these trainings can be taken in any order, although it can be simpler for less experienced students to take part 1 first.


Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. The way of the storyteller is about more than just telling stories. At it’s core it is a way of seeing and interacting with the world through the stories that are constantly unfolding inside and around us.

Classic teaching stories remind us that our lives ebb and flow; always moving between our youth stories, that teach us to triumph; our mid-life stories, that help us to transform, and our elder stories that remind us that eventually triumph and transformation must give way to transcendence and acceptance.

In these Storytelling trainings we explore the path of the storyteller. Through classic stories we will look at how our own life stories can become our teaching stories, and how as teachers, parents and humans, storytelling helps us share the truth of our own experience. As part of unfolding our stories we will use Yin Yoga, body meditations and sacred sound to look within our own bodies at the places where we so often hold our deepest truths

Total 45 contact hours. Students are then required to do a minimum of 15 hours of independent study

Those who have completed the training and their independent study will receive a certificate of completion for 50 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Graduates of Nosara Yoga Institutes 200 hour certification will receive a certificate signed by Don Stapleton and Biff Mithoefer and will count towards 1000 hour certification with Nosara Yoga Institute.


Biff Mithoefer : Teaches Yin Yoga throughout the U.S. and internationally. 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 refuge children. He lives with his family in Dorset, Vermont.


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, Paul and Suzee Grilley, Shiva Rea, and Geshe Michael Roach. 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.

marta mezzino

Marta Mezzino (Music live, Voice workshop):

Marta’s journey has taken her deeply into the practices of Yoga and healing. Her path is centered on her belief in the importance of connecting to the Earth and to the essence of life.

She has trained in Hatha yoga through the School Yoga Institute and has trained and taught Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer. Her teaching weaves sound vibration and yoga asana, and through drumming and voice, Marta invites us to return to a place deep within ourselves.



arrival in the afternoon

6:30pm Dinner 8-9:30pm Yin Yoga Practice


7-9am Morning practice (meditation and vinyasa yoga) guided by Cécile Roubaud 9-10am Breakfast 10-1pm Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer 1:30- 2:30pm Lunch 3:30-7pm Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer 7pm: Dinner 8pm: Self study Monday 8-10pm & Wednesday 8:30-10pm: special evening sessions


7-9am Morning practice (meditation and vinyasa yoga) guided by Cécile Roubaud Getting the luggage out of the room at 10 am ! 9-10am Breakfast 10am Closing circle

Departures will be after the closing circle

Retreat center


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

Easy access from Geneva by car, also shutlle buses can be organised from Geneva and Cluses.

PricesAccommodation -Triple room + vegetarian meals : 300€

-Dormitory of 6 persons + vegetarian meals: 250€

Vegetarian Food Only: 175€


Early birds (before 20/06/16) : 550€

After: 650€

Limited places

Transport not included but shuttle can be organized from Geneva airport.

French persons can benefit that Chanting Root is a training organisation registered under the number : 82 74 02695 74 (training not validated by the state government).

Information : cecileroubaud(at)hotmail(point)com


bottom of page