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Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff Mithoefer-2018

Sunday 1st July – Friday 6th of July 2018 Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50H certified RYT with Biff Mithoefer_ Part 2: Embracing the Yin Path


This training is a stand-alone training, and is open to anyone who has taken Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing as well as any dedicated yoga students or teachers who are interested in deepening their practice. If you haven’t studied with Biff Mithoefer before and plan on coming to this module only, then you’ll be asked to get a copy of The Yin Yoga Kit, and familiarize yourself with the basic concepts, and do some of the practices in the book or CD. 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 two trainings can be taken in any order. Part 1 and part 2 of these trainings can be taken in any order. 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 of Yin and Yang. As we look within this relationship of Yin and Yang, we can see how important the balance of our Yang Warrior nature and our Yin Healer nature, our Yin Teacher nature and our Yang Visionary nature is for the equanimity of our students and ourselves. 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. Does our strong Warrior nature lack the heart of the Healer? Does our hearts path lack the power of the Warrior? 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. 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.

Teacher Training content

  1. Develop body and energy awareness through Yin practice and body meditation

  2. Learn to follow our “inner teacher” and support others to do the same

  3. 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

  4. Practice using story, poetry, and metaphors to invite a deeper somatic experience

The training will consist of approximately 45 contact hours. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will be asked, during the 30 days following the training, to complete an additional 10 hours of independent study. After completing the independent study, each student will communicate their experience to Biff Mithoefer by mail or email. Your communication won’t be judged or graded, but he will answer all correspondence, and send a certificate of completion in a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. The syllabuses for both 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:

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.

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.

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: triple room: 180€/ Dormitory: 150€/ Camping: 50€ Vegetarian meals: 200€ Training fees: 900€ Transport not included. Information :

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